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Advice for Acclimating to High Altitude During A Trip To Winter Park, CO

March 27, 2017

The elevation at the base of Winter Park is over 9000 feet with the top of the Panoramic lift taking you to over 12,000 feet. This is over twice the elevation of Denver (known as the mile high city). If you aren’t careful you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness including: headache, fatigue & nausea.  This can be easily prevented by taking a few steps.  Hydrate One of the best ways to fight altitude sickness is to drink an unusually larg...

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5 Reasons to Love Spring Skiing in Winter Park!

March 20, 2017

This time last year Winter Park was buried under feet of snow 3 feet in 3 days to be exact.  Fast forward to this year & warmer than average temps have some worried that snow pack is melting out too quickly.  While there is no doubt that the spring ski season of 2016 was one for the books we would argue that you shouldn't be too quick to turn the page on the 2017 season just yet. There's just something freeing & fun about spring skiing in Colorado that honestly, no matter what ...

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Smith Helmets & Goggles Featured at Epic Mountain Sports

February 16, 2017

Guest Blogger Cecil Moon of Epic Mountain Sports talks about why he prefers the SMITH brand for ski helmets & goggles.   In the ski industry today, there are enough helmet and goggle combinations to make anyone’s head spin. The level of quality across dozens of brands has been consistently high for years. All ski helmets have to pass the same damage tests, so they are all equally safe. Similarly, all modern goggles have UV protection, and most have some kind of anti-fog technol...

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What to Look for When Buying A Ski Boot

January 18, 2017

Whether you've skied since you could walk or are just now getting into it, we can all agree that a good fitting ski boot can make or break your experience. What we might not know right off the bat is what exactly you should look for when your shopping for a ski boot?  That question is more common than you think & hey we're here to help you answer it.  We sent a few of our finest to Boot Fitting Academy this last fall.  They got real familiar with feet & came on back eager ...

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The Legend Continues - Join us For the Annual Season Kick Off Party at Epic Mountain Sports

November 30, 2016

WooHoo!!! It's our favorite day of the year!! Better than Christmas, better than Birthdays - the time has come for the Annual Season Kick-Off Party at Epic Mountain Sports.  Spread the word & join us to celebrate the MUCH ANTICIPATED arrival of winter & get hyped for another EPIC ski season!  Join us at the shop (located in Downtown Winter Park right under the Ditch) on December 7th from 5-8pm to party down with all your favorite faces, check out new gear & outerwear&...

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Ski Giveaway During Warren Miller Movie Premier Nov.11th

November 02, 2016

Epic Mountain Sports Gives Away FREE SKIS at Warren Miller Premier in Winter Park November 11th & 12th Cliff drops, face shots & powder stashes!  Any true ski bum will tell that experiencing the Warren Miller premier is a time honored ski season tradition! There is simply no better way to hype up for ski season than by pilling into a crowded theater full of ski bums aching & cheering together for the start of a new season. The only thing that could possibly make this premier b...

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Gear Up For Winter

October 12, 2016

Winter is almost here & Epic Mountain Sports will help you prepare for ski season with sales on demo skis, a full service ski tune & repair shop & seasonal rentals for kiddos. 

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Winter Park's Best Trails For Fall Colors & Leaf Peeping!

September 13, 2016

Winter Park's Best Trails For Fall Colors & Leaf Peeping! Creekside/ Flume Loop Trail Located in Fraser, approximately 10 minutes from Downtown Winter Park, the Creekside/ Flume Loop trail is a local’s favorite! The trail has a variety of terrain, including bridges crossing over St. Louis Creek, open meadows with great views and golden aspen groves. This trail is enjoyed by bikers and hikers alike. The loop is approximately 5 miles distance and considered easy difficulty level. T...

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