Tag: Opening Day
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) announced today that Montezuma Bowl, the ski area’s backside terrain, will open late-morning this Friday, January 10, 2014. Added during the 2007-2008 ski season, Montezuma Bowl boasts intermediate, advanced and expert terrain, as well as one of the best vistas in Summit County. The conditions this season have allowed for Montezuma Bowl to open over a month earlier than last season.
Open runs will include the intermediate trails Columbine, Larkspur and Independence; Columbine and Larkspur will be groomed top-to-bottom. This season’s tremendous snow coverage will also allow for some tree skiing terrain to open, such as Miner’s Glade. More trail openings will be announced on the Arapahoe Basin Facebook page as well as Al’s Blog as they occur.
By Patrick Byrne, Public Affairs Manager, Colorado Ski Country USA
I first went to Silverton back in January of 2008, an epic road trip with my buddies Jon and Dave and their special lady friends Jess and Michelle, respectively. I left my imaginary girlfriend at home, because at the time she was merely an intermediate snowboarder and therefore totally unworthy of the legendary Silverton, where the easiest way down is a solid black diamond at any of the I-70 resorts. (continue reading…)
Three more Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are opening this weekend with fantastic early conditions. Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Ski Cooper all begin their 2013-14 season at or near 100% of their terrain open, offering thousands more acres of great snow to skiers and riders across the state. Read below for more information on each of their Opening Day plans.
Skiers and riders can mark more terrain off of their holiday wish list as the Steamboat Ski Resort opened a number of new trails as well as Sundown, Sunshine, South Peak and Thunderhead chairlifts on Thursday, December 12th and announced it will open the Morningside chairlift on Saturday, December 14th. All told, the resort expects to be skiing 156 trails and 2,693 acres, equaling nearly 91% of the mountain, by this weekend.
“I couldn’t think of a better place to spend the holidays than Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.®,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “With the snow this past week and continued hard work by resort crews, the mountain is in fantastic shape to serve up great skiing and riding as well as all the holiday trimmings that our guests are accustomed to.” (continue reading…)
Ski Cooper becomes just the latest Colorado Ski Country USA resort to open, with a 30-inch base and 100% of its 400 acres open for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy this Saturday and Sunday. Ski Cooper will open for the season next Saturday, December 14.
For 2013-14, Ski Cooper has a great pass product: The XP Pass looks just like a season pass, and entitles the holder to four days on the slopes, with no restrictions and no blackouts. The four days can be used anytime during the operating season, and do not need to be used consecutively. At $99, pass holders will pay just $24.75 per day.
Powderhorn Mountain Resort is celebrating the holidays a little early this year, with the announcement of an early opening on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Powderhorn originally was scheduled to open for the 2013-2014 season on Dec. 12, 2013. (continue reading…)
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…)