What's New in Colorado for 2010

Across the State, New Hotels, Resort Developments, Activities, Airport Improvements and Festivals Abound

Jan 25, 2010, 12:34 ET from Colorado Tourism Office

DENVER, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado is bursting with exciting new things to see and do in 2010.  A number of new developments are taking hold across the state, including luxury hotel openings, impressive resort improvements, and a number of exciting activities.  Below are some highlights.  For more information visit www.COLORADO.com.


  • Upping the Ante at Purgatory – Purgatory has expanded its expert terrain by more than 30 percent, opening new steep, tree-skiing terrain accessible from its Legends lift. This expansion will increase Purgatory's skiable acreage by more than 10 percent. www.purgatory.com
  • Steamboat is Better than Ever – In 2010, Steamboat's Base Area transformation comes to life with the completion of One Steamboat Place development, the Wildhorse Gondola, nearly $2.5 million in on-mountain improvements including the Kids' Vacation Center, and Phase I of the resort's year-round pedestrian promenade. www.steamboat.com / www.flysteamboat.com
  • Luxury Developments Continue In Denver. The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residence Denver is set to open September 2010.  Located in the heart of Denver's theatre district, the 45-story landmark will house 240 guest accommodations and a collection of 102 spectacular private residences in the most expensive private building ever built in Denver. 888-877-4081; http://residences.fourseasons.com/private_residences/denver/
  • New Terrain and Flights in TellurideTelluride continues on an unprecedented run of terrain expansion, opening Gold Hill Chutes the winter 2010 season. The resort has expanded by more than 400 acres over the past three seasons. Now, it is easier than ever to enjoy Telluride's new terrain as the Telluride Regional Airport is undergoing a $58 million runway improvement project.  www.tellurideskiresort.com / www.tellurideairport.com.
  • New and Improved at Winter ParkCelebrating 70 years of continuous operation, Winter Park is putting the finishing touches on the major expansion and redevelopment of The Village at Winter Park Resort. Upon completion, it will total an estimated investment of $30 million dollars for on-mountain construction and feature 20,000 square feet of new retail, rental, restaurant and living space. www.skiwinterpark.com


  • Adventure at Crested Butte Mountain ResortCrested Butte has added a new base area called Adventure Park for year-round play. Perfect for the whole family, the Adventure Park features an eco-friendly synthetic "ice" skating rink, bungee trampolines and a climbing wall, as well as a multi-lane, lift-served tubing hill for the winter. www.skicb.com
  • Discover Science in Durango Opening fall 2010, the Durango Discovery Museum will be a one-of-a-kind discovery center for all ages. The Discovery Museum will be home to hands-on science and energy exhibits for all ages, Sudden Science: an education outreach and summer camps program, Riverfront plaza and events pavilion, sustainability demo labs and Durango Discovery Kids: a world built just for visitors nine year old and younger. www.durangodiscovery.org
  • The Need for Speed at Pikes Peak International Raceway – The Richard Petty Driving Experience has named Pikes Peak International Raceway its Colorado home. This new thrill of a lifetime offers guests a unique opportunity to ride inside a real NASCAR stock car, reaching up to spends of 140 mph. www.1800BePetty.com.
  • Move'em Up and Head'em Out at the Royal Gorge – Make your Colorado experience a treasured memory with the Mule Trail Ride at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.  Beginning May 2010, the park will offer Mule Trail Rides through Royal Gorge country starting at $25 for a half hour ride. www.royalgorgebridge.com


  • A Culinary Experience in Boulder –Boulder will celebrate Boulder's is culinary, wine and brewery scene at the inaugural Downtown Boulder Food and Wine Festival on April 25, 2010. Visitors can stroll along the picturesque Pearl Street Mall while enjoying an unforgettable afternoon of tastings inside some of Boulder's most fabulous retailers and galleries. Boulder is a top foodie destination as it is home to touted chefs and restaurants such as Hosea Rosenberg, The Kitchen and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. www.boulderdowntown.com.
  • The Denver Biennial of the Americas – Join this two-month-long citywide extravaganza celebrating contemporary art and ideas from throughout the Americas. The Biennial will feature two major cultural exhibitions, one focusing on the contemporary arts of the Americas and a secondary program, an "ideas pavilion," that will explore themes ranging from science to urban planning. www.denver.org.


Roland Alonzi / 212-219-7560, ext. 6765, ralonzi@mmgmardiks.com

Caitlin Sullivan / 970-372-6571, csullivan@mmgmardiks.com

SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office