Head to Keystone next weekend for one of our favorite winter events! Distilled spirits & speaker series presents: Backcountry & Bourbon at Warren Station on Saturday, January 12. Enjoy a fun and informative evening with small batch bourbon tasting and learning about avalanche safety with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).
Aaron Parmet, a CAIC Backcountry Expert will be giving a talk that is themed around Human Factors and decision making in the back country. Joe Larson from Keystone Ski Patrol has had 10 years of experience with Keystone Ski Patrol, as well as in New Zealand and Minnesota in the past. Larson is a Colorado Avalanche Deployment certified dog handler and avalanche technician, an avalanche route leader and is Avalanche 2 certified. There will also be a Protect Our Winters Athlete joining in the evening as well, speaking on how climate change is influencing the mountains and steps we can take against it!
In addition to improving your snow safety knowledge, you can learn all about whiskey from a Jim Beam whiskey expert! You’ll get to sample a series of small batch bourbon and learn about its history and aging processes.
All tickets are $20 and include 4 bourbon samples, presentation and a raffle ticket. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins officially at 7 pm. All attendees must be 21 years or older. Free schwag giveaways will be taking place too from the industries premier backcountry companies. Purchase your ticket today!
Have you been dreaming of trying out some of Keystone’s Signature Restaurants? How about a chance to try them all? Savor the Slopes is a month-long event at Keystone Resort that lets guests sample items in four categories; food, wine, beer, and spirits from some of Keystone’s most coveted restaurants! Attend daily tastings at various locations throughout Keystone for just $25 per event during the entire month of February. Reservations are required and all events start at 4:30 pm, the perfect time for an après treat!
Week 1 (February 1 – 9) features FOOD tastings including an especially sweet Chocolate Tasting at the Keystone Ranch, Flavors of the Alps Fondue at Der Fondue Chessel, an informative Farm To Table seminar from The Keystone Ranch, Sustainable Fishing and Aquaculture at the Bighorn Bistro & Bar, and many more delicious showcases from your favorite restaurants!
During Week 2 (February 10 – 16) you will have the opportunity to sample and learn all about WINES! Wines of Love, Wines of Colorado, French Wines, Pinot Noirs.. all there is to say is, wine not?
Week 3 (February 17 – 23) focuses onSPIRITS! Enjoy tasting seminars in which you will learn about and taste Colorado Whiskeys, Compare Vodkas, discover the ‘Beauty of Bitters’ and even enjoy some good old Martini tastings. Life is good!
The final week of Savor the Slopes is all about BEER!(February 24 – 28) This one might be our favorite. Most of the samplings this week are featured on Colorado beer- Microbrews, Browns, and even Summit County Locals. Make sure you take advantage of Keystone’s free resort shuttles to get back home to your condo after these!
If you are visiting Keystone anytime this upcoming month, check out the Savor the Slopes Schedule and make a reservation to attend one of the tastings! It will be the perfect end to a great day on the slopes and a great chance to visit some of Keystone’s best restaurants.