Colorado's two glitziest, most well-known ski resorts open for the season this weekend, along with a locals' favorite, joining a few others that have so far. Vail goes first, giving customers access out of both Vail Village and Lionshead at 9 a.m., as well as return routes to both base areas. (Skier ... More >>
The West Highland neighborhood and Highland Square complex have experienced ups and downs as gentrification continues and tastes change. Frasca duo Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson recently opened Pizzeria Locale on West 32nd Avenue not far from Frank Bonanno's Salt & Grinder, bringing ... More >>
Grilling season is upon us -- although it may be hard to tell with all the hail storms and tornado sirens -- and there will be plenty of backyard barbecues this weekend. But many local restaurants are also firing up their grills -- and there are some smokin' food festivals in the mountains. Keep rea ... More >>
The first round of Spring Break festivities at Colorado ski areas begins this weekend. The snow is as good as it gets -- Breck already announced it's extending the season for an additional week, through April 27 -- and we've got the inside scoop on where to jump over a hot tub full of bikini models, ... More >>
For the third consecutive day, we have sad news to report about the death of a skier in the Colorado high country -- and the second involving the Keystone ski area. But while the previous tragedy, involving a 46-year-old man who died after smashing into a tree over the weekend, will go down as an of ... More >>
Along with Colorado's new marijuana laws legalizing limited amounts of herb for adults 21 and up came liberalization in the conversation around the state. People aren't afraid to talk about marijuana in public anymore, largely because it's not illegal to do so. In fact, it's not uncommon now to hear ... More >>
Even as the third annual US Pro Challenge takes off from Aspen today, a bicycle-art show is taking off a Denver International Airport. Using bicycles, artists have created representation of all the cities involved in the US Pro Challenge: Aspen/Snowmass, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek ... More >>
The 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season begins winding down this weekend -- with the first round of closing-day parties at Ski Granby Ranch, Powderhorn and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort -- despite the fact that snow conditions are actually quite good, with more snow in the forecast. Here's a r ... More >>
Josh Barhaug Fired Up 1135 Bannock Street 303-825-1995 www.gtfiredup.com This is part one of my chef interview with Josh Barhaug, who mans the line -- and pizza oven -- at Fired Up. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. The first recipe that Josh Barhaug ever attempted came out of a Bisquick b ... More >>
The USA Pro Challenge makes its way to Colorado Springs today and will be close to home for the rest of the weekend: Stage 6 is tomorrow with a route from Golden to Boulder (current overall tour leader Tejay van Garderen is a Boulder transplant) and the race concludes, spectacularly, on Sunday with ... More >>
There were definitely signs. When Westword was working on "Mr. Right?," our cover story on Ali Hassan, the son of a political powerhouse couple who was recruited by the Republican Party to run for the House District 56 seat in 2008, the 27-year-old candidate took a break from the interview for a qui ... More >>
Matthew Bowers, a 36-year-old from Greenville, Texas, reportedly died on Wednesday after a skiing accident at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. By our count -- one an industry spokeswoman disputes -- he's the eighteenth person to perish on Colorado ski slopes this season, one more than the previous hig ... More >>
If you're going to Snowball Music Festival this weekend, we're guessing you're already amped, having read our Bassnectar profile, our piece on Wear the Party and the Q&A we did with Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles, and no doubt you're full prepared for the elements, having absorbed our handy Sn ... More >>
Recent powder dumps across the state couldn't have come at a better time: This week the entire snow sports industry is in town for its annual SIA Snow Show confab at the Colorado Convention Center and related Mile High Snow Fest events all over town, all the top pros are in Aspen for the Winter X Ga ... More >>
MT, not CO.While Colorado skiers keep watching the skies and the weather reports, hoping to see some of the white stuff, other states aren't sitting idly by on their snowboards. Montana's Big Sky, for example is trying to rustle Colorado skiers...by honoring the Epic Pass issued by Vail Resor ... More >>
Have somewhere to spend Thanksgiving? Don't worry: Check out our Thursday page for a list of every feast we know about in the metro area. And that's not all; there are also cooking classes, beer dinners and more on this week's culinary calendar. See what's on the menu:
Colin BaneBode Miller lets loose over the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at CopperIf you live in Colorado and love alpine ski racing, get ready for a season of unprecedented access to the best of the best, thanks to Tuesday's grand opening of the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mount ... More >>
Photo by Jeff Cricco, via SkiNet.comVail makes #2 in Ski Magazine's annual Western U.S. Resort Rankings.Eleven of the twenty resorts profiled in Ski Magazine's reader's choice list of the top twenty ski resorts in the Western Unied States this year are from Colorado, including six of the top ... More >>
Photo by Dave Camara, courtesy Arapahoe BasinA-Basin opens for business tomorrow.This morning, Arapahoe Basin announced it will open tomorrow, October 13, at 9 a.m., for the season. The ski area is reporting an eighteen-inch base after a week of snowmaking and several inches of natural snow. ... More >>
Yesterday marked the official ownership transition at Grand Mesa's Powderhorn Resort: Andy Daly and brothers Ken and Tom Gart bought the ski area at auction on August 4 for just $577,500, plus an additional 700-acre development tract below the resort for $825,000, spending a total of $1.4 mil ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Leave It to Beaver," explores the work of Sherri Tippie, who's spent more than 25 years rescuing beaver from trash-choked urban streams and drainage areas and relocating them to high-country habitat, or installing flow devices in dams so that beaver can thrive in the ... More >>
Arapahoe Basin photo archivesSame as it ever was: Summer season on the Beach at Arapahoe BasinSnow's out for the summer! Today is opening day at the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park, where a $65 all-day pass ($32 for kids) buys unlimited access to the Gold Runner Coaster, SuperSlide, SuperPutt, M ... More >>
The new U.S. Freeskiing National Team announced its first official team roster today, following April's news that Ski Halfpipe will be an Olympic medal sport at the 2014 Games in Sochi and that Copper Mountain will host the first Olympic qualifier for the event in December 2013. Three of the ... More >>
Today Denver-based snowboard company Never Summer Industries released the first trailer for Shred 'Em All, the second feature-length film showcasing its team riders. The world premiere will be in Denver in the Fall, but we figured the trailer was news hook enough to catch up with director Mic ... More >>
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 >>
While Denver has been enjoying unseasonably warm days, punctuated by the occasional plunge far below zero, snow keeps piling up on the East Coast. Faced with mounds of white stuff, my sister and her school-break kids booked a trip to escape winter -- where else but Colorado?
While seeking some epic pow-pow at Breckenridge recently (read: practicing my "pizza and French fries" on the cruisin' slopes), I noticed a new phenomenon: ski dudes and dudettes whipping out their smart phones to compare stats on Vail Resorts' new EpicMix social-media app, which tracks guest ... More >>
Photo by Casey Day, courtesy of Arapahoe BasinRing in the New Year at 11,500 feet at A-Basin's Black Mountain LodgeThis week we brought you nearly 100 great reasons to stay in town for New Year's Eve. Here are five equally good excuses to get out of Dodge:
If you're looking around at a lot of empty cubicles in your office this morning, chances are your female co-workers are taking a "sick" day at Loveland: The ski area is hosting a complimentary On Snow Refresher Workshop today with Warren Miller Entertainment heartthrob Chris Anthony at 9 a.m. ... More >>
Today's a powder day at Loveland (6" in the last 24 hours), A-Basin (4"), Wolf Creek (6"), Copper (7"), and Keystone (5") -- the first five out of the gates this season. Breckenridge opens on Friday, followed by Winter Park (November 17) and Vail (November 19). If you haven't whipped yourself ... More >>
Lori Midson Scott Parker Table 6 601 Corona Street 303-831-8800 www.table6denver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Scott Parker. To read the second half of that interview, check back here tomorrow. I'm hungry," says Scott Parker. Not just now, not just today, but ever since h ... More >>
â€‹Unless you want your boss to know exactly how sick your "sick" days are, you might want to be careful about who's in your social network when you're at Vail Resorts this season.
This week in culinary news, Breckenridge Brewery celebrates its anniversary, different venues around town offer Tour de France specials, Le Central launches a Wednesday night crepe special through July -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Tuesday, July 6: Le Central, 112 East 8 ... More >>
There are many eating and drinking opportunities this week, including a beer-and-cheese pairing, a tequila dinner and the annual World Tea Festival. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, January 25: Learn how to add the flavor of North Africa to your menu at Cook Street School of Fine Coo ... More >>
Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell heats up Colorado’s winter.
Breckenridge has a bad-boy image, but is there truth in advertising?
Markets mark the spots in Vail Valley and beyond.
Colorado ski resorts look to folkie Jim Salestrom for a musical lift.
September 3 - 9, 1998
The Colorado Historical Society has collected Indian artifacts for 120 years. Now it has to give many of them back.
ADAM'S RIB SKI-AREA DEVELOPER BLANKETS POLITICIANS WITH A BUREAUCRATIC BLIZZARD.