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Top 10 Ski-Town Golf Deals

Top 10 Ski-Town Golf Deals
Ski towns are called ski towns for a reason. I get that. I realize that when people think of towns like Aspen, Vail and Telluride, they think of places where the golf courses are disguised as cross-country ski areas. But you’d be surprised by just how many golf addicts live in those ...

This summer, Telluride will become a mushroom mecca once again

Telluride News | This summer, Telluride will become a mushroom mecca once againSeveral years ago, Rebecca Fyffe was foraging for mushrooms in the mountains near Telluride with two professional mycologists, one hailing from California and another from North Carolina. As the trio ascended a hillside outside of town, the California scientist marveled at how similar Telluride’s ...

Denver Broncos Offseason Report

Telluride News | Denver Broncos Offseason Report Last year was a wild one for the Denver Broncos. After Peyton Manning led the team to an all-time record 606 points during the season, the Broncos fell flat in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks. John Elway and John Fox know that the window for a Super Bowl is closing, as Manning just turned 38. Denver ...

Aspen-based snowsports wear manufacturer sees rebound under way in industry

Telluride News | Aspen-based snowsports wear manufacturer sees rebound under way in industryWith an emphasis on color not seen since before the Great Recession, this season’s Sport Obermeyer line celebrates a return to the good times. “We’ve gone through the sad years. We are now in the happy years,” company founder Klaus Obermeyer said from his headquarters at ...

Photographer Karim Iliya goes deep for underwater dreamscapes

Telluride News | Photographer Karim Iliya goes deep for underwater dreamscapesRoving photographer Karim Iliya had stopped off earlier in Boulder to photograph a CU student /professional windsurfer, but is back on Maui to focus on a favorite environment - shooting underwater at big surf breaks, up close and personal.  Mountain  iJournals  caught up with him to ...

Why does Shell Oil sponsor Aspen Ideas Festival? An interview with company president Marvin Odum

Telluride News | Why does Shell Oil sponsor Aspen Ideas Festival? An interview with company president Marvin OdumMarvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Co., started his career at the company 32 years ago, right out of college. He began in a technical position, but over the decades has moved through virtually every part of the company in many different parts of the world. Currently, Shell operates in 40 different countries.

Still thriving after all these years: An interview with BJ Adams on 20 years in Aspen/Snowmass real estate

Telluride News | Still thriving after all these years: An interview with BJ Adams on 20 years in Aspen/Snowmass real estateBJ Adams & Co. this year celebrated 20 years in the cutthroat real estate business of Aspen, Snowmass Village and the upper Roaring Fork Valley. Over the years, she and her brokers built a business in Snowmass Village, opened an office in Aspen, survived through two rececssions, including the Great ...

For Colorado cannabis testing labs, these are high times

Telluride News | For Colorado cannabis testing labs, these are high timesWorking in a chemistry lab can be tedious at times, with all the repetition, quality control and detailed documentation that the job entails. But one group of Colorado chemists is having fun on the job these days as they work to develop new ways to measure the safety and potency of recreational marijuana.

Jerome bartender shares his passion for flavors

Telluride News | Jerome bartender shares his passion for flavors J-Bar bartender Mattias Horseman can barely contain his enthusiasm for his work and for Aspen as he passes me a tumbler of his special Bloody Mary mixture.    “Try this,” he recommends. “Coming from England, we pride ourselves on making our Bloody Marys the right ...

How long can the head of craft beer in Colorado continue to rise?

Telluride News | How long can the head of craft beer in Colorado continue to rise?When Sarah Howat and her husband James were weighing whether to open a brewery near downtown Denver last year, they talked frequently about just how many more craft breweries the city—and Colorado as a whole—could handle before drinker fatigue began to set in. The couple saw new breweries ...

More than 12.5 million skiers/snowboarders hit the slopes in Colorado

Telluride News | More than 12.5 million skiers/snowboarders hit the slopes in ColoradoColorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, the best season on record in the state. Colorado was up more than 10 percent compared to last season and more than 8 percent compared to the five-year-average. “Seeing ...

Snowmass Mammoth Festival builds upon last year's success with an added day, more national music acts

Telluride News | Snowmass Mammoth Festival builds upon last year's success with an added day, more national music acts The weather forecast couldn’t be more perfect, the infrastructure is being put in place, talented chefs, brewers and musicians are starting to roll in and everything looks primed for a summer party in Snowmass Village this weekend.  Last year the Snowmass Tourism office and SBG Productions ...

Aspen set for summer kick off with Food & Wine Classic

Telluride News | Aspen set for summer kick off with Food & Wine ClassicIt finally stopped snowing, Memorial Day has passed, and June is here. That can only mean one thing: It’s time to sharpen up your taste buds and practice saying words like “tannins” and “oaky” in preparation for another Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. This year the annual ...

Boutique chic influences vacation rentals … and draws guests

Telluride News | Boutique chic influences vacation rentals … and draws guestsThe hotel industry has done an exceptional job of training guests. Whether it’s a webpage or the myriad of TV programs on the Travel channel, it’s almost impossible not to see the latest styles and understand why they draw the best reviews. Boutique hotels are having a big impact on vacation ...

10th Mountain vet, ski legend Curt Chase passes away

Telluride News | 10th Mountain vet, ski legend Curt Chase passes awayLongtime Aspenite and skiing legend Curt Chase, 91, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, June 6, at his Silverthorne home, surrounded by his family and a few close friends.  Born October 3, 1922 in Manchester, NH, he spent over 40 years in Aspen/Snowmass, personally and professionally sharing ...

Kona Golf: Big Island, big opportunities for Colorado golfers

Telluride News | Kona Golf: Big Island, big opportunities for Colorado golfersAs a native of Connecticut, resident of Colorado and person who doesn’t drink coffee, I suppose I could be forgiven for knowing virtually nothing about Kona. It’s just not the sort of place that comes up on my radar very often. In fact, a few weeks ago I couldn’t have even told you ...
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