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John Meyer

The Denver Post

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Surprise! Keystone Resort to open for the season on Friday.

Keystone Resort will become the second Colorado ski area to open for daily skiing and riding on Friday, joining neighboring Arapahoe Basin, which opened on Sunday. → Read More

There will be no Ice Castles in Colorado this year

The popular Ice Castles winter attraction in Summit County won't happen this year because the former site in Dillon is no longer an option and details couldn't be worked out for relocation nearby in Silverthorne. → Read More

It’s not just you. Fall colors really are exceptional in Denver this year

When Cheryl Spector goes for an afternoon walk on the tree-lined streets of her Park Hill neighborhood, she is moved by the stunning array of yellow, gold and dark crimson leaves that have made for an unusually beautiful fall color season along the Front Range. → Read More

The first large-scale Colorado running event in over two years returns this weekend

Denver's largest running event, the Colfax Marathon and its concurrent races of shorter distances, is back after a hiatus of 880 days that was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Get ready, skiers: Snow is coming, with “significant” snowfall possible next week

While skiers and snowboarders wonder how much longer they will have to wait to hit the slopes, mountain weather watchers are expecting a strong storm with cold temperatures to move through the Colorado high country next week, bringing the possibility of "significant" snowfall for most mountains. → Read More

Three Front Range ski areas poised to begin snowmaking in hopes of October openings

The arrival of October signals one thing for Colorado's most passionate skiers and snowboarders: Three Front Range ski areas that vie annually for the distinction of being first to open for the season could begin snowmaking operations very soon. → Read More

Colorado’s leaf-peeping peak has officially arrived in the high country with an explosion of fall colors

The peak of fall colors has arrived in Colorado's central mountains with spectacular colors in abundance, but you might want to get up there as soon as you can if you want to see fall foliage in all its glory. → Read More

Five new attractions at Colorado ski resorts we can’t wait to try this winter

Fall arrived on Wednesday and now we're counting down the days to ski season, knowing that by this time next month we could have lifts turning at two or three Front Range ski areas. we've compiled a list of five cool new amenities at Colorado resorts this season that we think you will like. → Read More

Fall foliage update: Peak #Fallorado is coming soon in northern Colorado

If you're looking for a peak experience when it comes to fall foliage, the time to visit your favorite leaf-peeping spot in northern Colorado may come this weekend. → Read More

Looking for one last peak hike before winter? Try one of these thirteeners near Denver.

Summer is over, days are getting noticeably shorter, the aspen are changing and three or four ski areas hope they will be able to open next month. But if you still yearn for high peaks, these thirteeners are great. → Read More

Vail Resorts nixes reservation system this year, but vaccine proof will be required for some dining

Vail Resorts will require proof of vaccination for guests to dine at indoor on-mountain cafeteria-style restaurants this winter and vaccinations will be required for all employees, according to protocols announced Monday. → Read More

Snow at Colorado resorts: It wasn’t much, but countdown to ski season can begin

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park was closed due to winter driving conditions on Monday and northern Colorado ski resorts were dusted with overnight snowfall, two days before the official arrival of fall. → Read More

Leaf-peeping on your mind? Longtime northern Colorado residents say the big change is just starting

If you've been wondering whether the time has come to make your annual leaf-peeping pilgrimage to see our mountains adorned in all of their fall foliage glory, this weekend might be a good time to find something else to do. → Read More

Annual SnowShape conditioning series at Red Rocks begins Saturday

Another sign that ski and snowboard season is beckoning will arrive Saturday when the annual SnowShape series of winter conditioning classes begins at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. → Read More

Another moose enjoys a trip to the city, hangs out in neighborhoods, before being relocated

Another moose with an interest in exploring urban areas has been tranquilized and relocated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. → Read More

Spectacular Ice Lake Trail, closed last year due to wildfire, will reopen Wednesday

The stunning Ice Lake Trail just outside of Silverton in southwest Colorado, one of the most picturesque spots in the state, will reopen Wednesday 11 months after it was closed by one of Colorado's numerous wildfires last year. → Read More

For more than 50 years, Colorado Cherry Company has been baking pies to die for

No trip to Rocky Mountain National Park is complete without stopping at Colorado Cherry Company for heavenly pies → Read More

The elk are getting frisky in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park

Male elk have been heard bugling and photos of them with their harems in Estes Park have been proliferating on social media sites, heralding the arrival of the annual mating ritual known as the rut. → Read More

The tarantulas are coming out of hiding in southeastern Colorado

One of Colorado's weirdest tourist attractions -- some might call it creepy, in one sense of the word or both, since it involves creeping tarantulas -- has begun in southeastern Colorado. → Read More

Fall colors are on their way to Colorado — and the leaf-peeping may be extra good this year

When the aspen turn on the aptly named Flash of Gold trail at Buffalo Pass near Steamboat Springs, it's usually a reliable signal that leaf-peeping season in Colorado's high country is beginning. And while it hasn't started there yet, it sounds like it is time to start counting down the days. → Read More