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8 Splendid Ski-In, Ski-Out Getaways

This winter, indulge in the high-country lifestyle by booking a stay at one of these eight amazing ski-in, ski-out accommodations. 

5280 December 2016

Awake in the Night

Mary Kuanen escaped the violence of Sudan only to live through her husband’s murder in suburban Denver. Half a decade later, the single mother of five is still working to build the better life she was promised.

Our Children, Ourselves

More than 180 kids are born in Colorado every day, and as many as one in four will be abused or neglected by their caregivers during their early years. Why is it so difficult to stop this from happening—and even harder to find justice for victims? 

Climate Change: A Matter Of Degree

Think it’s been hot lately? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Average annual temperatures in Colorado are set to rise 2.5 to five degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2050. If that sounds like a modest increase, think again. We’re here to explain exactly how climate change could alter Colorado as you know it.

8 Splendid Ski-In, Ski-Out Getaways

This winter, indulge in the high-country lifestyle by booking a stay at one of these eight amazing ski-in, ski-out accommodations. 

The Guide to Shopping In Denver

We scouted the metro area for its best shops—and found 87 of them.

Full Speed Ahead

No matter what he does—be it cycling, cooking, or building a fast-casual empire—Biju Thomas, founder of Biju’s Little Curry Shop, goes all out.

Can A Denver Company Get Its Electric Plane Off The Ground?

A Denver company is developing what could be the nation’s first FAA-approved electric airplane for general aviation. Could this be the start of a new era in flight? 

Meet Art Judson, Colorado’s Avalanche Guru

Avalanche forecasting pioneer Art Judson doesn’t just study these powerful snow slides—he worships them.

Our Planet’s Future

A letter from the editor of our December 2016 issue.

Year in Review: 2016

We can’t say with any certainty that the past 12 months were entirely good—or bad—for Colorado, but they were definitely entertaining. Here, the news and events that made 2016 a most interesting year. 

Out In The Cold

Three local cold-case murders that have been largely forgotten. 

A Convenient Truth

The big data boom is going to make life much, much easier. (And a wee bit creepier.)

Peak Luxury

A formerly private mountain lodge opens to the public for the first time.

Turn Your Hunting Haul Into Art

A local taxidermist gives us the rundown on her trade.

Day Trip: Georgetown

Discover historic Georgetown’s wealth of old-school charm this holiday season.


Gear Closet: Native’s New Goggle Collection

There’s good reason to covet Native’s new (and improved) ski goggle collection. 

How Coloradans Throw An Ugly-Sweater Party

Support local businesses when you throw your gaudy gathering this year.

Art In Exile

Galleries and studios are getting the boot from Denver. Fortunately, they’ve found hope in the ’burbs. 

What To Do in December

Your short list of Colorado’s coolest events. 

12 Colorado-Centric Gifts for the Holiday Season

Find the perfect trinket—with a local connection—for selfie-snapping teens, triathlete dads, and everyone in between. 

Get Involved: Mile High Workshop

Make Your Own Batched Cocktail

This holiday season, switch out the bottle of wine for a homemade batched cocktail.

Where We’re Eating in December

The restaurants, dishes, and drinks on our dining radar.

Dare You To Eat Just One

Chef Jon Robbins takes chocolate to the next level.

Table For One, Please

Dining out alone can sometimes feel like an exercise in second-class citizenship.

Ridgway Might Just Be Colorado’s Tiniest Foodie Town

The small town makes a big culinary play. 

‘Tis The Season for Grievances

5280 staffers and readers explain how Colorado let them down in 2016.

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