Dec 03, 2019 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Insider Tips, Travel Planning & Tips, Ski Country

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Eldora Ski Area 

By R. Scott Rappold

When I heard recently that a writer for the New York Times Travel section wanted to interview me, I was shocked. 

She was writing an article on money-saving tips for skiers for a global audience, folks who probably think of posh, mega-resorts like Aspen, Park City or Chamonix when it comes to skiing. Me, I live in tiny Del Norte, Colorado. I mostly ski smaller, mom-and-pop ski hills.  I've never used a ski valet, flown for a ski trip or stayed in a

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Dec 03, 2019 in Insider Tips, Travel Planning & Tips, Skiing & Snowboarding, Ski Country

Steamboat - Larry Pierce - Burgess Creek Lift
Steamboat Resort - Larry Pierce 

If you’re putting together the details for your first Colorado ski weekend, you might find that the number of options can be a little intimidating. What time should you arrive? What do you need to pack? Which mountain should you choose? Where should you stay? Will there be anything to do when you’re not skiing? Luckily for you, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about planning your first

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Nov 26, 2019 in Eldora, Echo, Winter Park, Loveland, Travel Planning & Tips, Ski Country

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Eldora Ski Area 

You’re flying into Denver International Airport (DIA) with your family, and you want to know where to hear for the best snow, the fewest crowds or simply the closest place you can click into your gear and go. Maybe you live on the Front Range, and have rarely driven deeper into the Rocky Mountains. Either way, this quick primer on a few of the closest Colorado Ski Country resorts will help set your GPS in the right direction.

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Nov 22, 2019 in Aspen Snowmass

In the past 48 hours, up to a foot of snow fell across Aspen Snowmass, with more snow expected today.  Aspen Mountain, which is opening five days early from its scheduled opening date, announces top to bottom skiing and riding, as well as terrain expansion.

“This recent storm delivered enough snow for our teams to get the Silver Queen Gondola up and running with top to bottom skiing and riding, and additional acreage,” says Katie Ertl, senior vice president of mountain operations. “This new snow will now make for a great opening weekend, with a total of 208 acres across Aspen Mountain and Snowmass and the forecast is predicting multiple storms next week.”

Aspen Mountain will open with 3,200 vertical feet of top to bottom skiing and riding serviced by the Silver Queen

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Nov 21, 2019 in Aspen Snowmass

Nov. 21, 2019—Aspen Snowmass is scheduled to host the tenth annual Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race, Saturday, Feb. 29. For the second year in a row, the Power of Four race will also serve as the US Ski Mountaineering Association National Championships for the team discipline.

“Not only are we incredibly proud of this event turning a decade old, we are also thrilled to partner with USSMA to host the National Championship for the second year in a row” says, Daragh Kneeshaw, events marketing manager, Aspen Snowmass. “As the race grows in popularity each year, we are ready to welcome and watch the top athletes in the US compete on our home stage.”

The Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race is the winter edition of the Power of Four series that includes both a

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Nov 21, 2019 in Winter Park

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Photo Credit: Winter Park

Winter Park Resort has made a call for skiers, riders and mountain-lovers to #VentureOut, and now it’s partnering with Colorado-based Upslope Brewing Company to bring adventurers of all kinds a revamp of the resort’s signature craft beer, Mary Jane Ale. Upslope

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