CYA Hike: Mount Sanitas via Lion’s Lair Trail

17 June 2023 | 8:00 - 12:00 pm

Join fellow Yalies on Saturday, June 17th, at 8:00 am for a 6-mile hike on the Lion’s Lair trail to Mount Sanitas west of Boulder. The trail ascends by gentle switchbacks through ponderosa pines. As you approach the summit, the view of high peaks and rolling forests gets better. Organizer Dave Belin ’92 has set the Centennial trailhead as the place to meet. If the lot fills up, park in the surrounding neighborhood around 4th and Mapleton. Please RSVP: or text 303-818-0955. If you can stay, we’ll grab a late lunch at Southern Sun brewery.


Yale Day of Service 2023

May 2023

Colorado Yale Association, in partnership with the 2023 Yale Day of Service, is excited to bring you three volunteering opportunities this year:

Boys and Girls Club State Education Day, Saturday, May 6th 9:45 am to 2:00 pm.Join the Boys and Girls Club to help host activities in reading, geography, science, and math for 1st to 6th grade students at the club’s Owen location. For more information and to register, please go the Yale Alumni Association website.

Thorne Nature Experience, hosted by Oak Thorne ’51, Saturday, May 13th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join the Sombrero Marsh Environmental Educational Center to engage in family-friendly weeding and landscaping activities. For more information and to register, please go to the Yale Alumni Association website.

Broomfield FISH, hosted by Hasib Nasirullah ’11, Thursday, May 18th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Join Broomfield FISH, a cost-free, neighborhood food assistance marketplace to help with sorting donations, restocking shelves, and repackaging bulk items. For more information and to register, please go to the Yale Alumni Association website.

For our members who are not located in the front range, YDOS has a list of virtual service activities available here.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact the Colorado Regional Service Director, Hasib Nasirullah ’11, at Additionally, if you have an organization with which you’d like to organize a volunteering opportunity for YDOS 2023, please do not hesitate to reach out!


Tour of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science with Conservators Casey Mallinckrodt ’88 MFA & Megan Salas ’13

13 March 2023 | 5:30 pm

Colorado Yalies will be treated to a private tour of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on March 13th at 5:30 pm hosted by Objects Conservator Casey Mallinckrodt ’88 MFA, Megan Salas ’13, and Katy Kaspari. Head conservator, Casey came to Denver after working at the Wadsworth Atheneaum in Hartford and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She has experience with wide range of materials from contemporary chocolate sculpture to Ancient Egyptian painted coffins, with in-depth work on collections of Native American material culture and the arts of Central and West Africa, and South Africa. Falling in love with cultural heritage conservation during her studies at Yale, Megan came to DMNS to work on evaluating the condition of items from the Anthropology Department’s Northwest Coast Collection. Her colleague in this project, Katy Kaspari, will join us.

Those interested in gathering after the tour can head to Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe Street, Denver

The event is cosponsored by the Rocky Mountain chapter of Yale Blue Green, the alumni shared-interest group for those interested in environmentalism and sustainability. Thanks to Kerry Rippy ’12 for organizing the event and for spearheading the establishment of a YBG chapter. If you’d like to get involved with YBG, email her:

The tour is free, and guests (children above elementary school) are welcome. There is a cap of 25. So please RSVP to Kerry.


Yale Alumni Day at Eldora Ski Resort

24 February 2023

Friday, February 24th is Yale alumni ski day at Eldora Mountain Resort, three miles west of Nederland and known for its low-key vibe. One of very few east of the Continental Divide, it includes 480 acres of National Forest System lands under Special Use Permit. Bring your Ikon pass to downhill ski or snowboard on varied terrains,  or cross country ski  or snowshoe on the quiet and beautiful Nordic trails. Day pass ticket info is on their website. All abilities welcome!

The Ski-n-Ride bus (Route NB), operated by RTD during ski season, serves as easy transportation from town to mountain. Meet at the upstairs level of the Indian Peaks lodge at 9am for downhill skiing. We’ll ski (with breaks) until noon. Then it’s lunch,  when we’ll meet the general manager of Eldora, Brent Tregaskis, for a short update about Eldora and to answer questions. Lunch on your own dime.

 RSVP to Dave Belin at

 Due to a generous donor, there are a limited number of free ski tickets for the day for those who need assistance.


Feb Club Emeritus 2023

February 2023

Feb Club Emeritus is shaping up to return to pre-pandemic levels for Colorado. Alumni in our state can usually boast of having the most events, thanks to Yalies who volunteer to host in their neck of the woods. Whether it’s two or three people in a mountain town or a large turnout in a Front Range city, we all gather together in a designated location for a strictly-social good time. It can be an opportunity to connect with that classmate you haven’t seen in ages or to meet a new best friend or someone to share an evening of stories.

Feb Club started decades ago as a way for Yale College students to endure the gloomy days of February, but since 2008, it has become a worldwide Yale-community initiative for all schools and programs. So if you are traveling, check out the schedule to see if there is an event at your destination. Feb Club Emeritus has only three rules: no speeches, no fundraising, it’s just a party. Bring your Mory’s cup (seen above), if you have one.

Keep checking here and the Feb Club Emeritus calendar for updates.

Boulder: Monday 13th, The Post, 2027 13th Street, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, hosted by Alison Jaffe ’97; appetizers, donations accepted

Aspen: Wednesday 15th, Campo di Fiori, 205 South Mill Street, 5:30 -7:30 pm, hosted by Grady Lenkin ’20 SOM

Grand Junction: Thursday 16th, Ramblebine Brewing Company, 457 Colorado Avenue, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, hosted by Craig Niemeyer ’89

Denver: Thursday 16th, White Pie, 1702 Humboldt Street, 6:30 pm, hosted by Samantha (Sam) Lichtin ’16 and Holger Peterman ’18 PhD; please RSVP to; bring cash or Venmo

Colorado Springs: Friday 17th, The Ute & Yeti (restaurant inside CityROCK), 21 North Nevada Avenue, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, hosted by Lara Grosjean ’95

Denver: Tuesday 21st, Tivoli Brewing Company Tap House, 900 Auraria Parkway, 5:00 – 7:30 pm, hosted by Kenneth Fang ’14

Crested Butte: Wednesday 22nd, Public House, 202 Elk Avenue, 5:00 pm, hosted by Amy Savin ’84

Denver Tech Center: Thursday 23rd, Kodiak Brewery Bar & Grill, 7685 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, hosted by Kyli Soto ’09

Vail/Edwards: Thursday 23rd, Sonnenalp Golf Club, 1265 Berry Creek Road, Edwards, 5:00 -7:00 pm, hosted by Sally Austen ’74; Optional dinner after; please email Sally Austen ’74 for dinner:

Evergreen: Thursday 23rd, The Woodcellar Bar and Grille, 1552 Bergen Parkway, hosted by Tony Mullen ’20 MBA and Christie Nakeireh ’22 PhD

Steamboat Springs: Tuesday 28th, West End Sports Grill, 1106 Lincoln Avenue, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, hosted by Joe McManus ’71 MPH