5. New to skiing and snowboarding? Head down to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo
What: If you’ve been wanting to go skiing and snowboarding but don’t know where to start, perhaps you should go to the 26th annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo!
There are some deals to be aware of if you’ve never skied or snowboarded before: Three days of lessons, three days of rental gear plus parking and lunch for $249 at Copper Mountain. Loveland has a four-pack of lift tickets for $159, Arapahoe has a four-pack for $169, Copper’s four-pack goes for $179 and Winter Park’s four-pack deal goes for $189. You can get these deals at the expo at the Convention Center.
When: Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14 Street in Denver
What: Did you know that you can take a free tour of Colorado’s very own Hammond’s Candy Factory? Tours run every half-hour Monday through Saturday. Watch candy makers as they hand-pull and twist oversize candy canes, ribbon candy, lollipops and chocolate. It’s educational fun for candy lovers of all ages. And bonus, every tour guest gets a free candy sample.
Where: Hammond’s Candies, 5735 N. Washington Street, Denver, Colo.
What: Did you know you can tour Colorado’s very own Celestial Seasonings Factory for free? Factory tours run every hour Monday through Sunday. And every tour includes a whiff of the Mint Room, guaranteed to clear any stuffy nose. Afterwards, be sure to visit the sampling bar with over 100 kinds of tea to taste. Note that kids must be at least 5 years old to tour the factory floor.