• Winter Park Express Union Station

    Ride Along on the Winter Park Express

    Jan 17 | 125 Views | No Comments

    Ride along with Traveling Jules as she climbs aboard the Winter Park Express for it’s inaugural trip from Denver’s Union Station to Winter Park Resort. For tickets and more information on the Winter Park Express visit https://www.amtrak.com/winterparkexpress...

  • View of Mt. Yeckel from the base, near Margy’s Hut above Aspen, CO.

    An Introduction to Backcountry Safety

    Jan 17 | 207 Views | No Comments

    Words and photos by Caleigh Smith. The storms weren’t brewing, yet the forecasts called for anywhere from lots to heaps of post-Christmas-time cheer. The Roaring Fork Valley shed a collective tear as it began raining on January 8. And it rained. And kept raining. And the forecast of snow for the...

  • Crested Butte

    The Ups and Downs of Too Much Snow

    Jan 12 | 1375 Views | No Comments

    Recent storms post challenge for resorts, but skiers enjoying conditions of a lifetime On the morning of Jan. 11, the official snow report at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain was 6 inches. Snow reports are usually accurate. This was a lie...

  • Monarch Mountain to Open this Friday, December 2

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    Opening Day at Monarch last season. Courtesy Scott Pressly, Monarch Mountain AVP of Mountain Operations

    Opening Day at Monarch last season. Courtesy Scott Pressly, Monarch Mountain AVP of Mountain Operations

    Monarch Mountain, which depends 100% on natural snowfall, will kick off the 2016/2017 season on Friday, Dec. 2! The base lodge and rental shop will open at 8 a.m. and the lifts will start turning at 9 a.m.

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  • Powderhorn Announces Early Opening for 50th Anniversary Season

    on November 29 | in Powderhorn | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Powderhorn.

    Photo courtesy of Powderhorn.

    Natural Snowfall and Expanded Snowmaking Contribute to Resort’s Early Open Preview Weekends

    Powderhorn Mountain Resort is announcing an early opening preview weekends on Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th, and Saturday December 11th & Sunday, December 12th, 2016 marking one of the earlier opening days in the resort’s history and a welcome start to the 50th Anniversary Season. 

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Coated in Over Twenty Inches of Snow

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    Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    Third Major Storm in Past Two Weeks Drops Snow All Over the State

    A third strong winter storm in the past 12 days moved through Colorado’s high country over the last 72 hours, leaving up to 28 inches at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts.

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  • Telluride Opening Day Terrain and Donation Day Details

    on November 29 | in Telluride | by | with No Comments

    Photo: Brett Schreckengost courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort.

    Photo: Brett Schreckengost courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort.

    Resort to Open on December 2ndwith Access off Village Express Lift and Chondola; Donation Day Preview Scheduled for December 1st

    Telluride Ski Resort will officially open for the season on  with limited terrain off of Village Express Lift (Lift 4) and the Chondola (Lift 1). Weather permitting, the Resort also plans to open Polar Queen Express (Lift 5) and Apex Lift (Lift 6) on Saturday, December 10th with additional terrain.

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  • Colorado’s Birthday Mountains, 2016 Edition

    on November 29 | in Arapahoe Basin | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Resort.

    When Arapahoe Basin fired up a chairlift on October 21, 2017, they also kicked off their 70th Anniversary season. 70th anniversaries are a big deal. Not many married folk reach this milestone, and in Colorado, only five ski areas are older: Howelsen Hill, Loveland, Monarch, Cooper and Winter Park (Aspen Skiing Company also got it’s start around the same time in 1946).

    This season, Powderhorn and Sunlight, two western slope favorites turning 50, join Arapahoe Basin in celebration.

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  • ELDORA MOUNTAIN RESORT LAUNCHES THE WOODWARD EXPERIENCE FOR 2016/2017 SEASON

    on November 28 | in Copper Mountain, Eldora | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Woodward.

    Photo courtesy of Woodward.

    Progressive Skill Development Curriculum Offers Innovative Approach to
    Youth Ski and Snowboard Lessons

    POWDR, Woodward and Eldora Mountain Resort announced today that Eldora will offer The Woodward Experience, on snow instructional sessions for ski and snowboard, for the 2016/2017 ski season. Eldora joins Copper Mountain to become the only two locations in Colorado to offer Woodward sessions. Bringing Woodward Experience to Eldora is indicative of POWDR’s commitment to expanding opportunities for youth empowerment through Woodward’s 45 years of summer and winter innovative youth training.

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  • Hesperus Ski Area Joins Colorado Ski Country USA

    on November 28 | in Hesperus Ski Area, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    A view of Hesperus Ski Area. Photo by Scott DW Smith.

    A view of Hesperus Ski Area. Photo by Scott DW Smith.

    Southwest Colorado Ski Resort Offers Night Skiing and A Family Friendly Environment

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, today announced that Hesperus Ski Area will join the association effective immediately. 

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  • The Storm that Saved Thanksgiving

    on November 28 | in Skiing & Snowboarding, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Scott Rappold

    Photo by Scott Rappold

    It was, admittedly, a strange feeling for Davey and Rosanne H. Pitcher, owners of Wolf Creek Ski Area.

    Thanksgiving was creeping up and, except for one trail off the beginner lift where they’d been making snow at night, the slopes were grassy and rocky. Wolf Creek boasts the most snow in Colorado, an average of 450 inches a year, and is usually 100 percent open by Turkey Day, the rocks and shrubs covered by a deep base of natural powder. But this year, the autumn drought that had plagued the entire West seemed to have another idea, and their snow-making capacity is just 5 acres. The original mid-November opening date was postponed indefinitely.

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  • Thanksgiving Events in Ski Country

    on November 23 | in Aspen Mountain, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Dining and Nightlife, Events, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Purgatory, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    Photo: Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    Photo: Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass. (Nov. 22, 2016)

    There is much to be thankful for this week as three Colorado Ski Country ski areas are set to open on Thanksgiving Day and seven more are already up and running. By the time Howelsen Hill opens next Tuesday, there will be 11 total resorts open in Ski Country (for a full list of opening dates click here). Here are a few of the Thanksgiving events happening at open Ski Country resorts.

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  • Over a Foot of Snow Blankets Colorado Ski Country

    on November 22 | in Monarch, Purgatory, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

    The view from the base area at Purgatory Resort where 17 inches of snow fell.

    The view from the base area at Purgatory Resort, which received 17 inches of fresh snow.

    For the Second Time in Five Days, Colorado Mountains Receive Significant Snow

    With two ski areas opening tomorrow and another five on Thanksgiving Day and over the weekend, Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas across the state received significant snowfall from a storm on Monday and Tuesday.

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