Nov 21, 2018 in Loveland

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There’s a new high-speed detachable quad chairlift at Loveland, and it’s a game changer. On a weekend in October, I rode the new Chet’s Dream along with ski racers and coaches up for early training and diehard skiers and riders itching for that first day on snow. Replacing Lift 1, the new Leitner-Poma lift is the first (ever!) high-speed lift at Loveland, which ushers the resort firmly into modern times.

If you ever rode the old Lift 1, you may remember it crept uphill at the speed of molasses. Because it was a fixed-grip chairlift, there

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Nov 20, 2018 in Press Release, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Arapahoe Basin, Snowmass, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Echo, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus Ski Area, Howelsen, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek

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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts provide fun and affordable opportunities for families to hit the slopes, including Kids Ski Free programs offering children free or discounted lift access. Parents and families can take advantage of these Kids Ski Free promotions to enjoy an affordable getaway to Colorado’s world-class winter ski resorts. These programs provide new families and participants an easy way to

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Nov 19, 2018 in Sunlight

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Photo courtesy of Troy Hawks at Sunlight Mountain Resort. 

52nd Season of Operation Brings So Much To Smile About

Officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort announced the ski area will open for it 52nd season of operation at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 23. New snowmaking infrastructure and equipment has allowed the area to open three weeks ahead of its planned Dec. 14 opening date. The last time Sunlight opened for Thanksgiving weekend was

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Nov 15, 2018 in

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Denver International Airport (DEN) is the best large airport in the country according to rankings released by the Wall Street Journal today. DEN scored high in the categories of reliability, value and convenience.

“We are extremely pleased to know that the Wall Street Journal ranked us as the top large U.S. airport when it comes to overall passenger experience,” said airport CEO Kim Day

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Nov 14, 2018 in Aspen Mountain

Top-to-Bottom Opening with 3,200 Feet of Vertical

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Saturday, Nov. 17, Aspen Mountain will open with 130 acres of top-to-bottom skiing and riding, five days before the resort’s scheduled opening. Snowmass will open as scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 22 with terrain off the Big Burn and Elk Camp lifts.

Aspen Mountain unveils more than 3,200 feet of vertical serviced by the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express, Little Nell and Bell chairs. Runs will include One & Two Leaf, Upper Copper, Deer Park, Silver Bell,

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Nov 13, 2018 in Press Release, Deals

Tips for New Colorado Residents to Enjoy the State’s Signature Winter Sports

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Photo Credit (L-R): Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort
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For new Colorado residents who’ve never been skiing and snowboarding or those that are returning to the state and sport after a long hiatus,

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Nov 12, 2018 in Monarch

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Monarch is pleased to announce that due to a recent storm cycle, Monarch Mountain will open early this year! Opening day has been set for Friday, November 16 for normal operating hours from 9 am to 4 pm. The new Tubing Park will not be open Friday but opening day for that will be announced soon.

‘We couldn’t be more thrilled for an early opening this year. We did our snow dances and Mother Nature delivered. You can feel it in the air up here at Monarch, the excitement & the passion as our dedicated staff is now buzzing around getting everything ready for Friday. We hope

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Nov 09, 2018 in Aspen Mountain


Aspen Mountain will open for daily operations Saturday, Nov. 17, five days prior to the resort’s scheduled opening date.

Snowmaking operations began Nov. 1 and have continued at a steady pace throughout the last week due to cold temperatures at night. Alongside snowmaking, recent storm cycles have delivered up to 20 inches of new snow on Aspen Snowmass pushing the snowpack above average.

“With above average snowpack and cold temperatures we have been hard at work preparing the mountain and we are excited

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Nov 05, 2018 in Press Release, Eldora, Cooper

Eldora and Cooper to Open Early for Eager Skiers and Riders

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Nov 05, 2018 in Eldora

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Eldora Mountain (Eldora) will open for the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, a full nine days ahead of schedule. Access to Eldora is unlimited on the new Ikon multi-mountain pass, and Eldora will be the first Ikon partner resort to open in Colorado. Eldora is located just 21 miles west of Boulder and 47 from Denver. As the backyard ski area for Boulder County and beyond, Eldora is the

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