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

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

Cooper - Scott Rappold
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. 

Where Do Teens and Kids Love to Ski?

Submitted by Nancy Coulter Parker on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:29

Woodward Copper

By Nancy Coulter-Parker 

Planning a snow day or weekend with older kids? I asked some of my favorite young skiers about which mountains they like to go to and why. Here’s what they had to say: 

Kai Parker - Eldora & Steamboat Springs

All I want for Christmas is a powder day ... thanks Santa! 

Submitted by R. Scott Rappold on Mon, 12/23/2019 - 14:58

Arapahoe Basin
Santa Skis at Arapahoe Basin 

By R. Scott Rappold

'Twas the day before Christmas Eve and it was raining heavily in southern California with a wind out of the southwest.  

For Colorado skiers and snowboarders, that means one thing: snow is on the way. 

And, for my part of Colorado at least, Christmas will be a powder day.