The Edge: A handy calendar of winter events

Below you'll find a blizzard of the season's best activities and events. For more information on individual ski areas and resorts, see The Edge, our annual winter guide.

November

Aspen Shortsfest 2010: Accepting submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for the 19th annual international competition in April. Discounted early submission deadline is Nov. 1; regular deadline Dec. 15; late deadline Dec. 31. Through Dec. 31, 970-925-6882, www.aspenfilm.org. Aspen, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen.

Ladies Night at Woodward at Copper: Thursdays. Continues through Nov. 19. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Ski Expo: Nov. 13-15. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

KOTO Ski Swap: Nov. 13-15, tellurideskiresort.com. Telluride, Hwy. 145, Telluride, 1-888-783-0257, www.visittelluride.com.

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo: Colorado's largest temporary ski and snowboard shop, with representatives from mountain resorts, equipment manufacturers, backcountry information, travel destinations and winter-themed entertainment. Fri., Nov. 13, 12-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $12, kids ages 12 and under free, www.bewisports.com/expos/denver. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., 303-228-8000, www.denverconvention.com.

Craig Robinson: Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $17-$30. The Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge, 970-453-420.

Bighorn Sheep Festival: Sheep viewing at the Wildlife Viewing Area, with hikes, guided bus tours, speakers, kids' activities, tall tales, campfire and live music. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m., Free, wildlife.state.co.us/Viewing/EventsFestivals/BighornFestival.htm. Georgetown, Exit 228, I-70 West, Georgetown, 303-567-4660, www.clearcreekcounty.org.

Loveland Ski Ball: Dinner, dancing, silent auctions; meet and greet members of the 2009-10 U.S. Ski Team. Sat., Nov. 14, 6-10 p.m. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Loveland Ski Area Digital Photo Contest: You have all winter to take your photos; winners will be selected in three categories with one overall grand-prize winter. Nov. 15-April 15. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Opening Day: Wed., Nov. 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Larson's Ski Swap: Nov. 21-22. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Colorado Ski & Golf Demo Day: Nov. 21-22. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Opening Day: Wed., Nov. 25. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Opening Day: Wed., Nov. 25. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Opening Day: Thu., Nov. 26, tellurideskiresort.com. Telluride, Hwy. 145, Telluride, 1-888-783-0257, www.visittelluride.com.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge at Sunspot: Thu., Nov. 26. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Leftover Yam and Jive Turkey Rail Jam: Fri., Nov. 27. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series: Acts TBA. Sat., Nov. 28; Sat., Jan. 30; Sun., Feb. 14; Sun., March 21; Fri., March 26. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Aspen Winternational: Women Olympic favorites and hopefuls compete in 2009 US World Cup events, including giant slalom, super G and slalom. Sat., Nov. 28; Sun., Nov. 29. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Gobbler Chase Snowshoe Race: Sat., Nov. 28. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

En Fuego: Treelighting with Skydiving Santa: Sat., Nov. 28. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

The Premature Jib: Open to all ages and ability levels. Sat., Nov. 28. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Ski Demofest: Sat., Nov. 28. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Nordica's Skier Jib: Skiers of all ages and abilities are invited to show off their skills on the rails. Sun., Nov. 29. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

FIS NorAm Men's and Women's Slalom Cup: Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

December

Aspen Shortsfest 2010: Accepting submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for the 19th annual international competition in April. Discounted early submission deadline is Nov. 1; regular deadline Dec. 15; late deadline Dec. 31. Through Dec. 31, 970-925-6882, www.aspenfilm.org. Aspen, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen.

FIS NorAm Men's and Women's Slalom Cup: Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Loveland Ski Area Digital Photo Contest: You have all winter to take your photos; winners will be selected in three categories with one overall grand-prize winter. Nov. 15-April 15. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Thursday Night Lights: Glow-stick ski down the mountain set to music, with a fireworks finale. Thu., Dec. 3. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

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