Get the Inside Scoop the Science of Snow Forecasting Tomorrow with Joel Gratz

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Tomorrow night, December 6, 2019, head to Silverthorne’s Angry James Brewery to hear the inside scoop on the science of snow forecasting with Open Snow’s Joel Gratz.  The event is free to attend, with no tickets required and begins at 6pm, running about 45 minutes.  Attendees will have time to ask questions and get a quick forecast of what’s ahead for winter and learn about the very interesting science behind snow forecasting.  And speaking of snow forecasting, Joel is forecasting 2 – 6 inches of snow today in Keystone, followed by another 4 – 10 inches from Sunday into Monday.

 

The event is part of a larger celebration of Silverthorne’s First Friday Event, with the Holiday Tree Lighting and other holiday fun festivities scheduled throughout the evening. From 4:30 – 5:30 pm, enjoy family fun, crafts, carolers, hot cocoa and treats at the Silverthorne Pavilion.  At 5:30 pm, watch as the holiday tree lights up at the Performing Arts Center, with the first 300 guests receiving a free ornament.  Following the tree lighting, head to Angry James to hear Joel Gratz or stay and enjoy the live music from the Rocky Mountain Brass Band & get photos with Santa from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Capping off the evening is the Bad Santa Party at Angry James Brewery with a Bad Santa costume contest and an ugly sweater contest, where you can win tickets to Yonder Mountain String Band at the Riverwalk Center on 12/29/19.

 

Don’t want to leave Keystone?  Head to Warren Station instead anytime from 4 – 7 pm tomorrow for the ornament painting party with Ready, Paint, Fire! Cost is $7 and you can paint as many ornaments as you’d like!

 

The holiday fun doesn’t stop there, on Saturday you can head back to the Silverthorne Pavilion for the Holiday Bazaar, from 9 am – 3 pm.  Kids can enjoy hot cocoa and snacks and visit with Santa, while you all shop for holiday gifts from local artisans and craft makers.  Now that it’s December, it’s time to get in the holiday spirit, starting with these fun events!

Keller Williams and His Compadres Are Playing at Keystone’s Warren Station! 

Keller Williams and his Compadres are playing at Keystone’s Warren Station!  They will be here for a two night run on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th.  Time to get your jam on, Keller Williams and His Compadres are arguably some of the best musicians you will experience all year.  Your best bet is to go both nights as each show has a completely different sound. Friday night it will be K-Dub on lead, Keith Mosely from String Cheese Incident and Jeff Sipe on drums!  “We play loud hard rocking music that is fused with elements of jazz, blues, reggae, and disco.” Saturday night will be a whole different vibe. Rhythm and blues paired with a funky sound.  Get ready to shake it, ‘More Than a Little featuring Mike Dillon’ is in the house on Saturday. In Keller’s 8th return to Keystone, this show sells out every year.

 

Keller Williams at Keystone's Warren Station
Keller Williams at Keystone’s Warren Station

Tickets for individual nights are $30 in advance and $35 at the door (if still available).  Two day tickets are $55 in advance and $60 at the door. Amazing prices for this world class lineup of musicians. SummitCove Lodging has several one and two bedroom units within Silver Mill, Buffalo, and Dakota Lodges. They are each just steps from the venue Warren Station.  Shows start at 8:00pm and go to 11:00pm on both nights. That leaves you plenty of time to enjoy one of the many great restaurants in River Run Village or get in a little night skiing before the show. Get your tickets, book your room, and get ready to dance!

 

Summit County Breweries & More Offer Local Artisan Holiday Shopping Events

If you are headed up to the mountains this holiday season, plan on stopping by one or all of these local markets, featuring artwork, crafts and goods from local artisans.  Shop local this season for all of your holiday gifts (and gifts for yourself!) and your friends and family will be pleased! Book a stay this weekend or next weekend in Keystone and get your holiday shopping completed!

Highside Brewing: 720 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443
Highside Holiday Market
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Come get your holiday shop on with lots of local artists! Jewelry, paintings, apparel, and so much more! The market will be upstairs from 6 -9 and free to attend.

 

Silverthorne Pavilion: 400 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9 AM – 3 PM
Over 30 local artists and vendors will be selling a variety of items perfect for gift giving. Enjoy shopping, entertainment, visits with Santa and more! Free admission.

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Silverthorne Holiday Bazaar, happening this Saturday in Summit County. Photo from Summit Daily.

 

Breckenridge Distillery: 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Crafts & Cocktails
Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11 AM – 7PM
Back by popular demand, the Crafts & Cocktail Holiday Market to the will be featuring 11 local artisans. Shop for fun and unique handmade, holiday gifts like jewelry, ceramics, macrame and more. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail while you get your holiday shopping completed in the Grand Barrel Room.

 

Outer Range Brewing Company: 182 Lusher Ct, Frisco, CO 80443
Artist Holiday Pop-Up
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Greeting cards, prints & more from Mountain vs Plains in the yurt on Sunday, Dec 15th.  Craftsman Vail will be on-site with their gourmet sammies and snacks.

 

Highside Brewing: 720 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443
Third Thursday Pop-Up

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Every third thursday of the month, come on out and shop with a beer on hand supporting local artists! Jewelry, paintings, apparel, and so much more! The market will be upstairs from 6 -9.

 

 

Live Music at the Dillon Amphitheater This Week

Just 7 miles west of Keystone, on the shores of Lake Dillon sits the world class, recently renovated Lake Dillon Amphitheater.  The backdrop of Lake Dillon and Ten Mile Range serve up some of the best sunsets along with National music acts all summer long in Summit County.  The amphitheater also hosts outdoor movie nights, yoga, and even dance lessons. A full schedule of summer 2019 events can be found here: https://www.townofdillon.com/events/dillon-events-line-up.

 

This weekend on Friday, July 11th, 2019 the amphitheater hosts Robert Cray.  He has been crossing the lines between blues, soul, and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 critically acclaimed albums, this is a free show you don’t want to miss, starting at 7 pm.  

 

On Saturday July 12th is another free reggae concert.  The Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Positive vibrations with a beat will keep you dancing, while Pato delivers a message that is for the mind and soul. His performance has been likened to live theater where audience members become participants. Pato and his music have given audience members the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.”  Catch the tunes beginning at 7pm, bring a blanket and enjoy an evening by the water. 

 

Next week at the Dillon Amphitheatre features two nights of Colorado Jam Band, The String Cheese Incident, who is back for the 2nd year performance at the venue.  The band is celebrating 25 years together and the shows should be two nights of surprises and fun from this popular band! Tickets are still on sale, but will likely sell out soon.

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The String Cheese Incident Playing For a Sold Out Crowd in July 2018

Regardless of your favorite music genre, these concerts will get your toes tapping and awaken all of your senses!  Don’t miss the chance to attend an amazing event at the Dillon Amphitheatre during your Keystone vacation!

 

Have You Ever Skied on the 4th of July?

What are your plans for the 4th of July?

Grab your skis or snowboard, your 4th of July finery and head up to Arapahoe Basin.  Yes that’s right. Skiing on July 4th at Arapahoe Basin is not a myth!  The ski area has extended its closing day to July 4th this year.  Optimal conditions still exist on the upper part of the mountain. The Black Mountain Express will take you to the Lenawee lift, which will take you to the upper part of the mountain.   The last time A-Basin was open this late into the summer was back in 2011. This year the snow is even better! Lifts will be running 8:30am – 2:30pm and ticket prices are $69. If you have a season pass from anywhere in the world the lift ticket price is $59 and if you have an Epic Pass, you don’t have to pay a thing!  Food and drinks will be available in the 6th Alley until 4:00pm. There are so many activities and possibilities for the 4th of July this year. Come up and play!

 

SummitCove Lodging Bike to Work Day 2019

A big shout out to the SummitCove team members who participated in Bike to Work Day Colorado 2019!

Participants were greeted around Summit County and Colorado with bike stations to encourage riders, some with free breakfast and giveaways items.  Biking to work has a variety of benefits including helping you to stay healthy and active, saving money by using less gas and reducing your overall carbon footprint.

We hope that everyone is inspired to bike to work more often throughout the year and give a bike thank you to those who participated.

Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day

Stars & Guitars: New and Improved 4th of July Celebrations at Keystone This Summer!

This summer, Independence Day visitors are going to love the brand new, totally stacked, weekend packed lineup this year for the 2019 4th of July celebrations at Keystone Resort. ‘Stars and Guitars’ will be an entire 4 days of fun with live music, the bike parade, B.L.A.M., BBQ’s, Kidtopia Kidzfest, activities and more.

The festivities start off on Thursday, July 4th with the annual Independence Day Bike Decorating Parade in River Run VillageSummitCove Lodging will be on hand, passing out free bike decorations and cheering on the parade.  Bring your bike and add some sparkle, happening from 10:30 – 11:30 am on July 4th.  Following the parade, families can head over to Lakeside Village for the Bubble Beach Party from 12 – 1 and create bubbles as big as your head! Looking for some creative fun? Check out the Star-Spangled Cupcakes and Canvases event at the Kidtopia Headquarters at Expedition Station from 3 – 4 pm. The Independence Day Party kicks off from 3 – 7 at Lakeside Village with face painting, live music, crafts, bounce houses and more!  Finishing off the night will be the So What Brothers, as they take the main stage at Lakeside from 4 – 7 pm.

 

Day two of celebrations starts at the Kidtopia Stars & Stripes Party & BBQ at Lakeside Village from 12 – 6 pm on Saturday, July 5. You’ll enjoy field games and a summer BBQ, along with the live music and antics of Circus Foundry, performing from 2 – 5 pm and then Meadow Mountain playing from 2 – 4 pm.  You can also take a ride on the Keystone Gondola, free of charge, at the Friday Afternoon Club anytime from 1 – 7 pm.  Cap off the evening with a cold beverage, live music and shopping from local artists at Warren Station’s B.L.A.M. (Beer, Local Art & Music) from 5 – 9 pm in River Run.

 

Saturday is a day for the kids! Kidtopia Kidzfest happens from 11 am – 3 pm in River Run Village.  A Kidtopia Train will be winding through the village with free rides all afternoon. Kids can get their faces painted, jump in the bounce house or ride down the giant inflatable slide – the choices for fun are endless!

 

The music doesn’t stop on Saturday either with the Kidtopia Stars & Guitars Concert. Cover band, Rock and Roll Playhouse will play your rock favorites such as Tom Petty and Rolling Stones from 3 – 5 pm.  The main act, Hazel Miller Band will be rocking the main stage from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  If the live music isn’t your jam, head over to the Adventure Center instead for Camp Night, where you can enjoy a fire with s’mores, crafts and more from 5 – 7pm!

 

Rise and shine Sunday morning for pancakes at New Moon Cafe, followed by the Strider Balance Bike Races in River Run from 10 – 11 am.  Enjoy a relaxed afternoon by the Lake in the Lakeside Gazebo with live Bluegrass music from Moidel Music and Colorado Wildflower Crafts, where participants can color their own flower pots to bring home as a souvenir!

 

Don’t forget to squeeze in your other favorite summer activities while you are here, like downhill mountain biking, fly fishing on the Snake River, stand-up paddle boarding or going on a Wildflower Hike atop Dercum Mountain. There’s so much to do that you might find you need to stay a whole week at Keystone this summer! Check out available vacation rental condos here- we recommend staying in River Run or Lakeside Village for the 4th of July holiday to be where the action is. Make your plans today to enjoy a whole new Independence Day weekend celebration at Keystone this summer!

VIP Visitors at the Springs Condos Last Week in Keystone

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!

Wildlife sightings moose in Keystone's River Run Village at The Springs

Winter Bluegrass Weekend at Keystone, February 1 and 2

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!

This Weekend in Keystone – Comedy, Music & Mountain Films

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.