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Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in Do, Events | 0 comments

Why I Heart the Teva Mountain Games – 32 Days and Counting Down

Why I Heart the Teva Mountain Games – 32 Days and Counting Down

For many Vail Valley locals like myself the Teva Mountain Games signify much more than just another local event. They are a lifestyle. There are few things each year I look forward to as much as the Teva Mountain Games. Perhaps the excitement can not all be attributed to the Games themselves, instead, I’d chalk most if it up to the changing of the seasons and the emergence of summer. Since the Teva Mountain Games inception, 10 years ago, I don’t think many locals would argue with me at this point that they officially kick off the summer. The age-old locals mantra rings true here. Many people come for the winters but they stay for the summers. I couldn’t agree more and as I type peering out my office window into the sunshine I feel a familiar conflict. What to do this weekend? The Teva Mountain Games are right around the corner and I haven’t been in my kayak since November. But, at the same time, a winter storm...

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Apres, Arts, Biz, Community, Do, Events, Kids, Treks & Travels | 2 comments

Aspen Real Life – What to do? LOTS!

Aspen Real Life – What to do? LOTS!

Although the sun is out winter is hanging on up here with more snow expected in the forecast between now and Monday.…Don’t get me wrong, once  in it, it’s a blast, it’s just getting the motivation to get there. With my hubby Wade’s ribs still broken, and no partner to play with in the snow, depression is beginning to set in. I’m thinking tomorrow, it’s just a matter of getting out and that will change it. It is the end of April after all and the beautiful flowers are intermittently bursting open to show off their bright colors, between snowfalls. Everywhere I go locals are also ready to burst, with spring fever. Memories of desert trips with Wade infiltrate my mind, but he reminds me that I’m thinking back over twelve years to a time where we couldn’t keep our hands off of each other. A time where we hiked all day holding hands, stopping often to take photographs of each other, returning to our campsite for appetizers and alcohol....

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Community | 0 comments

TellurideNewb! Mountain Towns Off Season in Full Force

TellurideNewb! Mountain Towns Off Season in Full Force

Temperatures rise. The snow melts. Businesses shut down. Town becomes deserted. While spring transitions to summer, everything grinds to a halt. As with every seasonal cycle for every seasonal town, April and May find Telluride in the thick of off season. Three weeks ago, prior to closing day, main street was packed with people. Now, it has become an oddity to see more than 10 people while running errands. Like everyone else, we got out of dodge for a while, cruising the Front Range in search of city life and culture. Now that we are back, however, we couldn’t be happier. And although mud season’s reign has yet to come to fruition, festivals, mountain biking, camping, rafting and all other summer adventures are right around the corner. We can’t wait. ~Gavin,...

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Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Community, Do, Events | 1 comment

Streets of Afghanistan – Mountain2Mountain Premiere

Streets of Afghanistan – Mountain2Mountain Premiere

Tomorrow evening at the Denver Art Museum the premiere of this nationally touring cultural exhibit Streets of Afghanistan will immerses visitors in an area of the world most will never see. The lifesize multimedia exhibition re-creates the city streets of Kabul, the roads of rural Afghanistan, and the people that live there.      Created by the nonprofit Mountain2Mountain, Streets of Afghanistan is a collaborative effort of Western and Afghan photographers and artists. This living art exhibition combines large scale photography, video projection, music, kites, street art, and humans themselves to create a wholly unique and innovative approach to our ethos of storytelling.  Connecting communities and cultures in an effort to combat apathy and break stereotypes in a region of the world enduring nearly four decades of conflict.   Photographers: Miriam Alimi, Travis Beard, Paula Bronstein, Ann Curry, Gulbiddin, Wakil Kohsar, Paula Lerner, Najibullah Musafer,  Farzana Wahidy,  Beth Wald, Tony Di Zinno * Launching: April 28, 2011 at the Denver Art Museum May 13, 2011 Torpedo Factory, Washington DC June...

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Do | 0 comments

It’s Not Over…Aspen Mountain Powder Tours Still in Operation

It’s Not Over…Aspen Mountain Powder Tours Still in Operation

Since the powder keeps falling their is some great news for all of us up here in the high country…the season is not quite over!  Aspen Mountain Powder Tours has decided to continue operations indefinitely due to the excellent snow conditions. Nine fresh inches of snow felling today in Aspen/Snowmass and more is predicted throughout the week. A day with Aspen Mountain Powder Tours includes a full day of cat skiing on either the backside and/or frontside of Aspen Mountain and a delicious lunch. Pricing starts at $200 per person and goes up to $289 based on how many people are in each group.  A minimum of six per group is requested. The following phone number will have a recording of current conditions and a weather forecast. Guests can leave a message or send an email with any interest and expect a phone call back between 3 – 5 p.m. each afternoon.  Powder Tours can be contacted at (970) 920-0720 or powdertours@aspensnowmass.com. Get those turns in while you still can!...

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