Couldn't -- or wouldn't -- make it to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics? You're not alone. But Saturday night, a rowdy crew of locals took to the bars for the Crawl to Sochi, an Olympics-themed hop between four downtown watering holes, complete with its own bar-game competitions, from beer pong to ... More >>
Last week's storms brought the deepest 24- and 48-hour snowfall totals since the 2000-2001 season, prompting Vail Resorts' marketing team to dub it the "storm of the century." We can't argue with that, especially since the snow's been falling pretty much ever since, punctuated with bluebird days per ... More >>
In the headline of a November post, we asked a simple question: Could Lindsey Vonn's latest injury keep her out of the 2014 Olympics? The answer, posted moments ago on Vonn's Facebook page, is yes. Look below for Vail-based Vonn's complete statement, followed by our earlier coverage of the knee in ... 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 >>
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 >>
Colorado-based filmmakers won four of the top prizes at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Canada on Sunday, including three awards to the Boulder-based Sender Films crew - all for films featured in the Reel Rock 7 video compilation and film tour - and one to Carbondale-based director S ... More >>
There's always 2026? In a disappointing development for folks who have been pushing Denver to make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, news broke this week that the United States Olympics Committee is not going to pursue 2022, which means Denver is out of the running for that year.
Bringing the 2022 Winter Olympics to Denver has the potential to bring people together in a way that nothing else can, Governor John Hickenlooper said today, expressing serious interest in a possible bid. The governor chatted with Westword this morning about what the Olympics could mean for Colora ... More >>
Should Denver make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics? Yesterday, a panel of local experts and planners tasked with exploring the possibility yesterday gave state and city officials an overwhelming "yes" recommendation. And fortunately, a majority of folks across the state don't know about 1976. Do ... More >>
Two years after a traumatic brain injury knocked him out of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kevin Pearce is back on board -- and will be riding one in Breckenridge today, before he moves behind the mic for this week's Winter Dew Tour's Nike Open. Pearce emceed the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountai ... More >>
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 >>
Tulo.Kyle Garratt's post about the Top 5 worst Colorado sports moments, inspired by the Colorado Rockies' astonishing seventeen-Sunday-losses-in-a-row streak, prompted readers to nominate their own lowlights. Here's a particularly interesting nomination.
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
Yesterday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board approved the addition of Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle events at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The announcement came yesterday from the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa, and follows an April announcement tha ... More >>
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The study of neighbors through their porch decorations... click image to enlarge During repeated investigation, the yard arteologist quickly spots variations on themes in yard artistry. A wintertime favorite in the more nostalgia-accessible neighborhoods is the porch sled. It is probably saf ... More >>
What writer wouldn't want to cover the Olympics? The glitz, the glamor and the high-profile nature of the gig are just about irresistible, regardless of your feelings about winter sports. I mean, I'd jump at the opportunity, and I couldn't care less about skiing, skating and curling. Well, cu ... More >>
All (internet) bets are on Denver winning the 2030 Winter Olympic Games. We would need a suitable mascot to show Colorado's goal to become a "green" energy economy...
"Prebles" will be jumping at the chance to lure the 2026 Winter Games to Colorado. It'll be the fiftieth anniversary of the city's historic 1976 Olympic snub, and Denver no longer feels mousey about the future!
The Cirque is back in town.
The Olympic sport thats sweeping the nation comes to town.
This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal.
Make tracks to Winter Park by train
Want to be an Olympian but don't have a sport? Luge wants you.
Everything you know about the Jamaican bobsled team is more fiction than fact, but the truth is still cool.
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.
This jump was one for the record books -- even if it was officially illegal.
And the gold medal for pinochle goes to...