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Skiing Santa

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Skier: Josh Bibby

In November, Santa made a grand entrance by skydiving into Copper’s Burning Stones Plaza to light the tree and kick off the season’s festivities. The fun continues at Copper throughout December with High Alpine Holidays, frozen fun on West Lake and En Fuego street parties. Check out coppercolorado.com for more.

The crowd huddles together during last weekend's World Superpipe Championships.

The High Alpine Holidays celebration at Copper combines a beautiful mountain setting with entertaining activities for the whole family. Each day until Christmas Eve, Santa will ski his favorite runs at Copper and take pictures with guests at the decorated tree in Burning Stones Plaza. Check out coppercolorado.com for more info.

Skier: Simon Dumont

Santa enjoys the groomers at the ‘Butte. Many events are happening throughout the holidays at Crested Butte like The UCC Handbell Choir on Dec. 23, a torchlight parade on Christmas Eve, and a hopping New Years Party. Check out skicb.com for more.

Skier: Matt Hayward

The age-old mystery has been solved; Santa wears boxers. Crested Butte has quite a few holiday events going on this year. To see them all, check out skicb.com
PHOTO: Crested Butte

 “When it snows a meter over three days, and the sun doesn’t come out, I’m OK with it. All you have to do to make the image pop is add a little fake…

Santa comes to Purgatory on December 22 and 23. Get your picture taken with him at the top of the mountain. Durango Mountain Resort is also hosting moonlight snowshoe tours and concerts throughout the holidays. Check out durangomountainresort.com for more info.

Skier: Peter Olenick

Come show your Santa pride December 23 at Le Massif. You’ll ski free if you have a beard, hat, and jacket. Just tell the kids that Santa really exists… just not here. Check out lemassif.com for more info.

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Silverton continues to get dumped on this season… gifts from Santa, perhaps? They have avalanche courses and film screenings throughout the month of December. Check out silvertonmountain.com for more info.

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Santa tries to show up his reindeer by catching some big air at Silverton Mountain. Silverton is offering several different Avalanche classes and film screenings as Christmas gifts to you. Check out silvertonmountain.com for more.

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Santa and pals take a break from the holiday festivities to enjoy Snowshoe Mountain’s fresh snow. The Big Top is jamming at Snowshoe Mountain. Movies, concerts, parties, and more all are going on around Christmas. Check out snowshoemtn.com for more.

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Santa and some very unlikely friends enjoy the holidays at Snowshoe Mountain. Bingo, comedy, magic, movies, parties and more are happening at Snowshoe over Christmas. Check out snowshoemtn.com for more.

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Get in the Christmas spirit at Squaw with Sunday Services, Night Skiing, A Cappella groups, and a torch light parade. Oh and a partridge in a pear tree. Check out squaw.com for info.

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Squaw is offering various lodging deals for the holidays. Check out squaw.com for the details.

Peter Olenick and Ashley Battersby ham it up.

Sunday River is a great holiday destination for the whole family. They will host the Union Square Street Qualifier on December 22 as well as have a huge New Years Eve party. Check out sundayriver.com for more.

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The first 50 Santas skied free last Saturday, which is The Canyon’s way of giving back. The Big Guy will make an additional appearance December 23- 25 just in time for the Christmas Eve dinner at the base. Check out thecanyons.com for more information.
PHOTO: The Canyons

1) GRANITE GEAR Q21,200 cu. in.; 2 lb., 8 oz.$145; granitegear.comThe Q2's smart ski-hauling system allows you to load your skis, carry them…

Santa Claus will make his way down to Wolf Creek December 24 and 25. Check outwolfcreekski.com for more.

3) DEUTER RAZOR 231,400 cu. in.; 3 lb., 12 oz. $149; deuter.comSmart touches include a fleece-lined goggle pocket and a detachable mesh panel (it…

Wolf Creek has been getting pounded this season, so treat yourself for Christmas and fork over $48 for a ticket. See wolfcreekski.com for more.
PHOTO: Wolf Creek