Five more years! ESPN and the Aspen Skiing Company announced this week that the Winter X Games will remain in Colorado through at least 2019. This weekend's events -- free for spectators -- include Snowboard Slopestyle, Snowmobile Long Jump, Women's Snowboard SuperPipe, and Ski Big Air on Saturday, ... More >>
Federal employees furloughed by the government shutdown are getting a welcome break right now from a few companies in the Denver-area who are sympathetic to their plight. These are in the form of free museum admission to discounted booze and food. Here's the breakdown: See also: The best food-and ... More >>
Update: Late Wednesday afternoon, while most of us were getting ready for a well deserved day off on July 4, the Udall family, including Colorado Senator Mark Udall, were dealing with a tragedy. Randy Udall, Mark's brother and a nationally known environmental activist and fracking critic, had been m ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about the skiing accident that took the life of Natalie Egleston, a Philadelphia-based executive, during a visit to Aspen Mountain. She was struck by another skier, subsequently identified as Virginia Chen, age 53. The district attorney with jurisdiction in Aspen inv ... More >>
Update: We've now got more information about the passing of Philadelphia's Natalie Egleston, who died Monday while skiing with friends on Aspen Mountain -- the third official skiing-related death at a Colorado resort this season. Egleston was reportedly standing in place when she was struck by anot ... More >>
Supporting the arts is just good business. That's the basic message of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, which was founded in 1985 and has grown to over 130 members, just announced the finalists for the 25th annual CBCA Business for the Arts Awards. And not only does this award come with ... More >>
What does climate change have to do with skiing and snowboarding? Everything, according to Auden Schendler -- Vice President of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, board member of Protect Our Winters, and author of Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolu ... More >>
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it ... More >>
Ready to send it off some sick cliffs "thrill of victory and agony of defeat" style? "Registration is still open for all fields of the Colorado Freeride Championships going down this weekend, February 25-27, 2011 in Snowmass," reports Aspen Skiing Company spokeswoman Meredith McKee. The event is ... More >>
Westword's annual Strange but True edition will hit newsstands (and this website) on December 30, featuring the weirdest and wackiest Colorado stories from 2010. Remember Jihad Jamie? How about the guy who re-labeled Gatorade bottles with pictures of Tiger Woods? And then there was Dan Sheri ... More >>
Forget Charlie Sheen. The biggest scandal in Aspen these days involves Dan Sheridan, a 44-year-old singer musician who's lived in that mountain town more than twenty years, doesn't like some of the changes he's seen, and describes them very eloquently in his song "Big Money." But while Sher ... More >>
From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.
A boy's death gives snowboarder Chris Klug a second chance at life and the Olympics.
Professional snowboarder Chris Klug carves his way back to the top of the mountain.
From the penthouse to the outhouse, the highs and lows of 2000.
Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.