"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 >>
Fear Factory were pioneers of the so-called nü metal genre, before that designation became a bit of an insult. Early proponents of a fusion of industrial and death metal, Fear Factory brought the first full realization of that sonic alchemy with its influential 1995 album Demanufacture. Since then, ... More >>
On Saturday, December 8, filmmaker Buck Harrison will be presenting the world premiere of One Degree Celsius, his documentary following a year in the life of the artists and athletes behind Denver-based Icelantic Skis. Harrison says he set out to make a small film about an independent ski brand with ... More >>
Breckenridge opened for the 2012-'13 ski and snowboard season today, with two lifts and forty acres of terrain, joining Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone and Copper Mountain. And with the So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour kicking off tomorrow at Woodward at Copper and OpenSnow.com (a Westword Best of Den ... More >>
Boulder's Satellite Boardshop is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and this summer also marked the shop's seventh annual Ride With Us Colorado Skatepark Tour, which started back in May at the new Arvada park (a Westword Best of Denver 2012 winner) and concluded in August at the new park i ... 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 >>
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 >>
The Bitter Bar has been at the forefront of the Colorado cocktail scene since it first opened as Happy's night-time alter ego three years ago. In fact, its list of classic and clever libations were so popular that owner Dave Query eventually decided to shut down his Boulder noodle house and focus on ... More >>
Shredding it on the bunny hill, or something."First time?" the guy behind the Loveland rental stand asked as he installed the gadget that would hook my boots on to the board. I don't think he ended the question with "dude," but with his slouched over 'tude, I wanted to hear "dude" or "gnarl ... 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 >>
"The numbers all go to eleven.In honor of Nigel Tufnel Day, we present our Top 11 picks for weekend adventure. "These go to eleven." A pair of skis pointed for the Park Lane terrain park jump line on Peak 8 for opening day of the 50th anniversary season at Breckenridge looks like an 11 to u ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest, most well-known beer festival in the world. But there are only about 55,000 tickets issued for the three-day event, which starts Thursday -- and they sold out in a record seven days this year. Still, sometimes the best parts of the GABF aren't ... More >>
Roll out the white carpet: Tomorrow night's world premiere of After Dark from Denver-based Level 1 Productions kicks off a busy Fall film schedule that serves as a reminder of just how awesome it is to live in Colorado, where -- for a few months, anyway -- we get the full Hollywood treatment ... More >>
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 >>
Life's a Bitch and Then You Die So Why Not Laugh Until You Cry?
Photo by Colin BaneVenture Snowboards onwers Lisa and Klemens Branner at Winter Park during SIA Snow Show's On-Snow Demo Days Now that the SIA Snow Show is officially over, after two days of on-snow demos at Winter Park following the trade show at the Colorado Convention Center, it's hard to ... More >>
At the leftover Yam Jam on Friday, skiers and snowboarders alike gathered to face it off freestyle in a casual post-Thanksgiving competition. They were facing off against each other -- the skier and snowboarder events were separate -- but the real rivalry was, of course, between those who fav ... More >>
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 >>
Copper Mountain and Keystone both open on Friday -- sick day, anyone? -- which means it's time to start waxing up the old sticks for early season snow conditions. If you've never done it yourself or need a refresher (or if you're just looking to sip some wine and meet rad new women to hit the ... More >>
Rumors have been swirling recently that Nick Cave may have signed on to rewrite the screenplay for The Crow remake (ouch that sentence hurts our heads). Cave is a favorite around here for his music, but we're a bit hard pressed to find anyone who's actually made it through a piece of his fict ... More >>
Adam Cayton-Holland, who was among the writers laid off at Westword yesterday, is best known for his "What's So Funny?" column -- a natural outlet for someone who's developed into one of the area's most acclaimed young standup comics. A prime example: his October article about surviving a cougar a ... More >>
Test the latest Burton gear at Copper Mountain.
Wednesday, October 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
The Hiatus: Reloaded (Rhyme Spree Records)
Jesse Csincsak gives handouts in a hand-to-mouth sport.
Elitch's is stoked about its gnarly new ride.
The Grey Album (Self-released)
These women are going downhill fast.
A local actor's performance keeps Hamlet from becoming a tragedy.
A boy's death gives snowboarder Chris Klug a second chance at life and the Olympics.
Professional snowboarder Chris Klug carves his way back to the top of the mountain.
DJ Steve Blakley is king of Denver's jungle.
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.