For many families throughout the state, Presidents’ Day weekend is the ideal three-day break to head to the slopes. But with so many resorts to choose from, how do you pick? To narrow your search, here are some upcoming events taking place over this year’s holiday weekend, Feb. 16-18.
Watch as 3-time Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane helps train a new generation of ski jumpers and see why Howelsen Hill plays such an important role in ski history.
Opened in 1915, Howelsen Hill is the nation's oldest ski area, owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs. Howelsen Hill is home to the largest ski jumping complex in North America and has been the training ground for nearly 90 Olympians, 22 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and 13 members of theRead more
The Super Blue Blood Moon is coming (January 31!). And what could be better than skiing underneath it?
Skiing and riding under a full moon (or just a star-studded sky) can be a singular experience. After the lifts close down for the day and the sun begins to dip, avid outdoorsy folk don’t head for the bar and dance in their ski boots. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Instead, they head back out for after-dark winterRead more
Snow, events, and savings are abundant at the Butte
Photos courtesy of Taylor Ahearn at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.Read more
WOLF CREEK SKI AREA - We're rumbling along a remote stretch of the snow-draped Continental Divide, choking on diesel fumes and shouting to hear each other over the roar of the tracked monstrosity that is our chariot.
The southern Colorado ski area had received 23 inches of snow in 24 hours a couple days before, making it the snowiest resort in the U.S. that day. But by Jan. 24, the powder hounds had reapedRead more
At the end of a long Denver work week, my friends and I knew exactly where we wanted to be – on the slopes. So we took off work early, loaded up the car and set out for Echo Mountain, the closest ski area to Denver. Echo is only 35 miles from downtown, and the drive is a gorgeous trip up Squaw Pass Road with scenic mountain views in every direction. All told, we were strapping in to our boots within an hour of leaving Denver.Read more
What's the easiest way to be shamed by your friends? Switch snow sport disciplines.
We're all familiar with the myth around snowboarding being harder to learn than skiing. But, what about converting from skiing to snowboarding? This is what I set out to uncover this past Friday atRead more
Digging Copper Mountain
We made it to Copper Mountain on New Year’s Day to make good on our resolution of hitting all 22 ski areas with my son’s fifth grade pass. It was a later than intended start of our season, as the snow gods hadn’t yet done their part in bringing us early snowfall, but the nice flip side to that isRead more
"It all began over 40 years ago when Billy Kidd, Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, decided to invite a few of the ProRodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. The cowboys had such a great time that the Downhill has become the most popular event of the season with over 100 of the best professional rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique ski rodeo in the country."