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…)
Sunlight Mountain Resort is a hidden gem of Colorado Ski Country, located a short drive from the historic and picturesque town of Glenwood Springs. With all of the snow of the big resorts and none of the crowds, it’s a great place for a family ski trip.
Beginning on January 6th, ski at Sunlight Mountain Resort and stay at the Sunlight Mountain Inn (a short walk from Sunlight Mountain Resort) starting at $70 per person midweek or $105 on weekends. Kids 12 and under start at $60, and continental breakfast is also included.
This offer begins January 6 and is based on availability. Reservations are recommended. To reserve today, please call 970-945-5225. Like Sunlight Mountain Resort and Sunlight Mountain Inn on Facebook for more deals and upcoming events.
by Little Lightning, 5th Grade Passport Correspondent
Sunlight Mountain Resort is the ski area I know best because it is my home ski area. What can I say? It is my second home and I spend a lot of time there. My Dad is a volunteer ski patroller there and that has been really nice for me to tag along and hit the slopes. My favorite ski runs at Sunlight are Sun King, Primo, and Perry’s plunge. I know a secret about Sunlight and that is the awesome tree skiing. For the families who ski and snowboard together having only one base area is nice so you all end up at the same place and can find each other. One of my favorite games is for some of my friends and family to all go on a different ski run and see who gets to the base first.
Sunlight Mountain Resort is a family friendly ski area and it is very affordable. Some of the things I love the most are the great customer service and that everyone who works there is part of a big family. The employees communicate with everyone to make the best experience while they are there. Dave the lift supervisor takes this very seriously and makes sure his lift operators are doing a great job. My favorite lift operator is Ana; she has a special way with people. Rachel, the food and beverage person at the resort said that if you are extra nice she would add a free cherry on top of your hot cocoa. I love the hot cocoa. Can you tell that I love cocoa? It is my favorite and if your hot cocoa is good then I am a happy girl! Thanks to the paid ski patrollers and the volunteer patrollers for keeping us all safe.
Sunlight Mountain Resort also has a store in downtown Glenwood Springs on the corner of 9th and Cooper. If you need rentals and lift tickets and you don’t want to wait until you are on the Mountain, you can get them at the shop. I enjoy shopping there and looking for great deals.
Sunlight just got a few more inches of fresh snow and all the runs are open. Come visit and see what all the excitement is about.
Three more members of Colorado Ski Country USA are firing up their chairlifts this morning, opening for the season amid the best early-season conditions for many years.
People at Crested Butte are excited for Opening Day, which is free for all comers. As can be seen in the video above, some of them are even camping out to get the first chair. The kids these days, with their camping. Shouldn’t they be in school?
Sunlight Mountain is opening for its 47th season with a solid 25-inch base. Through the weekend, lift tickets will be $47 for a full day adult, $37 for half day adult, and $35 for a full day child.
Today also kicks off the first treasure hunt of the season at Sunlight. The treasure can be found hidden somewhere on the mountain. Whoever finds it will win a season pass to Sunlight for the 2014/2015 ski and snowboard season. Clues will be posted every Friday on Sunlight’s facebook page and in Guest Services.
Steamboat opened today with a 26-inch base at mid-mountain, five lifts, 57 trails, and 735 acres of terrain. The resort has seen more than seven feet of snow since October 1st with nearly four feet falling during the month of November.
Be sure to check out Steamboat’s Korbel Opening Weekend Celebration, featuring free Korbel, cupcakes and hot chocolate in Gondola Square (2pm on Saturday), a concert featuring the Steamboat String Band (3pm on Saturday) and two-for-one appetizers at the Bear River Bar & Grill and the Cabin all weekend.
It’s Colorado Ski Country USA Photo Quiz time. Test your ski cred and see if you can ace the quiz. Winners get bragging rights on Colorado’s greatest skiing Facebook page, and never-ending glory.
Ready for the quiz? Here goes:
QUESTION: What is going on in this picture:
Multiple choices below:
This blog comes to CSCUSA from Kristen Lummis of BraveSkiMom.com
Open a trail map from Sunlight Mountain Resort and take a look. At first glance, the map looks a lot like many other small resorts in Colorado. There is one base, with a lodge, ski school, rental shop and all services adjacent to a free parking lot.
Sunlight’s Ski Spree 2013: A Chili Cook off, Missing Link Band, Torchlight Parade, Rail Jam, Need-4-Speed and Fireworks
Western Colorado’s biggest winter celebration begins this Saturday, February 9, 2013. Ski Spree winter celebration will be held in Glenwood Springs, as Sunlight Mountain Resort invites everyone to a weekend full of fun, where locals and visitors alike can to join together in festivities that make winter in Colorado special.