Thursday, July 29, 2010

Season Pass Sale

Can you believe it's already here? Season passes go on sale August 1st! We encourage you to buy during August as the prices are lowest. For the complete list of rates, click here.

It's all about options this year. Full season passes or Mid-Week passes (valid Monday-Fridays all season). College and Military discount passes. The new Nordic Pass if you like to glide the West Bench system and want a ride to the top.

You even have more options on where to ski! Check out Durango Mtn. for the first time...or Monarch...or Ski Cooper...or Crested Butte....or take a family road trip down to New Mexico for Sipapu Resort. You can do it all for FREE! Crested Butte offers us unlimited half-price daily lift tickets. But if you stay in one of their lodging properties, you get up to 3 FREE tickets for the next day!

If you have any questions or issues with your order, you have another million options on how to reach us:
Or leave us a comment here on the blog

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Projects

Things are really picking up for us here at the mountain. Season passes go on sale August 1st which, in our minds, means it's officially pre-season.

If you've purchased a season pass in the last two years, you should see a postcard from us in your mailbox next week. It has all the rates, benefits and ordering info. Stick it on your fridge as a reminder to buy in August for the best price! This year, you do not have to enter your customer number when ordering. We've done away with it. Instead, when you enter your birth date it should pull up your information. Make sure to check that it is correct! If you've moved in the last few years we could have your old address.

In case you didn't hear, we've added Ski Cooper as a resort partner. Both full season and mid-week passholders will receive 3 free days (no blackouts). Many of you have asked about Crested Butte. Still working on it, don't worry!

We're also working on a new website that will include even easier navigation and tools that provide you with current information up front. You'll see what's new and the latest deals right on the home page.

The guys are also busy on the mountain. The lift maintenance crew just installed new state of the art electric drives on the Take Four quad and the EZ Rider to ensure reliability. The slope maintenance crews are busy keeping the mountain in shape, conducting forest service compliance projects and getting ready for mowing operations. That's right, we mow the lawn every summer. It actually helps us open earlier in the winter season.

Everything we do right now is focused on having another great ski season. See you on the slopes in December!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2010 Thigunawat 10k

Have you been training? Good. Because the 2010 Thigunawat 10k is coming up! This year the race is part of the 2010 TrailRunner Trophy Series.

August 7th at Powderhorn
Race begins 9:30am

Check out the website for early registration and more info.

Here is the course map (click to enlarge)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Exploring the Mesa

Last week a group of us were lucky enough to get a free guided ATV tour from the nice folks at Thunder Mountain Lodge (formerly Spruce Lodge). I tend to forget just how much space there is on the Grand Mesa. The views were incredible. And riding through aspens never gets old.

Big fluffy clouds building over the mesa

The gang taking a break on Green Mountain

What a view! You can see over to Crested Butte and the San Juans down by Ouray.

A big thanks to Mark at Thunder Mtn. Lodge for a great day!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Guess the Run

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! And still has all of their fingers...and eyebrows.

Here's this week's Guess the Run. Good luck!
(we're also playing the game over on our Facebook page if you prefer)