The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident with Pert’ Near Sandstone will be playing at Keystone’s Warren Station on Friday, March 14th.
The band hails from Nashville, Tennessee, comprised of three sons of the Bluegrass legend, Del McCoury as well as a few other members. The band has played with other legends such as the Allman Brothers, Warren Haynes, Yonder Mountain String Band and Phish! These unique live collaborations are truly where the band really shines, deemed as one of the best bluegrass bands in the world by both critics and musicians across the United States.
Don’t miss this great live performance happening in Keystone, Colorado on Friday, March 14th. The doors open at 8 pm and the music starts at 9 pm. Tickets to the show can be purchased here in advance online for $25 or buy them at the door for $30.
Keystone has received a foot of snow over the past week, allowing the Resort to open up some new terrain today! Sections of North Peak are now open for shredding, including The Last Alamo, Mozart Flats, and Prospector with the Ruby Express and Santiago Lifts running on the Peak. There are currently 308 acres of terrain to explore and 21 runs open at Keystone Resort. Night Skiing is going on until 8pm all weekend and ’til 6pm on Sunday, giving you almost 12 hours of skiing and riding time. Snow is in the forecast for the entire weekend, setting us up for some great skiing over the upcoming Holidays! If you are looking to get away for your Christmas Break this year, be sure to check out the Holiday Events Calendar. There is so much to do in Keystone over the Holidays. Take your family to visit the Chocolate Village at the Lodge & Spa, explore the Kidtopia Snowfort, attend Holiday concerts, go ice skating, and awe at the beauty of lights with Keystone Aglow. SummitCove is currently offering some spectacular deals on lodging; check out our 12 Days of Keystone Sale, where each day features a new deal on Keystone Lodging.
According to the Mayan Calendars, the end of the world is predicted to come down December 21, 2012. Popular musician, Keller Williams is throwing an ‘End of the World’ celebration right here in Keystone for 2 nights on December 21 & 22. Williams is known as a ‘master of acoustic guitar’ and has teamed up with many different artists over the years since his first album back in 1994.
Join Keller Williams and his Compadres at Warren Station in Keystone, Colorado on December 21st and 22nd for two nights of fun. The first night will feature Keller, Billy Nershi and Keith Moseley picking bluegrass, as well as a Keller solo set. On the second night, experience the funky grooves of Keller, Kyle Hollingsworth, Keith Moseley and Dave Watts along with a solo set from Keller.
Tickets for the event are $30 for solo nights or $50 in advance for both nights. Book a condo in River Run Village, such as Jackpine Lodge, Dakota Lodge, or Silver Mill Condos to be close to the shows, along with restaurants, bars, and the ski slopes at Keystone Resort!
When spending time with family, it can often be hard to find something that everyone enjoys, but Keystone is one of the most family oriented resorts around and has some fun activities that everyone will love! Here are a few of our top picks to keep any family busy during this holiday week.
Top 5 Thanksgiving Week Activities for Whole Family
1. Early Morning Pow-Pow Sessions.
Get up, get out early and make the most of the amazing early season snow here we get at Keystone Resort! Be sure to warm up with a hot chocolate (or hot toddy) at LaBonte’s Cabin or Summit House on Dercum Mountain.
2. Scenic Gondola Ride for the Whole Family The gondola in Keystone features a scenic ride up to 11,640 feet, where the you’ll experience amazing views of Lake Dillon, the 10-mile range, and even Breckenridge Ski Resort. This is a great option for families with kids too young to get out on the mountain or anyone not interested in strapping on a pair of skis. At the top grab lunch and hot chocolate at the Summit House or enjoy a beer in an Adirondack chair.
3. Ice Skating.
Keystone boasts the largest, Zamboni maintained ice rink in North America! There is also a 2nd rink located at Dercum Square in River Run Village. Do some twirls or skate under the stars, this is an experience you’ll never forget!
4. Cruising River Run Village.
Great shops, coffee, food, apres ski specials and people watching, really something to satisfy everyone.
5. Explore the Snow Fort!
Everyone loves a winter wonderland, and nothing says it more than a life sized snow fort at the top of the mountain! Have a snowball fight or play hide and go seek!
Step into a world of glitz and glamour and strike a pose on the red carpet at this year’s Hollywood-themed 29th Annual Wine in the Pines at Keystone Resort on October 19 & 20. This year will feature over 500 international wines, gourmet cuisine, live music, entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. If you love an excuse to dress up and enjoy a fancy evening, while supporting a great cause, this is the event for you! Proceeds from the event benefit the CP of Colorado’s Employment Works program, which helps thousands of people with disabilities each year. Tickets are $100 in advance, purchase online or in person at Dillon Ridge Liquors and the Keystone Activity Center or pay $125 at the door. SummitCove is currently offering Buy 1 Night Get, Get 1 Night Free in select Keystone Condos during this event, some restrictions may apply.
Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin MOONLIGHT Dinner Events
Arapahoe Basin has recently announced its Moonlight Dinner Series calendar for the 2012-13 season. Held on Saturdays during the full moon cycle, these dinners allow A-Basin guests to experience the mountain in an intimate yet social evening setting, while also enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors under the full moon. Executive Chef Christopher Rybak brings years of culinary experience and a passion for innovation to the Moonlight Dinner Series at Black Mountain Lodge. The classically-trained chef gathers inspiration from several regions of the world for these dinners, and puts his own “A-Basin” spin on traditional flavors. “I love holding these Moonlight Dinners because they challenge me to evolve my culinary creativity,” said Rybak, who also serves as the Food and Beverage Director for all on-mountain dining options.
Please note that because Chef Rybak focuses on sourcing local and sustainable ingredients, these menus are subject to change. These events are an extremely unique experience and always sell-out, sometimes months in advance, so if you’d like to participate in any of the dinners, we recommend making your reservations now! For more information or to make reservations, please call 888-ARAPAHOE or visit them online.
Randonnee Dinner – November 24, 2012
Strap on your skins and head up the hill to Black Mountain Lodge for our “Night in Bavaria” Randonee Dinner. This evening starts under the full moon with a warming aperitif then continues with our hors d’oeuvres buffet of European grilled sausages, air-dried meats and cheeses, and hearth-baked breads. Enjoy the sights and scents of the Alps with our Bavarian Buffet featuring whole-roasted hog with sauerkraut and dumplings, as well as a buffet of traditional foods spanning several cultures and nations. Save your appetite for our desserts before you embark on your moonlight ski down the mountain.
This is not a lift-serviced event. Adult (Ages 13+) $69 plus tax, gratuity included. Cash bar.
Ring in 2013 with Arapahoe Basin’s New Year’s Eve Celebration! – December 31 , 2012
Ride the Black Mountain Express for a night of celebration to send 2012 off in style. Start the evening with a complimentary cordial while you warm. Then, dive into our iced seafood assortment including shrimp, scallops and oysters. Move on to our Grande Buffet featuring Colorado Angus Beef, Colorado Stripe Bass and Lobster Rouladen. The buffet will also provide a variety of soups, salads, and all the extras to make this a memorable night at 11,500’. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with New York at 10 p.m. with a glass of champagne and party favors along with chocolate-covered strawberries and tasty sweet bites to end the evening.
This is a lift-serviced only event. Adult (Ages 13+) $95 plus tax, gratuity included. Cash bar.
A Night in Spain – January 26, 2013
During this full moon, we will be enjoying another night of Spanish-themed cuisine. Heavily influenced by the cooking styles and foods of the Mediterranean, this dinner is not to be missed! A fusion of flavors and textures from tapas, entrees, soups, salads and desserts will be on the menu. Cost is $82 per person, gratuity included. This is a lift-serviced event, but feel free to bring your snowshoes and end the night with a moonlight snowshoe down the mountain.
Adult (Ages 13+) $82 plus tax, gratuity included. Cash bar.
A Night in France – February 23, 2013
If you missed the last one, here’s your chance to experience a “Night in France”! The aromas and flavors will take you on a stroll from the streets of Paris through the gardens of Versailles on this culinary trip. Start your night with a warming cordial and then help yourself to a variety of French-themed appetizers, entrees and desserts. The cost is $82 per person, gratuity included. This is a lift-serviced event, but feel free to bring your snowshoes and end the night with a moonlight snowshoe down the mountain.
Adult (Ages 13+) $82 plus tax, gratuity included. Cash bar.
A Night in Scandinavia – March 23, 2013
Join us for our first full moon Night in Scandinavia. Savor the smells and tastes of Norway, Sweden, Finland and more. A night like this would not be complete without a taste of Aquavit to warm you up. The smorgasbord includes smoked fish, reindeer or elk, sides and a collection of desserts from Scandinavia. The cost is $82 per person, gratuity included. This is a lift-serviced event, but feel free to bring your snowshoes and end the night with a moonlight snowshoe down the mountain.
Adult (Ages 13+) $82 plus tax, gratuity included. Cash bar.
A Night in Italy – April 20, 2013
Back by popular demand – another Italian dinner under the full moon! This is an evening that channels Italian passions for food, wine and great friends. This year will take you through the Italian countryside, featuring antipasti, salads, traditional pasta dishes and, of course, a collection of desserts. The cost is $82 per person, gratuity included. This is a lift-serviced event, but feel free to bring your snowshoes and end the night with a moonlight snowshoe down the mountain.
Adult (Ages 13+) $82 plus tax, gratuity included. Cash bar.
Fall is quickly coming, the leaves in Keystone have already started turning, and one of the first things that comes to mind for the fall season (after football) is… Oktoberfest! The River Run Rocks! Concert series is putting their own twist on Oktoberfest this year, with ROCKtoberfest, going on tomorrow afternoon in River Run Village. This event is the perfect Fall kickoff, featuring live music, delicious food, and of course BEER! The music is free and kicks off at 2pm featuring tunes from Redline Radio, Musketeer Gripweed, and even polka music to get into the ROCKtoberfest spirit. Redline Radio is a high energy, top-40 cover band from Denver, consisting of 5 members jamming out on a variety of instruments, including electric guitar, bass, drums, keys and harmonica. Musketeer Gripweed hails from the Fort Collins music scene, self-described as an “American Revival Stomp Shake Ass Holla” band, they are sure to get you up on your feet, moving and shaking! The festival and music run until 7pm and can be followed up with dinner or drinks at one of the many restaurants located within the village, including the Kickapoo Tavern and Wolf Rock Steakhouse. Book a condo in Silver Mill or Arapahoe Lodge and experience ultimate convenience by walking to the event from your condo! Call one of our Vacation Planners to reserve at a great, discounted price!
Other activities to try while you are visiting Keystone include Downhill Mountain Biking, Golfing, Hiking, and enjoying the amazing fall colors that are starting to change the hillsides to brilliant orange, yellow, and red hues! This is a great time to visit Keystone Resort Colorado!
Piggybacking off of the popular ‘Taste of Colorado’ Festival in Denver, The Taste of Keystone has become a well-known and long standing tradition in Keystone and is sure to impress any ‘foodie’. This year the event is in it’s 24th year and is taking place tomorrow, September 2nd in Keystone’s Lakeside Village. The Labor Day Weekend event features live music and amazing food tastings from some of the best restaurants in the country, all based right here in Keystone Resort Colorado. Participating food vendors include Bighorn Steakhouse, Alpenglow Stube, Black Bear Grill, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, Keystone Summit House, pastry chef Ned Archibald, Edgewater Café, Pizza on the Plaza, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Keystone Adventure Center, and Dos Locos. You can expect a nice variety of scrumptious tastings all afternoon at the event. Tickets are just a dollar each and the dishes typically range from just two to five tickets. Examples of the cuisine include the Ski Tip’s char-grilled tiger shrimp with avocado, Olathe corn salsa, cherry tomato and crème fraiche. There’s no better way to grab a taste of the good life!
There will also be a silent auction going on throughout the day, concluding at 2:30 p.m. with the winners announced at 3pm. Proceeds from the auction go to help support Summit County’s Mountain Mentors Program (www.summitcares.org). Tastings and live music, featuring the ever-popular WhiteWater Ramble, begin at 11 a.m on Sunday and run until 3pm. The event is billed as zero waste, meaning all plates, cups and utensils are biodegradable and recycling containers will be available throughout the venue.
Other activities happening in Keystone this weekend include the River Run Merchant’s Tent Sale, featuring huge discounts on both summer and winter items from retailers such as Gorsuch, Christy Sports, Keystone Sports, Kidz Cabin and more. Other resort activities include hiking, mountain biking, paddle boating, stand-up paddleboarding, and golf.
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.
What do you have planned for your long weekend over Labor Day? How about one last getaway with the kids before the back to school grind? Or an inexpensive, yet romantic getaway weekend with your special someone? Keystone is just a short 70 minute drive from Denver and is the perfect place to go for a quick mountain escape. There is plenty to do here whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, love shopping or are just looking to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. We have properties to fit any size group and Vacation Planners that can help you find that perfect property, whether you want a romantic love nest or a spacious home for your entire family. Spend 2 nights in Keystone over Labor Day Weekend & get your 3rd night free!
Over Labor Day Weekend, culinary lovers can satisfy their taste-buds at the Taste of Keystone Culinary Outdoor Food Festival. The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine, from restaurants like the Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, and The Bighorn Steakhouse without having to break the bank. Sample the finest foods and enjoy specialty wines along the shores of Keystone Lake. Stay at a property in Lakeside Village and walk to the event!
For the shopping lovers and deal hounds, the Merchant Tent Sale will be going on all weekend. This is a great time to get your holiday shopping done early or get some new ski equipment at up to 70% off! 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.
This will also be the last weekend for FREE gondola rides during the Friday Afternoon Club, with live music, food, and yard games at the top of Dercum Mountain. If you’ve never seen the views from the top during the summer, you won’t want to pass it up. With amazing panoramic views of Lake Dillon, Breckenridge and the surrounding mountains, it is a great spot to hike around or just enjoy a beer with a view in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs in the sunshine. Friday, August 31st features live music from the The Luv Brothers, at the top of Dercum Mountain. Saturday the 1st is your last chance for twilight riding in the Keystone Bike Park. The final closing day of downhill mountain biking is September 16th. Other activities at Keystone include hiking, biking, golf, and horseback riding. Enjoy one last summer vacation before the snow falls!