January, 2008

  1. Colorado Pass discounted tickets (through Feb 15)

    2010 Update: The latest ski with a friend ticket prices are posted online at snow.com. I spoke with a customer service representative at Vail Resorts today and was able to gather the following discounted ticket pricing (they’re called “Ski-With-A-Friend”, and each Colorado Pass holder can purchase up to 6 of these tickets). Prices through February…

  2. 12 Hour Snowfall Special

    Ski.com recently announced a new ski special — if it snows 12 inches in 24 hours at a Vail resort, they’ll offer $12 lift ticket ski packages if you book within 12 hours. Naturally, there are a couple caveats. There are quite a few blackout dates, only 4-night travel packages are eligible for $12 tickets,…

  3. Special screening of Playground

    The Rippin Skiers have announced a special screening of Warren Miller’s newest film, Playground, to benefit SafeHouse Denver. Details What: Screening of Warren Miller’s Playground When: January 24th, 7:00PM Movie starts at 7:30P Where: Denver Film Society at the Starz Film Center Why: Proceeds benefit SafeHouse Denver How Much: $25 (click here to purchase tickets…

  4. 3rd Annual Vertical Rally at Loveland

    The 3rd Annual Vertical Rally for the American Cancer Society has raised $370 dollars and there’s little over a month until the race. Something tells me that Colorado skiers and snowboarders could raise at least 10x that much money. If you want to help out there are three ways to participate: compete as an individual,…

  5. Echo Mountain cheapest for good reason

    Colorado’s newest mountain, Echo Mountain, boasts being the “newest, closest, cheapest” mountain. Of course, you can almost tally the number of runs on your hands. Near Idaho Springs, Echo Mountain is easily the closest mountain to Denver at a mere 35 miles. A full-day pass is $39 and they are selling a season pass for…

  6. Arapahoe Basin Opens Montezuma Bowl

    If you missed it last weekend: “Colorado powder hounds will get access to a new lift-served playground this week, as Arapahoe Basin announced the opening of Montezuma Bowl for Friday, Jan. 11. The 400-acre terrain expansion boosts the size of A-Basin by about 80 percent, a significant addition by any measure, especially for a small…

  7. More powder in high country

    Yesterday I was at Vail and it was surprisingly crowded (for a Tuesday). Lots of fresh snow everywhere and perfect blue skies all day. New snow has started falling today (Wednesday) and the mountains are under a winter storm warning. Again, travel is not easy so be prepared and take caution.