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!

B.L.A.M! (Beer, Local Art & Music) for Your Holiday Shopping at Keystone’s Warren Station

If you are looking to do some holiday shopping and enjoy some fun live music and delicious beer, Keystone has the event for you this holiday season! Support local artists while you do your holiday shopping and see live music at Warren Station at B.L.A.M.!

(Beer, Local Art & Music!)
This fun holiday event kicks off at 5pm at Warren Station on Saturday, December 15.  Local artists will be displaying and selling a variety of work including photography, jewelry, painting, woodwork, glass, custom skis and boards and more.  Drink specials from New Belgium Brewery will be available and Summit County’s top funk band, The Frisco Funk Collective will be there bringing the tunes! Local singer / songwriter Glenda Luck will also be there as the opening act.

Doors: 5:00pm

Art Show: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Live Music: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Don’t miss this fun holiday event at Keystone in River Run Village!

Keystone Wine & Jazz Ticket and Lodging Packages on Sale Until 3pm Today

It’s not too late to save up to 15% on a last-minute trip to Keystone’s Wine & Jazz Festival happening this weekend in River Run Village.


Colorado Wine Festival - Wine and Jazz at Keystone

SummitCove Lodging is selling ticket and lodging packages that will save you up to 15% than purchasing them separately! Hurry, you only have until 3pm today! Otherwise, you can purchase tickets on or at the festival gates, starting an hour before the event.

Check out the weekend’s schedule of events:

Friday, July 13th

3 PM – 6 PM  Friday Afternoon Club – Free Gondola Rides
7 PM – 9 PM (MUSIC UNTIL 10PM) Reserve Wine Tasting – Warren Station | Buy Tickets


Saturday, July 14th

12 PM – 1 PM Concert: Gregory Goodloe – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
1 PM – 4 PM Concert: Will Donato – Quaking Aspen Amphitheater | FREE
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Wine Seminar: “Sniffing and Swirling – the Nose Knows”  – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
1 PM – 5 PM River Run Village Grand Tasting – River Run Village | Buy Tickets
1 PM – 5 PM Festival Food Vendors Open – River Run Village | Priced a la carte
1 PM – 5 PM KidZone – Ina’s Bridge | Free & Paid Activities
1:30 PM – 3 PM Concert: Tony Exum Jr. – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
3 PM – 4 PM Wine Seminar: “Bubbles of the World”  – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
4 PM – 5 PM Seminar: “Let’s Talk Tequila – shaken, stirred and straight”  – Warren Station Patio | Buy Tickets
3:30 PM – 5 PM Concert: Althea Rene Band –  River Run Events Plaza | FREE


Sunday, July 16th

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Culinary Event: “Prosecco & Pancakes” – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM Wine & Jazz Brunch – features wine specials and live jazz music from the Matt Flaherty Duo – Keystone Alpenglow Stube | Prices vary
12 PM – 1 PM Concert: JJ Sansaverino – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
1 PM – 4 PM Concert: Will Donato – Quaking Aspen Amphitheater | FREE
1 PM – 5 PM River Run Village Grand Tasting – River Run Village | Buy Tickets
1 PM – 5 PM Festival Food Vendors Open – River Run Village | Priced a la carte
1 PM – 5 PM KidZone – Ina’s Bridge | Free & Paid Activities
1:30 PM – 3 PM Concert: Jeff Kashiwa Band – River Run Events Plaza | FREE
2 PM – 3 PM Wine Seminar: “Off the Beaten Path” – Warren Station | Buy Tickets
3:30 PM – 5 PM Concert: Dotsero – River Run Events Plaza | FREE

We hope to see you this weekend in Keystone!

Distilled Spirits & Speaker Series Presents St. Pattys Day Summit Top Whiskey Cocktail

Will you be celebrating St. Patty’s Day in Keystone Colorado this year?  Head to Warren Station on Saturday, March 17 to enjoy one of their signature events, the Distilled Spirits & Speaker Series.  This night will feature a whiskey cocktail competition, with recipes created from various local establishments from Summit County.  Reap the benefits of stiff competition as you taste an array of wonderful whiskey cocktails with a St. Pattys Day whiskey theme! Live music from the Well Beings will accompany a fun afternoon of tasting.  Enjoy tasty appetizers with your samples from Black Diamond Gourmet. Guests will be asked to vote for their favorite and in return, you’ll receive a full size version of your favorite.  The vendors will be competing for two awards, ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Experts Choice’.  The grand prize for the Expert’s Choice award winner will consist of a night out in Denver including lodging at the beautiful Maven Hotel, dinner and drinks, as well as a show. Second place will walk away with a $100 gift card, and third place will receive a bottle of premium whiskey courtesy of Jim Beam.  The doors open at 4pm, with music starting at 4:30pm.  The winners will be announced at 6:45 pm.  Tickets are just $15 when you purchase them online in advance and include samplings of each drink, a full size cocktail and appetizers.

If you aren’t familiar with the Keystone Resort area, Warren Station is located in the heart of skier village, River Run.  Lodges in the River Run area include Jack Pine, Silver Mill, The Springs, Black Bear Condos and Arapahoe Lodge. Many guests name River Run Village as their favorite place to stay with all of its great amenities and proximity to the ski slopes and gondola.  Most guests find that they don’t even need a car while they are here, as everything you need is within walking distance!


When you are here in Keystone for your Spring Break 2018 vacation destination, be sure to get tickets now for this great upcoming event at Warren Station!  With over 3 feet of snow far this month, the conditions at Keystone Ski Resort are amazing!

Winter Bluegrass Weekend is Feb. 2 & 3 at Keystone Resort

Year 7 of the Keystone Winter Bluegrass Weekend brings one of the best lineups yet! This fun weekend of music at Keystone Ski Resort gives you the chance to roll up your sleeves, let loose and get into the groove with 2 nights of music from some great string bands! Most of the bands are Colorado based, and the headlining bands, Tenth Mountain Division and Chain Stationare too, from Boulder and Denver respectively.  There really is something for everyone in this lineup. Music starts at 7 pm on both nights!

Keystone Resort Winter Bluegrass Weekend 2018


Checkout the weekend lineup:

Friday, February 2nd:

7:00pm – The Pine Beatles…a community based band in Breckenridge, Colorado.

8:15pm – Coal Town Reunion

9:30pm – Tenth Mountain Division

Saturday, February 3rd

7:00pm – Steel Pennies

8:15pm – Ginny Mules

9:30pm – Chain Station


You can purchase tickets for single nights or attend both nights.  Single nights at running at $15 in advance online or you can save $5 when you attend both nights for just $25.  A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Dercum Center for the Arts and Humanities, you can learn more about the beneficiary by visiting Tickets will be available at the door if the event isn’t already sold out.


Warren Station Events Center is located in Keystone’s River Run Village, within walking distance of many different condo buildings and vacation rentals.  Jack Pine Lodge, Silver Mill and The Springs are all popular choices for those who want to be super close to the venue! Make a weekend out of it and enjoy a nice day on the ski slopes, followed by an evening of live bluegrass music!  See you there!


Distilled Spirits and Speaker Series – “Backcountry and Bourbon” in Keystone

This Saturday night at Keystone’s Warren Station in River Run is the Distilled Spirits and Speaker Series Event, ‘Backcountry and Bourbon’. This series brings together educational topics related to the mountain community with spirits tastings! This weekend’s event brings in Jason Konigsberg from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) to talk about backcountry safety and travel, along with avalanche awareness. Whiskey expert Chris Galante from Jim Beam, will also be presenting on small batch bourbons including: Basil Hayden, Jim Beam Black, Makers Mark 46, and Knob Creek Rye.  Additionally, the Keystone Ski Patrol will be giving a short talk on their avalanche dog program.


Distilled Spirits & Speaker Series at Warren Station in River Run Keystone CO


Your $15 ticket purchase includes samples of all of the bourbons and a raffle ticket, a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the CAIC.  Raffle items for the evening include various merchandise from Phunkshun, Weston Snowboards, Rahmen + Co, and more! There will even be a snowboard from Weston Snowboards available for guests to win! Not a drinker?  There is a non-alcohol ticket purchase for you too, for just $5! Doors for the event open at 6:30 and the event kicks off a 7pm on January 27, 2018. Where else can you learn about the Colorado Backcountry WHILE you taste samples of fine bourbon and probably get to pet some really cute avalanche dogs? In Keystone, this weekend! Don’t miss it!


5 Inches of Snow in 48 Hours and More Terrain Openings

Keystone has received 5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours.  The ski resort continues to open new lifts and terrain.  Today Keystone opened the Wayback Chairlift, along with more of Schoolmarm through Last Chance and the more difficult trail, Anticipation. Tomorrow they are planning on opening Paymaster, Flying Dutchman and A-51’s I-70.


On Saturday, Keystone will roll back to their earlier opening time, with the lifts turning starting at 8:30 am through the rest of the ski season.  Today and tomorrow night skiing is also open until 8pm.  That means you’ll potentially be able to ski for 11 and a half hours tomorrow – if you want!


This evening in Keystone there will be a special fireworks display over Lakeside Village happening at 7pm. Tomorrow’s regularly scheduled Saturday-night Kidtopia fireworks will take place at 7pm, shot off mid-mountain and viewable from multiple villages at the resort. The lighting of the snow fort, photos with Santa, kids parade, Kidtopia party and more. Don’t miss another fun weekend in the mountains with fresh snow and more terrain!

Welcome Winter Thanksgiving Weekend at the Family Carnival in Keystone

Welcome Winter Family Carnival – Warren Station Center for the Arts
A new event will be taking place this year in Keystone over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. The Welcome Winter Family Carnival is taking place at Warren Station on Saturday, November 24 to kick-off the winter season!  The free event begins at 3pm and will feature tons of fun activities for the kids to enjoy – face painting and balloon art from Freya the Winter Fairy, a bounce house and indoor games. Starting at 6:30 pm, enjoy the sounds of live music when Chris Thompson & Coral Creek put on a high energy concert! The band features original material in the rock, reggae, country and bluegrass genres, plus great covers from The Grateful Dead, The Band, Bob Dylan, Peter Rowan, Jimmy Cliff and others – including unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and rock classics.


Free parking will be available at the River Run Lots, located just off Gondola Road.  Don’t miss this fun new event in Keystone over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend!

SummitCove Partners with Lake Dillon Water Taxi, Offering Guests a Unique Way to Experience Lake Dillon

The Summit Shuttle open for the summer season and is running shuttles daily between the Frisco and Dillon Marinas.  The water taxi runs across Lake Dillon, offering guests not only a ride, but a beautiful scenic tour across Lake Dillon. The ride offers up breathtaking views and is a great way to experience the lake from a whole new perspective, without the hassle or expense of renting and/or driving an unfamiliar boat.  This weekend I had the pleasure of my first water taxi ride.  After the quick boarding at the Dillon Marina, we set sail for our 25 minute ride across the lake in the pontoon boat that is decked out with comfortable chairs, an optional sunshade and of course the 360 degree panoramic views. Along the way, enjoy the beautiful landmarks and sights, including the Gore Range, 10-Mile Range, an old mining town, and even a glimpse of Keystone’s Dercum Mountain.   Sailboats, speed boats, and even some kayakers were also out enjoying the lake this weekend.  At 3,300 acres and with 24 miles of shoreline, Lake Dillon is the summertime gem of Summit County.

Visitors can choose to start from either side of the lake at the Dillon or Frisco Marinas and choose from a round trip ride or shuttle one-way.  The boat allows bikes, baby shuttles, and even dogs on board.  Make an afternoon of it by riding your bike or driving down to the Marina, ride the taxi across the lake, stop for lunch or a drink at the Island Grill at the Frisco Marina, do some shopping on Frisco’s Main Street, and then head back on the water taxi whenever you are ready.  The taxi phone is 970-389-9336 and although there is no set schedule other than the daily start and stop times, you are welcome to call the taxi line at any time and they will be able to give you a rough estimate of the next departure time, average time between marinas is 30-45 minutes.

In addition to its taxi service, the company offers private charter services 7 days a week for groups who want the luxury of having a vessel for their own private use. Over the years they have accommodated many family reunions, wedding groups and corporate outings. While they do not serve food and drink, you are welcome to bring your own on-board. All private charter prices include a captain who will take care of the driving while your group relaxes and takes in the scenery.  Try this service for a beautiful sunset cruise or just a fun afternoon with friends or family!

If you are looking for that one summer activity where all the members of your group, no matter how young or old, can be together, this is one activity that is sure to please them all.  Don’t forget to wear sunscreen when playing outdoors and bring a light jacket on the boat, as there may be a breeze out on the lake.  The taxi will run rain or shine unless lightening is spotted, and rain jackets are available to wear during the ride if necessary.   The taxi services typically run from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends.  Be sure to bring your camera, as the views are spectacular!

Images Above: Top Left, Views while heading towards Frisco.  Top Right: Mother and Daughter enjoying a day on the lake.  Bottom Left: Captain Mike entertains throughout the ride.  Bottom Right: Kayakers paddling near the Frisco Marina.

Halloween Happenings in Keystone and Beyond

Looking for some spooky activities this weekend? Well, there is tons going on in Summit County over the next few days.

Snake River Saloon Costume Contest

Oct 31 at 11pm, Mountain View Village, Keystone

Best Guy wins PBR longboard

Best Girl wins Nordica Bud Light skis

Frisco’s Haunted House

Friday Oct. 29, Saturday Oct. 30, Sunday Oct. 31

6:30 to 10pm

Located at Frisco’s Recreation Building, on 110 3rd Avenue!

Dillon Valley Elementary 30th Annual Halloween Carnival

October 31 12-3pm

108 Deerpath Rd., Dillon

Haunted Tour of Breckenridge

Oct. 29, 30 and 31 at 7pm

Meet at Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St.

For more information go to:

Halloween is almost here!