Nov 16, 2010 in

Tips from the pros to start the season

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This week's blog comes straight from Colorado Ski Country USA's Ski Patroller of the Year, Tony Cammarata, of Arapahoe Basin. Tony touches on safety tips to keep skiers and riders safe for the upcoming winter. Nothing puts a damper on a full season of skiing like an injury or a bad experience due to ignorance!

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Nov 10, 2010 in

Resorts in Colorado Ski Country got a good dose of winter last night. With four resorts open, we have four resorts reporting fresh snow today. More snow is expected before the week is over.
11-009 Tuesday snowPhoto of Copper Mountain by Mark Fox

There's a nasty rumor going around about La Nina winters not being good for Colorado, but the truth is, La Nina winters are typically great for Colorado skiing.

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Nov 02, 2010 in

We welcomed Colorado's 2010-11 ski season on October 24th with the opening of member resort Loveland Ski Area. It was a great day for Loveland and Colorado as they became the first resort in the Nation to open for the season. The next day, the second resort opened as Arapahoe Basin got its new Black Mountain Express lift to carry skiers and riders for the first time. Just last Saturday Wolf Creek opened for the season and this Friday, Copper Mountain will open

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Nov 01, 2010 in

Halloween was yesterday and you know what's really scary? The lengths people will go to in order to ski in costume. Loveland was playground to four Tetris pieces. Wonder how they got on the chairlift?75867_492252031527_504531527_7157123_2575637_n

Oct 20, 2010 in

Things have been a little tense here at Colorado Ski Country USA lately. We're all on pins and needles waiting to get the call that one of our resorts is going to open. We're busy planning for the big event but have no idea when it will be. It's like planning your own surprise party without knowing when the surprise is. But if history tells us anything about opening day, we know this, that in Colorado, the race to open is exciting, fun and addicting, just like skiing here.

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Oct 12, 2010 in

It's snowing in the mountains of Colorado Ski Country right now. We also have three resorts making snow: Arapahoe Basin, Copper and Loveland. The race to be the first resort to open for the season is underway. Loveland put together this little video of what goes on behind the scenes of snowmaking.

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Sep 20, 2010 in

A 5th Grade Skier's Rite of Passage - As if being in 5th grade isn't cool enough already, with the Colorado Ski Country USA 5th Grade Passport, it's the bees knees, just ask Amanda. Amanda is in 5th grade this year at StrawberryParkElementary in Steamboat Springs, CO - "the best school EVER!" according to Amanda.

As a 5th grader, she will be able to take advantage of the 5th Grade Passport this season. The 5th Grade Passport is a Colorado Ski Country USA program that provides three days of free skiing to 5th graders at 21 Colorado ski resorts. Amanda has been waiting to be in 5th grade so she can finally

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Sep 10, 2010 in

Get Your Ticket to Ride - If you want to ski at a resort this winter, you gotta have a pass. Resorts these days are offering so many different kinds of passes that there sure to be one that fits your exact riding needs. Each year it seems like there is a trend in ski passes. For example college passes were booming for a while there. Flexible payments were big last year. This year it's the season of reciprocation. So many mountain passes allow access to so many other mountains, pretty soon there will be one pass for all oh wait, thats the Colorado Gold Pass.

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Sep 02, 2010 in

A Labor Day Full of Winter Love - Though temperatures are still hovering in the 80's, Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of winter for die-hard skiers on the front range as it brings the annual ski sales at many of Denver's sports and ski stores. Accordingly, several of Colorado Ski Country's 22 member resorts will be bringing season pass and lift ticket deals to ski and snowboard sales events happening on the Front Range this weekend. But just like on a powder day, get there early to reap the rewards.

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Aug 10, 2010 in

Is This Chair Taken? - It started out as a way to get rid of old chairs and turned into an All-American Backyard BBQ. This summer, Arapahoe Basin is replacing the beloved Exhibition chairlift with the new Black Mountain lift. What do ski resorts do with old chairlift chairs? Auction them off to the highest bidder. In this case, A-Basin decided to use the chairs to support a good cause and has partnered with the High Country Conservation Center as beneficiaries of the auction. The live auction will be August 28th at the resort base area.

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