—Photo courtesy of Keystone Resort
Artisan-made chocolate is a reward all its own, but next week, Keystone is giving away chocolate bars that promise an even bigger prize: $500.
From January 24-30, guests who book a two-night stay receive a chocolate bar at check-in. These small-batch treats are made by Chef Ned Archibald, the...
January 22 2016, 9:55 AM
—Image courtesy of Flip McCririck
This month comes with a bonus ski day (thank you, leap year). Make the most of the extra 24 hours with a trip to Loveland Ski Area, which sits about an hour away from downtown Denver. Here’s how to maximize your mountain time.
Save yourself a lunch break by grabbing a sandwich...
Length: 4 miles one way with a car shuttle, or 8 miles round-trip
Why we love it: Generally good snow conditions and shelter from the wind make this a great winter outing
When to go: Winter through spring, depending upon snow conditions
Pre-hike buzz: Stop at Kind...
January 12 2016, 12:30 PM
Spectators gather to watch the downhill race at the 2015 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup in Beaver Creek. —Photo by author
In Austria, the world’s fastest skiers possess a celebrity status akin to Peyton Manning here in Colorado. But in the United States, World Cup racers are more or less unrecognizable, unless you’re a die-hard fan. Last weekend, the 2015 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup landed in Beaver Creek, marking...
December 7 2015, 11:08 AM
Olympic gold medalist and world champion Ted Ligety fired down the Beaver Creek giant slalom course last December to nab his fourth consecutive World Cup victory on Birds of Prey.
—Photo by Jonathan Selkowitz
You may recall the snowy speed spectacle that was February's 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, but did you know that a similar international showdown happens at Beaver Creek every December?
The 2015 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup returns to the resort this weekend (December 4...
December 2 2015, 4:20 PM
A still from "Chasing Shadows," Warren Miller's latest ski film (image courtesy of Sverre Hjornevik)
When Warren Miller Entertainment's latest bit of ski porn, Chasing Shadows, premieres in Denver next week, be on the lookout for professional skier Lexi Dupont. The University of Colorado Boulder grad (she studied screenprinting and art history) traveled to Valdez, Alaska, to shoot with...
November 12 2015, 8:59 AM
Where's the powder at? —Courtesy of Shutterstock
Imagine if you could know weeks or even months out what ski areas in Colorado would get the best snow at any point in time. You’d be able to plan an epic weekend ski trip, determine which resort is ideal for a holiday getaway, or even choose what ski pass to buy.
Those days aren’t quite...
November 5 2015, 11:36 AM
A snowboarder descends Moose Glades to Eldora's Corona lift. An expansion, currently on hold, would extend the ski area’s boundary down to the valley. —Courtesy of Joe Lindsey
When the U.S. Forest Service released its draft decision, late last winter, on the expansion plans for Eldora Mountain Resort, it looked like the proprietors would get literally everything they asked for.
Despite strong opposition from a number of groups, including Boulder County and area...
October 19 2015, 10:12 AM