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Courtney Holden

Articles By Courtney Holden

A bird's-eye view over snow-covered Telluride from Lift 7.

How to Celebrate Telluride’s Golden Anniversary

From mining outpost to skiing mecca: Here’s a look at how Telluride Ski Resort saved its namesake town.

Vail Ski Resort

How to Celebrate Vail Ski Resort’s Diamond Anniversary

Started by an elite ski trooper with a dream to make skiing more accessible, Vail welcomes everyone to join in its season-long 60th birthday bash.

The white wood-framed exterior of the Western Hotel and Spa in front of a mountainside in Ouray, Colorado.

One of Colorado’s Last Wild West–Era Hotels Is Revitalized

The Western Hotel and Spa is a remnant of Ouray’s mining past. Now, it’s set to become a gem of the Western Slope’s hospitality scene.

Copper Mountain

How to Celebrate Copper Mountain’s Big 5-0

Regaled for its naturally divided beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain, “the athlete’s mountain” commemorates half a century this winter with drink specials, a history book, and a 20-foot-tall snow sculpture.

Honey Stinger

8 Pocket Snacks for Your Next Powder Day

Power up and ski down with these slope-ready treats that fit perfectly in your jacket or backpack.

22 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Colorado This Month

From giant gingerbread houses to Santa sightings and light displays galore, here’s a comprehensive guide to the many events going on across the state throughout December.

Spinster Sisters Co. Soap and Body Products

The 10 Best Colorado-Inspired Stocking Stuffers

The smallest, bestest Colorado gifts of the year.

5 Presents That Will Create Much Needed Space Between You and Your S.O.

Feeling a little smothered by your loved ones after two-plus years of close quarters? These five gifts will encourage them to leave you alone for a little while.

A photo of a pair of hands holding an espresso drink

The 6 Best Colorado Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Have a java junkie on your list? Here are six great sippers sure to make them smile.

Two girls play with robotic cube toys

The 7 Best Colorado Gifts for Kids

Give the gifts of coding, exploring, and learning—and yes, having fun too—with these holiday shopping ideas for the littles on your list.

Make the Most of Your Delayed (Or Canceled) DIA Flight

When airlines delay your flight this holiday season, spend your downtime enjoying these Denver International Airport offerings.

A hiker wearing black insulated bibs and a magenta plus-size Smartwool merino base layer chats with another hiker wearing a mint-green top and a beanie. They are sitting on a rock in a snowy landscape beneath blue skies.

Cold-Weather Activities Just Got More Accessible for Plus-Size Adventurers

Denver-based Smartwool now offers its best-selling line of women’s merino base layers up to size 3X.

A runner wearing black tights and a blue shirt on a snowy trail beneath yellow aspens.

Cold-Proof Your Running Season with This Collection of Local Colorado Must-Haves

Don’t let Old Man Winter put an end to your season. Keep making miles with the right gear.

An Oklahoma brown tarantula scuttles across tan dirt in southeastern Colorado.

Tarantulas on the Move! What to Know About Southeastern Colorado’s Annual Spider Trek

It might sound like the stuff of nightmares, but these Oklahoma brown tarantulas are just looking for love.

A hand holds a package of First Ascent Dawn Patrol instant coffee in front of a lake that reflects gray peaks and blue skies.

Move Over, Tang! Crested Butte’s Instant Coffee is Going to Space

Specialty quick-brew coffee maker First Ascent has earned a spot on the next launch to the International Space Station.

A Ghost Story for Every Kind of Coloradan

Colorado has friendly ghosts and evil ghosts. You just have to know where to find them.

What You Need to Know About Rowing in Colorado

Ahead of the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club’s inaugural regatta, we give ye landlubbers a beginner’s guide to crew.

Joe DeMoor hustles up a mountain during a skyracing event.

Ever Heard of Skyrunning? We Hadn’t Either Until a Colorado Native Brought Home Gold in the Running Discipline’s Top Competition

Carbondale-based runner Joe DeMoor just won the Skyrunning World Championships. This is how he did it.

A view of a lift and some ski runs at Cuchara Mountain Park in summer.

How a Single Chairlift Could Help Revitalize a Southern Colorado Economy

Community-led efforts in Huerfano County hope to bring year-round, lift-served activities—like skiing and tubing—to Cuchara Mountain Park in a way that’s both approachable and affordable.

Local Gear That Will Have You Leaf Peeping With Panache

Colorado’s foliage isn’t the only thing that will brighten your social feed this fall.

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