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    Hop Aboard Colorado’s Other Ski Train

    Feb 16 | 2203 Views | 1 Comment

     Amtrak to Glenwood Springs drops skiers at Sunlight’s Doorstep Did you know there’s more than one ski train in Colorado? Amtrak’s California Zephyr is exactly that, dropping skiers and riders off daily in Glenwood Springs, the home of Sunlight Mountain Resort, where walkup adult lift...

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2015 Nature Valley Aspen Winternational - Aspen, CO
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    Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series Bands Announced Aspen Snowmass announces the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals event schedule for the World Cup Village as well as three nights of free Bud Light Hi-Fi concert performances in Wagner Park, located downtown Aspen. The events will be part of the Audi FIS Ski...

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    A Family Weekend at Sunlight Mountain

    Feb 13 | 362 Views | No Comments

    It was all about family time – and it ended up being just that. One of the reasons our family goes skiing is so we can be active together. We all know how difficult it can be to get the whole family together, let alone out in nature doing a physical activity. That is one [&hellip...

  • 50 Years of Skiing at Powderhorn

    on December 19 | in Uncategorized | by | with 4 Comments

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    In celebration of Powderhorn’s 50th Anniversary, they’ve released this awesome video that dives deep into the history of skiing on the Grand Mesa. This is a must watch for any Colorado history enthusiast!

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  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort Celebrates the Winter Solstice

    on December 15 | in Crested Butte, Events | by | with No Comments

    Umbrella Bar under the moon light in Crested Butte. Photo: Chris Segal

    Umbrella Bar under the moon light in Crested Butte. Photo: Chris Segal

    Warm Up by the Fire with a Hot Cider at the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks

    To celebrate the start of the 2016-2017 winter season and the oncoming increase in daylight, Crested Butte Mountain Resort will play host to the Winter Solstice Après Party on Wednesday, December 21. The party will take place on the mountain at the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks. The Winter Solstice Party brings family and friends together in an intimate but social setting, while highlighting the surrounding peaks under the evening sky.

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  • Hesperus Ski Area Opens this Saturday

    on December 15 | in Hesperus Ski Area | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Hesperus.

    Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Hesperus.

    Resort officials announced Hesperus Ski Area, located in southwestern Colorado near Durango, is opening for the 2016/2017 season on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9am with top to bottom skiing and riding, conditions permitting. To celebrate the start of the season, a DJ will provide a fun, family vibe, and guests can enjoy grilled hot dogs and bratwurst. The Hesperus lodge and snack bar, rental shop, and ski & ride school will be open. The ski area will be open Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9am to 9pm, and lift tickets are $39 for full-day adults; or $29 for adults night skiing from 4pm to 9pm (see below for all categories of lift ticket prices). Lift hours after Saturday are 9am to 4pm, daily through Jan. 1.  After Jan. 2, Hesperus will be open regular operating hours, and will include night skiing. Check the Ski-Hesperus.com for more details.

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  • A Family Reunion at Powderhorn Mountain Resort

    on December 14 | in Powderhorn, Video | by | with No Comments

    Alan Howland and family enjoying the views from Powderhorn.

    Alan Howland and family enjoying the views from Powderhorn.

    Alan from Zachary, LA has been coming to Powderhorn Mountain Resort with his family since 1988 because of the great snow and secluded nature of this unique Colorado resort. Powderhorn is located alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado’s gorgeous Grand Mesa – the world’s largest flattop mountain. In this video, sit back, enjoy a bowl of gumbo and see why “it’s like a family reunion” every time the Howland’s come to visit.

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  • Don’t let Winter Take a Bite out of your ski day

    on December 14 | in Insider Secrets, Safety, Skiing & Snowboarding, Uncategorized | by | with 1 Comment

    Photo by Jason Lombard courtesy of Wolf Creek.

    Notice the face mask, pack and lenses. Photo by Jason Lombard courtesy of Wolf Creek.

    Tips for surviving brutal conditions on the slopes

    There’s a saying among skiers and snowboarders: “The worst days are the best days.”

    Sure, we all dream of those days when it snows all night and the sun comes out for first chair, revealing a world blanketed in a sea of untouched goodness, warming our toes and souls. But most of the time, chasing powder means skiing in falling snow, brutal winds, poor visibility and bone-chilling cold. And even the sunny days can be brutal; at 10,000 feet above sea level, the sun can provide precious little warmth in the dead of winter.

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  • Winter Storm Drops Significant Powder Over 72 Hours

    on December 12 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin

    Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin

    Mother Nature continued to reward Colorado skiers and riders for their patience in the fall with up to two feet of snow in the last 72 hours at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas.

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  • Sunlight to Open Top-to-Bottom for 50th Birthday Season

    on December 7 | in Sunlight | by | with 1 Comment

    Photo by Todd Patrick

    Photo by Todd Patrick

    New Upgrades Target Guest Experience, Vastly Expanded Ski and Snowboard Rental Fleet.

    Sunlight Mountain Resort will open for its 50th Birthday season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on more than 150 acres. The 680-acre resort has received 5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours and more than two feet in the past month.

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  • Another Double Digit Storm Hits Colorado Ski Country

    on December 7 | in Snow | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Carl Frey courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    Photo by Carl Frey courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    With the Holidays Right around the Corner, December’s Forecast Promises More Snow

    With more ski areas and terrain opening throughout December, Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas received another double digit storm over the last 48 hours.

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  • Skiing at Sunlight Mountain – “The Ultimate Family Resort”

    on December 7 | in Sunlight | by | with No Comments

    Soaking in the views of the Roaring Fork Valley

    Soaking in the views of the Roaring Fork Valley

    In the latest video from our “Mountain for Everyone” series, find out why Denver local Amber Johnson called Sunlight Mountain the “ultimate family resort” as her family skis, snowmobiles, and “soaks” at Sunlight Mountain and the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs in Glenwood, Colorado. The great skiing, affordable pricing and awesome nearby amenities make Sunlight Mountain the perfect place for a budget-friendly family getaway. For more information on Sunlight’s “Ski, Swim, Stay” package, click here.

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  • 2017 U.S. Grand Prix Returns to Copper Mountain, Dec. 11 – 17

    on December 6 | in Copper Mountain, Events | by | with No Comments

    Kevin Rolland

    Athletes from around the world will go head-to-head at Copper Mountain at the 2017 U.S. Grand Prix, Dec. 11 – 17. Freeski and snowboard athletes take to the Main Vein Superpipe. The weekend will also feature big air snowboarding, a new Olympic discipline, as part of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Winter Champions Series.

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