May 21, 2019 in

We know that summer isn’t exactly on your mind right now, but it should be! Aside from late season snows, our member resorts are gearing up for their summer festivities and what a jam-packed summer awaits!

Telluride will begin their summer gondola operations on Thursday, May 23! That means that breathtaking views, awesome hikes, and great food are at your fingertips!

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Telluride Gondola 

Let’s talk about the gondola for a little bit. Telluride's gondola system provides free transportation between the town of Mountain

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May 20, 2019 in Resorts

Purgatory Resort will add its name to a short list of U.S. resorts spinning lifts during Memorial Day weekend when it opens for a bonus weekend of skiing this Saturday and Sunday. May 25 will not only mark the kickoff to summer but also the first time in resort history Purgatory has opened for skiing on the last weekend in May.

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After picking up 8” of snow through Monday morning (with up to two feet expected through Thursday according to OpenSnow), Purgatory officials announced today it will open Lift 1, an expected 130 acres and one terrain park (conditions permitting)

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May 20, 2019 in

We all love the environment. Especially here in Colorado. We play in it every single day! So when our member ski resorts take measures to help sustain the environment, we take notice and we applaud their work. 

This year Arapahoe Basin has been making strides to be more environmentally friendly and they have been doing a great job. Take a look at this as we break down the numbers. 

          - The amount of recyclable waste that was properly disposed of exceeded 75,000 pounds
          - The amount of glass that was disposed of properly was just under 25,000 pounds.
          - The amount of food that was compostable topped 47,000 pounds.
          - Over 100,000 pieces of plastic wrappers and snack bags were collected.

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May 17, 2019 in Ski Country, Arapahoe Basin

Nobody can resist the temptation of a smiling dog playing in the snow. The pure joy you see is unmatched. I Mean just look at the picture below. 

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Smiling Avalanche Snow Dog at Arapahoe Basin 

But the dogs that you may see at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area are hard at work. You see a perfectly playful pup but what you don't see it the extreme amount of work that goes into training these dogs and it's hard to imagine the resource that they provide see how they are not deployed on a daily basis. 

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May 16, 2019 in Skiing & Snowboarding

What a day! Aspen mountain is expected to open for summer operations on Memorial Day weekend for mountain biking AND SKIING! This comes after an amazing snowfall season keeping several feet of snow still covering many of the slopes.

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Fresh turns at Aspen

Aspen Mountain will open for summer operations Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27 with skiing and riding. In

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May 16, 2019 in Summer

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Clash of seasons at Winter Park 

It's Spring in Colorado! Well, most of Colorado is experiencing the Spring-like temperatures and thanks to an awesome winter season, the high country is still very nicely insulated temperature wise, with a thick snowpack above and around the tree line. With the view of the beautiful mountains in constant sight from anywhere in the Centennial State, we're setting out to find the best place to go adventuring this weekend! 

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May 15, 2019 in Cooper

 

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Drone photo of the area that is to be opened up at Cooper

Cooper is the very definition of authentic skiing, with the softest snow surface in Colorado. They have terrain variety for all abilities, including the finest learning and beginner terrain in the country, up through epic powder, glades, and bumps. So, it is no surprise that they are working to bring their visitors and pass holders the best experience possible. What has been in talks for quite some

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May 14, 2019 in Summer, Arapahoe Basin

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Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin Swimwear Day. May 11th, 2019. 

Skiing is fresh on the minds of many residents in Colorado and after such an amazing season, how could it not be? While the days of intensely fresh pow and fully open terrain are behind us, the possibility of some pretty gnarly shred days are still here!

And now they're here for even longer thanks to Arapahoe Basin EXTENDING THEIR SEASON yet again! June 9th is

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May 03, 2019 in Arapahoe Basin

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Photo Credit: Justin Cygan

Even as a lifelong Colorado and Front-Range resident, and even in the pursuit of skiing as many of the state’s ski areas as possible, somehow in my rather short time on this earth I have never made it to Arapahoe Basin. Most of my ski friends judge me harshly for this fact, and I deserve that judgment.

A-Basin for some strange reason has always been my white whale. Throughout my youth I always heard stories of Montezuma Bowl and the East Wall, usually explained via the enticing phrasing of being: “steep and deep.” However,

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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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