Earlier this week, we shared the shocking news of an avalanche near Loveland Pass that killed five people taking part in a fundraising event for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, with a sixth, Jerome Boulay, somehow surviving after being buried in the snow for four hours. Now, the CAIC has ... More >>
Each year, we're reminded that April is one of the snowiest months in Colorado, and each year, we're still surprised when lovely, temperate days are followed by big dumps o' white stuff like the one that slammed the state yesterday. A bad thing? Hell no. The gallery of photos below demonstrate the ... More >>
A winter storm of ski and snowboard video premiere parties will pummel Denver and Boulder over the next two months, as local theaters roll out the white carpet for VIPs (Very Important Pros), local/national/international filmmakers and snow-dancing revelers. We've put together the most comprehensi ... More >>
It's the time of year when even the couch potatoes among us realize we should get off our asses and do something. But what? And where? In the tradition of our recent posts featuring the ten best Colorado hikes and the ten best places to stay cool during a heat wave, we've dug into our Best of Denve ... More >>
The Denver area's last major storm was so widely anticipated that tweeting locals were ready with a hilarious hashtag: #snOMG!. Today, there's much less of the white stuff, but thanks to the wind and the apparent shortage of snowplows (Colorado Department of Transportation's claims to the contrary), ... More >>
Update: For the second time in less than a week, a skier has been killed while schussing the slopes at Keystone. The death brings the total skier deaths this year in Colorado to eleven, just six shy of a macabre record set in 2008.
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 >>
The Colorado Roadless Project and the Outdoor Alliance have a cool new campaign promoting their efforts to protect Colorado's 4.2 million acres of National Forest lands currently designated as "Roadless Areas" for mountain biking, hiking, climbing, paddling, backcountry skiing and snowboardin ... More >>
April in Colorado: Record-breaking highs on Saturday, huge snow dumps on Sunday... with the results seen here, in an area in the trees of Mary Jane known as Topher's Run. Winter Park could be busy today, since I-70 will be closed at Empire -- and the resort is offering $59 lift tickets to any ... More >>
The 2011 U.S. Alpine National Championships kick off today at Winter Park with the Men's Giant Slalom Nationals, and continue through the weekend with Women's GS tomorrow, Men's and Women's Super G on Saturday, and Men's and Women's Slalom on Sunday.
Love it or hate it, Spring Break is getting into full swing in the mountains. Here are 5 ways to get wild this weekend: OmMG! Looking for a side-serving of serenity with your weekend helping of stoke? Try the 1st annual Telluride Yoga Festival Winter Retreat, a chillier version of the chill ... More >>
What is it about a full moon in February that brings out the freeze-your-ass-off fanatics? If you're looking to wolf out, this is your weekend:
Photo by Britt ChesterA man who makes molehills of mountains.In a world where 14-year-old kids are throwing double-cork 1080s, the oft forgotten path of big mountain riding gets lost in the mix or, sometimes, completely overlooked. Jeremy Jones has been at the forefront of that revolution sin ... More >>
In November we published The Edge, our annual winter activity guide and comprehensive insider's resource to 25 of Colorado's top ski areas. It turns out we missed quite a few: According to the ghost hunters at Colorado Ski Country USA, there are 169 ski areas in the state, including 140 dearl ... More >>
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
After thirty years, Squaw Pass is ready to make a comeback — as Echo Mountain Park.
The McAdams want their children back, but can former heroin addicts succeed as parents?
Jesse Csincsak gives handouts in a hand-to-mouth sport.
For decades, folks along Highway 40 left the driving to Greyhound. Now they've been left behind.
Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.
An avalanche buried their friend -- and a Denver trio is still digging out.
After years as a family-themed ski resort, Denver's mountain tries super-sizing.
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
Chris Pappas takes his "hollow bravado" to the top of his profession.
December 24 - 30, 1998
Two years ago, a deadlocked jury saved Thomas luther from the death penalty. But the legacy of his crimes continues.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
Pulling the plug on attorney advertising could get somebody sued -- including the State of Colorado
FOR MYRON KNAPSCHAFER, TO AIR IS HUMAN, TO SHRED DIVINE.SHRED ALERT SEVENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD MYRON KNAPSCHAFER IS GOING DOWNHILL FAST--AND HE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.
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