• • Copper Season Pass Products feature three free days at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico • Complimentary Skiing at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming with Purchase of Lodging • Copper Mountain Season Passes Include Skiing and Riding in Eight States Across the U.S. The Copper Mountain Resort Season...

  • Elite runners from all over the globe make their way to Copper Mountain for the La Maratona Verticale, a part of the 2014 US SkyRunning Series on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 & 27. La Maratona Verticale at Copper Mountain will feature a full (26.2 Miles- 42k) and a half (13.1 Miles- 21k)...

  • With some last-minute touches to trails and courses this week, Winter Park Resort is ready to welcome the world to the 2014 Colorado Freeride Festival, beginning this Thursday, July 24 and continuing through Sunday, July 27. The largest event of its kind in the United States, the Colorado Freeride...

  • Winter Park Resort’s Annual TJV Ski Down for Cancer Returns March 22

    on March 10 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

    3-10 WPWhile most know of the Winter Park Professional Ski Patrol’s dedication to helping people, few realize its reach extends so far beyond the slopes of the mountain.  On Saturday, March 22, Winter Park’s Ski Patrol will partner with the Cavett Kids Foundation for the fourth annual TJV Ski Down for Cancer, benefiting the American Cancer Society and Cavett Kids.

    Dedicated in honor of Thomas James Veit, a 12-year Winter Park ski patroller who lost his valiant battle with colon cancer in 2011, this year’s TJV Ski Down for Cancer will consist of Winter Park employees and volunteers skiing/riding down lower Hughes at around 5 p.m. to celebrate the lives of those who have been touched by this dreaded disease.  After the Ski Down, a silent auction will be held at Doc’s Roadhouse located at the base of Winter Park.

    The event has grown exponentially each year and the hope is to make the fourth installment the best yet.  To make a donation on-line, please visit www.winterparkresort.com/SkiTJV.

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  • Remembering Colin Sutton

    on March 9 | in General | by | with Comments Off

    Jason Lombard, Wolf Creek

    Photo by Jason Lombard, Wolf Creek

    On Tuesday, March 4th, Wolf Creek Ski Area Avalanche Technician and Senior Patroller Colin Sutton was caught in an avalanche while conducting an exploration and research mission via helicopter on Conejos Peak in the South San Juan Mountain Range. He was airlifted by a Medevac helicopter to the emergency room at Mercy Regional Hospital in Durango, Colorado where he was pronounced deceased at 4:30 PM.

    Colin was a full time professional ski patroller at Wolf Creek for 12 years where he continuously excelled in his work. Colin was a National Ski Patrol Member, Basic Life Support and CPR Provider, Outdoor Emergency Care Provider, Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Level III Avalanche Technician, State of Colorado Type I Explosives Permit Possessor, Snow Study Director at Wolf Creek Ski Area (AvTech), and a Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Qualified Dog Handler with his black Labrador “Boca”.

    Colin began skiing at Wolf Creek when he was three years old and his passion for the mountains took him around the world. He will be missed deeply by everyone at Wolf Creek Ski Area and throughout Colorado Ski Country.

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  • Silent Saturday: Bluebird Powder Day at Loveland

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    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

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  • Bringing on the Night at Steamboat and Powderhorn Mountain Resort

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    Kristen Lummis, Powderhorn Mountain Resort

    Kristen Lummis, Powderhorn Mountain Resort

    By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    There’s not a lot of night skiing in Colorado. We’ve got daytime skiing galore, arguably the best in the nation. But when it comes to nighttime, with the exception of after dark stalwarts Howelsen Hill and Ski Granby Ranch, the lifts shut down, the music cranks up and my family, well, we turn in early, so that we can click in early the next day. Still, I’ve always been intrigued with skiing under the lights. Why? Because the ticket is always cheaper, it extends the day, or allows us to ski after a busy day, and well, because it’s skiing. Continue Reading

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  • What’s the Only Thing Better than a Perfectly Groomed Halfpipe? Two.

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    Aspen/Snowmass

    Aspen/Snowmass

    On March 19-23, the world’s best snowboarders will descend on Aspen, Colorado to try their hand on a halfpipe (or two) that is unlike anything ever seen before. For the first time ever, two competition-spec halfpipes will be constructed side-by-side, complete with rails, wallrides, channels and other unique features sprinkled throughout the custom built snow feature. Located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain, the ‘double pipe’ will allow riders to transfer back and forth between the two halfpipes in a single run, opening up an endless number of potential lines and combination of tricks that are not possible in traditional halfpipe contests. Riders will be judged not only on their technical abilities, but even more importantly, on their style, creativity and use of the course. The Red Bull Double Pipe contest will air on NBC, Saturday April 12 at 2pm EST, as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, and spectators are encouraged to attend the live contest at Buttermilk as the event will be free and open to the public. Continue Reading

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  • Keeping the Edge: Gear Maintenance

    on March 4 | in General, Summer | by | with Comments Off

    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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  • Fresh Powder Marks the Beginning of March in Colorado Ski Country

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    3.3.14 Wolf Creek Jason Lombard

    Jason Lombard, Wolf Creek

    The remarkable 2013-14 ski season in Colorado continued this weekend as Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts enjoyed another new round of snowfall. This most recent storm was widespread, blanketing the high country in fresh snow just in time for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy great conditions over the first weekend of March.

    Since Thursday, CSCUSA resorts have enjoyed an average of 17 inches of new snow. Eighteen CSCUSA resorts enjoyed double-digit snow totals over the weekend, and five resorts enjoyed more than two feet of powder. Continue Reading

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  • Unforgettable: Heliboarding at Silverton

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    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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  • Go Here Now: The Top Reasons to Ski (Powder!) at Wolf Creek

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    Jason Barber, Wolf Creek Ski Area

    Jason Barber, Wolf Creek Ski Area

    Originally posted by Megan Barber at ski.curbed.com.

    Our friends at Curbed Ski are in the midst of an epic trip through southwest Colorado, seeking out some of the best ski conditions anyone has seen for a generation. Today, they’ll let you in on one of the state’s snowiest secrets: Wolf Creek Ski Area. As the first stop in their ultimate powder road trip, Wolf Creek sets the stage with fluffy pillow lines, lots of snow, and a laid-back vibe. We’re highlighting a few of Curbed Ski’s top ten reasons why you need to get your powder-loving bum to this local’s favorite, ASAP, so be sure to check out the rest of their coverage of this snowrider’s paradise. Continue Reading

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  • The Snowmass History Tour Leads Skiers into the Past

    on February 28 | in General, Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off

    Aspen/Snowmass

    Aspen/Snowmass

    By Dan Rabin

    Dan Rabin is a Boulder-based freelance writer and author of the upcoming guidebook, Colorado Breweries, scheduled for release in May 2014.

    The Aspen-area resort of Snowmass ranks among my favorite Colorado ski destinations for a variety of reasons. The mountain is huge, yet easily navigated. The lifts are fast. Snowmass has an enormous diversity of intermediate and advanced terrain. The Secret Shrines of Aspen/Snowmass are an amusing diversion (read about them here-part 1 & here-part 2). Easily-accessed slopeside accommodations are plentiful. A free shuttle bus runs throughout Snowmass and to downtown Aspen, so there’s no need to drive anywhere. The New Belgium Ranger Station, a ski-in ski-out beer bar in the Snowmass Village Mall, carries a great selection of beers from Colorado’s largest craft brewery. Continue Reading

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