Closing day fall on both Easter Sunday and -- ahem -- 4/20 for a handful of Colorado's ski areas, so this weekend is shaping up to be all-time. We've put together a guide to get you through it. See also: Best of Denver 2014 Sports & Recreation
Yesterday, we shared a completely hysterical Inside Edition report about smoke shacks at Colorado ski resorts -- a longtime phenomenon that our William Breathes has been writing about in depth for years. Turns out, though, that one of the main settings for the Inside Edition piece -- Leo's Smoke Sh ... More >>
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 >>
Several big ski area openings, the start of the U.S. Olympic team selection process for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and more this weekend. Read on! See also: The Edge, Westword's 2013-2014 Winter Activity Guide
"A potent combination of moisture and arctic air left significant amounts of new snow throughout the high country over the last couple of days," reports Colorado Ski Country USA spokesman Patrick Byrne. Translation? With some Colorado ski areas getting as much as nineteen inches of snow from this we ... More >>
Earlier this week, three Colorado chefs -- Elise Wiggins (Panzano), Daniel Asher (Root Down and Linger) and Riley Romanin (Hooked in Beaver Creek) -- convened in the kitchen of Metropolitan State University Hospitality Learning Center to vie for an opportunity to cook at the Taste of Derby competiti ... More >>
On Tuesday, we wrote about the debut of the beer milkshake at 460 Red Robin locations across the country and pointed readers to our 2010 list of places around Denver and Boulder where they could enjoy other beer milkshakes, floats and desserts. We also suggested the beer floats offered by Freshcraft ... More >>
Amid news that Lance Armstrong will quit fighting doping allegations (a move that will likely result in him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles), it's tough to remember that just two years ago, he was the face of what's now known as the USA Pro Challenge, a bicycle race currently thril ... More >>
The crowning burger at Wednesday night's Denver Burger Battle, at least according to the restaurant industry judges -- Hosea Rosenberg, Jenna Johansen, Daniel Asher and Max MacKissock -- was the meat candy from Larkburger, Thomas Salamunovich's fast-casual empire of artisan burger joints that got it ... More >>
NBC and NBC Sports will be airing thirty hours of USA Pro Challenge coverage next week as the country's biggest pro cycling event returns to Colorado for its second year, but die-hard fans will want to see the action firsthand, and it's a great excuse to see some of Colorado's coolest towns go all o ... More >>
The work week was cut in half by the holiday, which somehow made it feel longer. Fortunately, there will be plenty of fun to chew on over the coming weekend.
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 >>
www.TellurideWorldCup.comGovernor John Hickenlooper and others who are eager to put together a Colorado bid for a future Winter Olympics Games must be making a case study out of our state's worldliness this month. Since Thanksgiving, Colorado has hosted the Aspen Winternational FIS Women's Wo ... More >>
Lindsey Vonn.It's been mighty hard for web surfers to come up with grime on Tim Tebow. But you had to know trolls wouldn't stop until they found a chink in his heavenly armor -- or hyped nothing into something. All of which explains the latest crazy rumor of the week. Which is: The Chosen On ... More >>
The holiday party swagger is in full effect this weekend. It's rounded out by everything from a Natty and Nice reggae party to GirlGrabbers' Mistletoe and Mistresses party going down at Theory and Practice Gallery. GirlGrabbers (Gypdahip, Qknox and Brikabrak) are bringing out the holiday chee ... More >>
If you nerded out on the EpicMix app while skiing or snowboarding at the Vail Resorts last season and love to boast on Facebook about just how sick your "sick days" are by posting photos and status updates from the mountain, then EpicMix 2.0 is just for you, adding EpicMix Photo and new socia ... More >>
Attention, ski and snowboard bums: Vail Resorts has a job just for you. This winter you could be riding out the recession at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe as part of the Sprint Snow Squad blogger team. For your trouble -- a trifle, really -- you'l ... More >>
Push On! In the seven months since Clayton Brown opened his Pusher BMX shop at 5777 East Evans Avenue, "Colorado's Only BMX Rider-Owned and Operated BMX Shop" has been getting props from the likes of TransWorld Business and ESPN, doing double the business Brown projected for himself and attra ... More >>
American Craft Beer Week is over, but that doesn't mean all the food-and-drink fun has left the building: Between the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ festival at Beaver Creek Resort and dozens of events closer to home, there's plenty to fill your calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
This Friday, April 29, Bicycle Colorado hosts its annual Gala celebration and fundraiser for bicycle awareness and advocacy at The Denver Post building (101 W. Colfax Ave). The non-profit organization aims to educate the public on bicycle safety, road-sharing and bike lanes, while being a voi ... More >>
We're #1! Come see the best roller derby league in the country in action when the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls (2010 Women's Flat Track Derby Association national champions) open their 2011 season on Saturday at the Fillmore at 7 p.m. The bout pits two of the league's teams - Dooms Daisies vs. ... More >>
We now have a copy of the Zagat 2011 America's Top Restaurants Survey in our grubby little hands. The guide, better known as the "burgundy bible," ranked 1,552 restaurants in 45 major markets across the country, including Colorado, based on votes from more than 153,000 diners. The Survey als ... More >>
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:
Everyone knows that Colorado peaches are among the best in the world -- and it's harvest season! Celebrate at the Lafayette Peach Festival on Saturday. And if peaches aren't your thing, there are dozens of other options on the culinary menu this week. Here's a taste:
A Flickr photoThis week, on top of the usual wine dinners and cooking classes, there are classes on preserving your summer harvest, the continuation of Empire Lounge & Restaurant's Jim & Julia Dinner Series, and much more. Here's a sampling of what's on the culinary calendar menu:
Melo and Lala's fabulous wedding cake."Carmelo's favorite color is red, which was dominant in the decor and the cake. The inside was red velvet with cream cheese fillings, alternating with chocolate cake, chocolate cream, & dark chocolate ganache (Lala's favorite). We used gold to add luxury. ... More >>
There are plenty of dinners and tastings for oenophiles this week -- plus some beer and St. Germain action thrown in for good measure. Here's a taste of what's to come: Monday, July 26: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, presents its weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner. This week, winemak ... More >>
A Flickr photo.This week, both Terroir and Duo are cooking outside their kitchens for various dinners, Twisted Pine celebrates its birthday -- and much more, including classes and dinners for every palate. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, July 12: The City of Aurora offers a kids' co ... More >>
Jack AffleckBeaver Creek might be best known for its sick powder stashes, but the culinary scene takes center stage this weekend, when the resort teams up with Bon Appetit magazine to present the annual Master Chef Classic.
‚ÄčI did not have the greatest food luck in the mountains. I found a good spot for breakfast and lunch (read about it next week), and the pizza from the Blue Moose was at least decent (and better by a long stretch than anything else we ordered). But everything else? A serious disappointment. That is ... More >>
Humor on the Slopes expands its horizons
Enjoy seasonal recreation at Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Day.
Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps cowboy boots and all.
Circus Incognitus is a kid's show with a twist.
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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 >>
Catch a hottie at this Susan G. Komen benefit.
All Colfax, all the time.
Chicagoís Neo-Futurists juggle reality in their plays.
Thirteen weeks of sports and leisure, arts and entertainment, and people and places.
Allieís Cabin offers a meal that arouses several appetites.
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