Ski Day & Night in Durango, Power Pass Now Includes Free Skiing at Hesperus Resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest announced the acquisition of Hesperus Ski Area, joining Purgatory Resort (CO), Arizona Snowbowl (AZ), Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (NM), and...
In anticipation of the 2016/17 ski and ride season, Aspen Snowmass has released the trailer for their new four episode video series One: Mind, Body, Spirit, scheduled for release Oct. 10, 2016. Watch the trailer below...
Any day on the mountain is a good day in our eyes, but the same can be said for a night near the mountain as well. That’s why we suggest at least one overnight ski getaway every winter, because even a local can benefit from a little slopeside R&R. Nothing beats waking up steps from the...
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Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area
By James Lummis
Recent events have confirmed something that I have been hearing and noticing the last 90 days. It’s not a new app, nor a new OS. Frankly it’s the oldest form of connection. It’s individual connections with other real, live people. What a concept. Continue Reading
On the heels of a record setting winter, with flight traffic at new levels and Telluride Ski Resort set to break previous skier visit marks, the 2016 summer air schedule into Telluride/Montrose (MTJ) is increasing again with daily direct flights from Chicago (ORD), along with extended daily service from Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH), and 2x a week Los Angeles (LAX) flights. Multiple daily Denver (DEN) flights will continue to make accessibility to airport and region easier than ever. Continue Reading
One Sunday morning in March, around 10 a.m., I was perched atop Winter Park’s Vasquez bowl preparing to drop in to a pillow of powder preserved in the shade of a chute. It had snowed about six inches the night before. Above, the sun bore down. The crystalline sky offered clear views of the surrounding peaks. I dropped in and knocked off six swooping, weightless turns into the bowl. Then I skied through the trees, back to Winter Park. Did I mention there were no crowds?
Welcome to spring skiing, one of the best, possibly most underrated, aspects of our sport. There are many reasons to love spring skiing in Colorado. Here are ten. Continue Reading
Arapahoe Basin’s Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as “The Beach.” The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, and is the perfect spot to kick back between runs with family and friends. It’s a scene unique to the Basin, and a guaranteed good time. Continue Reading
Now that we’re right in the middle of what is historically the snowiest two months in Colorado, you definitely want your equipment to be in the best shape possible. Here’s a helpful videoblog we put together with our partners at Christy Sports last year about how the pros wax, grind, and sharpen your boards to perfection.
There’s nothing like feeling the G-forces of a true carve on a groomed run, or feeling like you’re flying while floating on deep powder. And, there’s nothing like getting smacked down onto a patch of ice when you can’t hold an edge, or getting stuck on a catwalk because you have no wax. It’s not you. It’s your gear. Continue Reading
When temperatures are on the rise, peel off some layers, bust out some good tunes, and let loose on the slopes!
The snow is still oh-so-good and the fun ain’t over yet. Bright colors are a tell-tale indicator of the fun ahead–and there’s nothing like a neon onesie to get you in the mood for some Spring skiing! Bikinis, tank tops and shorts are welcome–just don’t forget to apply sunscreen in the appropriate areas. Before you pull out your bike and put your skis away for the season, be sure to enjoy the sunshine on the slopes! Pack a picnic or pick your favorite patio, and be on the lookout for the wild Springtime celebrations to come.
When spring rolls around in Colorado, many outdoor enthusiasts face the agonizing decision of what to do with all the sunshine, open space, and snowy mountains. Weekends are torn between skiing, fishing, hiking or golfing. One solution is to attempt the challenge of the “trifecta”, which is to participate in three favorite outdoor activities on the same day. Continue Reading
As if soft snow, warm temperatires, and apres-ski on the sundeck were not good enough reasons to keep you skiing until summer, several Colorado Ski Country member ski areas and resorts have specials on lift tickets and lodging to entice you back up to the mountains. Here’s a summary of how you can save on spring skiing.