WINTER: This group is for skiers and snowboarders of Colorado.
When it's not snowing, I highly recommend joining the SUMMER version of the mountains. The "Summertime in the Rockies" group. [CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE]
Mostly, this group is set up with the intention to converse with others going to the resorts in Colorado.
1. Need a ride, ask and post request here.
2. Looking for others to ski/board with, ask here.
3. Looking for helpful tips for different resorts, ask here.
4. If you have questions about skiing/snow boarding, ask here.
1. #1 RESOURCE - 2010-2011 CS Carpool list:
To add your contact information to this list, please send the following information to Andy W. - Denver, CO.
Phone Contact Number:
Vehicle and how much room you have:
Type of pass you have:
2. SNOW & TERRAIN REPORTS:
www.denverpost.com - Colorado Snow and Ski Report.
www.snow.com - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone & Heavenly.
www.onthesnow.com - Colorado snow report for all resorts.
www.colorado.com - up-to-date snow reports sent directly from many of Colorado's 26 ski areas and resorts.
www.coloradoski.com - Updated twice a day by the resorts themselves.
www.snowforecast.com - Official Colorado resort forecasts.
www.skicentral.com - Daily snow updates for Colorado Resorts.
www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov - United States Department of Agriculture, National Water and Climate Center.
3. TRANSPORTATION RECOMMENDED BY LOCAL COUCHSURFERS:
a. Shuttle service from Frisco or Breck to Vail/Beaver Creek....Fresh tracks transportation.
Website: Fresh Tracks Transportation
b. Greyhound - Recently, around $14 one way. Bus leaves from Frisco. Take the "Free Summit Stage Bus" there. $17 to Denver on Greyhound.
c. CSers have had great luck with the Craigslist "rideshare" board. In fact, some have became friends through rideshare and now are snowboarding buddies...
http://denver.craigslist.org/rid/ It's very much in the spirit of CouchSurfing, too. :)
4. COLORADO SNOW REPORTS:
5. COLORADO RESORTS:
Ajax (Aspen) $96 - [click website]
Arapahoe Basin $92 * - [click website]
Aspen Highlands $96 - [click website]
Beaver Creek $98 - [click website]
Breckenridge $92 * - [click website]
Buttermilk $96 - [click website]
Copper Mountain $92 - [click website]
Crested Butte $82/$62 - [click website]
Durango Purgatory Mountain $55 - [click website]
Echo Mountain $43/$29 - [click website]
Eldora $62 - [click website]
Howelsen $16 - [click website]
Irwin Lodge - No website available
Kendall Mountain $15 - [click website]
Keystone $92 * [N] - [click website]
Loveland $56 - [click website]
Monarch $54 - [click website]
Powderhorn $53/$46 - [click website]
Ski Cooper $42/$31 - [click website]
Snowmass $96 - [click website]
SolVista $54/$46 - [click website]
Steamboat $91-$73 - [click website]
Sunlight $50/$40 - [click website]
Telluride $92/$78 - [click website]
Vail $98 - [click website]
Winter Park $92 - [click website]
Wolf Creek $52/$40 - [click website]
Note: All prices taken from '08-'09 peek season - most all resorts have ONLINE deals if purchased days in advance.
* Lift Ticket honored at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin - Ski all 3!
[N] Night Ski - Keystone
ColoradoSki.com Snow Report Ticker
6. CS RECOMMENDED RENTALS:
**To get the best deal, DO NOT RENT from the resort.** Most all rentals in Denver give you until noon the next day to return without penalty. If you rent online, you can usually get a deal if you reserve 24 or 48 hours in advance.
Breeze, DENVER - (303) 756-0022
Adults $22.40-$17.60 a day
If you book 48 hours in advance from Breeze.com, you can get rentals for $13/day
Sports Authority, DENVER - (303) 321-3885
Adults $24.99 a day – Child $14.99 a day
Christy Sports, DENVER - 877-754-7627
Adults $18.99 day of – 24 hour in advance discount $12.99 – Child $13.99 and 24 hour advance $9.99
Boulder Ski Deals, BOULDER - (303) 938-8799
Carver Ski Shop, BRECKENRIDGE - 800-568-7010
203 N. Main Street Breckenridge, CO 80424
7. POPULAR COLORADO SKI RESORT EVENT CALENDARS:
A-Basin Events Calendar
Aspen/Snowmass Events Calendar
Beaver Creek Events Calendar
Breckenridge Events Calendar
Buttermilk Events Calendar
Copper Events Calendar
Crested Butte Events Calendar
Echo Mountain Events Calendar
Eldora Events Calendar
Howelseon Hill Events Calendar
Keystone Events Calendar
Loveland Events Calendar
Monarch Mountain Events Calendar
Powderhorn Events Calendar
Purgatory (Durango) Events Calendar
Silverton Mountain Events Calendar
Ski Cooper Events Calendar
Solvista Basin Events Calendar
Steamboat Events Calendar
Sunlight Events Calendar
Telluride Events Calendar
Vail Events Calendar
Winter Park Events Calendar
Wolf Creek Events Calendar
8. HELPFUL DISTANCES TO RESORTS:
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area - 68 miles from Denver, either via I-70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205), then 12 miles east on U.S. 6, or I-70 west to Loveland Pass (Exit 216), then 8 miles west on U.S. 6.
Aspen Highlands - 220 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.
Aspen Mountain - 220 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.
Beaver Creek - 110 miles from Denver via I-70 west 120 miles to Avon (Exit 167). Enter roundabout; continue left going back under I-70. Go through four more roundabouts until the entrance to Beaver Creek.
Breckenridge Ski Resort - 90 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Exit 203. Continue south on Colorado 9 to Breckenridge.
Buttermilk Mountain - 220 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.
Copper Mountain - 75 miles from Denver via I-70 west at Exit 195.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort - 230 miles from Denver via U.S. 285, U.S. 50 and Colorado 135.
Durango Mountain Resort - 330 miles from Denver via I-25 south to U.S. 550 north.
Echo Mountain - 35 miles from Denver via I-70. Get off at Evergreen Parkway (Colorado 74), then turn right onto Squaw Pass Road (Colorado 103) and go 11 miles.
Eldora Mountain Resort - 45 miles from Denver via I-25 north to U.S. 36 west. Head into Boulder, then take Canyon Boulevard (Colorado 119) west. Follow 119 to Nederland. Turn left at the roundabout. Continue south on 119 for 1 mile. Turn right on County Road 130 and follow signs to Eldora.
Howelsen Hill Ski Area - 157 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205). Then take Colorado 9 north 37 miles to Kremmling, then go west on U.S. 40 to Steamboat Springs (53 miles).
Keystone Resort - 70 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205). At the end of the exit ramp turn left (east) at the stoplight onto U.S. 6. Go 6.2 miles into Keystone Resort.
Loveland Ski Area - 53 miles from Denver via I-70 west at Exit 216.
Monarch Mountain - 157 miles from Denver via U.S. 285 and U.S. 50.
Powderhorn Resort - 250 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Exit 49 south on Colorado 65. Go 20 miles on 65 and look for Powderhorn on your right.
Silverton Mountain - 359 miles from Denver via I-70 to U.S. 50, to U.S. 550. Drive through the town of Silverton and turn left onto Colorado 110A for 7 miles.
Ski Cooper - 130 miles from Denver via I-70 and U.S. 24.
Snowmass - 220 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch - 78 miles from Denver via I-70 to U.S. 40, Exit 232. Continue on US. 40 over Berthoud Pass, 15 miles north of Winter Park.
Steamboat Springs - 157 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205). Then take Colorado 9 north 37 miles to Kremmling, then go west 53 miles on U.S. 40 to Steamboat Springs.
Sunlight Mountain Resort - 160 miles from Denver via I-70 to Colorado 82 south and County Road 117 to Glenwood Springs.
Telluride Ski Resort - 330 miles from Denver via I-70 to Grand Junction and go south on U.S. 50 to Montrose. Continue south on U.S. 550 to Ridgway, then turn right onto Colorado 62. Follow this to Colorado 145 and turn left. Follow the signs into Telluride.
Vail - 100 miles west of Denver via I-70.
Winter Park Resort - 67 miles from Denver via I-70 to Exit 232, then take U.S. 40.
Wolf Creek - 246 miles from Denver via U.S. 285 and U.S. 160.
ColoradoSki.com Snow Report Ticker
Created: Oct 15, 2008
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