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.

String Cheese Incident Dillon CO
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.

Shop Local This Holiday Season – Upcoming Holiday Shopping Events

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!

First Snow of the Season Appears on the Peaks of Summit County

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.

Snow on the Peaks Near Loveland Pass

 

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!

 

 

 

15 Summer Fun Activities To Try On You Summer Visit To Keystone Resort!

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.

Horseback Riding at Keystone Resort Colorado

 

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

Biking in Keystone Gulch Soda Creek Ridge

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! 

Overlooking the Pool

 

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!