• Telluride Ski Resort has announced that the national reggae act, Iration, will be headlining the Mountain Town Get Down scheduled for March 28 and 29, 2015.  Now in its second year, the Mountain Town Get Down attracts spring skiing and music enthusiasts for a weekend full of on-snow festivities...

  • Purgatory is Back!

    Feb 27 | 212 Views | No Comments

    Durango Mountain Resort announced that James Coleman, a local Durango, Colo. businessman, finalized the purchase of the resort on February 25, 2015.  Coleman disclosed that his first order of business is to change the name of Durango Mountain Resort back to “Purgatory” Resort and use the ski...

  • Celebrate Winter Park’s 75th Anniversary by Train

    Feb 26 | 198 Views | No Comments

    UPDATE: This event is now sold out. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort will operate a Winter Park Express excursion train on March 14, taking passengers and their ski gear by Amtrak train from Denver Union Station directly to the resort that morning — then back to Denver that evening — in...

  • Colorado Ski Country USA Reports Strong Early Season Skier Visits

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    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) reported today that total skier visits at its 21 member resorts were approximately one percent off last year’s blistering pace during the first period of the 2014/15 ski season, defined as Opening Day (October 17, 2014) through December 31, 2014, compared to the same period last year. Last season’s first period skier visits were more than 20 percent up over the preceding season’s first period. Additionally, 2014/15 first period skier visits, like last season’s first period skier visits, exceeded the five-year first period average, this year by nearly four percent. Continue Reading

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  • Wordless Wednesday: A Sea of Powder at Loveland

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  • Slip, Slide and Ride with WinterBike at Copper Mountain Jan 24th

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    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    On Saturday, Jan. 24, Copper Mountain’s 4th Annual WinterBike race is back bigger and better than ever before with JuniorBike and LittleBike, fireworks and fat bike demos all weekend long.

    Find a race for every member in the family with LittleBike for ages 9 and under and JuniorBike for ages 10 – 16. LittleBike will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 with JuniorBike starting at 5 p.m. Each race has a specially designed course around Copper’s Center Village to challenge kids and let them in on the winter biking craze. Registration for LittleBike and JuniorBike is free beginning at 3 p.m. in Center Village. Prizes will be awarded for the best flare and decorated bike. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado’s Responders in Red: Steamboat Ski Patrol Avalanche Rescue Demonstration

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    When ski accidents happen, resort ski patrollers are first on the scene. These highly trained professionals are continually sharpening their skills for real life scenarios where their expertise can save lives. Here, some ski patrol members from Steamboat demonstrate an avalanche rescue.

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  • Winter Park Paralympian Mike Shea Looks Forward to the X Games

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    Mike Shea

    Mike Shea

    By Troy Hawks

    Only two weeks after hanging out and signing autographs at the Denver Ski and Snowboard Expo (Nov. 13-16), paralympic athlete and 2014 silver medalist Mike Shea won his first World Cup event of the season and days later got his invitation to compete in the Adaptive Boarder X at this the 2015 Winter X Games Jan. 22 – 25 at Buttermilk.

    Eight months ago he was standing on a podium at Russia’s Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre just 30 miles from the Black Sea. That moment was the realization of a dream of more than four years. Continue Reading

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  • Eyes Wide Forward: Paralympian Ski Racer Beth Requist Talks about Her Focus on the Future

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    Eyes Wide Forward: Paralympian Ski Racer Beth Requist Talks about Her Focus on the Future

    Beth Requist

    By Troy Hawks

    Sometimes it’s easy to find yourself stuck in a moment. U2’s Bono sang a song about it. Beth Requist, a paralympian sit-Nordic and alpine ski racer, doesn’t allow it.

    The moment that Requist could be languishing in occured in August 2011: That’s when she jumped off a 40-foot cliff feet-first into the Upper Colorado River. It’s a plunge dozens of other whitewater thrill seekers take every summer day on this popular stretch of river that runs just south of Kremmling to State Bridge, Colorado.

    On her turn to jump, Requist says she entered the water at an awkward angle. There was no immediate pain, but she knew something was wrong. She couldn’t feel her legs.

    In that split-second moment, Requist’s life was changed forever. Continue Reading

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  • Bring your punched Passport to Front Range Christy Sports Locations for a Free Ski Country Poster

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    Has your child hit the slopes this season with their CSCUSA Passport? Bring in your child’s pass with at least one “punch” on it to any Front Range Christy Sports and get Colorado Ski Country’s signature poster for free!

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  • Some Helpful Safety Tips from Ski Patrol

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    January is National Safety Month at ski areas across America, and we teamed up with ski patrol at resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country for some important but light-hearted safety tips. Have a great weekend of skiing and riding and remember: Don’t eat the yellow snow!

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  • Throwback Thursday: Steamboat Legend Buddy Werner

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    Buddy Werner

    Buddy Werner

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  • Ski Cooper, A Snowboarding Pioneer Since 1981

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    Ski Cooper, A Snowboarding Pioneer Since 1981

    Did you go snurfing back in the day?

    This article was originally published in the Vail Daily.

    In April of 1981 Ski Cooper, located near the historic mining town of Leadville, hosted the very first snowboarding contest.

    This competition attracted early snowboarders such as Tom Sims, Jake Burton, Mark Christensen and others, all vying to see who would become the first King of the Mountain.Organized by Richard Christiansen, a surf shop owner in Boulder, the contest came about after a customer brought a board into Christiansen’s shop, saying he was using it on the snow and calling it a snowboard. Continue Reading

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