By R. Scott Rappold
Southern Colorado ski area Wolf Creek celebrated closing day Sunday, April 3, but fear not powder hounds, there may be an encore performance. Continue ReadingRead More »
On the heels of a record setting winter, with flight traffic at new levels and Telluride Ski Resort set to break previous skier visit marks, the 2016 summer air schedule into Telluride/Montrose (MTJ) is increasing again with daily direct flights from Chicago (ORD), along with extended daily service from Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH), and 2x a week Los Angeles (LAX) flights. Multiple daily Denver (DEN) flights will continue to make accessibility to airport and region easier than ever. Continue ReadingRead More »
Resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest unveiled plans for additional mountain improvements across four resorts, Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Pajarito Mountain. As part of today’s announcement, it was revealed that the ski area collective is investing an additional $10 million for the 2016/2017 season, continuing the aggressive $10 million multi-mountain improvement campaign that began in 2015, for a grand total of $20 million over two consecutive seasons. In addition, officials released details on the 2016/2017 Power Pass, available now with no price increase, a new payment plan, and unlimited access to four mountains in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Continue ReadingRead More »
By Rachel Walker
One Sunday morning in March, around 10 a.m., I was perched atop Winter Park’s Vasquez bowl preparing to drop in to a pillow of powder preserved in the shade of a chute. It had snowed about six inches the night before. Above, the sun bore down. The crystalline sky offered clear views of the surrounding peaks. I dropped in and knocked off six swooping, weightless turns into the bowl. Then I skied through the trees, back to Winter Park. Did I mention there were no crowds?
Welcome to spring skiing, one of the best, possibly most underrated, aspects of our sport. There are many reasons to love spring skiing in Colorado. Here are ten. Continue ReadingRead More »
Arapahoe Basin’s Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as “The Beach.” The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, and is the perfect spot to kick back between runs with family and friends. It’s a scene unique to the Basin, and a guaranteed good time. Continue ReadingRead More »
Now that we’re right in the middle of what is historically the snowiest two months in Colorado, you definitely want your equipment to be in the best shape possible. Here’s a helpful videoblog we put together with our partners at Christy Sports last year about how the pros wax, grind, and sharpen your boards to perfection.
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 ReadingRead More »
When temperatures are on the rise, peel off some layers, bust out some good tunes, and let loose on the slopes!
The snow is still oh-so-good and the fun ain’t over yet. Bright colors are a tell-tale indicator of the fun ahead–and there’s nothing like a neon onesie to get you in the mood for some Spring skiing! Bikinis, tank tops and shorts are welcome–just don’t forget to apply sunscreen in the appropriate areas. Before you pull out your bike and put your skis away for the season, be sure to enjoy the sunshine on the slopes! Pack a picnic or pick your favorite patio, and be on the lookout for the wild Springtime celebrations to come.
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When spring rolls around in Colorado, many outdoor enthusiasts face the agonizing decision of what to do with all the sunshine, open space, and snowy mountains. Weekends are torn between skiing, fishing, hiking or golfing. One solution is to attempt the challenge of the “trifecta”, which is to participate in three favorite outdoor activities on the same day. Continue ReadingRead More »
As if soft snow, warm temperatires, and apres-ski on the sundeck were not good enough reasons to keep you skiing until summer, several Colorado Ski Country member ski areas and resorts have specials on lift tickets and lodging to entice you back up to the mountains. Here’s a summary of how you can save on spring skiing.Read More »
The calendar may say spring, but powderhounds are experiencing mid-winter conditions at the Steamboat Ski Resort, where a March for the record books has delivered excellent spring skiing conditions.
“It’s been the snowiest March in the last five years,” said Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “With over 5 feet this month and nearly 30 feet this season, Steamboat is enjoying its best spring conditions in years.” Continue ReadingRead More »