November, 2008

  1. Heli skiing at Silverton Mountain

    Here’s an opportunity for you: to offset the costs of avalanche control at Silverton, they’re offering heli drops for as low as $150 (per run). They also offer touring packages and custom vacations. If you’re not familiar with the resort, Silverton is about 6 hours south west of Denver. Click here for more information on…

  2. The Orbitz Ski Index is mostly Colorado

    Based on hotel bookings, Orbitz has compiled a list they call the Orbitz Ski Index. It actually surprised me to see Breckenridge so high on the list, beating out Banff and Whistler. But, of course, all the usual suspects are there: Vail, Aspen, Winter Park, etc. Sadly enough Copper Mountain didn’t make an appearance. Maybe…

  3. Winter Park snow reports via SMS text message

    Winter Park is one of the first resorts to roll out what we’ve all been waiting for: text message snow alerts straight to our cell phones. Choose between daily reports or powder alerts when Winter Park receives 5” of snow or more. To subscribe: text “wpsnow” to 20123 for daily alerts, or “wppowder” to 20123…

  4. Carpooling rewarded at Copper

    From the Copper Wire: “Copper wants to say thanks to guests carpooling with four or more people. Carpoolers will be rewarded on five carpool celebration days this season, starting November 29, with preferred parking in the Alpine Lot, a $4 burger special, cool bumper stickers and a chance to win four 09/10 season passes.” Click…

  5. Ski free at Steamboat with lodging

    Steamboat has a deal: if you book before November 26, 2008 your lodging package will include lift passes. For those of you with a Colorado Pass and looking for a nice getaway (great powder!) this might be a nice present to yourself. Click here for details on the Steamboat ski free promotion.

  6. SkiNet sweepstakes to win Atomic skis

    Our friends over at SkiNet are running an awesome contest where the winner can win Atomic skis, a Dakine luggage bag, or a ski jacket. Plus, you’re entered to get updates in their weekly newsletter. Sounds like win-win-win to me? Click here to enter the SkiNet sweepstakes.

  7. Looking for a job at Colorado resorts?

    Having talked to a lot of recent graduates its amazing the number of students that retreat to the mountains after college. Instead of getting a “real” job a lot of people decide the culture, snow, and life experience is better in the mountains. I don’t blame them. If you’re looking for a job in the…