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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.

Here is a sample of what will be happening at resorts across Colorado Ski Country between now and the end of March: (continue reading…)

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Top 9 Tips For Skiing Winter Park Like a Colorado Local

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.18, 2014, under General

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Resort

Originally posted by Megan Barber at ski.curbed.com

As one of the closest ski areas to Denver, Winter Park has long been a local’s paradise of bumps, family fun, and secret tree stashes. Our friends at Curbed Ski scoured the mountain to bring you the top tips on how to ski winter park like a Colorado local. From the weather patterns to spring parties in the parking lot, they’ve got the inside scoop.

Here are are some highlights of their nine tips to shred this great mountain Colorado-style: (continue reading…)

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Talk to Your Children About Skiing Safety

by Guest on Feb.09, 2014, under General

Trails Merge

Durango Mountain Resort

by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

One of the surprising things about parenting is how much talking it takes.

Kids need guidance, whether you’re talking to toddlers about sharing and nap time, or to teens about sex and alcohol. No parent want to lecture, but each day we seem to do a fair share of it. At every stage of our children’s lives, there are topics that demand discussion.

Skiing safely, and skiing safety, is one of them. (continue reading…)

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Ski Cooper: A Gem among Giants

by Guest on Feb.07, 2014, under General

Scott Smith, Ski Cooper

Scott Smith, Ski Cooper

By Troy Hawks

Sometimes you love a ski area for what it isn’t. There are a lot of things Ski Cooper isn’t, and noisy on a Tuesday afternoon is usually one of them. In fact on most days, about the only racket skiers and snowboarders hear is the clamor of the sheave wheels as the chairlift grip passes through each lift tower. If you’re riding one of the 180 chairs on the 10th Mountain lift, that noise occurs about every 30 seconds. It’s the time in between, the near absolute silence that comes at the 15 second interval, when you’re the furthest distance in between the towers and the cable sags to its lowest point, that you discover why Ski Cooper is considered one of the gems of Colorado Ski Country. (continue reading…)

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Better Snow, Better Skiing, Better Beer, Better Football

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.02, 2014, under General

Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

From all of us here at Colorado Ski Country USA, Go Broncos!

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Start Your 2014 Right: Head for the Mountains of Colorado Ski Country

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Dec.28, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

During the Twelve Days of Copper from December 20-31, there will be enough holiday cheer to go around with activity,
après and dining specials, and discounts at Copper’s retail establishments. On Dec 21 – 22, top freeskiers and
snowboarders from around the globe will compete to qualify for the 2014 Olympics at the Sprint Grand Prix Finals. On
Dec 24, bring the family out for the torchlight parade and fireworks. Then on Friday, watch athletes hitting Copper’s
progressive rails to qualify for the X-Games at the Rocky Mountain Series Rail Jam on Dec 27.
Lastly, ring in 2014 at Copper with a bevy of New Year’s Eve festivities. Grab your hot cocoa and hot toddies for the New
Year’s Eve Rail Jam or grab a good seat by the bonfire for the torchlight parade, fire dancers and fireworks shows. More
details to come; see http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/events_and_activities/calendar/ for more information about
Copper’s winter events.

Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is almost over. Why stay at home on New Year’s Eve when you can head to the mountains, ski on great snow, and stick around for the festivities? Colorado Ski Country USA resorts will be ringing in the new year with fireworks, torchlight parades galore, and other fun family activities. Here’s a summary of what’s happening in the high country: (continue reading…)

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Five Easy Tips to Get your Child Skiing and Snowboarding This Season

by Guest on Dec.27, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

John Trousdale, Eldora Mountain Resort

John Trousdale, Eldora Mountain Resort

By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

1. Take a Lesson. It you’re a skiing or riding parent, it can be tempting to teach your kids on your own. If you don’t ski or ride, you don’t have this option. But no matter where you’re coming from, putting your child into at least one lesson from a certified instructor will get him or her off to a better start. Instructors are professionals who are smarter than parents when it comes to teaching kids how to ski and ride. They know the latest and best techniques and they know how to teach them effectively. January is the time to get your kids started. It’s national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and most resorts in Colorado offer deals for never-ever skiers and riders, as well as discounts on other lessons and rentals. If your child has a 5th Grade Pass from Colorado Ski Country USA, sign them up for their “First Class” lesson now! This is a free lesson and rental for 5th graders who have never skied or snowboarded. (And if your fifth grader doesn’t have a fifth grade pass yet, you can get one here). (continue reading…)

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