Apr 04, 2018 in Safety, Monarch

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A skier travels into sidecountry to find fresh powder at Loveland Ski Area. Photo by Casey Day. 

Have you ever accessed sidecountry terrain from the resort? When you did, were you fully prepared for backcountry conditions? You can probably answer ‘yes’ to the first question, but you may be uncertain about the second.

Sidecountry access points provide skiers and snowboarders an alternative way to experience extreme terrain off-piste. Although sidecountry is accessible within resort boundaries

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Apr 03, 2018 in Purgatory

Don’t hang up those skis and boards just yet

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

Purgatory Resort officials announced that the resort is once again extending its season through the end of April. Purgatory will offer skiing and snowboarding on weekends throughout April.

Purgatory is now open Fridays through Sundays, April 6 through April 15; and Saturdays and Sundays, April 21 through April 29 with lifts turning 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted lift tickets are available

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Apr 02, 2018 in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus Ski Area, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Silverton, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek

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The view from Sunlight is one of the best in the state.

If you love to ski powder, then you know that the worst days (weather-wise) are the best days. You might not be able to see 20 feet in front of you but the snow is soft and deep and that's all that matters.

But when the storm ends, the skies clear and the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains reveals itself, you just may have your breath taken away. 

Every ski resort is beautiful -

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Mar 30, 2018 in Winter Park

Alpine & Ales Kicks Off Its Opening Weekend With Free Beer

Photo by Carl Frey at Winter Park Resort. 

Winter Park Resort’s newest on-mountain drinkery, Alpine & Ales, an on-mountain mobile bar experience, “pops-up” for the first time this weekend. To celebrate its opening, free New Belgium Mary Jane Ale will be distributed to the first 100 visitors Saturday, March 31.

Just in time for spring weather, Winter Park adds a roaming pop-up bar to its on mountain après selection. Alpine & Ales brings a

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Mar 28, 2018 in Arapahoe Basin, Skiing & Snowboarding

Photo taken at Arapahoe Basin on Swimwear Day by Dave Camara. 

The wacky, the weird, the T-rex

Colorado Ski Country is really something special. Between the light, fluffy powder, the comradery, the après life, and the incredible terrain, we have a lot to offer. Another fun perk of skiing in Colorado is the spring season, specifically the fun, wacky, colorful tradition of slope-side celebrations. This then begs the question of what appropriate attire might be for such to-dos on the ‘beaches’ of various Colorado

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Mar 28, 2018 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek

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Crested Butte's famous steep terrain on the North Face. 

Have you ever asked a skier or rider for the most famous or well-known runs at their home mountain? Chances are, they were happy to list the most iconic trails, rattling off the crowd favorites and giving you advice on which lifts to ride and why these runs are so popular.

But if you’ve ever asked a skier for their favorite powder stash, hidden gem trail or best kept secret, you probably noticed a different response.

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Mar 26, 2018 in Sunlight, Kids & Family Friendly Zone

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Photo of Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort. 

As far as kid-friendly ski resorts go, Sunlight Mountain Resort—located 12 miles south of Glenwood Springs and 30 miles northwest of Aspen—boasts several unique reasons for families to visit. Sunlight offers free parking within walking distance of lifts, 67 trails leading directly to the lodge to meet up with the group at the end of a few runs, and a full day of skiing for about

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Mar 23, 2018 in Copper Mountain

Highlights Include 10 Barrel Snow Beach, USASA Nationals, The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt and USASA National Championships


USUSA Nationals photo by Tripp Fay, courtesy of Copper Mountain. 

Spring has officially begun and although there are only a few weeks left to ski or snowboard, there’s still plenty of fun to be had at Copper Mountain. The resort’s closing day for the 2017-18 winter season is Sunday, April 15.

After receiving 7 inches of fresh snow in the past seven days, the mountain invites guests

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Mar 21, 2018 in Snowmass

Photo of a snowboarder at Aspen Snowmass taken by Scott Markewitz. 

The Smith Optics Grudge Match is a snowboard only rail jam event that will take place Apr. 15 at Snowmass Mountain from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. above the Spider Sabich picnic area.

The qualifying round will consist of judges spinning a ‘trick wheel’ to determine the trick for each round. Competitors will then be given two opportunities to land the designated trick. If the trick is not landed, then the athlete is eliminated. The qualifying heats will

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