New Upgrades Target Guest Experience, Vastly Expanded Ski and Snowboard Rental Fleet. Sunlight Mountain Resort will open for its 50th Birthday season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on more than 150 acres. The 680-acre resort has received 5 inches of new snow in the...
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo by Dustin Schaefer courtesy of Loveland Ski Area.
Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2016-2017 season on Thursday, November 10. “The waiting game is finally over,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “The persistent warm weather made things difficult this fall, but our snowmaking team has done an amazing job getting the mountain ready for opening day.”
Photo by Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.
Aspen is scheduled to host the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Mar. 15-19, which marks the first time the event has been held in the U.S. in 20 years. Both men’s and ladies’ competitors will take to the slopes of Aspen Mountain in the disciplines of downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and the nations team event. In addition to watching the best ski race athletes in the world, an abundance of celebratory events will take place surrounding the races.
With temperatures dropping in Colorado’s high country and ski areas across the state busy making snow for the 2016-17 ski season, now is the time for savvy skiers and riders to do their research and plan their trips to the mountains. Creative vacation packages and new offers from many Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas put a Colorado ski vacation within reach for any budget.
Early-season promotions ranging from discounted lessons, lift tickets and equipment rentals to early-bird discounts on lodging and season passes are available across Colorado Ski Country. While resorts will announce additional promotions throughout the season, below are some of the best early season deals at CSCUSA member resorts that guests can take advantage of today.
Make your way back home to Copper Mountain for Opening Day on Friday, November 11. The first official chair of the 2016/2017 season will spin at 9 a.m. on the American Eagle chairlift, but the entire weekend is jam-packed with winter fun. Take those first turns of the season and celebrate winter with Copper’s Welcome Home Weekend.
Wendy Fisher in Crested Butte. Photo by Chris Segal courtesy of Warren Miller Entertainment.
By Helen Olsson
When Colorado skiers go to the annual Warren Miller movie, inevitably the cheers for our hometown hills are the most enthusiastic. I had a chance to get a sneak peek of this year’s Warren Miller flick, Here, There & Everywhere, which features a segment filmed in Crested Butte with incredible ski mama Wendy Fisher. The Olympian and longtime big mountain skier shows a 7-month pregnant Ingrid Backstrom around the mountain.