• Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    The new Kokomo Express High Speed Quad Chairlift to open Winter 2017 Gated access lift pass technology to be installed The Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper Mountain will be the longest alpine coaster in North America Woodward Copper WreckTangle to open Summer 2017 Today Copper Mountain Resort...

  • Photo by Larry Pierce courtesy of Steamboat.

    Spring Hits Colorado Ski Country

    Mar 23 | 470 Views | No Comments

    Spring has officially arrived at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas and resorts with longer and warmer days and spring skiing conditions. In addition to great events for the whole family, guests should check the weather report and the Colorado Ski Country snow report for a chance to ski...

  • Fresh snow on Chicago Ridge. Photo by Scott DW Scott.

    5 Reasons to Spend A Weekend at Cooper

    Mar 22 | 828 Views | 2 Comments

    Cooper is an unpretentious outpost and the perfect place to learn to ski and ride. Each winter, our family spends one to two weekends at Cooper. Compare Cooper’s stats some of the behemoth resorts down the road, and it’s easy to overlook Cooper’s unassuming 400 acres. Yet this storied ski...

  • Top Tips for Getting Toddlers on Board with Skiing and Snowboarding

    on February 20 | in Copper Mountain, Insider Secrets, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Steamboat, Winter Park | by | with 1 Comment

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    For seamless days on the slopes with the family, you need to strategize.

    There is little in this world more precious than the vision of a toddler bundled in a snowsuit, helmet, goggles and ski boots. Talk about a photo op. But getting the smallest of skiers and riders—the toddler set—onto the slopes can feel like a monumental undertaking. Some would say getting to the top of the Seven Summits is easier than getting pint-size skiers to the top of the Magic Carpet. Just remember, you’ll be jumping off cornices with these bundles of joy by the time they’re teenagers.

    What follows are tips for skiing and riding with tots.

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  • Hop Aboard Colorado’s Other Ski Train

    on February 16 | in Sunlight | by | with 1 Comment

     Amtrak to Glenwood Springs drops skiers at Sunlight’s Doorstep

    Did you know there’s more than one ski train in Colorado? Amtrak’s California Zephyr is exactly that, dropping skiers and riders off daily in Glenwood Springs, the home of Sunlight Mountain Resort, where walkup adult lift tickets are just $63.

    Not only do you get to bypass I-70, you don’t need a car once you arrive in town. Everything from restaurants to lodging to hot springs is within walking distance of the Glenwood Springs Train Depot. When you’re ready to hit the slopes, Sunlight’s shuttle service will transport you to and from the mountain from several Glenwood Springs accommodations.

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  • Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Schedule and World Cup Village Program Unveiled

    on February 16 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Dining and Nightlife, Events, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snowmass, Uncategorized | by | with 1 Comment

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    2015 Nature Valley Aspen Winternational – Aspen, CO
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    Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series Bands Announced

    Aspen Snowmass announces the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals event schedule for the World Cup Village as well as three nights of free Bud Light Hi-Fi concert performances in Wagner Park, located downtown Aspen. The events will be part of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals scheduled Mar. 15-19, featuring the top alpine ski racers in the world vying for the coveted crystal globes on the famed slopes of Aspen Mountain. Complimentary viewing will be available in the grandstands, along the course and in the designated Audi Fan Zones.

    The World Cup Village will be located downtown Aspen in Wagner Park, and will include a big screen for live race viewing along with a full schedule of activities, parties, food, bar with daily après specials and concerts. Each day will host a themed party after the official awards have been presented in the finish arena. All events and activities in the World Cup Village are free and open to the public.

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  • A Family Weekend at Sunlight Mountain

    on February 13 | in Sunlight | by | with 1 Comment

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    My husband and daughter’s first time at Sunlight

    It was all about family time – and it ended up being just that.

    One of the reasons our family goes skiing is so we can be active together. We all know how difficult it can be to get the whole family together, let alone out in nature doing a physical activity. That is one of the many reasons why we chose Sunlight Mountain Resort and Glenwood Springs for a mini family vacation last weekend.

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  • Loveland’s 26th Annual Mountaintop Matrimony

    on February 9 | in Events, Loveland | by | with No Comments

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    –  Marry Me & Ski Free –

    Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017

    Loveland Ski Area’s 26th Annual Marry Me & Ski For Free Mountaintop Matrimony is this Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The Mountaintop Matrimony is one of Loveland’s most popular events of the year and 75-100 participating couples are expected at this year’s event.  If you haven’t seen a newlywed couple skiing down the mountain in full wedding attire, this is your chance!  The Mountaintop Matrimony is for couples getting married or renewing their vows and takes place at 12pm sharp outside the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin, elevation 12,050 feet. All pre-registered couples get 2-for-1 lift tickets for the day, wedding cake and beer!  Pre-registration is free and ends on February 12, 2017.

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  • Powderhorn Park Build [Video]

    on February 8 | in Powderhorn | by | with No Comments

    Powderhorn Park Build

    Late nights and early mornings. A look behind the scenes into the life of a terrain park build and day to day operations at Powderhorn, featuring the CSCUSA Terrain Park Master of the Year Spencer Rugland.

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  • Snowboarding is for Toddlers

    on February 8 | in Copper Mountain, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Purgatory, Skiing & Snowboarding, Steamboat, Uncategorized | by | with 2 Comments

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer courtesy of Loveland Ski Area.

    It’s a myth that preschoolers can’t learn to snowboard.

    My daughter learned to ski at 2, was ski racing by 6, and retired at the ripe old age of 10. The good news is we can rip Copper’s Spaulding Bowl together. The bad news: She now is intent on switching to snowboarding.

    I have nothing at all against snowboarders. I married one. What I’m bristling at is the fact that I’m back on the bunny hill. Our weekends are spent lapping the slow-moving beginner chair at Eldora and making low-speed, fall-filled descents on terrain that is tipped only slightly. It’s killing me.

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  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Moves Forward With Expansion Into The Beavers & The Steep Gullies

    on February 7 | in Arapahoe Basin | by | with No Comments

    A sneak peak at The Beavers. Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin.

    A sneak peak at The Beavers. Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin.

    Construction slated to start this summer with lift-served skiing in 2018-19

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced today the implementation plan for its latest terrain expansion into The Beavers & The Steep Gullies. The commencement of this plan follows a comprehensive Master Planning Process and Environmental Review. Located to the west of the current ski area boundary, the new terrain will add approximately 468 acres of skiable terrain to Arapahoe Basin, bringing the ski area’s total acreage to 1,428 acres upon completion of the project. The new terrain will accommodate a wide range of skiers, from intermediates to experts.

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  • Michael Franti & Spearhead Headline Winter Park’s Springtopia

    on February 7 | in Events, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

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    Michael Franti & Spearhead

    April will be rocking at Winter Park Resort with a full lineup of live shows throughout its month long Springtopia celebration, concluding with the much anticipated FREE concert on April 22, featuring the funky, reggae beats of headliner Michael Franti & Spearhead.

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  • Sustainability and the X-Games

    on February 7 | in Uncategorized | by | with 1 Comment

     

    Hailey Langland competes in Women's Big Air. Photo by Chris Tedesco/ESPN.

    Hailey Langland competes in Women’s Big Air. Photo by Chris Tedesco/ESPN.

    What the X-Games and Aspen Snowmass are doing to Offset Their Carboon Footprint

    Walking on the slippery slopes of trodden powder, the Men’s Ski Big Air Final announcements clash with the bass echoing from the concert venue where the Chainsmokers will follow Anderson.Paak in bringing X Games Aspen 2017 officially into a new year of competition. Snowmobile exhaust still lingers faintly in the crisp, six-degree air as we maneuver to the back of a massive conglomerate of unified, cold, hearty, and passionate Games-goers watching to be the first few hundred to witness in person who will take the gold.

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