• Eldora 2014 Opening Day is Friday, November 21

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    Eldora Mountain Resort is set to open on Friday, November 21st for skiing and snowboarding at 9:00 AM. JP Chevalier, Marketing & Skier Services Director, says “We have been so fortunate”, with recent snow storms that delivered a couple feet of natural snow and snowmaking operation is in...

  • As the days grow shorter and the snow gets deeper, resorts are ready to ring in the winter holiday season in Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) with lodging packages, fun family activities, and a variety of festive events. From Kids Ski Free promotions and on-mountain holiday dining to skiing with...

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    After a fairly dry fall Norse snow god, Ullr, has smiled on the Southwest Colorado town of Telluride. The ski area is blanketed in snow after a three day storm that hit the San Juan Mountains over the weekend. Telluride Ski Resort is reporting a storm total of 33 inches, a great start to ski...

  • Aspen/Snowmass College X Pass Now On Sale

    on October 4 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Deals, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off




    College students will once again be able to save big and ski/ride for only $42.50 per day at Aspen Snowmass during X Games Aspen, Jan. 22-25, 2015 by purchasing a College X Pass. The College X Pass is a picture pass valid for two days of skiing or riding during X Games Aspen for only $85 and includes a coupon for 35 percent off equipment rentals at Four Mountain Sports. Up to two additional days can be loaded onto the pass for just $53/day. This pass is good at all four mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and the home mountain of X Games Aspen – Buttermilk. The College X Pass is valid during X Games dates only – Jan. 22-25, 2015 – and must be purchased by Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Schools Offer Wealth of Options for Front Range Parents

    on October 3 | in Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Eldora, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Loveland, Monarch, Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    (Snow) School’s In Session

    Photo courtesy Winter Park Resort

    By Rachel Walker

    Before I had kids, this time of year centered around one question: which ski pass are you getting? These days, with two young boys (ages 4.5 and 2.5) the question is modified: which ski school program are you signing up for?

    It’s something all of my friends are asking, us “Front Rangers” with powder addictions and fledgling rippers. Some of us have ski houses in the high country (not me, sadly), others are intrepid day-trippers, and still others prefer to stay close to home. Fortunately, nearly all of the resorts in Colorado have multi-day ski school programs that offer consistency and financial discounts. Here’s a round-up: Continue Reading

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  • Colorado’s Cold War Heats Up as Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Fire Their Snow Guns

    on October 2 | in Arapahoe Basin, Loveland | by | with Comments Off

    L-R: Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area; Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    L-R: Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area; Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Loveland Ski Area fired their snow guns and kicked Colorado’s #RaceToOpen into high gear last night, October 1, 2014.

    “It takes approximately two weeks from the start of snowmaking to create the 18-inch base necessary to start skiing on the first trail to open, the intermediate High Noon run. After that, we focus our snowmaking efforts on the neighboring Ramrod and Sundance runs, and if the snowmaking season is prime, we move to the upper mountain. We hope to see a strong early snow season to buttress our efforts and bring the snow to the powderhounds in Colorado!”, said Adrienne Saia Isaac, Marketing & Communications Manager for Arapahoe Basin.

    Just across the Continental Divide, Mother Nature delivered seven inches of snow to the slopes of Loveland Ski Area over the past three days. Not to be outdone, Loveland’s snowmaking team fired up 17 snow guns last night and began laying down some man-made flakes of their own.

    “Our first night of snowmaking was very productive,” said Bobby Babeon, trail maintenance and snowmaking manager. “Mother Nature got us off to a good start and our team is ready to finish the job. We will keep making snow around the clock as conditions permit and the slopes should be ready for the first skiers and riders in just a few weeks.” Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: A Stunning Backdrop at Durango Mountain Resort

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    Durango Mountain Resort

    Durango Mountain Resort

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  • Wordless Wednesday: September Skiing & Snowboarding in Silverton

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    2014-9-30 Silverton Mountain (1)

    Silverton Mountain

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  • Winter is in the Air with Snowmaking Underway at Copper Mountain Resort

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    Copper Mountain Resort

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    More than two inches of natural snow graced the slopes of Copper Mountain Resort late Monday night when snowmakers kicked into gear and started snow making operations. An overnight wet-blub temp of 26 degrees made it possible for snowmaking guns lining Upper Andy’s and Copperopolis trails to debut. Live snowmaking can be seen from Copper’s Excelerator Web Cam. Copper will celebrate its 2014/2015 Opening Day in only 31 days on Halloween, Oct. 31. Continue Reading

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  • Cat Skiing at Ski Cooper’s Chicago Ridge is a Pure Colorado Ski Country Experience

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    Here’s another video from last year to get you ready for the 2014-15 season. The Chicago Ridge snowcat operation at Ski Cooper near Leadville is worth a quick detour from the beaten path.

    Cat Skiing at Ski CooperTucked away on top of Tennessee Pass, you’ll find a ski resort that packs in big adventure and small town charm. Imagine great snow, close-in parking, affordable lift tickets, and no lift lines.  This is Ski Cooper.

    While there is access to a variety of trails on their two chairlifts (well five if you count the platter, handle tow, and Colorado’s longest Magic Carpet), they have one very awesome trick in their back pocket: CAT SKIING!

    Cat Skiing at Ski Cooper

    The Chicago Ridge Snowcat day trip promises picturesque views and backcountry comfort.  Here, you’ll unpack your skis and boards and launch into open bowls and gladed terrain.  The cozy snowcat drops you at the top of each run, so you can enjoy turn after powdery turn of crowd-free skiing.  Reenergize with a gourmet lunch inside a heated yurt.  This is the way backcountry skiing was meant to be enjoyed.   It’s an adventure that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Has A Mountain For Everyone

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  • A Skier’s Vow: Every Ski Day is a Good Ski Day

    on September 26 | in Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off


    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    By James Lummis

    As I prepare for the upcoming ski season I am taking a vow declaring that Every Ski Day is a Good Ski Day.  No longer am I going to let having fun take the back seat.

    A Western Slope skier, there should be no shortage of fun in my life. I get great powder days at Powderhorn, incredible diversity of terrain at Aspen/Snowmass, and laps on the North Face T-bar at Crested Butte. But even on the best days, I don’t always put aside other obligations. With a computer in my pocket, I find myself working on lifts, cringing when the phone rings and generally distracted, thinking about work when I should be lost in the joy of perfect turns.  Even when I turn off my phone, I’ve let less than pristine conditions, or less than 100% open terrain, diminish my day. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: The A-Frame at Steamboat

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    Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat Ski Resort

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