After ten years of surfing and sailing around the world, Anton Rainold finally became a record-setter in an entirely different sport. In 2003, he transferred his skills to a cooler climate and became the first man in the US to open a snowkite-specific shop and school, as Summit Daily News reported. In the Colorado Kite Force shop, Rainold's team outfits shoppers for applications such as backcountry kiting, park and freestyle riding, or kiteboarding on the water in the summer. In the snow, they lead lessons for children and families, sharing techniques on how to stay safe, secure, and ready to lasso an adorable baby zephyr at any moment. After several hours, students are ready to strap into skis or snowboards, grab the control bar, and speed across the snow under the power of a majestic four-line kite.
Head guide Erin Hale has been fly fishing since he was 14-years old. Erin's passion and enthusiasm for the sport has led him to guide anglers of all levels for the past nine years in fly-fishing expeditions and fish in a myriad of locations from Alaska to Belize. Together, he and a team of professional guides lead all-inclusive guided float and wade trips, teaching their clients how to catch more fish along the way. They also lead fly-tying classes and fly-fishing schools, and welcome all students and clients to return and use their store and website as a resource for learning and staying current on new techniques.
Now in its 23rd year, the Vail International Dance Festival electrifies internationally sourced audiences with two weeks of dance-powered stage shows in a pastoral mountain setting. Debuting at the festival in 2005, the Trey McIntyre Project sweeps dancers across the stage, wowing crowds with athletic agility, exciting modern music, and the performers' ability to soar from the stage to the concession stand in a single graceful bound. At the open-air Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, sun-drenched seats on the grassy hillside bestow audiences with views of the Rocky Mountains' natural splendor and trees' laughably artificial hairpieces. Seating is first come, first served on the lawn, and spectators are welcome to bring picnic items, including sealed nonalcoholic beverages. Only legless chairs are permitted.
Blue River Anglers is a fly fishing guide and fly fishing shop located in Frisco, Colorado. Frisco is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and is surrounded by some of the best fly fishing in the world! Within a short walk out our front door, or up to an hour's drive, we will be fishing on some of Colorado's premier
While studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Duncan Clauss found himself immersed in craft beer culture. Inspired by trips to nearby pubs and breweries, he and his college roommates soon began making their own small-batch microbrews. In 2008, a few years after graduating, Duncan transformed his hobby into a career with the launch of Aspen Brewing Company.
Here, Duncan and his crew craft five year-round pours and a handful of rotating seasonal brews, including a saison that earned the Great American Beer Festival's silver medal. These selections flow inside the establishment's taproom, where patrons can likewise take home libations in environmentally conscious cans, bottles, or growlers. Besides brewing drinks, the taproom staff welcomes visitors to tour the facilities during Friday and Saturday afternoons before they host free live music later in the night.
At American Safari Ranch, visitors receive the hospitality and historic charm of an authentic turn-of-the-century homestead. During the day, guests set out across the vastness of the Rocky Mountain wilderness, exploring thousands of acres by horseback, ATV, or off-road penny-farthing. Year-round horseback tours allow riders of all skill levels to travel the grounds at a leisurely pace, and pony rides extend the experience to children. At night, enjoy a hearty meal at an onsite restaurant, kick back for a drink at the saloon, or step outside to admire the star-strewn sky. Private accommodations in log cabins and lodge rooms embody the frontier spirit with wooden fixtures, Old West relics, and room service from the ghost of John Wayne's butler. The ranch makes the perfect setting for a Western-themed party, and staff are happy to provide catering, activities, and even karaoke.