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November Events in Colorado

Winter is well underway in Colorado, but that has had no impact on activities and events! With the Holiday Season quickly approaching there is a lot to see, experience, and do throughout the beautiful state of Colorado. Check out a few select events throughout the month of November below.

Ski Resorts’ Opening Dates

With the recent snowfall and cold weather making itself home in the mountains for another winter season, many ski resorts have already opened or are in heavy preparation to open soon. Private ski resorts such as Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin have been open for more than a week now creating a large influx of skiers and riders to the area. Early November will bring even more visitors to the area with the opening of some of Colorado’s most popular ski resorts.

Halloween Events across Colorado

Halloween has grown larger than the one day at the end of the month where children dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. The whole month of October becomes a fall celebration that includes pumpkins, parties, and family outings. Take a look at some of the events taking place this month throughout Colorado.

Colorado's Coolest Corn Maze

Loveland/A-Basin Opening Days

The snow is falling in the Rocky Mountains which can only mean one thing…time to ski! Climb into your storage and bust out your winter gear because it is only a matter of time before Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) open for the season. Both A-Basin and Loveland Ski Area are known for their impressive early season snowfalls and snowmaking systems and could open as early as this weekend!

Denver Beer Fest

Ever heard of the Denver Beer Triangle? Known to locals as the “Napa Valley of Beer” the Denver Beer Triangle is the area between Boulder, Fort Collins and Denver. There are a number of breweries and brewpubs inside of this triangle that have become well known for their great tasting ales, stouts, porters, and more.

October Events

The state of Colorado is said to have two seasons. Winter and summer. People simply come to ski in the winter and hike in the summer. Well, this is false. People still come to do those activities, but there really is no off time for Colorado.  October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Colorado and is also a time visitors can take advantage of deals on lodging, restaurants, and other amenities.

Fall Road Trips

With recent snow fall in the mountains and the changing of the aspen trees this fall, the best outdoor activity might actually be a nice long scenic drive. It may be too cold to camp in some locations, rafting is just about wrapped up for the season, and the trails are becoming too wet to mountain bike.

Planning a Ski Vacation

Whether it is your first time planning a ski vacation to Colorado or your umpteenth time, there are always tricks and shortcuts everyone can learn to avoid missteps. Most of the time, people learn by doing, especially on a ski trip. You will most likely learn your own way of doing things, but here are some simple rules and guidelines to get the ball rolling so you can plan a successful ski vacation this winter.

Oktoberfest Around the State

It’s the middle of September which can only mean one thing; it’s time for Oktoberfest (I know, weird)! Over the course of history, the original Oktoberfest that takes place in Munich, Germany has moved into the month of September in order to capitalize on better weather. Now that just about every major city and town in America hosts their own version of Oktoberfest, it is not uncommon to find them taking place throughout the entire fall season.

September Events

Colorado is a state that is known for two seasons; winter and summer. Fall and spring don’t receive their due diligence because of the uniqueness of the high elevation climate.  With that said, there are still tons of activities to participate in even though we are outside of Colorado’s two peak seasons. Take a look at all the fun being had this September: