Winter Park Resort
—Photo courtesy of Sean Parsons
On January 22, 2012, Christopher Norris died in an inbounds avalanche at Winter Park Resort. He left behind his college sweetheart, Salynda Fleury, a toddler daughter, and a newborn son. Four months later, his widow filed a negligence and wrongful-death lawsuit against Intrawest Winter Park...
June 6 2016, 3:00 PM
Mountain Drones' custom-built hexacopter is used for R&D and testing.
—Image courtesy of Mountain Drones
Forget Amazon deliveries. Drones may have even more important work to do soon: avalanche mitigation.
Mountain Drones, which is partially based in Colorado (there are team members in Denver and Vail), is in the process of developing and testing technology that would allow drones to deploy...
March 8 2016, 11:30 AM
—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