—Courtesy of Mike Speer
Vail is the hostess with the mostest. In February the luxe mountain town hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships; in March it was the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. And this month (August 10 to 16), Vail welcomes the world’s top teen anglers for the FIPS Mouche World Youth Fly...
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Debuting this month… Steamboat Zip Line Tours
Steamboat Springs gets its first zipline on Rabbit Ears Pass. Debuting this month, the two- to three-hour adventure provides zipliners with views of the Yampa Valley and Flattop Mountains.
June 4 to 7 | GoPro...
June 4 2015, 9:31 AM
There are now a half dozen breweries in the Vail Valley, but only one has stamped its growlers and glasses with “Vail.” Vail Brewing Co. opened in early April, right in time for end-of-ski-season celebrations and the resort area’s bi-annual, off-season segment of “get out of town,” and “no work,...
May 15 2015, 1:35 PM
I dined solo at Restaurant Kelly Liken just three nights ago. The space is comfortable, like a favorite relative's living room, but refined, authentic, and warm in a way that few Vail dining establishments manage.
Seated at the bar I was accompanied by familiar friends—a small green succulent (...
May 6 2015, 10:05 AM
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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
—Crazy Mountain Brewery
Snowcat Coffee Stout, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Edwards
Serving Type: A draft pint, thought it’s also available in 12-ounce cans
ABV: 5.9 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Malty, thanks to the chocolate and coffee notes
Reviewed: March 2015
March 20 2015, 11:00 AM