A new brew festival, outlet stores' debut, and how to live the high life (for less) in Vail this winter.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
November 16 Backcountry Bash 
Eat, drink, and make merry in the name of conservation at the Colorado Mountain Club’s party with a purpose. Chipotle snacks, Avery Brewing drinks, live and silent auctions (think: hut trips ), and a screening of ski flick Valhalla.
November 16 Castle Rock Outlets Re-Open 
Sneak in a little Christmas shopping on the cheap at the grand re-opening of the Castle Rock outlet stores, which have seen the addition of 25 new brands in the last two years, among them Michael Kors, Aldo, Restoration Hardware, and (as of November 15) Mountain Hardware. An H&M is slated for opening in December.
November 17 Colorado Brewers Guild Thanksgiving Rendezvous 
Taste specialty brews from top Colorado beer makers such as Prost, Epic, Dry Dock, and Renegade at the Stapleton Tap House, from 1 to 5 p.m.
November 30 Power Surge at the Broadmoor 
Colorado Springs’ luxe Broadmoor resort flips the switch on more than 260,000 strands of lights at its 27th Annual White Lights Ceremony, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Ski Around the World 
Vail Resorts  is awarding a lifetime Epic Pass to its universe of ski resorts around the world to the first 10 people to ride or ski all 26 of its current resorts this season.
Normally you’d have to pay $41 for admission to the Clyfford Still Museum, the MCA, a day of B-Cycle riding, a cocktail at the MCA café, a day pass to the Denver Athletic Club, a pile of postcards, and an issue of (yours truly) 5280. But now through December 31 you can get all that for just $25 thanks to a partnership between the museums and Denver’s B-Cycle.
A Free Night in Estes Park 
Show hard-hit Estes Park some (economic) love with a trip up there this fall. The YMCA of the Rockies recently reopened following the floods and if offering a third night free until November 26.
Discounted Rates at The Outlook Lodge 
Get 10 percent off your stay at The Outlook Lodge in Green Mountain Falls through the end of the year with the promo code “fall getaway.”
Live the High Life for Less 
Vail’s Four Seasons Resort is offering a two-night stay plus complimentary rides to the mountain and back in the resort’s Mercedes Benz SUV and two cocktails at the Fireside Lounge for $325 through November 22.
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