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
Fast Lane to Glory | For Vail skiing prodigy and Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, success can’t come fast enough. Adulthood, though—that can wait.
Long Live the Birds of Prey | Beaver Creek's tenacious run challenged racers during this month's FIS Alpine World Ski...
February 11 2015, 3:00 PM
Shun the traffic on I-70 and tackle the Frisco to Vail thru hike. Image courtesy of ProTrails.com. To see pictures of all the hikes listed here, visit ProTrails.com.
Don’t be fooled: These unseasonably warm February temperatures aren’t going to last. And even though we’ve spotted hints of spring (a blooming crocus!), we won’t be able to tackle our favorite summertime hikes until the days get much longer.
That can’t stop us from daydreaming though, which is...
February 11 2015, 1:45 PM
Festival favorites Fruition play to a sold-out crowd in Avon, Colorado at last year's WinterWonderGrass.
Photo credit: Michael Liggett.
There are few things that speak more to Colorado’s collective soul than fresh powder, acoustic roots music, and craft beer. It’s the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, and no festival captures it better than WinterWonderGrass Colorado. The outdoor event takes place February 20–22 in Avon and highlights...
February 6 2015, 4:15 PM
—Courtesy of Elway's Vail
The 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek are finally here. Whether you're headed up for the races, for the non-ski festivities (Barenaked Ladies, CeeLo Green, The Voice winner Craig Wayne) or simply hoping to catch a glimpse of hometown girls Lindsey Vonn...
February 4 2015, 11:00 AM
Ted Ligety skies a giant slalom course. —Photo courtesy of Steve Prawdzik
It's a fact: In Europe, Alpine ski racing does a celebrity make. Stateside, though, we're often only familiar with podium regulars such as Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, and Ted Ligety (or, you know, if one of them makes an appearance on TMZ). Now's the time to brush up on your knowledge of the...
February 3 2015, 10:45 AM
The Barenaked Ladies are just one of many acts that will be hitting the stages in Vail and Beaver Creek throughout the World Championships. —Image courtesy of David Leyes
We already told you everything you need to know to catch the free, world-class races at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. But we know living in Colorado doesn't automatically make you a skiing fanatic. So do the organizers of #Vail2015, who packed the calendar with concerts, free...
February 2 2015, 11:00 AM