• Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is looking towards the future, and the future means a major expansion of 500 acres for skiing, riding and biking. Their proposal calls for two new chairlifts, a replacement of the North Face surface lift, more snowmaking on current ski terrain, and 15 miles of...

  • Colorado Freeride Festival

    With less than one week until racing begins, the 2015 Colorado Freeride Festival at Winter Park Resort is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with over $45,000 of total prize money available, including nearly $5,000 just for amateur riders.  Maps for all of the festival’s races have...

  • For the third year in a row, Aspen Snowmass presents the 2015 Audi Power of Four Trail Race scheduled for Saturday, July 18-Sunday, July 19. The race continues to grow and attract some of the best runners in the state. This year, the 50K Ultra has been named the US Skyrunner Series North American...

  • Jammy-Packin’ in Colorado Ski Country

    on April 12 | in General, Insider Secrets | by | with Comments Off on Jammy-Packin’ in Colorado Ski Country

    Fashion and function are awkward bedfellows when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. Some say that style trumps all – these folks can be seen at nearly any aprés spot, prominently displaying their brand name, slope-chic couture. Others claim that function is what matters, as evidenced by their devotion to cheap hardware store work gloves and the duct tape patches on their Gore-Tex. So which group is right? Style or substance? Fashion or function? Being seen, or being seen skiing? Colorado Ski Country USA’s Mountain Correspondent hit the slopes to find out…

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2014/15 Season Industry Award Winners

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    2014-15 Snow Conference Award Winners

    L-R: Patrick Torsell, Chris Branstetter, Tyler Reynolds, Emily Barker

    Colorado Ski Country USA recognized the unsung heroes of the Colorado ski industry through the Snowmaker, Slope Groomer, and Terrain Master of the Year awards held Thursday, April 9 in Grand Junction, CO. Before skiers and snowboarders wake up, snowmakers, groomers, and terrain masters are hard at work delivering the consistent snow surfaces and thrilling terrain parks guests at ski areas and resorts have come to expect.

    Below is a list of this year’s award winners. Continue Reading

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  • Spring Fling Ski Demo this Saturday at Loveland Ski Area

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    Spring Fling Ski Demo

    Keri Bascetta, Loveland Ski Area

    Skiers are invited to test next season’s models from the best independent ski manufacturers this Saturday, April 11 at the Spring Fling Ski Demo at Loveland Ski Area, sponsored by Skiing Magazine. With spring conditions around the mountain at their best, participating guests can give the skis a full test drive, unlike at early-season demos where terrain is limited. Continue Reading

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  • The Ultimate Snowmobiler Returns to Crested Butte this Weekend

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    Crested Butte Ultimate Snowmobiler

    After the lifts close for skiing and riding, Crested Butte Mountain Resort brings back the second annual Ultimate Snowmobiler, three days of snowmobile mayhem right at the base of the resort.

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  • The Life of a Pond Skimmer

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    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    They are merely jesters in the court of ski. For one day each spring people laugh, and jeer, and cheer for them, but few truly understand.

    For they are the pro pond skimmers, an elite group of intrepid skiers and riders around the globe that put body before wits in an icy quest to reach the far side of a pool-sized slushy.

    Scott Loveless of Copper Mountain is one such skimmer, and his time to shine like an ice berg is coming up April 18 as Copper Mountain hosts the 4th Annual Red Bull SlopeSoakers. We recently caught up with Scott to learn more about the life of a pond skimmer. Continue Reading

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  • Steamboat Celebrates Skiing History Week with a Film Festival, Panel Discussions, and Hall of Fame Awards

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    Hall of Fame announcement 2015-04-06

    Steamboat Springs will honor 10 new inductees to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame as the site of the annual induction ceremony capping off the April 6-12 Skiing History Week in the famous Colorado resort. The celebration of skiing history coincides with the centennial of Steamboat’s famous Howelsen Hill. Continue Reading

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  • Closing Weekend at Monarch Full of Fun Events

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    Monarch Mountain

    Monarch is hosting two traditional events for the ski area’s final weekend. On Saturday, April 11, the mountain will host Kayaks on Snow. The next day, the ski area’s parking lot will be dedicated to the Closing Day Tailgate Party. Continue Reading

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  • Ski Patrol: Training, Professionalism, Safety

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    Skiing is inherently silly. As stated by Dexter Rutecki in Aspen Extreme: “We’re not curing cancer here, we’re sliding down a mountain with sticks on our feet.” Skiing is fun. It’s silly, and it’s not to be taken too seriously… unless you’re a member of Colorado’s Ski Patrol.

    For Ski Patrollers, skiing isn’t just a fun activity; it’s their job. Colorado’s Ski Patrol represent one of the most comprehensively trained groups in all of outdoor recreation. Medical training, mountain travel, search and rescue, evacuation, incident response and evidence gathering – you name it, the Ski Patrol is trained for it and ready to respond.

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  • Tips for Spring Skiing

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    Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    This blog post comes to CSCUSA from Amber Johnson, editor of MileHighMamas.

    I’ll admit it: I wasn’t a fan of Spring Skiing until recently. I had previously viewed it as a hot, slushy mess but at the end of last season, I looked at the bluebird sky, basked in the balmy temperatures, sailed down the mountain in my t-shirt (sorry, no bikinis here) and thought, “How have I missed out on this all these years? Continue Reading

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  • Sunset Skiing at Elk Camp and Free Ullr Nights at Snowmass This Evening

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    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    Sunset skiing returns this Friday, April 3 during Ullr Nights at Snowmass . The Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chair will run until 6:00 p.m. for skiing and riding. Gondola tickets for Ullr Nights will be free to the public and the last upload is at 8:30 p.m. with Ullr Nights coming to an end at 9 p.m. Continue Reading

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