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. 

Skiers enjoying a snowmageddon at Wolf Creek

Submitted by R. Scott Rappold on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 08:24

By R. Scott Rappold

Editor's note: Field correspondent R. Scott Rappold was assigned to write a story about this week's huge series of storms at his home mountain, Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado, which as of Thursday afternoon had dropped 60 inches of snow since Monday. After much pleading and urging, he was grudgingly convinced to come down off the hill. Several threatening references towards his editors have been deleted from the final version.

Insider Tips: Dog-Friendly Ski Country

Submitted by Kathryn 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.

Colorado Ski Areas Celebrate Safety Initiatives During National Safety Month

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:23

January Highlights Include Avalanche Dog Demonstrations, Helmet Safety, Ski with a Patroller Days and More

Matt and Rio 1

Photo credit: Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Click here to download high res photo: bit.ly/SafetyMonth2019.

Ready to Learn to Ski or Ride? Start on These Colorado Ski Trails

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:00

Colorado ski areas are celebrating January’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month by introducing newcomers to skiing and riding with great deals and discounts.

For new skiers and riders, Colorado’s learning areas are great places to start – these include magic carpets, “bunny slopes” and designated green runs that can help beginners get their feet under them.

We asked our member ski areas: Which run at your ski area is the best for beginners still getting their feet under them?