12 Days of Keystone Sale Starts Friday!


Set your alarm clocks for 7am Friday morning, 12/7/2012 for the start of our 12 Days of Keystone Sale! Each day of the 12 Days of Keystone features a daily deal on Keystone Lodging and Deals!  Be ready to book, as each sale lasts just 24 hours and offers unbelievable savings on Keystone Vacation Lodging, along with a chance to win prizes during Reservation Races!  Sign up for the SummitCove Newsletter and receive 12 Days of Deals right to your inbox!

Colorado Ski Passports Mean Free Skiing for Kids

What is a Colorado Ski Passport?

For the past 16 years, over 200,000 families have participated in Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th Grade Passport Program. The program was established in 1996 and more than 200,000 kids have participated in the program since then.  This year, the 5th Grade Passport Program provides participants with three free days of skiing or snowboarding at 20 different resorts. Kids can choose to ski or snowboard all 60 of the days or just a few, but either way the 5th Grade Passport is still the best value in Colorado.  Once you’ve applied, you just present your child’s passport at the ticket window, and it’s that easy!  The ticket office supplies your child with a one day lift ticket and punches your passport.  Unfortunately Keystone is not on the resort list this year, but nearby Arapahoe Basin does accept the Passports!

The goal of this program is to make skiing more accessible for those who are lucky enough to live in Colorado.  It also focuses on healthy youth, by providing a fun way for kids to stay physically active, even in the colder winter months when they might not otherwise want to play outside.

2012-13 participating resorts for the 5th & 6th Passport Program will be: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Howelson Hill, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn, Purgatory/Durango, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Ski Granby Ranch (previously Sol Vista Basin), Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, and Wolf Creek.

PLEASE NOTE that Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone are NOT participating in the programs this year and your 5th & 6th Grade Passports will NOT be valid at those resorts. The 6th Grade Passport is non-refundable.  To apply, you must apply online or send application/items for the pass through the mail. Your child’s pass will come to you standard first class mail. 

Deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2013.

6th Grade Passport:

If your child is in 6th grade, there is still a great deal available for them to get a great deal on skiing or riding this season! The  6th Grade Colorado Ski Passport Program provides participants with four days of skiing or snowboarding at each of the 20 member resorts for a just $99. That amounts to 80 awesome days on the slopes for a mere $1.25 per day, you will not find a better deal! 

First Class Learn to Ski or Ride Program:

During the entire month of January, the First Class program offers 5th graders the opportunity to learn how to ski or snowboard. Children who have neither experienced skiing nor snowboarding, and are enrolled in the 5th Grade Passport Program, have the opportunity to receive one free beginner lesson and rental package. Lessons are a great way to help your child gain the knowledge and confidence they need to become successful on the slopes.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your child this ski season, apply for the Colorado Ski Passport today! Don’t forget, all SummitCove.com guests receive 25% off ski rentals with Mountain View Sports in Keystone.  They also have a Kids Rent Free program!  Check out some of our properties in East Keystone, such as Settler’s Creek or the Buffalo Lodge or Silver Mill in River Run Village in order to be closest to the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area! There is also a free shuttle run by the Summit Stage that runs to A-Basin hourly from Keystone during the ski season.

 

Tomorrow is Your Last Day to Save Big on Ski Season!

Take Advantage of the Free, Professional Epic Mix Photos When You Visit Keystone!

Tomorrow is the FINAL DAY of our Snowcapped Early Booking Sale! 15% Off Ski Season Stays of 3 Nights or More*

This winter has been predicted to be an above average snowfall year and we are prepping for an outrageously awesome season here in Keystone!  Keystone Resort is set to open on November 2nd, leaving roughly just 2 months until ski season starts.  Prime dates and properties are filling up fast, so it’s a good idea to book now, not only for the best selection but for the best prices!  Book your 2012/2013 winter season stay of 3+ nights and lock in last season’s rates, plus take an additional 15% off!*

Why Choose Keystone?

Keystone features world class terrain with something for every skiing or riding level, whether you are just learning or are a black diamond, powder-seeking  pro!  Just 90 minutes from the Denver International Airport and smack dab in the center of a cluster of other ski resorts, such as Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Copper and Vail; Keystone offers a central location with convenience that can’t be beat.  Keystone is also one of the few resorts in Colorado that hosts night skiing, meaning you get more bang for your buck.  There are also plenty of lodging options in Keystone, whether you want to ski-in, ski-out at Lone Eagle, enjoy private bubbly hot tubs and slope views like those at Chateaux DuMont or just have the convenience of walking to shops, restaurants, and the slopes like you’ll have when you stay in River Run Village.  Keystone is also known to be one of the most family friendly resorts, offering activities designed just for kids, such as Kidtopia Kidsfest, the Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, and every day fun with activities like ice skating, tubing, sledding, sleigh rides and more!  You’ll also have access to Keystone’s Epic Mix, which allows users to track their days, vertical feet, earn pins and even have free professional photos taken on the mountain to record EPIC experiences! Keystone really has something for everyone! Call one of our Vacation Planners today and have them help you find the perfect property for your next Keystone Colorado vacation!

*Please refer to the Snowcapped Booking page for all of the details.

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!

Fall is on the Way- A Great Time to Be in Keystone

Keystone is an amazing place to view Colorado’s Fall Colors!

A few of the leaves in Summit County have already started changing colors, meaning Fall is on it’s way.. and even better, that Winter will be here before we know it!  Fall is an incredible time to visit Keystone; the summer crowds have dwindled and it feels as if you have the whole resort to yourself.  Many of the restaurants in Summit County offer 2-for-1 deals, making it easy to enjoy a gourmet meal at just a fraction of the price you would normally pay.  The temperatures are cool, making it the ideal weather for hiking and biking.  Equipment shops start running fall sales to get rid of last year’s equipment, meaning you can receive savings up to 70% off on a new pair of skis, boots, googles, and other gear.  The quiet and relaxed atmosphere during the off season is a nice change from the normal hustle and bustle at the resort.  You can also visit some of the Fall themed events in Summit County, including Wine in the Pines, Oktoberfest, Fall for the Arts, Fall Fest and more.

Probably the biggest reason to come though is for the Colorado Fall Colors.  Keystone is home to Aspens which change to brilliant gold and orange hues, creating hills of gorgeous colors.  Although the exact dates cannot be predicted, typically September is the best month to view the colors.  There are numerous trails in the Keystone and Montezuma areas that offer superb color viewing opportunities, including the Peru Creek trail and Keystone Gulch area.  If you have never tried cross country mountain biking, it is a great way to cover alot of terrain and really submerse yourself in the beautiful scenery. There are many trails that are considered beginner level to get started on.  You can also ride your bike up one of the scenic passes such as Loveland or Hoosier.  Another way to view the colors is to take a scenic drive on one of the many beautiful roads in Summit County such as Montezuma Road, The Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway over Independence Pass, or the Copper Minturn Loop.

SummitCove is sticking with the 2-for-1 theme and offering A FREE Night, when you buy one night from September 10 until October 31st, at participating properties.  Experience the colors from the balcony view shown above at Expedition Station or be tucked away in the woods at Trapper’s Crossing Townhomes.  You can’t pass up these amazing prices during your Fall Color Viewing Tour!  Take a break from the city life and experience the brilliance and beauty of the Colorado wilderness during one of its most beautiful seasons!

How to Plan the Perfect Romantic Getaway Weekend in Keystone

So you are thinking of taking your special someone on a romantic getaway weekend in the mountains. Keystone offers fine dining, plenty of activities, incredible scenery and some beautiful properties to make your stay perfect.  Here’s a few tips to make it unforgettable!

1. Call for Help!  Our Vacation Planners know our properties inside and out, meaning they can help you find that cozy love nest you know your girlfriend or loved one will love and also give you a great deal.  Yes a private jacuzzi in the condo is do-able and of course you need a place that has incredible views.  Tell us your story and you will find that we are willing to go the extra mile for you, maybe you can even convince us to have a bottle of champagne waiting in your condo when you arrive.

2. Plan, but don’t over plan.  Sure the weekend will require some planning, booking a condo, making dinner reservations, etc. but you don’t want to OVER plan and leave no room for spontaneity. Maybe you decide last minute to stop and hike up that trail you just passed on your bikes or that you want to try horseback riding!  Make a few plans, but leave some free time so you have flexibility.

3. What to do?  Well every girl (and guy) is different and enjoy different things.  Does she love the outdoors?  How about a Ride the Pass bike tour down Vail Pass or a hike on Sapphire Point to take in incredible views? Rent a kayak on Lake Dillon or schedule a tee time at the Ranch or River golf courses.   Shopping Fanatic?  Visit the outlet malls in Silverthorne and she can shop til her hearts content. Other activities unique to the area are gondola rides, renting paddle boats on Keystone Lake, a show at the Lake Dillon Theatre CO, a trip to one of the local breweries or how about a couples massage at Serenity Spa or the Keystone Lodge & Spa.  The Lake Dillon Water Taxi offers  inexpensive rides on the Lake, perfect to enjoy the water and views.  Take a scenic drive up to Loveland Pass or Baldy Mountain in Breckenridge to take in the views.  There are also some more traditional activities such as the movie theater or bowling alley.

4. The secret to her heart is through the stomach!  Yes, a delicious dinner!  Prepare a candlelit dinner in the condo (or even order delivery!) with wine and candles or take her out for a nice, romantic dinner.  If you really want to blow her away, take her UP to the top of the mountain by scenic gondola ride to either the Alpenglow Stube or Der Fondue Chessel, where the views are just as amazing as the food.   Some other great Keystone restaurants include the Snake River Saloon, Wolf Rock Steakhouse and the Ski Tip Lodge.

5. Surprise her!  Sure it might be hard to surprise her with the trip itself, but make a point to add in a surprise or something special over the weekend.  Have flowers delivered to the room or pack supplies to make a quick breakfast in bed with fresh fruit, muffins, and mimosas.  The gesture can be small but the reaction will be big!

The most important thing is to have fun and stay true to yourself.  Don’t stress over making everything perfect… let the beautiful mountain scenery and our amazing staff help you with that and just roll with it.  Pick activities that you know you know she will enjoy, but don’t be afraid to try something new either.  Keystone is the perfect place to host a romantic mountain getaway!  Check out Riverbank Lodge 2903, which features beautiful slate floors, incredible views and a private jacuzzi or Lake Shore 1540 has amazing views of the Lake, both are great choices for a romantic retreat!

A Keystone Sunset

 

Liftopia Presents: The Mountain Collective Multi-Resort Pass

A foggy day at Keystone Resort

Four legendary ski areas are coming together under one extraordinary pass. Brought to you exclusively by Liftopia, the Mountain Collective is a ground-breaking collaboration between Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. Experience the ultimate winter with two free days at each mountain listed, plus each pass holder receives unlimited 50% off lift tickets. With the Mountain Collective, it’s now possible for passionate skiers and riders to claim thousands of vertical feet and chase ideal winter conditions across Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and California. Passes are on sale now for just $349 and $229 for children.

Want to ski or ride multiple resorts without having to travel far and wide, state to state or across the country?!  Keystone Resort is located in scenic Summit County, Colorado, which is home to SEVEN ski resorts within a 40 mile radius.  Purchase an EPIC Season Pass and receive unlimited access to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek- let’s not forget their west coast resorts Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. For $659, pass holders get unlimited access to all of these resorts- no blackout dates and in addition they receive 6 Ski with a Friend Passes.  Keystone Resort is centrally located in the middle of it all; just a short drive from Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, and with Vail and Beaver Creek just another 30 miles down the highway, it’s the perfect place to host your Colorado ski vacation!

The Bottle Shop in SummitCove Hosts ‘Third Thursdays’ with Free Wine Tastings

The Bottle Shop is a new boutique wine, beer and spirits store that opened earlier this year in the SummitCove neighborhood near Keystone Resort. The owners, Ben and Janesse Brown, have a chalkboard set up in the store so customers can make recommendations for wine or beer brands they’d like to see and they also offer a ‘make your own six-pack,’ so folks can take home a mix of their favorite brews. There is a big emphasis on local and Colorado brands across the whole spectrum of inventory. Brown says the prices are good: because the shop is located in unincorporated Summit County, it isn’t affected by additional town or resort taxes. The shop is mostly a wine and beer store; only 20 percent of the floor space is dedicated to liquor. It has nearly 200 wines to choose from — which the Browns picked out after consulting with a sommelier — and room for another 100 after community input starts rolling in.

The Bottle Shop proudly hosts ‘3rd Thursdays’ each month, in which visitors can sample wines, beers, and spirits from 4-7pm on the third Thursday of each month. The Bottle Shop partners with other community businesses to bring the properly paired garnish with your wine (think cheese, bread, and chocolate!). Third Thursdays will feature a local “somel-yeahs!” – community members sharing their “expert” views on the featured wine – either a new favorite or old friend.  It is a terrific time to gather as a community for some sublime wine and good company! The next Third Thursday will take place on August 16, 2012. If you are looking for a property nearby, check out the West Keystone area, which is just a little over a mile from The Bottle Shop.  Soda Springs 1917 or Pines 2136 are both available for rental in August- rent a bike and ride to the wine tasting!

Heading to the Bottle Shop?  Don’t forget your Key to Keystone Coupon BookSummitCove guests receive a 10% discount on any 1 item in the store when you present your coupon!

The Bottle Shop Hours:
Sunday – 1 -6 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 12 -9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 12 -10 p.m.

The Bottle Shop Location:
In the Summit Cove Neighborhood Center
40 Cove Boulevard, C-1
Dillon, CO 80435

Upcoming August Events in Keystone Colorado

Summer isn’t over in Keystone yet!  There are lots of great events still coming up in the last few months of the summer including some fun, FREE kids activities, free gondola rides, comedy shows, concerts, sales, painting classes and more! Don’t forget about all of the other fun things to do while you’re here, like Stand Up PaddleBoarding at Keystone Lake, Downhill Mountain Biking, Hiking, Dirt Biking, Golf, and horseback riding.  Thinking of staying the night while you are visiting Keystone?  You are sure to find a great deal with our summer lodging sales and be able to find that perfect property that suits you and your group best, whether you’re looking for a spectacular view, an outdoor pool for the kids, or even a gourmet kitchen! We have properties throughout Keystone, including Buffalo Lodge, Settler’s Creek, Lakeside Village and Ski Tip Townhomes.  Check out one of our favorite summertime properties, Lakeshore 1561 for amazing views of the lake and mountains!

Tuesdays, 8/7 & 8/14 2012
Kids Discovery Days

A great place for kids to run around, do some exploring, interact with other kids and have a ton of fun at this FREE event in Keystone! Discovery Days include a bounce house and either 2 face painters or 2 balloon artists, kids crafts, and other activities, along with the main act.  August 7 features Music For Kids- an interactive show with children’s singalong songs.  On August 14th catch a show from the animals and keepers from the Denver Zoo!  Stage performances will be from 11am – 11:45am.

Fridays, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31 2012
Friday Afternoon Club

There’s no better way to spend your Friday Afternoon!  Free gondola rides take you to the top of Dercum Mountain for an afternoon of live music, hiking, yard games, and spectacular views!

Here is the entertainment line-up for the rest of August:
August 10- Levi
August 17- Chancer’s Hooley
August 24- Luv Brothers
August 31- Luv Brothers

Friday, 8/10/2012
Kidtopia Kids Theater Presents- The Prince

On Friday mornings at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater, Keystone’s River Run Village hosts the Prince, put on by The Lake Dillon Theatre Company.  The Kingdom’s royal princes have all mysteriously gone missing. That is, all except Prince Herbert, often dubbed the most ineligible bachelor in the land. But when the awkward Herbert is given the humorously impossible task of serving as royal king-to-be to all the Kingdom’s princesses, he discovers his true self. Join us for this original family musical full of humor and heart as Prince Herbert and the entire kingdom discover that true nobility comes from deep within.
Named “Best Colorado Theatre West of Denver” by the Colorado Theatre Guild and “One of Colorado’s Top Ten Theatres Outside Denver” by the Denver Post, the Lake Dillon Theatre brings you a high-quality, high-energy, high-altitude musical performance you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $5 general admission for parents, children, and all guests and there are two performances at 10:30 & 12pm.

Saturday, 8/11/2012
Kidtopia Kidsfest

Bring your family and enjoy some FREE family fun!  Come experience a petting zoo, train rides, caricatures, face painters, balloon artists, crafts, mascots Olivia and Oliver, spin art, a kid’s show, bounce houses, DJ and a street entertainer for a day you won’t want to miss! On Saturday, don’t miss Paul Borrillo, performing his trivia game show that is fun and informative, showing at 12 pm, 1;30pm, and 2:30 pm on the main stage in the River Run Events Plaza.

Saturday, 8/11/2012
Comedy Night with Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew and Opener Matt Baca

Warren Station at Keystone hosts a comedy night that will leave you laughing out loud!  Join us in August as Warren Station at Keystone presents award-winning comedian Steve Mudflap McGrew. Enjoy drink specials and more. Stand up may not be suitable for kids.  Tickets can be purchased online or at the door- just $12 in advance!  Doors and drinks start at 7pm, with Matt Baca starting the laughs at 8pm.

About the Acts:
Steve Mudflap McGrew:
comedian Steve McGrew’s takes on the lighter side of life. Born in Tulsa, OK, but raised near the Houston area, McGrew began his career at the beginning of the 80’s, working as an editorial cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle during the day and performing standup at night, early on, he shared stages with comedians like Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison at Houston’s Comedy Workshop Club. After about five years, McGrew decided to concentrate on comedy full – time and quickly became a popular attraction around the South. From there he went on to appear on virtually every cable show devoted to standup comedy, including An Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy, and Comedy on the Road, among others. He also showed up on MTV, VH1, and TNN, as a finalist on Star Search, and on the Bob and Tom morning radio show.
Additionally, McGrew opened concerts for several rock and country artists, including Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Doobie Brothers, and The Beach Boys. As he grew more ambitious, McGrew put together a series of one-man shows – including a stage piece based on his experiences as a divorced father – that allowed him to explore different comic territory. McGrew made a string of recordings available on the Laughing Hyena label, and then switched to Uproar for his most widely distributed album to date, 1999’s Too Much Man for Just One Woman and Other Lies. http://www.myspace.com/stevemcgrew.

Matt Baca:
Matt Baca has established himself as a premiere stand-up comedian in the Denver comedy scene, performing in comedy clubs, corporations, and universities all over the United States. Matt draws from his experiences in education, the business world and travel to provide high-energy and character-driven observations. His comedy ranges from the intellectual to the slapstick, guaranteeing that there will be a topic for everyone to enjoy. www.mattbaca.com.
Matt draws from his experiences in education, the business world and travel to provide high-energy and character-driven observations.

Saturday, 8/11/2012
House of Walker Scotch Dinner at Alpenglow Stube

Hosted by Robert Sickler, Master of Whiskey for Johnnie Walker and the Classic Malts.  This special event had to be canceled this winter due to bad weather, so the Alpenglow Stube team are bringing it back on August 11, 2012. This is a fantastic deal, considering the very rare Johnnie Walker King George V whiskey samplings and the superb menu. Dinner starts at 7pm and costs just $125 per person. The dinner includes multiple whiskey tastings with every course, 6 in all, with a wood-fired Filet of Beef for the main course, and starters like oysters and an arugula goat cheese salad. Some of the dishes even incorporate the whiskeys into the sauces!

Thursday, 8/16/2012
Keystone Enduro Race Series #3
WHAT IS ENDURO? Enduro is a relatively new format which appears to have taken some inspiration from both car rally and motorbike enduro racing. Mountain bike enduro is essentially the competitive side of the mountain biking format often referred to today as “All-Mountain”. Due to this eclectic combination of attributes, enduro racing is increasingly recognized as the truest test of the all-round mountain biker. The Mass Start will take place on at the top of the Peru Chair (pleaser reference a Keystone Trail Map for directions). From there, participants will be required to climb (via bike) up the P-3 Trail. Once they have achieved the climb, a judge will mark the climb completed as the participant moves on to descend the mountain on a course of their choosing. All participants must stay to a maintained Keystone Resort Trail as they descend. The Race finish line is indicated with signage and a chalk line at the base of River Run Face, adjacent to the Summit Express Lift and at the South end of the Pedestrian Bridge. Races start at 6pm and are categorized between Men & Women, with the top 3 from each group be awarded with cash prizes.

Friday, 8/17/2012
Keystone Ascent Race Series #3
The Mass Start will take place on River Run Road, directly North of the Keystone Sports Sprung Tent. From there, a Neutral Start will ride to East Keystone Road continuing on to Jack Straw Road to the Summit of Dercum mountain, continuing to the North East side of the Summit House and wrapping around the North West side of the Summit house. The Race finish line is indicated with signage and a chalk line. WHAT IS ASCENT? An Ascent Race is an uphill race against the clock (also referred to as “the race of truth”). Winning depends only on each rider’s strength and endurance, and not on help provided by team-mates and others riding ahead and creating a slipstream. Starting times are at equal intervals, usually one or two minutes apart. The rider with the fastest time is declared the winner. Race starts at 6pm.

Saturday, 8/18/2012
River Run Rocks! Free Concert

River Run Rocks Concert Series featuring Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce. These fun events will get your feet moving while you soak up the gorgeous views of Keystone and enjoy perfect mountain weather. Set right in the River Run Village Plaza, the series features food and drink specials, plus prime seating on the decks of Wolf Rock, 9280’ TapHouse and Luigi’s.

About the band: McNally has toured and done shows with Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, John Mellencamp, Charlie Sexton, Son Volt, Ryan Adams, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Derek Trucks, Rail Road Earth, Rufus Wainwright, Levon Helm and Lou Reed. She has appeared on NPR, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Mountain Stage and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Her voice has appeared on recordings by Jim Dickinson, Mac Rebennack, John Hiatt, Rufus Wainwright, Hal Wilner, Wardell Quezergue and Son Volt among others.

Saturday, 8/18/2012
Extasis Tango Quartet

A riveting journey into the vast and powerful music of Argentine Tango, featuring a classic “orquesta tipica” in the intimate setting at Warren Station in River Run Village.  This Argentine tango ensemble Extasis was founded in Colorado by bandoneonist Evan Orman and violinist Erin Furbee. In 1999, the ensemble received a grant from Tango Colorado, which allowed them to study tango music in Buenos Aires. Their shared interests in popular Argentine music, and especially that of the innovative compositions of Astor Piazzolla, hold considerable influence on their highly energetic, fiery poetic style. The event will have a cash bar and tickets can be purchased at the door; $15 adults, kids under 5 are free. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 8/25/2012
Canvas and Cocktails
Looking for a way to explore your artistic side but don’t know where to start? Want a fun night out that is new and exciting? Canvas and Cocktails is an upbeat creative class for both the artistic and not so artistic. Come learn the basics of acrylic painting while enjoying the company of friends. Not artistic? A little nervous? Don’t worry- an instructor will guide you through step by step recreating the featured nights painting. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. By the
end of the night you will be amazed at the artwork you have created- there’s no experience required! Drinks are not included in ticket price but drink specials will be available! Items included with the ticket purchase for the night are the instruction, canvas, brushes and paint.  Tickets are $41.99 in advance and $45 at the door, doors open at 6pm.

Friday, 8/31 – 9/2 2012
Merchant Tent Sale
It’s time to go shopping!  The River Run Tent Sale is here.  Don’t miss out on great bargains and prices from Gorsuch, Kidz Cabin, Christy Sports, Keystone Sports, Rock’n R Ranch and Shirt Off my Back.  It’s the perfect time to buy your gifts for the entire family…. get your Christmas shopping done early!

Frothy Brews, Delicious Home Cooking, and Live Bluegrass Happening This Weekend in Keystone at the Bluegrass and Beer Festival! Don’t Miss Oakhurst and The Farewell Drifters, Kicking Things Off Tonight at Warren Station

The 16th Annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival is this weekend, with a kick-off party tonight at Warren Station! Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters will be setting the stage for a weekend full of fun and live music, starting tonight at 8pm at Warren Station in Keystone. Tickets are just $10 at the door. If you haven’t purchased your Beer Tasting Passes be sure to visit HERE to take part in one of the longest running beer festivals in Colorado! With over 25 breweries, offering several beers from their portfolios, including New Belgium, Dillon Dam, Grand Teton, Renegade and more, you are sure to find some new favorites as well as enjoy the classics! This is one of the most popular summer festivals in Keystone- nothing beats the fresh mountain air, amazing views, fresh beer tasting and live music, all right here in Keystone! Stay in one of our River Run Village Condos to be right in the middle of the action!

SummitCove has just a few properties still available for this weekend- call us today to get the best deal on River Run Lodging to be in the heart of all the action!  There will be activities in Keystone for the kids all weekend as well including arts & crafts, musical instrument lessons, the Keystone rock climbing wall, and a mini golf course all within the River Run Village area. The weather forecast looks great with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s all weekend- it’s shaping up to be a spectacular weekend to be in Keystone!

Bluegrass and Beer Festival in Keystone