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    The Hot Springs of Colorado Ski Country

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    By R. Scott Rappold Let’s face it. Skiing and snowboarding can hurt. Whether you’re ripping the corduroy on the groomers, tearing up the bumps or plunging down a double-diamond, you’re working the heck out of your calves, thighs and midsection. The smiles may hide the pain at the time, but a...

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    Super Bowl Sunday is a very under-rated day to get on the slopes in Colorado. Less traffic on the roads, shorter lift lines, and you can ski an entire day because kickoff is after the lifts close. If that’s not reason enough to take some turns sporting your favorite team’s colors...

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    Purgatory Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend, featuring four days of festivities including lodging and lift ticket discounts, live music, fireworks and more...

  • Check Out the NSCD Winter Park Open This Week

    on December 16 | in Winter Park | by | with Comments Off on Check Out the NSCD Winter Park Open This Week

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    The National Sports Center for the Disabled

    The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 28th Annual Winter Park Open Dec. 16 – 19 at Winter Park Resort. More than 50 adaptive athletes from around the world will compete in this event to earn points to qualify for their respective Paralympic teams. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Coated in Nearly Two Feet of New Snow

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    Photo: Wolf Creek/Jason Lombard

    Storm Drops Up To 23 Inches as Resorts Ready to Welcome Skiers and Snowboarders for the Holidays

    A second strong winter storm in less than a week moved through Colorado’s high country today, leaving a fresh blanket of powder on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts. This most recent round of snowfall will yield joyful conditions for skiers and snowboarders leading into the holiday season. Continue Reading

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  • Sunlight Demo Days with Santa, Dec. 19 & 20

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    Sunlight Demo DaysWith so many different brands and new styles of skis and snowboards, it’s never been more important to try before you buy. And with the holidays coming up, skiers and riders can be sure their favorite gear is on their list.  Continue Reading

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  • A Mountain For Everyone: One Trip to Telluride and the Methenys Fell in Love

    on December 14 | in General, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Telluride, Video | by | with Comments Off on A Mountain For Everyone: One Trip to Telluride and the Methenys Fell in Love

    TellurideA piece of advice for parents, be careful introducing your kids to skiing, they just might fall in love with it. The same can be said about visiting Telluride. So many things make it a special place. Find out why the Metheny family chooses Colorado and chooses Colorado Ski Country USA’s Telluride Ski Resort. #AMountainForEveryone

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  • The Best Brown Bag Lunches in Ski Country

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    Photo by James Bunten, Purgatory Resort

    Photo by James Bunten, Purgatory Resort

    By Rachel Walker

    Beyond the obvious perk (saving money), bringing your own lunch to the ski hill comes with all sorts of benefits, like eating it on the chairlift, if you want, or never standing in a cashier’s line again. You can customize your grub so it’s delicious and fuels your day, and, if you have kids, you can attend to their, ahem, particular tastes (that is—if you’re a parent who caters to picky eaters, of which I am decidedly one…go ahead and judge, but on a ski day, the last thing I want to do is try to reason with my three-year-old to chow down).

    The problem with brown bagging it can be the repetition and the necessary advanced planning. One too many frozen PB & Js, and your body may well revolt. Here are a few tips to keep your stomach full, your taste buds satisfied, and your spirits high. Continue Reading

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  • Everything I Learned Was Magic

    on December 12 | in Insider Secrets, Steamboat | by | with Comments Off on Everything I Learned Was Magic

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    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. Continue Reading

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  • The So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour Heads to Loveland This Weekend

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    The So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour is celebrating 10 years as the only independent snowboard camp that travels to snow communities around North America. On Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, the camp comes to Loveland Ski Area. Continue Reading

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  • Make This the Season You Ski Powderhorn

    on December 10 | in Powderhorn, Video | by | with Comments Off on Make This the Season You Ski Powderhorn

    Photo by Casey Day, Powderhorn

    Photo by Casey Day, Powderhorn

    By Kristen Lummis, www.braveskimom.com

    Thanks to some El Niño love and a significant investment in snowmaking, Powderhorn Mountain Resort opened last weekend with an 18-inch base, two weeks ahead of schedule.

    While this is great news for western slope skiers and riders, it’s also good news for everyone looking to experience a unique Colorado resort this season. Make this the season you ski Powderhorn. Continue Reading

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  • A Page From Sven’s Journal

    on December 9 | in Insider Secrets, Purgatory, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on A Page From Sven’s Journal

    Purgatory_CSCUSA 4_ScottDWSmith (2)Sven Brunso has traveled the globe as a pro freeskier and been photographed by with the world’s best ski photographers. With more than 2,000 images published around the world, and having landed on 50 magazine covers, he is not your typical resort town community member.

    No lift lines translates into a lot of powder skiing. Some ski areas are tracked out by 10:30am and by noon you can’t even tell it snowed. That’s not the case at Purgatory where I can find untracked snow days after a storm.

    Like many others, I came to Durango to play for a summer, and I’m still here. In 1992, after graduating college, I wanted to decompress for a season, so I headed to Durango. The sport of mountain biking was on the rise and Durango seemed to be the Mecca. I figured a summer on the single track and a winter skiing at Purgatory would be a nice way to clear my mind before heading out to find a “real job”.

    Nearly 25 years later, I’m still playing. Continue Reading

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  • Why Colorado Ski Country USA’s Resorts Are above the Rest

    on December 8 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Why Colorado Ski Country USA’s Resorts Are above the Rest

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    Colorado Ski Country resorts are known around the world for having consistently good snow conditions, offering affordable travel packages, providing the highest standard in guest service and putting guest safety as a top priority. But what is not as well known, is that the ski resorts in Colorado hold many other distinctions that set them, and the state, apart from other ski and winter destinations. Below is a small sampling of resort claims to fame and fun facts about skiing in Colorado, ski country USA.

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