Snowbasin and Telluride Ski Resort will be teaming up for the upcoming 2015/2016 winter season. Snowbasin Resort premier season pass holders will now be able to experience three free days of skiing/snowboarding at Telluride Ski Resort and the same for Telluride full season pass holders at Snowbasin the 2015/2016 ski season. These two unique resorts have come together to offer a great opportunity for full season pass holders at each mountain to get out and experience something new and different this season. Continue ReadingRead More »
Spring has sprung at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas and resorts, with warm temperatures, blue skies, and soft snow. Spring skiing in Colorado means carved turns on fresh groomed runs, pushing around late season powder, and fun resort events and activities for the whole family. Below is a roundup of springtime celebrations happening at CSCUSA resorts in April and beyond, including tentative closing dates.
Although spring has arrived, there is still a lot of ski season left as Colorado has one of the longest ski seasons in the country, often stretching well into May. Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: http://www.coloradoski.com/snow-report. Continue ReadingRead More »
Smart Style is a terrain park safety initiative developed by the National Ski Areas Association. As its name implies, there is a smart way to use terrain parks. There are a number of key safety tips that you should know before entering a terrain park. Some resorts feature more than one terrain park, and they can range in size from small, medium, and large. Visit ski area websites to learn more about their terrain and terrain parks. The best way to learn how to safely navigate the various features, be it boxes, rails, jumps, or halfpipes, is to take a lesson from a professional instructor. Here are the four points of Smart Style: Continue ReadingRead More »
A quick bit of math: Take all the awesome ski and snowboard spots in Colorado, then find all the sweet terrain parks, halfpipes, and superpipes in Colorado. Add all the parks, pipes, superpipes, and jibs togehter. What do you get? About a jillion ways to catch air in the highest state in the union. Here are some highlights from one of ’em:
OK, so I’ll admit that I didn’t get the job of Mountain Correspondent because of math skills, but hear me out…Read More »
By Rachel Walker
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 ReadingRead More »
As the days grow longer, warmer, and sunnier, it’s important to remember that there’s lots of skiing still to be had in Colorado Ski Country. In fact, March is historically the snowiest month in Colorado and April is the second-snowiest. As if the warm sun, blue sky, and soft snow isn’t enticing enough, lift ticket and lodging deals abound as well. Below is a roundup of recently announced pass products and lodging deals offered by CSCUSA members aimed exclusively at spring skiers and snowboarders.
In addition, several resorts are already selling their 2015-16 season passes, and skiers and snowboarders who put their deposits down today can lock in the best prices. There are several new multi-resort season pass products available as well. A summary of available 2015/16 season pass products is below. Continue ReadingRead More »
By Kristen Lummis, www.braveskimom.com
It always seems sunnier at Purgatory.
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 ReadingRead More »
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 ReadingRead More »