Sep 02, 2020 in Insider Tips, Travel Planning & Tips

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What the heck is Shoulder Season? 

Shoulder season is simply the time between peak seasons and since we pride ourselves here in Colorado on our winter and summer activities, shoulder season is the time between those two. So, technically, there are two shoulder seasons per year. 

One of them happens in the Spring. This is also commonly known as Mud Season because all of the snow is melting and the ground is pretty consistently wet/muddy. The other is what we think is the actual Shoulder Season or the time between Summer and Winter when the days are cool and

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Sep 01, 2020 in Travel Planning & Tips

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Overnight closures of the Interstate 70 Eisenhower Johnson-Memorial Tunnel are scheduled to begin Monday, August 31 and last through early October.  Crews have been working through the summer on road repairs in the tunnel and are now ready to mill and pave the surface which is critically needed to improve safety.  The tunnel will be open, but all traffic will travel through one tunnel bore while the other bore is closed for paving operations.  Ten to fifteen minute travel delays are expected from 10 p.m. to midnight with minor delays for the rest of the nighttime

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Aug 28, 2020 in Insider Secrets, Insider Tips

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Christy Sports LLC, one of the leading Winter Sports specialty retailers in the US today announced their heritage ski and snowboard sale event, Powder Daze, will run exclusively online at www.christysports.com and not in its stores this year. The event will run from August 21 through September 7, 2020.

“We are delighted to re-envision Powder Daze online,” stated Matt Gold, Christy Sports CEO. “Due to the COVID pandemic, we have worked vigorously to reimagine the sale’s format to keep it alive, thriving, and safe while also perpetuating Christy

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Aug 24, 2020 in Travel Planning & Tips, Steamboat

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Steamboat Ski Resort is less than 100 days from the start of the 2020/21 winter season. While specific details are yet to be finalized, the resort is committed to opening and offering a safe and fun outdoor vacation destination for guests this winter. A big part of the resort’s winter plan is continuing to partner with major airlines to provide convenient, nonstop flights from around the U.S.

New this season, Southwest Airlines has

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Aug 21, 2020 in Ski Country, Travel Planning & Tips

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This summer in Colorado has been HOT! The state has been experiencing temperatures running between one and five-degrees above normal compared to other years. Even with warmth, thanks to the high elevation that we have here, temperatures haven’t been above 80-degrees in many locations. 

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Aug 18, 2020 in Steamboat

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These 3 Gondolas Will Be Used For Privated Dining Experiences at Mountain Tap Brewery 

Though the temperatures are hot and dry now, that’s not keeping Mountain Tap Brewery from planning for the winter. Faced with the likelihood of 50% capacity for indoor seating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mountain Tap Brewery has brainstormed a creative use of its spacious patio to accommodate additional winter guests. This fall the company will transform several out-of-use gondola cars into private seating booths and install them on the patio. 

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Aug 17, 2020 in Arapahoe Basin

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Arapahoe Basin, along with many of our other member ski areas are preparing the best they can for the upcoming ski season. Amidst a pandemic, the common theme is - things will look different but those differences will alter between each ski area. Al Henceroth, A Basin's COO offered a little insight into the upcoming 2020/21 ski season. 

"This has been a crazy, crazy five months. The shutdown in March was a shocker to us all. We were able to re-open for 12 days beginning May 27. While the

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Aug 14, 2020 in Steamboat, Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Sunlight, Powderhorn, Copper Mountain, Summer

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The Wyoming Hotshots Assist with the Pine Gulch Fire - Wyoming Hotshots 

*This is an evolving situation and updates to acreage and closures are likely to change frequently* 

First off, travelers heading to Sunlight Mountain Resort, Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat Resort, Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Powderhorn Mountain Resort will likely find themselves smelling smoke and experiencing bad air quality. There are also travel restrictions in place that may impact travel to several of these ski areas. Be sure to check ahead with the

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Aug 13, 2020 in Winter Park, Press Release

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Winter Park Resort 

To Our Community of Mountain Adventurers,

I want to start by saying thank you for your loyalty, patience and continued support of Winter Park. It has been a challenging, yet invigorating few months, and we appreciate your support. That unique annual excitement and giddiness are beginning as all-mountain

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Aug 13, 2020 in Press Release, Steamboat, Travel Planning & Tips

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- Carrier extends flight schedule through April 11, 2021;
- New nonstop service from Denver and Dallas to Steamboat Springs begins Dec. 19, 2020, with one-way fares as low as $49*

Southwest Airlines Co. extended its published flight schedule from early January through April 11, 2021, adding new flights to the carrier’s second Colorado destination with nonstop service to Steamboat Springs, Colo. through Hayden/Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) beginning Dec. 19, 2020. Flights are now available on Southwest.com and today through August 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m., Central Time, flights are available with

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