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…)
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…)
The 39th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup at Winter Park Resort Gives Sneak Peek to U.S. Winter Paralympic Athletes
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 39th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 21 – 23 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $210,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with disabilities. This year several NSCD athletes, who will compete in Sochi on the U.S. Winter Paralympic team, will be racing this weekend including: Alana Nichols, Jamie Stanton, Mike Shea and Heidi Jo Duce. (continue reading…)
There’s nothing better than a fun day skiing on the mountain. This much is true. But, if you sunburn the shape of your goggles onto your face and look like a raccoon for the rest of the week, that’s not so fun.
If you carelessly let go of your snowboard while strapping in and watch it fly down the mountain, well, that’s not so fun either. And, if you have a collision with an unsuspecting victim and send them to the hospital, well, that would be a huge bummer.
The first on the mountain and the last to leave, our trusty ski patrollers have seen it all! With safety always at top of mind, they’ve got tons of tips and tricks to help you have a great day on the mountain. We asked ski patrollers across the state of Colorado to share their top safety tips. From the laws of the land to smart suggestions, here are a few words to the wise, so listen up! Better to be safe than sorry!
by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
When guided cat skiing started at Monarch Mountain in the late 1980s, not a lot of people had heard of Monarch, according to long-time guide Gail Bindner.
Established in 1939, Monarch is one of the oldest resorts in Colorado. Straddling the Continental Divide with views from Pikes Peak to the 14ers of the San Juans, the resort is both surprisingly close to Colorado Springs and Pueblo (1 ½ to 2 hours) and remote. The nearest town is Salida, with a population of just over 5,000. (continue reading…)
With the holiday of love approaching just around the corner, CSUSA wants to help you make the most of your 2014 Valentine’s Day. Our member resorts across the state are reporting powder conditions with more powder to come, so what better way to spend it than to get back out on those slopes? Here’s a list of some fun events you might like to attend: (continue reading…)
By Veronica Whitney, El Montañes
January turned out to be a stellar snow month so far with conditions that were a good deal better than last year’s. More than six feet of snow have fallen in the Aspen area and Sunlight Mountain in January; that’s a lot of snow and it was added to a really good base that had been building slowly but consistently since early December.
So a few weeks ago, and after almost five consecutive days of snow, my husband Charlie and I headed to Snowmass, we targeted our favorite run there: Burnt Mountain. What made it an even more special day was that it was a Monday so when we finally skied down the Burnt Mountain Glades we never saw one person there, which reminded us of how this area resembles so much the backcountry. Aspen opened it to skiers last winter and I think it still has yet to be completely discovered because it is an amazing playground where you can keep finding powder stashes days after the last snow storm. (continue reading…)