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Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

The $700 Lift Ticket – Get Yours Now at Sunlight Mountain Resort

The $700 Lift Ticket – Get Yours Now at Sunlight Mountain Resort

You thought you may have seen it all when it comes to spendy housing and high costs of living in and around the “she-she” ski areas of the West. You might think the ritzy resorts of Deer Valley or Vail boast the most expensive lift ticket in the ski industry this season, BUT you are Wrong. This year, the honor goes to sweet, little ol’, Sunlight Mountain Resort, located in Glenwood Springs, Colo. just 50 miles Northwest of Aspen. With a $700 lift ticket this season, Sunlight is expected to hit the mark for the highest priced one-day lift ticket in the country, if not the world. Although 680-acre Sunlight is roughly seven times smaller than Vail and might not have the swagger or celeb-status of Aspen, a Sunlight “Sunny 700” lift ticket will be offered for $700 this season and include one full day of skiing at the resort, as well as a pair of limited edition Sunlight 50th anniversary Meier Skis and a ticket to the Iron...

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Happy Birthday Arapahoe Basin – 70 Years Young

Happy Birthday Arapahoe Basin – 70 Years Young

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, it was the very first ski area I ever skied in Colorado. It became my winter home away from home, on an almost daily basis since we arrived in Summit County in 1990. The Basin was where we all convened to gang-ski, as often as possible. I watched myself and my friends grow up here, have families and then get our kids hooked on the ski area’s vibe. The Basin was THE ski area to be at and be from, there was no place better and I still feel that way to this very day. Lapping Pali, Hiking the West Wall, Skiing the Alley’s, Cardboard Derbying, Partying on the Beach until the sun went down, these are just a handful of the many things I have loved about my time spent at the ski area. One of my greatest memories is of an Easter gathering. We camped the night before in the upper parking lot, froze our asses off, and then skied all the next day finding...

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Sunlight Mountain Resort Opens to Celebrate 50 Years of Fun

Sunlight Mountain Resort Opens to Celebrate 50 Years of Fun

Come celebrate in the snow with Sunlight!  Sunlight Mountain Resort will open for its 50th Birthday season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on more than 150 acres. The 680-acre resort has received 5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours and more than two feet in the past month. Crews began making snow on Nov. 18. Favorable weather conditions have boosted snowmaking operations, which are expected to conclude this week. Sunlight will be handing out free donuts from Sweet Coloradough to the first 50 people in line at Tercero lift on opening day. This season Sunlight has made the largest investment in top-line ski and snowboard rental equipment in its history. Sunlight now boasts one of the largest ski and snowboard rental fleets in the Roaring Fork Valley featuring new gear from Dynastar, Nordica, K2, Burton and more. Skiers and riders can rent gear at the mountain or at Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop in downtown Glenwood Springs. The new...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Snow Piles Up at Colorado CSUSA Resorts

Snow Piles Up at Colorado CSUSA Resorts

Snow! It is so thrilling to see our Colorado mountain towns transformed in a matter of days. A third strong winter storm in the past 12 days moved through Colorado’s high country over the last 72 hours, leaving up to 28 inches in many areas. The storm left substantial accumulation across Colorado’s ski resorts, with resorts in the southwestern part of the state hit especially hard. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) reported on their member resorts with Wolf Creek receiving the prize 28 inches of snow. Telluride, which opens for the season this Friday, and Silverton, which opens December 29, each received 21 inches. Purgatory recorded 15 inches in the last 72 hours.   In the central part of the state, Powderhorn welcomed 24 inches and will have an early opening this weekend and next weekend before opening for the season December 15. Sunlight received 20 inches, Snowmass was blanketed in 16 inches of natural snow and Crested Butte and Aspen received 13.5 inches and 9 inches respectively. Further...

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Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Wolf Creek Ski Area Opening for 2016-17 Season

Wolf Creek Ski Area Opening for 2016-17 Season

Wolf Creek Ski Area was praying for that Thanksgiving storm that would bring an end to the unseasonable warm weather and start the 2016 – 2017 season in the Southern San Juan Mountains.  Prayers were answered with a great high moisture content storm of 16 inches that blanketed the slopes on November 22nd, just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Wolf Creek Ski Area opens Thursday, November 24th, seven days a week for the 2016-2017 ski season! Fifty percent of the mountain will open with the Raven, Bonanza, Nova, Treasure Stoke and Elma lifts operating from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM;  Alberta Lift opens on Saturday along with more challenging terrain. Conditions are powder, packed powder with early season obstacles. The groomed runs are awesome; the hike-to terrain is challenging – bring your rock skis! Lift tickets will be at the Local Appreciation Rate of $44 for adults, $27 for seniors and $24 for children.  The Nova Lift Only is $27 for all ages. The Ski School will be...

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Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Vail Resorts to Open Keystone and Breckenridge

Vail Resorts to Open Keystone and Breckenridge

Favorable overnight temperatures, a great dump of snow and a successful few weeks of snowmaking in Summit County will allow Keystone and Breckenridge Ski Resorts to open for the 2016-2017 winter season on Friday, Nov. 18 at Keystone and Saturday, Nov. 19 for Breckenridge respectively. Vail Mountain, originally slated to open Friday, Nov. 18, has set a new opening day of Friday, Nov. 25. Beaver Creek Resort is still scheduled for a Wednesday, Nov. 23 opening day, conditions permitting.   “We’re thrilled to open for skiing and riding this Friday,” said Mike Goar, vice president and chief operating officer for Keystone Resort. “I’m incredibly proud of everything the resort teams have been able to accomplish to prepare the two mountains for our guests. We’re all ready to welcome winter!” “Both Breckenridge and Keystone will continue to make snow at every opportunity as weather allows in order to provide guests the best on-snow experience possible,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer for Breckenridge. “We can’t wait to...

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