Mar 14, 2019 in Aspen Snowmass

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Aspen Snowmass announces the 2019 spring events line-up that includes a variety of free events across all four mountains. This year’s calendar contains a host of returning signature events as well as newer happenings throughout the months of March and April.

New to the event calendar this spring, Aspen Snowmass will host 

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Mar 14, 2019 in Aspen Highlands, Press Release

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Photo Credit: Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass announces two bonus weekends of skiing and riding on Aspen Highlands, Apr. 19 – 21 and Apr. 26 – 28 with nearly one hundred percent of terrain open including Highland Bowl.

“The 2018-19 winter season has been one for the record books,” says Katie Ertl, senior vice president of mountain operations. “With the Highland Bowl reporting 102 inches of new snow in the month of March so far, the conditions will be outstanding well into spring. Extending

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Mar 14, 2019 in Winter Park, Press Release

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Spring skiing is much more than an activity, it’s a state of mind, and Winter Park Resort is once again going to fully immerse guests in all that makes springtime in the Rockies so special with “Spring Bash + Splash,” which consists of four jam-packed weekends of events and free giveaways beginning on March 30 and continuing through April.      

The celebration kicks off in style on March 30 with the return of TheBigWonderful Beerfest, featuring Colorado

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Mar 14, 2019 in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Echo, Loveland, Purgatory, Winter Park, Wolf Creek, Steamboat

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Photo Credit: Curtis Devore, Arapahoe Basin

March is upon us, and for millions of students, teachers and parents, that means one thing: SPRING BREAK!!!!! 

The days are getting longer, the air warmer and the end of another academic year is in sight. Sure, you could go to the beach, but you have all summer to do that. 

Did you know March just happens to be one of the best months of skiing in Colorado? The rocks and stumps are covered by four months worth of snow and the air

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Mar 14, 2019 in Purgatory

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Photo Credit: Helen Olsson

Here was the devastating part of my recent trip to Purgatory. The snowfall report was 24 inches in 24 hours. A tally like that promises the kind of over-the-head blower powder shots that you’ll be telling your grandkids about. But I was in a car with another mom driving away from a ski-in-ski-out condo at the base of Purgatory towards the town of Durango. We were like fish swimming upstream against the traffic of rabid powderhounds heading to the resort. What gives, you ask?

I had come to Purgatory to watch my 18-year-old

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Mar 13, 2019 in Aspen Snowmass, Eldora

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Photo Credit: 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

The ultimate mashup is coming to Colorado this week. With stops in Aspen and Eldora, the 10 Barrell Brewing Co. Beercat is one part brewpub, one part snowcat. Pro snowboarder Mike Basich crafted the Beercat out of a vintage 1987 Spryte snowcat on top of which he custom-built a tiny brewpub with walls that fold down, transforming into decks for the ultimate slopeside happy hour.

The 10 Barrell Beercat will be at Aspen on March 15

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Mar 12, 2019 in Winter Park, Eldora

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Photo Credit: Carl Frey, Winter Park

Getting to and from Colorado’s high country can be a challenge for college students across the state, especially those without a car. However, there are plenty of alternate transportation options—plus some good old-fashioned ones—that allow even the carless among us the chance to enjoy Colorado Ski Country and its many ski areas.

Carpool

Simple, efficient, relatively-environmentally friendly and cheap, carpooling has been the name of the

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Mar 12, 2019 in Monarch

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Due to incredibly good snowfall during the 2018-19 ski season, Monarch Mountain has announced it is extending its ski season for an additional two weekends. After April 7th, Monarch will be open for skiing, snowboarding, cat skiing and tubing with limited on-mountain services Friday-Sunday (April 12-14 and April 19-21).

Monarch is sitting on a 100-inch base and has received over 240 inches thus far, with a favorable forecast for more winter storms throughout the month of March and into April.

“This season has already proven to be quite an

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Mar 12, 2019 in Purgatory, Hesperus Ski Area

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Photo Credit: Purgatory Resort

With Purgatory Resort crossing the 300” mark for total snowfall this morning and sister mountain Hesperus Ski Area reporting 188”, both ski areas announced today they are adding ski days to the 2018-2019 winter.

Purgatory is extending the daily operating schedule through April 7 and will be open Saturdays and Sundays thereafter, although a closing date has not yet been announced.

Hesperus will be open everyday this week from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of their

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