Labor Day Weekend promises to be a festive affair at Winter Park Resort with the arrival of the Zoppé Italian Family Circus, which will bring its old-world tradition of family fun to the resort for eight performances from Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2.
Nestled at the foot of a box canyon and surrounded on three sides by 14,000 foot peaks in the San Juan mountain range, the small town of Telluride, Colorado is worth a visit any time of the year. Every September, this jewel of Colorado Ski Country transforms from a picturesque former mining town into an international destination for the performing arts. The town’s population of 2,500 triples as aficionados of film and blues music flood Telluride to listen to award-winning music acts and take an exclusive first look at films that will contend for Academy awards later in the year. (continue reading…)
Colorado Ski Country Resorts Entice Guests to Celebrate Labor Day with Slew of End-of-Summer Soirees
There’s still another month’s worth of summer fun to be had at Colorado’s mountain resorts before the colors begin to change, the night air becomes crisp, and the minds of alpine enthusiasts begin to wander towards tune-ups, new gear, pass purchases, and early snowstorms. Many resorts are offering great summer activities and lodging specials through the end of September.
The Labor Day weekend is the last holiday weekend as resorts begin their preparations for the winter. Whether washing down an afternoon’s worth of competition chili with renowned microbrewed beer, attending music festivals featuring award-winning musicians, taking a ride in a vintage aircraft, or enjoying the many summer sporting and recreational opportunities at Colorado’s resorts, the Labor Day weekend festivities offer something for everyone. Below are some of the events and activities taking place during the long holiday weekend around Colorado Ski Country. (continue reading…)
One of the most amazing winter carnivals, hands-down, no-doubt, bet-your-season-pass is Steamboat Springs’ Winter Carnival. It’s coming up Feb 6-10. Do. Not. Miss. It. And when you get there, be sure to put on some warm socks, fill a thermos with some piping hot <ahem> cocoa, and head out for a night at the signature event, the Night Extravaganza.
Few towns are as snow-crazy as Steamboat Springs, CO. I knew this before heading up to the Winter Carnival last year, but I had NO IDEA to the degree this town loves its snow. Skiing is like a religion here, one which it indoctrinated its kids annually. The chosen method of indoctrination? Winter Carnival SkiJoring.
This ski season we welcome guest blogger Amber Johnson who blogs at TheMileHighMama, is a Denver Post columnist, family travel writer, editor of the Denver Post’s MileHighMamas.com and 9News contributor.
Some snow enthusiasts say the ski/snowboard season kicks off with all the Labor Day sales. For my family, it’s at the annual Denver Ski & Snowboard Expo at the Colorado Convention Center.
This ski and snowboard emporium goes from November 2-4, 2012 and we checked out the action on Friday night. And believe me when I say there was a lot of action for snow-lovers of all ages.
From the mature-types.
Muck & Mire on the Mountain at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort