• Better Skiers Than Me

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    By James Lummis Not surprisingly, my teenage sons have become better skiers than me. For twelve years, we’ve been skiing as a family of four. During this time, we conquered the bunny slopes, Buddy Werner ski league and USSA training and race days.  During this time, I learned how to tune skis,...

  • By Rachel Walker When the planners at Aspen Skiing Company began designing the Hideout, the new children’s center at the base of Buttermilk, they turned to the experts—the actual ski instructors and program administrators—to help customize the space. The result is a 7,500-square foot facility...

  • Bring your punched Passport to Front Range Christy Sports Locations for a Free Ski Country Poster

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    Has your child hit the slopes this season with their CSCUSA Passport? Bring in your child’s pass with at least one “punch” on it to any Front Range Christy Sports and get Colorado Ski Country’s signature poster for free!

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  • Some Helpful Safety Tips from Ski Patrol

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    January is National Safety Month at ski areas across America, and we teamed up with ski patrol at resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country for some important but light-hearted safety tips. Have a great weekend of skiing and riding and remember: Don’t eat the yellow snow!

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  • Throwback Thursday: Steamboat Legend Buddy Werner

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    Buddy Werner

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  • Ski Cooper, A Snowboarding Pioneer Since 1981

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    Ski Cooper, A Snowboarding Pioneer Since 1981

    Did you go snurfing back in the day?

    This article was originally published in the Vail Daily.

    In April of 1981 Ski Cooper, located near the historic mining town of Leadville, hosted the very first snowboarding contest.

    This competition attracted early snowboarders such as Tom Sims, Jake Burton, Mark Christensen and others, all vying to see who would become the first King of the Mountain.Organized by Richard Christiansen, a surf shop owner in Boulder, the contest came about after a customer brought a board into Christiansen’s shop, saying he was using it on the snow and calling it a snowboard. Continue Reading

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  • Dream On: A Lesson in Powder

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  • How a Bus Ride Ignited Zach Miller’s Paralympic Dreams

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    How a Bus Ride Ignited Zach Miller’s Paralympic Dreams

    Zach Miller

    By Troy Hawks

    If you were a young boy growing up with cerebral palsy, and all you really wanted to do was play sports and keep up with the other kids in school, but you couldn’t, you’d probably have some down moments. You might get discouraged if you weren’t as strong as the others, or couldn’t run as fast, or jump as high. There would probably be days that you felt somewhat alone in your circumstance.

    Put that same young boy on a bus with a few dozen other children – all with similar challenges and heading for a day of skiing and snowboarding – and you might find that by the time he gets home he has a totally new perspective on life. It was just such a bus ride that ignited 15 year old Zach Miller’s passion for snowboarding. Continue Reading

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  • On zen and the art of skiing with your family

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    On zen and the art of skiing with your family

    photo by Jeff Walker, Eldora Mountain Resort

    By Rachel Walker

    It was supposed to be the easiest ski day of the season. I would take our four-year-old son Henry, who is getting really good at riding the lifts and snowplowing down the blue runs, up to Eldora, our local hill. My husband would stay home with our toddler.

    I was thrilled at the prospect of a ski date with Henry. He and I don’t get much one-on-one time. But as we were finishing up breakfast, Jeff, my husband, mentioned he’d like to go up to the mountains, too.

    What was I going to say? Naturally we could all go, I answered. But Henry and I were pairing off. Jeff and Silas, our two-year-old, would take the bunny hill.

    Adding in those two changed everything. Our mellow morning became a whirlwind of lunch packing, gear gathering, and kid bundling. Jeff was eager to get on the road, and as a result we all rushed. Thirty minutes later, just as we crested the highway into Nederland, I had a terrible feeling.

    “Pull over.”

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  • Telluride Helitrax Launches Weekend Helicopter Skiing Trips From Denver

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    Telluride Helitrax Launches Weekend Helicopter Skiing Trips  From Denver

    Telluride Helitrax, for the first time this winter, will offer helicopter skiing trips from Denver, Colorado. Avid skiers and snowboarders will be able to fly out of Denver/Centennial airport into Telluride Regional Airport for a weekend of heli-skiing and be back in Denver in time for work on Monday.

    The base package is based on a group of four and includes:

    • Private fixed-wing charter flight from Centennial Airport to Telluride Regional Airport
    • One day of helicopter skiing with Telluride Helitrax
    • One night of lodging at the Peaks Resort and Spa
    • Breakfast at the Peaks Resort and Spa
    • Access to Colorado’s largest spa at the Peaks Resort
    • Private fixed-wing charter flight from Telluride Regional Airport to Centennial Airport

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  • Basic Chairlift Safety for Kids and Parents

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    Basic Chairlift Safety for Kids and Parents

    Aspen Snowmass

    By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    It’s an almost universal response: parents get nervous when their little ones begin riding chairlifts.

    Yes, the lifts are up in the air, and yes, the kids are little. But that doesn’t mean you have to worry about your kids when they take a ski lift. With some common sense, and a few basic tips, it’s easy to teach your kids basic chairlift safety. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country Resorts Promote Safe Skiing and Riding in January

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    Colorado Ski Country Resorts Promote Safe Skiing and Riding in January

    Aspen Snowmass

    January is National Safety Month at ski resorts across America, and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are hosting special safety-related programs and activities all month long to raise awareness and demonstrate the many ways guests can keep safe on the slopes every day.

    Throughout January, resorts are working to educate guests about on-mountain safety and responsibilities. Activities at the resorts include a wide array of hands-on demonstrations by ski patrol such as bringing guests on patrol sweeps at the end of the day, demonstrating training exercises, and many more interactive safety experiences. Additionally, some resorts’ highly-trained avalanche dogs will show off their impressive skills in avalanche response simulations, an annual favorite for guests. Continue Reading

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