Outdoors

The Edge: A handy calendar of winter events

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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.

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