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Photos: Fifteen Reasons Why Denver Is the World's Largest Apres Ski Town

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Last week, we noted that of the ten most popular apres ski hotels in America listed by CNN, five are in Colorado. Not to be left out, our friends from VISIT DENVER have now declared the Mile High City to be "the world's largest apr├Ęs ski town," as well as "a great place to gear up, find deals, and acclimatize before you hit the higher Rocky Mountain slopes of Colorado."

As evidence, the tourism agency has assembled a collection of fifteen places to go and things to do before and after skiing. The roster includes hotels, restaurants, special events, outfitting and more. Continue to see the photo-illustrated selections, featuring VISIT DENVER text.

See also: Ten Most Popular U.S. Apres Ski Hotels -- Including Five in Colorado

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Ten Most Popular U.S. Apres Ski Hotels -- Including Five in Colorado

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When CNN put together its list of the ten most popular apres ski hotels in America, we weren't surprised that Colorado landed five on the roster -- more than any other state. But we were definitely caught off-guard by which places took the top slots. Count down the winners below, featuring photos and excerpts from CNN text. To see the original post, click here.

See also: Photos: Twenty Funniest Skiing Memes

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Photos: Our Twenty Favorite Colorado Pride Items From the I Heart Denver Store

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I Heart Denver Store Facebook page
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As posts like this one prove, we have a soft spot for items that display Colorado pride -- and the I Heart Denver Store, located at 500 16th Street, Suite 264, just happens to specialize in them. With the holiday gift-giving season upon us, we picked out twenty favorites from the shop's Facebook page. Check them out below.

See also: Top Fifteen Out-of-the-Ordinary Colorado Symbol T-Shirts

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Photos: Celebrating the Opening of Even More Colorado Ski Resorts

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Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete Colorado Ski Season Kicks Off at A-Basin slide show.
Today, Eldora ski area is slated to open for the 2014-2015 season, bringing the total number of resorts to six, including Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Copper Mountain, Wolf Creek and Winter Park. And Aspen Mountain is scheduled to be number seven tomorrow. To get you stoked, we've pulled together highlights from photographer Brandon Marshall's photos from opening day at A-Basin. Considering how much fun his camera subjects were having on very early snow, imagine how much better it'll be now. Check out the gallery below, followed by ColoradoSki.com's list of opening dates -- and to see the complete "Colorado Ski Season Kicks Off at A-Basin" slide show, click here.

See also: Photos: Twenty Funniest Skiing Memes

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Videos: 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado, Part Two

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Last month, we started exploring 99 gorgeous Colorado places as spotlighted on Colorado.com -- and on part one, featuring sites numbered 99 through 81, we barely scratched the surface. For part two, which encompasses picks 80 through 67, we unearth more hidden gems, as revealed through videos and Colorado.com text. Count down the latest spectacular batch below.

See also: Videos: 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado, Part One

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Photos: Twenty Funniest Skiing Memes

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Today, Copper Mountain and Keystone are scheduled to open for the 2014-15 ski season, making them the third and fourth resorts to do so, following Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. And to put it mildly, the folks behind the Skiing Memes Facebook page are ready. Below, check out our picks for the twenty funniest memes in the collection -- and then hit the slopes!

See also: Photos: Arapahoe Basin Officially Opens the 2014-2015 Colorado Ski Season

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Marijuana: Infused Products Symposium Dives Into "Complicated" Future

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The inaugural National Cannabis Industry Association's Infused Products and Extraction Symposium kicked off last night with a cocktail reception and networking event; today, the symposium started in earnest with two different tracks for attendees. "This is an area of the industry that's creating a lot of conversations right now," says NCIA deputy director Taylor West, "so the timing is great for this. And it'll be a great opportunity for people in that sector to compare notes about how they're planning for the complicated regulatory future."

See also: Marijuana: Denver Cops Slammed on Facebook for Halloween Pot-Edibles Warnings

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Photos: Arapahoe Basin Officially Opens the 2014-2015 Colorado Ski Season

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Photo by Camera Photography LLC, courtesy of Arapahoe Basin
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The 2014-2015 Colorado ski season is officially open. Once again, Arapahoe Basin was the first resort to open, and shushing is underway at this writing. Continue for additional pics and more.

See also: Photos of the Day: Snowing at Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin Opening Day 2013 Highlights

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Photos: MapQuest's 48-Hour Tour of Denver

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How would you make the most of Denver if you only had 48 hours to spend here? MapQuest has come up with its version of an ideal two-day tour, featuring lots of eating, drinking, sightseeing and more. Check out the site's picks, featuring photos and MapQuest text -- and to see the original item, click here

See also: Ten Best Neighborhoods in Denver According to MapQuest

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Videos: 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado, Part One

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The folks at Colorado.com, the state's official tourism office, set out to compile a list of 99 gorgeous places in Colorado -- a mammoth task, but far from an impossible one given the abundant beauty in these parts. As proof, we present numbers 99 through 81, any one of which would likely finish in the top ten for most other states in the union. Count down part one of the roster below, complete with videos from each item and Colorado.com text.

See also: Photos: Denver's Top Eleven Hidden Tourism Gems

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