When a friend’s parents were recently in town visiting, they looked to us to be their activities directors. One of the first things that came to mind was the Friday Afternoon Club. Free gondola rides, live music and activities at the top of the mountain? Sounds like alot of fun!
We headed into River Run Village around 4pm on Friday and picked up our free gondola tickets from the ticket office and hopped on. From the start, you immediately start seeing all of of the great views as you begin to head up the mountain- the surrounding trees and hills, bikers heading down the mountain and as you get closer to the top, views of the Dillon reservoir. When we reached the top and walked off, we took in the gorgeous views of Keystone’s iconic North Peak and Breckenridge Ski Resort and snapped some group photos with the incredible backdrops.
Off to our right, we see the slack line park and hear the sounds of the live band jamming! This week’s act was Funky Johnson, a local Summit County band that plays a great mix of fun cover songs that are perfect to dance to. The band plays at the top of the mountain on a stage that is set with an incredible view of the lake as their backdrop. Some people are dancing, others are at picnic tables or relaxing in Adirondack chairs taking it all in.
We decided to grab a drink and head to the cornhole pits to play a few fun games. After 2 rounds of the girls beating the guys and hearing some great tunes, we decided to head back down the mountain and enjoy a nice dinner in the village.
Everyone had a great time at the Friday Afternoon Club and the best part was that it was free to attend! If you are visiting Keystone or even just a local looking for some Friday Afternoon Fun, you should certainly check out this fun weekly event here at Keystone Resort!
Written By: Alyssa Hubbard