—Illustrations by Damien Weighill
Last ski season, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol tallied more than 300 spinouts on I-70 from C-470 to Dotsero alone. As we endure the long commutes, fender fights, and traffic that accompany snowy winter driving, watch out for our nine least favorite road...
Cookies 'N' Cream—Photo by Carmel Zucker
Winter in Colorado means two things: soft powder on the slopes and craft suds waiting for you back at the lodge. Those are two pretty great things—and they can actually be made better when the après-ski drink becomes a beer-based cocktail. Here, four ways to elevate your stout, all approved by...
Does this look familiar?
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You’ve probably been getting ready for winter for a while now. Your snowboard’s waxed, you’ve invested in that mountain condo rental, and your new jacket is begging to be worn. All you need now is the snow.
But what about your car?
As much as Coloradans depend on their vehicles to get...
November 16 2015, 1:57 PM
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1. Shop at Paris Holiday Market | Nov. 7 & 8
Why You Should Go: Just imagine how good it would feel to finish your holiday shopping at this art and craft market weeks before Black Friday.
2. Take the Ski and Snowboard Tuning Basics Class at Lakewood’s REI | Nov. 11
Why You Should Go:...
November 5 2015, 10:10 AM
—Illustration by Daniel Krall
It’s not exactly news to say that Denverites enjoy being outdoors. It’s an ethos that unifies those of us who live in such close proximity to prodigious natural terrain. And for many months of the year, our weather does us a solid by facilitating a wide range of alfresco activities. But then there’...
Tanner Rainville plummets down a mountain in Haines, Alaska, in "Fade to Winter." —Courtesy of David Carlier
Most of the Rockies are still bare, and temps in Denver are expected to climb into the 70s this weekend. But that's not enough to stop us from celebrating winter's imminent return—we're still crossing our fingers for heavy snowfall from the El Niño gods. In the meantime, live vicariously through...
October 13 2015, 2:45 PM
A woman enjoys the fresh snowfall at Washington Park in early February.
Before Wednesday's winter storm blew in, Denver had accumulated 17.2 inches of snow during the shortest month of the year. This falls just a few inches shy of the snowiest February in history: In 1912, 22.1 inches of snowfall was recorded. (Denver's snowfall total is measured at the Denver...
February 26 2015, 10:40 AM
Green Mountain Trail, located in William F. Hayden Park.
Any seasoned trail runner will agree that rain, mud, and snow aren’t good reasons to skimp on an outdoor running routine. Strap on a pair of hearty hiking shoes (or Yaktrax, if it's icy) and test out winter trails at these four locations—all just outside Denver.
Green Mountain (William F....
February 19 2015, 12:30 PM