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Silent Sunday: A Bluebird Powder Day at Loveland
Photo Cred: Dustin Schaefer

Silent Sunday: A Bluebird Powder Day at Loveland

Photo Cred: Dustin Schaefer

The Easter Bunny is Real and Colorado Ski Country Has Proof

Ski Country Easter Fun Fact #1: The Easter Bunny’s native habitat is on Colorado’s Continental Divide, not far from the Loveland Pass on US Highway 6. This weekend,  the Easter Bunny ventured a few miles down the mountain in each direction to visit nearby ski areas Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. Here are some picturesque shots of the Bunny doing his thing at A-Basin:

A-Basin Easter Bunny Collage

Photos courtesy Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Ski Country Easter Fun Fact #2: The Easter Bunny is an elite snowboarder who shreds deep powder and big jumps. Here’s the Bunny showing off his impressive skills at Loveland:

Photos by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

Photos by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

Crested Butte to Re-open This Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27

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Never in the history of Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has the ski area re-opened the lifts for more skiing and riding once it has closed for the winter season. Given the great season and existing snow that still remains on the mountain on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, CBMR will open its operations on the Silver Queen lift to service intermediate and advanced skiing and riding for guests. Along with the re-opening, the resort is giving one more reason to celebrate: announcing 2014-2015 winter pass prices.

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Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2013/14 Season Industry Award Winners
Michael Neumann, Aspen/SnowmassMichael Neumann, Aspen/Snowmass

Every year, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) recognizes the top achievers in the Colorado ski industry through the Snowmaker, Groomer, and Terrain Master of the Year awards. Below is a list of this year’s winners.

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Dream On: Powder Lesson

There’s no question, this year has been a remarkable year for Colorado ski resorts. The snow just keeps coming and coming, even in mid-April!

Whether skiing steep lines at Aspen Highlands or the family friendly cruisers at Copper Mountain, there will be fresh tracks to be had across Colorado Ski Country today.

If you’re lucky enough to hit a big powder day, you surely want to come prepared. While many people think that ski and snowboard lessons are for beginners, there are actually quite a few tricks and tips for intermediate and advanced folks to improve their game–especially when it comes to powder skiing. Instead of being sore and wiped out the day after, but instead, feel supercharged for another day on the mountain. 

Here’s a dreamy snapshot of a powder day ski lesson at Ski Granby Ranch. It’s a worthy investment.

Silent Saturday: Slush Bumps at Steamboat

Larry Pierce, Steamboat ResortLarry Pierce, Steamboat Resort

Spring Skiing Shenanigans

When temperatures are on the rise, peel off some layers, bust out some good tunes, and let loose on the slopes!

The snow is still oh-so-good and the fun ain’t over yet.  Bright colors are a tell-tale indicator of the fun ahead–and there’s nothing like a neon onesie to get you in the mood for some Spring skiing!  Bikinis, tank tops and shorts are welcome–just don’t forget to apply sunscreen in the appropriate areas.  Before you pull out your bike and put your skis away for the season, be sure to enjoy the sunshine on the slopes!  Pack a picnic or pick your favorite patio, and be on the lookout for the wild Springtime celebrations to come.

2013/2014 Winter Season Extension and Sunsation Festival Takes over Spring at Copper Mountain
1_11_2014_Copper_08_Tripp_FayTripp Fay, Copper Mountain

The snow continues to pile up at Copper Mountain and with the Spring Sunsation Festival and over two weeks left in the newly extended season, closing day April 27, the time is now to seize the spring skiing and riding at Copper.

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Fun to the Power of Three: Perfecting the Ski Country Trifecta
1_05_2014_Copper_06_Tripp_FayPhoto by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

by Troy Hawks

Ahhh…springtime in the Rockies! We love all the seasons here in Colorado Ski Country, but spring marks that special time of renewal, rebirth, and reawakening. Yet as splendid and striking as it is, it can also be a time of sheer agony for many outdoor enthusiasts.

On the slopes, the snow remains soft and inviting under blue bird skies. The roads are clearing of snow and ice, and mountain trails are drying out and leading the way to sublime alpine splendor. Meanwhile the golf course greens are coming out of their winter slumber, and in the rivers, the fish are hungry and rising.

And so goes the painstaking deliberation: What will it be today, my skis, my clubs, my hiking boots, or my fly rod? Indeed, the thawing of the winter season creates an insatiable menu of options for how to spend ones time. Or does it?

Enter the “trifecta” and the challenge of tripling down on mountain fun. Colorado Ski Country is challenging you to load up the multi-purpose car rack and head for the hills to embark on your own trifecta. Here are a few options to get you started. And please, share your story! We want to see your tweets and posts of your versions of the Ski Country Trifecta!

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Getting some air @lovelandskiarea that went past 400-inch mark for the 2013-14 season #Colorado #coloradoskicountry #loveland

Getting some air @lovelandskiarea that went past 400-inch mark for the 2013-14 season #Colorado #coloradoskicountry #loveland