Winter Scene

The Mahon warrior way

For the Mahons, a weekend’s success depends on how much energy they have left when Monday morning rolls around. “We typically pack it all...

Front Range Events

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Eric Larsen: On Thin Ice, the Melting Arctic — Larsen talks about the “Last North Expedition,” what will likely be the last...

Once is luck

Picture a day in 16-year-old Nica Digerness’ skates: she gets to the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs at 9 a.m. to warm up,...

Front Range concerts 2016-17

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Dan + Shay — With Walker Hayes. Doors: 7 p.m. Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-832-1874. Holiday Blue — With...

Don’t hibernate this winter

Bears hibernate, but you don’t have to. Just because the thermometer has dropped a few degrees and the rain has turned to snow doesn’t mean that it’s time to put on 40 pounds, curl up by a fire and wait for spring. You live in Colorado for Pete’s sake. Winter just ...

SKI AREAS

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Flying high

Colorado´s ski industry is the leader in North America for good reason. Visitation to local favorite Vail exceeds 1.5 million skier days each year. That number, 1,750,000 skier days (one skier, skiing one day) last year alone at Vail, means that the ski area has the ...

Fresh winter grub

It´s been a long day up on the mountains and the Clif bar you had earlier did no justice to your hunger. Thankfully, ski resorts and towns in Colorado realize it takes more than just a chewy granola bar to satisfy famished skiers — and they reinvent their dining ...

Spend your money on gas, not lift tickets

After last year’s lackluster snowfall truncated the number of available ski days, it would be nice if Mother Nature gave a little foresight into what Colorado resorts may be in for in 2012-13. Without a time machine to take a peek at January’s snowpack, snow ...

Have a quieter white winter

If the lyrics to “Silent Night” are to be believed, winter is a time when “all is calm.” But try telling that to someone at one of Colorado’s ski resorts...

Basic training

Even for an expert, making the right decision can be tough. After three weeks camped on the Carroll Glacier in Alaska, waiting to ski a certain line after it went into the shade, longtime backcountry skier and guide Donny Roth finally set out for the summit. It was ...

Hot gear for the coldest part of the year

Old Man Winter better make up for last year’s lousy snow season. After a good initial showing in late autumn 2011, most of the year was spent waiting for that big storm that never really came. Adding insult was the record-setting summer heat that broiled the ...
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