Published: Dec. 1, 2015

Weekend Getaway to Steamboat

Ski Town USA, aka Steamboat Springs, Colo., will be CU’s home base March 9-12, 2016 as the Buffs vie for their 21st NCAA ski championship.

All Forever Buffs are invited to attend the competition and play in the snowy wonderland.

The CU-Boulder Alumni Association has lined up ski deals and lodging packages for alumni, with half off second-night lodging at several area hotels and condos and on second-day lift tickets.

On March 10 CU ski legend and Olympian Billy Kidd (Econ’69) and CU ski team alumni will attend a gala dinner at the top of Steamboat Mountain, open to all who register.

There’s also all of Steamboat to explore: After skiing, soothe your muscles in Strawberry Park Hot Springs, visit the shops in town and come to the Alumni Association’s March 11 Buffs Bash at Aurum Food & Wine to stoke the collective CU spirit. The restaurant overlooks Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill, Colorado’s oldest continuously operated ski area and the site of one of the championship’s main spectator events — the men’s and women’s slalom.

CU-Boulder won its first national ski title in 1959. Only the University of Denver has more titles, with 22. We’re closing in!

Alumni Association Tidbits

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Calling CU graduates of the last decade: Reunite with your friends in Crested Butte Feb. 26-28, 2016. Get two nights of lodging, two days of skiing, two breakfasts and two dinners for only $275 if you book by Feb. 1.

Globe icon In April all alumni are invited to the 68th Conference on World Affairs, the renowned extravaganza of lectures, panel discussions and performances hosted by CU-Boulder since 1948. The 2016 event is scheduled for April 4-8. For the latest information about featured speakers, visit
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CU-Boulder is returning to Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance, June 9-11 for three days of music, tours and food. While you mingle and dine with other Buffs in the Tuscan capital, take in a concert performed by CU music students and hear updates from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano about the university’s newest global initiatives.


Calendar icon The 2015-16 alumni wall calendar features stunning photography of the CU campus and community. On sale now for just $15 plus shipping, the calendar makes a great holiday gift. Celebrate your Forever Buffs pride throughout the year! Purchase the calendar here.