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    November 21, 2014

    Photos: Celebrating the Opening of Even More Colorado Ski Resorts

    Today, Eldora ski area is slated to open for the 2014-2015 season, bringing the total number of resorts to six, including Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Copper Mountain, Wolf Creek and Winter Park. And Aspen Mountain is scheduled to be number seven tomorrow. To get you stoked, we've pulled together highl ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    Vail, Aspen, Eldora Open This Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Winter Park Opens Saturday; Raffle Offers Winner a Lifetime Pass

    Winter Park Resort opens Saturday, joining a handful of ski-country destinations that have already powered on the gondolas. We profile them all in The Edge, our insider's guide to the 2014 ski and snowboard season, and we'll be rolling out those profiles as the mountains open. But if you really lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Photos: Twenty Funniest Skiing Memes

    Today, Copper Mountain and Keystone are scheduled to open for the 2014-15 ski season, making them the third and fourth resorts to do so, following Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. And to put it mildly, the folks behind the Skiing Memes Facebook page are ready. Below, check out our picks for the twenty f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of August 1-3

    It's First Friday and the first day of August, so it should be a fine, balmy summer night for exploring the art districts, from Santa Fe Drive to RiNo. Here are a few one-of-a-kind shows to see, tonight and through the weekend. See also: Photos: The Heads of Hydra couple up for an intimate exhibiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Photos: Top nine reasons other than pot to visit Colorado according to CN Traveler

    Given how many people traveled to Denver for the annual 4/20 festivities this year, not to mention the national hype over pot tourism in general, it's easy to forget that there are plenty of great reasons to visit Colorado that have nothing to do with weed. Fortunately, the folks at Condé Nast Tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Matt Stein, chef of Bruxie: "If no more burger places open this year, I'd be grateful"

    Matt Stein Bruxie 1000 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale 303-963-9045 Even after three decades in the kitchen, Matt Stein still shakes his head in denial as he recalls what he was fed when he was growing up in the Bronx. "My mother was a horrible cook, really the worst cook ever," he sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Photos: Movoto's top 10 things Denverites know to be true

    What is the first thing you think of when you think of Colorado? Skiing? The Broncos? 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's list? Let us know in the comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Photos: Seven recreational-strength marijuana edibles that still pack a helluva punch

    While actual marijuana buds probably weren't anything new to most non-medical cannabis consumers when the sale of recreational pot became legal on January 1, the huge variety of edible forms must have been an eye-opener for many longtime stoners accustomed to only the occasional batch of pot brownie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    The Westword 2014 Denver Bucket List: #15-6

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out their answers across our blogs. We shared Denver Bucket List picks 25-16 last week. Next up are 15-6. Count them down here, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Photos: Could Lindsey Vonn's latest injury keep her out of 2014 Olympics?

    Vail's Lindsey Vonn has been everywhere lately -- flirting with David Letterman, inspiring a bizarre Halloween costume on ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, even hanging on the sideline of Sunday's Broncos-Chiefs game with main squeeze Tiger Woods. But now, she's making the wrong kind of news. When she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Photos: Fifty reasons Colorado is the best state in the country, 2013 edition

    In 2011, we published a post counting down the fifty reasons Colorado is the best state. But that wasn't enough to express our affection for our home, so we followed up in 2012 with the fifty latest reasons why Colorado is the best state in the country. And still, we didn't cover everything. So now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Pitching Sam Adams, National Lemonade Day, Ian Kleinman magic and more

    The Mi Casa Center, 360 Acoma Street, is welcoming Samuel Adams Brewing for a free speed-coaching advice program for upcoming entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry today. This year's event will feature a "Pitch Room" competition that gives eight Colorado companies a chance to win a trip to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Photos: Ten hit movies filmed in Colorado

    Yesterday, as part of our continuing look at Hollywood-Colorado connections (including posts featuring the ten best movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable flicks set in Colorado but not filmed here), we compiled ten Hollywood movie misses filmed in our fair state. Today, we've flipped the scrip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Photos: Denver's ten biggest March-April snowstorms

    Today's snowfall has certainly been a pain from a commuting standpoint. But it's nothing special in the history of Denver weather (so far), especially considering how often the city is clobbered by spring storms. According to data shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ten of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Closing time: An end-of-season ski and snowboard splash-down countdown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Photos: Eenie Weenie Bikini contest marks Copper Mountain's 40th anniversary

    By the time most of us are forty, we're not exactly eager to model skimpy swimsuits, especially during the wintertime. Some parts shrink. Others get pointy. The human body's not exactly consistent, is it? That didn't stop Copper Mountain, though. To mark its fortieth anniversary season, the resort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Natalie Egleston skiing death: No charges in collision that took her life on Aspen Mountain

    Earlier this month, we told you about the skiing accident that took the life of Natalie Egleston, a Philadelphia-based executive, during a visit to Aspen Mountain. She was struck by another skier, subsequently identified as Virginia Chen, age 53. The district attorney with jurisdiction in Aspen inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Arthur Glaz, Air Force lieutenant, killed at Keystone; fourth resort death this season

    Another tragedy has taken place on the ski slopes of a Colorado resort. Arthur Glaz, a 27-year-old Air Force lieutenant stationed in New Mexico, lost his life at Keystone on Friday. Glaz is officially the fourth person to die at a ski area in the state this season, although there have been other sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Natalie Egleston was standing still before collision that took her life on Aspen Mountain

    Update: We've now got more information about the passing of Philadelphia's Natalie Egleston, who died Monday while skiing with friends on Aspen Mountain -- the third official skiing-related death at a Colorado resort this season. Egleston was reportedly standing in place when she was struck by anot ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    January 22, 2013

    Photos: The largest-ever Oskar Blues display takes over Argonaut

    This morning, employees of Argonaut and Longmont-based Oskar Blues arranged 1,000 twelve-packs of Oskar Blues beer into an enormous -- what else? -- beer can-shaped display at the store, the largest in the brewery's history. While the stack is up (through February 22), Oskar Blues is running a coupl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    This Weekend in Stoke: One Degree Celsius premiere and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Photos: Ten best "Colorado cities" movie posters

    Last week, we shared our collection of the ten best "Colorado" movie posters -- flicks that actually featured the state's name in the title. Now, we're branching out, with a gallery made up of posters from films that mention Colorado cities. Predictably, the majority name-check Denver, but there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Patrick Hartnett, exec chef of Kachina Southwestern Grill, on chiles, chiles and chiles

    Patrick Hartnett Kachina Southwestern Grill 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster 303-410-5813 This is part one of my interview with Patrick Hartnett, exec chef of Kachina Southwestern Grill; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. The restaurants at a Holiday Inn will never m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

    Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes here could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Vail and Burton Snowboards confirm rumors: Burton US Open is coming to Colorado

    Vail Resorts and Burton Snowboards yesterday confirmed rumors -- first reported earlier this month by the Breckenridge-based Angry Snowboarder blog -- that the Burton US Open is moving to Vail after thirty years in Vermont -- 27 of them at Stratton Mountain. The 31st annual Burton US Open will be he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Summer snow: Woodward at Copper opens this weekend

    If this week's climbing temperatures and the smell of burning pine from fires across the state have you pining for ski season, you're not alone: The Woodward at Copper action sports camp is opening its outdoor summer terrain park (previously open only to summer camp participants) to the public for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Hemp rules at Ziggy Marley Organics...and Vitamin Cottage

    Ja, mon! Ziggy Marley stopped by Vitamin Cottage at Natural Grocers in Green Mountain today on his way to Copper Mountain for the Wanderlust Festival. The reason for the stop? To promote his new organic food line.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Paraplegic skier Josh Dueck learns Sit Ski backflip at Woodward at Copper

    Salomon Freeski TV's clip of paraplegic skier Josh Dueck hucking the first-ever Sit Ski backflip has us as stoked as any other trick we've seen filmed this season. Dueck -- formerly a competitive freestyle skier before a T11 spinal chord injury in 2004 -- won bronze in the Mono Skier X event last we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2011 Denver: ten best mountain celebrations

    ​What better time to take advantage of this city's proximity to the beautiful Rocky Mountains -- and some of the best skiing in the world -- than New Year's Eve? Keep reading for our list of the ten best ways to celebrate New Year's, mountain-style.

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    December 14, 2011

    Telluride hosts FIS Snowboardcross World Cup this week​Governor 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Kevin Pearce wants to you to ride with him Tuesday at Breckenridge

    ​After two years of watching his Frends and fans sport "I Ride 4 Kevin" stickers on their boards in tribute, snowboarder Kevin Pearce is asking them to join him on Tuesday at Breckenridge, where he's planning to take his first runs since the traumatic brain injury that kept him out of the 2010 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    The Edge: Westword's winter activities guide helps you sort out the 2011-2012 season

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Andy Daly and 'Gart Brothers' Ken and Tom take over at Powderhorn Resort

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Snow porn! This month's must-see ski and snowboard movie premieres

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Never Summer's Heather Baroody, Class of 2011

    Westword file photo by Sarah Austin, 2010Need a screw? Never Summer team rider Heather Baroody wears a couple of spares​Heather Baroody is so hardcore she wears snowboard binding screws as earrings. We last caught up with her last January as part of our cover story profile on her sponsors at N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2011

    MiM0Sa at the Boulder Theater, 4/16/11

    Britt ChesterMiM0Sa With Mista Mista and Archnemesis Boulder Theater | 4.16.11 With help from Mista Mista and Archnemesis, Mimosa sold out the Boulder Theater last night for the second of what some merely assumed would be a two-show stop. In light of the greatest holiday a music fan could ever ask f ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Today in Stoke: The end is near! Cheap lift tickets at Aspen!

    ​What's the world coming to? Yesterday Aspen/Snowmass slashed its single day adult lift ticket price to $49; take another $10 off if you have a season pass from another mountain. "Because Easter is two weeks later this year, we're treating these two weeks as a special bonus," says Aspen/Snowm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Free ski buses to mountain resorts? Ace King thinks it's an idea whose time has come

    ​In seventeen years of avid snowboarding, Ace King has heard all the bright ideas about how to fix the weekend traffic logjam on I-70. Monorail, zipper lanes, double-decker lanes -- all costly, all dubious as hell, and none of them right around the corner. What King lusts for is a bus.

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    February 25, 2011

    Top 10 list of Colorado movies a ten-cent ticket fee didn't subsidize

    "The Searchers."​The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    The top five locally made snowboards at the SIA Snow Show (plus a couple of sweet pairs of skis)

    Photo by Sarah AustinNever Summer Snowboards co-founder Tim Canaday shows off his 2011/2012 line at the SIA Snow Show​We sifted through a mess of 893 snow sports brands representing at the SIA Snow Show to find the Colorado companies we love most, then asked them to show off their best boards ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Today In Stoke: Forecast calls for snow all week

    Photo via SkiCB.comGreetings from Crested Butte, reporting nearly a foot of new snow this morning.​If you're planning a holiday ski vacation, you might want to go ahead and start it early: It snowed all weekend at most Colorado resorts, and it's expected to keep coming down until Thursday, whi ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 11, 2010
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    November 4, 2008

    This Just In 11/6-11/12

    Umphrey's McGee returns to Colorado for a three-show run in January. Umphrey's McGee has played here so many times over the last few years that you'd almost think the guys were from here rather than from Chicago. The band revisits our state right after its new studio album, Mantis , hits the street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    Brother Nathaniel Brings His Message to the Mountain

    People find God in unusual places and often try to show others the way to their savior in even stranger places. Believers have tried to “save” me on Mexican beaches and at basketball games. They’ve tried to lead me to God on college campuses, in airports and on airplanes. They’ve praised Je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    The AFI Top 100 Films -- And The Top Ten Movies Filmed in Colorado

    Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Spearheaded Movement

    The sun was shining and the weather was sweet -- and Michael Franti's Bob Marley quotes didn't stop with the weather when he and Spearhead took the stage at Copper Mountain on Saturday for the final of three free concert weekends, part of the resort’s season ending Sunsation festivities. Franti ... More >>

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