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 >>
When you've dropped two or five or ten million on that second or third home in one of the more desirable Colorado mountain resorts, there are a few items that you take for granted will not be next door. Walmarts, trailer parks and rendering plants are probably high on the list. But so are roller coa ... More >>
The Fainting Goat, 846 Broadway, will introduce a new menu today at 11 a.m. The pub's fare now features spinach and artichoke dip, sliders and salads, and a "seared" blue cheese and bacon cheeseburger; check the website for the rest of the selection. The Goat is also debuting a new happy hour, with ... More >>
Bree Daves discovered how the other 1 percent lives when she went to Beaver Creek for a night, and shared her discoveries in "Five things destitute dames need to know about shacking up in fancy hotels." Among other things, you do not wear the fluffy robe from your room to brunch.
This past weekend I went with some friends to Beaver Creek for a night off from the city (because, obviously, we live so hard and fast in Denver that we need a break). But this wasn't some rustic retreat: The Condo of Beaver Creek is a gated community inside of Avon. You have to give the lady in the ... More >>
Cult-favorite, pricey and snooty -- three adjectives you may have heard associated with Silver Oak Winery at some point in your life as an oenophile. The first two are true enough: A passionate set of followers obsess over the brand, hoarding prized vintages in cellars for future generations to savo ... More >>
The wind beneath your wings! The Birds of Prey World Cup -- the only men's FIS World Cup alpine skiing event in the U.S. this year -- begins today at Beaver Creek, with the Men's Downhill competition beginning at 11 a.m. and a U.S. Ski Team autograph session tonight at 5 p.m. Tonight is also the 13t ... More >>
Crested Butte Mountain Resort marks its fiftieth birthday on Wednesday with a throwback nod to its old Ski Free promotion: Stop by the CB Adventure Center to pick up a free lift ticket, then jostle for first-chair bragging rights when the lifts start turning at 9 a.m. Stop by the Butte 66 deck for b ... More >>
Photo courtesy Xterra Mountain ChampionshipJosiah Middaugh, from Vail, won the Xterra Mountain Championships triathlon at Beaver Creek on SaturdayYou don't want to go up against a local in a race like the Xterra Mountain Championship at Beaver Creek: On Saturday Vail's Josiah Middaugh set a n ... More >>
FlickrEase into the weekend with these Denver blog posts. Colorado Independent's Joseph Boven on protests planned for a Beaver Creek retreat featuring "conservative mega-donors" Charles and David Koch. The Grazing Mind bids farewell to the food pyramid. Denver Egotist presents a Bike to Wo ... More >>
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 >>
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:
$199 for a 2011/2012 season pass? Believe it.Many Colorado ski areas announced pre-season discounts on 2011/2012 season passes this week. Yes, we know there are still three or four good weeks of Spring skiing and shredding ahead of us, and that Arapahoe Basin will be keeping the dream alive u ... More >>
Some breaking news for you in our Denver blogs daily post. Traffic in both directions on Interstate 70 has been closed at the Eisenhower Tunnel due a spill of an estimated 1,000 pounds of a liquid blasting agent. Look out below!
Photo courtesy Beaver CreekSki patrollers taking test runs on Centennial Express, Monday November 22Might as well go ahead and make it a 5-day weekend: Beaver Creek is opening today with at least 426 acres of terrain and 11 lifts, not to mention the annual Beaver Creek Cookie Competition -- 2 ... More >>
Just in time for the holiday season, Forbes Travel Guide released its annual list of four- and five-star hotels, restaurants and spas, facilitating luxury travel planning around the U.S., Canada and, uh, China. Just 23 restaurants made the five-star cut, and 152 eateries were granted four st ... More >>
A Flickr photoIt's not yet ski season, but you can get a taste of Beaver Creek at the annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival. Closer to home, you can get a Taste of Douglas County. Keep reading for details:
Photo courtesy of Tomas Green/Beaver Creek.You know the summer festival season is upon us when Beaver Creek kicks off the high-country Blues, Brews & BBQ. That's only one of many culinary events to get you through Memorial Day; here's a sampling of what else is in store: Monday, May 24: Fra ... More >>
Bad news for those hoping to relive the '90s this weekend at the Ogden Theatre. We've just received word that Open Wings and Broken Strings, the traveling time capsule tour featuring Eddie Kowalczyk of Live, Art Alexakis of Everclear and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer, slated for a st ... More >>
Soren McCartyStarting with the opening of Beaver Creek last week and ending with shows at Rhinoceropolis and the hi-dive, it was a long weekend in Denver. See photos on the slideshow page, reviews on the Backbeat blog and more photos at On the Edge.
See that picture above? Yeah, that's exactly what you think it is: a toaster with a pre-determined Pop Tart setting. And that is just about the coolest thing in the world. Or in the world of toasters, at least. The toaster pictured is the one that came with my room in Beaver Creek -- a virtua ... More >>
On our first night in town, Laura, the kid and I had only one overwhelming concern: where to get a little dinner. And rather than drive down into Avon, we decided to take our chances in the minor utopia that is Beaver Creek Village. It was beautiful (as was only to be expected) and it was l ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayBusta on the Rocks.Shall we rap? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks. • MP3 Freeloader: Rockie making a splash on the club scene. • Zebra Junction closes up shop this evening. • Q&A with Jared Piccone of Innerpartysystem. • Q& ... More >>
Today is the first full day of the gold-laced foodie function that is the Bon Appétit Culinary and Wine Focus. Hosted again by Beaver Creek, the event draws throngs of celebrities, chefs and celebrity chefs. Although you missed last night's 'Wine Dinner benefiting The Bright Future Foundation, ... More >>
Steve Fossett's been missing in the Nevada desert since Labor Day. The Beaver Creek millionaire thrill-seeker who's set records for circumnavigating the globe in a balloon, flying solo nonstop for almost 80 hours, and other feats of derring-whoohoo, was out scouting sites for a future run at the lan ... More >>
A wedding toast.
This night was made for love.
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Everyone's feeling sorry for the recently torched resort--except the victims of its lawsuits.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
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