Saturday, July 31, 2010

Monarch Mountain Lift Ticket Discount Coupons for 2010.11 and improvements

We are pleased to announce that Monarch Mountain will once again offer a $10 daily lift ticket discount for Mountain Sports Club members.

Monarch always known for dry Colorado powder skiing, family friendly and an exceptional value also announced significant new inprovements and upgrades for the coming winter ski and snowboard season.

Monarch Mountain is investing $1.2 million in area improvements for the 2010-11 season, these enhancements are due to a record breaking 2009-10 winter season. Monarch Mountain will once again reinvest in the area. Keeping with Monarch Mountain’s mission to always improve the skiing/riding experience, families are at the top of the list.

Lift Improvements
A new base terminal for the Garfield Chair Lift leads the list of improvements. A new and improved loading station, drive units and hydraulics will create an entirely new base terminal at Monarch Mountain’s most popular chair. The new base terminal will allow Garfield to run more efficiently with less stops for skiers and riders getting on and off the lift. The Pioneer quad chair lift will see a new unloading ramp at the top, helping ease the unloading process. Both Garfield and Pioneer lift mazes will see new lane dividers to facilitate the flow of maze traffic.

Base Lodge
The “highest Starbuck’s in the free world” will get even higher. Starbuck’s will be relocated to the top floor of the main lodge so customers can easily enjoy a snack or beverage with family and friends. A new deli will inhabit Starbuck’s former location at the mid-level corridor. The deli will be ideal for guest looking to get a quick sandwich, salad, snack and a drink and get back on the slopes.

Last years installment of the “Hydration Station” on the top level of the main building was such a success, two additional ones will be installed for this winter. The Picnic Room on the lower level of the main lodge and the Rental/Lesson center building will now have Hydration Stations. “Drinking water to stay hydrated at high altitude is very important and we want to make it as convenient as possible for our guests” said Rich Moorhead, Monarch Mountain CEO.

Rental/Lesson Center
Rental and Lesson Center guests will appreciate the addition of 600 sets of new Head rental skis, boots and bindings. These will be complemented by new snowboard and demo skis. New boot dryers will be added to the rental shop and the reservation counter will be remodeled to speed up the delivery of reserved equipment.

Just for Kids
Kids are “king” at Monarch Mountain, so several improvements and upgrades are aimed at the younger generation. A new Yurt for the junior mountain program will be used for registration and as a warming hut for the older offspring. The Children’s Center will be remodeled to better serve the younger tikes.

On mountain improvements will be made for beginners and families. Beginners will find a new gentler access point paralleling Romp which will make it easier to ski or ride to the terrain on the west side of the mountain. Tilt, the popular kids’ terrain park, will acquire several new “features”, keeping it fresh and fun. The “Organic” K2 Terrain Park will also have several new “all natural” features and a new log entrance (all features and the entrance are made from downed trees at the area). The addition of a new Prinoth Bison Snowcat will let allow the cat drivers to groom more terrain and lay down Colorado’s only “all natural” corduroy for skiers and riders to enjoy.

Skiers and Riders of all ages will enjoy this year’s improvements at Monarch Mountain, all aimed at enhancing the family and guest experience.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Great savings on Colorado lodging - Keystone and Steamboat

With summer if full swing it is a great time to head to the Colorado mountains and enjoy the best of summer. More deals and discount savings are available at Summit Cove in Keystone, save 20% and at Mountain Resorts, Inc in Steamboat. From value condos to luxury town homes these two companies offer great value and selection.

Call them now and remember to tell them you saw the deal on the Mountain Sports Club blog.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hiking Colorado 14 ers, The list of 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado

Summer in Colorado for many entails knocking off the hike to the summit of one, or several, of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks. The following is a list of the peaks for you to start your plans to summit.

Colorado Fourteeners

Name                             Mountain Range              High In Feet
Blanca Peak                    Sangre de Cristo                 14,345
Ellingwood Point              Sangre de Cristo                14,042
Mount Lindsey                 Sangre de Cristo                14,042
Mount Massive                Sawatch                             14,421
Mount Elbert                    Sawatch                             14,433
La Plata Peak                   Sawatch                             14,336
Mount Huron                    Sawatch                             14,012
Missouri Mountain            Sawatch                             14,067
Mount Oxford                  Sawatch                             14,153
Mount Belford                 Sawatch                              14,197
Mount Harvard                Sawatch                              14,420
Mount Columbia              Sawatch                              14,073
Mount Yale                     Sawatch                               14,196
Mount Princeton              Sawatch                               14,197
Mount Tabeguache          Sawatch                               14,155
Mount Antero                  Sawatch                               14,269
Mount Humboldt              Sangre de Cristo                  14,064
Pikes Peak                       Front                                   14,110
Handies Peak                   San Juan                              14,048
Mount Elbert                    Sawatch                               14,433
Mount Shavano                Sawatch                               14,229
Redcloud Peak                 San Juan                              14,034
Sunshine Peak                  San Juan                              14,001
Mount Sherman                Tenmile-Mosquito                14,036
Mount Democrat              Tenmile-Mosquito                14,148
Mount Lincoln                  Tenmile-Mosquito                14,286
Mount Bross                    Tenmile-Mosquito                14,172
Quandary Peak                Tenmile-Mosquito                14,265
Mount Bierstadt                Front                                   14,060
Mount Evans                     Front                                   14,264
Grays Peak                       Front                                   14,270
Torreys Peak                    Front                                   14,267
Mt. Of The Holy Cross     Sawatch                               14,005
Castle Peak                      Elk                                       14,265
Challenger Point               Sangre de Cristo                   14,081
Kit Carson Peak              Sangre de Cristo                   14,165
San Luis Peak                  San Juan                               14,014
Uncompahgre                   San Juan                               14,309
Wetterhorn Peak              San Juan                               14,015
Mount Sneffels                 San Juan                               14,150
Crestone Needle              Sangre de Cristo                   14,197
Culebra Peak                   Sangre de Cristo                   14,047
Crestone Peak                 Sangre de Cristo                   14,249
el Diente                           San Juan                               14,159
Mount Wilson                   San Juan                               14,250
Little Bear                         Sangre de Cristo                   14,037
Wilson Peak                     San Juan                               14,017
Windom Peak                  San Juan                                14,082
Sunlight Peak                   San Juan                                14,059
Mount Eolus                     San Juan                               14,083
Maroon Peak                    Elk Mountains                      14,156
North Maroon Peak          Elk Mountains                      14,014
Pyramid Peak                    Elk Mountains                      14,018
Snowmass Mountain          Elk Mountains                      14,092
Longs Peak                       Front                                    14,259
Capitol Peak                     Elk Mountains                       14,130
Mount Lindsey                  Sangre de Cristo                   14,042
Torreys Peak                    Front                                     14,267

Enjoy your hikes and summits. Remember to start early, be prepared, lots of water, food, sunscreen and layers for changing weather and conditions.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Save 25% on Keystone Lodging For July 4 Weekend and more

Summit Cove Rentals located in Keystone Resort Colorado has a few condos still available for the July 4th weekend. With summer ready to kick into high gear there will be lots of activity this summer in Keystone. Book your July 4 Condo and save 25% while there is still time.

Lift serviced mountain biking, hikes, fishing, cycling abounds in the area. Looking for gear and accessories for your day outside, be sure to visit High Trail Sports in Frisco, for bike service and purchase discounts.