Cooper|Chicago Ridge: Skiing on the New Double Black Diamonds

Submitted by R. Scott Rappold on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:42

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Cooper|Chicago Ridge - Scott Rappold 

By R. Scott Rappold

I'm at Cooper Ski Area and frankly I'm scared.

It's an odd sensation up here. This mountain isn't known for difficult terrain. In fact, for 77 of the 78 years it's been in existence, it has offered no runs rated double-black-diamond. 

Colorado Ski Areas Will Celebrate End of Ski Season with Extensions and Events

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:37

Aspen Snowmass

Photo Credit: Aspen Snowmass

As March winds down, Colorado’s ski areas are in the midst of a great spring season with ideal conditions for experts, guests ready to learn to ski or snowboard and everyone in between. Late season features warmer temperatures perfect for learning or for those looking to enjoy a non-skiing activity or the mountain environment.

Drink Local Colorado-Brewed Beers at Colorado Ski Resorts

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 16:08

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Photo by Carl Frey at Winter Park Resort. 

Want to sample some local Colorado-brewed beer on your visit to a Colorado ski area? You’re in luck – Almost every resort in Colorado serves local brews and micro-brews from around the state.

Insider Tips: Dog-Friendly Ski Country

Submitted by Andy on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:10

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Photo by Jeremy Swanson at Aspen Snowmass. 

Looking for an opportunity to bring along your four-legged friend on a ski vacation? Or just want to spend your midday ski break playing with someone else's pooch? Learn more about all of the accommodations for doggos and puppers available in Colorado Ski Country. 

Instagram-Worthy Views in Colorado Ski Country

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:19

Click here to download high res photos: bit.ly/ColoradoSkiViews.

Colorado is home to some of the most breathtaking views and scenic mountain vistas in the world, and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are no exception. For skiers and riders who are seeking an Instagram-worthy snapshot of their ski vacation, from scenic panoramas to family portraits to unforgettable selfies, these are the best locations at Colorado ski areas to take an unforgettable photo.