• Top Summer Events in Colorado Ski Country USA

    on May 29 | in Dining and Nightlife, Events, Resorts, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Top Summer Events in Colorado Ski Country USA

    Photo courtesy Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce

    When Colorado’s ski season finally winds down in June, outdoor enthusiasts will still find plenty of fun activities at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts throughout the summer. For those who enjoy watching athletes compete at the highest levels, elite road and mountain bicyclists will descend on Colorado to test themselves in the most challenging terrain Colorado offers.  In addition, CSCUSA resorts will host festivals celebrating a variety of recreational pursuits, from craft beer to hot air balloons to the best bluegrass musicians on the planet, and more. Whether it’s summer or winter, Colorado has a mountain for everyone.

    Below is a list of the top summer events in Colorado Ski Country USA: Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Ready to Welcome Summer

    on May 28 | in Crested Butte, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight | by | with No Comments

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    With the end of Colorado’s memorable 2013/14 ski and snowboard season in sight – except for perennial late closer Arapahoe Basin – Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are turning toward summer operations. Several resorts are building significant infrastructure improvements to enhance their summer outdoor recreational opportunities, such as mountain biking and disc golf. Below is a round-up of some of the 2014 summer-oriented capital improvements at CSCUSA resorts. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Areas Commit to Climate Challenge

    on May 14 | in Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Resorts | by | with No Comments

    Climate ChallengeAspen Snowmass and Steamboat are the latest Colorado ski areas to enroll in the Climate Challenge. The Climate Challenge is an environmental initiative produced by the National Ski Areas Association that targets carbon emission reductions. Now in its third year, a total of 29 ski areas including three other Colorado resorts are taking the four-step Challenge. Those four steps include taking an inventory of total existing emissions, targeting substantial emission reduction goals, followed by taking measures to reduce overall carbon footprints, and finally reporting results on an annual basis. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country: The Kings of Spring

    on April 25 | in Deals, Safety, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snow | by | with Comments Off

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland


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  • The Easter Bunny is Real and Colorado Ski Country Has Proof

    on April 23 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off

    Ski Country Easter Fun Fact #1: The Easter Bunny’s native habitat is on Colorado’s Continental Divide, not far from the Loveland Pass on US Highway 6. This weekend,  the Easter Bunny ventured a few miles down the mountain in each direction to visit nearby ski areas Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. Here are some picturesque shots of the Bunny doing his thing at A-Basin:

    A-Basin Easter Bunny Collage

    Photos courtesy Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

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  • Crested Butte to Re-open This Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27

    on April 22 | in Deals, Insider Secrets, Safety, Summer | by | with Comments Off

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    Never in the history of Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has the ski area re-opened the lifts for more skiing and riding once it has closed for the winter season. Given the great season and existing snow that still remains on the mountain on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, CBMR will open its operations on the Silver Queen lift to service intermediate and advanced skiing and riding for guests. Along with the re-opening, the resort is giving one more reason to celebrate: announcing 2014-2015 winter pass prices. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2013/14 Season Industry Award Winners

    on April 16 | in Snow | by | with Comments Off

    Michael Neumann, Aspen/Snowmass

    Michael Neumann, Aspen/Snowmass

    Every year, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) recognizes the top achievers in the Colorado ski industry through the Snowmaker, Groomer, and Terrain Master of the Year awards. Below is a list of this year’s winners. Continue Reading

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  • Dream On: Powder Lesson

    on April 13 | in Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

    There’s no question, this year has been a remarkable year for Colorado ski resorts. The snow just keeps coming and coming, even in mid-April!

    Whether skiing steep lines at Aspen Highlands or the family friendly cruisers at Copper Mountain, there will be fresh tracks to be had across Colorado Ski Country today.

    If you’re lucky enough to hit a big powder day, you surely want to come prepared. While many people think that ski and snowboard lessons are for beginners, there are actually quite a few tricks and tips for intermediate and advanced folks to improve their game–especially when it comes to powder skiing. Instead of being sore and wiped out the day after, but instead, feel supercharged for another day on the mountain. 

    Here’s a dreamy snapshot of a powder day ski lesson at Ski Granby Ranch. It’s a worthy investment.

    Dream On: Powder Lesson from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

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  • Silent Saturday: Slush Bumps at Steamboat

    on April 12 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Resort

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Resort

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  • Spring Skiing Shenanigans

    on April 11 | in General | by | with Comments Off

    When temperatures are on the rise, peel off some layers, bust out some good tunes, and let loose on the slopes!

    The snow is still oh-so-good and the fun ain’t over yet.  Bright colors are a tell-tale indicator of the fun ahead–and there’s nothing like a neon onesie to get you in the mood for some Spring skiing!  Bikinis, tank tops and shorts are welcome–just don’t forget to apply sunscreen in the appropriate areas.  Before you pull out your bike and put your skis away for the season, be sure to enjoy the sunshine on the slopes!  Pack a picnic or pick your favorite patio, and be on the lookout for the wild Springtime celebrations to come.

    Spring Skiing Shenanigans from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

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