The Last Bits of Snow on North Peak

The snow is almost gone on the peaks here at Keystone Resort. This is a shot of North Peak from the top of Dercum Mountain taken last Friday during the Friday Afternoon Club.  Every Friday all summer long you can enjoy views like this with free gondola rides from 1 – close.  Try out one of the hiking paths located on top of the mountain or just kick back with a cold beverage in a lounge chair while you take in the live music and sunshine!  Bands start at 4 pm on Fridays.

 

Summer will fly by though, so get to Keystone soon before the snow starts again!

Summer in Keystone

The Facts on FAC at Keystone Resort

What’s the buzz on the FAC? Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club takes place every Friday Afternoon all summer long between the dates of June 1st- September 1st. There are a ton of discounted food and drink specials, fun outdoor games and live music, not to forget the free scenic gondola ride!  Listen and boogie down to live music while watching the sun set behind the mountains.  Some of the activities include bocce ball, corn hole and ladder ball and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill, free of charge.  Kids will enjoy the free games with their parents too! There is also a slackline course and plenty of hiking trails at the top of the mountain, begging to be explored.  Stay late to watch the sun go down- nothing beats seeing a Colorado sunset from the top of Dercum Mountain! 

 

Take the scenic gondola ride up to the fun and entertainment and enjoy the beautiful views of Keystone. The free gondola rides start at 1pm and the live music starts at 4pm, with the gondola running until close.  Pick up your free foot passenger ticket at the ticket office, located just across from the River Run Gondola and you’ll be on your way. 

 

 

If you are looking for a fun activity for your whole family or group to enjoy, this one is highly recommended! Save some money on the lift tickets and enjoy the free entertainment and fun by going up the mountain on Friday afternoons.  This is the perfect way to kickoff your summer weekend mountain getaway!  Book a room with SummitCove Lodging in River Run and leave your car parked the whole weekend.  Enjoy shops, restaurants, the Keystone Bike Path, the Snake River, hiking trails and more all just outside your doorstep!

 

Friday Afternoon Club at Keystone Resort

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.

Views of North Peak from the top of Dercum Mountain

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.  

A free concert with a view with Funky Johnson at Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club

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

Keystone Gondola Last chance for free rides!

Friday Afternoon Club (FAC): [Fried-eh afternoon kluhb] 

1. An exclusive club for Keystone Resort Visitors, offering exclusive member-only perks such as free scenic gondola rides, free breathtaking views, free access to live concerts, free yard game rentals including, but not limited to; horseshoes, ladder golf, and bocce ball and exclusive food and drink deals.

This Friday, August 31st is the last day to see what the Friday Afternoon Club is all about!  Enjoy free gondola rides all afternoon from 3 – 7pm and take in the breathtaking views atop Dercum Mountain at Keystone Resort.  While at the top, enjoy a free live concert from the Luv Brothers while taking advantage of some great food and drink specials at Summit House.  Enjoy a beer with a view while relaxing in an Adirondack chair or take the kids a scenic nature hike.  Free lawn game rentals will be available, so challenge your friends or family to a game of ladder golf or horse shoes.  After a great Friday afternoon at Keystone, spend the night in one of our River Run Condos! Don’t miss your last chance to be a part of the summer Friday Afternoon Club, happening tomorrow afternoon in Keystone!

 
Friday Afternoon Club Means Free Gondola Rides!

Friday Afternoon Club Today at Keystone Resort’s Summit House, Featuring Live Music from The Luv Brothers and FREE Gondola Rides!

Taking in the views just after a rain shower in July during Keystone's Friday Afternoon Club

 

Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club! Head up to the Summit House, via the River Run Gondola to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more!  Enjoy the spectacular views from an Adirondack chair or take a scenic nature hike. Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer.  All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.  Foot passenger rides on the gondola are FREE on Fridays from 3pm- close.  This afternoon features music from The Luv Brothers, a Summit-County based band, playing not only high energy bluegrass country originals, but also a mix of cover songs which they put their own unique spin on.

Free parking is available at the River Run Lot, located off of Highway 6 East on Gondola Road.

DATES OF FEATURED LIVE MUSIC AT FAC IN KEYSTONE
July 27- Luv Brothers
August 3- Funky Johnson
August 10- Levi
August 17- Chancer’s Hooley
August 24- Luv Brothers
August 31- Luv Brothers

Also tonight and tomorrow night in Keystone, catch UMconcious playing live at the Snake River Saloon.  The band brings a fusion of live hip-hop, jazz and funk, based from Denver, and won the Westword Magazine’s ‘Best Hip-Hop Band in Colorado’ award in 2008. Small cover charge at the door.