Beginning Tuesday, November 27, through today, November 29, Winter Park Resort is selling lift tickets at an incredibly low price of just $39 that can be used from now through December 20. The limited-time offer also features 25 percent off lift tickets that are good from December 21 to the season’s end on April 21, allowing skiers and riders the ability to enjoy a great low price throughout the season, including typically busy times such as the holidays and Spring Break.
Just when skiers and snowboarders throughout Colorado began firing their home furnaces for the first time since April, some folks in Ski Country had a better idea: At 6:00 pm on Friday evening, Loveland ski area fired its snowmaking guns for the first time this season, kicking off the annual race to Opening Day in Colorado.
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at the association’s 51st Annual Meeting that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, thereby making it the best season on record in the state.
The snow continues to pile up at Copper Mountain and with the Spring Sunsation Festival and over two weeks left in the newly extended season, closing day April 27, the time is now to seize the spring skiing and riding at Copper.
March 8, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication and opening of the westbound bore or the Eisenhower Tunnel at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel west of Denver, which is the highest vehicle tunnel in the world at 11,155 feet. We thought it appropriate to give a shout-out to the Tunnel that has served as a lifeline to our sporting opportunities here in Colorado, and the role it played in helping develop our business and increased visitation.
The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids to skiing and snowboarding by giving fifth graders free access, and sixth graders discounted access, to twenty of Colorado’s ski resorts. The 2013/14 Passports are available now.
The 2011-12 5th and 6th Grade Passports are available now. To learn more about this incredible program click on the read more link below.
Arapahoe Basin will remain open seven days a week through June 5 and will reopen for summer skiing for at least two three-day weekends – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays June 10, 11, and 12 and June 17, 18 and 19.
The ski area has reported over 420” of snow this season; 15” in the last week. Because of the strong snow season and current 94” base, A-Basin will be able to push the ski season into the summer. This is the first time the area will experiment being open on weekends only.
“Having our greatest season in years, ideally we would like to stay open on the weekends until the fourth of July, but it’s too early to know what the conditions will be to make that call,” said Alan Henceroth, COO of Arapahoe Basin.
During Arapahoe Basin’s Summer Season, the ski area will open at 8:30 a.m. with two lifts serving top to bottom skiing. Black Mountain Express will close at 2:00 p.m. and Lenawee Mountain Lift will close at 2:30 p.m. Lift tickets at the A-Basin ticket window will be $39 for adults, $29 for youths (ages 15-19) and $19 for children (ages 6-14) during the Summer Season. No other discount or lift ticket offer will be accepted during this period. All season passes and pre-purchased lift tickets valid at A-Basin during the regular season will be valid during this Summer Season.
A $10 barbeque lunch special will be featured on the deck at Black Mountain Lodge, the A-Frame café will be open for breakfast, and the 6th Alley bar will serve pizza and drinks. The retail and rental shops will be open with ski, snowboard and clothing rentals and sales.
Arapahoe Basin 2011-12 season passes are on sale now and include free skiing for the rest of the ski area’s Spring and upcoming Summer Seasons. For more information on the Summer Season, season passes or snow conditions call 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) or visit www.ArapahoeBasin.com.
This year, there is plenty to be thankful for, at least if you’re in Colorado. More resorts are opening, the snow conditions are great and there are endless activities happening Colorado Ski Country. Click read more for more on this weekend's events
What do free ride skiing legend Glen Plake, Olympians Bode Miller and Daron Rahlves and Kevin Jordan, the Children’s Coordinator for the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass, have in common?
At 9:00 AM today, Arapahoe Basin opened for the 2011-12 season. The Black Mountain Express lift is running servicing High Noon and the High Divide terrain park. Click on the read more link for the latest information.
Arapahoe Basin announced Saturday, June 18th, that they would extend weekend skiing through July 4th. The news spread quickly and Mother Nature herself dropped several inches of fresh snow to add to ABasin's already healthy season snow total. Arapahoe Basin’s unofficial picnic table snow report measured 6” new overnight and the snow continues to fall this morning.
For those chomping at the bit to go skiing, A-Basin will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 24, 25, and 26; they will also be open July 1, 2, 3 and 4. The last time skiing and riding was offered on July 4th was in 1997.
Copper Mountain’s Ski and Ride University is a brand new program for skiers and snowboarders who are completely new to the sport. For $199, Ski and Ride U includes three ski or snowboard lessons with lift tickets and equipment rental; 3 days of parking in the Union Creek lot, lunch on your 2nd and 3rd day of lessons; and a Copper Mountain season pass upon graduation of the program!
Sometimes it just works out, the stars align, things fall into place, the snow Gods are in a good mood and the next thing you know you’re waking up at a ski resort hotel to 14 inches of fresh snow and your kids are at home having fun with their Grammy and Grandpa.Such was the case when we visited Steamboat not too long ago.
We had a hunch we were going to hit a powder day while we were there based on the forecast but also the drive. The top of Rabbit Ear’s Pass was icy and snow packed, not great for driving but great for skiing.
In the morning the snow report read 14” in 24 hours, which was on top of 9” a couple days ago, which was on top of 30” within the week. Hot diggity dog, we Denver weekend warriors had hit the jackpot.
Read the full story and more at Blog.ColoradoSki.com
Spring time in Colorado Ski Country brings with it tasty BBQ's, free concerts, and plenty of sunshine. So slather on that sunscreen and head up to Colorado's high country for some spring skiing.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will close for the 2011-2012 ski season this Sunday, May 6, 2012. As hard as the staff has tried to keep the ski area open through May, unseasonably warm weather and lack of snowfall has brought the ski season to an early end.
Adventurous Coloradans who aren’t quite ready to pack away their winter gear will be able to enjoy top-to-bottom skiing at The Legend well into June.
Savvy skiers and riders know that summer is the best time to get your season pass and pack products for the upcoming season at the lowest prices available.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced that Wednesday, October 17, 2012, will mark the official start to the Colorado ski and snowboard season. The Black Mountain Express lift will start at 9:00 a.m. MST to shuttle guests to the beginning of the intermediate High Noon trail at mid-mountain.
For more on this story visit ArapahoeBasin.com
Record Winter Snowfall Allows Aspen/Snowmass to Open the Top of Aspen Mountain May 28, 29 and 30 and Additional Weekends as Conditions Permit.
Aspen Skiing Company announced today that it will open the top of Aspen Mountain for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30. Heavy spring snowfall and cool temperatures have left the top of the mountain covered in snow as the traditional summer operating season begins. With a base depth of 71 inches up top, the mountain will open with 25 runs and 136 acres of mostly intermediate terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift. In addition, the mountain will open on weekends after Memorial Day as conditions allow. Aspen Powder Tours will also be open offering powder and corn skiing tours on the back of Aspen Mountain.
Skiing and riding will be from the 11,212-foot summit with uploading and downloading on the Silver Queen Gondola from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with the last ride down at 4:30 p.m. Skiing and riding will be open from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Ajax Express chairlift. The Sundeck restaurant and Ajax Tavern will be open for dining and beverages.
“We haven’t had summer conditions this good since 2008,” quipped Rich Burkley, vice president mountain operations. “We figure that if we open for skiing maybe it will quit snowing. We encourage everyone to go up and make a few turns then jump on your bike, hit the trails or swing the golf club. It’s certainly a unique opportunity to enjoy everything the valley has to offer.”
Aspen/Snowmass Premier, Premier Silver and 6-and-under passholders are free ride free with their 2010-11 winter passes. All other Aspen/Snowmass passholders pay a discounted rate for skiing and riding; adult and senior passholders (age 18-69) pay $19, senior passholders (age 70+) pay $15, youth passholders (age 13-17) pay $13 and child season passholders (age 4-12) pay $10. Adult (age 18-69) single day tickets for skiing and riding will be $32 per day, youth (age 13-17) and seniors (age 70+) will pay $25 and children’s (age 4-12) tickets will be $15. Tickets will be sold at the Aspen Mountain ticket kiosk on Gondola Plaza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular summer rates will be in effect for foot passengers.
Aspen Skiing Company announced today that with the start of summer operations, the top of Aspen Mountain will be open for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Heavy spring snowfall has left the top of the mountain covered in snow as the traditional summer operating season begins. With a base depth of 33 inches up top, the mountain will open with 16 runs and nearly 90 acres of mostly intermediate terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift.
Skiing and riding will be from the 11,212-foot summit with uploading and downloading on the Silver Queen Gondola from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The gondola will be running from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with last ride down at 4:30 p.m. for regular summer operations. The Ajax Express chairlift will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open runs will include Silver Bell, Pussyfoot, Silver Dip, Blondie’s, Dipsy Doodle, Dipsy Headwall, Summit, Buckhorn, Pumphouse, Tourtelotte Park and North American. The Sundeck restaurant and Ajax Tavern will be open for dining and beverages.
More details coming soon.
Aspen Skiing Company announced today that with the start of summer operations, the top of Aspen Mountain will be open for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26.
Upcoming events in Colorado's high country have never been easier to find. Check out our events page to search schedules or events and activities from across Colorado.
Getting up to the high country this summer isn't only a great way to find cooler temperatures, but you'll also find that there are plenty of fun events and activities to enjoy. Looking to catch a jazz festival? How about a farmers market or bike race? Whatever it is you seek, we've got you covered. Head on over to our events page where we've compiled everything there is to do in Colorado's high country.
You may know Steamboat Springs as Ski Town, USA in winter, but come summer this vibrant northwest Colorado community switches gears and becomes Bike Town, USA. - See more at: http://blog.coloradoski.com/2014/07/08/bike-town-usa-steamboat-two-wheels/#sthash.9q5wPPFb.dpuf
When I think of Arapahoe Basin I think of the East Wall, Palli Chair, Zuma, the Beach, and the Race to be the first resort to open in Colorado. I don’t think of lift lines, paying for parking or gourmet dining – until now. A-Basin’s Chef Rybak has done for the menu what snow making crews do for opening day.
Unlike A-Basin’s tasty terrain, before Chef Rybak came on board the food choices looked more like a bland pallet, but Chef took to the menu like Bob Ross to a blank canvas, instilling his own creativity in cuisine offerings and dining options, yet still keeping the menu in step with the rest of the resort’s affordability.
As the global voice of Colorado’s ski industry, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) represents the world’s premiere ski destinations. Its 22 member resorts encompass 28,791 skiable acres, 3,623 snowmaking acres, 2,328ft average vertical rise, and 1,749 trails. Resorts offer a wide variety of terrain by utilizing the natural landscape of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, hence, CSCUSA resorts are making it their duty to be good stewards of the environment in which we ski.
As the 2010/11 ski season nears its end and Earth Day 2011 celebrations begin, CSCUSA is highlighting resort environmental efforts. By implementing new means of generating and conserving energy, sourcing more sustainable ways of construction and snowmaking, and making it a priority to give back to their communities, CSCUSA resorts are leading the way in protecting one of Colorado ski industry’s most valuable assets for future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.
My husband was out of town for the weekend and I decided to take the kids skiing by myself. I don’t get a lot of time with them on my own and this seemed like a good way to get to know them again and make sure I still like them.
I thought of where to go and decided on SolVista Basin. SolVista is like a mini Colorado ski Disney. They know what kids like and they cater to them. They just make it too easy to visit. You can almost hear Its a Small World After All when you get out of the car.
Guest post by Kristin Lummis who blogs at TheBraveSkiMom.
One of my favorite Spring destinations is Snowmass. Yes, I love Snowmass because it is close to my home. But I also love Snowmass because it is a big mountain with a good bit of everything: super cruisers, steep extremes, gorgeous vistas and yummy food. The lift infrastructure has been continually upgraded through the years, most recently with the additions of the Sheer Bliss Express Quad and the Elk Camp Gondola. The terrain parks are graduated and my kids love them. And in the Spring, the sun is often warm and the snow soft well into the afternoon.
Elsa Bailey made it up to Arapahoe Basin for her 101st birthday party on Saturday. She skied down Pika Place, possibly setting a world record for the oldest woman to strap on skis and descend downhill. Her ski pals from Colorado Springs, the VIBES crew, and her friends and family came in from all over the country to help her celebrate.
She told stories all morning, memories of a hilarious and sharp woman who began skiing more than 75 years ago at age 25. With skiing post-100 years old now crossed off her bucket list, she turns to other items on it, including touring the Norwegian fjords, seeing polar bears in the Arctic and visiting Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
[WARNING: This blog post is NSFW - Employees: if your boss sees you reading it, you can kiss your next powder day goodbye. Kids: do NOT let your parents see this unless they're very cool, or already have the Powder Flu themselves. Read with caution]
You don’t want to be sick, right? But you do want the conditions to be sick out on the slopes. So what happens when you’re not sick, but the conditions are? Colorado Ski Country has the answer. It’s called the powder flu, and it’s extremely contagious around here.
Read the full blog post at Blog.ColoradoSki.com.
Colorado’s 2013/14 ski season is underway today as Arapahoe Basin opened its chair lift to crowds of animated skiers and snowboarders. At 8:30a.m., with an 18-inch base and lifts running, Arapahoe Basin became the first resort in North America to open for the 2013/14 ski season. Arapahoe Basin’s opening, along with recently announced pass deals and new improvements at Colorado resorts, has skiers and riders eager for the season ahead.
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