Update: Over the course of the past few weeks, we've told you about the efforts to reopen Red Mountain Pass, which has been closed to unfettered traffic since January 12, when falling rocks smashed onto Highway 550 south of Ouray, with others on the cliff side dangerously close to following suit; se ... More >>
Earlier this week, we shared photos and videos of the efforts to reopen U.S. Highway 550 over Red Mountain Pass after a rock slab the size of a football field tumbled from a nearby cliff; see our previous coverage below. It's been nearly two weeks since the closure was put in place, and the Colorado ... More >>
VOORMI Introduction from Outside Adventure Media on Vimeo. Voormi, a Pagosa Springs-based manufacturer of technical wool outdoor clothing and gear, won the 2013 Something Independent Wright Award for entrepreneurship last night at a pre-launch event hosted by Session Kitchen. "This is about the bes ... More >>
This week we've been following the Red Bull Cold Rush at Silverton Mountain from afar, and today we have the results in after the athletes voted last night in the peer-judged competition.
Set your DVR to record the Red Bull Signature Series on March 24 at 11 a.m. MST, when NBC will air footage from the Red Bull Cold Rush freeskiing competition. The event concluded yesterday at Silverton Mountain, and the photos and video teasers from the last two days have us eager to see it in all i ... More >>
Skiers competing at the Red Bull Cold Rush this week at Silverton Mountain got their first reminder of just how hardcore the venue is yesterday when an early morning avalanche wiped out a third of the planned course for the Day 1 Big Mountain portion of the three-day freeskiing event. Silverton was ... More >>
In January we reported on a handful of homegrown Colorado ski companies making handcrafted and custom skis that stand up to or surpass anything else on the market. If we'd waited a few weeks, we could have added another local brand to the mix: Silverton-based Venture Snowboards. For the last few y ... 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.
Recent powder dumps across the state couldn't have come at a better time: This week the entire snow sports industry is in town for its annual SIA Snow Show confab at the Colorado Convention Center and related Mile High Snow Fest events all over town, all the top pros are in Aspen for the Winter X Ga ... More >>
Get to steppin'! The 3rd annual Estes Park Winter Festival opens tonight with a free "Ceilidh" Irish barn dance and runs through Monday at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, with a CandyLand Ice Castle for kids and family-friendly events including ice skating, ice bowling, horse and carriage rides, a ... More >>
The 22,000 acres of new ski terrain open at Silverton Mountain last season thanks to its new Heli Board/Heli Ski operation was a no-brainer for our Best New Ski Terrain award in Westword's 2011 Best of Denver guide, and the heli drops, starting at $159 per run, remain one of the best bargains in big ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
This week's cover story on the new Colorado Snowboard Archive collection at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, and the history of the effort by snowboarders to get respect alongside skiing, sent us digging through our online archives dating back fifteen years as we covered the subject from ... More >>
Wolf Creek celebrated Halloween weekend with 22 inches of new snowTrick or treat, indeed: fourteen inches of new snow this weekend at Silverton Mountain brought the mid-mountain base tally to an incredible eighty inches (see powder porn after the jump). Wolf Creek got 22 inches before opening ... More >>
Photo by Jeff Cricco, via SkiNet.comVail makes #2 in Ski Magazine's annual Western U.S. Resort Rankings.Eleven of the twenty resorts profiled in Ski Magazine's reader's choice list of the top twenty ski resorts in the Western Unied States this year are from Colorado, including six of the top ... More >>
Mmm... totally! "We are looking forward to 10,000 snowboarders getting together to celebrate the sport and the start of the new season," says Waide Hoyt, production manager for Standard Films. The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Totally Board series tonight with the world p ... 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 >>
Photo courtesy Vail ResortsShaun White picked up his Epic Pass yesterday after signing on to make Northstar-at-Tahoe his home resort and agreeing to represent all six of the Vail Resorts properties (including Vail, Beaver Creek, and Breckenridge here in Colorado) in what Vail Resorts CEO Rob ... More >>
The world premiere of TB:20 -- the 20th anniversary edition of Standard Films' Totally Board series -- will be on Friday, September 16 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, where it's the headlining film at the 2nd annual Snowboard On The Rocks film and music festival. Standard released the first full t ... More >>
Silverton Mountain is a good seven-hour drive from Denver in the winter, but we're going to argue that their season pass deal is too good to pass up, especially if you buy one this week while they're 50 percent off: Silverton is selling a limited number of 2011/2012 season passes this week fo ... More >>
Tickets go on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m. for the 2nd annual Snowboard on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater. The September 16 event will feature the world premieres of three films: TB20 is the 20th anniversary installment of the Totally Board series from Standard Films, Familia 2 is the sec ... More >>
Beaver Creek, Silverton Mountain and Echo Mountain all called it quits for the season yesterday, but that doesn't mean there isn't still perfectly good skiing and snowboarding to be had: Copper Mountain, Vail, Winter Park, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass are all throwing rites of Spring bashes t ... 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 >>
$199 for a 2011/2012 season pass? Believe it.Many Colorado ski areas announced pre-season discounts on 2011/2012 season passes this week. Yes, we know there are still three or four good weeks of Spring skiing and shredding ahead of us, and that Arapahoe Basin will be keeping the dream alive u ... More >>
Freeskiers Sean Pettit and Grete Eliassen won the 2011 Red Bull Cold Rush at Silverton Mountain on Friday, showcasing the best of one of Colorado's most extreme ski destinations (check out the video highlights after the jump). Silverton opened up 22,000 acres of new heli-serviced terrain this ... More >>
The 5th annual Red Bull Cold Rush freeskiing competition is on this week, and for the first time ever it's right here in Colorado, at Silverton Mountain, where the ski area has gotten more than 40 inches of new snow in the last week. On Day One the good folks at Silverton took the competitors ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Sarah AustinNever Summer Snowboards co-founder Tim Canaday shows off his 2011/2012 line at the SIA Snow ShowWe 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 >>
In September I reported from The Meeting, Aspen's 6th annual ski and snowboarding film festival showcasing most of the year's big-budget snow-porn flicks. Not hardcore enough for you? The Beating is Silverton's answer to The Meeting, an amateur film-shorts competition as different from Aspen' ... More >>
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 >>
Holiday shopping, Colorado-style: Tonight is the annual Men's Shopping Night at Outdoor Divas in Cherry Creek, 2717 East 3rd Avenue (or head to the Boulder store tomorrow night, 1133 Pearl Street), and these divas have us dudes all figured out: They'll be plying us with pizza and Oskar Blues ... More >>
Photo by Yorick Carroux for Red Bull PhotofilesSean Pettit on his way to winning the 2010 Red Bull Cold Rush.Huge news from Silverton Mountain this week: The Red Bull Cold Rush big mountain and big air freeskiing competition is coming to Colorado, March 14-18, after being held in Canada (firs ... More >>
Nobody's reppin' the local scene as hard as the new Snowboard Colorado magazine, and the third issue hit core snowboard shops this week. To pick up your free copy, look for the brand-new magazine racks made from Colorado beetle-kill wood. That's Skylar Holgate on the cover carving a big turn ... More >>
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From the week of August 9, 2001
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