Spring skiing and snowboarding is alive and well in Colorado, thanks to new snow this week and heavier-than-usual totals since January 1, and several ski areas have already announced extended seasons to make the most of it. Aspen Mountain, originally scheduled to close on April 20, announced on Thur ... More >>
What is the first thing you think of when you think of Colorado? Skiing? The Broncos? Movoto.com recently published their list of "10 things Denverites know to be true," and you can bet the Broncos, snow and a few others are on there. What do you think of Movoto.com's list? Let us know in the comm ... More >>
There's nothing like a fresh dusting of snow to inaugurate a new ski and snowboard season: both Vail and Eldora are celebrating opening day today, just as Front Range shredders now have snow -- and the need for new snow tires -- very much on the brain. See also: The Edge, an insider's guide to Colo ... More >>
Never mind those epic closing-day celebrations last weekend at Vail, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, and Powderhorn: All four resorts have announced they'll be spinning the chairlifts again this weekend and reopening Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21, to make the most of massive dumps of late ... More >>
If anyone would appreciate cheap fun, it's The Dude, Jeff Bridges's iconic slacker character in The Big Lebowski. We may not have bowling on our activities list, but you can see the 1998 Coen brothers' classic for free this weekend -- and there are many more entertaining events around town, everythi ... More >>
In a post about the first meeting of the Denver City Council's recreational marijuana committee, chairman Charlie Brown shared anecdotes he's heard about public pot smoking at ski areas since Amendment 64. But a spokeswoman for Colorado's ski industry says resorts have had virtually no problems with ... More >>
Although the Fourth of July will be short of official fireworks shows -- and private use of fireworks has been completely banned in Colorado -- there will be ample opportunities to celebrate the country's birthday across the state over the next few days. Here are just some of the events slated fo ... More >>
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>
Here in Denver we like to throw the number 5,280 around a lot. Skiers and snowboarders at Breckenridge prefer a much bigger number: 12,840. That's the elevation at the top of the Imperial Express SuperChair, the highest chairlift in North America, and it's open this morning for the first time all se ... More >>
"Team Canada-Quebec created a sculpture that demonstrates all virtues of carving snow: clean execution, anatomically correct figures and animals, texture, balance and more," said Jenn Cram, judge coordinator for the 22nd annual International Snow Sculpture Championships and Arts District administrat ... More >>
Pictures worth 12,000 words! Snowboard Colorado is hosting Exposure: A Snowboard Photography Showcase tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street, featuring the work of local photographers Matt Alberts, Ryan Bregante, Jeff Brockmeyer, Aaron Dodds, Chris Faronea, Zach Hooper, Dav ... 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 >>
U.S. Forest Service photo, via BreckenridgePeak6.comView of lift-served and hike-to terrain to be opened in proposed Breckenridge Peak 6 expansion On Friday, the U.S. Forest Service approved plans for Breckenridge Peak 6, a proposed expansion in White River National Forest that would open 550 ... More >>
Damn ams! The USASA Nationals competition moves from snowboarding to freeskiing this weekend at Copper Mountain, with opening ceremonies on Saturday and competition running Sunday through Wednesday, pitting amateur skiers against each other in Superpipe, Slopestyle and Skiercross events. An ... More >>
AlliSports.comBreck Freeride team member Eric Willet, center, wins Men's Snowboard Slopestyle at the Toyota Challenge in Ogden, UTBreckenridge Ski Resort is getting a good return on investment from its Breck Freeride Team and its stepped-up park & pipe programs: Yesterday, Breckenridge snowbo ... More >>
Photo by Carl Scofield, courtesy Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridge has had more than 47 inches of new snow in the last weekNext week we have the Denver Big Air competitions, the entire snowsports industry in town for the SIA Snow Show and Winter X Games 15 at Buttermilk. But first, this wee ... More >>
Liam Doran/Breckenridge Ski ResortNow we're talkin'1. Opening weekend at Breck. More than six inches of fresh pow for opening day today and 17" so far this week mean you could be skiing or snowboarding on some serious snow right now. Get to it. There are also freshies to be had this weekend a ... More >>
Have these guys heard it's still illegal to toke at Breckenridge Ski Resort? Doubt it.In November, voters in Breckenridge approved the decriminalization of marijuana in the community -- and the town council has now approved regulations relating to the measure. As of January 1, 21-and-older ad ... More >>
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