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  • Aspen Highlands To Stay Open Longer

    Many of Colorado's resorts got hit with a nice weekend of heavy snow. Vail received a foot of snow, setting up the mountain for some super spring skiing. The first two weeks in April is the Spring Back To Vail celebration, rated the number one ski party in North America. It's two weeks of on-snow events, live music and the Taste of Vail. Kids 12 and under can ski free at Vail April 16-19. Aspen Highlands had so much snow from the weekend storm that they have extended the season for a week. The mountain will now close April 8 instead of April 1, thanks to strong bookings and a base of more than six feet. Full Article

    27th March 2007

  • Lights On at Beaver Creek

    Beaver Creek is going green. March 24 was Green Day at the mountain. The resort gave the first 1000 guests an Energy Star Qualified lightbulb. It's part of the Energy Star Change-A-Light Pledge. Beaver Creek's environmental management team says that replacing 1,500 light bulbs would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 669,000 pounds and save 423,000 kWh of energy. Full Article

    27th March 2007

  • Easter Bunny Hops To Copper

    Colorado slopes are going bunny crazy with Easter celebrations. Most of the resorts have fun on the snow by hiding Easter eggs around the base area on Easter Sunday, April 8. Copper Mountain will have 50,000 Easter Eggs in and around the Village at Copper, the mountain base area and on some trails. Full Article

    27th March 2007

  • Telemark Extremes at Crested Butte

    Crested Butte has just finished hosting the 11th Annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships. Leaving sparks flying out on the snow in the off-camber, double fall line rock fest called Angle Gully, Dylan Crossman of Randolph, Vermont and Martha Burley of Fernie, British Columbia knee-bent themselves into first place finishes. Full Article

    27th March 2007

  • Washington Areas See More Snow

    The Washington ski areas are still getting new snow and - this morning - lovely spring conditions with locals ready for a day of skiing and riding under clear skies. More snow is forecast and conditions change quickly, as you know, but it's a nice morning in Washington state. Full Article

    21st March 2007

  • Steamboat's Great Ski Giveaway

    Steamboat is celebrating over 300 inches of snow this season by giving away some Solomon skis and bindings. They're calling it the "Ridiculously Deep Sweepstakes." Ten lucky powderhounds will get a pair of Solomon Tornado skis and Solomon 912 bindings. The only way to register is through Steamboat's BigSno.com Web site. Full Article

    20th March 2007

  • Avalanche Training at Winter Park

    Winter Park has designated a specific area of the mountain to avalanche training. It's called Beacon Basin. It's where backcountry skiers and boarders can learn about using personal avalanche transmitters. In Beacon Basin, which is at the bottom of the Primrose Trail before Lunch Rock, there are eight buried transmitters. Ski Patrol can activate them at any time for training purposes. Full Article

    20th March 2007

  • Dog Days at Durango

    Just returned from a few days at Durango Mountain Resort, formerly known as Purgatory ski area. It was like a festive beach party with warm sunshine and fast and furious skiing. The mountain was so welcoming to freestylers from around the state, there for their championship competition in the Rocky Mountain Freestyle Development division. The terrain park was huge fun. There was never a lift line and everyone was happy and enjoying the snow. Full Article

    20th March 2007

  • Take a Break at Keystone Lodge

    If you're looking for some R & R at Keystone, visit the new spa at the Keystone Lodge. It has been completely renovated and is now a full-service Avanyu Spa. You'll find treatment rooms for singles and couples, outdoor pools and tubs, weights, yoga and pilates classes. Full Article

    20th March 2007

  • Winter Park Starts Work On New Lift

    Winter Park is reaching new heights by starting construction on what will be the highest, high-speed six-pack chairlift in North America. Construction has just begun on the new $8 million lift, in Winter Park's Parsenn Bowl. The new Leitner-Poma chair will take skiers and riders up to approximately 12,060 feet above sea level. Full Article

    13th March 2007

  • King Of Bumps To Telluride

    Bash the bumps and learn from the best: Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley. The King of the Bumps and Telluride Ski Resort's new Ambassador of Skiing will lead three heart-pumping days of on-snow training for intermediate through advanced ski and snowboard enthusiasts. The fun is March 27-29 and it includes training, video analysis, lift tickets, lunch, snacks and an event party. Full Article

    13th March 2007

  • Copper Mountain's Roxy Rail Jam

    Roxy girl rippers will tear it up at Copper Mountain March 10 for the Roxy Metal to Medal Rail Jam. The Roxy pro skiers and snowboarders will show off their rail sliding skills near the base of the Main Vein Superpipe. The competition starts at 11 a.m. Full Article

    6th March 2007

  • Flying Fossils at Keystone

    She calls herself the "flying fossil." 75-year-old Freda Nieters is a former ski champion who broke the Guinness Book of World Records last year by skiing 78,000 vertical feet in one day at Keystone. This week, she skied with former Olympians Steve Mahre and Jason Rossner to raise money for SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Nieters' grandson died of it in 2005. Full Article

    6th March 2007

  • New Owners For Steamboat

    Intrawest Holdings has finalized completion of its acquisition of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation - increasing the number of company holdings and interests in North American ski areas to eleven. Steamboat celebrated with over six feet of new snow to end the month of February. Full Article

    6th March 2007

  • New Owners For Steamboat

    Steamboat is celebrating, not only the tons of new snow but new owners. Intrawest Holdings has finalized completion of the acquisition of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. Intrawest has interests in eleven resorts in North America. Steamboat celebrated with over six feet of new snow to end the month of February. Full Article

    6th March 2007

  • Copper's Sleighs Leave Folks Wanting S'more

    Copper Mountain is offering more than just fun on the slopes with sleigh rides through the mountains. For 26 years, Copper Stables have offered Scenic and Dinner Sleigh Rides with dinner in a miner's tent. Now, Chocolate Sleigh Rides are offered during the afternoons. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • National Brotherhood of Skiers In Steamboat

    The National Brotherhood of Skiers is celebrating time on the snow in Steamboat, for their 2007 Ski Summit. Over 2,000 African American skiers and riders, representing 77 clubs throughout the United States and United Kingdom are in Ski Town U.S.A. The annual meeting is a fundraiser to support the development of young adult skiers of color to attend ski academies and compete in various skiing competitions. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • Vail Honors President Ford

    President's Day in Vail had new meaning this year as runs at Vail and Beaver Creek were each renamed after the late President Gerald R. Ford, the nation's 38th president. Beaver Creek Resort has designated its advanced Pitchfork trail "President Ford's." The black diamond trail begins at the top of Strawberry Park and winds past President Ford's former residence. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • Take Time For R&R at Breckenridge

    Pamper yourself at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center's new luxury, full-service spa in Breckenridge. It's part of Beaver Run's $3.5 million renovation. The Spa at Beaver Run is at the base of Peak 9. Full Article

    20th February 2007

  • Loveland Is for Lovers

    Love was in the air at Loveland for the 16th Annual Mountaintop Matrimony on Valentine's Day. More than 50 couples were either married or renewed their high atop Lift Two, at 12,000 feet in altitude. The mass wedding ceremony - with many - on skis or boards, is a longtime Loveland tradition. Full Article

    20th February 2007

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