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
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Feb 2–15 | FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
In case you’ve somehow missed it (but really, how?), the skiing world championships are coming to Vail and Beaver Creek for the first time they’ve been on U.S. snow in 16 years. There’s more than just skiing (...
February 2 2015, 8:00 AM
Colorado's golden girl Mikaela Shiffrin skiing a gate on the giant slalom course; photo © Jonathan Selkowitz
One of the biggest events on Colorado's 2015 calendar arrives just two months into the year: the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, which will be held in Vail and Beaver Creek from February 2 to 15. As you'll read in our February issue (hitting newsstands Friday), $58 million worth of...
January 27 2015, 10:00 AM
Mikaela Shiffrin carves a turn during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women’s giant slalom competition on October 25, 2014, at Sölden in Austria. —Photo by Getty Images
There’s a section on Vail’s Golden Peak course that even good racers dread. It’s a steep rollover, usually covered with thick ice, that melts into a treacherous dip in the slope. Coach Simon Marsh remembers standing off to the side of this particular obstacle back in 2001, hoping to get his young...