Do you enjoy wine, food, music and supporting a great course? If yes, you should be attending the Wine in the Pines event this weekend. There will be almost 500 different wines to choose from! Wine in the Pines is a yearly event that has taken place for the last 25 years. The owners of Dillon Ridge Liquors in Summit County put on the event every year. This event is to create recognition for October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
The weekend is broken up into two different event days. Friday, October 21st, 2016 you can attend a dinner that includes a five course meal professional executed by the Keystone Ranch’s chef, Steve Vlass. He will be creating a food menu that pairs beautifully with the wine selections offered. The theme for Friday night is a denim and diamond theme with a denim dress code.
Saturday night you will enjoy a fun and eccentric 70’s disco theme. The dress code for Saturday nights festivities will be a very formal attire, black tie. There will be tons of great music and yummy wine tasting. Live and silent auctions will also be taking place Saturday night, followed by scrumptious desserts.
The location of Wine in the Pines will be at the Keystone Conference Center starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online here. Tickets cannot be purchased for Friday only.
Need lodging for after the events? Do not worry SummitCove Lodging in Keystone has plenty of lodging options for you. Last minute plans? No problem, we can help you select and book a room, hassle free. So you put your boogie shoes on and support a great cause as you sip some great wine!
This year’s annual Mountain Travel Symposium is slated for April 3 – 9, 2016 in Keystone, Colorado. We can’t think of a better place to hold THE annual gathering for mountain travel professionals, with representatives from over twenty countries across the globe coming together right here in Colorado to focus on their businesses, relationships, and professional goals, and work together on improving our mountain communities.
The MTS is not only an amazing opportunity for networking, it is a chance for industry representatives of the mountain community to gather together and share ideas as well as meet with supplies, vendors, and buyers from across the globe all in one location. Participants will also be able to attend workshops, general sessions, keynote speakers, get inspired, work on professional development, learn new skills, ideas and more.
Vail Resorts’ CEO, Rob Katz, will open up on the state of the industry, speaking on what it will take to keep our business and sports growing. The first day’s keynote comes from Josh Linkner, who is an entrepreneur and best selling author. Day two’s keynote speakers is Jeremy Bloom, an Olympic skier, world ski champion, former University of Colorado, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers football player, founder of ‘Wish of a Lifetime’ and CEO of Integrate, a marketing software company. Other sessions and speakers will inspire and motivate on topics like attracting visitors in the off-seasons, third-party bookings versus direct bookings and innovation. Returning attendees will also be excited about the return of ‘MTS Talks’ and this year’s theme ‘disruption’.
In the MTS Trade Exchange, buyers and suppliers of mountain travel products are able to meet and build working business-to-business relationships as well as promote their brands. Buyers representing tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents, and more will be available for planning, appointments and contracting. Global suppliers such as tourism offices, hotels and lodging properties, major ski resorts and transportation firms will be able to select from large groups of buyers. There is also a Group Exchange which consists of decision makers from the top ski clubs and councils and other groups that are planning group ski trips. Suppliers will have opportunities to meet these groups.
Spend your free time on the slopes at Keystone Resort or exploring one of Keystone’s three mountain villages. The MTS conference will be held at the beautiful Keystone Conference Center, which is located within Lakeside Village at Keystone Resort. Stay at any of the condo buildings or lodges, such as Lakeside, Lake Shore, Montezuma, or Edgewater condos.
Take in the gorgeous views and take advantage of the free resort shuttle to head over to River Run Village for shopping and nightlife. Enjoy an Après ski cocktail at some of Keystone’s best happy hours, like the Bighorn Bistro, Dos Locos, Kickapoo Tavern, the Snake River Saloon or New Moon Cafe. Click here to see the lodging specials available for attendees of this year’s Mountain Travel Symposium at Keystone Resort. Rates in the conference village start at $149 for a studio within walking distance to the event. Discounted transportation and ski rentals will also be available for MTS attendees. This event is a must-attend for anyone in the ski industry!
Warren Station at Keystone Resort, Colorado is a 7,200 square foot facility that is centrally located in River Run Village, which is the main ski village at Keystone. The center hosts an array of activities and events, including conferences, weddings, performing arts, live music and more.
The facility is multi-functional and can be setup in many different ways to suit the renter’s desire, whether you are looking for a classroom style setup with rectangular tables for viewing slideshows or round tables for team oriented group activities. There is a stage and top of the line sound system which can be hooked up to music, microphones and used for presentations. The Center allows guests to bring in their own catering options in order to be able to really customize what a group is looking for. They do have a bar area as well for drinks or if a group wants to host a cocktail hour or appetizers at the end of their day. The lobby area of the building features floor to ceiling windows, making it a beautiful spot to relax with a nice view.
The location of Warren Station absolutely cannot be beat. The center is amidst a host of vacation lodging condos that are available for rental. SummitCove Lodging is the premier provider of lodging to Warren Station guests. Guests will be happy to know they can host upwards of 700 people in The Springs Condominium Building alone, which means the whole group can be in the same building. The Springs is just yards from Warren Station, making it easy to run back to the room during a break or grab your ski gear and head to the mountain. There are also many other lodging options available to stay at right in the Village and we are able to offer group discounts as well!
The Center is also just a short walk from the River Run Gondola which is the main mode of transportation up the mountain. Summer or Winter, there are always a lot of fun activities available to do in Keystone. In the winter guests can getaway for an afternoon of skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing in the winter months as well as yard games, hiking, weekly live music and more in the summer. There is a great variety of restaurants in the Village area as well, making it easy to grab a morning coffee and burrito or a late night dinner with colleagues.
Transportation is easy to get to Keystone, just 70 miles from the Denver International Airport it is a quick trip up the hill. There are multiple transportation companies in the area that provide both public and private shuttles to and from the airport, so there will be no worries about rental cars or having to drive on winter roads.
Warren Station’s central location, their ability to customize your experience, the array of lodging options and its beautiful setting make it one of the most unique conference and event centers in the Colorado Rockies.
The Keystone Conference Center is conveniently located in the middle of Keystone, near the Keystone Lake. This Lakeside Village area is complete with shops, restaurants, and activities on the lake including paddle boating and kayaking in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Condos surround the conference area, but even if you are not within walking distance, there is a free resort shuttle that will take you to and from your Keystone accommodations to the Conference Center. The paved bike path runs right past Keystone Lake, making it easy to hop on and enjoy a scenic bike ride, through the tall pines, past the golf course and alongside the Snake River.
There are multiple options for lodging in this area, including studios with kitchens like those at Montezuma Lodge and multi-bedrooms at Tennis Townhomes. Look for properties in either Lakeside Village or North Keystone, as these will be the closest to the KCC. Anything located is Lakeside Village is just across the highway, within a quarter mile and there is a convenient walking tunnel so you don’t have to worry about crossing the highway. Book a condo at Mall, Edgewater, or Lakeside to have access to the Keystone Lodge and Spa commons facilities which include a beautiful indoor/outdoor pool and top of the line fitness center. Montezuma, Decatur and Lake Shore Condos all have access to the large indoor pool and hot tub at the East Lake Clubhouse, and also boast amazing views of Keystone Lake. Tennis Townhomes has a spectacular outdoor swimming pool and is just yards from the tennis courts. Most of our properties will have the amenities you will need such as wireless internet, kitchens, ironing supplies, and a basic stock of necessities such as shampoo, coffee, and kitchen supplies just to name a few!
SummitCove Lodging offers group and conference discounts varying with the conference dates and length of stay. We can accommodate any size group, whether it be all in one larger townhome or private home or we can book your group in a block of condos all within the same building or complex. Keystone is a wonderful place to attend or host a conference, as it is a beautiful area with many activities and some great dining options as well. In the summertime visitors can take scenic gondola rides, ride the bike path, go golfing or fishing, try downhill mountain biking, and of course do some hiking! Summer temperatures stay relatively cool, maxing at about 75 degrees and the nights cooler. There are many fun summer festivals and live music, making it the perfect work/vacation destination. Call us today to see what we can do for your next conference in Keystone!
Dancing with the Mountain Starsis back for the 5th year at the Keystone Conference Center on Saturday, September 29th. The evening includes a cocktail reception, elegant dinner and a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Flight For Life Colorado, in addition to a night of dancing and performances. The Flight For Life Colorado helicopter is our Summit County life-line to life-saving healthcare. This year they are celebrating 20 years of service in Summit County and 40 years since the establishment of Flight For Life in Denver, which was the first air ambulance service in the United States. Over the past 20 years, over 5, 400 patients have been transported in the Life Guard 2 helicopter and it has also flown more than 750 Search and Rescue missions in the mountain region. The expenses to operate every day of the year are high and Flight For Life depends on community support to help with equipment purchases for their base crew and helicopter at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.
After enjoying the wonderful dinner, guests watch as local dancers are paired with professional dancers to fill the dance floor to compete with their versions of the waltz, salsa, tango and many more dances! After watching the dances performed by the local stars and their professional partners, you’ll also be inspired to dance among the stars until midnight in the ballroom. Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to reserve a table now, as last year’s event sold out almost a month in advance! For tickets, please call Deb Edwards at 970-668-6906 or click here to purchase your tickets or sponsorships online. The event starts at 5:30 pm and goes until midnight. If you are looking for a condo within walking distance to the event, Tennis Townhomes, Montezuma Condos, or Lake Shore Condos are all great options and we are currently offering Buy One Get One Free Prices on select properties for this special weekend! See the webpage for all the details.
Friday evening, October 21st will kick off the exclusive Wine in the Pines event with the legendary Winemaker’s Dinner at the Keystone Ranch Restaurant at 6 pm. Those privileged enough to attend this patron and sponsor party will enjoy fine dining at it’s best at the Keystone Ranch Restaurant. Start with fine champagne and hors d’oeuvres by the fireplace in this original 1930’s ranch homestead. Head Chef Steve Vlass will demonstrate a balance of flavors and textures paired with exquisite wines and a spectacular five course dining experience.
The International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting at the Keystone Conference Center takes place at 6pm on Saturday, October 22nd. This premier wine and culinary event of Summit County will celebrate with a “From Keystone With Love” 007 theme. This extraordinary gathering brings together culinary talents, discriminating wines and unmatched entertainment and atmosphere! Participating restaurants include Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge and Der Fondue Chessel. 500 international wines will be featured. Wine in the Pines will also feature live and silent auctions, and an after party with fabulous music and dancing.
28th Annual Wine in the Pines International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting on Saturday Saturday Only Tickets (October 22, 2011)
Advance tickets $100 each / $125 at the door
28th Annual Wine in the Pines Patron Package Includes Friday’s Winemaker’s Dinner and Saturday’s International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting.
October 21 & 22, 2011 Cost per person: $350
Limited Seating Available For Patron Package Tickets, please call 303-691-9339