Nov 30, 2011 in General

For all those skiers and snowboarders that just love the holidays (and isn't that ultimately all of us?), Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts have made ready to celebrate the spirit of the season with events and promotions for everyone. Individuals and families can enjoy plenty of activities while visiting the slopes in the coming month, from visits with Santa Claus and his elves, to firework celebrations and torchlight parades. Check out the highlights below of fun-filled holiday options offered at CSCUSA resorts, including several deals thrown in to sweeten the pot.

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Nov 29, 2011 in General, Skiing & Snowboarding

When you're the lucky owner of a flying, reindeer-powered sleigh and only work one month a year, you can take your pick of ski destinations around the world. So where does Santa Claus choose to go snowboarding? Wolf Creek Colorado. Recently I caught up with the jolly old elf to take a few runs and learn why Santa rides Colorado.

Dashing through the snow...

Dashing through the snow...

"What kind of person builds a workshop on the North Pole if they

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Nov 28, 2011 in General, Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding

When you purchase your lift ticket at Copper Mountain, you'll have to decide between a full-day, or a half-day ticket. Obviously you go with the full day (you couldn't even scratch the surface of Copper in a half), but the whole question itself is misleading. You see, the team at Copper works around the clock, so even if you ski from open to close you're really only skiing a half day in the eyes of those who work behind the scenes. For my most recent adventure in Colorado Ski Country, I tagged along with one of these everyday heroes, a man named Curt Bender, a Level-3 Operator on the

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Nov 25, 2011 in Events, General, Skiing & Snowboarding
Big snowfall brings the US Ski Team to Wolf Creek

Big snowfall brings the US Ski Team to Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek is usually near the top of the list for snowfall in Colorado, but that doesn't mean "Wolfie" is only for powderhounds. Those that like to bang bumps flock to Wolf Creek too - namely the US Freestyle Ski Team. According to Scott Rawles, the team's head mogul coach, Wolf Creek is "The place to be, pretty much in the whole world right now".

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Nov 25, 2011 in General

Beanie-Facebook-250-x-250Do something different this black Friday, skip the mall and go skiing instead. We know, you need to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, well we've got that covered for you. Check out some gifts you can pick up in our online shop for your ski-obsessed friends and family. In honor of the holiday, black Friday, and cyber Monday we're offering at

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Nov 23, 2011 in General

By the end of November, the number of CSCUSA ski resorts open in Colorado will double. Going into the Thanksgiving holiday there are 6 resorts running lifts. By the end of the holiday weekend there will be 11, and by the end of the month well have 12 resorts open for the 2011/12 season.

Photo by Larry Pierce

Photo by Larry Pierce

Steamboats Director of Skiing, Olympic medalist and

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Nov 21, 2011 in General

The 2011-12 season is almost two months old here in Colorado Ski Country USA. The first snows and resort openings have excited our friends, and with the fresh snow come the deals we all want most, the packages and bargains that help entice millions of visitors each year to play on Colorados slopes. From children learning how to ski and snowboard to the full-fledged snow junkie who is an expert in the terrain park, just a little research can help guests find deals that fits their needs. Read on for our roundup of this season's best deals and packages.

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Nov 18, 2011 in General

U.S. Ski Team Speed Center Now Open

Julia Mancuso Photo by Tripp Fay

Julia Mancuso Photo by Tripp Fay

The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, a long-term partnership between the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Colorado's Copper Mountain Resort, officially opened Tuesday during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the venue summit. The exclusive early-season, alpine ski racing facility provides the only full-length downhill training available

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Nov 18, 2011 in General

Arapahoe Basin will be opening more terrain this Saturday, November 19 with the addition of the Molly Hogan Learning Area.
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Snowsports lessons will also begin this Saturday with their full offering of snowsports programs and lessons.New this year is the 4 Lessons 4U Program (4 fully transferable lessons) and dont forget to sign up for Kids Club Arapahoe.All of the details are at

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Nov 17, 2011 in General
Skiers and boarders line up for discounted tickets to Crested Butte

Skiers and boarders line up for discounted tickets to Crested Butte

What two things are every skier and snowboarder looking for each fall? Two elements that seemingly guarantee an incredible season, that we'll do nearly anything to acquire? Are they fresh snow and new terrain? First chair and warm toes? Of course not. The two prizes sought by all skiers and snowboarders are bargains on equipment and lift tickets - both of which you'll find in spades at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Check out the

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