Mar 11, 2020 in Winter Park, Eldora, Cooper, Aspen Snowmass, Telluride, Loveland, Sunlight, Monarch, Travel Planning & Tips

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Apres Ski - Winter Park Ski Resort 

Well, folks, the time is here. The season of blue skies and sunny days has dawned upon us and that means it’s time to get educated on some of the best beverages offered by ski areas in Colorado to pair with your après ski adventures.

So, if you find yourself at one of these ski areas this spring, don’t hesitate to try one of these alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverages to refresh you after a long day on the slopes. Not only are you supporting the ski area you’re at, but you’re

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Mar 10, 2020 in Steamboat, Ski Country

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Downtown Steamboat - Steamboat Resort 

Improvements for 20/21 Winter Include New Terrain, On-Snow Upgrades, Flights and More

Alterra Mountain Company announced plans to invest $223 million in capital improvements across its 15 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year. For Steamboat that includes 355 acres of new terrain in the Pioneer Ridge area, upgrades to snowmaking and snowcat fleets, a remodel of Hazie’s restaurant and enhancements at the resort’s employee housing location, The Ponds, all with a focus on

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Mar 09, 2020 in Purgatory

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Brian Martinez Skiing More Than 100 Days This Season - Purgatory Resort 

On Friday, March 6, Durango resident Brian Martinez hit a total of 100 days skiing at Purgatory Resort near Durango, Colorado.

Martinez, who has been skiing at Purgatory since the 2015/2016 ski season, was awarded first chair access Friday morning on the Purgatory Village Express chairlift, and chose to take Chair #100 for the occasion.

Martinez has a total of 103 days for the 2019/2020 ski season.

When asked what makes

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Mar 06, 2020 in Arapahoe Basin, Insider Tips

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Tree Skiing at The Beavers and Steep Gullies at Arapahoe Basin - Helen Olsson 

The Saturday before last, I went to bed at 8:30 p.m. I mean lights out, sawing wood at 8:30. In fact, I’d crawled under the covers at 7:30 p.m., half an hour before prime time. This is something I don’t believe I’ve done since I was like 10. Here’s why:

I’d spent the day skiing Arapahoe Basin with my husband, Jeff. We skied nothing but steeps all day in The Beavers and capped our day with what my friend Jilly would later call “zesty vert” in the Steep

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Mar 04, 2020 in Spring Skiing, Purgatory, Winter Park, Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Monarch, Loveland, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Insider Tips

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Spring Skiing Fun at Arapahoe Basin - Curtis DeVore 

By R. Scott Rappold

Spring is nearly here in Colorado, and you don't have to be on a wild spring break road trip from Texas to get crazy on the slopes (though it certainly helps.)

The spring calendar is full of events celebrating the silly season at Colorado ski areas when layers come off and costumes come on. Dance at concerts in your ski boots. Drink a lot of beer. Build a makeshift sled to race with or bring

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Mar 02, 2020 in Steamboat

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Steamboat Resort - Spring Skiing 

Starting Saturday, March 7, Steamboat Ski Resort will move to extended spring closing hours, which will continue through closing day, April 12. Please see the below chart for specific lifts and closing times. Night skiing hours will remain the same from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Changes are highlighted in green in the chart below.

     

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Feb 28, 2020 in Monarch

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Monarch Mountain

Monarch’s 80th Anniversary Season continues to be a Great One

Due to incredibly good snow conditions during the 2019-20 ski season, Monarch Mountain has announced it is extending its ski season through Sunday, April 12. This makes two consecutive years that Monarch Mountain has been able to extend its ski season.

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Feb 27, 2020 in aspen, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Snowmass, Insider Tips, Travel Planning & Tips, Deals

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Aspen Snowmass announces the 2020 spring events line-up that includes a variety of free events across all four mountains throughout the months of March and April.

Headlining the calendar, the 20th annual Bud Light Spring Jam Festival returns with a packed schedule including free Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts, Banked Slalom, KickAspen Big Air, and more. 

Aspen Snowmass also

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Feb 27, 2020 in Copper Mountain

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Tucker Mountain at Copper Mountain - Scott Rappold 

By R. Scott Rappold

The powder was soft, deep and untracked in the back bowls of Copper Mountain. So why wasn't I satisfied?

It was Feb. 25, 2020, and the Summit County resort was experiencing its snowiest February ever, 88 inches (that's more than 7 feet of powder). It had snowed the day before and the flakes were still falling. It's the kind of conditions powder addicts such as myself dream of all year and the reason I drove three hours to get here. 

But even as I enjoyed

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Feb 27, 2020 in Deals

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Ikon Pass invites skiers and riders across the globe to unlock adventure and the lowest pricing for winter 20/21 on Thursday, March 5, 2020 when the Ikon Pass will go on sale. After debuting in January 2018, the Ikon Pass enters its third season with 41 inspiring winter destinations, a new four-day product, and continued pass holder benefits.

The Ikon Pass offers access to 41 iconic global mountain destinations across

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