Jan 02, 2018 in Sunlight, Deals

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Photo of the Sunny 700 skis provided courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort. 

On Friday, Jan. 5, Sunlight Mountain Resort will offer the least expensive lift ticket in the nation, while also being home to the most expensive lift ticket in the World, the Sunny 700 that includes a pair of handmade collector skis and a hot springs day pass.

This coming Friday, Sunlight also celebrates the 33rd Annual Skier Appreciation Day that includes $20 lift tickets for all. All proceeds benefit

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Jan 02, 2018 in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Arapahoe Basin, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek

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Photo of the Sorensen Park learning area provided courtesy of Winter Park Resort. 

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are offering great deals and discounts this month to help beginners learn Colorado’s signature snow sports.

New skiers and riders are welcome across Colorado Ski Country

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Jan 02, 2018 in Buttermilk

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Elena Hight in The Real Cost Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe (Photo Credit: Pete Demos/ESPN Images)

Offers College Students Two-Day Discounted Pass During X Games Aspen

College students will once again be able to save big and ski/ride for $46 per day at Aspen Snowmass during X Games Aspen, Jan. 25-28, 2018 by purchasing a College X Pass.
 
The College X Pass is valid for two days of skiing or riding during X Games Aspen for only $92

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Dec 28, 2017 in Snow, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Steamboat, Winter Park

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Pali lift opening at Arapahoe Basin (Photo by Adrienne Saia Isaac)

My name is Scott. I'm 43 years old. And I believe in Santa Claus.

No, not some jolly bearded guy from the North Pole with flying reindeer and an uncanny ability to squeeze down chimneys despite his girth. 

But how else can I explain the Christmas Miracle storm that hit Colorado? I am writing this on Dec. 28 after skiing six days in a row, from the second the flakes

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Dec 28, 2017 in Deals, Wolf Creek, Winter Park, Telluride, Sunlight, Steamboat, Silverton, Purgatory, Powderhorn, Loveland, Howelsen, Hesperus Ski Area, Echo, Crested Butte, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Arapahoe Basin

Photo Credit: Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas are known for their world class snow, skiing and snowboarding and overall guest experience, but many guests, including ski area veterans, may not realize there are many free offerings throughout ski country to enjoy.

Below are some of the free opportunities that CSCUSA members have to offer:

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Free Horseshoe Bowl Snowcat to Reach Expert Terrain

To help guests take advantage of powder that can usually only be reached by hiking, Wolf Creek offers

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Dec 27, 2017 in Sunlight, Monarch, Crested Butte, Powderhorn, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Skiing & Snowboarding

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Photo by Trent Bona at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

For skiers and riders who frequent the central and western regions of Colorado, a ski trip can take you to a whole new world, far from the hustle and bustle of the Front Range. Skiers and snowboarders from all over the world travel to the West/Central region of the state in search of the newest attractions, the best views and the freshest powder. Whether it’s your first Colorado adventure or a return to your home mountain, this West/Central Ski Season Checklist

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Dec 27, 2017 in Steamboat, Skiing & Snowboarding

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Photo by Larry Pierce at Steamboat Ski Area. 

In just two days, Steamboat has opened 49 trails and more than 1,200 acres of skiing and riding terrain. Opening throughout the day Wednesday, Dec. 27, is the expert terrain off the top of Mount Werner, including the Chutes, Christmas Tree Bowl, North St. Pats, East Face, First Chance, Last Chance, Flying Z, Vertigo and Valley View. Rabbit Ears Terrain Park is expected to open Thursday, Dec. 28.

On Tuesday, Dec. 26, Sunshine, Bar-UE and South Peak lifts opened, providing

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Dec 23, 2017 in Sunlight

Sunlight Mountain Resort opened on Thursday, December 21 for their 51st season of operation. Skiers and riders were treated to free donuts from local bakery, Sweet Coloradough. 

Lifts run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With more snow in the forecast, Sunlight hopes to open additional terrain for the holiday season.