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Plan a Spring Adventure Sampler

        Spring is in the air—and the water and the land. Plan your own adventure sampler for a late spring or early summer getaway to Leadville and Twin Lakes! Shape your ideal trip with fishing, rafting or paddling, mountain biking, hiking, ziplining, and more. Pick two or more to make your own mountain biathlon, triathlon, or enduro race and a trip you'll ...

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        Leadville HIstory Month: Explore the Mineral Belt Trail

              In honor of Leadville History Month, in April, we’re bringing you a few of the many, many history highlights from the Cloud City’s colorful past. We'll start our series with the Mineral Belt Trail, a family-friendly 12-mile trail encircling Leadville that showcases both the stunning natural beauty in North America's highest city and its rich mining heritage. Until the first weekend of ...

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              $25 Lift Tickets at Ski Cooper!

                    From April 2-8, lift tickets at Ski Cooper are only $25! To make end-of-season prices even sweeter, the snow is going strong! With fresh powder falling this week and more snow forecast for Thursday through the weekend, conditions are great. On Sunday, April 1 and April 8, you can still ski with a U.S. Forest Service Ranger from 1-2 p....

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                    Toast St. Patrick and Leadville’s Irish Roots

                          On St. Patrick’s Day, Leadville is a very fitting place to raise a glass to the luck o’ the Irish. Did you know that Leadville was said to be the most Irish city in the Rocky Mountain region by 1880? At that time, nearly 3,000 Irish-born miners and their families lived in Leadville, more than the city’s current total population. Today, ...

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                          Nordic Ski the Leadville Loppet — Now a Birke Qualifier!

                                Calling all Nordic skiers—the 15th Annual Leadville Loppet is on the way, and for the first time ever it’s an American Birkebeiner qualifier! This year also marks the first-ever Summit to Lake Nordic Ski Challenge. Join us Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, for a fun family ski race high in the Rockies that ends with our world-famous blueberry soup. The Loppet runs ...

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                                Sip Wine at the Mine

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                                      The evening of Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, join us for Wine at the Mine, a special after-hours event at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM). You can explore the entire museum while sampling tastings from Colorado wineries, breweries, distillers, and distributors—along with bites of culinary delights from local restaurants. Enjoy these 2018 Wine at the Mine highlights: Special ...

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                                      Happy 75th Birthday, Ski Cooper!

                                            This year marks the 75th birthday of Ski Cooper. We're celebrating the winter of 1942-1943, when Cooper Hill first was used for ski training. Come join us! Ski Cooper’s Younger Days So what happened in Cooper’s first year? The area played an important role in World War II—it served as a training ground for ski troopers who ultimately helped turn the ...

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                                            7 Great Ways to Celebrate New Year’s in Leadville

                                                  For a 2018 to remember, ring in the New Year in Leadville, North America’s highest-elevation city! Here’s a list of New Year’s events at 10,152’! Dec. 31, 2017 - New Year's Eve Ski Cooper's 75th Birthday Party Ski Cooper is celebrating its 75th year! Start off a season of celebration on New Year’s Eve, with live music from the Trading Fours ...

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                                                  Chop, Chop: Cut Your Own $10 Christmas Tree

                                                        For some Leadville locals, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a journey into the forest to choose and cut their own Christmas tree. You, too, can share in this time-honored tradition. For the low, low cost of $10, you can buy a permit to enter National Forest land in Lake County. Trek in old school—shouldering a saw or ax—and engage your ...

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                                                        Leadville Holiday Parade & Victorian Homes Tour Dec. 1-2

                                                        Tabor Opera House, Leadville, CO

                                                              If you’ve ever wanted to see the inside of some of Leadville’s fabulous late 1800s houses, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, is your chance. That afternoon, the Leadville Holiday Victorian Homes Tour opens seven downtown homes in its National Historic Landmark District to the public. Inside are bowls of punch, hors d’oeuvres, and holiday decorations, plus plenty of laughter and holiday cheer. ...

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                                                              7 Intriguing Facts About Camp Hale

                                                                    This sunny Veterans Day weekend, you can honor those who served our country by exploring Camp Hale. Did you know this picturesque valley is where World War II soldiers learned to fight on skis—and where the CIA secretly trained Tibetan fighters? That Camp Hale may soon have a first-of-its-kind historic designation? And that it’s a great place to hike and bike (and soon, ...

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                                                                    Thanksgiving Weekend: Yurts, Trails, and a Shop Small Extravaganza

                                                                          For a unique Thanksgiving, head to the hills! Local favorite Tennessee Pass Cookhouse and its luxury sleep yurts open for the season on Thanksgiving day. For a unique holiday experience, Nordic ski, or snowshoe a mile through the pines to a candlelit yurt for a gourmet dinner of turkey and the traditional fixings, or elk, trout, or more tasty entrees. Spend ...

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                                                                          12 Great Reasons to Visit Leadville This Summer

                                                                                Summer is underway in North America's highest-elevation town. Explore these top 12 reasons to visit Leadville, and plan your trip today. Cultural Events at the Tabor Opera House: Concerts, plays, comedy, ballet, and more in the Tabor Opera House's first season under Leadville ownership, plus revamped tours six days a week. See the 2017 schedule. Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad: Special ...

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