• Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin), the host of the Stage 2 finish of the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, has announced its two-day schedule of events leading up to the race finish. A-Basin is a new host venue for the race, now in its fifth year, which is billed as the most [&hellip...

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    Resorts Beckon Independence Day Fun

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    It used to be that after the lifts closed, resorts hung up the Gone Fishin’ sign for the summer. Not anymore. In the summer months, Colorado Ski Country turns into Colorado Bike Country, or Colorado Hike Country, or Colorado Festival Country – although that one doesn’t roll off...

  • Currently with direct non-stop flights from four major cities on two different airlines, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) are pleased to announce not only a new flight market, but also a new airline to its regional airport for the...

  • April Showers in Colorado Ski Country = Powder Weekend

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    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    *UPDATED with new snow totals*

    Mother Nature is giving skiers and snowboarders a reminder that April is typically the second-snowiest month in Colorado Ski Country. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: Vintage Hairstyles and Ski Outfits at Copper Mountain

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Selfie Sweepstakes

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    Victoria Ski Selfie Sweepstakes image

    After being named by the Oxford English Dictionary as the Word of the Year back in 2013, selfie has become a fixture of our vocabulary. Selfies are something that many of us snap on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country. So, we’re asking you to share your best selfie with us in our Ski Selfie of the Year sweepstakes on our Facebook page.

    Submit a selfie image (a self-taken photo) of yourself and yourself only (sorry, no group photos due to privacy rules), skiing, snowboarding, or enjoying the activities or scenery at a CSCUSA member resort for a chance to win Icelantic skis, Flylow apparel, and more.

    Must be 18 to enter the Ski Selfie Sweepstakes. Read the rules and enter the contest.

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  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2015 Aspen Highlands Schneetag

    on April 14 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Events | by | with Comments Off on Congratulations to the Winners of the 2015 Aspen Highlands Schneetag

    Aspen Highlands Schneetag

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Closing Day at Aspen Highlands went out with a splash at Schneetag as teams attempted to float across a giant pond on a craft they had built. Snowmass also wrapped up the season yesterday under sunny skies with great spring skiing and riding conditions. Up next, Aspen Mountain will close for the season on Sunday, April 19. Continue Reading

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  • The Beach at Arapahoe Basin is a Spring Skiing Sensation

    on April 13 | in Arapahoe Basin | by | with Comments Off on The Beach at Arapahoe Basin is a Spring Skiing Sensation

    Arapahoe Basin

    Arapahoe Basin

    Arapahoe Basin’s Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as “The Beach.” The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, and is the perfect spot to kick back between runs with family and friends. It’s a scene unique to the Basin, and a guaranteed good time. Continue Reading

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  • Jammy-Packin’ in Colorado Ski Country

    on April 12 | in General, Insider Secrets | by | with Comments Off on Jammy-Packin’ in Colorado Ski Country

    Fashion and function are awkward bedfellows when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. Some say that style trumps all – these folks can be seen at nearly any aprés spot, prominently displaying their brand name, slope-chic couture. Others claim that function is what matters, as evidenced by their devotion to cheap hardware store work gloves and the duct tape patches on their Gore-Tex. So which group is right? Style or substance? Fashion or function? Being seen, or being seen skiing? Colorado Ski Country USA’s Mountain Correspondent hit the slopes to find out…

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2014/15 Season Industry Award Winners

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    2014-15 Snow Conference Award Winners

    L-R: Patrick Torsell, Chris Branstetter, Tyler Reynolds, Emily Barker

    Colorado Ski Country USA recognized the unsung heroes of the Colorado ski industry through the Snowmaker, Slope Groomer, and Terrain Master of the Year awards held Thursday, April 9 in Grand Junction, CO. Before skiers and snowboarders wake up, snowmakers, groomers, and terrain masters are hard at work delivering the consistent snow surfaces and thrilling terrain parks guests at ski areas and resorts have come to expect.

    Below is a list of this year’s award winners. Continue Reading

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  • Spring Fling Ski Demo this Saturday at Loveland Ski Area

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    Spring Fling Ski Demo

    Keri Bascetta, Loveland Ski Area

    Skiers are invited to test next season’s models from the best independent ski manufacturers this Saturday, April 11 at the Spring Fling Ski Demo at Loveland Ski Area, sponsored by Skiing Magazine. With spring conditions around the mountain at their best, participating guests can give the skis a full test drive, unlike at early-season demos where terrain is limited. Continue Reading

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  • The Ultimate Snowmobiler Returns to Crested Butte this Weekend

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    Crested Butte Ultimate Snowmobiler

    After the lifts close for skiing and riding, Crested Butte Mountain Resort brings back the second annual Ultimate Snowmobiler, three days of snowmobile mayhem right at the base of the resort.

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  • The Life of a Pond Skimmer

    on April 8 | in Copper Mountain, Events | by | with Comments Off on The Life of a Pond Skimmer

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    They are merely jesters in the court of ski. For one day each spring people laugh, and jeer, and cheer for them, but few truly understand.

    For they are the pro pond skimmers, an elite group of intrepid skiers and riders around the globe that put body before wits in an icy quest to reach the far side of a pool-sized slushy.

    Scott Loveless of Copper Mountain is one such skimmer, and his time to shine like an ice berg is coming up April 18 as Copper Mountain hosts the 4th Annual Red Bull SlopeSoakers. We recently caught up with Scott to learn more about the life of a pond skimmer. Continue Reading

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