Put These Events On Your Calendar!

Trigg Skoe


By Trigg Skoe


The Howler Film Festival:

This year Rampage will host the first ever Howler Film Festival at The Lyric on North College in Fort Collins. The film festival encourages submissions from all skill levels and all content as long as it has an outdoor or recreational sport focus. After we chose the films, each film will then be reviewed and ranked with first through fourth place getting some killer gear like Topo Designs’ Bags and Scheels’ gift cards. The tickets are free and will be released a couple of weeks before the event. Keep an eye on Rampage for more details in spring. Come join the Rampage team in celebrating our great outdoors on April 27th, 2019!

The 2019 Aspen Winter X games:

It is that time of year again, when the search for all your winter gear begins and the flame for powder ignites. From January 24th to the 27th is a gathering you may have heard of — The X Games in Aspen, Colorado. For 16 years Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain has hosted the X Games. It started “small” with 30,000 attending in 2002. Last year an astonishing 105,000 attended, stuffing the Aspen area to the brim with extreme sports enthusiasts. (Much to the chagrin of many locals.)  ESPN created the X Games to bring together some of the world’s best ski, snowboard, and snowmobile athletes to compete for medals and the bragging rights that come along with winning. In these sports, the X Game medal is often more cherished than an Olympic one. If you haven’t been before, you have to go. The competitions are free, so head up to Aspen this winter to see these 200 some athletes throw down. For the music events, tickets are required. This year the headliners include Lil Wayne, Kygo, Chainsmokers, and Louis the Child.

On Your Left 5k:

Work off that turkey dinner and join the Left Hand Brewery in their On Your Left 5K. Left Hand Brewery, in conjunction with Colorado Brewery Running Series, has a winter 5K on December 15th. The 5K attendees start and finish at the tasty Left Hand Brewery. Runners can indulge in a free brew and take home a souvenir of pint glasses and other gear provided by sponsors and Left Hand Brewery.  This isn’t your typical 5K. Colorado Brewery Running Series keeps things loose and relaxed for participants by ensuring motivation from the sidelines and providing areas for running (or walking if you get winded) along paths or in parks.  Get your run on this winter with this 5K and bring your ugly sweater to stay warm!

1-23-16 Horsetooth Reservoir: Participants in the Front Range Freeze 5k braved the mud, snow, and cold temperatures on Saturday morning. Proceeds went to the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team, Animal House Rescue
Rocky Mountain & Poudre High School Cross Country Teams.

The Mishawaka Winter Wonderland:

In the mystical land of the Cache la Poudre canyon, a little place filled with joyous sounds and friendly faces is found: The Mishawaka. This winter make your way up to this scenic amphitheater, bar and restaurant to meet Santa Claus on December 8th. The Mishawaka, for those uninitiated, has a wide array of bands in their outdoor amphitheater in summer. And in winter, they have music in a more intimate setting indoors — with a huge fireplace.  Each year they have a New Year’s Eve band and this year features Shakedown Street (a Dead cover band). Even when they don’t have events, the bar and restaurant are open year round with a breathtaking view of the river.  Make your way out to the Mishawaka in any season, once you go, everything they do will be on your radar.