Apr 05, 2010 in

By Michael Conniff.
ASPEN HIGHLANDS--Around here--and throughout the skiing world--it is known as "The Bowl."

Highland Bowl hangs there above you wherever you are in Aspen, and if you're a skier the shadow is longer still. The purity of it here at the peak of Aspen Highlands is all but beyond description, and even if you don't dare hike it and then ski it, you can see the human ants bent over by their tools of ignorance, crawling to their destiny at the top.

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Apr 01, 2010 in

Spring Loaded Calendars With an annual snowfall average in the neighborhood of 300 inches, high elevations and dry air, Colorado is able to offer one of the longest ski seasons in the United States. A long ski season gives resorts the opportunity to offer robust spring calendars filled with holiday celebrations, concerts, and contests. (photo by Dustin Schafer at Loveland Resort)IMG_0912

This spring is no exception, as resorts invite guests to take advantage of late-season snow conditions by offering scores of on-snow and slope-side activities. Below is a collection of spring events

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Mar 30, 2010 in

I Googled "Eldora" to find out what the word means. The search gave a couple origins including gold, gift of the sun, and blond. Our recent visit to Eldora Mountain Resort definitely lived up to the meaning of Eldora.

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Mar 26, 2010 in

Attention Powder Shoppers
To help everyone sort through the array of spring passes being offered now, we've detailed the different products here. Become informed because informed shoppers are finding the ski spring season's best deals. Mutli-day lift ticket discounts, stay and play packages, and early-bird reductions on 2010-11 passes are giving snow enthusiasts an extra reason to celebrate spring. Below is a round-up of skiing deals offered at CSCUSA member resorts around the state:
photo taken at Echo Mountain by Casey Day

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Mar 22, 2010 in

Sunlight Shines On
I visited Sunlight this weekend and here is what I concluded. While Sunlight might be small, especially compared to its neighbors down valley, it skis big. The peak is 9,895 feet and it has more than two thousand vertical.

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Mar 19, 2010 in Kids & Family Friendly Zone

Four Resorts, Three Days, Two Kids, One Good Time
The Aspen/Snowmass family of resorts includes Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Highlands. On the first day we skied at Buttermilk with the kids. The locals say that Buttermilk is the learning mountain, but I dont recall ever being in a school this fun or beautiful.

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Mar 09, 2010 in Uncategorized

Anna Warwick is from Bondi Beach, Australia and came to Colorado recently. On her way to Ski Country USA she passed through Denver. Below she shares her experience with us.

Denver oozes history, art and culture. It's easy to get around on foot, or catch the free streetcar.

We took a fantastic mystery walking tour with denverinsideandout.com, where 1920's characters materialized to help us solve a gangster bank robbery! The clues led us from sculptures of buffalo to historical statues, to the Blue Bear and Denver's most famous sights.

Our hotel - the Hotel Teatro - is

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Mar 08, 2010 in

Amber Johnson is the Editor of The Denver Post's Mile High Mamas and blogs at CrazyBlogginCanuck.com.

The town of Aspen has a couple of things working against it: exorbitant prices and a reputation for misbehaving celebrities such as Charlie Sheen and those on VH1's controversial Secrets of Aspen. Fortunately, it has even more going for it.

My family visited Snowmass for the first time last weekend. I was eager to try the largest of Aspen Ski Companys highly acclaimed four resorts but I was also worried I wouldn't fit in. I dont own fur and my nails haven't seen a manicure since those fake nails I wore to my high school graduation. Turns out, it didn't

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Mar 05, 2010 in Uncategorized

Even though it's still a few weeks away, spring is in the air this weekend in Ski Country. It's always funny to me to see what crazy events happen at resorts when the days get longer and the snow gets softer. If pond skimming was an Olympic sport I think Coloradans would rule the podium.

The events listed below are just a sampling of what the resorts' calendars have on the agenda for spring. If you head up just be sure to bring sun screen, a bathing suit and a pig costume.

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Mar 03, 2010 in

Steamboat holds a special place in my heart because I used to live there once upon a time. But during that time I never had the chance to go powdercat skiing.

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