Apr 29, 2019 in Winter Park, Press Release

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Photo Credit: Winter Park

The Denver Broncos took their draft show on the road to Winter Park Resort, where they made a 5th round selection at the base of the Mary Jane Territory. With Broncos alumni David Bruton doing the honors while flanked by Miles, Broncos Cheerleaders, and NSCD athletes, Denver selected Justin Hollins, an Outside Linebacker out of the University of Oregon in front of a national NFL Network TV audience. Adding to the ambiance was signature Winter Park spring weather, with six inches of fresh snow

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Apr 26, 2019 in Purgatory, Press Release

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Photo Credit: Scot DW Smith, Purgatory Resort

For the first time in resort history, Purgatory will be open for skiing and snowboarding in May. Mountain officials announced this morning that Purgatory Resort will continue to operate for two more Saturdays, and the historic 2018-19 season will conclude after Saturday, May 4.

Purgatory Village Express (Lift 1) will be turning from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturdays and officials say they’ll have nearly half of the mountain open tomorrow, including five

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Apr 22, 2019 in

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Photo Credit: Carl Frey, Winter Park

The Amtrak Winter Park Express trains set records for the service, including the most riders ever, in the 2019 season. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort leaders thank guests for choosing Amtrak to avoid traffic and to enjoy new features both aboard the train and at the resort named last year "Best in North America".

More than 19,200

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Apr 16, 2019 in Aspen Snowmass, Summer, Press Release


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Aspen Snowmass begins weekend summer operations on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, with the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain running from 10 a.m.-4 p.m with the last ride down at 4:30 p.m. Daily operations on Aspen Mountain will officially kick-off Jun. 15 and run until Sept. 2 with operations continuing on weekends through Oct 6. New this season, Friday’s will be added to Spring and Fall weekend operations on both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass.

Snowmass summer operations on both the Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp

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Apr 15, 2019 in Monarch, Press Release

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Photo Credit: Monarch Mountain 

Monarch Mountain has enjoyed bountiful snowfall this season and has extended its season. This weekend, April 19-21 will be our closing weekend for the season and to help celebrate, Monarch will be offering FREE snow tubing Closing Day, April 21. All ages are welcome, participants must be 36” or taller. Tubing will be available on a walk-in basis, first come, first served.

Monarch believes in its youth and is offering FREE day lift tickets for 12 and under for April 21 as well. The Gunbarrel Challenge and Parking Lot cookoff also take place on

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Apr 11, 2019 in Winter Park, Press Release

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Photo Credit: Carl Frey, Winter Park


The calendar may say spring but Mother Nature isn’t ready to let winter go quite yet, as Winter Park Resort picked up 21” of fresh snow in the last 24 hours, the largest single-day accumulation of the season.  Conditions are still prime with a 98” base currently at mid-mountain and a summit base of 102”.  The new snow should keep things in great shape through April 21 when Winter Park closes and May 12, when Mary Jane shuts down for the season.        

Apr 11, 2019 in Steamboat, Press Release

Dave Crisler Award PhotoDuring the 39th annual Colorado Ski Country USA Snow Conference hosted in Grand Junction last week, long-time Steamboat Resort employee Dave Crisler was honored with the Snow Conference Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Snow Conference Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to an individual for their contributions, dedication and service to their profession and the ski industry and is voted on by the 25 members of Colorado Ski Country USA’s Snow Conference Committee, which is made up of snowmaking and management veterans from ski areas across the state. Dave will

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Apr 08, 2019 in Telluride, Steamboat, Copper Mountain, Snowmass, Winter Park, Loveland, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Powderhorn

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Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin

Whoosh! That’s the sound of spring at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts, where pond-skimming contests, corn snow and costume parties have given my family and I yet another reason to make the most of the season. And this year, enough snow has fallen to stretch skiing nearly until summer. Here are some of the springtime rites of passage on the bucket list for me, my husband, Carlton, and our two children in 5th and 6th grade:

Skim Ilk:

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Apr 08, 2019 in Arapahoe Basin

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) launched its two spring passes today, offering access to enjoy Colorado’s longest ski and snowboard season with no blackout dates. A 2019 A-Basin spring pass offers unlimited skiing and riding for the rest of the current season until closing day, currently scheduled for June 2, 2019, plus access to any extra days the ski area stays open. An A-Basin Spring Double Down pass offers unlimited days at A-Basin for the rest of the current season, plus a full season pass with all benefits for the

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Apr 05, 2019 in Loveland


Photo Credit: Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area’s 2019/20 unrestricted season pass products will be available on Monday, April 8 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 including the Powder Alliance during the 2019

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