November, 2007

  1. Knowing Where the Snow Is

    Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes I like to know what other parts of the country or world are getting snow so that I can be appropriately jealous (or happily smug about Colorado totals). Recently I found the Powder Points snow report, which makes this easy by listing all snow totals in one aggregated list.…

  2. Snow hits commute, mountains hard

    This morning I woke up to an inch of snow outside my house in Broomfield, CO. But, to everyone’s surprise, it screwed the morning commute harder than it should have. This is typical, though. The first few snow and travelers forget how to drive. Plus, this morning was nearly 10 degrees warmer than yesterday (cloud…

  3. Quick guide to buying goggles

    I’m in the market for a new pair of snow goggles and I needed to re-familiarize myself with the many options out there. Here’s a quick summary of what I’ve learned: Double-paned lenses fog less Yellow, gold and amber lenses filter out blue light, emphasizing shadows in the snow Green and silver enhance contrast making…

  4. Resort closing dates through 2008

    I know it’s a bit premature to mention this but it has been asked: when will Colorado resorts close? Steamboat: April 6th, 2008 Keystone: April 13th, 2008 Vail: April 13th, 2008 Winter Park: April 13th, 2008 Copper Mountain: April 13th, 2008 Breckenridge: April 20th, 2008 This will be updated as I find more dates.

  5. "Labor of Love" to debut in Boulder

    Roxy’s team skiers and snowboarders are announcing the first all-women team film, Labor of Love: The Roxy Snow team has been hard at work. Follow Sarah, Amber, Alexis, Erin, Kjersti and Torah as they drop pillows in Japan, snowmobile into the midnight sun of Sweden, and ride their way through the southern hemisphere. From a…

  6. Copper Mountain opens first Superpipe in 2007

    Saturday was the opening day for the Main Vein Superpipe at Copper Mountain. It’s the third season where Copper has opened the first Superpipe in North America: Copper’s pipe is a product of collaboration between Copper’s nationally recognized Catalyst Terrain Park team and Snowpark Technologies (SPT). SPT and Copper will now work together to develop,…

  7. Colorado Ski Train opens December 2007

    This year the Colorado Ski Train will open December 27th and run every weekend through March. Tickets are already sold out near the end of the season. Ski Train Details Dates: Day trips will be available Saturdays and Sundays from January 5 through March 30, 2008, Fridays beginning February 1, 2008 and Thursdays beginning March…

  8. Vail ticket prices hit new high

    This should come as no surprise but this season Vail’s lift tickets are going to be a bit expensive: Vail Resorts increased the daily price of its high-season, ski lift tickets to the Vail and Beaver Creek ski areas to a whopping $89 a day for a multi-day purchase – a new high for Colorado…