Tag: Opening Day
Are you interested in becoming a medal-winning winter athlete? Then take a trip on US Highway 40 to Steamboat Springs and head to Howelsen Hill Ski Area, which is now open for the 2013-14 season. Located just across the Yampa River from downtown Steamboat Springs, Howelsen holds a unique place in the history of skiing: It has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America. (continue reading…)
With more than five feet of snow already falling this season, including 30 inches last weekend, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is kicking off its winter season today, Friday, November 29 and will be open 9am to 4pm through Sunday, December 1. (continue reading…)
Telluride Ski Resort opens for the 2013-14 skiing and snowboarding season today, and locals are buzzing with excitement after 61” of snow has fallen resulting in a 34” base. Locals aren’t the only ones looking forward to a great winter, visitors and mountain enthusiasts are keeping a keen eye on the weather reports as Telluride experiences some of the best preseason snow conditions it’s seen in years. (continue reading…)
Three more members of Colorado Ski Country USA are firing up their chairlifts this morning, opening for the season amid the best early-season conditions for many years.
People at Crested Butte are excited for Opening Day, which is free for all comers. As can be seen in the video above, some of them are even camping out to get the first chair. The kids these days, with their camping. Shouldn’t they be in school?
Sunlight Mountain is opening for its 47th season with a solid 25-inch base. Through the weekend, lift tickets will be $47 for a full day adult, $37 for half day adult, and $35 for a full day child.
Today also kicks off the first treasure hunt of the season at Sunlight. The treasure can be found hidden somewhere on the mountain. Whoever finds it will win a season pass to Sunlight for the 2014/2015 ski and snowboard season. Clues will be posted every Friday on Sunlight’s facebook page and in Guest Services.
Steamboat opened today with a 26-inch base at mid-mountain, five lifts, 57 trails, and 735 acres of terrain. The resort has seen more than seven feet of snow since October 1st with nearly four feet falling during the month of November.
Be sure to check out Steamboat’s Korbel Opening Weekend Celebration, featuring free Korbel, cupcakes and hot chocolate in Gondola Square (2pm on Saturday), a concert featuring the Steamboat String Band (3pm on Saturday) and two-for-one appetizers at the Bear River Bar & Grill and the Cabin all weekend.
Earlier this morning, Winter Park Resort became the fifth Colorado Ski Country USA member resort to open for the 2013-14 season, joining Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Copper Mountain, and Wolf Creek. The Parkway, Porcupine, and Sorensen Park beginner trails are open, served by the Arrow, Endeavour, and Gemini Express lifts.
This year, Winter Park is highlighting its seven distinct territories, each of which deliver a unique experience. From the expertly crafted moguls at Mary Jane to the steeps of The Cirque to the family-friendly cruisers at Winter Park, and everything in between, Winter Park’s seven territories offer something for everyone.
To celebrate the Season of the Seven, Winter Park Resort is offering deals on lodging, lift tickets, the ski & ride school, rentals, food and beverage, and retail. Visit http://www.winterparkresort.com/en/seven-territories/season-of-the-seven/season-deals.aspx for more information.
This morning, snowriders across Ski Country are celebrating Opening Day yet again as Copper Mountain opens for the 2013-14 season. The American Eagle, Excelerator, and Easy Rider chairlifts will be up and running, accessing the Main Vein, Rhapsody and Ptarmigan trails and the Woodward Eagle Terrain Park. (continue reading…)
Yesterday, we published a helpful little list of when all of our member resorts are planning to open for the 2013-14 ski season.
Winter Park Resort is planning to be open on Wednesday, November 13, and based on the images we’ve seen from the mountain it looks like Opening Day will be one to remember. After receiving five inches of natural snow last Thursday night, Winter Park’s snowmaking crew fired their guns for the first time this season. Here’s hoping for three weeks of cold temperatures and weather systems between now and then.