Do you dream of conquering all four of Aspen's mountains? Now's your chance to race through them all in one powder-filled day. Sign up with a partner to ski through the 12,000 feet of runs in the Sport Division (whichweaves skiiers along a path through the four mountains). If you're not up for that much elevation in one day, join the recreational division and keep your racing legs limited to Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. First place prizes include Oakley watches and Giro helmets for the respective divisions.
Think pink while snowshoeing across Frisco's snowy plains beneath the Rockies. Racers can choose from a 3K timed course or a 3K/5K walk. If you don't have a pair of snowshoes, don't worry, Tubbs is handing out free rentals to racers. Prizes and awards are given to the top racers per category and the event's top fundraisers. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and closing ceremony after you unstrap your snowshoes. Proceeds benefit the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Sat 8 a.m.-noon.
Stop, drop, and roll over to the Denver Firefighters Museum for some schooling on fire safety. The six-week course convenes each Saturday to teach your little ones the importance of responsibility and awareness about fire. Lessons including “Crawl Low Under Smoke” and “My Friend the Firefighter” are designed for ages three to five. Sat 9-10 a.m.
You've had all season to tune your ski legs. Now with the powder days dwindling, it's time to put them to the test. Speed through a variety of runs, including the newly introduced Kestrel trail. Racers will be timed from start to finish, while zooming through more than 26,000 vertical feet. Now in it's 10th year, this event features the toughest terrain that Beavercreek has to offer. Competitors will receive a complimentary bratwurst and drink after their runs. Sat 10 a.m.
Take advantage of special pricing—available during Denver’s Restaurant Week only—and enroll in this bread-making workshop. Learn to make your favorites—including French baguettes, herb focaccia, sticky cinnamon rolls, and more—at home. The interactive class will teach students the basics about kneading, yeast, and starters. Sat 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Since Edgar Degas famously created his 19th-century ballerina portraits, the relationship between art and dance has flourished. Mixed media artist Karen Kilimnik continues this tradition with her exhibit of contemporary paintings, photographs, and drawings depicting stage sets and costumed dancers. Along with two-dimensional pieces, Kilimnik will also display costumes and forest-inspired installations celebrating the art of ballet and the medium's performers. Tue-Thu noon-7 p.m.; Fri noon-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
In no time at all, launch into laughter (or tears) with these flash fiction stage performances. Inspired by Shakespeare’s axiom, “Brevity is the soul of wit,” these stories are delivered in two to five minute segments—just enough time to deliver the most crucial details of each narrative—performed by the Buntport Theater Company’s six member team. Sat 1:30-3:30 p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
It's back to the scrum. The season starts off with the Glendale Raptors hosting the Boulder Rugby Team at Colorado's mecca of rugby, Inifinity Park. After winning the title in 2011, the Raptors came up a win short of back-to-back championships last season. Fans interested in going to 10 matches can buy a Super Fan pass for $50. Sat 6 p.m.
Sybarite5 is a celebrated string quartet with one foot in the modern world and the other rooted firmly in the classical realm. Their impressive dexterity is on display with The Shuffle Effect, a performance well-suited to the group's genre-hopping: Instead of a pre-printed program, Sybarite5 sets an iPod to "shuffle" and then plays whatever piece of music comes up—whether that tune is by Mozart or Radiohead or Led Zeppelin.
Rocking fringe and bedazzled cowboy boots, Doyle and Debbie storm the stage, both idolizing and mocking country music duos. Doyle, a stereotypical has-been, and Debbie, an average wanna-be, work together to break past their labels in search of stardom in Nashville. Musical numbers (such as "Stock Car Love") overflow with parody and sarcasm, giving this twangy musical a witty twist. Tue-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.