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Dream On: Powder Lesson

by Mountain Correspondent on Apr.13, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

There’s no question, this year has been a remarkable year for Colorado ski resorts. The snow just keeps coming and coming, even in mid-April!

Whether skiing steep lines at Aspen Highlands or the family friendly cruisers at Copper Mountain, there will be fresh tracks to be had across Colorado Ski Country today.

If you’re lucky enough to hit a big powder day, you surely want to come prepared. While many people think that ski and snowboard lessons are for beginners, there are actually quite a few tricks and tips for intermediate and advanced folks to improve their game–especially when it comes to powder skiing. Instead of being sore and wiped out the day after, but instead, feel supercharged for another day on the mountain. 

Here’s a dreamy snapshot of a powder day ski lesson at Ski Granby Ranch. It’s a worthy investment.

Dream On: Powder Lesson from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

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Catching Up With Ashley Sifers, the Colorado Ski Instructor of the Year

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Dec.10, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

By Kristen Lummis, BraveSkiMom.com

Ashley Sifers, Ski Granby Ranch

Ashley Sifers, Ski Granby Ranch

Ashley Sifers, of Ski Granby Ranch, is the Colorado Ski Instructor of the Year for 2013. A first-year PSIA Level 1 instructor, Ashley says she was “floored” when she won the award from Colorado Ski Country USA.

“My supervisor nominated me for the award, but I didn’t think I had snowball’s chance,” she laughed.

“It’s a real honor.”

With a background in therapeutic recreation, Ashley spent 10 years working with people with disabilities. “My job wasn’t necessarily to teaching skiing, but working for a nonprofit, I ended up teaching skiing by default.”

“In my job, we used skiing and other sports as vehicles to other means,” Ashley explains. “I really enjoyed teaching skiing and wanted to become a full-time ski instructor. So last year, I quite my job and made it happen.”

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Three Reasons to Try Different Colorado Resorts This Season

by Mommy Blogger on Nov.12, 2012, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country via Kristen Lummis of BraveSkiMom.com. You can read more about Kristen at www.BraveSkiMom.com.

Where do you ski in Colorado? If you’re like many of us, you’ve got a home resort that you return to year after year, week after week and day after day. You love your resort. You know every roller and glade. You know where to farm powder and you’ve sworn never to divulge the locale. You’re plugged into the best season pass deals and you’ve got your favorite spots for lunch, beer and coffee. If you’ve got kids, they’ve grown up skiing at this resort. It’s their second home.

So why would you try some place new?

Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands

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