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Deals: Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, Snow Mountain Ranch & More!

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I have lived in Colorado all my life. Part of the new year every year is the National Western Stock Show. When I was little and lived in Steamboat, my family had a horse but I can’t say we were ever real cowboys the way the Show Show is. But it is fun to be a part of something that is so uniquely Denver. Plus, it is really inexpensive entertainment. You can usually score deals on Groupon or Living Social, go the last day for Fan Appreciation Day ($10 for adults and kids 3-11 years old are just $3), or get a deal with your Powerball or Lucky for Life lottery tickets (buy $10 get a Buy One Get one Voucher).
 
Exxon and Shell BOGO Ski Tickets. Buy 10 gallons or more of gas at a participating Shell or Exxon Station – Get a Buy One Get One Free Ski ticket voucher. Take that voucher to one of the participating ski resorts (Copper, Crested Butte, Powderhorn, or Sunlight). When you purchase one adult lift ticket you get one free.
 
Einstein Bros. Bagels. Mondays through the Month of January, Einstein wants to get your week started right. Get 13 bagels for just $7.
 
Pretzelmaker. Grab a pretzel at Pretzelmaker for just $1 every Tuesday through January.
 
Denver Travel, Design & Food Festival. I love expos. Because for a small amount of money you can spend a n entire day walking around and dreaming. This event happens Fab 10 & 11 at the National Western Complex. It is just $10 at the door  – but you can save $3 per ticket by buying online before you go! Travel agents get Free Admission with Business card at the door.
 
Colorado Indian Market. I have a friend who owns a Native American bead shop on South Broadway. She told me about the Colorado Indian Market January 19-21 at the Denver Mart. They will have paintings, wall art, pottery, sculptures, decor, jewelry, wallets, clothes and more. Admission is $15 for adults but kids under 13 years old are free.
 
Cherry Creek North Sidewalk SaleShake off the post-holiday blues with a little retail therapy at the InSidewalk Sale in Cherry Creek North! What better way to kick off the New Year than getting awesome deals at your favorite businesses? Don’t miss the Cherry Creek North InSidewalk Sale goes through Saturday, January 20 at over 30 participating businesses throughout the area.
 
IHOP All You Can EatBreakfast lover? We have a delicious deal for you – All You Can Eat Pancakes! To celebrate their 60th anniversary and show appreciation for you, take advantage of limitless pancakes for $3.99! Dig into unlimited orders of freshly made, world-famous Buttermilk Pancakes now through February 12th. Fulfill your pancake craving!
 
Motomaki. Try a sushi burrito or poke bowl at Motomaki after a day of skiing. Bring your lift ticket or season pass and the Colorado Mills location will give you 25% off your order!
 
Snow Mountain Ranch. Are you ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics? The Snow Mountain Ranch (part of YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, CO) team is gearing up and offering Olympic-themed programs this month and next (dates below). Overnight and day visitors pick up an Olympics passport and get a stamp for every activity completed. Once the passport is full, guests can enter to win a two-night stay in a lodge room at Snow Mountain Ranch. Upcoming Olympic-themed weekends include January 26-28 (there are additional dates in Feb). Live like an Olympian with activities including bobsledding, broomball, cross country ski races, curling, ice dancingnerf gun biathlon, podium photos, Olympic crafts and so much more. If you feel like training for the next summer Olympic games, you can head indoors to practice some swimming, archery, or basketball. 
 
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month which means…get out there and try it!
·         Arapahoe Basin Ski AreaArapahoe Basin Ski Area will host a Safety Village in Mountain Goat Plaza on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
·         Aspen Snowmass. Aspen Snowmass will host its annual safety week January 25-31, 2018. The week will include activities such as interactive safety booths, a ski patrol meet and greet, avalanche dogs, lift operations trivia, terrain park safety demonstrations and more. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
·         Cooper. Get your Cooper posters, rack cards and business cards with the slide in control steps. Cooper will also host an educational Safety Scavenger Hunt for children with prizes. For more information, visit www.skicooper.com.
·         Copper Mountain. For the month of January, Copper will open its ski patrol duty stations for guests to come by for some free hot cocoa, some insider tips from the pros, and the possibility of meeting an avalanche dogs. Participate in the annual SafetyFest, a weekend of safe skiing and riding education, demonstrations and giveaways. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
·         Crested Butte Mountain Resort.Avalanche Safety Demonstrations. Crested Butte will hold avalanche safety demonstrations weekends throughout January (depending on snow conditions). Meet the avalanche dogs weekends in January. For more information, visit www.skicb.com
·         EldoraLearn slope-safety awareness during January. Eldora employees will be handing out Know the Your Responsibility Code stickers and cards, Smart Style stickers, and a Freestyle Terrain User’s Guide to guests every day of the month. Guests who show a knowledge and aptitude for on-snow awareness will win special giveaways donated by sponsors, and Eldora will also offer retail promotions and giveaways to raise awareness. In addition, Eldora will host a safety poster contest for kids 12 and under. For more information, visit www.eldora.com.
·         Loveland Ski Area. Loveland Ski Area will host a safety education weekend on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guests can stop by for kid-friendly snow safety education, ski patrol demos, terrain park safety, helmet information and a Know the Your Responsibility Code challenge with prizes. There is no cost to participate, and Loveland Patrol Dogs will be on hand as Ski Patrol provides avalanche information including how to use of beacons and outdoor winter safety. Prizes will be available for guests who can recite the Your Responsibility Code. For more information, visit www.skiloveland.com.
·         Monarch Mountain. Monarch will host events for guests to engage with the Your Responsibility Code, Monarch’s Ski Patrol, backcountry skiing safety tips, avalanche awareness, children’s helmet use, terrain park safety and more. For more information, visit www.skimonarch.com.
·         Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Ski or ride with a professional Ski Patroller and learn some of the tools of the trade such as safety, transporting, and caring for guests on the mountain. Guests of all ages will learn about the role of ski patrol, their importance to the resort, and what it takes to work in the ski industry. Participation will cost $75 per person for two hours or $95 for four hours. For more information, visit www.powderhorn.com.
·         Sunlight Mountain Resort. Sunlight Safety Day (March 3) includes a free testing clinic, educational safety booths and discounted pricing on 2018/19 lift tickets. For more information, visit www.sunlightmtn.com.
·         Telluride. Telluride will host events and activities designed to educate skiers and riders about safety. Events will include an avalanche dog demonstration, a children’s safety poster contest, visits to local schools for safety talks, a Safety Bingo Scavenger Hunt, “Know Before You Go” avalanche education classes and more. For more information, visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
·         Winter Park Resort. Winter Park Resort will host a contest during January for local elementary through high school children to take part in a special poster contest. Students will create a poster depicting some aspect of the Your Responsibility Code. On January 19, the winners of the contest will be announced in a ceremony at West Portal, and on January 26, the winners will get a chance to be a “Patroller for a Day” with Winter Park’s Professional Ski Patrol. For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com.
·         Wolf Creek Ski Area. Wolf Creek’s annual safety poster contest will invite elementary, junior and high school students to illustrate one or more aspects of the Your Responsibility Code. Posters will be displayed in the Base Camp Building where the illustrations will be voted on by Wolf Creek staff and guests. First through third place winners will be awarded a free ski day with immediate family members. For more information, visit www.wolfcreekski.com. 
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