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Colorado Ski Country Gears Up for Spring with Events and Activities Galore

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.19, 2014, under Colorado Events, Resorts

Aspen Spring Jam

The Aspen Spring Jam, Aspen/Snowmass

As we near the height of the ski season in the Rocky Mountain West, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts have a full calendar of events, deals, promotions, and activities for the whole family in addition to snow conditions that rival the greatest seasons in a generation. Between now and the end of March, guests at CSCUSA resorts can participate in a variety of fun racing events, catch a range of concerts, learn new tricks in the terrain park, partake in some of the most unusual scavenger hunts imaginable, and so much more.

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Lessons I’ve Learned From An Adaptive Skier

by Guest on Apr.15, 2013, under General

This blog comes to CSCUSA from Kristen Lummis, editor and founder of

Ski resorts look different when viewed through someone else’s eyes.

Last month, I joined two friends, Betsy and Uschi, for two days of skiing at Purgatory (a.k.a. Durango Mountain Resort). Betsy is a long-time Purgatory skier who knows the mountain inside and out. Uschi is an accomplished adaptive monoskier and instructor.



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Durango Named Top 10 Emerging Ski Town in North America by National Geographic

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Apr.01, 2013, under General

National Geographic recently named Durango, Colo. as one of the “Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns in North America.” National Geographic, an internationally recognized publication, presents the best in adventure travel by featuring destinations, photographs, videos, maps, gear and more. In their latest feature, National Geographic named ten North American ski towns that don’t necessarily have the name recognition as other known destinations but they were described as “real towns, often cheaper and friendlier than the big dogs…”



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Purgatory Starts Daily Operations

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Dec.19, 2012, under General

With 20 inches of snow blanketing the resort over the past weekend and more expected later today into this evening, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will open Lift 1 and the frontside of the mountain for daily operations starting at 9 a.m.

Purgatory_James Bunten

Purgatory_James Bunten

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Fresh Snow in Colorado | Best of the Southwest

by Mountain Correspondent on Dec.17, 2012, under Colorado Skiing, General, Resorts

You have got some great moves. Really, you must. Because with the storms that have been pounding us here in Colorado, it’s clear that there must be some seriously stylin’ snowdancing going on…

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Best of the Southwest get dumped on

by Mountain Correspondent on Dec.14, 2012, under Colorado Skiing, General, Resorts

We all knew this storm meant business. I knew it, my fellow skiers and snowboarders knew it, and this crazed-looking guy from the weather channel definitely knew it:

This storm's gonna be intense! Just look at the size of the 'L'!

This storm's gonna be intense! Just look at the size of the 'L'!

Sure, there was a big winter storm headed for Colorado, but where was it going to hit, and when? Living in the southwest corner of the state, it’s often feast-or-famine; when the front range ski resorts are getting pounded, sometimes we’re dry as a bone. But my fears vanished when I saw the next image from our deranged, bald meteorologist.

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Snowcat Skiing with Friends = Huge Savings

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Nov.30, 2012, under Colorado Skiing

Colorado’s largest snowcat operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is offering a rippin’ deal for skiers and riders who want to go big – fill a snowcat with a group of 12 and save $700 . And to sweeten the deal, the Durango Mountain Resort-based catskiing outfit is throwing in one free seat that can be used at a later date.


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