Jan 18, 2019 in Steamboat

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Photo courtesy of Steamboat Resort. 

Steamboat’s Rock The Boat Free Concert Series kicks off Monday, January 21 with legendary mandolin player Sam Bush, as part of the Bud Light Cowboy Downhill event. The performance is followed by eight additional free concerts, with the largest concentration taking place during March & April. All concerts are free to the public and take place on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square beginning around 3:30pm (with some exceptions).

The following outlines the full schedule of concerts as part

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Jan 15, 2019 in Buttermilk, Kids & Family Friendly Zone

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Part of an art installment tying all four Aspen Snowmass resorts together

Buttermilk is one of four ski areas that make up Aspen Snowmass resort. It’s often described as “a mountain with two personalities.” These days, it’s best known for hosting the X-games, a festival of big air and big entertainment that will take place January 24-27, 2019. At the base of the mountain, our jaws dropped

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Jan 15, 2019 in Copper Mountain

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I’ll admit, I’ve always been jealous of freestyle skiers. I don’t know much about being cool, but I do know what it looks like. Riding the chair over the terrain park to look down on the skiers and riders gracefully hitting rails and casually sending double-backflips off jumps is, considerably, a hobby of mine. The inherent coolness of freestyle skiers in unavoidably felt while in their presence, even when they aren’t hitting a feature in the park. The closest I’ve come to being “cool” on the hill is wearing my googles under my helmet, and that’s pretty trivial. Not

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Jan 11, 2019 in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Copper Mountain, Cooper

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Photo courtesy of Winter Park Resort. 

Your New Year’s resolution: Learn to ski as a family. You’re in luck, as January is Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas offering special promotions and programs.

Now what? Navigating ski schools at a Colorado resort is easy when you know what to expect. First

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Jan 11, 2019 in

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Photo by Chris Wellhausen at Winter Park Resort. 

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and it's a great time for everyone to learn to ski, including college students. College is usually thought of as a time of experimenting, trying new things and finding yourself in the chaotic world. College is also undoubtedly one of the best times to start a new hobby, to dive

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Jan 10, 2019 in Press Release, Wolf Creek, Winter Park, Telluride, Sunlight, Powderhorn, Monarch, Loveland, Granby Ranch, Copper Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Arapahoe Basin

January Highlights Include Avalanche Dog Demonstrations, Helmet Safety, Ski with a Patroller Days and More

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Photo credit: Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Click here to download high res photo: bit.ly/SafetyMonth2019.

In honor of National Safety Month at ski areas across the country this January, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas will host safety-related programs across the state.

Colorado’s ski areas

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Jan 09, 2019 in Winter Park, Copper Mountain

When you ski with the family most weekends of the season, it’s a treat to have an adult only day on the slopes.

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Helen Olsson and her adult family on the slopes of Winter Park Resort. 

By Helen Olsson

My three kids are teenagers now, which means the family ski trip has been our modus operandi for some 16 years. (Our 18 year old started skiing at two at Steamboat in corduroy pants and little red boots.) It’s what we do. Pack all the kids, skis, boots, poles,

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Jan 07, 2019 in Arapahoe Basin, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Echo, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Silverton, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek

Colorado ski areas are celebrating January’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month by introducing newcomers to skiing and riding with great deals and discounts.

For new skiers and riders, Colorado’s learning areas are great places to start – these include magic carpets, “bunny slopes” and designated green runs that can help beginners get their feet under them.

We asked our member ski areas: Which run at your ski area is the best for beginners still getting their feet under them?

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