Because of warm weather, the Colorado ski/snowboard season got off to a slow start -- but Loveland is open for business. And with temperatures dropping and snow falling, the rest of this state's resorts will soon be online. We profile them all in The Edge, our insider's guide to the 2014 ski and s ... More >>
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the third annual Denver Bacon and Beer Festival, which will run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. November 16 at the Curtis Hotel. This year's event will feature eighteen breweries and more than 25 restaurants; one beer-bacon team will be crowned Best in Show win $750 to donate to ... More >>
Update: Congrats to heather.lou! You've won two Totally Tennyson tickets. Check your email for details on how to claim them. Original post: Do you love the '80s? Let's be real: We all do. In fact, we totally do. And now we're giving away two tickets to the third annual Totally Tennyson pub crawl, a ... More >>
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 >>
Do you love the '80s? Let's be real, we all do. In fact, we totally do. We're giving away two tickets to the third annual Totally Tennyson pub crawl, an '80s-themed drinking tour of the area in which only the most radical of retro costumes are encouraged. So dig out your hairspray, put on some neon ... More >>
While most of us are ready for spring to hit full bloom already, Mother Nature (and let's face it, a few of our friends) are still desperately clinging to the last days of winter. And it's not too late to spend a last few moments out on the snow: We're giving away two free day passes to Loveland Ski ... More >>
Next Thursday, May 2, the Harkins theater in Northfield is celebrating the release of the third Iron Man movie with a Tony Stark-a-palooza -- and we have free tickets to give away. So if you're a fan of the Marvel hero, the hunk Robert Downey Jr. or even just large hunks of metal, continue reading f ... More >>
Winter is finally here (for the moment, anyway), but there's still plenty to do inside (and outside) in the Mile High City. From proms to late-night full moon-watching to adult skateboarding parties and more, we've rounded up the ten best events for this last weekend in February. And as a bonus, ove ... More >>
On February 13, the Harkins theater in Northfield is celebrating the release of the fifth chapter of the Die Hard franchise with a marathon of the entire film series, which gives moviegoers the opportunity to experience decades of death scenes and Bruce Willis' slowly receding hairline all in one da ... More >>
Valentine's Day is coming up next week, and if you haven't already, it's time to decide where you stand, whether to gift and how much to spend. In honor of the holiday spirit, Show and Tell has a free option for you, no anxiety required: We're giving away two free day passes to Loveland Ski Area. Co ... More >>
Loveland lost the annual race to open first this season to the neighbors at Arapahoe Basin, but first chair tomorrow at 9 a.m. will still be a hot ticket when the ski area marks the start of its 75th anniversary season with a top-to-bottom run on the Catwalk, Mambo, and Homerun trails. See Also: ... More >>
"We made a very tough decision today," reported Arapahoe Basin CEO Alan Henceroth in a dispatch sent out on yesterday. "Arapahoe Basin will close for the season Sunday, May 6. With the light snowfall, big wind events, and warm temperatures, Mother Nature made life for Colorado skiers very difficult ... More >>
On Saturday Snowboard Colorado and Loveland Ski Area will co-host a demo-day event featuring next season's gear from at least sixteen different brands, including boards from Colorado companies Never Summer, Unity Snowboards and Oz, as well as boards from YES, Capita, Technine, Salomon, Niche, Echelo ... More >>
Matthew Bowers, a 36-year-old from Greenville, Texas, reportedly died on Wednesday after a skiing accident at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. By our count -- one an industry spokeswoman disputes -- he's the eighteenth person to perish on Colorado ski slopes this season, one more than the previous hig ... More >>
On Sunday, Joseph Shematek, a 71 year old from Windsor, died at St. Anthony's Hospital following a skiing accident in Loveland. By our count, he's the seventeenth person to pass away as a result of injuries on the slopes of a Colorado resort this season, tying it for the deadliest on record.
To make the most of your snow day today, believe it or not, you're going to want to stay fairly close to home: Denver got more snow than most of the ski areas, and you might find more powder at your local sledding hill than at your favorite ski resort. This morning's Facebook post from Loveland Ski ... More >>
Update, 2:53 p.m., January 16: We've picked a winner! Check your e-mail to see if you've won. Thanks for playing along.Of course you watched the Broncos beat the Steelers on Sunday. And if you watched the CBS broadcast of the game, you saw footage of Loveland Ski Area on Saturday and all the skiers ... More >>
Photo courtesy Copper Mountain ResortSanta didn't bring much in the way of fresh snow for Christmas (apparently some of you skiers and snowboarders out there have been naughty this year) but he did manage to get some turns in after making his rounds in Colorado, shredding his way into the Fac ... More >>
Signal Snowboards has built a special tribute to Steve Jobs, complete with an iPad mounted in the nose of the board and a glowing LED Signal logo in the aluminum base (similar to Apple's iconic MacBook laptops). To test it, the California-based Signal crew brought the iShred to Colorado for s ... More >>
Thinking about taking a snow day and heading for the hills this morning? Crank up the Black Flag and point towards the Continental Divide, because the first snow of the season here in Denver hit ski country even harder, with Loveland reporting over 10 inches this morning at 5 a.m. and Arapaho ... More >>
Photo by Dustin Schaefer, courtesy Loveland Ski AreaLauren Weibert saw a rainbow on opening day at LovelandThe season of winter stoke is upon us: Wolf Creek, Arapahoe Basin, and Loveland Ski Area were all open over the weekend and, this being the 21st century, we found some sweet video covera ... More >>
2010 first chair photo courtesy Loveland Ski AreaFirst chair honors at Loveland will be up for grabs on FridayThe 2011/2012 ski season is officially upon us: Arapahoe Basin opened this morning and Loveland is opening tomorrow. Each will be open daily until well into the Spring skiing season.
Chair 4, photo courtesy of Loveland Ski AreaRetired chairlift chairs are a hot commodity around here, where hardcore skiers and snowboarders like to turn them into porch swings or mountain cabin decor: When Arapahoe Basin offered its old Expedition seats last year to make way for the new Blac ... More >>
Photo courtesy Loveland Ski AreaLoveland's offering free pancake breakfast during the I-70 closureThis week's I-70 closures come just as some local ski resorts are getting into full Spring swing and as new snow continues to pile up: The Interstate will be closed from Empire (exit 232) to Silv ... More >>
The moon was closer last night to earth than it has been for eighteen years, reflecting the light of the sun onto earth and lighting up the night sky. Photos shot and submitted to Westword by Dustin Schaefer of the Loveland Ski Area.
Photo courtesy Loveland Ski AreaLoveland's slashing ticket prices (and offering free hot chocolate) for anyone willing to brave the coldSnow day! Denver Public Schools and others around the region are closed today "due to severe weather conditions and below-freezing temperatures," and Lovelan ... More >>
If you were there last night, thank you for coming to the first-ever Westword Web Awards party at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street. The room swelled (see full slideshow from the Web Awards) to about 400 bloggers, photographers, shameless self-promoters and artists, who tweeted about the thing ... More >>
Loveland Ski Area opened yesterday, and photographer Soren McCarty was there. See his photos on the slideshow page.
There's a lot of love in that land -- from skiers, especially. Loveland Ski Area wins this year's race to become the first to open in Colorado. But given how early the starting bell rang -- Loveland hasn't gotten started so soon in forty years -- should zealots leave their top-shelf equipment ... More >>
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