Denver-based ski porn purveyors Level 1 Productions won big at the IF3 International Freeski Film Festival over the weekend in Montreal, with director Josh Berman and his team taking the top prize -- Best North American Film -- for their 2012 film Sunny, as well as Best Editing and Best Male Perform ... More >>
Vail Resorts and Burton Snowboards yesterday confirmed rumors -- first reported earlier this month by the Breckenridge-based Angry Snowboarder blog -- that the Burton US Open is moving to Vail after thirty years in Vermont -- 27 of them at Stratton Mountain. The 31st annual Burton US Open will be he ... More >>
Both Ski Halfpipe and Ski Slopestyle are confirmed as Olympic medal events at the Sochi Games in 2014, and it's looking increasingly likely that a Colorado local -- sixteen-year-old Aspenite Torin Yater-Wallace -- could win them both. He won SuperPipe gold in the Winter X Games event in Tignes, Fran ... More >>
Denver blog posts think we should all have Presidents Day off.
The Colorado Independent's Teddy Wilson on Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn joining a hundred colleagues to co-sponsor a measure making English the official U.S. language. Qué?
5280's Jeff Panis shares the mag's photo of the week.
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Salomon Freeski TV's clip of paraplegic skier Josh Dueck hucking the first-ever Sit Ski backflip has us as stoked as any other trick we've seen filmed this season. Dueck -- formerly a competitive freestyle skier before a T11 spinal chord injury in 2004 -- won bronze in the Mono Skier X event last we ... More >>
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 >>
Breckenridge Brewing has joined fellow Colorado breweries Odell, Great Divide and Oskar Blues in offering four-packs of some of its limited-release beers. The brewery will start with 471 IPA and 72 Imperial, a double chocolate cream stout made with chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; it ... 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 >>
From the dreadlocked ski bum in Breck covering his season pass by selling grams from his garden to Texas tourists to the clandestine smoke shacks at nearly every resort in this state, marijuana has unofficially sponsored snowboarding and skiing in Colorado for some time.
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The new U.S. Freeskiing National Team announced its first official team roster today, following April's news that Ski Halfpipe will be an Olympic medal sport at the 2014 Games in Sochi and that Copper Mountain will host the first Olympic qualifier for the event in December 2013. Three of the ... More >>
The park and pipe crew at Buttermilk is a well-oiled machine after a decade of hosting the Winter X Games, making crazy stuff like Torstein Horgmo's triple flip, Kelly Clark's 1080 and Shaun White's tight pants possible, year after year. And the best part? Each year, Buttermilk's left with a ... More >>
Sebastian Toutant's decision to skip Denver Big Air pays off in X Games goldDenver Big Air organizers at the Denver Sports Commission and the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup were right to be upset that top riders like Canadian Sebastian Toutant (aka "Seb Toots") stood them up in favor of getting i ... More >>
Photo courtesy US Ski & Snowboard AssociationZach Stone (Canada), Rocco van Straten (Netherlands), and Michael Macho (Austria) on the podium at Denver Big AirMore than 14,000 snowboarding fans turned out for the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air competition on the Denver Big Air ramp in Civi ... More >>
Photo by Carl Scofield, courtesy Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridge has had more than 47 inches of new snow in the last weekNext week we have the Denver Big Air competitions, the entire snowsports industry in town for the SIA Snow Show and Winter X Games 15 at Buttermilk. But first, this wee ... More >>
Earlier this month we joined Boardistan and others in bitching about the pre-sale prices for the Denver Big Air contests coming to Civic Center Park January 25-26. This week, the Metro Denver Sports Commission announced new lower prices: Tickets for the Nature Valley Challenge Big Air Freesty ... More >>
The good news? Tickets are on sale this week for the Denver Big Air ski and snowboard competition in Civic Center Park, January 25-26, a two-day event sanctioned by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) and the International Ski Federation (FIS). The Denver Big Air contests will include ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>