Deer Valley, in Utah, was named the most expensive ski resort in the country by Cheaphotels.org. (Photo: Getty Images) The Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado is among the most expensive in the country, according to a new survey by Cheaphotels.org. (Getty Images) From the top of Alta’s chairlift, you can see Douglas firs standing against soft powder on a clear, windless day. No wonder this Utah ski is one of the most expensive in the country, according to a new survey by Cheaphotels.org. (Getty) A skier gets through the air above Lionshead Village in Vail. The Colorado ski resort is among the country’s most expensive during peak season. (Getty Images) A pair of skiers shred downhill at Squaw Valley. The resort was one of two California resorts in Cheaphotel.org’s recent survey of the top ten most expensive ski resorts in the country. The other was Northstar. (Photo: Getty Images) A chairlift hangs above the untracked slopes at Breckenridge, … [Read more...] about Travel: The top 10 most expensive ski resorts in the U.S.
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When Colorado’s ski season rolls around, it’s easy to feel excluded. Those price tags look scary. But set your sights elsewhere and you might find yourself joining the fun after all. We’re here with tips:Go for the gems. Arapahoe Basin. Loveland. Monarch. They are among ski country’s “hidden gems,” according to their trade association that every year offers access to them at a discount. If you’re wanting to bag multiple days, the Colorado Gems Card is a great way to go.For $25, card holders can explore 11 areas while saving big. At each, decide on two two-for-one adult lift tickets or two 30 percent off passes.The power of four. Another good idea if you’re wanting to ski or ride more than a couple of days: Check out four-packs. Many resorts offer four-ticket bundles that essentially net you a day or two free.Loveland has the best bet right now at $169 (available through Sunday). REI members get a Copper Mountain package for $199. You can … [Read more...] about Tips to skiing on a budget in Colorado
Colorado Springs could see 4 inches of snow from a storm headed for the state Sunday, meteorologists say.The National Weather Service in Pueblo forecast snow to begin after 1 a.m. Sunday with the most flakes falling mid-morning through the afternoon. Chances of snow last through Monday morning with 1 to 4 inches possible. Whiteout: Ski mountain opening as deep snowpack early reverses last year's snow droughtTemperatures are expected to be in the mid-20s with a low of 14 degrees Sunday.The storm comes on the tail of a balmy Saturday in Colorado Springs. The weather service expects high temperatures in the mid to low 50s and mostly sunny skies. … [Read more...] about Forecast: Temperatures to swing nearly 30 degrees this weekend in Colorado Springs
Whiteout is The Gazette’s weekly column on all things skiing, snowboarding and snow in Colorado’s high country. Each week, we’ll break down snow totals, storm and avalanche forecasts, special events in the mountains and ski industry news.Aspen Mountain will open Nov. 17 — five days ahead of schedule next Saturday, Nov. 17after more than 20 inches of snow from recent storms. And there’s more of that on the way.“With a promising winter forecast, the Snowmass Base Village Grand Opening approaching, and a new and improved Aspen Snowmass App to make tracking your bowl laps and vertical feet easier than ever — it’s stacking up to be our best season yet!” the ski resort said in a news release.Aspen and most of the Interstate 70 corridor could see another 1 to 2 inches Sunday through Monday, with mountains east of the Continental Divide looking at up to 8 inches, said OpenSnow forecaster Joel Gratz. Highest snow totals will likely be at … [Read more...] about Whiteout: Ski mountain opening as deep snowpack early reverses last year’s snow drought
Colorado’s two major-party candidates for governor sparred over health care, transportation funding and energy policy, among other topics, in a televised debate Saturday night in Colorado Springs.As in previous debates, Republican Walker Stapleton, the two-term state treasurer, sought to portray Democrat Jared Polis, a five-term congressman, as a creature of Washington who wants to impose expensive programs on the state, while Polis dismissed Stapleton’s attacks as criticism of policies Polis hasn’t proposed.“You are, sir, the all-star captain of debt,” Stapleton said. “You were as a congressman; you would be as governor.”“It’s noun, verb, Jared Polis,” Polis responded. “He talks more about what my plans aren’t than what his plans are.”The debate, sponsored by Colorado Politics, The Gazette, KOAA News5 and the El Pomar Foundation, was the fifth of eight debates the candidates have scheduled this month and … [Read more...] about Gubernatorial candidates spar in Colorado Springs debate over visions for Colorado