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.
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
Kevin and Marisa Selvy made the decision to leave San Francisco to start a Colorado brewery while kicking back with (of course) a couple of beers. The move might have seemed a little, well, crazy at the time, but it?s more than paid off. These days, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company distributes its beers to more than 10 states, plus international markets such as Hong Kong.
Said libations?including eight year-round varieties, plus seasonal and Brewers? Reserve releases??also flow from 10 taps inside Crazy Mountain?s dog-friendly tasting room. Here, pints, pitchers, and tasting flights hold everything from the five-malted Horseshoes & Hand Grenades ESB to the wheaty Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale. To complement pours, an outdoor food truck dubbed the Crazy Wagon serves a weekly rotating menu of global comfort food, including Korean-style short-rib tacos and gourmet grilled cheese. The brewery also hosts events such as live music and free yoga classes that allow students to sweat out all the hops they just drank.
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.
On the road, there are few sights and obstacles?only an endless sea of monotonous pavement. XTERRA Trail Runs elevate running to a new level, introducing rugged off-road terrain to its repertoire of challenging courses. Runners jump over streams, trudge through dirt, and achieve a newfound sense of joy for competitive running. Organized by geographic regions, XTERRA trail runs pepper the globe, sprouting up anywhere from urban environments to remote jungles, thus allowing contestants to enjoy natural scenery or catch glimpses of metropolitan jaguars strutting in their stylish fur coats.
XTERRA also tests the mettle of extreme athletes with a lineup of global triathlons, triathlon training programs, and support for an entire community of athletes brought together by their passion for endurance sports.
In an age of motorized, fuel-powered transportation, Gold Run Sleigh Rides delights visitors with traditional excursions that substitute mechanical horsepower for natural horse power. Amish-handcrafted red sleighs that seat between four and 28 passengers glide over hills and valleys via the powerful strides of one or two belgian or percheron draft horses. Belgian steeds are one of the strongest breeds of workhorses, able to pull up to an impressive 16,000 pounds, the equivalent of one grown elephant napping in the back of a pickup truck. Dark-haired percherons stand out from the white landscape as their muscled forms propel riders across forests and fields. After returning to the clubhouse, guests thaw exteriors in front of a roaring fire and warm interiors with drinks from a full bar.