Press Releases

All Colorado Ski Country USA recent and past press releases can be found here. You can search by keywords, topics, or date. Press releases are available for individual download.

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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.

Colorado Resorts Invite Guests to Celebrate the Winter Holidays

Denver, Colo. – November 19, 2015 – As the days grow shorter and the snow gets deeper, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are ready to ring in the winter holidays with lodging packages, fun family activities, and a variety of festive events. Featuring sleigh rides and ice skating, holiday fine dining on the mountain, skiing with Santa in his natural high alpine habitat, and New Year’s fireworks galore, guests at Colorado’s ski resorts can celebrate the winter holidays as they were meant to be experienced.

Savvy Skiers and Snowboarders Can Enjoy Significant Savings with Early Season Deals at Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts

Denver, Colo. – November 11, 2015 – As more Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts open for the 2015/16 ski season, now is the time for savvy skiers and snowboarders to plan their early season trips to the mountains. With creative vacation packages and new offers from many ski areas, the enduring value of a Colorado ski vacation is within reach for any budget.

Colorado Opens for the 2015-16 Ski Season

Denver, Colo. – October 29, 2015 – Colorado’s 2015/16 ski season is underway today as crowds of enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at the Loveland and Arapahoe Basin ski areas. At 9:00 a.m. Loveland’s Chair 1 began delivering riders 1,000 vertical feet to the top of the Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run trails for their first lift-served turns of the season on a mile-long descent on 18 inches of packed powder. Simultaneously at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift began delivering eager snow riders to the top of the intermediate High Noon run to inaugurate their 2015-16 ski season.

New Flights and Expanded Service Bring the World Closer to Colorado Ski Country

Denver, Colo. – October 6, 2015 – This winter, new flights and expanded service from major hub airports will make Colorado Ski Country USA even more accessible to skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. New service from Chicago (ORD), New York (LGA), Los Angeles (LAX) and Las Vegas (LAS) as well as expanded service on existing routes from Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis - St. Paul (MSP), Newark (EWR), Phoenix (PHX), Seattle (SEA) and Washington - Dulles (IAD), will bring domestic and international guests directly into the heart of Colorado Ski Country more conveniently than ever before.

Colorado Ski Country Resorts Elevate the Guest Experience for the 2015-16 Ski Season

Denver, Colo. – September 8, 2015 – To build on the unparalleled guest experience for which skiing in Colorado is known throughout the world, for the 2015-16 ski season, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are investing in guest-facing infrastructure and amenities that will further enhance every facet of the skier and snowboarder experience, on and off the slopes. From major investments in new chairlifts and terrain enhancements to improvements to on-mountain dining and culinary offerings, CSCUSA resorts continue to hold guest satisfaction in the highest regard. Capital improvements for the upcoming ski season will elevate the premier skiing and snowboarding experience at Colorado Ski Country USA resorts. Below is a summary of the many upgrades at CSCUSA resorts that guests will enjoy during the 2015-16 ski season.

Colorado Ski Country USA Opens Registration for the 2015-16 Passport Program

Denver, Colo. – August 25, 2015 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that registration for its popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs is now open for the 2015/16 ski season. The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids to skiing and snowboarding by giving fifth graders free access, and sixth graders discounted access, to twenty of Colorado’s ski resorts. Often imitated, CSCUSA’s Passport Program is the original and unmatched opportunity for kids to become avid skiers and snowboarders.

Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2014-15 Double Diamond Award Winners

Boulder, Colo. – June 12, 2015 – Yesterday evening at the 52nd Annual Meeting of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), Colorado’s ski resorts capped a record-setting 2014/15 season with the Double Diamond Awards, where individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry were recognized for their excellence in competition, patrol, instruction, operations, and ski area management.
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