Arapahoe Basin

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    November 7, 2014

    Photos: Twenty Funniest Skiing Memes

    Today, Copper Mountain and Keystone are scheduled to open for the 2014-15 ski season, making them the third and fourth resorts to do so, following Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. And to put it mildly, the folks behind the Skiing Memes Facebook page are ready. Below, check out our picks for the twenty f ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort and Wolf Creek All Open This Weekend

    Arapahoe Basin was first -- as usual -- but two other Summit County ski resorts, Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort, will open today, despite warm weather recently that pushed back Keystone's original opening-day plan. In addition, Wolf Creek down in southwestern Colorado, opens this weekend as wel ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    There's a Lot to Love at Loveland This Ski Season

    Because of warm weather, the Colorado ski/snowboard season got off to a slow start -- but Loveland is open for business. And with temperatures dropping and snow falling, the rest of this state's resorts will soon be online. We profile them all in The Edge, our insider's guide to the 2014 ski and s ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Arapahoe Basin Gets an Edge on the 2014 Ski/Snowboard Season

    Because of warm weather, the Colorado ski/snowboard season got off to a slow start -- but not at Arapahoe Basin, which was again the first resort to open not just in Colorado, but the nation. And with temperatures dropping and snow falling, the rest of this state's resorts will soon be online. We p ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Photos: Top nine reasons other than pot to visit Colorado according to CN Traveler

    Given how many people traveled to Denver for the annual 4/20 festivities this year, not to mention the national hype over pot tourism in general, it's easy to forget that there are plenty of great reasons to visit Colorado that have nothing to do with weed. Fortunately, the folks at Condé Nast Tra ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Closing day ski celebrations and, yes, powder turns in the forecast this weekend

    If you've had enough of the seasonal allergy syndrome down here in Denver and find yourself already missing winter, never fear: Five Colorado ski areas are either still open or re-opening this weekend, thanks to one very good winter snow season -- and there's powder in the forecast for Saturday nigh ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Six sick ways to play in "storm of the century" powder this weekend

    Last week's storms brought the deepest 24- and 48-hour snowfall totals since the 2000-2001 season, prompting Vail Resorts' marketing team to dub it the "storm of the century." We can't argue with that, especially since the snow's been falling pretty much ever since, punctuated with bluebird days per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Happy Thankskiing and White Friday: mountain happenings to be thankful for

    Headed for the hills to make the most of the four day weekend? Yeah, us too. Beaver Creek, Steamboat, and Crested Butte all opened for the season today; Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and Telluride open tomorrow, and Purgatory and Howelsen Hill open this weekend. Read on for some tips on where to point y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Spring snow brings extended ski season

    Never mind those epic closing-day celebrations last weekend at Vail, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, and Powderhorn: All four resorts have announced they'll be spinning the chairlifts again this weekend and reopening Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21, to make the most of massive dumps of late ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    November 9, 2012

    Opening day at Breck, So-Gnar Shred Circuit at Copper, 'Obamney' storm on the way

    Breckenridge opened for the 2012-'13 ski and snowboard season today, with two lifts and forty acres of terrain, joining Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone and Copper Mountain. And with the So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour kicking off tomorrow at Woodward at Copper and (a Westword Best of Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Arapahoe Basin opening for 2012-2013 ski season on Wednesday

    Arapahoe Basin CEO Alan Henceroth announced today that the ski area's Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17 to mark the start of the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season. See Also: - Level 1 Productions, Stept, MSP clean up at IF3 International Freeski Film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Summer Guide 2012: Things to do June 28-July 4

    We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are Fourth of July c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Colorado beer calendar: Odell's Small Batch kicks off festival season

    It's beer festival season and the fiestas -- from the high country to the plains -- are going to come fast. The first two kick off this Memorial Day weekend, but they'll be followed by new ones almost every weekend this summer. Enjoy -- and keep some Advil around.

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    April 10, 2012

    Wolf Creek posts record skier attendance numbers during 2011-2012 season

    With many Colorado ski areas closing this weekend (some of them ahead of schedule) and recent headlines bemoaning this season's abysmal snowpack across the state, it's easy to lament the sad state of this year's ski and snowboard season. But let's accentuate the positive for a moment: Yesterday Wolf ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

    ​It's all about beer this week -- although oenophiles will still find an event or two to their taste -- culminating in everyone's favorite football game, the Super Bowl. And there's plenty more to keep you occupied until Sunday, including a benefit and celebration of Noel Cunningham's life; he ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Ten favorite beverages from 2011

    The more I travel, the more I'm impressed by the barmen and barwomen of Denver -- many of the beer, wine and spirits professionals in our city can stand with any other bartender in the world. They're professional and knowledgeable, and they pour some pretty awesome drinks. Without a doubt, I had som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    John Hickenlooper's bucket list for experiencing Colorado in 2012

    ​In recent decades, this state has been the focus of numerous doomsday predictions that Colorado -- if not the world itself -- was in imminent danger of disappearing. The most recent furor involves the Mayan calendar's prediction that the world will end on December 21, 2012 -- a prediction deb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Powderhorn opens with thirteen inches of new snow

    Courtesy Powderhorn Mountain ResortThe powder is stacking up.​Powderhorn Mountain Resort fired up its lifts this morning at 9 a.m. for its 45th anniversary season (and its first season under new ownership). Appropriately enough, it's a powder day: The resort is reporting thirteen inches of sno ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Coffee appearances, Candy Cane Festival and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​There's plenty for java junkies this week, with events celebrating new coffee partnerships and expansions in our great state. But that's just start of the food fun, which also includes the annual Candy Cane Festival and much more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

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    October 31, 2011

    Snow Porn: Halloweekend shred from Silverton, A-Basin, Wolf Creek, Loveland

    Wolf Creek celebrated Halloween weekend with 22 inches of new snow​Trick or treat, indeed: fourteen inches of new snow this weekend at Silverton Mountain brought the mid-mountain base tally to an incredible eighty inches (see powder porn after the jump). Wolf Creek got 22 inches before opening ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Who's got the 10 1/2? Loveland and A-Basin ride the storm, Protect Our Winters takes it Further

    ​Thinking about taking a snow day and heading for the hills this morning? Crank up the Black Flag and point towards the Continental Divide, because the first snow of the season here in Denver hit ski country even harder, with Loveland reporting over 10 inches this morning at 5 a.m. and Arapaho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Photos: Glorious October snow in the mountains

    This afternoon marked the first real snow in the high country, which means the days of playing hooky to go skiing and snowboarding are just around the corner. To hold you over until then, enjoy these crowd-sourced photos from the mountains via the resorts.

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    May 27, 2011

    This Weekend in Stoke: Top five reasons to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend

    Magic Trip is a featured film this weekend at Mountainfilm in Telluride​Road trip! The 32nd annual Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival gets into full swing today at 9 a.m. with opening remarks from filmmaker Tom Shadyac and a Moving Mountains "Awareness into Action" symposium. The first sc ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    This Weekend in Stoke: Top 5 antidotes for rapture fever

    ​Watch out for the Libyans! Who cares if the world is ending tomorrow when you can fire up the Flux Capacitor, hit 88 miles per hour and travel to happier times at tonight's Bike to the Future Bike Prom at 8 p.m. at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street? Tickets are $20 at the door and benefit Bike ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Loveland's Chair 4 lottery

    Chair 4, photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area​Retired chairlift chairs are a hot commodity around here, where hardcore skiers and snowboarders like to turn them into porch swings or mountain cabin decor: When Arapahoe Basin offered its old Expedition seats last year to make way for the new Blac ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    This Weekend in Stoke: Mayday! May Day! Top 5 ways to get some action

    ​Get dirty! Head to Fruita for the 16th annual New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival this weekend, where organizers have dropped most of the pretense in favor of letting people go ride during the day and then party all night. Don't miss the Clunker Crit junker race on Saturday at 2 p.m. ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Vail Resorts' EpicMix app nominated for Webby Awards

    ​Still can't believe ski season ended yesterday at Vail and Breckenridge, the last of the Vail resorts still standing, even though it's still snowing up in them thar hills? As we reflect on the epic season now mostly behind us, the hardcore among us can visit to to relive all our g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Last-chance Spring lift ticket deals

    ​Beaver Creek, Silverton Mountain and Echo Mountain all called it quits for the season yesterday, but that doesn't mean there isn't still perfectly good skiing and snowboarding to be had: Copper Mountain, Vail, Winter Park, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass are all throwing rites of Spring bashes t ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    This Weekend in Stoke: Yes, ski season is two weeks longer this year. Go big!

    ​Rock out with your sunblock out! The Spring Back to Vail concert lineup kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. in Vail Village with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and The Chain Gang of 1974 at Solaris Plaza (Train and Saint Motel play tomorrow night at Ford Park and The Greyboy Allstars and Jonn Mogambo ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Top three reasons to play Spring ski season hooky this week

    ​Still haven't used all your sick days this season? Not quite ready to shift from ski/snowboard season to working in your garden? Here are three perfectly good excuses to call in sick and head for the hills this week:

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    April 12, 2011

    Today in Stoke: The end is near! Cheap lift tickets at Aspen!

    ​What's the world coming to? Yesterday Aspen/Snowmass slashed its single day adult lift ticket price to $49; take another $10 off if you have a season pass from another mountain. "Because Easter is two weeks later this year, we're treating these two weeks as a special bonus," says Aspen/Snowm ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Telluride Mushroom, Bootstraps Western Wine and Chile Harvest festivals

    ​If you can't make the drive up to Telluride for the annual Mushroom Festival, don't fret -- there's always the Bootstraps Western Wine Fest in Evergreen or Lakewood's Chile Harvest Festival. Here's what else is on the menu for this week's culinary events:

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    April 8, 2010
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    April 8, 2010
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    November 12, 2009
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    November 9, 2009

    Arapahoe Basin opens upper mountain

    Candace Horgan​While Keystone and Copper were celebrating their respective openings over the weekend, Arapahoe Basin, which opened on October 9, was giving their guests more terrain to ski.

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    October 23, 2008

    The I-70 Coalition's Tad Kline wades into the mountain-traffic mess

    An image from the I-70 Coalition's website, Just in time for the opening of the first two I-70 ski resorts last week – Arapahoe Basin and Loveland – the I-70 Coalition has hired a policy wonk to solve the corridor’s congestion crisis without pouring a single drop of concret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2008

    Snow Job

    Can we talk? The Colorado Tourism Office still has some work to do. A few minutes ago, Fox News offered a distinctly unfair view of Colorado skiing. Specifically, that all Colorado ski areas are now closed, which was too bad, said the distinctly blonde anchor (who last week mispronounced "groin"), ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    The Edge

    Winter Activity Guide

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    May 24, 2007

    Slopes and Suds

    Celebrate Memorial Day with hot skiing and cold brewskis.

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    February 1, 2007
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    January 12, 2006

    A Leg Up

    Life goes downhill fast when Funny gets back on the board.

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    October 28, 2004

    Downhill Racers

    Ski season beckons the snow junkies

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    February 5, 2004

    Dog Power

    Watch out where the huskies go

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    November 20, 2003

    Fowl Balls

    Copper Mountain invites skiers to play with their food

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    October 9, 2003

    Rocky High

    A photographer looks over the terrain of his adventurous career

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    June 15, 2000


    Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.

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