At this time of year, the closure list of Colorado ski and snowboard resorts gets slowly and depressingly longer and longer. But even after this weekend (April 11-12) when another seven mountains pull the plug, there will still be slopes and trails accessible by lift for a few weeks more.
Sporting an Epic Pass, a Copper/Winter Park Patriots Pass and a Loveland lift ticket, Disabled American Veteran Jerry Eller of Canon City, Colorado recently conquered an eight-resort solo adventure.
Winter’s cold is loosening its grip on the Rockies as the sun stays in the sky longer, and skiers and snowboarders begin to shed a few layers of clothing. The coming of March also means it’s time to party in the out-of-doors at Colorado resorts.
In these days of high-speed quads, heated seats and WiFi in gondolas, it’s heartening for traditionalists to know that the ritual of climbing up to ski down is still quite popular.
It's not the Polar Vortex, it's winter! And it has arrived across North America as ski resorts from coast-to-coast are turning on snowmaking and spinning the lifts.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area kicks off Colorado’s 2014-15 ski and snowboard season
on Friday, October 17, 2014. The Black Mountain Express and the High Noon trail will welcome skiers and snowboarders at 9 a.m.
Day skiers and snowboarders who make the commute to Loveland Ski Area can find stay-and-ski deals that gives them a reason to linger longer in the mountains.
Love is in the air at many Western ski resorts as guests celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here’s what some resorts are offering.
Skiers and snowboarders in Colorado will have three choices of where to ski or ride this weekend as Wolf Creek Ski Area opens for a sneak peak of the 23013-14 season Saturday and Sunday.
The 2013-14 ski season officially kicked off Sunday with Arapahoe Basin becoming the first ski resort in North America to open to the public, according to Colorado Ski Country USA, and on Monday Loveland Ski Area announced it will open Thursday.
Thanks to two weeks of snowmaking and a series of recent winter storms, Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is set to kick off the 2013-14 ski season Sunday (10/13).
California's Boreal fired up its snowmaking system Thursday night as additional snow fell throughout the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain regions in the west. In Colorado, Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin started snowmaking operations on Friday evening.
Loveland began making snow for the 2013-14 season just after 6 p.m. Friday.
The race is on! A-Basinn began making snow on Friday too!
California's Boreal fired up the snowguns just after midnight Thursday, Sept. 26.
Snow covers the top of the tram at Snowbird.
Fresh snow at Crested Butte!
Looks like mid-winter at Jackson Hole.
First snowfall of the season at China Peak.
First snowfall of the season at Deer Valley.
Sun Valley also picked up a few inches.
Loveland Ski Area high atop the Continental Divide along Interstate 70 could crank up its snowmaking system later this week after a substantial coating of new snow fell on its slopes on Sunday.
Fall officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere Sunday bringing colder temperatures and snow across the inter-mountain west and high peaks of the Northeast.
You just might fall in love with some of the deals awaiting you and your loved one in the mountains all across America. Here’s a sampling:
Since its inception in 2008, the concept of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month during January has grown exponentially across the country – and Western resorts have contributed mightily.