Jun 19, 2019 in Summer, Snow

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Well, it is June in Colorado. What else could that mean other than random spurts of hot and cold weather? Colorado hasn't seen too much warm weather this Spring. In fact, May ended as one of the top 5 coldest May on record. And June is already running below average in the temperature department as well. 

Let's talk about this next system coming up. Currently, our area of low pressure that I'm tracking is in the Northern Rockies where is it already raining and snowing at higher elevations. That system will track east through Montana and then proceed to move east across the Northern U.S. Plains.

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Jun 19, 2019 in Summer, Sustainability

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National Park Land in the Rocky Mountains

Did you know, hiking burns 200 calories per hour for an average 10-year-old. Mountain biking, even more. Add up a day of these activities in the Colorado high country and the sum is a whole lotta Lara bar wrappers, apple cores and plastic bags from the peanut butter and jelly sandwich bags. Not to mention the unmentionable waste that such consumption triggers among

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Jun 13, 2019 in Summer

This past winter was no joke. We know that there was a lot of snow and a lot of moisture in that snow as well. One of the greatest effects of a great winter season was the eradication of the drought that persisted across the state for quite some time. In fact, there was so much moisture this winter that the state of Colorado has gone completely drought-free for the first time since drought records began! Take a look below at the percent of normal precipitation we saw over the last 4 months. 

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Percent of Precipitation as Compared to Normal over the last 120 days - WeatherBell 

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Jun 13, 2019 in Steamboat, Summer

It must be summertime in Colorado! Our member ski areas are preparing for their summer operations. Many of our member resorts have amazing activities scheduled this summer and that includes Steamboat Resort. Find more info on ColoradoSki.com/blog.

 Steamboat is an amazing resort that prides itself on the Champagne Powder they get during the winter time and that’s why they are installing new gondola towers

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Jun 13, 2019 in Sunlight, Summer

Hanging Lake – a destination, an incredible ecosystem, a National natural landmark, and the Jewel of Glenwood Canyon. This highly desired destination in Colorado that has been under scrutiny for too many visitors that have had an effect on the extremely fragile ecosystem, is open for the summer.

There are some new rules to be aware of. First off, to get to Hanging Lake you MUST make a reservation. They allow 600 people per day to go to Hanging Lake in 3-hour increments. If you would like less time

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Jun 12, 2019 in

If you missed the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in late May, you’re hardly out of luck. The former Victorian mining town (elevation 8,750 feet; population, 2,500) waits out the warmer months with more festivals than you can shake a ski pole at.

 

“There’s an endless list of reasons why Telluride is Colorado’s festival capital,” says Sabastian Wee, spokesperson for Telluride Ski Resort. “It’s surrounded by the unmatched scenic beauty of the San Juan Mountain range, and the authentic charm of

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Jun 12, 2019 in Winter Park, Summer

Ahh – summertime. What’s better than summer in Colorado? The lack of humidity, the views, the rivers, the trails, the experiences that await – it’s all here for you to enjoy. Summer 2019 is poised to be one of the better summers. With the Climate Prediction Center calling for near to above normal precipitation and near to below normal temperatures, your excuses are running thin for not being here.

One of the more well-known resorts in Colorado doesn’t stop spinning ski lifts just because the snow

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Jun 11, 2019 in Granby Ranch, Summer

The summer season always has a special tune. Whether it’s a live band or the natural murmur of a creek flowing by or the crisp sound of a nice summer breeze flowing through the trees. Whatever your summer music vice is, be sure to get your fill this summer.

One of the many fantastic things about Colorado and specifically summer in Colorado is the fact that any of the music that you want to listen to, most of it is free!

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Jun 10, 2019 in Summer

It was Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer, and my family and I were already in our warm-weather wonderland: the Rocky Mountains. We were on our way back from a mountain biking trip on the Western Slope. My 12-year-old daughter, Dillon, and 10-year-old son, Harper, were dozing off …until we heard a “pop!” And another “pop!” And another. Suddenly, Harper’s bike, which had been strapped to my paddleboard was dangling along the right side of our 4Runner, pedals lining up with Harper’s nose.

 

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Jun 10, 2019 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Press Release

Wrapping up Colorado’s 2018-19 ski season, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) hosted its 56th Annual Meeting and the annual Double Diamond Award Ceremony to celebrate excellence in the Colorado ski industry. Among the honorees were athletes, on-mountain professionals and industry veterans whose hard work and expertise are critical to the success of the Colorado ski industry.

 

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