Colorado Resorts Reluctantly Start To Close After Average Snowfall Season

Spring fin at ArapahoeAt 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.

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Epic Adventure! Eight Colorado Resorts In A Day

Eight ResortsSporting 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.

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March Marks Start Of Party Season At Colorado Resorts; Shed Some Layers

Spring at SteamboatWinter’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.

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Climb Before You Slide? Popularity Is Growing At Colorado Resorts

A Basin upholdersIn 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.

 

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Snow, Snowmaking Blanket Slopes From Coast To Coast

LovelandIt'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.

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The 2014-15 Ski And Snowboard Season Starts Friday At Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin

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. 

 

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It's Time: Colorado Resorts Announce Opening Dates For New Season

Loveland gets ready to open

It takes about two weeks to put down enough snow to open, and the race is on between Arapahoe Basin  and Loveland Ski Area as as to which Colorado ski area will open first.

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Season's First Snowfall Blankets Slopes in Colorado, California, Wyoming

Copper Mountain Snowmaking

It won't be long now!

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Loveland Wants Skiers, Riders To Extend Their Day Trip Overnight; Lodging Close By

Kid at top of Loveland

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.

 

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Romantic Dinners, Mountaintop Matrimony Spice Up Valentine’s Weekend

Winter Park Gondola (winterparkresort.com)

Love is in the air at many Western ski resorts as guests celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here’s what some resorts are offering. 

 

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Colorado Gems Card $20; Two-For-One At Eight Resorts

Ski Cooper

In an era of mega-resorts, the other guys in Colorado offer up an alternative: Small-town feel, old-style good times -- with discounted tickets all around.

 

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Colorado's Wolf Creek Ski Area Opens This Weekend

Wolf Creek Ski Area

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.

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A-Basin Kicks Off 2013-14 Ski Season; Loveland To Open Thursday

Opening Day at A-Basin

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.

 

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Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Kicks Off 2013-14 Season Sunday

Arapahoe Basin

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).

 

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‘Game On’ For Loveland, A-Basin As Snowmaking, Snow Return Thursday

Loveland Snowmaking

Barely a week into fall, and its “game on” for both Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin as both areas prepare to open for the 2013-14 season.

 

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Snowmaking Underway At Boreal, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin

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 Snowmaking 

 Loveland began making snow for the 2013-14 season just after 6 p.m. Friday.

Arapahoe Basin Snowmaking

The race is on! A-Basinn began making snow on Friday too! 

Boreal Snowmaking

California's Boreal fired up the snowguns just after midnight Thursday, Sept. 26.

 Snowbird 

Snow covers the top of the tram at Snowbird.

Crested Butte 

Fresh snow at Crested Butte!

Jackson Hole 

Looks like mid-winter at Jackson Hole.

China Peak 

First snowfall of the season at China Peak.

Deer Valley

First snowfall of the season at Deer Valley.

Sun Valley 

Sun Valley also picked up a few inches.

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Loveland, Arapahoe Basin May Start Making Snow This Week

Loveland Ski Area

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.

 

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Winter Crashes Fall’s Arrival Party With Early-Season Snow

Squaw Valley Snow

Fall officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere Sunday bringing colder temperatures and snow across the inter-mountain west and high peaks of the Northeast.

 

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Love Is In The Mountains For Valentine’s Day/Weekend

Mt. Snow, Vt.

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:

 

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Learn To Ski/Snowboard Spreads Across The West

Mt. Bachelor

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.

 

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