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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, Treks & Travels, 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...

Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper Mountain

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On June 10, Copper Mountain invites women to participate in one of the world’s largest women’s only mud runs to raise awareness for breast cancer, the Dirty Girl Mud Run. Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), a non-profit foundation that advocates early detection and a healthy, active and sustainable lifestyle as the best means for breast cancer prevention, is the official beneficiary of the 2017 Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper. “Boarding for Breast Cancer is excited to team up with the Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper Mountain on June 10,” said Megan Pischke, B4BC marketing, health and wellness manager. “B4BC aligns with the Dirty Girl Mud Run on...

Epic Discovery – Launching in Breckenridge

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Events, Family | 0 comments

Summer is finally taking hold and Breckenridge Ski Resort is set to begin a new era in its summer offerings for guests with the debut of Epic Discovery launching Friday, June 9, 2017. Guests can take in some of the best views in North America as they zip, coast, tour, slide and hike their way around the iconic mountain resort. Summer in the mountains is taking on a whole new feel thanks to legislation passed in 2011, the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act and Vail Resorts is once again leading the ski industry by being the first to submit and implement a comprehensive new summer activities plan to the U.S. Forest...

Location-Neutral Workers Impact on Steamboat Springs Economy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Homes and Realty, Sponsors | 0 comments

In just about any Colorado mountain town you’ll hear “location-neutral” as the primary buzzword when it comes to employment and workforce. It seems that more and more people are leaving the bright lights of the big city in favor of the lifestyle that comes with living in the Rockies. In Steamboat Springs, the portion of the local workforce that could choose to work from anywhere and has decided to call Steamboat home accounts for over 10% of labor. Yampa Valley Data Partners, an independent research group, reports that approximately 1,600 workers hold jobs considered location-neutral. This population contributes nearly $54 million annual income which is more than the aggregate...

5Point Adventure Festival’s Lasting Impression

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Arts, MTN Life | 0 comments

You will always remember the first time you attend the 5Point Adventure Festival in Carbondale, Colorado. It’s an event that bring together a worldwide network of adventure lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and filmmakers, propelling the non-profit’s mission to ignite personal and communal adventure of all kinds through the experience of sharing meaningful stories. While 5Point celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this past April, I experienced my first time at the festival. The event has grown increasingly popular over the last decade — so much so that most showings sell out. From Thursday night through Sunday, I was hooked. As seats filled and the lights went down, the town’s community center transformed...

WAVE: Light + Water + Sound

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Join Breckenridge Creative in Breckenridge this weekend for WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, a four-day festival of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art featuring illuminated sculptures, projections and interactive art on the riverfront. This FREE event runs June 1–4 from 3 to 11 pm in the Blue River Plaza, offering a variety of temporary installations, musical performances, screenings, digital art and eye candy of all sizes for the whole family to experience. Highlights include dazzling, innovative artworks by Amanda Parer, Tom Dekyvere, Purring Tiger, Andrew Wade Smith, Sophia Dixon Dillo and Jane Guthridge. Plus, enjoy collaborative projects with Breckenridge Film Festival, High Country Conservation Center and Keystone Science School along with a variety...