Start Your Ski Season and “Go With A Pro”

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“How’s your morning going?” I asked the man next to me. We were waiting to board the   Xcelerator high speed quad at Copper Mountain.  With a wicked grin, he laughed, replying, “Better than the alternative.” I had to agree. It was October 24, and yes, we were skiing. Not only that, but we were […]

Copper Mountain Ski Season Preview (Hint: It’s Gonna Be Great!)

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Ever ski in October? Until last week, I hadn’t. Despite living in Colorado, where Loveland and Arapahoe Basin vie annually for “First in the Nation” status (an honor which Wolf Creek took out of nowhere in early October), I’ve been skeptical. Having heard rumors of “the white ribbon of death,” I’ve never been sure I […]

Spring Skiing at Copper Mountain, Colorado: It’s Sunsational!

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Last year, we closed out our ski season at Copper Mountain. Situated high atop the mountains of Summit County, Colorado, Copper Mountain is often blessed with great snow well into April. Copper also knows how to throw a season-end party: Sunsation. This year, Sunsation features free concerts, the Collegiate Alt Games, the Red Bull 1976 […]

Woodward at Copper: Sign Up Now for the Coolest Summer Camp on Earth

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Our boys had a great summer in 2010. Why? Because it was the first summer that they each went to sleep-over camp. Although they didn’t go to camp together, they both went to the same freestyle skiing camp: Woodward at Copper. Woodward at Copper is a relatively new, year-round addition to the winter sports offerings […]

All That You Can’t Leave Behind (Part Two)

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Last week, I shared with you some of the skiing essentials, which, in my opinion, you simply cannot leave behind. Today, I present the remainder of my list: Five more items which no skiing family should ever be without. Enjoy!