• by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, there were a lot of important men in professional skier Zack Giffin’s life. There was his father, whom he describes as “a wild inventor,” a man who was “constantly developing new ideas” and marketing them. There...

  • Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1. “We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing...

  • 2014-10-28 Steamboat Snowmaking See Me

    Steamboat Fires Up Snowmaking

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    Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin adding to the natural snow Mother Nature has delivered this month in anticipation of Opening Day, Wednesday, November 26, 2014. “It’s always exciting when snow covers the mountain especially this early in...

  • Unforgettable: Heli-boarding at Silverton

    on September 15 | in Silverton, Snow | by | with Comments Off

    To whet your appetite for the 2014-15 ski season, we’re re-publishing a video from our intrepid Mountain Correspondent about the fun you can have at Silverton Mountain when you swap a chairlift for a helicopter.

    Silverton Mountain

    Silverton Mountain

    It would be hard to beat a perfect day snowboarding down endless fields of powdery bliss—unless, of course, you arrive by HELICOPTER!   Goodbye chairlift lines, hello heli! Continue Reading

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  • Snowboard on the Block Takes Over Denver’s RiNo Neighborhood This Saturday

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    Block Festival Square

    Snowboard events take place all over the world, but there is only one that combines the mastery of the year’s top videos, the relentless energy of a music festival, with the nail-biting action of a rail jam in the streets. The largest snowboard season kickoff event in history, Snowboard on the Block will return to Downtown Denver on Saturday, September 13th 2014. The event will take place at the same site as last year, closing off three blocks in Denver’s Rino Arts District at 35th and Walnut Streets. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: Racing at Arapahoe Basin

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    Arapahoe Basin racer

    This dude looks crazy fast.

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  • Wordless Wednesday: A Hint of Winter at Crested Butte

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    Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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  • Wordless Wednesday: Wildflowers at Durango Mountain Resort

    on September 4 | in Purgatory, Summer | by | with Comments Off

    James Bunten, Durango Mountain Resort

    James Bunten, Durango Mountain Resort

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  • Colorado Ski Resorts Raise the Bar on Guest Experience for 2014/2015 Season

    on September 2 | in General, Resorts | by | with Comments Off

    Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort

    In the wake of a memorable 2013-14 Colorado ski season that set a record for statewide skier visits, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are aiming to maintain that positive momentum by investing in guest-facing amenities and operations improvements that will further enhance every facet of the skier and snowboarder experience, on and off the slopes.

    From major investments in hotels, on mountain dining and learning centers for young skiers and snowboarders, to new chairlifts, groomers, and snowmaking systems; CSCUSA resorts continue to hold guest satisfaction in the highest regard and make concrete improvements that will maintain and enhance the premier skiing and snowboarding experience at Colorado resorts.

    Below is a summary of the many upgrades at CSCUSA resorts guests will enjoy during the 2014-15 ski season. Continue Reading

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  • Keeping the Edge: Gear Maintenance

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    The signs are all around us: Whether it’s Powder Daze at Christy Sports, the launch of Colorado Ski Country USA’s 204-15 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program, or a dusting of snow at the Maroon Bells, winter is coming. To be ready to go on Opening Day, skiers and snowboarders in Colorado should have their gear tuned in the next few weeks. Here’s a helpful videoblog we put together last year.

    There’s nothing like feeling the G-forces of a true carve on a groomed run, or feeling like you’re flying while floating on deep powder. And, there’s nothing like getting smacked down onto a patch of ice when you can’t hold an edge, or getting stuck on a catwalk because you have no wax. It’s not you. It’s your gear. Continue Reading

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  • Sunlight Mountain Resort Season Passes On Sale Now

    on August 31 | in Deals, Sunlight | by | with Comments Off

    10_26_2011_Sunlight_04

    It’s time to celebrate the coming of another glorious winter in Glenwood Springs! Sunlight Mountain Resort has announced that season passes are on sale now. When purchased before September 15th, 2014, guests can save up to $125 on an adult pass, starting at only $405.

    Passes can be purchased at Sunlight Ski & Bike on 309 9th St. in downtown Glenwood Springs or at sunlightmtn.com. With direct access to the lifts, no lift lines and free VIP parking, Sunlight gives you “So Much to Smile About.”   Continue Reading

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  • First Snow Makes for a Festive Fall Friday in Ski Country

    on August 29 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Snow, Snowmass, Telluride | by | with Comments Off

    Photo credits clockwise from left: Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass; Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass; Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort; Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass; Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort

    Photo credits clockwise from left: Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass; Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass; Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort; Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass; Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort

    Earlier this week, Mother Nature signaled the end of summer in Colorado Ski Country by dusting snow on the Maroon Bells near Aspen/Snowmass and Crested Butte Mountain Resort and at Telluride Ski Resort.

     

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  • Eldora Announces Pass Pricing for 2014/15 Season

    on August 28 | in Deals, Eldora | by | with Comments Off

    Eldora: Turning Kids into Skiers and Riders In Your Own Backyard

    Eldora: Turning Kids into Skiers and Riders In Your Own Backyard

    Eldora Mountain Resort has Super Value in season pass offerings for this coming 2014-2015 winter season and is scheduled to open for alpine skier services on Friday, November 21st 2014.

    Alpine guests can access Eldora Mountain Resort ski lifted terrain, with slopes that accumulate an average of 300 inches per season, to enjoy snowboard, ski and telemark downhill experiences on perfect naturally divided terrain. For 2014-2015, Eldora mountain operations adds two new Kassbohrer grooming machines to the existing fleet of five groomers to smooth things out for all ability levels.

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