• Crested Butte

    The Ups and Downs of Too Much Snow

    Jan 12 | 1178 Views | No Comments

    Recent storms post challenge for resorts, but skiers enjoying conditions of a lifetime On the morning of Jan. 11, the official snow report at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain was 6 inches. Snow reports are usually accurate. This was a lie. That’s because the day before, the lifts never ran....

  • The Ridge Cat at Loveland. Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    What’s Free in Colorado Ski Country

    Jan 10 | 2320 Views | No Comments

    Ski Areas Enhance Guest Experience Throughout the Season with Free Offerings Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas are known for their world class snow, skiing and snowboarding and overall guest experience, but many guests, including ski area veterans, may not realize there are many free...

  • Solo Riding

    Skiing and riding with your buddies can be one of the most rewarding activities out there, as few things match the stoke shared when high-fiving at the bottom after a run of hip-high blower pow, or once your friend finally lands that elusive backflip. But many people get sucked into the routine of...

  • First Family Ski Vacation at Monarch Mountain

    on November 21 | in Monarch, Video | by | with No Comments

    Monarch Mountain Screenshot

    Watch Sam from Hasting, NE as she heads to Monarch Mountain with her two kids and mother for their first family ski vacation. Monarch Mountain, located twenty miles west of Salida, Colorado, on Monarch Pass is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of some Colorado ski resorts. Featuring 54 trails, two terrain parks, and an extreme terrain area called Mirkwood, Monarch is a great place for beginners and experts alike.

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  • Winter Storm Brings Colorado Ski Country Over a Foot of Snow

    on November 18 | in Resorts, Snow | by | with No Comments

    13 Inches of snow blanketed Steamboat Resort. Photo by Larry Pierce.

    13 Inches of snow blanketed Steamboat Resort. Photo by Larry Pierce.

    As guests get ready to the head to the high country for the Thanksgiving Holiday and ski areas around the state prepare to open, Mother Nature blanketed resorts across Colorado with up to 13 inches of snow.

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  • Copper Mountain is Now Open for Winter!

    on November 18 | in Copper Mountain | by | with No Comments

    All Smiles at Copper Mountain's Opening Day. Photo by Tripp Fay.

    All Smiles at Copper Mountain’s Opening Day. Photo by Tripp Fay.

    With 6 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 hours, winter has officially arrived at Copper Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders celebrated the start of the 2016/17 season today with the American Eagle chairlift opening to the public at 9 a.m. Open terrain includes Rhapsody and Main Vein via the American Eagle lift, as well as Ptarmigan via the Excelerator lift.

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  • Purgatory Kicks off Ski Season with Skiing AND Mountain Biking

    on November 17 | in Events, Purgatory, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Purgatory Resort.

    Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Purgatory Resort.

    Mountain Bike in the Morning & Ski in the Afternoon

    Outdoor enthusiasts will have a new experience offered at Purgatory Resort this Saturday, Nov. 19. Mountain bike in the morning and then ski in the afternoon – all at the same resort. Purgatory Resort will offer the mountain bike uplift via Lift 4, the same lift used during summer months, with access to mountain bike trails from 9am- 4pm on Saturday, Nov. 19. In the afternoon at 1pm, Purgatory plans to kick off its ski season and open skiable terrain under Lift 2.

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  • Wolf Creek to Open for Thanksgiving Weekend

    on November 16 | in Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    Sunrise over snowmaking on Nova. Photo by Kevin Blue, courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski Area.

    Sunrise over snowmaking on Nova. Photo by Kevin Blue, courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski Area.

    Wolf Creek Ski Area will be open Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving weekend with the beginner lift, Nova, operating from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Ski School will offer classes for both adults and children, including the Wolf Pup Program. Ski and snowboard rentals will be available, along with Treasure Sports. The Wolf Creek Lodge will be serving a limited (but delicious!) menu. Www.WolfCreekSki.com will be updated with more detailed information as the holiday approaches. 

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  • Eldora Mountain Resort Delaying Opening

    on November 15 | in Eldora | by | with No Comments

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    In an attempt to provide sensational snow conditions for our guests, Eldora Mountain Resort is delaying its snowmaking operations for Opening Day, originally planned for Friday, November 18th.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Plans to Welcome Guests for the Holiday Season

    on November 15 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Dining and Nightlife, Eldora, Events, Granby Ranch, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    Photo by Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    Santa Sightings, Festive Events and Promotions to Ring in the Holidays  in the High Country

    As temperatures drop in the mountains and the weather forecast finally says snow, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are ready to ring in the winter holidays with lodging packages, fun family activities, and a variety of festive holiday events. Featuring sleigh rides, torchlight parades, holiday fine dining on the mountain, skiing with Santa in his natural habitat, and New Year’s fireworks across the state, guests at Colorado’s ski resorts can celebrate the winter holidays as they were meant to be experienced.

    Below are highlights of some of the holiday activities and programs visitors to CSCUSA resorts can enjoy in the coming weeks:

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  • Copper Mountain Pass Holders Can Now Ski Powder Mountain

    on November 11 | in Copper Mountain | by | with No Comments

    Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay

    Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay

    Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort and Utah’s Powder Mountain Resort are now offering 2016/17 Season Passholders the opportunity to visit both resorts as part of their season pass benefits. Copper Mountain Season Passholders receive three free days at Powder Mountain, and Powder Mountain Season Passholders receive three free days at Copper Mountain.

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  • Opening Day at Loveland [Video]

    on November 11 | in Loveland | by | with No Comments

    Nov. 10, 2016 at Loveland Ski Area. Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    Nov. 10, 2016 at Loveland Ski Area. Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    Loveland Ski Area opened up yesterday for the 2016-2017 season. Loveland opened 1 top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run mad up the opening day run which is over a mile in length and nearly 1,000 vertical feet. Opening day also featured several terrain park obstacles for skiiers and snowboarder. Check out the video below to see some of the action.

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  • Winter Park Resort to Open November 23

    on November 10 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    Snowmaking crews have been working around the clock to put the “winter” back in Winter Park.  (Carl Frey / Winter Park Resort)

    Snowmaking crews have been working around the clock to put the “winter” back in Winter Park. (Carl Frey / Winter Park Resort)

    Due to an Indian Summer that has segued into an Indian Fall, Winter Park Resort has made the decision to delay their original opening and will open for the 2016-17 ski/snowboard season on Wednesday, November 23. Keep an eye on CSCUSA’s Resort Season Dates page for up to date information on ski resort openings in Colorado.

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