Outdoors

The Edge: A handy calendar of winter events

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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.

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