In the coming weeks, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts will turn toward summer operations with a diverse and growing menu of warm weather recreational activities for guests. Several resorts are building infrastructure improvements to enhance their summer outdoor recreational opportunities, such as...
As the days grow longer and the temperatures in Colorado’s mountains warm up, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of fun summer activities at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts. From hot air balloon festivals to hiking and biking, the diversity of summer activities and events in...
It snowed on and off throughout the day yesterday at Arapahoe Basin, bringing winter back to keep the ski season going up in Summit County, Colorado. A-Basin staff took their avy dog, Max, outside yesterday morning to work on his search and rescue skills. Max is a 6-month-old black Labrador...
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 3.7 percent during the second period of the 2014/15 season, defined as January 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015, compared to the same period of the prior year. Continue Reading
Maybe it’s the latitude, for along with Wolf Creek, Purgatory is one of Colorado’s southernmost resorts. Maybe it’s the incredible contrast between the azure ski and the San Juan mountains that encircle the resort. Or perhaps it’s Colorado’s version of southern hospitality, where everyone is chill and smiles are as abundant as the snow.
Whatever the cause, the skiing is good and the air is warm in springtime at Purgatory. The snow is still abundant, the sun is brilliant, the days are long and the special events are many. Continue Reading
on March 16 |
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with Comments Off on New M.A.X. Pass Gives Skiers and Snowboarders Access to an Unprecedented 22 Premier Mountains in North America for 2015-2016 Season
Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne Resorts jointly launched the new and revolutionary M.A.X. Pass last week. This “Multi-Alpine Experience” ski pass gives skiers and snowboarders access to 22 unique and legendary mountains across North America for the 2015-2016 season. M.A.X. Passholders can experience five days at each of the 22 participating resorts with a total of 110 days on the slopes and no blackout dates for US$699 for adults, US$499 for teens (ages 13–17), US$249 for kids (ages 6-12), and US$29 for children (5 and under). These introductory prices are available for a limited time.Continue Reading
By Greg Packer, born and raised in Steamboat Springs, CO
My parents met in Steamboat Springs in 1976. My mom found her way to Steamboat after her car broke down just outside of town. My dad had taken a trip west but ran out of money to make it back home. Both of them landed what they thought were going to be temporary jobs in Steamboat, but after a short period of time, neither of them could overcome the power of the Yampa Valley mystique. Several years later, I was born.
Born and raised in Steamboat, a.k.a Ski Town USA ®, I grew up with a view of the world through Champagne Powder ® glasses (actually they were goggles). The wisdom bestowed on me during my childhood spent in one of the top ski destinations in the country, taught me more than just how to ski, but rather how to live, what to do, and how to act. Continue Reading
While Colorado is full of family-friendly resorts, sometimes you just need to leave the baggage kids at home and get away to feed the beast. For this, I went to Telluride. In late January, I kissed my kids and husband goodbye, hopped on a short flight from Denver to Montrose/Telluride Regional Airport, and spent the next three days skiing my brains out.
This winter Loveland Ski Area has partnered with Team Red, White and Blue (www.TeamRWB.org), a non-profit organization with Chapters in Denver, Colorado Springs and 130 other American communities, to host “Eagles Over Loveland”, Saturday, March 21 and April 18. Continue Reading
After months of planning, a Senior Instructor with the United States Army surprised his family with his homecoming at Monarch Mountain. Ryan O’Harra hadn’t seen his wife and three children since July of 2014.
“We are so glad to have been a part of Ryan’s plan to surprise his family,” said Jessie Smith, Marketing Coordinator. “It was such a special project, and not something you get to do every day.” Continue Reading
Springtime in Colorado Ski Country is an ideal time to get the family out on the slopes. The temperatures are warmer, days are longer, and conditions are soft and snowy. Mother Nature provides the ideal backdrop while resorts provide the ease and convenience of new kids centers and learning facilities that get the entire family successfully having fun on the slopes. Continue Reading
Whether you ski for fitness or fun, or a sublime combination of the two, there are benefits to skiing hard and working your heart and legs.
First, you get more endorphins, more quickly. And that’s always a good thing. Second, you get warm. On a super cold day, nothing will warm you up (nay, get you sweating) quite like hiking to the top of a mountain, or skiing a non-stop bump run. Third, you build endurance and strength, both of which make skiing more fun.
So with that pep talk, here are my favorite cardio-challenges on the west side of Colorado. Put these resorts and their signature experiences on your list, or take a week and make a tour. Continue Reading