Dec 31, 2020 in

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2020 is nearly over (thank Ullr!) and the hopes are high for 2021. While the NYE scene that many people are used to won’t be a thing this year, it’s still possible to ring in the New Year the right way. By starting the New Year with an early morning ski day, we think your 2021 will be great—at least for the day.

Here are the Top 4 reasons to ski on New Year’s Day.

  1. Fewer People

Despite fewer massive parties this New Year’s Eve, it still won’t be surprising if everyone decides to sleep in on January 1. After staying up past midnight to ring in the New

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Dec 24, 2020 in Aspen Highlands

The G5 run in the Highland Bowl is officially being renamed Hines-Sight​ in honor of former Highlands Ski Area owner and longtime community member, Gerald Hines. Hines left an imprint on the mountain and developed the Highland's base village. 

Hines was instrumental in guiding and supporting the investment in Highlands that began in the early 1990’s. Hines acquired Highlands from Harvard University which received the ski resort as a donation from the founder Whip Jones.  Hines supported the expansions into Deep Temerity and the Highland Bowl which delights skiers and snowboarders today. Hines merged the ski areas with Aspen Skiing Company in 1993 and focused on developing the base area.  

The legacy of Gerald Hines, who was passionate about skiing

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Dec 24, 2020 in Granby Ranch

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Granby Ranch is welcoming Bode MIller and Crosson Skis to the slopes December 29th. But this is not your standard ski and greet.

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Dec 23, 2020 in Copper Mountain

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As part of Copper Mountain's Play Forever commitment to protect the environment and enable participation, the resort announced today the relaunch of its lift ticket community giving program, Play It Forward Wednesdays, to continue its support for more than a dozen non-profit organizations.

Play It Forward Wednesdays is a community-based fundraising effort where Copper will donate $5 from every discounted lift ticket purchased online,

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Dec 21, 2020 in Sunlight

Sunlight Food and Beverage Director Allison Rydin with Sunlight Mini-Mayor April Carter

Photo Credit: Sunlight Mountain

It’s been a historic week in Sunlight Nation, including the passage of the Garlic Chicken Act.

Today officials at Sunlight announced that the ski area will now serve plates of

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Dec 21, 2020 in Press Release

CM Winter Opening Day 11-30-20 CD 11

Photo Credit: Copper Mountain

Ski areas across Colorado have been open since early November welcoming guests back to the slopes and operating with COVID-19 specific policies and protocols in place. The industry has learned many lessons over the past six weeks and is providing guests, both those that have already visited and those that will in the future, some helpful tips and reminders on what to expect and what is expected of them during their visit.

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Dec 20, 2020 in Press Release

Drivers advised to avoid travel during construction, at least two-hour delays expected on Monday and Tuesday in BOTH directions. 

The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to get as much paving done as possible before the long-term winter temperatures set in on the Westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane project.  Paving work can be done only during daytime hours when temperatures are warmer.  Closures will continue through the night to get other work done. 

I-70 will be down to one lane in each direction in Idaho Springs Monday and Tuesday during the day, causing at least two hour delays for east and westbound traffic.  Motorists are advised to avoid traveling during lane closure times. 

CLOSURE SCHEDULE AND IMPACTS: 

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Dec 17, 2020 in Aspen Highlands

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Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will open for daily operations Friday, Dec. 18 with over 1,000 acres of skiable terrain between the two mountains. Starting tomorrow, Aspen Snowmass will feature over 2,600 acres of open terrain across all four mountains, with more scheduled to open as conditions allow. 

Aspen Highlands will open five lifts and 700 acres which include a few runs in Temerity as well

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Dec 14, 2020 in

As the winter ski season gets underway, Square announced that its commerce platform now powers payments, e-commerce, and point of sale at nearly a dozen renowned ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada in partnership with POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company on a mission to deliver memorable experiences, enhance people's lives and have fun doing it.

Square’s versatility of software, hardware, and e-commerce allow POWDR resorts to offer hospitality experiences that meet the needs and expectations of their customers, which are continually evolving due to ongoing public health concerns. As skiers and snowboarders prepare to return to the slopes this year, they’ll be able to safely enjoy mountain amenities and conduct touch-free transactions at dozens of

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Dec 11, 2020 in Sunlight

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Photo Credit: Sunlight Mountain Resort

Today Sunlight Mountain Resort started up the bull wheel on its 54th season of operation with skiing and riding off of its lower Tercero lift. About 100 skiers and riders came out for first chair.

Pictured here from left are Sedona Ditlow (10), Ashly Ditlow (mom), and Bristol Ditlow (12) of Carbondale. This is the fourth season in a row that the Ditlow trio has made First Chair at Sunlight’s opening day

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