Guests of The Springs in River Run Village had some ‘VIP’ visitors to the grounds last week! These moose were seen grazing in the front of the building and around the aspen trees. Although they are fun to see, we’d like to remind everyone that these are wild and unpredictable animals- keep a safe distance and never try to feed wildlife! Moose can be seen in Keystone throughout the year and have been seen numerous times this winter. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on your next visit to Colorado!
Great snow paired with awesome Bluegrass music? Find it next weekend in Keystone at the 9th Annual Winter Bluegrass Weekend! Big name bluegrass bands will be headed to Warren Station on February 1 and 2, 2019 for a weekend of live music and fun! Attend one or both nights to catch some of the best Bluegrass Bands in Colorado!
Friday night, Buffalo Commons out of Steamboat Springs kicks things off at 7pm. Timber! hits the stage at 8:15 and headliner The Railsplitters kicks up at 9:30 pm. The Railsplitters have roots in traditional Bluegrass but mix with all sorts of musical influences for a one of a kind sound. They’ve taken home multiple awards including 1st place at ‘ROCKYGRASS’ in 2013. Their most recent album was released in late 2017, titled, ‘Jump In’.
Saturday, catch the Pine Beatles, a community band who come right from Summit County at 7pm, followed by Whitewater Ramble at 8:15 pm, who will surely get your feet moving. Headliner Rapidgrass comes on to finish out the weekend, starting at 9:30 pm. This band has played all across the world and were the winners of the ‘ROCKYGRASS’ band contest in 2015 and has a new recent album that they will be sharing.
Tickets are $15 per night or just $25 to attend both evenings. Same day tickets will be $20 at the door, if still available. Spend the days skiing or snowboarding at Keystone Resort and the nights getting down to some of the best Bluegrass in Colorado! Check out available River Run Rental lodging to be close to the event!
Check out the great events that are happening at Keystone Resort this weekend!
Friday, January 25: Warren Station Winter Comedy Series Finale Head to Warren Station tonight for the final night of the Winter Comedy Series! Adam Cayton-Holland will be headlining the night, with Christie Buchele opening the night. Adam has toured nationally, recently named one of 25 “comics to watch” by Esquire Magazine. He has appeared on shows like ‘Those Who Can’t’, ‘Conan’ , ‘The Late Late Show’, and more. Opener Christie Buchele is from Denver, CO and performs on the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability. Don’t miss this fun night out at Keystone! Buy tickets today for $17. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30 tonight, Friday, January 25.
Live Music After the comedy show, head over to the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House to catch some live music! The Tyler Glaskow Band will be playing! Expect a small cover charge to enter.
Saturday, January 26: Mountainfilm on Tour: Inspiring Mountain Adventure Short Documentaries Ready to be inspired? The Mountainfilm on Tour is visiting Keystone this weekend, showing inspiring films that were handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. These adventure-packed short documentary style films use the power of their art to inspire audiences to create a better world. A presenter will guide the audience through the programming to provide additional insight. There will be two showings at Warren Station, at 3 pm and 7pm, with doors opening 30 minutes prior to showtimes. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under.
Kidtopia Fireworks Don’t miss the weekly River Run fireworks show at Keystone! Look up to the sky over River Run on the mountain and watch the Kidtopia fireworks, beginning at 7pm.
Live Music After the comedy show, head over to the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House to catch some live music! JL Universe will be playing! Expect a small cover charge to enter.
If you are looking for a fun way to finish your holiday shopping, there are a few local holiday markets coming up in Summit County that offer entertainment and drinks in addition to shopping.
Tomorrow, checkout Crafts & Cocktails holiday event at the Breckenridge Distillery, happening from 11 am – 6 pm. This fun event features local artisans selling handmade goods including ceramics, jewelry, clothing, hats, candles, signs, ornaments and more. Enjoy a holiday cocktail while you shop. Some of the day’s proceeds will benefit the Adopt an Angel program, so you are not only supporting local artists, you are helping local families too with every purchase!
Next weekend in Keystone, be sure to visit B.L.A.M. (Beer, Local Art and Music) at Keystone’s Warren Station in River Run Village from 5 – 9 pm. You’ll get to enjoy live music from The Frisco Funk Collective while perusing local art and handmade goods from local artists. There are even custom skis and snowboards on hand!
Shop small and local this holiday season and support local artists. These fun holiday events are the perfect chance to find unique handmade gifts for your friends and family. They are even fun to attend if your shopping is already complete!
On Thursday, September 6, 2018 Summit County received its first dusting of snow of the 2018 – 2019 ski season atop the peaks! The light dusting of snow stuck around until mid-day and looked amazing, contrasting against the golden aspen trees seen lower down the mountains.
Keystone Ski Resort is scheduled to open for the winter ski season on Friday, November 9, 2018. Nearby Arapahoe Basin typically opens earlier, as soon as mother nature allows, typically in mid-October.
The leaves have already started changing colors and fall is in the air. The next two weeks will be the prime time for leaf peeping here at Keystone Resort. Head to the high country to experience one of our favorite seasons – fall! Take a hike or ride through the trees as you enjoy a gorgeous sunny fall day amongst the golden and orange sparkling hues. SummitCove Lodging is offering properties at ultra-low mud season rates, so it is the perfect time to enjoy a weekend getaway without breaking the bank!
We all love Keystone in the winter and enjoy hitting the slopes! But have you ever checked out the many things to do over the summer? Summer is a great time to try the many different things Keystone has to offer. From hiking to biking to swimming, read on about some of our favorite things to do over the summer months here in Keystone, Colorado!
1. Horseback riding is something you should definitely experience in the mountains. Saddle up at Keystone Stables and ride through the White River National Forest. The wrangler will guide you through some great trails, that may get steep but are a ton of fun.
2. Not ready for the snow to be gone and still want to do snowy activities? Don’t worry, you can still go snow tubing in the summer! The tubing hill is located at the top of the mountain at Adventure Point. Get on the magic carpet and sled down with your friends and family, winter AND summer!
3. Kidtopia Headquarters still has fun activities in the summer for kids. The ice skating rink melts and turns into a mini golf course. There is rock climbing, panning for gold (gems), a bungee trampoline and tons of other free and fun activities. You can even head through a maze at the Montezuma Shaft Maze. Your kids will not get bored from all the activities at Keystone’s Kidtopia.
4. Fishing never gets old out here in Keystone. Try out fly fishing along the Snake River with one of the best guides in Keystone. Check out http://thecoloradoangler.com/guide-service/ Great for all ages. Not to sure about the fly fishing in the rivers, no worries with Lake Dillon so close. Rent a pontoon boat and tug along the lake fishing and soaking up the sun. Rent at http://www.bigedsfishing.com/
5. We love the sleigh ride throughout the winter to have a fun dinner and listen to live music. There is also a summer version that you can do. Jump into a wagon like the olden days to get to dinner and then enjoy a Wild West Show and live entertainment with their Chuck Wagon Dinner! SummitCove guests receive a special discount with Two Below Zero.
6. Keystone had some great hiking trails in Keystone or near Keystone with a short drive to. Hiking can be easy to hard depending on what you enjoy or if you have kiddos.
– Tenderfoot Trail: Easy- 2.6 miles – Oro Grande Trail: Easy- 3.5 miles – Sapphire Point: Easy- .7 miles one way – Old Dillon Reservoir Trail: Easy to Moderate- 1.7 miles – Dercum Hill: Moderate- 7 miles round trip – Mount Royal trail: Moderate- 4 miles round trip – Buffalo Mountain: Hard- 5.5 miles
7. Take the lifts up the mountain to have a picnic or to grill out. Great for scenic views up the mountainside at 11.640ft. Fun to ride up the lift or Gondola and then hike down. Make it romantic and have a proposal up there. Awesome views and great way to experience the summer days. Don’t forget your camera! Every Friday you can ride the River Run Gondola for FREE from 1 – 7 pm as part of the Friday Afternoon Club!
8. White water rafting is a great thrilling adventure if you want to go outside your comfort zone. Raft along the Colorado or Arkansa river, choose from a range of class levels with a guide. Can enjoy a half day or full day. Don’t worry about having your camera and losing it, there is a photographer that goes with and takes action shots of your trip for a lifetime of memories. www.performancetours.com
Enjoying the wide open views
9. Mountain biking is a huge hit in the summer months here at Keystone. There are few places here that you can rent bikes and ride them on the mountain. From easy to hard trails, be prepared to get muddy and dirty. Check out Mountain View Sports on trips and rates for your mountain biking fun.
11. Want something more thrilling? Check out ATV tours. Rent an ATV and scale the mountain. Choose morning or afternoon tours. Morning tour includes lunch. Have hours of fun with family or friends. With professional guides to take you through the rugged landscapes and see awesome views.
12. Want to fly over the mountains? Take a hot air balloon ride. This will be a great adventure flying over The Rockies. Pick pine cones from treetops, splash-n-dash in the lakes or rivers, and spot wildlife from above it all!
13. Keystone has Olympic Size Tennis Courts that have had Olympians come from all over to play on the courts. Feel like an Olympian and have a match with your family at the Tennis Courts off Tennis Club Road. Stay in Tennis Townhomes, Quicksilver Condos or Cabin in the Pines to be within walking distance of the Tennis Center!
14. Want to sail through the trees at 11,500 feet in the air? Zip Lining is for you. Fly side by side over deep canyons and creeks with two Certified guides. See old gold mining claims, the tallest mountains in North America, and wildlife. Top of the Rockies Zip Lines will take you on a fun ride and if you are staying with SummitCove Lodging, you’ll receive a special price!
15. Into swimming? SummitCove has alot of great lodging options with awesome outdoor pools. Check out the Springs with the water slide, Expedition Station, Dakota Lodge with views of the mountain, or Lakeside with access to the Lodge and spa. Pools never close out here in Keystone so enjoy summer swimming while staying in Keystone.
Join us this summer for family fun and try out one or all the activities that Keystone has to offer! We hope to see you this Summer!
Summit County is lucky to have one of the best music scenes in the country. You can see live music here just about any night of the week. In the summer there is even more free music, as you can find multiple free weekly concert series in Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Breckenridge. The Dillon Amphitheater, just a 10 minute drive from Keystone, was recently remodeled over the winter and this summer kicks off the grand reopening. Some of the improvements made included lessening the slope of the grassy lawn seating area, increasing the stage viewing sight-lines, creating more restrooms, improving the band backstage areas, and improving patron amenities. This is in hopes of continuing to bring bigger and better acts to the stage! Some big named acts, such as The String Cheese Incident, have already been added to the summer concert roster. Some of the free summer 2018 concerts include names like George Clinton, DevotchKa, Hazel Miller and The Original Wailers.
Enjoy free concerts on Friday and Saturday nights all summer long at this incredible outdoor music venue. Located on the shores of Lake Dillon, this grassy oasis has amazing views of the lake and the Continental Divide setting as a backdrop to some of the best tunes of the summer! Check out the free summer concert series lineup below.
Friday, June 29 | The Nacho Men | 7 – 9 pm
Formed in 1980, The Nacho Men have a huge repertoire, complete with costume changes, humour and choreography. Look out for ‘special appearances’ from Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Prince, Bowie, Elvis and more!
Saturday, June 30 | Ron Ivory and One on One | 7 – 9 pm
Enjoy the sounds of classic Motown, soul and rhythm and blues from this vocal quartet, backed up with a rhythm and horns section. 7 – 9 pm
Wednesday, July 4 | US Airforce Academy Band & Fireworks | 7 – 9 pm
The band consists of 40 active-duty Air Force members and will be celebrating Independence Day followed by fireworks over the lake!
Friday, July 6 | The Samples | 7 – 9 pm
This band hails from Boulder, CO and has been described as a cross between The Police and the Grateful Dead!
Saturday, July 7 | Queen Nation | 7 – 9 pm
As the name implies, a legendary not-to-miss Queen cover band that formed in 2004.
Friday, July 13 | The Long Run | 7 – 9 pm
Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles and enjoy the classics like ‘Take it Easy’, ‘Best of My Love’ and ‘Hotel California’.
Saturday, July 14 | National Repertory Orchestra | 6 – 8 pm
The NRO has been around for more than 50 years, a non-profit that prepares young musicians for careers in the orchestra world by delivering musical performances in Summit County.
Friday, July 20 | John Truscelli & Beau Thomas with the Frisco Funk Collective | 7 – 9 pm
This is the night to dance! Summit County’s Frisco Funk features a rotating cast of some of the areas best funk deliverers!
Saturday, July 21 | A New Randy Hansen Experience | 7 – 9 pm
Come for the sights and sounds of the Jimi Hendrix experience from guitarist Washington Randy.
Friday, July 27 | DevotchKa | 7 – 9 pm
Based in Denver, this 4-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble delivers beautiful melodies with bold sounds.
Saturday, July 28 | George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic | 7 – 9 pm
‘P-Funk’ is the heart of American Funk Music and Afrofuturism, a rotating cast of musicians headed by the legendary George Clinton.
Friday, August 3 | Who’s Bad | 7 – 9 pm
Don’t miss the ‘Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience’ who has been performing for 14 years!
Saturday, August 4 | Dumpstaphunk | 7 – 9 pm
Hailing from New Orleans, this is one of the funkiest bands you’ll see take the stage!
Friday, August 10 | Con Brio | 7 – 9 pm
Seven Bay Area musicians from diverse backgrounds come together to great a funk and psychedelic soul sound.
Saturday, August 11 | Mipso | 7 – 9 pm
This Indie-Americana quartet took the stage last year at Keystone’s Mountain Town Music Festival and is back at the Dillon Amphitheatre this summer. Enjoy a host of string instruments and vocals with this Chapel Hill’s unique sound.
Friday, August 17 | The Original Wailers | 7 – 9 pm
Enjoy all of the classics from the Wailers Music like ‘No Woman No Cry and ‘Three O’Clock Road Block.’
Saturday, August 18 | The Machine | 7 – 10 pm
Bring back the sounds of Pink Floyd with this 25-year running show, creating their own legacy.
Friday, August 24 | Ripe | 7 – 9 pm
This up and coming 7-piece funk band from Boston is sure to get you up on your feet with their moving melodies and improv work.
Saturday, August 25 | The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies | 7 – 9 pm
With over 25 years of following their own beat, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies deliver a fun and memorable swing show that you won’t want to miss.
Friday, August 31 | Hazel Miller Band | 7 – 9 pm
With a stunning and powerful voice full of soul, Hazel Miller has been performing in Colorado for the past 24 years and has opened for some incredible artists like Bob James, The Temptations and James Brown.
Saturday, September 1 | The PettyBreakers | 7 – 9 pm
After closing out Keystone Oktoberfest, head to Dillon for the last free concert of the summer season. Celebrate the life and music of the late and great Tom Petty and all of the nostalgic American tunes that he delivered to the world.
Make the Dillon Amphitheatre a stop on your next visit to Keystone this summer! There are some incredible concerts coming up this summer here in Summit County and the best part is that all of these listed above are completely free to attend! There is even a free county-wide shuttle that can take you to the concert from your vacation rental in Keystone if you want to enjoy a craft Colorado beer at the show and not have to drive. Book your summer stay at Keystone Resort with SummitCove Lodging today.
The new Kidtopia Summer Signature Event, Stars and Guitars, comes to you over the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend. There will be tons of free activities and events for the whole family to enjoy together, including a concert from the Grammy-Award Winning Band, The Okee Dokee Brothers.
The event kicks off on Friday, June 29 and runs all the way through July 4. Daily Kidtopia activities are mixed with weekly summer activities, as well as special events tailored specifically for this fun weekend in Keystone. Some of the weekend highlights include the Friday Afternoon Club, Stars and S’mores, Fishing Derby, Wild West Night, Kite Flying, The Independence Day Celebration and the annual 4th of July Bike Parade! Start packing and head to Keystone for the 4th of July! Your family will thank you.
Mountaintop History Walk
3 – 4p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free
Friday Afternoon Club
Summit House | Dercum Mountain
1 – 7p.m. | Free scenic gondola rides
4 – 7p.m. | Live music, outdoor activities, and food & drink specials
Take a free gondola ride to the top of Dercum to enjoy the live music while you play yard games and enjoy a cold beverage!
SATURDAY | JUNE 30TH
Super Snake River Science
9 – 11a.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
11a.m. – 3p.m. | River Run Village Square | Free
Camp Night with Friends of the Dillon Ranger Disctrict
5 – 7p.m. | Adventure Center | Free
Stars & S’mores
8:30 – 10p.m. | Keystone Lodge & Spa Terrace | Free
Everyone is welcome to join the instructors of the Keystone Science School for a night of stargazing and s’mores! Learn how to identify constellations and make the perfect campfire treat.
SUNDAY | JULY 1ST
Strider Balance Bike Races
9 – 10a.m. | Registration
10 – 11a.m. | Strider Races
River Run Village Square | Free
Little kids will have their first taste of competition at the strider bike races and have a chance to earn prizes.
Grammy Award-winning The Okee Dokee Brothers Mountaintop Concert
12– 4p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free with Scenic Gondola Pass
Purchase a gondola ride or a summer adventure pack ticket to ride to the top of the mountain to see this free live concert with The Okee Dokee Brothers, with a chance to meet the band after the show!
Lakeside Village Independence Celebration & BBQ
11a.m. – 10p.m. | Lakeside Village
The perfect day of family fun in the mountains. Bounce houses, face painting, kites, hiking, BBQ, drinks and live music that ends with fireworks over the lake!
Go Fly a Kite!
3 – 4p.m. | Lakeside Village Gazebo | Free
Kidtopia Independence Day Party
12p.m. – 6p.m. | Decatur Field | Free
– Bounce Houses
– Face Painting
– Balloon Artist
– Kite Decorating
Independence Day Fireworks
9:30p.m. | Lakeside Village | Free
WEDNESDAY | JULY 4TH
Bike Decorating & Parade
10:30 – 11:30a.m. | River Run Village | Free
Head to River Run with your bike to load on the decorations and take part in the parade!
Now is the time to start making your Independence Holiday plans in the mountains. Book a large private home and bring your extended family to Keystone or a smaller condo on the Lake and watch the fireworks from your living room!
Summit County will be hosting its annual free drop-off recycling event this Saturday, May 19, 2018. As the spring cleaning begins, take the time to properly recycle your electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals for free at the Summit Stage Bus Barn in Frisco. Help us keep our area pristine and safe for everyone who lives, loves, visits and plays in the mountains!
Attention SummitCove Homeowners! Now is the time to replace your TV’s and throw out any old paint buckets, batteries or cleaners that you don’t need anymore. Guests are looking for new electronics in their vacation rental condos and those big thick flat screens or even worse- tube tv’s are not things that belong in rental properties anymore. Use this opportunity to get rid of the old stuff and bring in the new! The SummitCove maintenance team would be happy to schedule the installation of new equipment, as well as hauling away the old items for you, just give us a call. If you are not currently on our rental program, our maintenance team is still available to contract work with, call us at (970) 368-7023 for more information regarding our non-rental property services available in Keystone.
This recycling event is free to all Summit County residents and property owners. Collection takes place from 8 am – 2 pm at the Summit Stage Bus Barn, 0222 County Shops Rd., Frisco, next to the County Commons, just be sure to bring a proof of residence. This event encourages safe recycling so hazardous items don’t end up in our water supply. This day is scheduled in conjunction with a county-wide cleanup day, where people will go out and collect litter on highways, trails and within our neighborhoods in Keystone and Summit County in prep for summer. Do your part and recycle responsibility and consider volunteering for clean up day! We thank you in advance for your efforts.
This Saturday, April 21, head to Arapahoe Basin, preferably via a car pool with as many people as you can for their Earth Day Event. Arapahoe Basin, Darn Tough, Clif Bar and Denver Beer Company are pulling together to support this Earth Day event that benefits POW, (Protect Our Winters). Guests are encouraged to car pool – those who show up with 3 or more people in the car will receive Darn Tough Socks, Clif bars and raffle tickets for the raffle at 3:00 p.m. in Mountain Goat Plaza. There will also be special discount lift tickets available to those participating in the Earth Day event, so just tell the ticket office you are there to save the world!
Head out to the mountain and get registered for the Scavenger Hunt, which runs from 9 am – 2 pm. Teams of two cost $20 and you can add more to your team for just $5 a head. You’ll fill out a passport and earn a prize if and when it’s complete! Proceeds go to benefit POW.
At 2pm, listen to local athlete and professional skier, Cody Cirillo talk about Climate Change. Cody resides in Breckenridge, CO and is a member of POW. He has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Health. Find out what we can do to help save our snow and protect the future of the snow sports industry.
Finally at 3 pm, find out if you have the winning ticket at the Apres-Party in the Mountain Goat Plaza. The popular 90’s tribute band, ‘Gin Doctors’ from Denver will be jamming on for your nostalgic pleasure from 12 – 3 pm, with food and drink specials available too.
Need a place to stay the night or the weekend? SummitCove Lodging has some unbelievable lodging deals in Keystone, with condos starting at $49 a night. Even better, take the free Summit Stage bus from River Run Village up to the basin and make a difference this Earth Day!