Feb 14, 2018 in Snow, Skiing & Snowboarding

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Feb 13, 2018 at Wolf Creek, photo by Wes Bagwell

Wouldn't it be great if every snowstorm blanketed every part of Colorado?

Alas, that rarely happens. Our state has more than a dozen mountain ranges spanning 380 miles north to south, and when it dumps at Steamboat near the Wyoming border it may be sunny at Wolf Creek near the New Mexico border. It's just a meteorological fact of life that not all storms are created equal. 

That point has been driven home even more in

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Feb 13, 2018 in Press Release, Kendall Mountain

Silverton, CO Ski Area Becomes 24th Member of State Trade Association

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Feb 13, 2018 in Granby Ranch, Kids & Family Friendly Zone

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My son and I practically had the mountain to ourselves

Upscale yet unpretentious

Who knew Granby Ranch would fast become our family’s favorite small ski area in Colorado? One of the best aspects of Colorado Ski Country USA’s Fifth Grade Ski Passport is that it helps families venture into parts of Colorado they might not otherwise seek out. In our almost seven years

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Feb 12, 2018 in Deals, Echo, Cooper, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Eldora

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Photo courtesy of Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. 

As any proud owner of the Gems Card will tell you, there are endless options for exploring Colorado’s hidden gem ski areas with this discount card in hand. Gems resorts offer down-to-earth prices and world-class terrain, without the crowds or the long lift lines. Our team of weekend warriors set out from the Front Range for a Gems Card Weekend, and we’re here to tell you how to make it happen.

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Feb 08, 2018 in

Winter Park Uphilling
Photo courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

Your day-pack can make a significant difference in how your day goes on the slopes. Being warm and comfortable on the mountain is crucial; and (not to be over-dramatic) having a day-pack prepared for the unexpected can be a matter of life-or-death. To aid your morning rush to beat everyone to first chair, I’ve put together a list of items to prepare you for a full day on the mountain.

  • Backpack
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Feb 08, 2018 in Winter Park, Events

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Photo courtesy of the National Sports Center for the Disabled. 

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 23 - 25 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter

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Feb 07, 2018 in Events, Telluride, Steamboat, Purgatory, Loveland, Granby Ranch, Echo, Copper Mountain, Aspen Mountain
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Photos: Apres Ski at Aspen Snowmass; Mountaintop Matrimony at Loveland Ski Area

Valentine’s Day sweethearts across Colorado can celebrate

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Feb 01, 2018 in

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Last February in Aspen. Photo of Shane Serrano by Jeremy Swanson.

Colorado has a long ski season - the longest in North America, when you count Arapahoe Basin, which is usually open from October to June (and sometimes July.)

That's a lot of skiing, and I often hear the question, "When's the best time to ski?"

The answer is, of course, "as often as possible," or maybe, "

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