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By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
My calendar says that spring starts on March 20th. But, I know differently. Spring started on March 9th, at Copper Mountain.
Snow and Sun
As I’m sure you know, it’s been snowing– a lot. In fact, about a foot of fresh snow fell that weekend, from Friday to Saturday, providing amazing mid-winter conditions across Colorado. And then, just as surely as we all had to change our clocks on Sunday morning, we sprang ahead, not just in time, but also in temperature and season. Spring arrived on Sunday, with stunning blue skies, a late rising sun, and, by afternoon, amazing sun-softened conditions. Continue ReadingRead More »
Are you in need of new gear? Go out in style with a chance to win fresh new gear from Icelantic Skis and Flylow; two of Colorado’s premiere equipment providers and proud partners of Colorado Ski Country USA. Prizes include skis, jackets, pants and more. There is no purchase necessary, and you must be 18 years old to enter. Winners will be announced on our sweepstakes page daily starting March 19, 2014. To participate in the give-away, or for more information, please visit and like us on Facebook.Read More »
It’s spring, which means the temperatures are getting a little warmer, the sun is staying out a little longer, and in Colorado the skiing and snowboarding is getting even better. Spring skiing in Colorado means heading to the mountains, making smooth carves on fresh groomed runs, pushing around late season powder, and enjoying the many fun resort events and activities. Below is a roundup of springtime celebrations happening at CSCUSA resorts through April and beyond. Continue ReadingRead More »
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 8.6 percent during the second period of the 2013/14 season, defined as January 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014, compared to the same period of the prior year. Continue ReadingRead More »
Today we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Ski Country with green ski gear and green après-ski beer.
In addition to being the masters of the English language, ferocious warriors, and above-average rugby players, the Irish retain pagan superstitions that pre-date St. Patrick’s 5th century arrival to the Emerald Isle. We asked our friends out in Ski Country if they had any good luck rituals they’d like to share; here are some of the highlights: Continue ReadingRead More »
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.
For skiers and boarders seeking a variety of challenging terrain, Aspen Mountain serves up an enticing menu of bumps, glades and steeps. While the mountain is a haven for the fast and the fearless, those who slow down and look around will discover there’s a lot more going on than first meets the eye. A fun way to learn about the mountain’s high alpine environment is on a snowshoe tour. Tours are offered twice daily throughout ski season. One afternoon during a recent Aspen visit, I swapped my ski boots for snow boots and joined a mountain adventure of a different nature. Continue ReadingRead More »
Tucked away on top of Tennessee Pass, you’ll find a ski resort that packs in big adventure and small town charm. Imagine great snow, close-in parking, affordable lift tickets, and no lift lines. This is Ski Cooper.
While there is access to a variety of trails on their two chairlifts (well five if you count the platter, handle tow, and Colorado’s longest Magic Carpet), they have one very awesome trick in their back pocket: CAT SKIING!
The Chicago Ridge Snowcat day trip promises picturesque views and backcountry comfort. Here, you’ll unpack your skis and boards and launch into open bowls and gladed terrain. The cozy snowcat drops you at the top of each run, so you can enjoy turn after powdery turn of crowd-free skiing. Reenergize with a gourmet lunch inside a heated yurt. This is the way backcountry skiing was meant to be enjoyed. It’s an adventure that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Continue ReadingRead More »