• In the wake of a memorable 2013-14 Colorado ski season that set a record for statewide skier visits, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are aiming to maintain that positive momentum by investing in guest-facing amenities and operations improvements that will further enhance every...

  • Keeping the Edge: Gear Maintenance

    Sep 1 | 102 Views | No Comments

    The signs are all around us: Whether it’s Powder Daze at Christy Sports, the launch of Colorado Ski Country USA’s 204-15 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program, or a dusting of snow at the Maroon Bells, winter is coming. To be ready to go on Opening Day, skiers and snowboarders in Colorado...

  • Sunlight Mountain Resort Season Passes On Sale Now

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    It’s time to celebrate the coming of another glorious winter in Glenwood Springs! Sunlight Mountain Resort has announced that season passes are on sale now. When purchased before September 15th, 2014, guests can save up to $125 on an adult pass, starting at only $405. Passes can be purchased at...

  • Winter Park Resort Adding New Lunch Rock Restaurant

    on June 26 | in Dining and Nightlife, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

    Winter Park New Lunch Rock Restaurant Rendering

    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

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  • Copper’s Gone to the Dogs June 28

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    Copper's Gone to the Dogs

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    Copper’s Gone to the Dogs

    • Register for 5k or 10k race for dogs and human companions
    • Dock diving and Copper Mountain Avalanche Dog demonstrations in Center Village
    • All proceeds raised benefit L.A.P.S., League for Animals & People of the Summit

    Celebrate all that is Fido with the inaugural Copper’s Gone to the Dogs Saturday, June 28. With 5k and 10k races, dock diving and avalanche dog demonstrations, a “yappy” hour and more, your favorite furry friend is sure to have a howling good time.  Continue Reading

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  • After Eight months, Colorado Ski and Ride Season Comes to an End

    on June 19 | in Arapahoe Basin, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snow, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin

    Photo by Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin

    Eight months after kicking off Colorado’s record-breaking 2013-14 ski and ride season, Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) announced that the mountain will close for winter operations on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The ski area will be open for lift-served skiing and riding this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 20-22) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area to open in Colorado on October 13, 2013. Over the course of this season, A-Basin received over 440 inches of snow, allowing it to extend the season past the initial June 1, 2014, closing date. February was the snowiest month for the ski area this season with over 90 inches of recorded snowfall. On Sunday, A-Basin will have operated for 241 days, including the three “bonus” extension weekends. While not the longest season on record, this season stands as one of the busiest and most successful for A-Basin. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2013-14 Double Diamond Award Winners

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    2014 CSCUSA Double Diamond Award Winners

    L-R: Don Coleman, Peter Rietz, Lea Tucker, Marti Prohaska, Ben Berend. Photgraphy by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    Last Thursday evening at the 51st Annual Meeting of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), Colorado’s ski resorts capped a record-setting 2013/14 season with the Double Diamond Awards, where individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry were recognized for their excellence.

    Industry leaders gathered at Copper Mountain Resort to recognize ski area employees whose diligence and expertise were crucial in providing a superior guest experience, including snow makers, groomers, terrain masters, ski instructors, and ski patrollers who have distinguished themselves through their great skill and effort. In addition, they celebrated the most exemplary young winter athlete of the year and honored two industry professionals whose dedication has benefited the entire Colorado ski industry. Continue Reading

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  • 2013/14 Ski Season Noted as Best Year for Colorado

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    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at the association’s 51st Annual Meeting that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, thereby making it the best season on record in the state. This estimation shows Colorado being up more than 10 percent compared to last season and more than 8 percent compared to the five-year-average. Continue Reading

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  • Arapahoe Basin Extends 2013-14 Ski and Ride Season… Again!

    on May 30 | in Arapahoe Basin | by | with No Comments

    Arapahoe Basin Extends 2013-14 Ski and Ride season... Again!

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Adventurous Coloradans who aren’t quite ready to pack away their winter gear will be able to enjoy top-to-bottom skiing at The Legend well into June. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) announced that it will extend Colorado’s 2013-14 ski and ride with three bonus weekends in June. The ski area, originally slated to close on June 1, will re-open for its “summer season”: June 6-8, June 13-15, and June 20-22, 2014 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays ONLY). Continue Reading

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  • Top Summer Events in Colorado Ski Country USA

    on May 29 | in Dining and Nightlife, Events, Resorts, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Top Summer Events in Colorado Ski Country USA

    Photo courtesy Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce

    When Colorado’s ski season finally winds down in June, outdoor enthusiasts will still find plenty of fun activities at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts throughout the summer. For those who enjoy watching athletes compete at the highest levels, elite road and mountain bicyclists will descend on Colorado to test themselves in the most challenging terrain Colorado offers.  In addition, CSCUSA resorts will host festivals celebrating a variety of recreational pursuits, from craft beer to hot air balloons to the best bluegrass musicians on the planet, and more. Whether it’s summer or winter, Colorado has a mountain for everyone.

    Below is a list of the top summer events in Colorado Ski Country USA: Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Ready to Welcome Summer

    on May 28 | in Crested Butte, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight | by | with No Comments

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    With the end of Colorado’s memorable 2013/14 ski and snowboard season in sight – except for perennial late closer Arapahoe Basin – Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are turning toward summer operations. Several resorts are building significant infrastructure improvements to enhance their summer outdoor recreational opportunities, such as mountain biking and disc golf. Below is a round-up of some of the 2014 summer-oriented capital improvements at CSCUSA resorts. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Areas Commit to Climate Challenge

    on May 14 | in Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Resorts | by | with No Comments

    Climate ChallengeAspen Snowmass and Steamboat are the latest Colorado ski areas to enroll in the Climate Challenge. The Climate Challenge is an environmental initiative produced by the National Ski Areas Association that targets carbon emission reductions. Now in its third year, a total of 29 ski areas including three other Colorado resorts are taking the four-step Challenge. Those four steps include taking an inventory of total existing emissions, targeting substantial emission reduction goals, followed by taking measures to reduce overall carbon footprints, and finally reporting results on an annual basis. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country: The Kings of Spring

    on April 25 | in Deals, Safety, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snow | by | with Comments Off

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland

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