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
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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Dec 14, 2021 in Affordability
Photo: Powderhorn Mountain Resort

No matter what type of Colorado skier or rider you are, there’s a deal for you. Whether you’re a powderhound who’s hoping to break your record days on the mountain, a first-timer or recent-returner who’s eager to learn, or a family seeking kid-friendly deals, you’ll find great opportunities to enjoy the mountains in Colorado.

Planning to spend a full season on the slopes? It’s not too late to score a season pass. While the prices aren’t the lowest they’ve been all season, a season pass is still an affordable way to maximize your time on the mountain this winter,

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Dec 08, 2021 in
Photo: Arapahoe Basin

If you’re a resident of the Colorado Front Range, you might be starting to think about the approach of another winter, and another ski season. As the nights get colder and folks in Colorado turn their attention to which resort will open next, what the Farmer’s Almanac says about snowfall this year, and the prospect of another season of skiing and riding from the Front Range.

Being a Front Range weekend warrior requires a certain finesse to your ski season planning, whether you’re a first-time skier or rider who’s ready to dip your toe in this winter, a diehard

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Nov 30, 2021 in Sunlight

Project Partners Include Colorado Energy Office, Holy Cross Energy, and Alpine Bank

Other Improvement Include Expanded Parking and Updated IT Infrastructure.

Today Sunlight Mountain Resort announced it will offer two-for-one lift ticket deals during its opening weekend Dec. 10-12 to all electric vehicle (EV) drivers in celebration of it’s six new EV charging stations.

In May, Sunlight was awarded an $18,000 grant

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Nov 23, 2021 in aspen, Aspen Snowmass

Nov. 22, 2021 — Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open for daily operations Thursday, Nov. 25, with 57 acres of skiable terrain between the two mountains. Lifts will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

“We’re thrilled to be open,” said Katie Ertl, Senior Vice President of Mountain Operations at Aspen Snowmass. “Amid a challenging start to winter, it has been great to see our teams come together to give us all the chance to get out on the hill and make some turns. We will continue to work hard to open more terrain as we get cold temperatures and more natural snow, and we’ll have a

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