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    These Could Be The Happiest People On The Slopes

    Feb 8 | 146 Views | No Comments

    This is what happens when you give a video camera to an expert snowboarder and a beginner skier and tell them to go have fun at Crested Butte. These could be the happiest people on the slopes...

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    Colorado Resorts Know Teens, Too

    Feb 7 | 168 Views | No Comments

    by Kristen Lummis When people think of family skiing, they often think of families with small children. But families come in all shapes and sizes, and in Colorado, you’ll find plenty of ski resorts with programming for families with teens. As the mother of two teen boys, there is one thing I...

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    Good, Free Things to Do in Ski Country

    Feb 6 | 290 Views | No Comments

    by Kristen Lummis When it comes to four-letter words, free is one of our favorites. A skiing family, we’re always looking for ways to save money and maximize value. Here’s a quick round-up of some of our favorite ways to save money and have fun this winter at Colorado resorts. This list is by...

  • Colorado Ski Country Resorts Promote Safe Skiing and Riding in January

    on December 29 | in Events, Safety | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country Resorts Promote Safe Skiing and Riding in January

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    January is National Safety Month at ski resorts across America, and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are hosting special safety-related programs and activities all month long to raise awareness and demonstrate the many ways guests can keep safe on the slopes every day. Activities include a wide array of hands-on demonstrations by ski patrol such as bringing guests on patrol sweeps at the end of the day, demonstrating training exercises, and many more interactive safety experiences. Additionally, some resorts’ highly trained avalanche dogs will show off their impressive skills in avalanche response simulations, an annual favorite for guests.

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  • New Year’s Resolution: Get your ski fit now

    on December 28 | in Insider Secrets | by | with Comments Off on New Year’s Resolution: Get your ski fit now

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    By Rachel Walker

    There are some people who devote the months of October and November to doing hundreds of lunges, box jumps, sprints, and burpees—all in the name of “ski fitness.” They might do it in specialized classes at a gym or in their back yard. They’re usually proud of this commitment, mentioning it as frequently as they ask you what ski pass you bought.

    Good for them.

    For the rest of us, well, it’s not too late to get your ski (or snowboard) legs on. And you don’t need a swanky gym membership to do it. Here’s how.
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  • Colorado Resorts Ring in 2016 with Flare

    on December 27 | in Events | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Resorts Ring in 2016 with Flare

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    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are ready to ring in 2016 with fun family activities and festive events. Featuring New Year’s fireworks galore, guests at Colorado’s ski resorts can celebrate the year in glowing style. Following are highlights of some of the New Year’s activities and programs happening at resorts.

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  • Where’s the Mistletoe?

    on December 26 | in Snow | by | with Comments Off on Where’s the Mistletoe?

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  • We Wish You a Merry and Snowy Christmas

    on December 25 | in General | by | with Comments Off on We Wish You a Merry and Snowy Christmas

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  • The Twelve Days of Ski Country

    on December 24 | in Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on The Twelve Days of Ski Country

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    On the first day in Ski Country my true love gave to me….
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  • Arapahoe Basin’s Montezuma Bowl Opens Today

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    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin

    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin

    Winter is officially here, and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) celebrates today by announcing that Montezuma Bowl will open for the 2015-16 season around mid-day on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. This is the second earliest opening for this terrain in its nine year history, opening five days earlier than last season. The Montezuma Bowl terrain and Zuma lift opened in the 2007-08 season; this expansion contains some of the most varied terrain at the ski area, including long intermediate groomers, natural tree skiing and extreme steeps. Continue Reading

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  • Don Your Ugly Sweater for Eldora’s Classic Holiday Slalom Race

    on December 22 | in Eldora, Events, Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off on Don Your Ugly Sweater for Eldora’s Classic Holiday Slalom Race

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    Do you have a Ho-Ho horrible holiday sweater or a snazzy Elf ensemble? Come on up to Eldora Mountain Resort on Thursday December 24th for the 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater or Elf Costume Contest and Classic Slalom Race. Continue Reading

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  • Click-in with Chris Davenport

    on December 21 | in Aspen Mountain, Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Click-in with Chris Davenport

    Chris Davenport in Aspen, ColoradoThe Little Nell is excited to introduce Click-In With Chris Davenport from March 6 – 9 – the winter skiing version of its popular summer cycling camp, Clip-In With Christian Vande Velde. This is a ski camp done The Little Nell-style with all the Five-Star services and amenities of Aspen’s only ski-in/ski-out hotel, and surprises along the way.

    Joining Chris as hosts will be Christian along with George Hincapie, the champs at our summer camp, and self-described intermediate skiers for the winter one. (In other words, it’s payback time when you get show these pros how it’s done on the slopes! Continue Reading

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  • Three Perfect Days at Aspen Snowmass

    on December 20 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snowmass, Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off on Three Perfect Days at Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen 14-S-025_2100x1400_300_RGBby Kristen Lummis www.BraveSkiMom.com

    When it comes legendary ski resorts, it’s hard to top Aspen.

    Arguably North America’s most famous skiing destination, Aspen has been welcoming ski bums, mountain enthusiasts, intellectuals and the rich and famous for decades.

    The town and the resort are also 100% welcoming to ordinary folks and families. This season, Aspen Snowmass has a new Kids Ski Free program, as well as reduced ticket prices for teens, making a long weekend in Pitkin County more affordable.

    No kids? No worries. Keep reading. We’ve got tips to keep everyone happy. Continue Reading

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