Winter Scene

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 ...

Kicking butt doesn´t require two legs

If Oscar Pistorius taught us anything at the summer Olympics it was that some people with physical disabilities don’t let the loss of their legs — or other limbs or senses — keep them from achieving lofty physical goals. While the “Blade Runner” created controversy, ...

Soaking in warmth in winter

While some consider summer to be the prime time for soaking in Colorado’s hot springs, it’s really a year-round activity...

Outdoor events

A51 River Run Rail Series...

Entertaining options through the winter months

3rd Annual 1940s White Christmas Ball...

Winter Scene 2010: Cultural Attractions

When you get tired of braving the snow, wind and ice outdoors, there’s plenty to do indoors to keep you entertained...

Winter Scene 2010: Winter festivals

  Colorado is known for its summer festivals, with world-class events like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Boulder’s own Creek Festival and many more. But fun in the sun doesn’t end when the snow hits the ground. The winter may be colder, but that doesn’t mean that...

Winter Scene 2010: Winter screens

Anyone who has called in “sick” on a morning that fresh snow has fallen will relate to the opening sequence of Warren John Morrison skis Antarctica in Warren Miller’s Wintervention. In Miller´s Wintervention. the opening scene of this year’s installation of the 60-...
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