Congratulations – the Skiboard Season has Begun

We’ve only been out twice this season, but both times have been awesome!

Our first time out, we headed to Breckenridge to teach our friend, Jeff, how to snowboard. An avid skier, Jeff was ready to change it up. Luckily for us, he was going doing the hill by the end of the day! If you’re thinking of teaching a friend, bring ’em to Breck – their beginner’s area is top notch, easy to get to, and not super crowded.

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Jeff learning how to snowboard. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Kat smiling for the camera while we head back down to the parking lot in the gondola. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Learning how to snowboard can be rough, but Jeff learned how to fall with grace. Left: Steve, Right: Jeff. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

Yesterday, we headed to Keystone, which was pretty good. Great weather, that’s for sure! Unfortunately, the snow felt pretty packed like we’re used to back in Michigan, which called for some sketchy areas. We’re excited to head back after this upcoming Tuesday when it looks like there will be more snow.

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Riding up the Peru Express. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Enjoying our second day out of the season at Keystone. Top Left: Kirsten. Top Right: Steve. Below, looking part of the way down the 3.5 mile long run of Schoolmarm. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Keystone wasn’t too terribly busy, which was great! Stopping for lunch wasn’t rushed or crowded. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Beautiful Keystone. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

Steve hit Beaver Creek last Thursday and it was all powder with no one there. Just a reminder – try to use your Epic Pass during the week when the traffic is at a minimum both on the roads and the slopes!

Happy 2014 – 2015 Skiboard season to all of our friends, near and far. Can’t wait to see all of your shredding pictures.

Denver Mile High Holidays – LIGHTS, LIGHTS, and MORE LIGHTS!

Halloween’s over, which means the holidays are upon us. I know, I know – I’m early… don’t rush it. Whatever. I love the holiday season! They provide some of the best times of the year. There’s nothing like gathering with friends and family to celebrate new beginnings and holiday cheer.

To get in the spirit, I’ve scoped out the festive events of Denver Mile High Holidays. Man, does Denver love LIGHTS! Here are a few events where you can go scope out the spectacular lights this season:

Downtown Denver Grand Illumination – Nov 29 – Dec 31, 2013

On November 29th at 6 pm, Denver’s Grand Illumination event kicks off, lighting up downtown from Union Station to the City and County Building. Lights will be available and displayed nightly until the end of December. The initial lighting event on November 29th is a free event, and a great way to see this beautiful city aglow with the holiday spirit. This is a free, all ages event.

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Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens – if this doesn’t look magical, there’s something wrong with you.

Blossoms of Light – Nov 29 – Jan 1, 2014

Need even MORE lights to get you in the spirit? No problem – check out the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light. Beginning Nov 29th, over one-million lights will colorfully drape the gardens, in addition to synchronized lights dancing along with favorite holiday tunes. Hot drinks and snacks will be available at this all ages event. Ticketing prices are as follows:

Non-Peak Admission Nov. 29 – Dec. 12:
$10 Adults
$8 Adult Member, Student, Senior (65+), Military
$7 Child (ages 3-12)
$5 Child Member
Free for children 2 and younger
Group of 15 or more: $8 Adults, $5 Children

Peak Admission Dec. 13 – Jan. 1:
$12 Adults
$10 Adult Member, Student, Senior (65+), Military
$9 Child (ages 3-12)
$7 Child Member
Free for children 2 and younger
Group of 15 or more: $10 Adults, $7 Children

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Picture courtesy of Westword’s blog. What an amazing view of the lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Make sure to check out these, and other, amazing holiday events. Denverspeax will make sure to continue to bring you the low down on what’s good this holiday season.

Check back for more cool events brought to you by your favorite city.

Denver’s 8th Annual Zombie Crawl – October 19, 2013

How amazing does this event look? October 19th, 2013, the 8th Annual Denver Zombie Crawl takes place. Tentative schedule as follows:

  • 11:00 am – Organ Trail
  • 12:00 – Makeup and costume help
  • 2:00 pm – Kickoff!
  • 3:00 pm – Widows Bane
  • 3:55 pm – Thriller!
  • 4:00 pm – Zombie Crawl Parade down 16th St.
  • 5:30 pm – Costume Contests @ Skyline Park
  • 8:00 pm – Zombie Crawl after parties at Casselman’s and Meadowlark
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Check out the Zombie Crawl’s Facebook Page, and like ’em! Credit: Zombie Crawl Facebook Page, OCT 2013 – click on the photo to be taken right to their page to check it out.

According to the Denver Zombie Crawl Facebook Event Page, there were over 20,000 zombies last year; this year is all about breaking the Guinness Book of World Records, so make sure you register (for free) so they can shoot for an accurate head count. I felt it only appropriate to spread the word!

In Michigan, fall is such a fantastic time of year; now that we’re in Denver, CO, events like these will really help us get into the Halloween spirit. The costumes will be killer (haha, yeah… I had to), and there are multiple events on the actual date of the Zombie Crawl, like the Organ Trail.

While the Zombie Crawl (starting at 2 pm in Skyline Park) is a free event, tickets need to be purchased for the Organ Trail, which is described as a combo of “Amazing Race” meets “Fear Factor” with a touch of “Haunted House”. Check it out here for more details.

For more info, check out the website as well as Facebook Page for the crawl and other events.

Make Music Denver! – FREE event – Friday, June 21st

Make Music Denver! - FREE event - Friday, June 21st

(Credit: Make Music Denver Official Website, June 2013.)
Make Music Denver is making their 2nd Annual showing this Friday, June 21st, presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Business Improvement District. Per the website (click on picture), downtown Denver will support musicians from 520 cities and 106 countries at varies venues from 8 AM to 8 PM. This event is FREE and for ALL AGES. Take a peak at the site for venue and additional info. Also, check out Make Music Denver’s Facebook page, and like ‘em. Support local events, local artist, and local movements. See you there!