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Colorado Mountain College Celebrates 50 Years

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Sponsors | 0 comments

50 years ago the National Association of Junior Colleges was contacted about the idea of starting a junior college in our Colorado mountain towns. Two original campuses were built simultaneously in Glenwood Springs and Leadville with modular buildings transported from Denver. Colorado Mountain College Classes opened on October 2, 1967. Within five years, classes were also offered in Aspen, Rifle, Salida, Eagle and Summit County.   Today, there are 11 locations serving 20,000 students each year. Colorado Mountain College offers programs from ESL and GED to bachelor’s degrees. In addition, CMC partner’s with local school districts through the Mountain Futures Fund, securing private and public funding to ensure that...

Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Skin at Altitude

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in MTN Life, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Protect your skin at altitude whether you are traveling or living at high altitude, Colorado’s extreme weather can be particularly unforgiving on your skin. We talked with skin expert and paramedical esthetician, Lisa Haigh at The Face Experts in Denver on ways to help locals and visitors with the changes high altitude can bring to your skin.   No matter if you live here or are just visiting, how you take care of your skin is virtually the same, said Haigh who has been a paramedical esthetician for ten years. “You need to moisturize, protect and drink more water.  It’s also important to use skin care products that don’t strip...

Carry Your Gear with Denver-Based MHM Backpacks

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Gear, MTN Life | 0 comments

MHM Gear is a backpack company that is as native to Colorado as its creators. You’ll even notice a nod to the state in the brand’s logo. MHM has been in business out of Denver for eight years, and at the helm, founder Jeff Popp and vice president Casey Lorenzen are both originally from Colorado, and proud to say it. “At the time when MHM was getting started, nobody in the pack world was really pushing the fact that they were from Colorado and proud of it,” says Lorenzen. “MHM is born and bred Colorado, and over the years that has resonated with a lot of people.” Another standout...

Club Red Telluride

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Music Scene | 0 comments

Beyond the Groove announced their initial 2017 summer music lineup at Club Red Telluride. Club Red has become an entertainment must do in Telluride. The venue was voted second-best ski-country venue by Skiing magazine and recently made Denver’s Westword #3 spot in “The 25 Best Summer Music Experiences in the Rocky Mountains”. It certainly won’t disappoint! Upcoming shows: Rebirth Brass Band Date: Friday, June 30 Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 8:15 PM All Ages Price: $25 – $35 Tickets: Facebook Event:   The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers Date: Wednesday, July 5 Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 8:30 PM All Ages Price: $35-$45 Ticket Link: Facebook Event:

July in Snowmass

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

July in Snowmass brings a jam-packed event lineup, including the brand-new Snowmass Community Celebration the evening of July 4th. Other events include the weekly Snowmass Free Concert Series and Snowmass Rodeo, as well as the Aspen Camp’s Deaf Camp Benefit, Challenge Aspen’s Vince Grill & Amy Grant Gala + Golf Classic, BLUEBIRD Art + Sound, the Enduro World Series, and Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament. Snowmass’ new sunset Fourth of July event, the Community Celebration & Fireworks, takes place on Tuesday, July 4, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the Base Village Events Lawn. This free fun, family-focused evening features lawn games, music, free desserts and a firework show over Fanny Hill at 9:00...

Steamboat Springs – The Entrepreneurial Enclave

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

Some Steamboat entrepreneurs and start-ups have been around for decades and some are just planting their roots. All are manifestations of an idea brought to fruition by vision, risk, work and luck. With a backdrop like Steamboat Springs as the inspiration this town has become the little entrepreneurial engine that chugs steadily, like a well-conditioned athlete, to the top. Given the tendency to distil everything we encounter in the world to make them more understandable and relatable, it’s a safe bet that most people would characterize Steamboat Springs by the three R’s- ranching, recreation and real estate.  Yet, quietly, a fourth R- Rising Businesses and Startups, is an economic...

Mawa’s Kitchen, Aspen

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

They say that the key to big success is not just simple luck or hard work alone; it is a combination of the two. When opportunity knocks, one must be ready to dive in head first and see where the winds lead. Just ask Aspen chef and entrepreneur Mawa McQueen, owner of Mawa’s Kitchen. They say that the key to big success is not just simple luck or hard work alone; it is a combination of the two. When opportunity knocks, one must be ready to dive in head first and see where the winds lead. Just ask Aspen chef and entrepreneur Mawa McQueen. “I was born in Africa,...

Property of the Week – Steamboat Springs, Cheryl Foote

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Homes and Realty, MTN Life | 0 comments

This week’s Property of the Week is located in Steamboat Springs by Cheryl Foote. Incredible Location, Newly Refinished Amazing location just a few blocks from the ski resort and steps from the free city bus-route with a convenient stop 1/2 block from the house. World class powder is literally minutes from your door! Located in the prestigious Bear Creek neighborhood, the only high-end family neighborhood located mountainside to the ski-area, this area is quiet and safe (not a through street) with a school-bus stop within sight. Great summer location as well, bike to the mountain or take advantage of sidewalks that connect to the bike path and downtown. Just...

Choosing A Yoga Festival – The Best 2017 Summer Yoga Events

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Events, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Yoga festivals can also serve as a mini vacation from everyday life but choosing a Yoga Festival suited to you can be hard. We all have different intentions when seeking out a yoga festival. The uplifting feeling of experiencing meditation and movement with others of the yoga community is something many people find enriching to their practice. Attending gives you first-class access to the newest trends and products that can help elevate your practice that may have been inaccessible in your hometown. Yoga festivals can also serve as a mini vacation from the high speed of everyday life. Whether it is your first time or you are a festival veteran,...

Market on the Plaza – Mountain Village, Telluride

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s that time of year, Farmer’s and Community Markets are opening their umbrellas and laying out their wares. Seriously, nothing says summertime in Colorado like an open air market, especially amid the sun-soaked scenery of Mountain Village Center in Telluride. Beginning Wednesday, June 14, the pedestrian-friendly Heritage Plaza once again comes alive with white tents, and Colorado-proud vendors as Market on the Plaza returns to Mountain Village.   Now in its seventh year, Market on the Plaza is a vibrant local community market providing an avenue to support regional and local businesses that offer homegrown food and homemade products. The Market runs every Wednesday beginning June 14 through August...

The CSCUSA 2016-17 Double Diamond Award Winners

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Every year Colorado Ski Country USA honors individuals at CSCUSA Colorado ski resorts with Double Diamond Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry, including athletes, on-mountain professionals, and industry veterans. Colorado ski industry leaders gathered at Coohills in Denver to recognize ski area employees whose hard work and expertise provided outstanding guest experiences, including food and beverage professionals, guest service professionals, ski instructors, ski patrollers, groomers, terrain masters, snowmakers and a winter athlete of the year. Two titans of the industry, who have spent their careers championing the Colorado ski industry, were also honored. Two titans of the industry, who have spent their careers championing the...

Colorado Skier Visits in 2016-17 Ski Season 2nd Best On Record

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today during its 54th Annual Meeting skier visits at its 22-member ski areas totaled 7.3 million during the 2016-17 season. It is estimated that after final numbers are tallied, the 2016-17 season will be the state’s second best season on record. This year’s season total was up six percent over the five-year average, marking the fourth consecutive year that skier visits at CSCUSA resorts have outperformed the five-year average. “This season had a little bit of everything,” said Colorado Ski Country USA President and CEO Melanie Mills. “A warm fall kept skiers away from the high country early in the season, but deep...

Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon Clearing The Way to Win

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Saturday, June 17, the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon sponsored by Blueprint for Athletes will kick off the famed ultra endurance event season in Leadville, Colorado. Due to the substantial late spring snowfall in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Race Series crew has been prepping the course and working to clear snow drifts up to seven feet high in some areas of the trail.   “With the May storms this year, we’ve received a considerable amount of late season snow in Leadville. Our team has been working hard shoveling and clearing the snow away for our participants to give them the great race experience...

Touch A Truck Is Telluride Family Fun

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Family | 0 comments

Get your kids to Telluride for the tenth annual Touch-A-Truck, a kid-centric fundraising event in which children can touch, climb, explore and sit in the driver’s seat of a variety of vehicles: service vehicles, work equipment, fire trucks, and police cars. Open to the public and organized by Munchkins parents, all proceeds raised will go towards enrichment activities, learning tools and scholarships. This year’s Touch-A-Truck takes place Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carhenge parking lot at the base of Chair 7 in Telluride. The event is open to the public, and admission is $5 per adult and child. Other activities include a kids...