Outdoors

The Edge: A handy calendar of winter events

Below you'll find a blizzard of the season's best activities and events. For more information on individual ski areas and resorts, see The Edge, our annual winter guide.

November

Aspen Shortsfest 2010: Accepting submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for the 19th annual international competition in April. Discounted early submission deadline is Nov. 1; regular deadline Dec. 15; late deadline Dec. 31. Through Dec. 31, 970-925-6882, www.aspenfilm.org. Aspen, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen.

Ladies Night at Woodward at Copper: Thursdays. Continues through Nov. 19. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Ski Expo: Nov. 13-15. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

KOTO Ski Swap: Nov. 13-15, tellurideskiresort.com. Telluride, Hwy. 145, Telluride, 1-888-783-0257, www.visittelluride.com.

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo: Colorado's largest temporary ski and snowboard shop, with representatives from mountain resorts, equipment manufacturers, backcountry information, travel destinations and winter-themed entertainment. Fri., Nov. 13, 12-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $12, kids ages 12 and under free, www.bewisports.com/expos/denver. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., 303-228-8000, www.denverconvention.com.

Craig Robinson: Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $17-$30. The Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge, 970-453-420.

Bighorn Sheep Festival: Sheep viewing at the Wildlife Viewing Area, with hikes, guided bus tours, speakers, kids' activities, tall tales, campfire and live music. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m., Free, wildlife.state.co.us/Viewing/EventsFestivals/BighornFestival.htm. Georgetown, Exit 228, I-70 West, Georgetown, 303-567-4660, www.clearcreekcounty.org.

Loveland Ski Ball: Dinner, dancing, silent auctions; meet and greet members of the 2009-10 U.S. Ski Team. Sat., Nov. 14, 6-10 p.m. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Loveland Ski Area Digital Photo Contest: You have all winter to take your photos; winners will be selected in three categories with one overall grand-prize winter. Nov. 15-April 15. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Opening Day: Wed., Nov. 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Larson's Ski Swap: Nov. 21-22. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Colorado Ski & Golf Demo Day: Nov. 21-22. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Opening Day: Wed., Nov. 25. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Opening Day: Wed., Nov. 25. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Opening Day: Thu., Nov. 26, tellurideskiresort.com. Telluride, Hwy. 145, Telluride, 1-888-783-0257, www.visittelluride.com.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge at Sunspot: Thu., Nov. 26. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Leftover Yam and Jive Turkey Rail Jam: Fri., Nov. 27. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series: Acts TBA. Sat., Nov. 28; Sat., Jan. 30; Sun., Feb. 14; Sun., March 21; Fri., March 26. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Aspen Winternational: Women Olympic favorites and hopefuls compete in 2009 US World Cup events, including giant slalom, super G and slalom. Sat., Nov. 28; Sun., Nov. 29. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Gobbler Chase Snowshoe Race: Sat., Nov. 28. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

En Fuego: Treelighting with Skydiving Santa: Sat., Nov. 28. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

The Premature Jib: Open to all ages and ability levels. Sat., Nov. 28. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Ski Demofest: Sat., Nov. 28. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Nordica's Skier Jib: Skiers of all ages and abilities are invited to show off their skills on the rails. Sun., Nov. 29. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

FIS NorAm Men's and Women's Slalom Cup: Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

December

Aspen Shortsfest 2010: Accepting submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for the 19th annual international competition in April. Discounted early submission deadline is Nov. 1; regular deadline Dec. 15; late deadline Dec. 31. Through Dec. 31, 970-925-6882, www.aspenfilm.org. Aspen, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen.

FIS NorAm Men's and Women's Slalom Cup: Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Loveland Ski Area Digital Photo Contest: You have all winter to take your photos; winners will be selected in three categories with one overall grand-prize winter. Nov. 15-April 15. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Thursday Night Lights: Glow-stick ski down the mountain set to music, with a fireworks finale. Thu., Dec. 3. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Birds of Prey World Cup: Dec. 4-6. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Breckenridge Snowflake Challenge: Visitors and locals are invited to participate in a spontaneous eruption of snow art on Main Street in Breckenridge. Dec. 5-12, Free. Breckenridge, Colo. Hwy 9, south of I-70, Breckenridge, 1-877-864-0868, www.gobreck.com.

Traffic Jam: An early-season competition. Sat., Dec. 5. Echo Mountain Terrain Park, 19285 Hwy. 103, Idaho Springs, www.echomtnpark.com.

Snowboard Demofest at Winter Park: Sat., Dec. 5. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Hartford Disabled Sports Ski Spectacular: A weeklong event featuring camps, programs, sanctioned races and more. Dec. 7-14, www.dsusa.org. Breckenridge Ski Resort, 213 North Main St., Breckenridge, 1-970-453-5000, www.breckenridge.com.

Vail Snow Daze: Amazing skiing, parties, free concerts and more. Dec. 7-13. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

Technique Weeks: Take your skiing to the next level. Wed., Dec. 9; Sun., Dec. 13; Wed., Jan. 6. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

US Snowboarding Grand Prix: Men's and women's halfpipe competitions and the Paul Mitchell Progression Session nighttime exhibition event. Dec. 10-13. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

95.7's Ski Hooky Party: Thu., Dec. 10. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Summit for Life: Climb up over 3,000 vertical feet to the top of Aspen Mountain using your choice of lighting and non-motorized equipment: snowshoes, skis and other creative means. Sat., Dec. 12. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Tune-Up for Winter Camp: Open to beginner and intermediate skiers and riders who want to get a jump on the season. Sat., Dec. 12. Breckenridge, Colo. Hwy 9, south of I-70, Breckenridge, 1-877-864-0868, www.gobreck.com.

K2 Pink Chase: A fundraiser uniting the women's ski and snowboard community; competitions in ski, snowboard and telemark styles. Sat., Dec. 12. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Betty Fest: Two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Dec. 12-13; Jan. 23-24; Feb. 27-28; March 27-28. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup: Men and women's giant slalom, slalom, downhill and super g competitions. Dec. 12-13; Dec. 19-20; Jan. 23-28. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

US Freestyle Selections: Dec. 14-19. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Women's Ski Camp: With Deb Armstrong. Dec. 15-17; Jan. 12-13; Feb. 9-11; March 2-4. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Opening Day: Thu., Dec. 17. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd., Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Visa US Snowboardcross Cup 2010: International snowboarding competitions, including the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup, SBX and PGS competitions and a team SBX exhibition. Dec. 17-20. Telluride, Hwy. 145, Telluride, 1-888-783-0257, www.visittelluride.com.

Winter Park Open: A regional NSCD (disabled race) qualifier. Dec. 17-18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Winter Dew Tour: The world's top skiers and riders compete in freeskiing and snowboarding events for men and women. Dec. 18-20. Breckenridge, Colo. Hwy 9, south of I-70, Breckenridge, 1-877-864-0868, www.gobreck.com.

Rocky Mountain Series: Encompassing all disciplines of snowboarding. Sat., Dec. 19; Jan. 9-10; Jan. 23-24; Jan. 30-31; March 6-7. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

USASA Southwest Series Giant Slalom Races: Watch as racers compete to earn their spot at the 2010 USASA National Championships; join in for $25 per event. Sat., Dec. 19. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Santa on the Mountain: Sat., Dec. 19. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd., Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Youth Ski League Ski Camp: Dec. 19-23. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Masters Speed Camp: Dec. 19-23; Fri., Jan. 15; Fri., March 19. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Demo Days with Santa: Sat., Dec. 19. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

All Terrain All Conditions Clinic: Explore some of Loveland's most challenging terrain and fine-tune your skills; for advanced and expert skiers. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 10; Sun., Feb. 7; Sun., March 14; Sun., April 4. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Mary Jane Tele-Daze: Learn the fundamental skills of telemark skiing from certified instructors. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 17; Sun., Jan. 31; Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Freestyle and Nordic Combined Team Trials: A wild-card opportunity for five athletes to make the Olympic team and earn a spot to compete in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Wed., Dec. 23; Thu., Dec. 24. Steamboat Springs, U.S. Hwy. 40, Steamboat Springs, 1-970-879-6111, www.steamboat.com.

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and En Fuego: Thu., Dec. 24. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Torchlight Parade: Thu., Dec. 24. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: Thu., Dec. 24. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Christmas Eve and Day Dinner at the Lodge at Sunspot: Thu., Dec. 24; Fri., Dec. 25. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

New Year's Eve Celebration: Thu., Dec. 31. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

New Year's Celebration: A torchlight parade and more. Thu., Dec. 31. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

New Year's Eve Rail Jam/Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: Thu., Dec. 31. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd., Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks: Thu., Dec. 31; Sun., Feb. 14; Wed., March 17. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs.

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Lodge at Sunspot: Thu., Dec. 31. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

January

Burton Super Demo: Jan. 1-3. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Magic 93.1 Learn to Ride: Starting Jan. 1, Jan. 1-3; Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 23. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd., Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

USASA Southwest Series Superpipe: Watch as talented young rippers compete to earn a spot at the 2010 USASA National Championships; join in for $25 per event. Jan. 2-3; Sat., Jan. 9; Sat., Jan. 30; Sat., Feb. 27. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Cooper Cup #1: Giant slalom. Sun., Jan. 3. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Women's Ski Clinics: Starting Jan. 4, Mondays, Tuesdays; Mondays, Tuesdays; Feb. 1-2; Mon., Feb. 8; Feb. 22-23. Continues through Jan. 26. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

MusicFest at Steamboat: All styles of music at one festival; eighteen bands in six days. Jan. 4-9. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs.

Gravity Goddess Women's Mid-Week Progressive Clinics: For women looking to improve their skills in a one-day setting. Starting Jan. 4, Mondays; Wed., Jan. 13; Wed., Feb. 10; Wed., March 17. Continues through Jan. 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Technique Weeks: Take your skiing to the next level. Wed., Dec. 9; Sun., Dec. 13; Wed., Jan. 6. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Senior Discount Day: Wed., Jan. 6; Wed., Jan. 20; Wed., Feb. 3; Wed., Feb. 17; Wed., March 3; Wed., March 24. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival: Vail's world-class international winter beer festival, featuring a long weekend of brewmaster's dinners, seminars, homebrew competition, tastings and more. Jan. 7-9, $130-$220 event packages, $5-$90 individual event tickets, www.bigbeersfestival.com. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

LaFarge Skier Appreciation Day: Fri., Jan. 8. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Rocky Mountain Series: Encompassing all disciplines of snowboarding. Sat., Dec. 19; Jan. 9-10; Jan. 23-24; Jan. 30-31; March 6-7. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Loveland Telemark Clinics: Offered for adults of all abilities. Sat., Jan. 9; Sun., Jan. 24; Sat., Feb. 6; Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 7; Sat., March 13. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Gatorade Free Flow Tour: Seeking for the country's best amateur snowboarders and skiers; the official amateur series of the Winter Dew Tour. Jan. 9-10. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

USSA Rocky Mountain Masters Schaller Cup Challenge: Jan. 9-10. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Ullr Fest: Paying homage to the Nordic God of Snow. Jan. 10-16. Breckenridge, Colo. Hwy 9, south of I-70, Breckenridge, 1-877-864-0868, www.gobreck.com.

USASA Southwest Series Slopestyle: Watch some of the region's most talented young rippers compete to earn a spot at the 2010 USASA National Championships; compete for $25 per event. Sun., Jan. 10; Sun., Jan. 31. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

All Terrain All Conditions Clinic: Explore some of Loveland's most challenging terrain and fine-tune your skills; for advanced and expert skiers. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 10; Sun., Feb. 7; Sun., March 14; Sun., April 4. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Teacher and Student Appreciation Day: Sun., Jan. 10. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Women's Ski Camp: With Deb Armstrong. Dec. 15-17; Jan. 12-13; Feb. 9-11; March 2-4. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs.

Ski Jam VII: Renowned jam bands in Steamboat. Jan. 13-14. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs.

Masters Speed Camp: Dec. 19-23; Fri., Jan. 15; Fri., March 19. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

En Fuego: Sat., Jan. 16; Sat., Feb. 13; Sat., March 13; Sat., April 3. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Junior FIS Ski League: Bringing athletes ages 15 and up to the valley for two days of slalom racing action. Jan. 16-17. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

The Horn Park Competition: Sat., Jan. 16. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd., Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Masters Race: Sat., Jan. 16; Mon., Jan. 18; March 20-21. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

COSMIC Ski Mountaineering Race: Sat., Jan. 16. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Mary Jane Bump Jamborees: A mogul clinic designed for all ability levels. Sat., Jan. 16; Sun., Jan. 17; Sat., Feb. 20; Sat., March 6. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Cooper Cup #2: Sun., Jan. 17. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Mary Jane Tele-Daze: Learn the fundamental skills of telemark skiing from certified instructors. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 17; Sun., Jan. 31; Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Cowboy Downhill: The 36th annual exposition of professional rodeo cowboys competing in a ski rodeo. Tue., Jan. 19. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs.

Nighthawks Race Series: Wed., Jan. 20; Wed., Jan. 27; Wed., Feb. 3; Wed., Feb. 10; Wed., Feb. 17; Wed., Feb. 24, www.eldora.com/programs.nighthawks.html. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Middle School Races: Thu., Jan. 21; Fri., Feb. 12. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

High School Races: Fri., Jan. 22. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Bob's Ski & Ride School Mogul Camp: Learn to love Mary Jane's infamous bumps. Jan. 22-24; Feb. 3-5; Feb. 24-26; March 12-14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Mary Jane's Birthday Bash: Celebrate the beloved lady in winter carnival style. Jan. 22-Feb. 24. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Chef's Cup Dinner & Dance: Grand County chefs showcase their culinary talents; proceeds benefit the Winter Park Competition Center. Fri., Jan. 22. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Talons Challenge: Complete 13 black-diamond and double-black diamond runs. Sat., Jan. 23. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Betty Fest: Two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Dec. 12-13; Jan. 23-24; Feb. 27-28; March 27-28. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Gatorade Free Flow Tour: Seeking for the country's best amateur snowboarders and skiers; the official amateur series of the Winter Dew Tour. Jan. 23-24. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Sunlight Ski Club J5 Festival Race: Sat., Jan. 23. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup: Men and women's giant slalom, slalom, downhill and super g competitions. Dec. 12-13; Dec. 19-20; Jan. 23-28. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Winter Park Amateur Freeride Series: King of the Grommets -- Slopestyle: Open to freeriders ages 13 and under. Sat., Jan. 23. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Youth Ski League: Giant Slalom: Sun., Jan. 24. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Out on the Mountain: Gay ski week in Vail, with group ski days, parties, a scavenger hunt, competitions and more. Jan. 27-31, 970-477-1777. Vail, I-70, Vail, www.vail.com.

ESPN Winter X Games: Ski, snowboard and snowmobile extreme events. Jan. 28-31. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic: Featuring the Master Chef Challenge, a grand tasting, seminars, cooking classes and more. Jan. 28-30. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series: Acts TBA. Sat., Nov. 28; Sat., Jan. 30; Sun., Feb. 14; Sun., March 21; Fri., March 26. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Cosmic Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup: Randonnee Rally: Ski up, down and across the resort's extreme terrain. Sat., Jan. 30. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Smartwool Giant Slalom/Slalom Race: Jan. 30-31. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Fifth Annual Tele Fest: Jan. 30-31. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd. (Mesa), Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

United States Telemark Skiing Association Race: Sat., Jan. 30. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Burton Am Tour Series: Slopestyle and Halfpipe: Up-and-coming riders can qualify for March championships. Jan. 30-31, www.burton.com/amseries. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

United States Collegiate Ski Association's Men's/Women's Giant Slalom: Jan. 30-31. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Burton Super Demo Tour: Jan. 30-31. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

International Snow Sculpture Championships: Teams from around the world create mammoth works of art from blocks of snow. Jan. 31-Feb. 7. Breckenridge, Colo. Hwy 9, south of I-70, Breckenridge, 1-877-864-0868, www.gobreck.com.

Cooper Cup #3: Sun., Jan. 31. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

February

Women's Ski Clinics: Starting Jan. 4, Mondays, Tuesdays; Mondays, Tuesdays; Feb. 1-2; Mon., Feb. 8; Feb. 22-23. Continues through Jan. 26. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

SnowSports Industries America On-Snow Demo: Alpine and snowboard demos at Winter Park; Nordic demos at Devil's Thumb Ranch. Feb. 1-2. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Nighthawks Race Series: Wed., Jan. 20; Wed., Jan. 27; Wed., Feb. 3; Wed., Feb. 10; Wed., Feb. 17; Wed., Feb. 24, www.eldora.com/programs.nighthawks.html. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Senior Discount Day: Wed., Jan. 6; Wed., Jan. 20; Wed., Feb. 3; Wed., Feb. 17; Wed., March 3; Wed., March 24. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Steamboat Winter Carnival: The oldest Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. Feb. 3-7. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Bob's Ski & Ride School Mogul Camp: Learn to love Mary Jane's infamous bumps. Jan. 22-24; Feb. 3-5; Feb. 24-26; March 12-14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Coors Town Race Series: Fridays. Continues through Feb. 26. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day: Sat., Feb. 6. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Alley Loop Nordic Race: An American Birkebeiner qualifying race and Crested Butte's largest costume party. Sat., Feb. 6. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Age Class Race: Feb. 6-7. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Loveland Telemark Clinics: Offered for adults of all abilities. Sat., Jan. 9; Sun., Jan. 24; Sat., Feb. 6; Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 7; Sat., March 13. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

LandRover Roaring Fork Ski Spree: Feb. 6-7. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Sunlight Ski Club Open Age Class Slalom Race: Sat., Feb. 6. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

All Terrain All Conditions Clinic: Explore some of Loveland's most challenging terrain and fine-tune your skills; for advanced and expert skiers. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 10; Sun., Feb. 7; Sun., March 14; Sun., April 4. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

East Council Youth Ski League Race: Men's & Women's Slalom: Sun., Feb. 7. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Women's Ski Camp: With Deb Armstrong. Dec. 15-17; Jan. 12-13; Feb. 9-11; March 2-4. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Gravity Goddess Women's Mid-Week Progressive Clinics: For women looking to improve their skills in a one-day setting. Starting Jan. 4, Mondays; Wed., Jan. 13; Wed., Feb. 10; Wed., March 17. Continues through Jan. 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Middle School Races: Thu., Jan. 21; Fri., Feb. 12. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Mardi Gras: A New Orleans-style masquerade ball at 9,600 feet. Feb. 13-16. Breckenridge, Colo. Hwy 9, south of I-70, Breckenridge, 1-877-864-0868, www.gobreck.com.

En Fuego: Sat., Jan. 16; Sat., Feb. 13; Sat., March 13; Sat., April 3. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

CDA Ski Challenge: Sat., Feb. 13. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd. (Mesa), Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Women's Ski Weekend and Buton Woman's Ride Camp: Feb. 13-14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

United States of America Snowboard Association: Halfpipe & Slopestyle: Feb. 13-14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series: Acts TBA. Sat., Nov. 28; Sat., Jan. 30; Sun., Feb. 14; Sun., March 21; Fri., March 26. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

Mountaintop Matrimony: The 19th annual ceremony and reception, mass wedding and vow renewal. Sun., Feb. 14. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Cooper Cup #4: Sun., Feb. 14. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks: Thu., Dec. 31; Sun., Feb. 14; Wed., March 17. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

CarniVail: Celebrate Mardi Gras in Vail with a crawfish boil, parade, free concert and more. Feb. 14-16. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

Rocky Mountain Division J3 Junior Olympic Qualifier: Feb. 14-15. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Women's Program: Session 2 Tuesdays Starts: Tue., Feb. 16. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Extreme Freeskiing Championships: Competitors vie for the largest cash purse on the freeskiing circuit. Feb. 17-21. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Women's Program: Session 2 Wednesdays: Wed., Feb. 17. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

USSA Race: Dan Prater Memorial Cup: Colorado's top 11- and 12-year-old racers compete. Feb. 18-21. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Keystone KIDTOPIA: Explore an ultimate snow fort, dance to live music, make arts and crafts, go disco tubing and more. Feb. 18-21. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

10th Mountain Division Annual Reunion: Fri., Feb. 19. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Colorado Special Olympics: Fri., Feb. 19. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup: A benefit for the National Sports Center for the Disabled; featuring Denver celebrities, amateur skiers and riders and disabled ski racers competing in an array of serious and fun events. Feb. 19-21. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Team Challenge: Teams of three will be judged on skill, costume theme, synchronization and overall impression. Sat., Feb. 20. Echo Mountain Terrain Park, 19285 Hwy. 103, Idaho Springs, www.echomtnpark.com.

Kids Trek Program: Session 2 Saturdays Starts: Sat., Feb. 20. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Fifth Annual Telefest: Sat., Feb. 20. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Mary Jane Bump Jamborees: A mogul clinic designed for all ability levels. Sat., Jan. 16; Sun., Jan. 17; Sat., Feb. 20; Sat., March 6. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Youth Ski League Race: Sun., Feb. 21. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Kids Trek Program: Session 2 Sundays Starts: Sun., Feb. 21. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Youth Ski League: Slalom: Sun., Feb. 21. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Ski for NSCD: An online fundraising program in conjunction with the Wells Fargo Cup. Sun., Feb. 21. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Mary Jane Tele-Daze: Learn the fundamental skills of telemark skiing from certified instructors. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 17; Sun., Jan. 31; Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Special Olympics: Mon., Feb. 22. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Plus Card Free Week: Feb. 22-28. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd. (Mesa), Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Council Cup: Feb. 25-28. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Colorado Freeride Championships: Entry-level events and championships for skiers and riders. Feb. 26-28. Snowmass Mountain, Snowmass Village, Snowmass Village, 1-800-843-1579, www.snowmassvillage.com.

Rocky Mountain Freestyle Divisional Championships: The top youth freestyle competitors in the region. Feb. 26-28. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Black Mountain Lodge Dinner in the Dolomites: Sat., Feb. 27. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

USASA Southwest Series Superpipe: Watch as talented young rippers compete to earn a spot at the 2010 USASA National Championships; join in for $25 per event. Jan. 2-3; Sat., Jan. 9; Sat., Jan. 30; Sat., Feb. 27. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Betty Fest: Two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Dec. 12-13; Jan. 23-24; Feb. 27-28; March 27-28. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Transworld Snowboarding Trans-AM Jam: For up-and-coming amateur riders. Sat., Feb. 27. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

USASA Southwest Series Giant Slalom and Slalom Race: Watch some of the region's most talented young rippers compete to earn a spot at the 2010 USASA National Championships; compete yourself for $25 per event. Sun., Feb. 28. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

DoJoe Uphill Downhill Race: Sun., Feb. 28, www.dojoe.org. Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 west of Boulder via Colo. Hwy. 119, Nederland, 303-440-8700, www.eldora.com.

Twelve-Hour Endurance Race: Sun., Feb. 28. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

March

Women's Ski Camp: With Deb Armstrong. Dec. 15-17; Jan. 12-13; Feb. 9-11; March 2-4. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Senior Discount Day: Wed., Jan. 6; Wed., Jan. 20; Wed., Feb. 3; Wed., Feb. 17; Wed., March 3; Wed., March 24. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Sasquatch Sunday: Come dressed as Sasquatch and get a free lift ticket. Thu., March 4. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

USSA Tele Races: March 4-5. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Ski & Ride School Steep and Deep Camp: A three-day intensive class on the most challenging Winter Park terrain. March 4-6. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Winter Culinary Festival: Experience Keystone's award-winning cuisine. March 5-7. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Rocky Mountain Series: Encompassing all disciplines of snowboarding. Sat., Dec. 19; Jan. 9-10; Jan. 23-24; Jan. 30-31; March 6-7. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Rippin' Chicks Steeps Camp with Alison Gannett: March 6-7. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Kids Park Challenge: Sat., March 6. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd. (Mesa), Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Melanoma Awareness Day: Sat., March 6. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Mary Jane Bump Jamborees: A mogul clinic designed for all ability levels. Sat., Jan. 16; Sun., Jan. 17; Sat., Feb. 20; Sat., March 6. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Loveland Telemark Clinics: Offered for adults of all abilities. Sat., Jan. 9; Sun., Jan. 24; Sat., Feb. 6; Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 7; Sat., March 13. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

NCAA Championships: CU-Boulder hosts the Division I Men & Women's Skiing Championships in Steamboat. March 10-13. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Bob's Ski & Ride School Mogul Camp: Learn to love Mary Jane's infamous bumps. Jan. 22-24; Feb. 3-5; Feb. 24-26; March 12-14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Rail Jam: Sat., March 13. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

En Fuego: Sat., Jan. 16; Sat., Feb. 13; Sat., March 13; Sat., April 3. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

USASA Southwest Series BX: Watch as some of the region's most talented young rippers compete to earn a spot at the USASA National Championships; compete yourself for $25 per event. March 13-14. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Winter Park Freeskiing Open: Slopestyle: Amateur and professional competitions. March 13-14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

All Terrain All Conditions Clinic: Explore some of Loveland's most challenging terrain and fine-tune your skills; for advanced and expert skiers. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 10; Sun., Feb. 7; Sun., March 14; Sun., April 4. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Cooper Cup #5: Sun., March 14. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Mary Jane Tele-Daze: Learn the fundamental skills of telemark skiing from certified instructors. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 17; Sun., Jan. 31; Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 14. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Mardi Gras Mania: Celebrate with a Fat Tuesday parade, an all-night masquerade ball and other special festivities. March 16-20. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

USSA Rocky/Central J4 Junior Olympics: The best 11- and 12-year-old racers in the region compete in super-G, giant slalom and slalom events. March 16-20. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks: Thu., Dec. 31; Sun., Feb. 14; Wed., March 17. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Gravity Goddess Women's Mid-Week Progressive Clinics: For women looking to improve their skills in a one-day setting. Starting Jan. 4, Mondays; Wed., Jan. 13; Wed., Feb. 10; Wed., March 17. Continues through Jan. 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Extreme Telemark Freeskiing Championships: A two-day big-mountain event; free demos and specialty clinics. March 18-20. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Masters Speed Camp: Dec. 19-23; Fri., Jan. 15; Fri., March 19. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Liptricks Not Lipstick: Show your skills in the Junkyard. Sat., March 20. Echo Mountain Terrain Park, 19285 Hwy. 103, Idaho Springs, www.echomtnpark.com.

Guest Appreciation Day: Sat., March 20. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd. (Mesa), Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Masters Race: Sat., Jan. 16; Mon., Jan. 18; March 20-21. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Crystal River Spas Spring Thing: March 20-21. Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Rd. 117, Glenwood Springs, 1-800-445-7931, www.sunlightmtn.com.

Winter Park Amateur Freeride Series: King of the Grommets: Open to competitors ages ten and up. Sat., March 20. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Invest-in-Kids Twelfth Annual Jane-A-Thon: Make as many runs down Mary Jane's bumps as possible to raise money for Colorado children in need. Sat., March 20. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series: Acts TBA. Sat., Nov. 28; Sat., Jan. 30; Sun., Feb. 14; Sun., March 21; Fri., March 26. Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Hwy. 82, Aspen, 1-800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com.

NASTAR National Championship Race: The top three in each age and gender category from any NASTAR resort are qualified to compete. March 23-28. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Slush Huck: The final park and pipe event of the season. March 26-28. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Black Mountain Lodge Under a Fuji Full Moon Dinner: Sat., March 27. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse: An extreme endurance race linking Crested Butte to Aspen. March 27-28. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

Betty Fest: Two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Dec. 12-13; Jan. 23-24; Feb. 27-28; March 27-28. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

Subaru's Master the Mountain: Mini-lessons, demos and an insider's look at the operations of the National Ski Patrol; free goodies and prizes. March 27-28. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

SlushSprocket Bike Race: Sat., March 27. Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd. (Mesa), Mesa, 970-268-5700, www.powderhorn.com.

Rail Jam: Sat., March 27. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games: Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowshoeing and snowboarding. March 28-29. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Cooper Cup #6: Sun., March 28. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

April

Spring Massive: Free outdoor concerts, competitions, a beer festival and more. April 1-18. Breckenridge, Colo. Hwy 9, south of I-70, Breckenridge, 1-877-864-0868, www.gobreck.com.

Vail Film Festival: Enjoy world premieres, celebrities, forums, parties and more. April 1-4. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

En Fuego: Sat., Jan. 16; Sat., Feb. 13; Sat., March 13; Sat., April 3. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

USASA Nationals: April 3-10. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Tom's Terrific Cross-Country Downhill: A 5K, mostly downhill race benefiting junior skiers in the Competition Center. Sat., April 3. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Spring Blast: Drink specials and live music, retail sales, free bump tips from the ski-and-ride school, rail jam competitions and demos. Starting April 3, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through April 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Beach and Egg Hunt: Sun., April 4. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Colorado's Largest Easter Egg Hunt: Sun., April 4. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Closing Day: Sun., April 4. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

All Terrain All Conditions Clinic: Explore some of Loveland's most challenging terrain and fine-tune your skills; for advanced and expert skiers. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 10; Sun., Feb. 7; Sun., March 14; Sun., April 4. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Easter Egg Hunt: Sun., April 4. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Golden Bunny Classic Fun Race and Candy Hunt: Sun., April 4. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Taste of Vail: Enjoy fabulous wine and the most exquisite fare of Vail Valley's world-class restaurants. April 7-10. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

Save our Snow Celebration: Sat., April 10. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Sunsation: Deep snow, bright sun and free live music. April 10-11; April 17-18. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail Jam: A free amateur snowboard contest. Sat., April 10. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

SmartWool Cardboard Classic: Homemade crafts constructed only from cardboard, glue, string, duct tape, masking tape and water-based paint race down the hill. Sat., April 10. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Closing Day: Sun., April 11. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Splashdown Pond Skim: Skiers and riders cross an ice-cold pond at the base of the mountain. Sun., April 11. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Spring Back to Vail: Free concerts, on-snow events, street parties and the World Pond Skimming Championships. April 12-18. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

Endure: The 21st annual competition. Wed., April 14. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Red Bull 1976 Games: With competitions like Snowbladecross and Old School Air. April 16-18. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Spring Splash: The official closing day and festive competition. Sun., April 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

KSMT's Locals Day: Wed., April 21. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Black Mountain Lodge: A Night in the French Alps Dinner: Sat., April 24. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Marmot Grind: Sat., April 24. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Last Park Standing: Prizes, DJ's spinning on the Plaza and more. Sat., April 24. Echo Mountain Terrain Park, 19285 Hwy. 103, Idaho Springs, www.echomtnpark.com.

May

Huck, Rock 'n' Roll/Shakin at the Basin May Concert Series: Sat., May 1. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Last Day Meltdown: Sun., May 2. Echo Mountain Terrain Park, 19285 Hwy. 103, Idaho Springs, www.echomtnpark.com.

Beach Bash/Shakin at the Basin May Concert Series & Rail Jam: Sat., May 8. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

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