HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Three Venerable Colorado Ski Areas Turn 80

Submitted by R. Scott Rappold on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:08

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Historic Monarch Photo from SkiMonarch.com 

By R. Scott Rappold

Eighty years ago this winter, something special was happening in Colorado. 

We were learning to love the sport of skiing. Colorado ski areas Monarch Mountain, Winter Park and Wolf Creek all trace their beginnings to the winter of 1939-40. 

Ski and Snowboard With Your Family at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Submitted by Andy on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:41

Wolf Creek Ski Area boasts more snow than any ski area in Colorado. Annually, they average more than 400" of snow. They are family owned and have been operating since 1939! This makes Wolf Creek one of the oldest ski areas in the country. 

Wolf Creek Opening On Halloween

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:28

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Photo Credit: Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek is excited to announce the 2019-2020 ski season will kick off on Halloween, complete with a Haunted House!!

Thursday, October 31st, Wolf Creek will open the Nova Lift and Magic Carpet from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. giving access to 4 of 133 named runs. Lift tickets will be $31 for ages 6 and older. Children 5 years and younger will be $6.

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

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

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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.

Go Where the Powder Hides - Tips for Skiing the Trees

Submitted by R. Scott Rappold on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:49

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Photo Credit: Curtis DeVore, Copper Mountain

At most Colorado ski resorts, there's a place where you can find powder days after a storm - a place you can reach without hiking a half hour to the outer reaches of the mountain.

We're talking about the trees. 

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.

Southwest and Central Colorado Ski Areas Buried Under Feet of Snow

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:23

February has been a very snowy month in Colorado, and within the last week, several Colorado ski areas have seen feet of snowfall on the slopes. 

Wolf Creek Ski Area

In what some are calling Snowmaggedon, Wolf Creek Ski Area has seen more than 3 feet of snow in 3 days and 74 inches in the last 7 days. The highest 24-hour snow total of this storm was 28 inches in 24 hours, which fell on Wolf Creek through mid-day Tuesday.