Team Great Britain chisels its sculpture, "Tale of Two Dragons."
—All photos courtesy of Carl Scofield / Breckenridge Tourism Office
At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26 in Breckenridge, the 26th International Snow Sculpture Championships began with the traditional cannon blast. In a flurry of saws, ice chippers, and trowels, 16 teams from all over the world went to work on their respective 24-ton block of snow. Each four...
February 2 2016, 2:00 PM
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No matter how you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July—whether it's competing in an athletic competition, perusing an art festival, or simply watching some good ol' fireworks—Colorado has the event for you. We've rounded up some of the best ways to enjoy the weekend, in Denver and beyond.
June 29 2015, 12:00 PM
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Keystone has several things going for it during summer months: Without traffic, the town is just over an hour’s drive from Denver; it’s reachable by Loveland Pass (which affords spectacular views from the Continental Divide); and it’s far more low-key than many of Colorado’s star-studded—and...
April 24 2015, 11:19 AM
Stand-up paddleboarding on the Slate River near Crested Butte. —Photo courtesy of Irwin Guides
The quintessential Colorado postcard shows snow-covered slopes and rosy-cheeked skiers sipping hot cocoa. Winter, after all, is king in the Centennial State. But here’s a surprising statistic: According to the Colorado Tourism Office, 4.8 million tourists visited the state during the months of...
April 17 2015, 11:17 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
April 2 | Colorado Paragliding Season Begins
Golden’s Colorado Paragliding launches its season at Lookout Mountain with tandem flights for $169 per person (adrenaline rush and face-splitting grin included).
April 4 | Breckenridge Spring Fever
Twenty bucks gets you...
April 2 2015, 1:00 PM
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“Breakout year” doesn’t begin to describe Steamboat Springs–born pro snowboarder Taylor Gold’s season last year: He took second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series, topped the podium at the Burton U.S. Open, and made his first Olympic team—all before he could legally order a Coors Banquet....
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1. WORK IT: CLIMB THE STEPS AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE
Why you should go: If you are still keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions, head to Red Rocks for a workout on the venue’s stairs—and to practice your air guitar routine.
Details: Your choice, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
February 4 2015, 11:45 AM