May 18, 2018 in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Howelsen, Kendall Mountain, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Summer

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Photo by Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin. 

For many skiers and snowboarders, watching the snow melt from the slopes is a sad process. Luckily, the end of winter has a silver lining as Colorado ski areas host a full calendar of summer activities, festival and events to celebrate the warmer months of the year.

Summer is approaching quickly in Ski Country, and your favorite ski areas are hard at work getting the mountains ready for mountain biking, hiking, scenic sight-seeing and more.

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May 16, 2018 in Sunlight, Summer, Mountain Biking

Battery-Powered Bikes Enhance the Ride  

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Photo provided by Trek Bicycles and Sunlight Mountain Resort. 

Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop now offers e-bike rentals. Built by Trek Bicycles, these battery-powered “pedal-assist” bikes enhance the riding experience by making pedaling easier.

For people who are not frequent riders, e-bikes open up a whole new world. When you hop on and push the pedals, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills

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May 11, 2018 in Crested Butte, Summer, Mountain Biking

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Photo provided by Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

With stunning natural beauty, adventure galore and some of the best mountain biking and hiking in the state, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is truly paradise found.

How to Raise a Mountain Kid

Hoping to raise a mountain loving kiddo? CBMR has programming designed to introduce the littlest adventurers to the greatness of the outdoors, including Raising a Mountain Adventurer, Raising a Biker and Raising a Hiker. 

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Gear up for a

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May 10, 2018 in Kids & Family Friendly Zone
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Did you know? Several ski resorts in Colorado Ski Country employ highly trained dogs to assist in ski patrol operations. While it's exceptionally rare for avalanches to occur at ski areas, these pups are very well prepared, just in case! Their keen senses of smell and superior digging abilities come in handy when Ski Patrol help out with search and rescue operations in the backcountry, and our Avy dogs always like to put on a show

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May 08, 2018 in Arapahoe Basin

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Photo by Dave Camara

As Colorado ski areas shut down their winter operations with the pervade of warm weather in the high country, Arapahoe Basin continues to operate for those dedicated to tee-shirt skiing, goggle tanning and parking lot dancing. The Arapahoe Basin “Beach” gives meaning to spring season (a.k.a. parking lot season).

The Beach, which is the bank of flattened snow bordering the edge of Early Riser parking lot and the base of the Molly Hogan and Pallavicini lifts, doubles as the country’s highest parking

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Apr 30, 2018 in Sunlight

Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers Heralded for First Year in Office

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Sunlight Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers, 5, of Rifle, and Sunlight Marketing and Events Associate Amanda Hatley of New Castle, proudly display the $500 donation check for Make-a-Wish Colorado

Today officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort announced that in just two months Spaghetti Sundays, known formerly as The Spaghetti Act of 2018, has raised $500 for Make-a-Wish Colorado. In January, five-year-old Rogers issued an executive order calling for spaghetti to be added to Sunlight’s

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Apr 25, 2018 in Steamboat

Winter Service From Boston, Ft. Lauderdale and Long Beach, California, Begins in December

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Photo taken by Larry Pierce at Steamboat Resort. 

Steamboat’s industry-leading air program continues to expand with the addition of three new nonstop markets on JetBlue beginning winter 2018. Skiers and riders in Boston, Ft. Lauderdale and Long Beach, California, will be able to access Steamboat’s Champagne Powder® snow during the 2018-19 winter via nonstop flights, which guests can begin booking today for December travel.

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Apr 25, 2018 in Copper Mountain, Summer

Join Skiers Kim Lamarre, Khai Krepela, Maude Raymond, Will Wesson and more at Woodward Copper this Summer

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Kim Lamarre hits Pipeline Park. Photo provided by Woodward Copper. 

Woodward Copper is excited to announce that Kim Lamarre, Canada’s first Olympic bronze medalist in the slopestyle skiing event is scheduled to join the lineup of visiting pros at ski camp this summer. With a smooth style and deep bag of tricks, Lamarre’s guidance to campers will not go unnoticed.

From The Barn to Pipeline Park, campers get to

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Apr 24, 2018 in Video, Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin is famous for its location on the Continental Divide, long seasons and legendary ski culture. In this video we explore why spring skiing at Arapahoe Basin is the perfect way to spend a day in the mountains, long after other ski areas have closed for the season.
 
Arapahoe Basin, which typically opens in October and operates into June, is also home to "The Beach." The Beach is a section of the Early Riser parking lot that backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, making it the

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Apr 24, 2018 in Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding, Summer

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As skiers trade skis and snowboards for mountain bikes and hiking boots, it's time to store all that snowsports gear. There is an art to properly storing and maintaining your equipment over the summer, from storage wax on the boards to buckling up your boots properly. When the snow starts to fly next season, you don't want to spend opening day catching your turns on rusty edges.

Follow these tips to prolong the life of your gear and make for a smooth transition next fall from

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