Nov 29, 2018 in Sunlight, Kids & Family Friendly Zone

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My son, Ames in one of Sunlight’s gorgeous aspen groves

“It’s not what it has, but what it doesn’t have” that sets Sunlight Mountain Resort apart from other places in Colorado, according to their Marketing Director, Troy Hawks. There are no parking fees, for starters. In fact, we rolled in about an hour after the lifts opened and parked just steps from the Segundo lift. This provided the convenience of our car as our day locker. After just a few runs in spring sun we needed to shed layers, making access to the car to store them hassle free.

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Nov 29, 2018 in Winter Park

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Ropes and snow continue to fall at Winter Park Resort this “Snow”vember with an additional 220 acres scheduled to open, including the popular Vasquez Ridge area.  The additional terrain will elevate Winter Park to over 600 total skiable acres for the season.        

Thanks to 61” of total snow, almost twice the 10-year average for November, Winter Park is opening the Sunnyside Lift and corresponding trails today with the Pioneer Lift and all Vasquez Ridge trails opening today, almost a full month

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Nov 28, 2018 in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Granby Ranch, Howelsen, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Silverton, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek, Kids & Family Friendly Zone

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Photo credit: Loveland Ski Area

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After a Thanksgiving weekend filled with snowfall and with more snow expected through the beginning and middle of December, the holiday season is fast approaching in Colorado. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are ready to greet guests with family-friendly activities and events including holiday ice skating, fine dining, fireworks and torchlight parades. The

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Nov 27, 2018 in Loveland

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Photo credit: Dustin Schaefer

Skiers and snowboarders have always been known for putting their blood, sweat, and tears into the sport we all love so much. Thanks to Loveland Ski area and Viralant Blood Centers, a select few were able to do so literally. 

Loveland Ski Area's 2nd Annual Community Blood Drive was a huge success. Viralant Blood Centers setup a donation center in the Upper Ridge Room at Loveland Ski Area and 75 skiers and snowboarders donated blood. Everyone who donated at Loveland Ski Area

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Nov 26, 2018 in Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk


Photo credit: Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Highlands will open early for the season, Saturday, Dec. 1, with more than 700 acres of top-to-bottom skiing and riding terrain one week before the resort’s scheduled opening. Skiing and riding will include access to 2,500 vertical feet of steep terrain in Highland Bowl.

Exhibition, Loge and Deep Temerity lifts will be open giving access to 200 acres of terrain in the G-Zones of Highland Bowl and 100 acres of terrain in Deep Temerity. Additional terrain will

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Nov 26, 2018 in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Cooper, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Steamboat, Telluride, Snow

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Photo credit: Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

Arapahoe Basin Tripp Fay

Photo credit: Tripp Fay, Arapahoe Basin

Copper Mountain Curtis DeVore

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Nov 26, 2018 in Monarch

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Monarch Mountain will open the Monarch Tubing Park on Thursday, November 29th 2018! The tubing park is the first of its kind in the valley and has been a part of Monarch Mountain’s master plan since 2011. The new feature has been under construction since May and will open for the first time on Thursday. The new rope tow ‘Kaleidoscope’, named for a group of butterflies, will start turning at 9 am.

The Monarch Tubing Park is open to all ages, riders must stand 36” tall or taller. Tubing sessions are an hour long and available every ¼

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Nov 25, 2018 in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Echo, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Silverton, Sunlight, Steamboat, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek, Skiing & Snowboarding

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Photo courtesy of Chris Wellhausen at Winter Park Resort. 

Think you’ve got what it takes to tackle the steepest and most challenging terrain in the state? In a Ski Country twist on Black Friday, we bring you Black Diamond Friday – a roundup of the gnarliest expert-only terrain in Colorado. 

Arapahoe Basin

Known locally as “The Legend,” Arapahoe Basin has some seriously steep terrain. For skiers and riders ready to tackle the East Wall, the entrances to

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Nov 21, 2018 in Snowmass

Photo by Jeremy Swanson on Snowmass Mountain. 

Snowmass will open for daily operations on 20 trails across 570 acres of terrain Thursday, Nov. 22.

Open terrain will include The Big Burn, Max Park, Powerline Glades, Sneaky’s Glades, Lunch line, Upper Scooper and Lower Hals to the bottom of Village Express. Elk Camp chair will provide access to Bull Run, Grey Wolf, Sandy Park, Bear Bottom, Gunner’s View and the Elk Camp Meadows Beginner area. Terrain

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Nov 21, 2018 in Snow

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Original photo provided by Tripp Fay at Copper Mountain. 

This Thanksgiving, Colorado Ski Country USA has many reasons to be thankful. Some of the best early season snowfall in Colorado in decades. Lifts spinning at 16 Colorado ski areas, with a forecast filled with powder turns for this holiday weekend. Seven Colorado ski areas opening their slopes to guests early this season. Turkey. Stuffing. Mashed potatoes. What more could we ask for?

Colorado Ski Areas Open this Thanksgiving

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