• 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...

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    Steamboat Fires Up Snowmaking

    Oct 29 | 268 Views | No Comments

    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 Simple Pleasures of a Boys Ski Trip in Colorado

    Oct 28 | 354 Views | No Comments

    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...

  • A Skier’s Vow: Every Ski Day is a Good Ski Day

    on September 26 | in Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

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    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    By James Lummis

    As I prepare for the upcoming ski season I am taking a vow declaring that Every Ski Day is a Good Ski Day.  No longer am I going to let having fun take the back seat.

    A Western Slope skier, there should be no shortage of fun in my life. I get great powder days at Powderhorn, incredible diversity of terrain at Aspen/Snowmass, and laps on the North Face T-bar at Crested Butte. But even on the best days, I don’t always put aside other obligations. With a computer in my pocket, I find myself working on lifts, cringing when the phone rings and generally distracted, thinking about work when I should be lost in the joy of perfect turns.  Even when I turn off my phone, I’ve let less than pristine conditions, or less than 100% open terrain, diminish my day. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: The A-Frame at Steamboat

    on September 25 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat Ski Resort

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  • Wordless Wednesday: Stunning Fall Foliage at Crested Butte

    on September 24 | in Crested Butte | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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  • Mountain Trivia: Show us your Slope Smarts!

    on September 23 | in General, Skiing & Snowboarding, Video | by | with Comments Off

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    Where was this photo taken?*

    Here’s a blog post we featured last year. If you’re reading this, you’re probably an enthusuastic skier or snowboarder, but how much so you really know about ski resorts in Colorado? Test yourself with some fun ski trivia.

    If you want to be the King of the Mountain, you have to know your stuff. It’s not all about blazing fast and shredding hard or pulling tricks and looking super steazy doing them–though we’ll give you bonus points for that! The brains we protect under our helmets are the biggest assets you can take to the slopes.

    We got to chat with the folks at the Ski & Snowboard Expo and put them to the ultimate test in slope smarts! The name of the game: ski safety and Ski Country trivia. Think you can earn a perfect score? Continue Reading

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  • Wait for Snow at Woodward Copper

    on September 22 | in Copper Mountain, Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by Kristen Lummis, Woodward Copper

    Photo by Kristen Lummis, Woodward Copper

    By Kristen Lummis, www.braveskimom.com 

    In early fall, the snow is a tease. Yes, the mountains are turning white in Colorado, but ski season is still weeks away. As all kids (and Tom Petty) know, “the waiting is the hardest part,” whether you’re waiting for Christmas or waiting for snow. So, what’s a snow-loving, park riding kid to do?

    Go to Woodward Copper, of course.

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  • The Gems of the Rockies

    on September 19 | in Arapahoe Basin, Deals, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Sunlight | by | with Comments Off

    This is what skiing in Colorado is all about. Our mountain correspondent Jules took a visit last winter to Sunlight Mountain Resort. Featuring hassle-free access, no lift lines, great snow, terrain for every type of skier and snowboarder, and very reasonable prices, Sunlight is a real gem of a ski resort.

    With the Colorado Gems Card, you can have a blast at eight independent, uniquely Colorado ski areas at half price. For just $20, the Gems Card allows you to purchase two adult lift tickets for the price of one at each of the resorts listed below. The card pays for itself the first time you use it, and you can purchase as many Gems cards as you like (while they’re still available, and they’re selling fast!). Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: Classic Cars at the Crested Butte Parking Lot

    on September 18 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

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  • Skiers Can Save at Eight Signature Colorado Ski Resorts with the 2014-15 Colorado Ski Country USA Gems Card

    on September 17 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Photo credits: Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area; Colorado Ski Country USA; Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Photo credits: Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area; Colorado Ski Country USA; Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, today unveiled the 2014/15 Colorado Gems Card program and announced that cards are now available for purchase. For the 2014/15 season, the Gems Card program features two-for-one lift tickets at eight signature Colorado Gems ski resorts and exclusive Flash Deal promotions offered at Gems resorts throughout the season. Continue Reading

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  • Mercury Rising at Colorado’s Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival

    on September 16 | in Crested Butte, Dining and Nightlife, Events | by | with Comments Off

    Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival

    Photo by Trent Bona

    As temperatures cool off and fall foliage reveals a kaleidoscope of red, yellow and crimson in Colorado’s Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley, things are heating up in an action-packed weekend of autumn fun on Sept. 19 – 21, featuring the Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival and much more.

    The annual Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival, held on Sept. 20 at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski area, involves sampling of mouth-watering chili prepared by area cook-off contestants and tasty microbrews poured by Breckenridge Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Eddyline Brewing, Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Ourayle House Brewery, Palisade Brewing Company, Wolfe Brewing, Telluride Brewing, Mountain Toad Brewing and more. Each brewery brings three varieties to taste.

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  • Unforgettable: Heli-boarding at Silverton

    on September 15 | in Silverton, Snow | by | with Comments Off

    To whet your appetite for the 2014-15 ski season, we’re re-publishing a video from our intrepid Mountain Correspondent about the fun you can have at Silverton Mountain when you swap a chairlift for a helicopter.

    Silverton Mountain

    Silverton Mountain

    It would be hard to beat a perfect day snowboarding down endless fields of powdery bliss—unless, of course, you arrive by HELICOPTER!   Goodbye chairlift lines, hello heli! Continue Reading

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