The snow just keeps on coming up in the hills where it matters most, and conditions at most Colorado ski areas are as good as they get. There might be a few more inches of fresh powder on the way this weekend to top it off, according to OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz, with bigger storms on th ... More >>
The fifth annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival takes over Fillmore Plaza on Saturday afternoon. The celebration features eats from nineteen of Cherry Creek's food and beverage establishments, as well as a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Tickets -- which can be purchased here -- are $60 ... More >>
ALABAMA SHAKES @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/9/13 A number of bands are returning to a Southern-rock sound these days, but much of the music they're making is too derivative to be interesting. Alabama Shakes, fresh off a date warming up for Neil Young, bucks that trend. The group's members, who met in hi ... More >>
Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 10, Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, 800-979-0332.
The third edition of the annual SnowBall Music Festival kicks off tomorrow night in Winter Park. Seasoned veterans that we are, we've put together an exhaustive survival guide for you to ensure that you have the best possible experience and don't become a human popsicle. We know what to bring, how m ... More >>
Denver hasn't had enough of a snow dump this winter for a proper sledding run, much less urban snowboarding jibs, but -- thanks to last week's temperature drop and a special agreement with Denver Water to facilitate artificial snowmaking -- the Ruby Hill Rail Yard ski and snowboard terrain park offi ... More >>
Shredding it on the bunny hill, or something."First time?" the guy behind the Loveland rental stand asked as he installed the gadget that would hook my boots on to the board. I don't think he ended the question with "dude," but with his slouched over 'tude, I wanted to hear "dude" or "gnarl ... 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 >>
Keystone and Copper Mountain open today, joining Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Wolf Creek. And make sure you smile for the cameras at Keystone, where its parent company, Vail Resorts, debuts the new EpicMix Photo social media app: A small army of professional photographers on the mountain will be ... 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 >>
Talk about a sign of the times: El Chile Rojo has closed at 801 Santa Fe Drive, with a sign in the window announcing "Japanese sushi restaurant coming soon." Back in December 2008, when United Airlines' Hemispheres magazine devoted its "Three Perfect Days" feature to Denver, most of the rest ... More >>
This weekend we found five of the world's gnarliest endurance events, all going down right here in Colorado. This is what you've been training for all summer, right? It's all downhill from here! First up is the Trestle All-Mountain Enduro at Winter Park, a three-day, five-stage mountain bike ... More >>
J. WohletzNaughty, naughty chocolate sauce.Not all festivals are as interesting at the Colorado Chocolate Festival, which a Dana Cain creation that started out with chocolate-covered Twinkies, wine slushes, a guy dressed up like a box of Swiss Miss cocoa, some fine local chocolate makers kic ... 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 >>
Parks rangers with Boulder County have shut down an illegal mountain bike trail built down a steep face on the north side of Flagstaff Mountain, after someone now identified as professional mountain biker Mike West was cited for using it. Luckily, extreme mountain bikers will soon have a new ... More >>
Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is? Echo Mountain is celebrating its 5th birthday party this year with $5 Friday night lift tickets for the next five weeks, tonight through April 18. And wait, there's more! Echo's annual Liptricks Not Lipstick terrain park contest ... More >>
Lights! Camera! Action! Start your weekend in stoke off properly tonight at the Paramount Theater, where they're screening films from the 35th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, including Life Cycles, Still Motion, Miracle In The Storm, Into Darkness, Wildwater and The Fall Line: ... More >>
We're #1! Come see the best roller derby league in the country in action when the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls (2010 Women's Flat Track Derby Association national champions) open their 2011 season on Saturday at the Fillmore at 7 p.m. The bout pits two of the league's teams - Dooms Daisies vs. ... 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 >>
Colin BaneOpening day at the Ruby Hill Rail Yard Terrain ParkDon't feel like sitting in ski traffic to ride the rails? The Ruby Hill Rail Yard Terrain Park at South Platte River Drive & Florida Avenue opened on Saturday with rails, slider boxes, jumps and open slopes for sledding and learning ... More >>
Photo by Casey Day, courtesy of Arapahoe BasinRing in the New Year at 11,500 feet at A-Basin's Black Mountain LodgeThis week we brought you nearly 100 great reasons to stay in town for New Year's Eve. Here are five equally good excuses to get out of Dodge:
3 Kings Tavern, Christmas night.Just because it's Christmas this weekend doesn't mean there aren't plenty of activities to take part in on the cheap. Whether you're looking for something to do on Christmas day or if you're interested in getting away from the family this weekend, we've got you ... More >>
Kick your weekend off right at the fourth annual Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue. This don't-miss event for winter beer lovers will feature tastings of more than seventy samples from upwards of 25 breweries.
Visit Denver spent $50,000 creating a city-boosting window for New York City's Times Square last Christmas season. It was unveiled on Good Morning America by holiday-sweater Mayor John Hickenlooper, who cut the ribbon and subsequently cut up with the GMA team. The display -- already a histo ... More >>
Colorado's SolVista Bike Park at Granby Ranch got the best endorsement imaginable when it was chosen to host this summer's USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, featuring both the elite of international mountain biking, hundreds of them, and an equally rampant onslaught of amateurs in ... More >>
Get lit at one of several torchlight parades in the mountains.
Echo Mountain, the ski area closest to Denver, just kicked off its third full season of operation on Friday, and while the mountain is relatively no-frills, it does have a restaurant: the Echo Cafe, located in Echo's Garage. Fresh soups, sandwiches and pizzas have been added to the me ... More >>
Today is officially Keep Colorado Working day – but where, exactly, are people supposed to be working? Yesterday, Intrawest Corporation– which runs Winter Park and owns Steamboat and Copper Mountain – announced companywide cuts. (Happy opening day, Winter Park!) And here in town, longtime ... More >>
The Lodge at Sunspot, Winter Park
Cherry Creek shows its ice
Make tracks to Winter Park by train
The Broncos stand tall at 1896
Council Tree music fest showcases Native American spirit
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