• Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    Resorts Across the State Offer Free Skiing for Young Participants As part of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts’ commitment to providing an enjoyable and affordable ski vacation for families, many resorts offer free skiing for kids. By waiving a lift ticket fee for kids under a certain age...

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    Warm-Up Runs

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    Getting out on the slopes at Thanksgiving is a tradition. In the years 1996-2000 BK (before kids), skiing at Thanksgiving was an annual tradition for my husband and me. We would head for Steamboat, rent a condo with a few of my siblings and assorted friends, drink way too much and ski and snowboard...

  • Opening Day at Monarch last season. Courtesy Scott Pressly, Monarch Mountain AVP of Mountain Operations

    Monarch Mountain to Open this Friday, December 2

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    Monarch Mountain, which depends 100% on natural snowfall, will kick off the 2016/2017 season on Friday, Dec. 2! The base lodge and rental shop will open at 8 a.m. and the lifts will start turning at 9 a.m...

  • Aspen Snowmass Presents – One: Mind Body Spirit

    on October 13 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Video | by | with 1 Comment

    Aspen Series Connor Marx

    What can you do with one season at Aspen Snowmass? What about one week? One day? Or just one run? The new video series from Aspen Snowmass, One: Mind Body Spirit, answers all those questions and opens your eyes to the possibilities the mountains have to offer. The four part series features some of Aspen’s most talented locals, from professional skier and X-Games medalist Torin Yater-Wallace to terrain park destroying snowboarder Connor Marx (pictured above). Check out the complete series here:

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  • Skiing With the Whole Family at Loveland Ski Area

    on October 11 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Loveland, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snow | by | with No Comments

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    Colorado Ski Country truly has a Mountain for Everyone. For lifelong skier and Denver local Jeff O’Brien, Loveland Ski Area is the perfect place for a weekend getaway with the whole family. That’s why he chose Loveland when it was time to take his youngest son skiing for the first time. Watch this video to see why Jeff fell in love with Loveland decades ago and why he is still a regular at this Colorado Gem.

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  • US Ski & Snowboard Association Rocky Mountain Division All-Star Team Announced

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    Photo Credit: Colorado Ski Country USA/Katherine Rainbolt

    Photo Credit: Colorado Ski Country USA

    Yesterday during the US Ski & Snowboard Association’s Fall Festival 50 young alpine and freestyle athletes were recognized as USSA Rocky Mountain Division Colorado All-Stars. 

    All-stars compete locally, nationally and internationally in pursuit of their US Ski Team and Olympic dreams. The All-star team is made up of 30 alpine skiers and 20 freestyle skiers.

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  • Eldora Announces Three New Black Diamond Runs

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    Exciting news from Eldora today as the resort announced three (3) new black diamond ski runs. All three runs will be open and ready to enjoy this coming ski and snowboard season.

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  • 2016 Ski and Snowboard Film Premieres in Colorado

    on October 5 | in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding, Video | by | with Comments Off on 2016 Ski and Snowboard Film Premieres in Colorado

    If you’re anything like us, there is no better way to get excited for the winter season than to attend a ski or snowboard film premiere. Nothing matches the excitement and energy of watching top-notch riding paired with world-class cinematography amongst a group of like-minded skiers or snowboarders. We’re lucky enough in Colorado to host an abundance of ski and snowboard film premieres all over the state, but finding information on the plethora of screenings can be difficult. But don’t worry, we’ve done most of the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is show up.

    DISCLAIMER: Not all teasers and trailers are intended for family audiences.

    Warren Miller – Here There and Every Where


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  • Return of the Ski Train, Added Flights Make it Easier to Visit Colorado’s Premier Ski Resorts

    on October 5 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Purgatory, Silverton, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, Travel Planning & Tips, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off on Return of the Ski Train, Added Flights Make it Easier to Visit Colorado’s Premier Ski Resorts

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    New and added flights from Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Diego and the return of the Winter Park Express will give skiers and riders more options to get to their favorite Colorado Ski Country USA resorts this winter.

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  • The Race To Open Begins

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    Photo by Dustin Schaefer courtesy of Loveland Ski Area

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer courtesy of Loveland Ski Area

    The annual “Race to Open” has officially begun with Loveland Ski Area turning on the snowmaking guns for the 2016-17 season around 10:00pm October 3, 2016. According to resort officials, “Loveland hopes to open sometime mid-late October.  It’s snowing hard and temps are going to stay low through the week providing great conditions for our snowmakers.”

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  • The Fourth Phase Watch Party and Rail Jam at Copper Mountain

    on September 29 | in Copper Mountain, Events | by | with Comments Off on The Fourth Phase Watch Party and Rail Jam at Copper Mountain

    In anticipation for the upcoming winter season, Woodward Copper and Adaptive Action Sports are set to host free the global premiere of The Fourth Phase at Copper Mountain on Sunday, Oct. 2. This new film from professional snowboarder Travis Rice became a reality thanks to Curt Morgan and Red Bull Media House in association with Brain Farm, the same team behind the 2011 film The Art of FLIGHT.

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  • Good News for Cooper and Freedom Pass Holders

    on September 28 | in Ski Cooper, Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Good News for Cooper and Freedom Pass Holders

    The Ridge Cat at Cooper

    Big changes are in store for the Freedom Pass and Cooper season pass holders. The Freedom Pass is now free for all season pass holders at partner mountains, and the number of partner mountains has more than doubled from last season, now including a Colorado favorite, Cooper. So what does that mean for Cooper season pass holders? More options, that’s what.

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  • Three Ways to Get Ready for Ski Season

    on September 26 | in General, Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding, Summer, Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off on Three Ways to Get Ready for Ski Season

    Opening Day 2015 at Arapahoe Basin (Photo by Jack Dempsey for Colorado Ski Country USA)

    Opening Day 2015 at Arapahoe Basin (Photo by Jack Dempsey for Colorado Ski Country USA)

    With a ski season stretching from mid-October and well into the spring, Colorado has one of the longest ski seasons in the country. Now that Labor Day has passed, fall is quickly turning into winter with temperatures dropping, snowfall in the high country and snowmaking about to begin at some resorts. Don’t get caught unprepared for opening day; follow these tips to get ready for ski season.

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