April 2, 2010

ColoradoBiz A&E



Rocky Mountain weekender: Winter Park


With two weeks to go before the ski season ends here, the snow has softened under the cloudless, sun-drenched sky and spring conditions. (Perhaps best of all is the resort's April deal: complementary lift tickets with paid lodging until April 18.) By Eric Peterson 

Dave on film: one stinker, one pleasure

Two films this week, one that stunk, and one that was a delight: Repo Men and How to Train your Dragon. Interestingly, their box office results have reflected this view and it's Dragon that had a solid opening weekend. By Dave Taylor

The Silversun Pickups on alienation, aging and angst

The Silversun Pickups didn't snag that best new artist Grammy this year, but the fact they were in the running at all underscores the momentum the L.A.-based band has been generating since its 2006 debut, Carnavas. By Mike Cote

Best bets: Bo Burnham, basketball and the Bunny Express

See YouTube phenom Bo Burnham without the aid of a laptop when he comes to the Comedy Works downtown. More than 22 million views -- this guy must be on to something. By Lisa Ryckman

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A hidden gem in Scottsdale


Andrea Shpall reports on a wonderful hotel in Old Scottsdale, one of Arizona's destination hotspots.

Hot Biz Deals 

  • Willowfly Anglers, an ORVIS-endorsed fly fishing outfitter based at Three Rivers Resort in Almont, has teamed up with the resort to offer three great packages. Enjoy some great spring fishing and a discount on an all-day guided fly fishing trip from now until May 15 when staying two nights or more. Lodging will be discounted with nightly rates from $52. Call (888) 761-FISH for the details or visit or
  • Tour the sustainable restaurant scene in Denver this April during the Green Route Restaurant Tour! Each participating restaurant is a member of Denver's Green Route, a green map for the City of Denver All tours are complimentary and will feature special appetizer and drink specials and the opportunity to meet with the owners and chefs. Please visit to print your tour pass.
  • SPRING DEALS! Telluride Resort Lodging is now offering half off select available lodging for the rest of this ski season. Rates now starting as low as $107 per night. Some restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new reservations only. Minimum night stay required. Go to, or call 800.778.8581. Discover why Telluride skiing is unmatched in North America!
  • Hit the links at the Broadmoor! Its 5-star Golf Getaway includes accommodations, full breakfast, one round of golf including cart, locker, club storage and range balls for $233 per person per night based on double occupancy. Plus earn resort credit from $75 to $300 depending on length of stay. Through April 30.