Arapahoe Basin, home of the longest ski and ride season in Colorado, will re-open its lifts for a bonus weekend of skiing and snowboarding Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with top-to-bottom...
With 18 Inches of New Snow in the Past Week, Aspen Mountain’s Summer Operations Kick-Off with Ski/Ride May 27-29 Due to recent winter storms that dropped 18 inches of new snow in the past week, Aspen Mountain will open for skiing and riding Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29. In addition to...
Heart healthy produce, locally crafted artisan items and specialty products headline the new Thursday afternoon tradition at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area. Mt. Crested Butte welcomes the first Farmers Market to the resort base area. Local farmers and vendors will be present to offer...
Crested Butte’s free spring show will be a crowd pleaser!
It is time to get funky this spring at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, as it hosts the annual Ski Town Breakdown on Saturday, March 18. Now in its seventh season, this year’s show brings in Colorado jamgrass revolutionaries with Crested Butte roots, Leftover Salmon. The concert is free for all to enjoy springtime sunshine and quintessential Colorado music after a great day on the slopes.
I like to think I deserve a monstrous meal and a few extra beers after a long day of skiing because of how hard I worked on the hill… But do I? To answer this question, I did some homework and even ran some tests on myself to discover how many calories one actually burns while skiing and snowboarding.
Leave civilization behind in this video from Winter Park as one snowboard explores the Vasquez Ridge Territory, the place to go to get away from it all. Drop in from the top of the Pioneer Lift and leave civilization behind.
Buttermilk Ski Area Reopens with Full Services for Uphilling Apr. 8–9
The City of Aspen and Aspen Skiing Company are partnering to extend the season for uphilling by hosting a full weekend of free access at Buttermilk Mountain the weekend of Apr. 8-9. Although the lifts will not be running, crews will groom 70% of the terrain to all three portals; Tiehack, Main and West for all-mountain access.
Use these strategies for getting kids off the couch—and onto the chairlift.
Lifelong skiers and snowboarders know that snowsports have the power to inform your life, transform your mindset, and bond families and friends. Anyone who has set metal edge to snow and felt the near frictionless thrill of flying down a snow-covered mountainside will tell you the experience is incomparable. The sports of skiing and snowboarding, unlike say field hockey, are indeed lifelong sports.
Learn to ski and ride, and you can hit the slopes with friends, siblings, parents—even grandparents. At the end of the day, the generations can unite in that time-honored tradition of apres, to sip on microbrews and root beers and swap tales of the day.
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are ready to welcome spring as we head into March and April, traditionally the snowiest months, with full calendars of events, deals, promotions and activities for the whole family. Between now and the end of spring, guests at CSCUSA resorts can participate in a variety of fun racing events, enjoy a range of live music and much more.
Below is a sample of the spring festivities at resorts across Colorado Ski Country:
For seamless days on the slopes with the family, you need to strategize.
There is little in this world more precious than the vision of a toddler bundled in a snowsuit, helmet, goggles and ski boots. Talk about a photo op. But getting the smallest of skiers and riders—the toddler set—onto the slopes can feel like a monumental undertaking. Some would say getting to the top of the Seven Summits is easier than getting pint-size skiers to the top of the Magic Carpet. Just remember, you’ll be jumping off cornices with these bundles of joy by the time they’re teenagers.
What follows are tips for skiing and riding with tots.
Amtrak to Glenwood Springs drops skiers at Sunlight’s Doorstep
Did you know there’s more than one ski train in Colorado? Amtrak’s California Zephyr is exactly that, dropping skiers and riders off daily in Glenwood Springs, the home of Sunlight Mountain Resort, where walkup adult lift tickets are just $63.
Not only do you get to bypass I-70, you don’t need a car once you arrive in town. Everything from restaurants to lodging to hot springs is within walking distance of the Glenwood Springs Train Depot. When you’re ready to hit the slopes, Sunlight’s shuttle service will transport you to and from the mountain from several Glenwood Springs accommodations.
Aspen Snowmass announces the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals event schedule for the World Cup Village as well as three nights of free Bud Light Hi-Fi concert performances in Wagner Park, located downtown Aspen. The events will be part of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals scheduled Mar. 15-19, featuring the top alpine ski racers in the world vying for the coveted crystal globes on the famed slopes of Aspen Mountain. Complimentary viewing will be available in the grandstands, along the course and in the designated Audi Fan Zones.
The World Cup Village will be located downtown Aspen in Wagner Park, and will include a big screen for live race viewing along with a full schedule of activities, parties, food, bar with daily après specials and concerts. Each day will host a themed party after the official awards have been presented in the finish arena. All events and activities in the World Cup Village are free and open to the public.
It was all about family time – and it ended up being just that.
One of the reasons our family goes skiing is so we can be active together. We all know how difficult it can be to get the whole family together, let alone out in nature doing a physical activity. That is one of the many reasons why we chose Sunlight Mountain Resort and Glenwood Springs for a mini family vacation last weekend.