John Frank
Mar 17, 2023 - Things to Do

How to spring ski like a Colorado local

Arapahoe Basin closing day. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Arapahoe Basin closing day. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Winter continues its grip on the Colorado mountains, with cold temps and more snow expected in the coming days.

Yes, but: The sun is getting higher and the days are getting longer, meaning spring skiing and closing day are just around the corner.

Why it matters: Spring skiing requires a different attitude and lower expectations. It's less about powder runs and ripping turns, and more about having fun.

Colorado guide to March Madness

Players from the University of Utah and Gonzaga University during a 2016 NCAA Tournament game at Ball Arena in Denver. Photo: Jack Dempsey/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

March Madness is returning to the Mile High City.

Driving the news: Ball Arena will host first- and second-round games for the men's NCAA basketball tournament starting tomorrow, including some big-name schools with a legitimate shot at the title.

Denver Broncos fare poorly on team "report cards"

Data: NFLPA; Table: Alice Feng/Axios
Data: NFLPA; Table: Alice Feng/Axios

Even off the field, the Denver Broncos aren't making the grade.

Driving the news: Denver came in 20th in a ranking of workplace conditions among the NFL's 32 teams.

John Frank
Feb 27, 2023 - Sports

Colorado Avalanche's Evan Rodrigues' sweet ritual to start each game

Evan Rodrigues' sons reach for a puck on a stick being pushed through the photo hole at Ball Arena on Jan. 16. Photo: Ashley Potts/NHLI via Getty Images

A ritual connecting a father and his sons is the best show at Ball Arena right now.

What's happening: Colorado Avalanche forward Evan Rodrigues, the new guy on the team, is capturing the hearts of fans this season with his pre-game tradition, the Denver Post reports.

Inside Russell Wilson's disastrous first season with the Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson. Photo: Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Rusell Wilson's first season with the Denver Broncos was derailed by a star player who wielded too much influence over the team, according to a recent report by The Athletic.

Driving the news: Wilson's splashy arrival in Denver came after an awkward exit from the Seattle Seahawks.

John Frank
Feb 27, 2023 - Sports

Patti Zhou finishes second at Copper Mountain's Dew Tour competition

What a view from the Copper Mountain superpipe. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Copper Mountain hosted the high-flying Dew Tour snowboard and ski competition over the weekend.

  • Plenty of Colorado riders landed on the podium, including 11-year-old Patti Zhou, a Chinese snowboarder who lives in Colorado and is considered the sport's next big thing. She finished second in the women's snowboard superpipe.

The Denver Nuggets are really good and could finally end their NBA title drought

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić in a game against the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 2, 2023, at the Ball Arena in Denver. Photo: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

This could finally be the year for the Denver Nuggets.

Driving the news: The second half of the NBA season starts Thursday and the Nuggets currently have the best record in the West at 41-18, and are on a three-game winning streak.

John Frank
Feb 16, 2023 - Business

Colorado Rapids are the least valued team in Major League Soccer

Data: Forbes; Table: Axios Visuals
Data: Forbes; Table: Axios Visuals

The Colorado Rapids will open the 2023 season later this month as Major League Soccer's least-valued franchise.

By the numbers: The $350 million estimate from Forbes is a drop in the bucket compared to the $1 billion valuation of the Los Angeles Football Club.


Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Denver.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more