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Ski Patrol: Training, Professionalism, Safety

by Mountain Correspondent on Apr.03, 2013, under General, Resorts

Skiing is inherently silly. As stated by Dexter Rutecki in Aspen Extreme: “We’re not curing cancer here, we’re sliding down a mountain with sticks on our feet.” Skiing is fun, it’s silly, and it’s not to be taken too seriously.

Unless you’re a member of Colorado’s Ski Patrol.

For Ski Patrollers, skiing isn’t just a fun activity; it’s their job. Colorado’s Ski Patrol represent one of the most comprehensively trained groups in all of outdoor recreation. Medical training, mountain travel, search and rescue, evacuation, incident response and evidence gathering – you name it, the Ski Patrol is trained for it and ready to respond.

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Sunday Funday Quiz: Know Your Snow

by Mountain Correspondent on Jan.06, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, General, Resorts

Most of us think we know our snow. We know what kind makes a good snowball. We know what kind we like to ski. We know not to eat it if it’s yellow. But even if you know our snow,  do we know how deep it is, just from a photo? Well Colorado Ski Country USA is testing how well you Know Your Snow with a little quiz!

The rules: Look at the photo below. 4 Colorado ski resorts are represented, each with a photo from a recent powder day. Your job is to guess how deep the snow is, just from the photo. And no cheating – anyone caught looking at snow reports on resorts’ websites with be forced to ski the rest of the season on snowlerblades. Consider yourself warned.

If you think you know one, or more of the answers, post it on our Facebook page. The correct Answer will be posted at an undisclosed time in the future, most likely tonight when my plane lands. First one with the correct answer wins ultimate bragging rights, and gets to keep their dignity through another snowlerblade-free ski season. Good luck!

Post Your Guesses: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSkiCountryUSA

Post Your Guesses: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSkiCountryUSA

Remember, just like you can’t ski without a lift ticket, you can’t win unless you play. Post your best guess on our Facebook Page and hold your breath for an undisclosed amount of time until entries are tallied and answers are posted. Good Luck!

<UPDATE: THE ANSWERS>

Okay, sports fans. If you missed out on the Sunday Funday Quiz, you’ve officially missed your chance at everlasting glory. The results are in, and here they are:

Sunday Funday Quiz Answers

Thanks for playing! Now get out there and ski!

-Mountain Correspondent

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4000 Reasons to Snowboard in Colorado

by Mountain Correspondent on Dec.30, 2012, under Colorado Skiing, General

Greetings, snow-fans! We here at Colorado Ski Country USA have got about 4,000 pretty compelling reasons you should head to the mountains in Colorado right now. Why 4,000 you ask? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so you do the math:

Fresh Snow in Colorado

Photo by Scott DW Smith

Wolf Creek Ski Area. Photo by Scott DW Smith

Wolf Creek Ski Area. Photo by Scott DW Smith

Photo by Scott DW Smith

Photo by Scott DW Smith

Up close and personal with photographer Scott DW Smith

Up close and personal with photographer Scott DW Smith

C’mon, you didn’t really think I was going to sit here and write 4,000 reasons, did you? Please. We’re too busy skiing and snowboarding here in Colorado.

-Mountain Correspondent

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