• Each spring, the U.S. ski industry bestows special recognition for ski area operators, and last week Sunlight Mountain Resort received three top distinctions in the areas of marketing and public relations. Slope and Soak Voted Best “Bring a Friend” Campaign On May 19, Sunlight was honored with...

  • Aspen Snowmass

    What more could a skier or snowboarder ask for than a ski season that runs almost into June with an après-ski scene that’s unmatched outside of Colorado Ski Country...

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    One Family’s Unique Colorado Ski Country Adventure

    May 12 | 766 Views | No Comments

    By R. Scott Rappold “Danger: Cliffs.” J.B. Bissell paused to contemplate. Were he and his two boys in over their heads? Though he grew up skiing in Colorado, he’d never been to Wolf Creek, a southern Colorado resort legendary for its deep powder – they get 450 inches a year – and extreme...

  • Copper Mountain Resort Announces Kids Ski Free with 2016/17 Season Passes

    on March 16 | in Copper Mountain, Deals | by | with Comments Off on Copper Mountain Resort Announces Kids Ski Free with 2016/17 Season Passes

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    · 2016/17 Copper Season Passes and 4-Packs on sale now
    · Kids Ski Free features a free child season pass with the purchase of an adult season pass until June 1
    · Purchase by April 4 to receive the best price possible

    Skiers and riders can lock in their snow days for next winter with a 2016/17 Copper Season Pass or Copper 4-Pack, both now on sale. Copper Mountain is excited to announce Kids Ski Free, a promotion where children receive a free season pass with the purchase of an adult season pass. Continue Reading

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  • Mid-Season Skier Visits On the Rise

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    Scott Smith, Purgatory Resort

    Scott Smith, Purgatory Resort

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation through February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 3.8 percent during the second period of the 2015/16 season, defined as January 1, 2016 through February 29, 2016, compared to the same period of the prior year. The mid-season momentum has also pushed the industry ahead in season-to-date skier visit totals, defined as opening day through February 29, 2016, where visitation at CSCUSA resorts was up by 6.2 percent compared to the same point in time last year. Continue Reading

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  • Bring Your Green Ski Gear and Your Appetite for St. Patrick’s Day in Ski Country

    on March 15 | in Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Events, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off on Bring Your Green Ski Gear and Your Appetite for St. Patrick’s Day in Ski Country

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    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    While snow is a rarity in Ireland, that’s not stopping Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas and resorts from celebrating the Emerald Isle’s mastery of the English language, its ferocious warriors, and its above-average rugby players. So head up to the mountain this Thursday and wear every article of green ski gear you may happen to own. Here’s a rundown of St. Paddy’s Day-themed activities in Ski Country. Continue Reading

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  • Eight Good Reasons to Ski Colorado’s Gem Resorts in March

    on March 14 | in Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Deals, Eldora, Events, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Granby Ranch, Sunlight | by | with Comments Off on Eight Good Reasons to Ski Colorado’s Gem Resorts in March

    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Colorado’s eight Gem Resorts are giving skiers and snowboarders plenty of reasons to leave their bikes and golf clubs in storage, get a nice spring wax on their boards, and head up to the mountains enjoy the warm sun and soft snow that typically accompanies spring in Colorado Ski Country.

    From lift ticket deals to fat bike races, environmental education activities to easter egg hunts and more, late March is a great time to visit a Gem resort. Here’s hoping you still have a day or two left on your Gems Card, because they’re sold out!

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  • Kids Ski Free on Four Winter Park Passes in 2016-17

    on March 13 | in Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Steamboat, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off on Kids Ski Free on Four Winter Park Passes in 2016-17

    Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort

    Families who love to ski and ride now have the option of great mountains and great savings with a free kids pass with purchase of an adult Rocky Mountain Super Pass+, Rocky Mountain Super Pass, the Winter Park Resort Pass, or Route 40 Pass for the 2016-17 winter season.  All kids 12 and under are eligible for the free pass and, like their adult counterparts, the kid’s pass comes with no blackouts.  Continue Reading

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  • Aspen Snowmass Salutes to Springtime

    on March 12 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Events, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off on Aspen Snowmass Salutes to Springtime

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass salutes to springtime in the mountains with an abundance of free events across all four peaks. Events range from three Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts headlined with acts such as Big Gigantic, Terrain Park Boot Camps at Snowmass, a Bacon Appreciation Day at Buttermilk, two fireworks shows in Snowmass and more. In addition to spring event happenings, Aspen Snowmass continues to provide over 5,000 acres of spring skiing/riding across the four peaks of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. Continue Reading

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  • Cooper’s Claims to Fame: from Soldier Training Camp to Family Ski Getaway

    on March 11 | in Cooper, Insider Secrets | by | with Comments Off on Cooper’s Claims to Fame: from Soldier Training Camp to Family Ski Getaway

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    Cooper is one of the oldest ski resorts in the US, and boasts its origins with the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division who cut the first trails on Cooper Hill for training exercises. The 10th Mountain Division soldiers weren’t in the war long, but they really distinguished themselves during their engagement. Continue Reading

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  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort Announces KT Tunstall for Spring Concert

    on March 10 | in Crested Butte, Dining and Nightlife, Events | by | with Comments Off on Crested Butte Mountain Resort Announces KT Tunstall for Spring Concert

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    Ski Town Breakdown is free on March 19th

    Skiing, springtime and music go hand in hand at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, as it hosts its annual Ski Town Breakdown spring concert on Saturday, March 19. This year’s show will feature singer-songwriter KT Tunstall live at the resort, just as she is in the midst of producing a new album. Enjoy a day on the slopes, then swing by for libations and KT’s infectious tunes that are sure to wow the crowd with her positive energy and spirit in the Colorado sunshine. Continue Reading

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  • Let’s Check in with Ski Granby Ranch

    on March 9 | in Insider Secrets, Ski Granby Ranch, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Let’s Check in with Ski Granby Ranch

    Ski Granby Ranch

    Ski Granby Ranch

    Ski Granby Ranch bills itself as one of Colorado’s most family-friendly ski mountains. Granby Ranch has fun lesson programs, convenient access, and affordable prices that make it a long-time family favorite. The 5,400 acre, four-season resort gives guests a variety of activities that cause families to make it their home away from home. Continue Reading

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  • Let’s Check in with Wolf Creek in Southern Colorado

    on March 8 | in Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding, Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off on Let’s Check in with Wolf Creek in Southern Colorado

     

    wcsa_nov16-0045Wolf Creek Ski Area is known for deep powder and its great mix of beautiful pristine terrain. Every ability level and age group enjoys the quality and abundance of snow as well as the friendly atmosphere that is eminently present.

    Located in Southern Colorado, Wolf Creek has a reputation for early-season skiing, excellent homemade food and pastries available in the lodge, and is notorious for receiving the most snow in the state. So far this season, Wolf Creek has received 339 inches of snow, and given that this is an El Nino year, that number could climb much higher before the season ends.

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