As the days grow longer, warmer, and sunnier, it’s important to remember that there’s lots of skiing still to be had in Colorado Ski Country. In fact, March is historically the snowiest month in Colorado and April is the second-snowiest. As if the warm sun, blue sky, and soft snow isn’t enticing enough, lift ticket and lodging deals abound as well. Below is a roundup of recently announced pass products and lodging deals offered by CSCUSA members aimed exclusively at spring skiers and snowboarders.
In addition, several resorts are already selling their 2015-16 season passes, and skiers and snowboarders who put their deposits down today can lock in the best prices. There are several new multi-resort season pass products available as well. A summary of available 2015/16 season pass products is below. Continue ReadingRead More »
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 3.7 percent during the second period of the 2014/15 season, defined as January 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015, compared to the same period of the prior year. Continue ReadingRead More »
By Kristen Lummis, www.braveskimom.com
It always seems sunnier at Purgatory.
Maybe it’s the latitude, for along with Wolf Creek, Purgatory is one of Colorado’s southernmost resorts. Maybe it’s the incredible contrast between the azure ski and the San Juan mountains that encircle the resort. Or perhaps it’s Colorado’s version of southern hospitality, where everyone is chill and smiles are as abundant as the snow.
Whatever the cause, the skiing is good and the air is warm in springtime at Purgatory. The snow is still abundant, the sun is brilliant, the days are long and the special events are many. Continue ReadingRead More »
Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne Resorts jointly launched the new and revolutionary M.A.X. Pass last week. This “Multi-Alpine Experience” ski pass gives skiers and snowboarders access to 22 unique and legendary mountains across North America for the 2015-2016 season. M.A.X. Passholders can experience five days at each of the 22 participating resorts with a total of 110 days on the slopes and no blackout dates for US$699 for adults, US$499 for teens (ages 13–17), US$249 for kids (ages 6-12), and US$29 for children (5 and under). These introductory prices are available for a limited time. Continue ReadingRead More »
By Greg Packer, born and raised in Steamboat Springs, CO
My parents met in Steamboat Springs in 1976. My mom found her way to Steamboat after her car broke down just outside of town. My dad had taken a trip west but ran out of money to make it back home. Both of them landed what they thought were going to be temporary jobs in Steamboat, but after a short period of time, neither of them could overcome the power of the Yampa Valley mystique. Several years later, I was born.
Born and raised in Steamboat, a.k.a Ski Town USA ®, I grew up with a view of the world through Champagne Powder ® glasses (actually they were goggles). The wisdom bestowed on me during my childhood spent in one of the top ski destinations in the country, taught me more than just how to ski, but rather how to live, what to do, and how to act. Continue ReadingRead More »
By Rachel Walker
While Colorado is full of family-friendly resorts, sometimes you just need to leave the baggage kids at home and get away to feed the beast. For this, I went to Telluride. In late January, I kissed my kids and husband goodbye, hopped on a short flight from Denver to Montrose/Telluride Regional Airport, and spent the next three days skiing my brains out.
Here’s what I learned about this terrific, remote destination: Continue ReadingRead More »
After months of planning, a Senior Instructor with the United States Army surprised his family with his homecoming at Monarch Mountain. Ryan O’Harra hadn’t seen his wife and three children since July of 2014.
“We are so glad to have been a part of Ryan’s plan to surprise his family,” said Jessie Smith, Marketing Coordinator. “It was such a special project, and not something you get to do every day.” Continue ReadingRead More »