• Photo: Jay Grimes, Monarch Mountain

    When you’re a ski area, being open by Thanksgiving is the gold standard, a way for tourists and locals alike to celebrate the start of the holiday season working off the turkey and stuffing by wearing out unseasoned muscles on the slopes. But when you don’t make snow, it’s out of...

  • There's nothing quite like hitting open road with friends. Photo courtesy of Silverton Mountain.

    No Car? No Problem. With the rise of services like Über, Zipcar, and Lyft, getting around without owning a vehicle has never been easier. Punch a few buttons, and “ta-da,” your ride rolls up – a blessing for carless college kids and millennials alike. As useful as these programs might be...

  • Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    Resorts Across the State Offer Free Skiing for Young Participants As part of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts’ commitment to providing an enjoyable and affordable ski vacation for families, many resorts offer free skiing for kids. By waiving a lift ticket fee for kids under a certain age...

  • Wolf Creek to Open for Thanksgiving Weekend

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    Sunrise over snowmaking on Nova. Photo by Kevin Blue, courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski Area.

    Sunrise over snowmaking on Nova. Photo by Kevin Blue, courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski Area.

    Wolf Creek Ski Area will be open Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving weekend with the beginner lift, Nova, operating from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Ski School will offer classes for both adults and children, including the Wolf Pup Program. Ski and snowboard rentals will be available, along with Treasure Sports. The Wolf Creek Lodge will be serving a limited (but delicious!) menu. Www.WolfCreekSki.com will be updated with more detailed information as the holiday approaches. 

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  • Eldora Mountain Resort Delaying Opening

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    In an attempt to provide sensational snow conditions for our guests, Eldora Mountain Resort is delaying its snowmaking operations for Opening Day, originally planned for Friday, November 18th.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Plans to Welcome Guests for the Holiday Season

    on November 15 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Dining and Nightlife, Eldora, Events, Granby Ranch, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    Photo by Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    Santa Sightings, Festive Events and Promotions to Ring in the Holidays  in the High Country

    As temperatures drop in the mountains and the weather forecast finally says snow, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are ready to ring in the winter holidays with lodging packages, fun family activities, and a variety of festive holiday events. Featuring sleigh rides, torchlight parades, holiday fine dining on the mountain, skiing with Santa in his natural habitat, and New Year’s fireworks across the state, guests at Colorado’s ski resorts can celebrate the winter holidays as they were meant to be experienced.

    Below are highlights of some of the holiday activities and programs visitors to CSCUSA resorts can enjoy in the coming weeks:

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  • Copper Mountain Pass Holders Can Now Ski Powder Mountain

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    Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay

    Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay

    Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort and Utah’s Powder Mountain Resort are now offering 2016/17 Season Passholders the opportunity to visit both resorts as part of their season pass benefits. Copper Mountain Season Passholders receive three free days at Powder Mountain, and Powder Mountain Season Passholders receive three free days at Copper Mountain.

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  • Opening Day at Loveland [Video]

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    Nov. 10, 2016 at Loveland Ski Area. Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    Nov. 10, 2016 at Loveland Ski Area. Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    Loveland Ski Area opened up yesterday for the 2016-2017 season. Loveland opened 1 top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run mad up the opening day run which is over a mile in length and nearly 1,000 vertical feet. Opening day also featured several terrain park obstacles for skiiers and snowboarder. Check out the video below to see some of the action.

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  • Winter Park Resort to Open November 23

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    Snowmaking crews have been working around the clock to put the “winter” back in Winter Park.  (Carl Frey / Winter Park Resort)

    Snowmaking crews have been working around the clock to put the “winter” back in Winter Park. (Carl Frey / Winter Park Resort)

    Due to an Indian Summer that has segued into an Indian Fall, Winter Park Resort has made the decision to delay their original opening and will open for the 2016-17 ski/snowboard season on Wednesday, November 23. Keep an eye on CSCUSA’s Resort Season Dates page for up to date information on ski resort openings in Colorado.

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  • Steamboat Begins Snowmaking

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    Photo by Larry Pierce courtesy of Steamboat Mountain Resort.

    Photo by Larry Pierce courtesy of Steamboat Mountain Resort.

    Cold Overnight Temperatures Prompt Snowmaking Crews To Begin Building Base in Anticipation of Opening Day

    Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin building the resort’s snow base in anticipation of Opening Day for the 2016/17 winter season. 

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  • Gabby Noyes, 8, Wins Sunlight Mini-Mayor Election

    on November 9 | in Sunlight | by | with No Comments

    New Mini Mayor

    Newly Formed Office of Mini-Mayor Gives Voice to Local Young Skiers and Riders.

    Gabby Noyes, 8, of Silt, Colo., won Sunlight Mountain Resort’s inaugural Mini-Mayor election by just 26 votes over incumbent Mini-Mayor Elijah Mattson of New Castle, Colo. Noyes tallied 3,433 votes over Mattson’s 3,407 votes. Nearly 10,000 votes were cast in the election.

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  • Colorado Ski Country’s 2016-17 Bucket List

    on November 8 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Cooper, Crested Butte, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Silverton, Ski Cooper, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Uncategorized, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    It's time to make the good ol' Bucket List. Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    It’s time to make the good ol’ Bucket List. Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    Life is too short to ski the same run at the same resort for a whole season. Spice up your season with some challenges and create goals that will get you outside of your comfort zone, or at least get you to look at the season in a different way. All you’ll need is a little motivation… and maybe a hashtag. Here is Colorado Ski Country’s 2016-17 #SkiBucketList, hamburgers included.

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  • Copper Mountain Reschedules Opening Day to Friday, Nov. 18

    on November 7 | in Copper Mountain | by | with No Comments

    Opening Day 2015 at Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay.

    Opening Day 2015 at Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay.

    Copper Mountain has made the decision to delay Opening Day for the 2016/17 winter season from Friday, Nov. 11 to Friday, Nov. 18. Copper Mountain takes great pride in providing an exceptional top to bottom skiing and riding experience for Opening Day year after year (last year skiers and boarders were treated to a bonafide powder day on Opening Day). Though the resort’s snowmaking team has been hard at work since October 3rd, unseasonably warm temperatures have limited snowmaking production and hindered the ability to create a product up to Copper’s standards.

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