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Chalet USA owners Helen Gienke & Rob Brown stumbled upon Colorado, USA in 2001, whilst on career break from their UK Marketing jobs, skied there all winter & never looked back. We wanted to share this fantastic USA ski holiday experience with other UK skiers, so we set up Chalets USA in 2004. We live in Colorado, know the ski resorts and the accommodation and can give you advice of finding the right skiing holiday for you. www.chalets-usa.co.uk

Monday, 14 December 2009

Colorado ski resorts - new terrain opening update

Vail, Colorado, USA

New terrain opening up all the time and lots more to report than before: On Golden Peak the River Bahn Express is now open with blue run such as Ranger Racoon, Ruder's Run, plus the Northwoods Express now running with access to black runs North & South Rim, First Step,, Prima, Gandy Dance & North Star. Also open off the top are Snag Park & Northwoods. Cascade Village lift is now operational for those who need access from Cascade Village and the Aria Club and Spa. On the Lionshead side lots more runs open including Simba, Bwana, Pride, Safari and Minnie's. From the Game Creek Express lift you can access The Woods, baccarat, Dealers's Choice blues and Lost Boy green run. From Wildwood Express try Kangaroo Cornice, Challenge or S. Look Ma black runs or blue Hunky Dory. With the Mountain Top Express open you can whizz down Whistle Pig, Expresso, Cappucino, Swingsville and Christmas. Wildwood express. Now a total of 78 trails and 14 lifts open.

Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

For the advanced skier the T-bar has opened with black runs Pika, Ptarmigan and Forget-me-not and White Crown. Contest Bowl is also now ready for action. For intermediate skiers Breck has now opened Peak 7 with blue runs Pioneer, Monte Cristo, Angels Rest and Fort Mary B now open. On Peak 8 and 9 most of the blue and green runs are now open including Briar Rose blue run on Peak 9. Peak 8 also has most of its blue black runs ready for skiers. Overall 14 lifts are running with access to 46 trails, covered in new snow over the last few days.

Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA

In Beaver Creek a total of 14 lifts and 45 runs are now operational. Bachelor Gulch has Grubstake and Gunder's blue runs open plus green runs Sawbuck, Intertwine and Cabin Fever. 27 runs are open on the main Beaver Creek mountain giving green, blue or black run options for skiers. Open black runs include Fool's Gold, Addy's, Half Hitch, Double Diamond and Centennial Spruce and Willey's Face. Drink of water lift is open with green run Booth Gardens, Powell and Mystic Garden open in the Family Ski Zone. From the Rose Bowl lift black runs Cataract, Spider and Ripsaw are open along with blue runs C-prime and Stone Creek Meadows. The Nastar course is ready for those who want some race action!

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Steamboat has opened more lifts with the Thunderhead Express, 4 points and Storm Peak Express and now has 8 lifts running. From Thunderhead lift have a go at Vagabond or Betwixt blue runs. Bashor is open giving skiers and riders access to the Terrain Park, but not the Superpipe or Nastar course just yet. From the top of Storm Peak Express whizz down Buddy's Run, Calf Roper and Meadow Lane blue runs or try your hand at Storm Peak South black run. Try Cyclone or Hurrican blacks off 4 points.

Winter Park, Colorado, USA

Winter Park has now opened some runs on Mary Jane Mountain including Mary Jane trail and Lower Arrowhead. Winter Park mountain has most of its blue and green trails open including Lonesome Whistle, Whistlestop, Switchyard and Mock Turtle, which have just opened in the last couple of days, plus Tweedle Dee, Butch's Breezeway, Jack Kendrick and Jabberwocky. Overall 30 trails open and 12 lifts with the Olympia and High Lonesome lift now open on the Winter Park side and the Pony Express and main Super Gauge lift now open on the Mary Jane side.

For info on ski holidays in these resorts visit http://www.chalets-usa.co.uk/

It's snowing in Colorado, USA!

Powder day in Colorado! Monday December 14, 2009