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How to Combine Football and Riding

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How to Combine Football and Riding

Don’t you hate having to leave the slopes early to watch your favorite team in the big game, or getting dragged off the hill because the rest of the gang wants to? This guide will solve that problem, giving you details on how and where to watch the game without leaving the mountain.

The First Half [of the day]
For the early morning games, I like to spin a few laps on fresh corduroy first thing, and then head to Paradise on Crested Butte for an early lunch. My go to combo is hitting the salad bar and grabbing a basket of fries before bellying up to the bar for the best Bloody Mary in the valley. Paradise on Crested Butte has a great selection of food, beer and cocktails as well as hot cocoa for the kiddos.

The Second Half [of the day]
I like to keep skiing right up until kickoff and then head to Butte 66 for the afternoon games. I love Butte 66 because anywhere you sit you can always see the game while keeping tabs on the other games. They have a wide selection of beers on tap, great drink specials and a menu with plenty of game day appetizers. 

Overtime [après]
After the lifts close for the day, my favorite place for après drinks and appetizers is the Avalanche. They have an awesome selection of specialty drinks (I would recommend the "Avy Warning")! With a TV hanging almost everywhere you look and lots of classic sports memorabilia, it’s an ideal spot to watch some football.  
My favorite thing about staying on mountain to watch the game is if your team is winning or losing you can always spin a few laps to celebrate or forget about the game. 

Thanks for reading and better luck next year Broncos!

By: Adam Bembenek, CBMR Athlete