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Cat Skiing at Monarch Mountain, with Tips for the First-Timer

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.14, 2014, under General

Monarch cat ski Kristen Lummis

by Kristen Lummis,

When guided cat skiing started at Monarch Mountain in the late 1980s, not a lot of people had heard of Monarch, according to long-time guide Gail Bindner.

Established in 1939, Monarch is one of the oldest resorts in Colorado. Straddling the Continental Divide with views from Pikes Peak to the 14ers of the San Juans, the resort is both surprisingly close to Colorado Springs and Pueblo (1 ½ to 2 hours) and remote. The nearest town is Salida, with a population of just over 5,000. (continue reading…)

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Picking a Perfect Mountain

by Mountain Correspondent on Mar.19, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, General

Desert Island question: If you had to pick just one mountain, just one spot to ski or board for the rest of time, which one would it be?

It’s a tough question, and thankfully it’s one you can completely ignore because in Colorado, you simply don’t have that problem. Colorado has a mountain for everyone. With tons of resorts and ski areas, there’s something here for everyone – which begs the question: what’s your thing?

Are you a powder-hound? Park-rat? Mogul-gopher? Aprés-aardvark? We tried to cram as much of our glorious state as we could in to a 30-second video. So take a look: see if your thing made the cut:

Didn’t see your thing here? Then hop on our facebook page or tweet us (@ColoradoSkiUSA) and let us know. We’ll make sure your favorite thing to do in Colorado Ski Country shows up in the next video.

-Mountain Correspondent

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Give the Powderhound on Your Holiday List the Gift of First Tracks and Face Shots

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Dec.05, 2012, under Colorado Skiing

Looking for a unique gift for the die-hard skier or snowboarder on your holiday list, how about giving them backcountry face shots all day in the rugged San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado?

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Steamboat Powdercats Celebrates 30 Years-Powtastically

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Dec.01, 2012, under Colorado Skiing

Our friends at Steamboat Powdercats are throwing a 30th Anniversary Powtastic Contest. Participants can win a pair of Armada skis, Never Summer snowboard and two seats on a cat. Sign up details are below. Good luck and may the powder be with you.

In celebration of 30 years of ripping the pow, we at Steamboat Powdercats are excited to let you in on our 30th Season Sweepstakes. This season long event will be in partnership with gear providers like Armada, Never Summer and Go Pro, among others. The Official Rules of this POWTASTIC Facebook contest are as follows:

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Cat Skiing Powder in the San Juans or Your Money Back

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Nov.05, 2012, under Colorado Skiing

The San Juan Ski Company believes they provide untracked and unmatched cat skiing in the world and have added an extra piece this year. Booking a cat skiing trip months in advance can be a gamble. But if you book with San Juan Ski Company and your trip dates come and there is no powder to be had, you will receive a refund. They guarantee you will ski powder.

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