Sure, ladies, there is a downside to skiing: You have to take care of the darned gear if you want to schuss the slopes smoothly and without mishaps. But Colorado's twin women's gear shacks, outdoor Divas, understands your consternation about this lowly task, which especially plagues those of you who don't have (or want) a guy around the house to do it for you.
No need to play helpless: Not when both outdoor Divas shop locations are hosting Women, Wax and Wine, a relaxed opportunity to go over basics of ski and snowboard waxing and learn how to tune your own gear and keep your edge on with others of your own kind. Start sippin' and slidin' tonight at 7 p.m. at the Boulder store, 1133 Pearl Street (303-449-3482). Denver's outdoor Divas den, 2717 E. 3rd Avenue (303-320-3482), will do the same next week at 6:30 p.m. on January 15. Reservations are requested at both stores. For more information log on to the outdoor Divas website. -- Susan Froyd
For more ways to rock the night and kill the day, go to westword.com/calendar.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.