• Celebrate Independence Day in Ski Country This Year

    Jun 29 | 641 Views | No Comments

    Here at Colorado Ski Country USA, we know our audience and we bet it won’t take much to tempt you away from the heat and towards the mountains this Independence Day weekend. Colorado ski areas and the towns near them are pulling out all the stops to make this July 4 weekend one to remember,...

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      Silverton Mountain, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, has announced  a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability.  The ski season will open on December 29 and will continue through April 9. Guided skiing operations will run from December 29 through March 26, and...

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    How to Be a Ski Bum

    Jun 22 | 985 Views | No Comments

    By R. Scott Rappold “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” –Warren Miller So you’ve made a big decision. This is the winter you’re going to get 100 days on the slopes. You’re going to become a better skier or rider than you could ever imagine. You’ll...

  • Telluride Announces Expanded Summer Flight Service

    on April 7 | in Telluride | by | with Comments Off on Telluride Announces Expanded Summer Flight Service

    Visit Telluride

    Visit Telluride

    On the heels of a record setting winter, with flight traffic at new levels and Telluride Ski Resort set to break previous skier visit marks, the 2016 summer air schedule into Telluride/Montrose (MTJ) is increasing again with daily direct flights from Chicago (ORD), along with extended daily service from Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH), and 2x a week Los Angeles (LAX) flights. Multiple daily Denver (DEN) flights will continue to make accessibility to airport and region easier than ever. Continue Reading

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  • Purgatory Announces Capital Improvement Plans for Southwest Ski Areas

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    Purgatory Announces Capital Improvement Plans for Southwest Ski Areas

    Purgatory Resort

    Resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest unveiled plans for additional mountain improvements across four resorts, Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Pajarito Mountain.  As part of today’s announcement, it was revealed that the ski area collective is investing an additional $10 million for the 2016/2017 season, continuing the aggressive $10 million multi-mountain improvement campaign that began in 2015, for a grand total of $20 million over two consecutive seasons. In addition, officials released details on the 2016/2017 Power Pass, available now with no price increase, a new payment plan, and unlimited access to four mountains in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Continue Reading

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  • Ten Reasons to Love Spring Skiing in Colorado

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    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    By Rachel Walker

    One Sunday morning in March, around 10 a.m., I was perched atop Winter Park’s Vasquez bowl preparing to drop in to a pillow of powder preserved in the shade of a chute. It had snowed about six inches the night before. Above, the sun bore down. The crystalline sky offered clear views of the surrounding peaks. I dropped in and knocked off six swooping, weightless turns into the bowl. Then I skied through the trees, back to Winter Park. Did I mention there were no crowds?

    Welcome to spring skiing, one of the best, possibly most underrated, aspects of our sport. There are many reasons to love spring skiing in Colorado. Here are ten.   Continue Reading

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  • The Beach at Arapahoe Basin is a Spring Skiing Sensation

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    Arapahoe Basin

    Arapahoe Basin

    Arapahoe Basin’s Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as “The Beach.” The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, and is the perfect spot to kick back between runs with family and friends. It’s a scene unique to the Basin, and a guaranteed good time. Continue Reading

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  • Keeping the Edge: Gear Maintenance

    on April 3 | in Deals | by | with Comments Off on Keeping the Edge: Gear Maintenance

    Photo by Ryan Bonneau, Telluride Ski Resort

    Photo by Ryan Bonneau, Telluride Ski Resort

    Now that we’re right in the middle of what is historically the snowiest two months in Colorado, you definitely want your equipment to be in the best shape possible. Here’s a helpful videoblog we put together with our partners at Christy Sports last year about how the pros wax, grind, and sharpen your boards to perfection. 

    There’s nothing like feeling the G-forces of a true carve on a groomed run, or feeling like you’re flying while floating on deep powder. And, there’s nothing like getting smacked down onto a patch of ice when you can’t hold an edge, or getting stuck on a catwalk because you have no wax. It’s not you. It’s your gear. Continue Reading

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  • Spring Skiing Shenanigans

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    When temperatures are on the rise, peel off some layers, bust out some good tunes, and let loose on the slopes!

    The snow is still oh-so-good and the fun ain’t over yet.  Bright colors are a tell-tale indicator of the fun ahead–and there’s nothing like a neon onesie to get you in the mood for some Spring skiing!  Bikinis, tank tops and shorts are welcome–just don’t forget to apply sunscreen in the appropriate areas.  Before you pull out your bike and put your skis away for the season, be sure to enjoy the sunshine on the slopes!  Pack a picnic or pick your favorite patio, and be on the lookout for the wild Springtime celebrations to come.

    Spring Skiing Shenanigans from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

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  • Share Your #COtrifecta For A Chance to Win HEAD Skis and More

    on April 1 | in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Share Your #COtrifecta For A Chance to Win HEAD Skis and More

    #COtrifecta

    Colorado Ski Country USA

    When spring rolls around in Colorado, many outdoor enthusiasts face the agonizing decision of what to do with all the sunshine, open space, and snowy mountains. Weekends are torn between skiing, fishing, hiking or golfing. One solution is to attempt the challenge of the “trifecta”, which is to participate in three favorite outdoor activities on the same day. Continue Reading

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  • Save on Spring Skiing with Lodging and Lift Ticket Deals

    on March 31 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Save on Spring Skiing with Lodging and Lift Ticket Deals

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    As if soft snow, warm temperatires, and apres-ski on the sundeck were not good enough reasons to keep you skiing until summer, several Colorado Ski Country member ski areas and resorts have specials on lift tickets and lodging to entice you back up to the mountains. Here’s a summary of how you can save on spring skiing.

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  • Steamboat is Enjoying Its Best Spring Conditions in Years

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    Steamboat is Enjoying Its Best Spring Conditions in Years

    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    The calendar may say spring, but powderhounds are experiencing mid-winter conditions at the Steamboat Ski Resort, where a March for the record books has delivered excellent spring skiing conditions.

    “It’s been the snowiest March in the last five years,” said Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “With over 5 feet this month and nearly 30 feet this season, Steamboat is enjoying its best spring conditions in years.” Continue Reading

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  • Spring Celebrations at Copper this April

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    Spring Celebrations at Copper

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    The end of the 2015/16 winter season is in sight, but the fun is far from over at Copper Mountain with 3 feet of snow so far this month. The celebrations are endless at Copper this April, with a string of events sure to keep any mountain dweller busy. Closing day for the 2015/16 season was scheduled for April 17, but Copper is excited to announce an extended weekend on April 22-24 to get in those last turns of the season. Here’s a summary of spring celebrations at Copper in April. Continue Reading

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