Mar 12, 2019 in Winter Park, Eldora
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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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 05, 2019 in Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Sunlight, Monarch
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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Photo Credit: Carl Frey, Winter Park

It’s Spring break! That wonderful time of year for college students everywhere that offers a much-needed reprieve from the torturous second half of the school year. Spring break is one of those college experiences that has a very strong connotation in the public consciousness. You know the stereotypes: young beautiful people, partying on beaches and boats, in fancy hotel bars in tropical locales like Cancun and Costa Rica. I know what you’re thinking, sounds terrible right? Who in

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Feb 25, 2019 in Loveland
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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The view from the top of Lift 4 at Loveland. Photo by Justin Cygan. 

Every ski area has its own atmosphere, its own vibrations and feel. Every hill in Ski Country is a different place, a different soul.

It might sound silly, but the truth is the bond between a ski area and a skier can be incredibly powerful. Within that bond can be something akin to friendship, or even family. Every trip to the hill is a trip to greet a good friend, to catch up and reminisce over good times. And for those of us lucky enough to have a “home”

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Feb 14, 2019 in
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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Photo by Curtis DeVore at Copper Mountain. 

It's the season of love in Ski Country, and while Valentine’s Day offers the perfect opportunity for you and your significant other to enjoy some time together on the slopes, the logistics of skiing and dating can be a little complex.

So, for those heading up to the slopes for Valentine’s Day, or at any time for that matter, here is a helpful guide to navigating the turbulent waters of relationships and skiing.

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Feb 07, 2019 in Loveland, Buttermilk, Winter Park, Steamboat, Arapahoe Basin
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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Photo of Arapahoe Basin's "Beach" taken by Dave Camara. 

For the avid skier or snowboarder, college offers four years of nearly unparalleled time and freedom to enjoy the offerings of Ski Country. Those four years can be used to explore a wide range of the state’s winter sport offerings, and to do more than take that same run, at that same resort, time and time again. To help the fearless college student make the most of their time in Ski Country, here's a bucket list of things to do before you (unfortunately) graduate and have to get a real job

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Jan 24, 2019 in
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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Photo by Curtis DeVore at Copper Mountain. 

The education you get in college is of the utmost importance. But of course, you can't learn everything in a college classroom. In fact, some of life’s greatest lessons are not things you learn in class, but things you learn on the mountain. Skiing is one of life's greatest teachers (and the classroom isn’t half bad). From novice to veteran, the mountain can teach you new lessons everyday:

1. To take the path less

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Jan 11, 2019 in
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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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 04, 2019 in Winter Park, Cooper, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Mountain, Loveland, Wolf Creek
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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Photo provided courtesy of Winter Park Resort. According to historical records, likely taken in the 1940s. 

Skiing, as strange as it might sound, is a journey through history. As you glide across the slopes of Colorado’s ski areas, you—maybe unknowingly—are interacting with the interesting and beautiful story of skiing in Colorado and the history of the state in general. Each ski area, lift and run, is part of the story of our state and the people who have come and gone, and left in

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Dec 21, 2018 in
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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Skiing Santa photo courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort. 

The tests are over, the papers turned in, there's no more notecards and late night study sessions. The semester has drawn to a close and the holiday break is greeted with wide open arms. For many college students, the holidays represent a great opportunity to head up to the mountains and spend some much needed time on the slopes.

As there is no school, it is easier than ever to make it up to the mountains without worrying about doing homework or going to

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Dec 06, 2018 in
Submitted by: Justin Cygan

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A "Bluebird Day" at Telluride Ski Resort. Photo by Casey Day. 

Skiing as a sport is relatively new, with the recreational ski world only becoming a thing in the first half of the 20th century (the first chairlift opening in Sun Valley in 1936). But in the decades that skiing has grown into a favorite pastime of people throughout the world, a unique collection of ski terms has arisen that have become familiar to most everyone in the culture. Skiers, from novices to grizzled veterans, use a unique collection of terms

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