Welcome to the 2010 ski and snowboard season in Colorado! Opening just days after the first resort to open* in North America, Loveland Ski Area has claimed the “first to open” title here in Colorado: Sunday, October 24, 2010. Following a day behind is, of course, Arapahoe Basin on Monday, October 25, 2010. Loveland and […]
2009/2010 Colorado resort opening days
Well, I said I wasn’t going to do it this year but I did. Frankly, I’m annoyed with 1) resort websites that don’t have their opening day listed front and center (not even CSCUSA) and 2) other websites claiming dates that are flat out incorrect. So, I have hand-verified each of the dates listed below […]
Recession-proof pricing at Colorado resorts
The economy is in the toilet, we get it. Jobs are scarce, understood. These days we are all having to make tough decisions about where to spend our already limited discretionary dollars.
That said, Colorado has nearly a half million skiers and riders living in the state, and having world class skiing and riding in our back yards is one of the reasons many of us live here. That’s why this year, Colorado Ski Country resorts are working hard to come up with creative ways to make it easy to get some good skiing in this winter.
A new way to rent gear
With airlines now charging as much as $100 to bring skis on the plane, rental shops are becoming a solid option for someone traveling by air to their next ski destination. Besides traditional, retail rental locations a number of delivery rental companies are making a foot hold in many Western resorts. Ski Butlers, a ski […]
Today is the opening day for Crested Butte and Steamboat. Tomorrow we’ll see Aspen, Snowmass and Telluride. Have fun out there!
Devin wrote a great guide to all the most frequently used and best known passes in Colorado, but there are also a lot of great deals that you might not be aware of. Below are a few more passes that you may want to check out. Monarch This resort may be a bit out of […]
9 Killed in Charter Bus Crash
From the Associated Press: “A ninth person died Monday after a bus carrying skiers home from a Colorado resort plunged off a damp, twisting highway in southeastern Utah and landed 41 feet below with its tires ripped away and the roof destroyed … Arrow Stage refused to identify the organizers who leased the bus for […]