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...
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...
Winter Park Resort’s new Lunch Rock Restaurant, which is nearly 70% complete after just 100 days of work. This week, window installation was finished and a log-rock entry feature was added. For more information about this exciting, environmentally sustainable project please visit www. lunchrock.co.
• Copper Season Pass Products feature three free days at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico
• Complimentary Skiing at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming with Purchase of Lodging
• Copper Mountain Season Passes Include Skiing and Riding in Eight States Across the U.S.
The Copper Mountain Resort Season Pass holder will get more bang for their buck this winter with Taos Ski Valley and Grand Targhee offering free skiing and riding for the 2014/15 winter season. On the coattails of announcing the largest expansion of 2014/15 winter season, Kachina Peak, Taos Ski Valley welcomes Copper Mountain Passholders this winter to New Mexico. Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming, known for winter snowfall historically towering over 500 inches, will offer free skiing and riding to 2014/15 Copper Mountain Passholder who book lodging with Grand Targhee Lodging. Continue Reading
Elite runners from all over the globe make their way to Copper Mountain for the La Maratona Verticale, a part of the 2014 US SkyRunning Series on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 & 27. La Maratona Verticale at Copper Mountain will feature a full (26.2 Miles- 42k) and a half (13.1 Miles- 21k) marathon on Saturday, July 26 starting at 6 a.m. and a Vertical K (3 miles- 5k) on Sunday, July 27 at 9 a.m. The Vertical Marathon will have over 10,000 feet of elevation gain over 13.1 miles and the Vertical K will gain over 4,000 feet over the 3 mile ascent. Continue Reading
With some last-minute touches to trails and courses this week, Winter Park Resort is ready to welcome the world to the 2014 Colorado Freeride Festival, beginning this Thursday, July 24 and continuing through Sunday, July 27.
The largest event of its kind in the United States, the Colorado Freeride Festival features nearly 900 athletes representing more than 20 different countries competing in five mountain bike disciplines; Specialized Enduro, Epic Singletrack Cross-Country, Air Downhill, Slopestyle, and Intergalactic Pond Crossing. The four-day festival is the only U.S. stop for the Enduro World Series, which will bring in all of the top Enduro riders from throughout the world, including top-ranked men’s riders, Jared Graves (Australia), Damien Oton (France), and Nico Lau (France). On the women’s side, Great Britain’s Tracy Moseley returns to defend her 2013 Colorado Freeride Festival Enduro title against tough challengers Anne Caroline Chausson and Cecile Ravanel, both of France. Continue Reading
The “Dog Days Of Summer” has an entirely different meaning at Winter Park Resort, where man’s best friend has been enjoying the fragrant Columbine below and the cool mountain air. The relaxation will be short lived, however, as the Colorado Freeride Festival, the largest freeride mountain biking event in the country, begins next Thursday. Continue Reading
Powderhorn Mountain Resort has abridged the Bottles, Cans & Music Festival into a single-day event of music, beer and wine tastings for Sunday, July 27.
The festival hosts the musical talent of the Whitewater Ramble Trio and Milemarkers. The musical headliners are the Band of Heathens, an Austin, Texas, American rock ‘n’ roll band. Other activities include beer and wine tastings, full food and bar services, scenic chair lift rides, bag jump and a bungee trampoline.
Music & tasting tickets: $40 (includes sampling mug)
Music only ticket: $25
Kids 13 and under: FREE
11:00 AM: Doors Open
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Unlimited wine and beer tastings
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Scenic chair lift rides, bag jump and bungee trampoline (additional cost)
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Whitewater Ramble Trio
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Music by Milemarkers
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Music by Band of Heathens
Tickets are available for purchase online at Powderhorn.com or may be purchased at the door.
You may know Steamboat Springs as Ski Town, USA in winter, but come summer this vibrant northwest Colorado community switches gears and becomes Bike Town, USA. Already awash in options, with the Yampa River Core Trail, mountain biking on Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Resort, as well as a rapidly growing downhill scene (and these are just the close-in, middle-of-town options), Steamboat residents want more. In November 2013, they passed a referendum dedicating more than $5 million in lodging tax funds for trail improvement and expansion over the next 10 years.
We were recently in Steamboat for a fun weekend of biking, along with horseback riding, rodeo and, of course, hot springs soaking. Continue Reading
Fireworks are the the quintessential American celebration of independence. Ever since the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner were penned in 1812, we have been captivated by the pyrotechnic artistry that paints the dark sky with colors and patterns in sync with patriotic music. However, you don’t have to go to Washington, D.C., New York, or even the sports arenas of Denver to see a fireworks show for the ages. Instead, beat the heat and escape to Colorado Ski Country USA, where summer recreational opportunities are as limitless as the mountain sky. Resorts and nearby towns throughout Ski Country will be hosting family-friendly July 4th celebrations packed with activities for kids and adults alike, capped off with brilliant fireworks shows to celebrate 238 years of freedom. See below for detailed information about July 4th festivities occurring at or near Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts. Continue Reading
Copper Mountain Village Activities and Copper Creek Golf Course are now open for the summer season. Guests can spend a full day on the mountain zip lining, bumper boating or go karting with a day pass for $44 or a $79 for a summer season pass, including unlimited chairlift and bike haul access. Additionally, Copper Creek Golf Course is offering Golf Four Packs for $159 for a limited time.
Copper’s Summer Activities are open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. See below for more information about special events at Copper in July. Continue Reading
Winter Park Resort is adding a sparkling new amenity for skiers and riders next winter with the building of a new Lunch Rock Restaurant atop the Mary Jane Territory. The new restaurant will be completed by Christmas of this year, coinciding perfectly with Winter Park Resort’s 75th anniversary celebration. Continue Reading