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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos: TR – Purgatory Resort; TL – Powderhorn Mountain Resort
BL – Steamboat Resort; BR – Purgatory Resort
Click here for high res photos: http://bit.ly/WhatsNew2019-20
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.
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.