February 24, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado’s natural beauty beats within the heart of bluegrass. But what is it about this genre that's created its own culture, a community of people who travel and gather together all in the name of bluegrass. "I think when you're from somewhere
February 24, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Otherworldly lights of every color dance their way in intricate patterns over the main stage, the crowd of thousands and the falling snowflakes. The acoustics emphasize the best part of each chord, beat and lyric, sounding like the grandest of concert halls.
February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Free daytime parking is available in the Meadows Parking Lot (cars left in the Meadows lot overnight will be towed, so the lot can be snow plowed). Paid parking is available in the Gondola Square parking building. If you’ll be driving to
February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A few thousand humans packed into a single space, grooving with so much spirit that they sometimes might groove right into your personal bubble. Thousands of conversations and multiple bands overlapping in an unthinkably huge pile, each making a grab at your brain
February 23, 2018 — “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani "The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds. The doctor said he didn’t suffer." So begins Leila Slimani's fascinating examination of the relationship between mother and nanny, one in which guilt, reliance, manipulation and hidden mental illness
February 23, 2018 — Cellphone etiquette Everyone loves a good selfie, but one of the best parts of going to a festival is zipping your phone away and being part of the community, without the boundaries of a lens or a filter. Camera flashes and the glow of texting,
February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From ice skating in Oak Creek to a cornhole tournament in Hayden, Explore has you covered on what to do and where to go this weekend. Friday, Feb. 23 Oak Creek Winterfest 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Oak Creek Hockey Rink, 325
February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In the second phase of their Routt County CEO class, the seven juniors and seniors from four high schools were tasked with coming up with an event — a group business to carry out from inception to fruition. They were initially leaning
February 22, 2018 — In the backcountry, a world of adventure awaits. This weekend outdoor recreationists will have a chance to celebrate, and support these national forest areas that provide freedom in a wintery wonderland. Weston Snowboards, hailing from Minturn, Colorado, known for its award-winning splitboards and signature traveling tiny
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — No tickets? No problem. There's still plenty of ways to catch a few of the featured WinterWonderGrass artists this weekend on the mountain and downtown. Thursday, Feb. 22 Trout Steak Revival | | Liver Down by the River 2 to 5 p.m.
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From the parking lot of Crazy Mountain Brewing Company to Avon and now Steamboat Springs, WinterWonderGrass brings together top bluegrass bands from around the country, and who better to interview than some of the bands that will be playing the festival. Explore
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Choosing the perfectly chilled brew, creatively concocted in both recipe and name, can be a bit daunting, but during WinterWonderGrass, festival goers will have the opportunity to sample beer from 24 Colorado craft breweries, along with a few wineries and distilleries. Libations will
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It takes a certain kind of fan to stand in subzero temps for 10 hours — all for the love of bluegrass. And this weekend, bluegrass will be in the Steamboat Springs’ spotlight as the 2018 WinterWonderGrass festival kicks off all over
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If this is your first trip out to Colorado, or your first time here in a few years, it might be time to spend a minute catching up on our state of affairs. Here’s a quick summary of state laws and local policies
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Here’s a guide to the food options available at WinterWonderGrass. Food vendors will stay open until 10:30 p.m. each evening of the festival. Moe's Original BBQ — Founded by three University of Alabama friends, Moe's Original BBQ aims to represent all things
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — WinterWonderGrass sets the intention to get back to the roots of bluegrass with 25 bands performing on four stages durong three days. Headliners include Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Elephant Revival and Leftover Salmon. Other artists include Fruition, Travelin McCourys, Lil'
February 22, 2018 — Food Steamboat Springs features more than 100 restaurants, offering a wide variety of cuisine, from from early breakfast to late night happy hour. To read more about the local food scene, pick up a copy of the Winter 2017-18 Explore Steamboat magazine, which includes photos,
February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When Bridget Law was getting into the music industry 15 years ago, things were different. "There weren't as many women around. Sometimes I had to make sure the men in charge knew that I had experience and that I could really play,"
February 17, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Yampa Valley oil painter Chula Beauregard has teamed with fellow artist Camille DiTrani and conservationists Betsy and Geoff Blakeslee to create a conceptual art show — “Generations — the Carpenter Ranch" — with a subtle message based on one of the most historically