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    Three Good Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Early

    Oct 21 | 160 Views | No Comments

      By Troy Hawks It’s a common dilemma for vacationing families: Should you book your ski vacation early, or hold out with the hope of cashing in on a last minute bargain? The last minute bargain your mind’s eye envisions might not materialize. As a result, you may miss out on lucrative...

  • The Mountain Collective from Aspen Snowmass on Vimeo. The Mountain Collective™ has added another premier independent ski destination in North America to its roster of iconic mountains for the 2014-15 winter season. Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole,...

  • America’s Ski Season Kicks Off in Colorado

    Oct 17 | 622 Views | No Comments

    Colorado’s 2014/15 ski season is underway today as a crowd of ecstatic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Atop an 18-inch base of packed powder, at 9:00 a.m. the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift began delivering eager snow riders to the top of the...

  • The USA Pro Challenge Returns to Colorado Ski Country

    on August 17 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Events, Monarch, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    USA Pro Cycling Challenge

    USA Pro Cycling Challenge

    The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is back, and is quickly becoming the premier multi-stage professional cycling event in North America. Boasting some of the best riders and teams in the world, grueling high-altitude ascents, and Colorado’s breathtaking alpine scenery, the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will feature several stages in Colorado Ski Country, with ample opportunities for cycling enthusiasts to take in the action and enjoy a late summer day in the mountains. Here’s your itinerary for viewing this elite cycling event in Ski Country: Continue Reading

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  • Steamboat 3 Pass Returns for 2014-15 Season

    on August 16 | in Deals, Steamboat | by | with Comments Off

    Photography by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Photography by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Denver skiers and riders can plan ahead for the winter season and get three tickets to Steamboat for less than $45 per day with the limited edition Steamboat 3 Pass starting at only $129.

    “Steamboat is known for an abundance of Champagne Powder® snow, genuine friendliness and western hospitality,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “Roll all three of these attributes into a single pass and you have the Steamboat 3, an affordable way for skiers and riders from the Front Range to find snow off the beaten path, on the days they choose.” Continue Reading

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  • Labor Day Pass Sales Will Make Colorado’s Skiers and Riders Jump for Joy

    on August 15 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Deals, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Resorts, Snowmass, Telluride, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    Photography by Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Photography by Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Can you believe that the 2014-15 ski season is barely two months away? With Labor Day weekend signaling the end of summer, Colorado skiers and riders can find significant savings on ski passes at the holiday weekend sales. Through the end of August and into September, major retailers and winter sports groups host special sale events focused on winter gear and apparel, including ski passes. A handful of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are at the sales with pass products available at discounted prices. Continue Reading

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  • #TBT Colorado Powder

    on August 14 | in General, Snow | by | with Comments Off

    This Colorado Ski Country USA photo, circa 1982-83, shows that no matter how much things change, a powder run has always brought smiles to faces.

    #TBT Colorado Ski Country USA 1982-83


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  • Wordless Wednesday: Shades of Purple in Telluride Colorado Sunset

    on August 13 | in Summer, Telluride | by | with Comments Off

    Sunset view from top of Telluride chondola.

    Sunset view from top of Telluride chondola

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  • Strum Along with World-Famous Guitarists at Copper Mountain’s Guitar Town This Weekend

    on August 8 | in Copper Mountain, Resorts | by | with Comments Off


    Strum Along with World-Famous Guitarists at Copper Mountain's Guitar Town

    Copper Mountain Resort

    • Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson and more perform throughout the weekend
    • Free guitar and songwriting workshops with performing artists
    • ArtGuitar Silent Auction Saturday and Sunday, proceeds benefiting MusiCares

    COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — August 5, 2014 — The world’s greatest guitarists unite at Copper Mountain for the 10th Annual Guitar Town Festival, August 8 – 10. The pedestrian friendly village will fill with the sounds of acoustic and electric guitars as well as workshops to help festival goers further their playing and songwriting skills – all free of charge.

    Some of the greatest guitarists from across the music industry are set to perform at Copper all weekend long. Performances include Tommy Emmanuel at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 9, John Jorgenson at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, and many more. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: Colorado Ski Country USA As it Appeared in 1981

    on August 7 | in General | by | with Comments Off



    Your correspondent has no recollection of the winter of 1981/82, but apparently it happened. Here’s Colorado Ski Country USA’s winter guide cover from that memorable season.

    Happy Throwback Thursday!

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  • Wordless Wednesday: Winter Park’s Lunch Rock Restaurant is Coming Together

    on August 6 | in Resorts, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    2014_07_31 Lunch Rock Construction

    Photo by Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort’s new Lunch Rock Restaurant, which is nearly 70% complete after just 100 days of work. This week, window installation was finished and a log-rock entry feature was added. For more information about this exciting, environmentally sustainable project please visit www. lunchrock.co.

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  • Taos Ski Valley and Grand Targhee Join 2014-15 Copper Mountain Season Pass Perks

    on July 30 | in Copper Mountain, Deals, Resorts | by | with Comments Off

    Taos Ski Valley and Grand Targhee Join 2014-15 Copper Mountain Season Pass Perks

    • 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 Pass holder will get more bang for their buck this winter with Taos Ski Valley and Grand Targhee offering free skiing and riding for the 2014/15 winter season. On the coattails of announcing the largest expansion of 2014/15 winter season, Kachina Peak, Taos Ski Valley welcomes Copper Mountain Passholders this winter to New Mexico. Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming, known for winter snowfall historically towering over 500 inches, will offer free skiing and riding to 2014/15 Copper Mountain Passholder who book lodging with Grand Targhee Lodging. Continue Reading

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  • La Maratona Verticale Runs to the Sky and Beyond at Copper Mountain This Weekend

    on July 24 | in Copper Mountain, Events | by | with Comments Off

    Copper Mountain Resort

    Copper Mountain Resort

    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) marathon on Saturday, July 26 starting at 6 a.m. and a Vertical K (3 miles- 5k) on Sunday, July 27 at 9 a.m. The Vertical Marathon will have over 10,000 feet of elevation gain over 13.1 miles and the Vertical K will gain over 4,000 feet over the 3 mile ascent. Continue Reading

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