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Mid-season Snowstorm Covers Colorado Ski Country in Deep, Dry Powder

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.10, 2014, under Colorado Skiing

Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

The second half of Colorado’s skiing and snowboarding season started in style this weekend as all 21 Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts reported significant new snowfall. With an additional 3-6 inches of snow expected Monday, snowriders in Colorado are enjoying the best conditions in North America with the two historically snowiest months still to come.

Since Thursday, CSCUSA resorts have enjoyed an average of 22.5 inches of new snow, with more on the way. By the time this most recent storm dissipates later today, it will have dropped double-digit accumulation totals on 19 CSCUSA resorts, 2+ feet at 10 resorts, and 3+ feet at five resorts, leaving skiers and snowboarders with a pristine playground of powder.

This weekend’s storm traveled from the Pacific Ocean to the central mountains of Colorado and stalled at the continental divide, leaving snow totals that have to be seen to be believed. Monarch Mountain has received a foot or more of snow for four consecutive days, leaving 55 inches of new powder since last Thursday, and Arapahoe Basin has recorded 41 inches of new snow in the same time period. Crested Butte has welcomed 37 inches of new snow, and Loveland Ski Area and Eldora each saw 35 inches of fresh powder.

Several resorts’ snow accumulations approached two feet and could surpass it today. Copper Mountain and Wolf Creek each have measured 23 inches of new snow so far, while Winter Park has seen 21.5 inches. 19 inches of new snow fell at Ski Cooper and Steamboat, and Ski Granby Ranch saw 16 inches of powder.

Further west, Silverton registered 36 inches of new snow while Powderhorn celebrated 26 inches of fresh powder. Aspen Highlands received 17 inches of new snow, Durango Mountain Resort received 13 inches, Howelsen recorded a foot of new snow, and Sunlight Mountain and Snowmass measured 11 inches. Aspen Mountain received 10 inches, Telluride saw 6 inches of new powder, and Buttermilk received 5 inches of new snow.

With many CSCUSA resorts surpassing 200 inches of total snowfall this weekend, and base depths exceeding 100 inches, the conditions at Colorado’s ski resorts will be excellent through the President’s Day holiday weekend when the next significant snowstorm is expected to arrive. Knowing how to ski safely in deep snow is essential to having a fun day out in the powder. Visit http://www.coloradoski.com/page/ski-safety for helpful tips and to learn the Know Your Responsibility Code, the list of best practices to ensure your safety on the mountain.

Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: http://www.coloradoski.com/snow-report.

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Head to Steamboat for the 101st Winter Carnival

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.03, 2014, under General

Steamboat Chamber Resort Association

Steamboat Chamber Resort Association

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the largest and oldest winter sports clubs in the U.S., hosts the 101st Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, the oldest continuing Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. For several days, the entire town is given over to racing, ski jumping, a parade featuring Steamboat’s skiing high school band (the only one in the United States), the famous ski jöring events down Lincoln Avenue, and the spectacular night show featuring the legendary Lighted Man & fireworks display. (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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Safety First: Your Responsibility Code

by Mountain Correspondent on Jan.27, 2014, under General

January is National Safety Month and resorts all across Colorado are celebrating in style to raise awareness to the folks on the hill. Arapahoe Basin’s Jake Ziemski, the 2013 Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, shares some tricks and tips to keep you safe on the mountain. Jake walks us through the rules of Your Responsibility Code and surveys the little ones about skiing and snowboarding safely. There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself and others safe on the mountain, whether cruising the slopes or hitting up the terrain park. Find out here:

Safety First: Your Responsibility Code from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

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Colorado Ski Country USA Reports Increase in Skier Visitation during Early Season

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.16, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Telluride Ski Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced on Monday that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation for the beginning of the 2013/14 ski season. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 22 percent during the first period of the 2013/14 season, defined this year as opening day of the season (October 13, 2013) through December 31, 2013, compared to the same period of the prior year. Significantly, this season’s first period skier visits also exceeded the five-year first period average by approximately 6.7 percent. (continue reading…)

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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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Weekend Storm Brings Snow, Thrills to Skiers and Resorts alike in Colorado

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Nov.18, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

11.17.13 Witner Park_ Sarah Wieck(3)(Photo from Winter Park)

A weekend storm that started last Friday evening gave Colorado resorts another blast of snow in a season that already has better-than-average early conditions and some resorts opening early.

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