May 24, 2019 in Granby Ranch

It's about that time! A long 3-day weekend for a lot of folks out there. First off, we hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend, we want to thank all the service men and women who have lost their lives while serving. 

This weekend is shaping up to be beautiful. Plenty of sunshine and much warmer temperatures. Some of our member ski areas will be re-opening for winter operations (looking at you Purgatory and Aspen) and others will be continuing their winter operations (shoutout to Arapahoe Basin) and many others will be opening for summer operations! 

Here's a breakdown of what is happening this weekend:

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May 24, 2019 in

 

MountainFilm Fest is an event in Telluride that you should definitely plan on attending. If you’re a fan of eclectic and inspiration films, this is right up your alley. MountainFilm Fest selected just about 100 films from around the world and will be showcasing them over the Memorial Day holiday. Starting around 8 AM each day through Monday, short films will be shown at different locations. In between sets, coffee breaks, discussions, book signings, happy hours and much more will be happening.

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May 23, 2019 in

It’s no surprise that we’ve decreased the amount of drought covering the State. The 2018/2019 winter was one for the record books. From early season snows, to record March snows, to late season big producing snowstorms, the effects of this have been mostly all good.

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Current drought coverage as of May 23, 2019

Drought has been an issue for the state for quite some time. Try the last 20 months or so. Last year’s drought monitor as this time wasn’t great. More than 78% of the

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May 23, 2019 in

 

Are you a ninja? What about a fast ninja? Could you be the World’s fastest ninja? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then do I have something fun for you. If you don’t know any of those answers, why don’t you go find out!  

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Trampoline Obstacle

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May 22, 2019 in

 

 

This upcoming Memorial Day weekend is one for the history books. Literally. 

Some ski areas are still open, some resorts are reopening (!!) for skiing, and a lot of our member resorts are opening for summer operations.

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May 22, 2019 in

Colorado Ski Country USA in Washington D.C. to Urge Climate Action

 

Organization’s CEO Joins 75 Businesses on Capitol Hill

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May 21, 2019 in

We know that summer isn’t exactly on your mind right now, but it should be! Aside from late season snows, our member resorts are gearing up for their summer festivities and what a jam-packed summer awaits!

Telluride will begin their summer gondola operations on Thursday, May 23! That means that breathtaking views, awesome hikes, and great food are at your fingertips!

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Telluride Gondola 

Let’s talk about the gondola for a little bit. Telluride's gondola system provides free transportation between the town of Mountain

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May 20, 2019 in Resorts

Purgatory Resort will add its name to a short list of U.S. resorts spinning lifts during Memorial Day weekend when it opens for a bonus weekend of skiing this Saturday and Sunday. May 25 will not only mark the kickoff to summer but also the first time in resort history Purgatory has opened for skiing on the last weekend in May.

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After picking up 8” of snow through Monday morning (with up to two feet expected through Thursday according to OpenSnow), Purgatory officials announced today it will open Lift 1, an expected 130 acres and one terrain park (conditions permitting)

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May 20, 2019 in

We all love the environment. Especially here in Colorado. We play in it every single day! So when our member ski resorts take measures to help sustain the environment, we take notice and we applaud their work. 

This year Arapahoe Basin has been making strides to be more environmentally friendly and they have been doing a great job. Take a look at this as we break down the numbers. 

          - The amount of recyclable waste that was properly disposed of exceeded 75,000 pounds
          - The amount of glass that was disposed of properly was just under 25,000 pounds.
          - The amount of food that was compostable topped 47,000 pounds.
          - Over 100,000 pieces of plastic wrappers and snack bags were collected.

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May 17, 2019 in Ski Country, Arapahoe Basin

Nobody can resist the temptation of a smiling dog playing in the snow. The pure joy you see is unmatched. I Mean just look at the picture below. 

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Smiling Avalanche Snow Dog at Arapahoe Basin 

But the dogs that you may see at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area are hard at work. You see a perfectly playful pup but what you don't see it the extreme amount of work that goes into training these dogs and it's hard to imagine the resource that they provide see how they are not deployed on a daily basis. 

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