May 01, 2020 in Winter Park, Spring Skiing

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Carl Frey and Winter Park Resort, 2019 Spring Splash

Skiers and riders are encouraged to create and post their own Spring Splash celebration video; proceeds to benefit the Grand Foundation

Spring skiing at Winter Park is an annual festivity, a ritual even, that allows us to celebrate a winter well-skied (or well-ridden). This year, the proverbial rug was yanked from underneath us all. Visions of Springtime celebrations dissipated as fast as a fluffy cloud in a perfect Colorado bluebird sky. Unfortunately, but in the best interest of us all, in mid-March 

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Apr 22, 2020 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Insider Tips

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If you’re a Colorado native or a long time Colorado resident and you’ve enjoyed all the beautiful ski areas the state has to offer, I’m sure at some point you’ve wondered about the ones throughout history that haven’t had the same success and no longer exist.

There’s something particularly interesting about ski areas that fail – we want to know where things went wrong, so our other beloved ski areas don’t face the same fates. Well, I’m here to give you a brief history on some of the ski areas that Colorado has

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Apr 20, 2020 in Skiing & Snowboarding

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Everyone seems to have a little, okay a lot, of extra time on their hands recently. The COVID-19 Pandemic that has shut down our member ski areas since March 14, 2020, has left us feeling unsure, uneasy and truly, un-entertained. 

The Colorado Rockies provide us with so much entertainment throughout the year. From skiing and riding to mountain biking. From scenic chairlift rides to yoga. Check

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Apr 17, 2020 in Cooper, Ski Cooper, Spring Skiing, Travel Planning & Tips

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Tow Rope at Cooper | Chicago Ridge - Scott Rappold 

There are a lot of mountains in Colorado that draw accolades, but they tend to also draw crowds. If you’re looking to get away from the crowds, explore a new area or perhaps even feel a bit more like a local, then Ski Cooper is a cool grassroots respite from the 1-70 corridor. And this time of year, why not try something new!

Yes, Ski Cooper is small and not as steep as some of its nearby neighbors, but it still has plenty to offer to put a smile on your face. For

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Apr 17, 2020 in Summer, Spring Skiing

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Wildflowers in Colorado Ski Country - Scott Rappold 

It keeps snowing. 

It's mid-April, a month since ski season came to a sudden halt. Okay, more like a crashing yard sale, like when you miss a turn or lose an edge or hit a rock while skiing and your goggles go one direction, your poles go another and you wind up with a faceful of snow. It's a jarring shock, maybe even a little painful, but you'll laugh about it later at the bar.

But the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill is no laughing matter. Ski tourism was identified

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Apr 17, 2020 in Sunlight

Roaring for Recovery

Sunlight Mountain Resort has partnered with a community Roaring for Recovery T-shirt campaign. 

Sunlight’s T-shirt from Inkswell Screen Printers (located in Glenwood Springs) are now available for purchase!  The folks at Inkswell founded this project #roaringforrecovery as a way to help local small businesses in the Roaring Fork Valley stay alive. 

Sunlight is donating 100% of the profits from this RFV Strong shirt directly to the small businesses

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Apr 17, 2020 in Spring Skiing, Skiing & Snowboarding

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Many folks in Colorado Ski Country argue that spring skiing and riding is actually the best season. We all missed some fun spring turns out on the slopes this year, but maybe, more importantly, we also missed all the fun, crazy spring outfits and costumes. Didn’t have the chance to dust

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Apr 16, 2020 in Press Release

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In a show of gratitude toward the Ikon Pass community in these uneasy and unprecedented times, Ikon Pass announces it is doubling renewal discounts and extending the spring promotion for skiers and riders across the globe for winter 20/21.

NEW IKON PASS HOLDER BENEFITS

Extended Spring Deadline

The Ikon Pass spring deadline has been extended from April 22, 2020 through May 26, 2020. Prices will increase on May 27, 2020.

Doubling the Renewal Discount

As a show of appreciation to all 19/20 Ikon

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Apr 16, 2020 in Press Release, Kendall Mountain

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Kendall Planning Committee Members Sought

Volunteers are being sought for the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area Master Plan Committee, a citizens advisory group charged with making recommendations to the Town Trustees on a variety of issues related to the Kendall planning process. Applications are currently being accepted for two seats that are being vacated as a result of the recent municipal election. To be considered for this committee, individuals must be full-time, year-round residents of Silverton or San

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