• Scott Pittenger, Telluride Ski Resort

    As the stewards of many thousands of beautiful acres of high alpine land in Colorado Ski Country, our member ski areas take environmental responsibility very seriously. While the strategic direction for major sustainability initiatives comes from the top, it’s the dedicated mountain operations...

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    Celebrate Independence Day in Ski Country This Year

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    Here at Colorado Ski Country USA, we know our audience and we bet it won’t take much to tempt you away from the heat and towards the mountains this Independence Day weekend. Colorado ski areas and the towns near them are pulling out all the stops to make this July 4 weekend one to remember,...

  • Sven Silverton 1

      Silverton Mountain, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, has announced  a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability.  The ski season will open on December 29 and will continue through April 9. Guided skiing operations will run from December 29 through March 26, and...

  • Winter Park’s Mary Jane will Remain Open to May 7

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    Winter Park's Mary Jane to Remain Open to May 7

    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    Thanks to a massive powder week that has seen Winter Park Resort pick up 42” of fresh snow since Monday, iconic Mary Jane will remain open an extra 13 days, with closing now slated for Saturday, May 7.  Lifts and trails on the Winter Park side will still close on the originally scheduled closing day of Sunday, April 24.    Continue Reading

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  • Register for Fat Bike and Kayak Racing at Monarch Before it’s Too Late

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    Monarch Great Divide Grinder

    Monarch Great Divide Grinder

    Join Monarch Saturday, March 19 for their Great Divide Grinder, Monarch’s first ever fat bike race. Continue Reading

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  • Why Women-specific Ski and Snowboard Programs Work

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    Why Women-specific Ski and Snowboard Programs Work

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

     

    By Rachel Walker

    The last time I took a women-specific ski clinic, I morphed into a gorilla swaying on the edge of a snowy cliff with a bottle of wine in each hand, a toothpick poking from my belly button to my ski pants, and thong underwear that’s absolutely essential to slaying the steep slope below me.

    It was two years ago, a stunningly bright day following a massive storm at Silverton Mountain, and I was following the lead of Alison Gannett, former pro-skier and brainchild behind Rippin’ Chix Camps. Continue Reading

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  • Copper Mountain Resort Announces Kids Ski Free with 2016/17 Season Passes

    on March 16 | in Copper Mountain, Deals | by | with Comments Off on Copper Mountain Resort Announces Kids Ski Free with 2016/17 Season Passes

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    · 2016/17 Copper Season Passes and 4-Packs on sale now
    · Kids Ski Free features a free child season pass with the purchase of an adult season pass until June 1
    · Purchase by April 4 to receive the best price possible

    Skiers and riders can lock in their snow days for next winter with a 2016/17 Copper Season Pass or Copper 4-Pack, both now on sale. Copper Mountain is excited to announce Kids Ski Free, a promotion where children receive a free season pass with the purchase of an adult season pass. Continue Reading

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  • Mid-Season Skier Visits On the Rise

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    Scott Smith, Purgatory Resort

    Scott Smith, Purgatory Resort

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation through February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 3.8 percent during the second period of the 2015/16 season, defined as January 1, 2016 through February 29, 2016, compared to the same period of the prior year. The mid-season momentum has also pushed the industry ahead in season-to-date skier visit totals, defined as opening day through February 29, 2016, where visitation at CSCUSA resorts was up by 6.2 percent compared to the same point in time last year. Continue Reading

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  • Bring Your Green Ski Gear and Your Appetite for St. Patrick’s Day in Ski Country

    on March 15 | in Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Events, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off on Bring Your Green Ski Gear and Your Appetite for St. Patrick’s Day in Ski Country

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    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    While snow is a rarity in Ireland, that’s not stopping Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas and resorts from celebrating the Emerald Isle’s mastery of the English language, its ferocious warriors, and its above-average rugby players. So head up to the mountain this Thursday and wear every article of green ski gear you may happen to own. Here’s a rundown of St. Paddy’s Day-themed activities in Ski Country. Continue Reading

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  • Eight Good Reasons to Ski Colorado’s Gem Resorts in March

    on March 14 | in Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Deals, Eldora, Events, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Granby Ranch, Sunlight | by | with Comments Off on Eight Good Reasons to Ski Colorado’s Gem Resorts in March

    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Colorado’s eight Gem Resorts are giving skiers and snowboarders plenty of reasons to leave their bikes and golf clubs in storage, get a nice spring wax on their boards, and head up to the mountains enjoy the warm sun and soft snow that typically accompanies spring in Colorado Ski Country.

    From lift ticket deals to fat bike races, environmental education activities to easter egg hunts and more, late March is a great time to visit a Gem resort. Here’s hoping you still have a day or two left on your Gems Card, because they’re sold out!

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  • Kids Ski Free on Four Winter Park Passes in 2016-17

    on March 13 | in Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Steamboat, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off on Kids Ski Free on Four Winter Park Passes in 2016-17

    Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort

    Families who love to ski and ride now have the option of great mountains and great savings with a free kids pass with purchase of an adult Rocky Mountain Super Pass+, Rocky Mountain Super Pass, the Winter Park Resort Pass, or Route 40 Pass for the 2016-17 winter season.  All kids 12 and under are eligible for the free pass and, like their adult counterparts, the kid’s pass comes with no blackouts.  Continue Reading

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  • Aspen Snowmass Salutes to Springtime

    on March 12 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Events, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off on Aspen Snowmass Salutes to Springtime

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass salutes to springtime in the mountains with an abundance of free events across all four peaks. Events range from three Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts headlined with acts such as Big Gigantic, Terrain Park Boot Camps at Snowmass, a Bacon Appreciation Day at Buttermilk, two fireworks shows in Snowmass and more. In addition to spring event happenings, Aspen Snowmass continues to provide over 5,000 acres of spring skiing/riding across the four peaks of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. Continue Reading

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  • Cooper’s Claims to Fame: from Soldier Training Camp to Family Ski Getaway

    on March 11 | in Cooper, Insider Secrets | by | with Comments Off on Cooper’s Claims to Fame: from Soldier Training Camp to Family Ski Getaway

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    Cooper is one of the oldest ski resorts in the US, and boasts its origins with the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division who cut the first trails on Cooper Hill for training exercises. The 10th Mountain Division soldiers weren’t in the war long, but they really distinguished themselves during their engagement. Continue Reading

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