View toward Breckenridge Resort from north of town.
Breckenridge often gets a bad rap for being unbearably busy—and deservedly so. It's ranked as the second-most-visited ski resort in the country with more than 1.6 million visits annually. But that hasn't stopped it from earning a spot as one of my favorite Colorado ski towns. Mainly because it's...
November 19 2014, 10:00 AM
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As the frigid temps recede and the powder piles up, the mountains beckon. Of course, things are still a bit chillier up in the thinner air, so we offer a few new ways to warm up on your next weekend escape.
Soothe chattering teeth from the inside out with a stop at Vail’s new...
November 17 2014, 2:30 PM
Check out the November 2014 issue of 5280 magazine—on newsstands now.
Flight Plan | The holidays are filled with family, festivities, and—if you’re one of the estimated five million people passing through Denver International Airport this season—flights. Save your headaches for dinner...
November 10 2014, 9:30 AM
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Over the last 65 years, American documentarian Warren Miller has produced some of the most boundary-pushing, heart-stopping, big mountain films to hit the screen. The newest installment from Boulder-based Warren Miller Entertainment is no exception. No Turning Back ...
November 7 2014, 12:30 PM
Ski movie season is upon us. Proof: Warren Miller's No Turning Back heads to the Mile High City later this month. And a few weeks ago, Sweetgrass Productions released Afterglow, a 12-minute ski flick, to the masses online. (The production company started in...
November 5 2014, 1:00 PM
With ski season upon us, we stopped by Boulder Nordic Sport—the retailer for all of your skinny ski needs—for tips on getting outfitted for classic or skate skis.
1. Get the right fit: You used to pick out Nordic skis by raising your hand to determine the length. Not anymore. “The...
November 4 2014, 10:00 AM
Why we like it: A longer but still-mellow hike that traverses beneath the Devil’s Backbone, one of the Front Range’s most distinctive rock formations.
When to go: Fall through spring, when the temperatures are moderate along this exposed, open trail.
Located in the long and narrow...
October 28 2014, 9:00 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Nov. 1 Winter on the Mountain Opens, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park introduces a winter tubing hill, light displays, and two warming yurts (complete with cocoa and cider, of course) this month. You’ll also find music, light shows, s’mores roasting...
October 27 2014, 12:30 PM