Arapahoe Basin was first -- as usual -- but two other Summit County ski resorts, Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort, will open today, despite warm weather recently that pushed back Keystone's original opening-day plan. In addition, Wolf Creek down in southwestern Colorado, opens this weekend as wel ... More >>
Aspen International Fashion Week promises to be a fun-filled event showcasing world-renowned designers who make cold weather fashion hip. One of those designers is Leonard Gorski, founder and designer of Gorski Furs, who will present the Winter 14/15 collection at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, March 14 on t ... More >>
With St. Paddy's Day just around the corner, many people are already licking their lips over corned beef and cabbage, not to mention green beer. But before that annual bash begins -- with events stretching from Saturday until the actual St. Patrick's Day on March 17 -- there are many more dignified ... More >>
"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 >>
As we reported last week, calculating ski-area deaths in Colorado is tricky, since Colorado Ski Country USA applies a strict criteria to those included in overall figures. Cases in point: Olathe, Kansas resident Stuart Brownlee and Summit County's James Lindenblatt died while skiing in recent days, ... More >>
Elevation Beer Company may be located in Poncha Springs, but the brewery's four co-founders don't think of their place as a local hangout. "We are more like a winery than a typical brewpub," says Xandy Bustamante. "We could have done this from anywhere in country, so we figured, why not pick a place ... More >>
Although this past weekend felt like the start of summer, there's still good riding to be had in Colorado -- and this week is also a prime opportunity to catch some of the country's best amateur snowboarders in action: The 23rd annual United States Snowboard Association's USASA National Championship ... More >>
If you've been dreaming up how you'd do things differently as king of the mountain, this could be your week: Powderhorn Ski Area CEO and President Steve Bailey and Dean Skalla, who have owned the ski area since 1999, are selling it in an auction on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the resort's Day Lodge ... More >>
Queue up "Rocky Mountain High" for the 2011 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame awards: John Denver (who is on a roll here -- he's also about to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame) is among this year's candidates. As his friend and fellow musician Jim Salestrom notes in ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Expo 2008.An estimated 30,000 ski and snowboard junkies will flock to the Colorado Convention Center this weekend for the 18th annual Ski and Snowboard Expo. Here, five reasons you should be one of them:
Hurry to see the chairmen of the board.
The Grand Huts Progressive Dinner keeps it coming.
Leave it to those merry pranksters at the Smoking Gun to spot this moment of utter embarrassment and hilarity at Vail Mountain resort last Friday. It turns out a skier attempted to ride the high-speed lift at Vail's Blue Sky Basin, but when the seat didn't fold down all the way he somehow slipped th ... More >>
Get lit at one of several torchlight parades in the mountains.
It’s ironic that Kaye Ferry ended her eighteen-year run as head of the Vail Chamber and Business Association this week enmeshed in a controversy over a word as ridiculous as "riff-raff," considering that she’s said so much worse on the record before. The outspoken commentator on Vail politics w ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
Telluride's snow-sport competition and music lineup are the best of the bunch.
Thursday, July 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Marc Frank Montoya brought the inner city to the snow-white world of boarding.
From the week of November 3, 2005
Vintage Ski World
The Gravity Games have pull.
Ever seen a 450-pound sled do this?
The Broncos stand tall at 1896
Lucky Strike Lanes revitalizes bowling
Ski season beckons the snow junkies
Mogul Mania leaps into Vail
Shred-heads get their kicks
Copper Mountain invites skiers to play with their food
Andy Pruitt's drive has pushed sports medicine into high gear.
Ouray Sportswear Factory Outlet
A boy's death gives snowboarder Chris Klug a second chance at life and the Olympics.
This city for sale.
A public service announcement from Westword...
A farewell to the Moffat Tunnel Commission, Colorado's most madcap state agency.
A Boulder company has its eye (and eyes) on the Internet.