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Mother Nature is giving skiers and snowboarders a reminder that April is typically the second-snowiest month in Colorado Ski Country. Continue ReadingRead More »
After being named by the Oxford English Dictionary as the Word of the Year back in 2013, selfie has become a fixture of our vocabulary. Selfies are something that many of us snap on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country. So, we’re asking you to share your best selfie with us in our Ski Selfie of the Year sweepstakes on our Facebook page.
Submit a selfie image (a self-taken photo) of yourself and yourself only (sorry, no group photos due to privacy rules), skiing, snowboarding, or enjoying the activities or scenery at a CSCUSA member resort for a chance to win Icelantic skis, Flylow apparel, and more.Read More »
Closing Day at Aspen Highlands went out with a splash at Schneetag as teams attempted to float across a giant pond on a craft they had built. Snowmass also wrapped up the season yesterday under sunny skies with great spring skiing and riding conditions. Up next, Aspen Mountain will close for the season on Sunday, April 19. Continue ReadingRead More »
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 ReadingRead More »
Fashion and function are awkward bedfellows when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. Some say that style trumps all – these folks can be seen at nearly any aprés spot, prominently displaying their brand name, slope-chic couture. Others claim that function is what matters, as evidenced by their devotion to cheap hardware store work gloves and the duct tape patches on their Gore-Tex. So which group is right? Style or substance? Fashion or function? Being seen, or being seen skiing? Colorado Ski Country USA’s Mountain Correspondent hit the slopes to find out…Read More »
Colorado Ski Country USA recognized the unsung heroes of the Colorado ski industry through the Snowmaker, Slope Groomer, and Terrain Master of the Year awards held Thursday, April 9 in Grand Junction, CO. Before skiers and snowboarders wake up, snowmakers, groomers, and terrain masters are hard at work delivering the consistent snow surfaces and thrilling terrain parks guests at ski areas and resorts have come to expect.
Below is a list of this year’s award winners. Continue ReadingRead More »
Skiers are invited to test next season’s models from the best independent ski manufacturers this Saturday, April 11 at the Spring Fling Ski Demo at Loveland Ski Area, sponsored by Skiing Magazine. With spring conditions around the mountain at their best, participating guests can give the skis a full test drive, unlike at early-season demos where terrain is limited. Continue ReadingRead More »
They are merely jesters in the court of ski. For one day each spring people laugh, and jeer, and cheer for them, but few truly understand.
For they are the pro pond skimmers, an elite group of intrepid skiers and riders around the globe that put body before wits in an icy quest to reach the far side of a pool-sized slushy.
Scott Loveless of Copper Mountain is one such skimmer, and his time to shine like an ice berg is coming up April 18 as Copper Mountain hosts the 4th Annual Red Bull SlopeSoakers. We recently caught up with Scott to learn more about the life of a pond skimmer. Continue ReadingRead More »