• Photo courtesy of Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA)’s member resorts recognize between tuition, textbooks, meal plans and everything else, college is expensive. Ski areas across Colorado, from the Front Range to the Western Slope and down to the southwest corner of the state, offer dozens of deals and discounts to...

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    Throwback: The Art and Science of Making Snow

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    (Originally posted 11.14.13) Ever wonder how the resorts are able to have such great conditions when Mother Nature is not cooperating? It is all due to the guys with the big guns and the big toys at the resorts, the snowmakers! Check out what it takes to be one of the first resorts in the [&hellip...

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    Loveland’s Season Kicks Off On Friday, October 20

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    Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2017/18 season on Friday, October 20. “We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that Opening Day is finally here,” said COO Rob Goodell. “The snow we received in early October has been a tremendous help and our snowmakers have...

  • Silverton Mountain Creates New $149 Unguided Season Pass With Massive Passholder Perks

    on July 20 | in Deals, Silverton, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    Photo taken by Jason Ebelheiser and provided courtesy of Silverton Mountain.

    Photo taken by Jason Ebelheiser and provided courtesy of Silverton Mountain.

    $149 Pass Includes Exclusive Private Day at Silverton Mountain and Up to 20 Days of Free Skiing at Core Ski Areas Across the USA

    As Silverton Mountain begins its 16th year, it comes with the announcement of huge new benefits for Season Pass holders. Silverton Mountain has teamed up with 6 resorts to give you 20 days of free skiing during the 2017-18 ski season. The new resort partners include Powder Mountain (UT), Red Lodge Mountain (MT), Homewood Mountain Resort (CA), Snow King Mountain (WY), Sunlight Mountain Resort (CO), and Powderhorn Mountain Resort(CO).

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  • Colorado Ski Industry Pioneer Bob Parker Dies at 94

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    10th Mountain Division Veteran Bob Parker.

    10th Mountain Division Veteran Bob Parker.

    Robert Ward Parker, 94, a Colorado ski industry visionary and a World War II veteran who served in the 10th Mountain Division, passed peacefully on June 29, 2017. Parker was a powerful influence in the early days of Colorado skiing and a founder of Colorado Ski Country USA.

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  • Sunlight Mountain Resort Wins National Marketing Award

    on July 5 | in Deals, Skiing & Snowboarding, Sunlight | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

    Ski, Swim, Stay Voted Best Family Ski Package

    Sunlight Mountain Resort won its second consecutive national marketing award from the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), a ski industry trade organization comprised of more than 400 ski areas in the United States and Canada. In its application, Sunlight presented its Ski, Swim, and Stay family ski vacation package that won in the category of Best Family Campaign.

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  • Purgatory Resort Now Offers Mountain Bike & Scenic Chairlift Rides on its High-Speed 6-Pack

    on June 29 | in Purgatory, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Paddle Boarding at Twilight Lake. Photo courtesy of Purgatory Resort.

    Paddle Boarding at Twilight Lake. Photo courtesy of Purgatory Resort.

    New Trails, Mountain Bike Lessons, & More Exciting Events & Activities!

    Purgatory Resort offers, for the first time in its history, regular mountain bike and scenic chairlift rides on its high-speed six-person chairlift, the Village Express Lift 1. The Twilight Lift 4 double chairlift continues to offer mountain bike and scenic chairlift rides, plus access to the Alpine Slide. Summer activities at Purgatory are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 20, then weekends, plus Labor Day, through Oct. 8.

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  • Fourth of July Weekend Events in Ski Country

    on June 29 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Events, Monarch, Purgatory, Steamboat, Summer, Telluride, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

    Evening Picnic at Snowmass. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Swanson.

    Evening Picnic at Snowmass. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Swanson.

    A long holiday weekend is a great excuse to escape the summer heat and celebrate Independence Day in the mountains. Colorado ski resorts and their neighboring towns are making the holiday weekend even easier to enjoy by hosting exhilarating events that include delicious food, live music, holiday parades, family-friendly activities and brilliant fireworks displays to light up the sky.

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  • Aspen Snowmass Announces 2018 Summer Plans: The Lost Forest

    on June 28 | in Snowmass, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Rendering of the Lost Forest courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    Rendering of the Lost Forest courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    New Additions include an Alpine Coaster, Canopy Tour, Challenge Course, Climbing Wall, and Expanded Hiking and Biking Trails

    Aspen Snowmass announces an immense list of new summer 2018 plans and activities at the new Lost Forest located on Snowmass Mountain. These enhancements include an alpine coaster, canopy tour, challenge course, climbing wall, expanded hiking and biking trails and more.

    These additions will provide guests an opportunity to be completely immersed in nature while enjoying an array of activities. The Lost Forest is designed to be intertwined with nature, not detached from it. The Lost Forest has something to offer no matter what age or activity level desired.

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  • Village Uncorked Pops This Saturday at Winter Park

    on June 28 | in Dining and Nightlife, Events, Summer, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

    Winter Park's Village Uncorked wine, art and cheese festival. Photo courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    Winter Park’s Village Uncorked wine, art and cheese festival. Photo courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    Holiday Weekend Kicks Off With Winter Park’s Popular Wine, Art, and Cheese Festival

    The Independence holiday weekend crackles at Winter Park Resort with the immensely popular Village Uncorked wine, art, and cheese festival taking place in The Village at Winter Park this Saturday, July 1 from 12- 4:00 p.m.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2016-17 Double Diamond Award Winners

    on June 19 | in Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Eldora, Events, Monarch, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snow, Snowmass, Telluride, Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    Industry Leaders Recognized for Excellence in Competition, Patrol, Instruction, Operations and Ski Area Management

    Colorado Ski Country USA Double Diamond Awards L-R: Tony Marci, Copper Mountain Resort; Ryan Kempfer, Monarch Mountain; Chris Blanchard, Telluride Ski Resort; Tom Jankovsky, Sunlight Mountain Resort; Andrew Roy, Eldora Mountain Resort; Gary DeFrange, Winter Park Resort; Tom Schofield, Arapahoe Basin; Meredith Smith, Arapahoe Basin; Drew Warren, Aspen Snowmass

    In celebration of Colorado’s 2016-17 ski season, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) wrapped up its 54th Annual Meeting by hosting the annual Double Diamond Awards. The awards ceremony honors individuals at Colorado ski resorts who have made significant contributions to the industry, including athletes, on-mountain professionals and industry veterans.

    Colorado ski industry leaders gathered at Coohills in Denver to recognize ski area employees whose hard work and expertise provided outstanding guest experiences, including food and beverage professionals, guest service professionals, ski instructors, ski patrollers, groomers, terrain masters, snowmakers and a winter athlete of the year. Two titans of the industry, who have spent their careers championing the Colorado ski industry, were also honored. The evening’s special guest was Lisa Hidalgo, meteorologist at Denver’s Channel 7, who presented awards. CSCUSA recognizes individuals from member resorts whose contributions to the Colorado ski industry often go unsung, but are of critical importance to its success.

    This year’s Double Diamond Award winners are listed below. High-resolution group and individual photos of the Double Diamond Award winners can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/16-17DoubleDiamondAwards. Please credit all photography to Chris Schneider and Colorado Ski Country USA.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Hosts 7.3 Million Skier Visits in 2016-17

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    2016-17 Estimated as State’s Second Best Season on Record

    Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain

    Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today during its 54th Annual Meeting skier visits at its 22-member ski areas totaled 7.3 million during the 2016-17 season. It is estimated that after final numbers are tallied, the 2016-17 season will be the state’s second best season on record. This year’s season total was up six percent over the five-year average, marking the fourth consecutive year that skier visits at CSCUSA resorts have outperformed the five-year average.

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  • Winter Park Resort Opens for Summer this Saturday

    on June 8 | in Events, Summer, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

    Trestle Bike Park opens this Saturday

    Trestle Bike Park opens this Saturday

    Winter Park Resort will open summer operations this Saturday, June 10 with a big kick-off weekend that includes the 8th annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival and the opening of Trestle Bike Park.

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