Apr 17, 2018 in Purgatory

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Photo taken by Scott D.W. Smith at Purgatory Resort. 

As a way to say thanks for a great season, Purgatory Resort is offering free lift tickets during its final weekend of the season, April 21-22.

This Saturday and Sunday, stop by the Ticket Window to receive a free lift ticket, then head to the lift. Purgatory will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 21 and 22 for its last weekend of the season. Snow is in the forecast later this week.

“We’re thrilled to once again offer

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Apr 17, 2018 in Steamboat, Summer

New Summer Offerings Include Adventure Zone & Bike Park Access Passes, Taco Beast

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Photo taken by Larry Pierce and provided courtesy of Steamboat Resort. 

Summer at Steamboat begins earlier than ever with the mountain opening for the season Memorial Day weekend. The resort will be open weekends, including Memorial Day, with access to gondola rides, Adventure Zone activities, the Outlaw Mountain Coaster and dining at Gondola Joe’s and Oasis Sundeck at the top of Thunderhead Peak. Daily operations begin June 15, including the

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Apr 12, 2018 in Snow, Monarch, Cooper, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain

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Photo taken by Tripp Fay at Copper Mountain. 

By R. Scott Rappold

There's something special about springtime in the Rockies.

The air outside is considerably warmer and the sun higher in the sky than in the bitter days of January. The blue skies swarm with chirping birds and the pine trees chatter with squirrels emerging from the long, cold winter. These are days of T-shirt skiing and cooking out in muddy ski area parking lots for those who haven't put away their skis in favor of bikes.

Or, as we recently

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Apr 11, 2018 in Winter Park

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Photo taken by Carl Frey at Winter Park Resort. 

Thanks to over 280” of snow this season, 40” of which has come this month alone, Winter Park Resort’s iconic Mary Jane will remain open two extra weeks, with closing now slated for Sunday, May 6.  Lifts and trails on the Winter Park side will still close on the originally scheduled closing weekend of April 21-22 with Spring Splash still scheduled for Sunday, April 22.   

Defying the perception that 2017-18 has been a bad snow year, this will be the third

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Apr 11, 2018 in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass

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Photo by Matt Power provided courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

Season Passes on Sale Aug. 13
Premier Pass Includes More than $1,000 in Exclusive Benefits
More pass options than ever with Mountain Collective and Ikon Passes on Sale Now

Aspen Snowmass announces season pass structure and pricing for the 2018-19 season. Aspen Snowmass season passes will go on sale Monday, Aug. 13. Multi-resort Mountain Collective and Ikon Pass products are on sale now.

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Apr 10, 2018 in Deals

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Photo taken by Kimberlee Karr and provided by Winter Park Resort. 

Walking through resort towns, skiers and riders are constantly surrounded by dollar signs. The ski shop in the strip mall, the ticketing office, a slice of over-priced yet delicious deep-dish pizza. Skiing can be an expensive hobby, but there are ways to mitigate some of the financial hazards and quell some of the all-too-common sticker shock. College budgets are notorious for being especially tight, yet young twenty-somethings

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Apr 09, 2018 in Copper Mountain, Snowmass, Purgatory, Steamboat, Summer

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Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain.

Alpine Coasters at Colorado ski resorts offer another way to get your downhill adrenaline fix.

For our family, one of the traditions of spring break in the mountains is to choose an alternate method for sliding downhill rather than on our usual skis and snowboards. Some years it’s been snow tubing; sometimes it’s old-fashioned sledding. This year, we treated the kids to Copper Mountain’s

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Apr 05, 2018 in Loveland

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Photo taken at Loveland Ski Area by Dustin Schaefer. 

Loveland Ski Area’s 2018/19 unrestricted season pass products will be available on Monday, April 9 at the guaranteed lowest rates and provide snow riders with unlimited access to Loveland Ski Area next season, bonus days at over 30 partner mountains during the 2018/19, and free skiing and riding at Loveland for the remainder of this season. Loveland Ski Area is scheduled to close

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Apr 04, 2018 in Sunlight

‘Aligator Alley’ will be located on Extreme Double-Black East Ridge

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Photo provided by Katie Haefner at Powder Street Photography. 

Sunlight Mountain Resort celebrated its closing day weekend with a special guest appearance and trail dedication to World Cup skier and two-time Olympian Alice McKennis. McKennis is fresh off one of her best seasons ever, taking fifth in the downhill at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, followed by a third-place finish in the downhill at the final

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