Winter Park open for summer activities
Get Out of Town / Summit County/Grand County

Winter Park open for summer activities

WINTER PARK, Colo. – Winter Park Resort opened its summer operations Saturday, June 10 with a big kick-off weekend that included the 8th annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival and the opening of Trestle Bike Park. Colorado’s premier mountain bike park, Trestle, opened for the season with a variety of trails for riders of all abilities.  … Continue reading

Spring arrives in Colorado Ski Country
Culture / Skiing/Snowboarding

Spring arrives in Colorado Ski Country

COLORADO Spring has officially arrived at Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas and resorts with longer and warmer days and spring skiing conditions. Extended ski season, parties, races, concerts and pond-skimming will be in full-swing at resorts in the region. Below is a roundup of springtime celebrations happening at CSCUSA ski areas near the Front … Continue reading

COVER: Regional resorts build on last year’s record ski season
Cover Story / Skiing/Snowboarding

COVER: Regional resorts build on last year’s record ski season

FRONT RANGE Colorado, North America’s number one skiing destination, unofficially began its 2016-17 ski season in early October when Loveland and Copper Mountain took advantage of cold nighttime temperatures, and began to cover their runs in man-made snow. Eldora, Arapahoe Basin and Winter Park began their own snowmaking operations soon after. Thanks to help from … Continue reading

Early season deals help skiers save at Colorado Ski Country USA resorts
Skiing/Snowboarding

Early season deals help skiers save at Colorado Ski Country USA resorts

COLORADO With temperatures dropping in Colorado’s high country and ski areas across the state busy making snow for the 2016-17 ski season, now is the time for savvy skiers and riders to do their research and plan their trips to the mountains. Creative vacation packages and new offers from many Colorado Ski Country USA ski … Continue reading

Amtrak “Winter Park Express” returns for 2016-17 season
Culture / Skiing/Snowboarding

Amtrak “Winter Park Express” returns for 2016-17 season

Weekend service from Denver to Winter Park January through March; Tickets go on sale August 30 on Amtrak.com WINTER PARK Weekend passenger train service from Denver Union Station to the slopes of Winter Park is back, with Amtrak, Winter Park Resort and Union Pacific Railroad having reached agreement to operate Winter Park Express trains from … Continue reading

COVER: Regional ski resorts start season with latest upgrades
Cover Story / Skiing/Snowboarding

COVER: Regional ski resorts start season with latest upgrades

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE Colorado’s deep powder-like snow, wide variety of terrain, abundant sunshine, numerous resorts and unmatched scenery make skiing and snowboarding here unlike anywhere in the world. It is understandable why the state—which offers more area to ski and snowboard than Utah, Vermont and New York—has been America’s top choice for … Continue reading