• Aspen Snowmass

    One Big Party: Thanksgiving Weekend at Aspen

    Nov 21 | 201 Views | No Comments

    by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com  When’s the last time you watched a really great ski race? If your answer is “on TV during the Olympics,” you might want to consider a quick trek to Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend. Again this year, Aspen Snowmass welcomes the fastest female technical...

  • Eldora 2014 Opening Day is Friday, November 21

    Nov 20 | 245 Views | No Comments

    Eldora Mountain Resort is set to open on Friday, November 21st for skiing and snowboarding at 9:00 AM. JP Chevalier, Marketing & Skier Services Director, says “We have been so fortunate”, with recent snow storms that delivered a couple feet of natural snow and snowmaking operation is in...

  • As the days grow shorter and the snow gets deeper, resorts are ready to ring in the winter holiday season in Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) with lodging packages, fun family activities, and a variety of festive events. From Kids Ski Free promotions and on-mountain holiday dining to skiing with...

  • Throwback Thursday: The A-Frame at Steamboat

    on September 25 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat Ski Resort

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  • Wordless Wednesday: Stunning Fall Foliage at Crested Butte

    on September 24 | in Crested Butte | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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  • Mountain Trivia: Show us your Slope Smarts!

    on September 23 | in General, Skiing & Snowboarding, Video | by | with Comments Off

    Where was this photo taken?*

    Where was this photo taken?*

    Here’s a blog post we featured last year. If you’re reading this, you’re probably an enthusuastic skier or snowboarder, but how much so you really know about ski resorts in Colorado? Test yourself with some fun ski trivia.

    If you want to be the King of the Mountain, you have to know your stuff. It’s not all about blazing fast and shredding hard or pulling tricks and looking super steazy doing them–though we’ll give you bonus points for that! The brains we protect under our helmets are the biggest assets you can take to the slopes.

    We got to chat with the folks at the Ski & Snowboard Expo and put them to the ultimate test in slope smarts! The name of the game: ski safety and Ski Country trivia. Think you can earn a perfect score? Continue Reading

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  • Wait for Snow at Woodward Copper

    on September 22 | in Copper Mountain, Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by Kristen Lummis, Woodward Copper

    Photo by Kristen Lummis, Woodward Copper

    By Kristen Lummis, www.braveskimom.com 

    In early fall, the snow is a tease. Yes, the mountains are turning white in Colorado, but ski season is still weeks away. As all kids (and Tom Petty) know, “the waiting is the hardest part,” whether you’re waiting for Christmas or waiting for snow. So, what’s a snow-loving, park riding kid to do?

    Go to Woodward Copper, of course.

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  • The Gems of the Rockies

    on September 19 | in Arapahoe Basin, Deals, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Sunlight | by | with Comments Off

    This is what skiing in Colorado is all about. Our mountain correspondent Jules took a visit last winter to Sunlight Mountain Resort. Featuring hassle-free access, no lift lines, great snow, terrain for every type of skier and snowboarder, and very reasonable prices, Sunlight is a real gem of a ski resort.

    With the Colorado Gems Card, you can have a blast at eight independent, uniquely Colorado ski areas at half price. For just $20, the Gems Card allows you to purchase two adult lift tickets for the price of one at each of the resorts listed below. The card pays for itself the first time you use it, and you can purchase as many Gems cards as you like (while they’re still available, and they’re selling fast!). Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: Classic Cars at the Crested Butte Parking Lot

    on September 18 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Crested Butte 240skiarea1960Crested Butte Mountain Resort Duane Vandenbusche

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  • Skiers Can Save at Eight Signature Colorado Ski Resorts with the 2014-15 Colorado Ski Country USA Gems Card

    on September 17 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Photo credits: Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area; Colorado Ski Country USA; Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Photo credits: Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area; Colorado Ski Country USA; Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, today unveiled the 2014/15 Colorado Gems Card program and announced that cards are now available for purchase. For the 2014/15 season, the Gems Card program features two-for-one lift tickets at eight signature Colorado Gems ski resorts and exclusive Flash Deal promotions offered at Gems resorts throughout the season. Continue Reading

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  • Mercury Rising at Colorado’s Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival

    on September 16 | in Crested Butte, Dining and Nightlife, Events | by | with Comments Off

    Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival

    Photo by Trent Bona

    As temperatures cool off and fall foliage reveals a kaleidoscope of red, yellow and crimson in Colorado’s Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley, things are heating up in an action-packed weekend of autumn fun on Sept. 19 – 21, featuring the Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival and much more.

    The annual Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival, held on Sept. 20 at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski area, involves sampling of mouth-watering chili prepared by area cook-off contestants and tasty microbrews poured by Breckenridge Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Eddyline Brewing, Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Ourayle House Brewery, Palisade Brewing Company, Wolfe Brewing, Telluride Brewing, Mountain Toad Brewing and more. Each brewery brings three varieties to taste.

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  • Unforgettable: Heli-boarding at Silverton

    on September 15 | in Silverton, Snow | by | with Comments Off

    To whet your appetite for the 2014-15 ski season, we’re re-publishing a video from our intrepid Mountain Correspondent about the fun you can have at Silverton Mountain when you swap a chairlift for a helicopter.

    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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  • Snowboard on the Block Takes Over Denver’s RiNo Neighborhood This Saturday

    on September 12 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Block Festival Square

    Snowboard events take place all over the world, but there is only one that combines the mastery of the year’s top videos, the relentless energy of a music festival, with the nail-biting action of a rail jam in the streets. The largest snowboard season kickoff event in history, Snowboard on the Block will return to Downtown Denver on Saturday, September 13th 2014. The event will take place at the same site as last year, closing off three blocks in Denver’s Rino Arts District at 35th and Walnut Streets. Continue Reading

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