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Colorado’s Ski Season Rolls into April with Spring-Fever Festivities

Denver, Colo. – March 22, 2016 – Spring has sprung at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas and resorts, with mild temperatures, blue skies, and soft snow. Spring skiing in Colorado features carved turns on fresh groomed runs, playing in late season powder, and fun resort events and activities for the whole family. While ski areas elsewhere have closed for the season, Colorado’s dry air, high elevation, strong sunshine, and ample late spring snow mean that some of the best ski days of the season are still to come. From pond skims and brewfests to unorthodox races and concerts galore, April in Ski Country has something for everyone. Below is a roundup of springtime celebrations happening at CSCUSA resorts in what is typically a snowy month in the high country.

Colorado Ski Country USA’s Mid-Season Skier Visits On the Rise

DENVER, Colo. – March 15, 2016 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation through February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 3.8 percent during the second period of the 2015/16 season, defined as January 1, 2016 through February 29, 2016, compared to the same period of the prior year. The mid-season momentum has also pushed the industry ahead in season-to-date skier visit totals, defined as opening day through February 29, 2016, where visitation at CSCUSA resorts was up by 6.2 percent compared to the same point in time last year.

Colorado Ski Country Celebrates the Dawn of Spring

Denver, Colo. – February 18, 2016 – As Colorado’s 2015/16 ski season enters what is typically the state’s snowiest month, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts have calendars full of events, deals, promotions, and activities for the whole family. Between now and the end of March, guests at CSCUSA ski areas and resorts can celebrate spring and participate in fun racing events, enjoy a diverse range of live music, learn new tricks in the terrain park, partake in giant on-mountain scavenger hunts, and much more.

Colorado Ski Country USA Blanketed in Feet of Powder

Denver, Colo. – February 2, 2016 – A powerful winter storm materialized over Colorado recently, leaving remarkable snow totals at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts from a snow event lasting four consecutive days. The storm was widespread, leaving more than a foot of snow at all CSCUSA member resorts, with twelve resorts receiving more than two feet and two ski areas welcoming four feet of powder for their elated guests.

Colorado Ski Country USA Sees Surge in Early Season Skier Visits

DENVER, Colo. – January 12, 2016 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) reported today that total skier visits at its 21 member resorts were up 10 percent during the first period of the 2015/16 ski season, defined as Opening Day (October 29, 2015) through December 31, 2015, compared to the same period last year. This year’s first period skier visits also bested the first period five-year average by 13 percent, making it the third consecutive year early season visitation has been up over the five-year average.

Mother Nature Gifts Colorado Ski Country with Piles of Powder

Denver, Colo. – December 24, 2015 – A productive snowstorm settled over Colorado Ski Country USA this week, leaving up to 49 inches of fresh snow at some ski resorts and pushing many resorts beyond the 100 inch season-to-date notch. The five-day storm made for multi-day powder skiing across Colorado, much to the delight of holiday skiers and riders.

Colorado Ski Resorts Promote Safe Skiing in January

Denver, Colo. – December 22, 2015 – January is National Safety Month at ski resorts across America, and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are hosting special safety-related programs and activities all month long to raise awareness and demonstrate the many ways guests can keep safe on the slopes every day. Activities include a wide array of hands-on demonstrations by ski patrol such as bringing guests on patrol sweeps at the end of the day, demonstrating training exercises, and many more interactive safety experiences. Additionally, some resorts’ highly trained avalanche dogs will show off their impressive skills in avalanche response simulations, an annual favorite for guests.

Economic Study Reveals Ski Industry’s $4.8 Billion Annual Impact to Colorado

Denver, Colo. – December 9, 2015 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and Vail Resorts, Inc. today announced the findings of a comprehensive economic impact study of Colorado’s skiing and snowboarding industry, the first of its kind in nearly two decades. As the leading ski state in North America, Colorado’s ski industry generates a $4.8 billion annual economic impact, comprising a significant portion of the state’s tourism and recreation sectors and supporting a sizeable share of the employment and tax base in Colorado’s mountainous regions.

Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Make Learning a New Winter Sport Easy and Affordable during January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Denver, Colo. – December 4, 2015 – January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month across America and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas and resorts are offering special promotions and programs to make it easy for people to learn Colorado’s signature winter sports. Guests visiting CSCUSA member resorts in January will find package deals on rentals, lift tickets, and professional instruction, and in many cases resorts will reward successful first-time learners with a complimentary season pass after completion of a multi-day lesson program.

Colorado Mourns the Loss of Gerald F. Groswold, a Titan of the Ski Industry

Denver, Colo. – December 1, 2015 – Gerald F. (Jerry) Groswold, a Denver native of Norwegian ancestry and son of Colorado's first manufacturer of Alpine skis, died on November 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Karen and is survived by his brother, Thor Groswold, Jr., his daughters Kathy and Karol, and seven grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly.
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