• Powderhorn Mountain Resort Announces Opening Day

    Dec 19 | 58 Views | No Comments

      Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) is pleased to announce it is opening for the 2014-15 season on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PMR will open with the Take Four Quad to midway and the Easy Rider chair lifts with access to Lower Peacemaker and EZ runs. Additional trails will open as...

  • The best up-and-coming freestyle mogul skiers in the United States, as well as athletes from five other countries, will come to Winter Park Resort from December 18 to December 21 to compete in the 24th annual U.S. Freestyle Selections.  This marks the only moguls freestyle selection event held in...

  • • The U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper to showcase up-and-coming athletes Dec. 15 – 19 • 12 Days of Copper includes specials, deals and entertainment at restaurants and shops throughout Copper’s villages • Introduction to Avalanche Safety Class SAFE AS Dec. 20 – 21 Get into the...

  • Wolf Creek Opens for Weekend Skiing This Saturday, November 8

    on November 6 | in Events, Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off

    Rosanne Pitcher, Wolf Creek Ski Area

    Rosanne Pitcher, Wolf Creek Ski Area

    Wolf Creek Ski Area is kicking off its 75th season by opening for weekends starting this Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th. Conditions are very limited with a 6 inch base and 14 inches of snow year-to-date. Treasure Stoke and Bonanza lifts will be operating from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All terrain on the mountain has extremely early season conditions. The Nova lift will be open with both natural and man-made snow servicing Nova and Susan‘s runs. Continue Reading

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  • Last Chance to Purchase the 2014-15 Aspen Classic Pass This Weekend at Snowmass

    on November 5 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Deals, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    2014-15 Aspen Classic Pass

    Aspen Snowmass

    This weekend is the last chance to buy the Aspen Snowmass Classic Pass in the Roaring Fork Valley. The 2014-15 Aspen Classic Pass sale is this weekend at the Snowmass Ticket Pavilion located at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall, Friday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 4-day Classic Pass is just $239 and 7-day is $374. Continue Reading

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  • In Colorado Ski Country, Voting is your Patriotic Duty

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    Colorado Ski Country USA

    Colorado Ski Country USA

    Citizens of Colorado Ski Country,

    Election Day is the most important day of the year, even more so than Opening Day or a big powder day. Part of the core mission of Colorado Ski Country USA is to advocate for the ski industry at all levels of government, and when all of Colorado’s ski resorts speak with one voice, they are heard loud and clear. Continue Reading

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  • Fresh Snowfall Commences Aspen Snowmass Snowmaking

    on November 3 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snow, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    Aspen Snowmass Snowmaking

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Last night, Aspen Snowmass snowmaking operations officially kicked off in preparation for the 2014-15 ski & ride season. With the necessary sustained cool temperatures, the snow guns fired up beginning the highly-anticipated countdown to the ski/ride season. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass open Nov. 27 followed by Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Dec. 13. Continue Reading

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  • Multi-day Ski Pass Deals Abound at the 2014 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo

    on November 3 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Deals, Events, Loveland, Monarch, Ski Granby Ranch, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    Monarch Mountain

    Monarch Mountain

    Whether you have a season pass to one of Colorado’s ski resorts or not, buying one or more multi-day ski passes is a great way to add some diversity to your skiing and snowboarding experience this winter. Buying earlier is always better, but If you still haven’t purchased a multi-day pass to a Colorado Ski Country member resort, you’re in luck. The 2014 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo is coming to Denver soon (11/7 – 11/9 at the Colorado Convention Center) and will be your last best chance to save big on lift access this season.

    Here are some of the pass products that will be on sale at the Expo: Continue Reading

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  • Colorado’s Zack Giffin on Skiing, Family, and Tiny Living

    on October 31 | in General | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by Zack Giffin

    Photo by Zack Giffin

    by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, there were a lot of important men in professional skier Zack Giffin’s life. There was his father, whom he describes as “a wild inventor,” a man who was “constantly developing new ideas” and marketing them. There was his grandfather, who loved to drive in the mountains. “We lived about 40 minutes from Eldora,” explains Zack. “And my grandfather would take me skiing because he wanted an excuse to drive.” Continue Reading

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  • 2014 Loveland Opening Day Announced for Saturday, November 1

    on October 30 | in Events, Loveland | by | with Comments Off

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1.

    “We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing touches on the base area, but our snowmaking team has done a tremendous job on the upper portion of the mountain and we are proud to offer our guests the exceptional early season conditions they have come to expect at Loveland.”

    Chair 1 will run from 8:30am until 4:00pm on Saturday and will provide skiers and riders with access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet.

    Loveland Ski Area opened on October 17 last season.

    Loveland Ski Area will be open seven days a week until Closing Day in early May. Lift operating hours are 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekends and designated holidays. Early season lift tickets are $51 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-14.

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  • Steamboat Fires Up Snowmaking

    on October 29 | in Steamboat | by | with Comments Off

    2014-10-28 Steamboat Snowmaking See Me

    Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin adding to the natural snow Mother Nature has delivered this month in anticipation of Opening Day, Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

    “It’s always exciting when snow covers the mountain especially this early in the season and we crank up our snow guns for the first time,” said Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “With several snow storms already in October and a solid start to snowmaking today, the early season is looking very promising.”  Continue Reading

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  • The Simple Pleasures of a Boys Ski Trip in Colorado

    on October 28 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by James Lummis

    Photo by James Lummis

    By James Lummis

    Last spring break I spent two great days with my boys – not a guy’s weekend with friends from college — but with my two high school age sons.  Mom was skiing elsewhere (she claims it was a “meeting”), so off to Aspen Snowmass we went.  En route, one boy worked the smartphone, finding the best lodging deal in town, while the other did the driving. Continue Reading

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  • Baby on Board: How to Have a Ski Vacation with a Baby

    on October 27 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off

    How to Have a Ski Vacation with a Baby

    Photo by Rachel Walker

    By Rachel Walker

    No one ever said bringing a baby on a ski vacation was easy—until now. OK, maybe “easy” overstates it a bit. Babies, by definition, are demanding (nothing that requires frequent feedings throughout the night, diapers, and a lot of time being held is easy), but they’re also small, lightweight, and easy to bring new places. Even though you might be feeling shell-shocked by your little bundle’s arrival in your world, life as you know it is not over, which means this winter you can still ski or ride, even with that little infant. Continue Reading

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