Several big ski area openings, the start of the U.S. Olympic team selection process for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and more this weekend. Read on! See also: The Edge, Westword's 2013-2014 Winter Activity Guide
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 >>
SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL @ WINTER PARK | FRI-SUN, 3/8-3/10 If the idea of standing outside in the cold and snow sounds positively unappealing to you, either you're not from Colorado or you're new here. Whatever the case, don't let any of that dissuade you from heading up to the mountains for the apt ... 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 >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are Fourth of July c ... 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 >>
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.
The wind beneath your wings! The Birds of Prey World Cup -- the only men's FIS World Cup alpine skiing event in the U.S. this year -- begins today at Beaver Creek, with the Men's Downhill competition beginning at 11 a.m. and a U.S. Ski Team autograph session tonight at 5 p.m. Tonight is also the 13t ... More >>
Make it rain! Crankworx Colorado continues today at Winter Park with the Rainmaker Air Downhill Slopestyle qualifiers starting at 12:15 p.m. (finals start on Saturday at 1 p.m.). The weekend is also full of spectator-friendly XC and downhill mountain bike races. Better still: Most of the Tres ... More >>
Commuters passing Federal on 6th Avenue on their way into Denver may have noticed construction on what is shaping up to be an epic new mountain bike and BMX skills park, designed by Gravity Logic and pro rider John Cowan. The park will be operated by Winter Park's Trestle Bike Park crew in pa ... More >>
Rock out with your sunblock out! The Spring Back to Vail concert lineup kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. in Vail Village with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and The Chain Gang of 1974 at Solaris Plaza (Train and Saint Motel play tomorrow night at Ford Park and The Greyboy Allstars and Jonn Mogambo ... 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 >>
Love it or hate it, Spring Break is getting into full swing in the mountains. Here are 5 ways to get wild this weekend: OmMG! Looking for a side-serving of serenity with your weekend helping of stoke? Try the 1st annual Telluride Yoga Festival Winter Retreat, a chillier version of the chill ... More >>
Photo courtesy Vail ResortsAfter getting dumped on all week (nearly three feet, as of this writing) Vail is opening today with 1,150 acres and nine lifts. Eldora opens today, too. Winter Park opened on Wednesday and will open Mary Jane tomorrow. And Keystone, which opened on November 5, is op ... More >>
Today's a powder day at Loveland (6" in the last 24 hours), A-Basin (4"), Wolf Creek (6"), Copper (7"), and Keystone (5") -- the first five out of the gates this season. Breckenridge opens on Friday, followed by Winter Park (November 17) and Vail (November 19). If you haven't whipped yourself ... More >>
The Cheeky Monk will open its third location Sunday in the Orchard Town Center, at 14694 Orchard Parkway, in Westminster, with two separate bars - one that focuses on old-world Belgian beers and one featuring U.S. craft brews. The Belgian beer cafĂ©, which also has spots on Colfax Avenue and ... More >>
In yet another example of why global warming sucks, Denver Parks and Recreation announced yesterday that they are once again postponing the January 24 opening of the Ruby Hill Rail Yard, the nation's only urban snowboard park, "until further notice." The culprit? Unseasonably warm weather. Obvi ... 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.
Winter Activity Guide
Catch a hottie at this Susan G. Komen benefit.
After thirty years, Squaw Pass is ready to make a comeback — as Echo Mountain Park.
Thirteen weeks of quirky, offbeat, gloriously Colorado entertainment.
Missing something? Don't tell your mom.
For decades, folks along Highway 40 left the driving to Greyhound. Now they've been left behind.
Linda Hayes, Hemispheres Magazine
Jeffco is a public-records embarrassment.
January 28 - February 3, 1999
September 3 - 9, 1998
Westword's Guide to teh '96-'97 ski and snowboard season
A NEW APPRAISAL RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WEBB ADMINISTRATION'S DEALINGS WITH WINTER PARK.
THE MOFFAT TUNNEL COMMISSION RUBS A LITTLE SNOW IN THE WPRA'S FACE.