What is it about a full moon in February that brings out the freeze-your-ass-off fanatics? If you're looking to wolf out, this is your weekend:
Will work for food and shelter! Tonight's 8th annual Grand Huts Association Moonlight Ski Progressive Dinner & Auction at Devil's Thumb Ranch Nordic Center (6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:00 pm start times) will send skiers to three different locations under the full moon as they work their way through a five-course meal. Tickets ($50 adults, $15 under age 16) benefit the Grand Huts Association's efforts to build the Broome Hut at Second Creek on Berthoud Pass.
Yetis vs. Werewolves! Copper Mountain's Ambassadors are offering a free Moonlight Snowshoe Tour tonight from 6:30-9:30 p.m., providing snowshoes, poles, and a snack. Call 866.416.9872 for reservations and meet at the Union Creek schoolhouse.
Get the lead out! It's freezing cold and dumping snow in the mountains this week, perfect conditions for... a mountain bike race? Leadville's Cloud City Wheelers think so, and they're throwing down on Saturday on the groomed cross-country ski trails at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center for the annual Tennessee Pass Night Jam, no matter how cold or snowy it might be.
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Break a little piece of her heart! The Denver Roller Dolls are breaking out themed costumes for Saturday's Valentine's Mix-Up at the 1stBank Center and have reorganized themselves into one-night-only new teams -- The Heartbreakers, Dream Takers and Love Makers -- for their first home bout of the 2011 season. Don't let the lovey-dovey names fool you: These dolls mean business in 2010, after their cross-town rivals the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls won the national championships last year.
Tri not to freeze! The Frozen Foot 5K winds its way through CU's Boulder campus on Sunday at 9 a.m., starting at the Duane Physics building and ending at Norlin Library, helping raise money to send the CU Triathlon team to the USA Triathlon 2011 Collegiate Nationals (April 9 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama). Register online through February 19 ($15 for students, $20 non-student) or on race day for an additional $5.