Mar 02, 2022 in Spring Events, Press Release

Photo: Arapahoe Basin

After a week filled with fresh snow and more on the way by the weekend, resorts in Colorado Ski Country USA are heading into the final stretch of the season with the best conditions of the year. The late February storm brought over 20 inches of snow to resorts in southwest Colorado, and provided Front Range resorts with a snow blanket to cover President’s Day weekend tracks. March and April are historically the snowiest months in Colorado, setting up a spring filled with powder and fun.

While the snow falls on the high country, Colorado Ski Country member resorts are preparing

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Mar 02, 2022 in Winter Park

It seems almost unfair to call Winter Park the prettiest resort I've visited in my quest to get back into skiing after 25 years away. With fresh snow having fallen overnight, every tree was dusted with picture-perfect powder, but even setting aside the unfair advantage the new snow provided, Winter Park is just pretty. I thought it entirely possible that I was imagining it or exaggerating the case, but no—Winter Park won Best Ski Resort in North America in 2018 and #1 Ski Resort in North America the following year. Clearly, I wasn't the only one who saw something special on these slopes.

With

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Feb 24, 2022 in Apres Ski, Loveland, Winter Park, aspen, Steamboat, Arapahoe Basin, Echo

Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin

 

After a full day on the slopes, my top priority is to find a sunny spot to sit, kick off my ski boots, and enjoy après ski food and drinks with my friends and family. Luckily for me, Colorado ski areas offer a wide variety of options for early evening indulging with great food, drinks and lively atmosphere. I’ve highlighted a few of my favorite stand-out après ski menu items below, in case you haven’t had the chance to try them yet.

A Beer Made

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Feb 16, 2022 in Unique Experiences

Photo Credit: Aspen Snowmass

Colorado is home to some of the most unique skiing and riding experiences around. If you’re looking for a winter activity to remember – or one that will inspire envy among your friends and family – look no further than these incredible, off-the-beaten-path ways to enjoy Colorado’s ski areas.  

  1. Enjoy your powder turns with a side of live music. The only thing better than a great day of spring skiing or riding is an après ski party accompanied by live music. There are lots of opportunities to get your groove on at Colorado ski areas this spring,
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Feb 11, 2022 in Loveland

My parents’ love story began at Loveland, and it seems only fitting that a blog celebrating Valentine's Day would begin here as well.

Family lore tells of the day my father popped the question in 1983. My mom was certain that it was coming during that ski trip, she recalled—it was only a matter of when. She was by no means an expert skier and my dad, she remembered, wanted one trip down the mountain without any falls to set the mood. “One good run,” he’d said. Once that requirement had been met, he stopped a quarter of the way down their next run outside a small warming hut and pulled out the ring he'

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Feb 09, 2022 in Learn to Ski

Keen observers of the human experience have long noted that a gulf exists between successfully doing a thing and successfully teaching someone else to do it. Nothing drove home the truth of this idea so well as trying to teach my 11-year-old daughter to ski.

A Colorado native, I'd spent my fair share of time skiing throughout high school and was fairly good, a moderate-blue to easy-black skier. In college, I managed to ski exactly once when I convinced my girlfriend to join me for a day on the slopes. I’d teach her everything I knew! She’d love it! She wasn't particularly athletic, had never been

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Jan 06, 2022 in Aspen Snowmass, Press Release
21-C-033Photo Credit: Sam Ferguson, Aspen Snowmass

Celebrations include a Ski Parade and a Commemoration Ceremony at Aspen Mountain’s Historic Lift 1

To honor its historic milestone 75th anniversary, on January 11, 2022, Aspen Snowmass will mark the occasion with a day of community-wide celebrations on Aspen Mountain.  

The festivities are open to all and will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a ski parade beginning at the summit of Aspen Mountain and ending the base of Aspen’s original Lift 1 in

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Jan 04, 2022 in Backcountry
Photo Credit: Aspen Snowmass

If you’re skiing in Colorado chances are you’re a soft snow fanatic. That feeling of weightlessness and pure joy as you lay tracks through an open powderfield is borderline indescribable - and a feeling we all chase. No matter the stoke or the adrenaline, it’s important to note that the search for soft snow often leads us into avalanche terrain - even if you’re on a resort. 

Although we’re not here to deter you from chasing those coveted turns, we are here to educate you on your responsibility as a skier or rider in these zones. Even if a lift is in sight, the fact of

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Dec 22, 2021 in Uphilling
Photo Credit: Aspen Snowmass

You know what they say - you gotta get up to get down - and with the boom we’ve seen in backcountry skiing across the state the last two seasons, it’s safe to say that going uphill is here to say. And frankly, earning your turns make them feel that much sweeter. 

Resort uphill is a fantastic way to work on your skinning technique, nail those kickturns, and get a good ol’ fashion workout in. Here’s a comprehensive list of resorts to help you get your uphill fix and all the details you need to know before you head out.

An important note before you head

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Dec 16, 2021 in Learn to Ski
Photo: Cooper | Chicago Ridge

 

If you’ve been biding your time on learning (or relearning) how to ski or ride, your timing couldn’t be better. With the Covid-19 pandemic receding and a new wave of outdoor recreation enthusiasts emerging, there’s never been a better time to learn. If you’re ready to take on an exhilarating new hobby, enjoy breathtaking Colorado mountain scenery, and spend quality time with your friends and family, then lace up your ski boots and we’ll see you on the slopes. If you’re not quite sure yet if this season is the right one for you, keep reading – because winter

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