Oct 19, 2011 in

In spite of today's party line, posturing political climate, we thought that the recent grit and determination shown by Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) on pushing through his Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 deserved a shout out of appreciation.Crankworx at Winter Park

Since Colorado Ski Country represents the ski industry here in Colorado when it comes to public policy and politics, we've been following this legislation closely for three years now. The bill itself allows the US Forest Service to

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Oct 17, 2011 in

This post is courtsley of guest blogger John Trousdale

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When my alarm went off at 5:15 today I questioned whether it was worth it. Just under four hours later I found my answer: yes, it was. Today Sven Brunso and I made the trek to Wolf Creek Ski Area for opening day with October 8th setting the new record as the earliest opening ever. Wolfie was 100% open with natural snow before most resorts have even fired up their snowmaking.

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Oct 14, 2011 in
Wolf Creek_Scott DW Smith

Wolf Creek_Scott DW Smith

It's resort opening mayhem in Colorado Ski Country! From east to west and north to south, Colorado resorts are welcoming skiers and riders - and it's only the middle of October! This weekend Colorado Ski Country will

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Oct 12, 2011 in

IMG_2601One good opening deserves another, and thats exactly what will happen tomorrow at 9:00 am at Colorado Ski Country USA member resort Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. October 13th will be the start of the 2011/12 ski season at Arapahoe Basin, thanks to a great week of snowmaking and several fresh inches of snow. Resort officials announced the opening date just 100 days after they closed

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Oct 08, 2011 in
First Chair by Jack Dempsey

First Chair by Jack Dempsey

The Colorado ski season started with a powdery initiation this morning as Wolf Creek Ski Area opened its first chair lift to skiers and riders. At 9:00 am today, with three lifts operating, a midway base of 32 inches and a summit base of 35 inches, Wolf Creek Ski Area became the first ski resort in Colorado to open

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Oct 06, 2011 in

As you all well know, we here at Colorado Ski Country USA love our Colorado winters. We salivate over the season. So when days like today happen - in early October - we know we need to spread the message.

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The

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Sep 23, 2011 in

It's that time of year again for the kiddos! Colorado Ski Country USA yesterday launched its signature 5th and 6th Grade Passport programs, and after a successful inaugural year brought back its First Class program. The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids to skiing and snowboarding by giving them free and discounted access to Colorados legendary resorts.

Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain

Known as the industrys most

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Sep 22, 2011 in

So over here at Colorado Ski Country USA, we couldn't help but feel the tingling in our bones as we were sent some of the below shots from our resorts last week.

Loveland_Dustin Schaefer

Loveland_Dustin Schaefer

Although it's only mid-September, we've all seen the annual "First to Open"

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Jul 08, 2011 in

Unfortunately, this past Monday was the last day of the 2010-2011 Colorado ski season. Ski season usually lasts a long time but this year it was extra long, having started in late October and going through the 4th of July. The last time lift served skiing was offered in July was way back in 1997 when Clinton was president. Also, in case you were under a rock and did not hear, Colorado received more than 400 inches of sparkling white snow this year making the powder plentiful.

Over the past season there were many exciting events in the Rocky Mountains such as parades, festivals, world class athletic competitions and more. Hopefully you created some exciting and unforgettable memories on the slopes yourself, and hopefully, they were of the powder days kind

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Jun 29, 2011 in

This year, our resorts are celebrating Independence Day weekend with a variety of fun activities. Make sure you check out the concerts by local artists, patriotic parades, spectacular fireworks displays, and don't forget that this year there will be lift-served skiing for the first time in 14 years.

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs

Fourth of July weekend is typically known for fireworks

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