• La Maratona Verticale Runs to the Sky and Beyond at Copper Mountain This Weekend

    on July 24 | in Copper Mountain, Events | by | with Comments Off

    Copper Mountain Resort

    Copper Mountain Resort

    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

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  • Winter Park Gearing Up for 2014 Colorado Freeride Festival

    on July 23 | in Events, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    WP Colorado Freeride Festival

    Colorado Freeride Festival

    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

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  • Wordless Wednesday: The Dog Days of Summer at Winter Park

    on July 23 | in Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Photo by Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    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

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  • Head to the Grand Mesa on July 27 for Powderhorn’s Bottles, Cans & Music Festival

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

    Powderhorn 7-27 Bottles Cans and Music announcement

    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
    • Parking: 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.

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  • Bike Town, USA: Steamboat Springs On Two Wheels

    on July 8 | in Howelsen, Resorts, Steamboat, Summer | by | with No Comments

    photography by Kristen Lummis

    photography by Kristen Lummis

    By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    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

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  • Independence Day Fireworks Light Up the Night in Colorado Ski Country

    on July 1 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments


    Photo courtesy Explore Steamboat

    Photo courtesy Explore Steamboat

    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

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  • Embrace the Rockies with Copper Mountain this Event-Packed July

    on June 30 | in Copper Mountain, Events, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Embrace the Rockies with Copper Mountain this Event-Packed July

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    •  Summer Activities, Copper Creek Golf Course  Woodward Copper Pavilion Park now open
    • Mountain biking and disc golf course open July 1
    3 Ring Weekend, Colorado Running Festival, Altitude Anonymous Festival and more on events line-up

    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

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  • 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

    on June 24 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    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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