Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1. “We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing...
Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin adding to the natural snow Mother Nature has delivered this month in anticipation of Opening Day, Wednesday, November 26, 2014. “It’s always exciting when snow covers the mountain especially this early in...
By James Lummis Last spring break I spent two great days with my boys – not a guy’s weekend with friends from college — but with my two high school age sons. Mom was skiing elsewhere (she claims it was a “meeting”), so off to Aspen Snowmass we went. En route, one boy worked...
Denver, Colo. – August 26, 2014 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that its popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs are now available for the 2014/15 ski season. The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids to skiing and snowboarding by giving fifth graders free access, and sixth graders discounted access, to twenty of Colorado’s ski resorts. Continue Reading
The Third Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival and BBQ will take over the Ajax Tavern patio on Labor Day, Monday, September 1 from 5-9 p.m. The party will feature unlimited oysters on the half shell, Oysters Casino and other creative oyster hors d’oeuvres including the famed Rocky Mountain oyster. The event is all you can eat/drink. Continue Reading
Where did the summer go? How did this happen? It seems like just yesterday we were finishing off the record-setting 2013-14 Colorado ski season, riding in nothing but shorts and wondering whether Bloody Marys can cure sunburn. Now, the 2014-15 ski season is unoffically underway with the excellent Christy Sports Powder Daze ski and snowboard sale, which begins today and runs through September 2. at 8601 West Cross Drive in Littleton.
Not that we’re complaining. We’d ski 365 days a year if Mother Nature cooperated. And when you ski as much as we do, new equipment and gear is imperative. With up to 70% off all gear and apparel, Powder Daze is a great opportunity for Coloradans to load up on the very best brands in the winter sports industry without breaking the bank. Continue Reading
August is the prime month for finding delectable mushrooms in the wild, and there are plenty to be found at Durango Mountain Resort! To celebrate mother nature’s monsoonal phenomenon, Durango Mountain Resort hosts the annual Mushroom Festival to celebrate all things fungi on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
Start the day with a guided hike while foraging for edible delights around the backside of the mountain. State-recognized mushroom expert, Chris Ricci, proprietor of Majesty Mushrooms, will educate hikers on which mushrooms are okay to take home and consume. The Guided Mushroom Hunt starts at 9:30 am on Aug. 23 with a short shuttle ride to the backside of Purgatory to hunt for mushrooms. After gathering mushrooms, refuel with a tasty lunch that is included in the cost of the Guided Hunt. Participants will be brought back to the resort’s base area around 1:30pm. Cost of the Hunt is $40 per person and includes a guide, shuttle service and lunch. Children 3 and under are free. Continue Reading
Aspen/Snowmass has announced its season pass structure and pricing for the 2014-2015 season. The Premier Pass is loaded with more than $1,000 in added benefits including 50 percent off tickets at all Mountain Collective resorts including Alta/Snowbird in Utah, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, Mammoth, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows in California and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia. “It’s hard to believe that another winter season is just around the corner, but the entire team at Aspen Snowmass is already gearing up to welcome you back to the mountains,” says David Perry, senior vice president, mountain division, Aspen Skiing Company. “We are pleased to be able to offer more value with the Premier Pass – more than $1,000 in added benefits, yet keep it priced the same or lower than it was in the 2007/08 season – seven years ago. We also hope you will be able to experience one or more of the Mountain Collective destinations at 50 percent off with your Premier Pass.” Continue Reading
Ever wish you could be a kid again? This will definitely make you jealous: Colorado Ski Country offers 5th graders 60 days of free skiing and riding! That’s for Zero! Zilch! Nada! Over 20 Colorado resorts–like Copper Mountain, Telluride, Steamboat and more–offer 5th graders three full days of fun as part of the renowned Passport program. And, after kids graduate from fifth grade, no one’s left hanging. Continue Reading
Photography by Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Savvy skiers and riders know that summer is the best time to get your season pass and pack products for the upcoming season at the lowest prices available. Today, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) released its 2014-15 product line, including the popular Elevation 4 Pass, the two-season Double Down Pass, and – being sold online for a limited time – the A-Basin Transferable 4-Pack. Continue Reading
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is back, and is quickly becoming the premier multi-stage professional cycling event in North America. Boasting some of the best riders and teams in the world, grueling high-altitude ascents, and Colorado’s breathtaking alpine scenery, the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will feature several stages in Colorado Ski Country, with ample opportunities for cycling enthusiasts to take in the action and enjoy a late summer day in the mountains. Here’s your itinerary for viewing this elite cycling event in Ski Country: Continue Reading
Denver skiers and riders can plan ahead for the winter season and get three tickets to Steamboat for less than $45 per day with the limited edition Steamboat 3 Pass starting at only $129.
“Steamboat is known for an abundance of Champagne Powder® snow, genuine friendliness and western hospitality,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “Roll all three of these attributes into a single pass and you have the Steamboat 3, an affordable way for skiers and riders from the Front Range to find snow off the beaten path, on the days they choose.” Continue Reading