Blades and Bluegrass at Keystone Ice Rink

This Wednesday, take part in a night of fun ice skating, live bluegrass music and pond hockey at the ‘Blades and Bluegrass’ event at Keystone’s Lakeside Village Ice Rink.  Iron Horse, a bluegrass cover band from Killen, Alabama, will be rocking out some of their best original covers from bands like Modest Mouse, Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin, The Shins, Metallica and Hank Williams.  Skate around and dance on ice, enjoy a cold (or hot!) beverage or take part in the Pond Hockey Tournament.  There will even be a mechanical bull on-site for adventure seekers!  This should be a fun filled evening, appropriate for all ages.  Added bonus: if you are staying in Lake Shore, Montezuma or Lakeside Condos, you should be able to hear the music right from your balcony!

Schedule of Events:

4:00pm – 7:00pm Music by Iron Horse
4:00pm – 4:30pm Pond Hockey Check-In
4:30pm – 7:00pm Pond Hockey Tournament!

Tournament Info:  Pond hockey games will be 5 vs 5.  There will be two rinks set up on the lake.  It will be a single elimination tournament with 4 teams.  If we get a strong registration response, we may increase the number of teams.

Registration Info:  Registration is $5 per person.  It includes entry fee, a beer, and a long sleeve logo tee.  Be sure to register early while there is still availability!  You can register as an entire team or as an individual (teams can be from 5 to 10 players max).  If you register as an individual, you will be assigned to a team. 

Reserve a Table at Dancing with the Mountain Stars in Keystone

Dancing with the Mountain Stars is 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.

 

Dancing with Mountain Stars in Keystone on September 29, 2012

First Real Snow in Keystone!

Today staff at the Keystone office traveled to work  under cloudy skies and depressing rain. But shortly after starting their day, they looked out the window to see something amazing….snow! Big,  beautiful, wet flakes falling from the sky. It’s the first accumulating snow to fall at this altitude and it was a beautiful sight. Everyday the surrounding mountains are looking whiter and whiter. Unfortunately, shortly after it started, the snow stopped and the sun came out. But up in Montezuma they accumulated several inches and mountain top web cam images, from Keystone, are looking pretty promising as well. So keep doing your snow dances and hopefully we will be reporting significant snowfall in the near future!

 

Reservations and Guest Services Agent, Caleb was rather excited about the snow!

 

Interesting Places

If you drive past River Run Village in Keystone and bear right where the road forks to go over Loveland Pass ( route 6 east), you will find yourself on Montezuma Road.

Montezuma Road

Follow this road for approximately six miles and you will come into the eclectic town of Montezuma, which had been listed as one of Colorado’s top scenic places by “John Fielder’s Best of Colorado”. According to the Summit County historical society, Montezuma was founded in 1865 following the discovery of silver in nearby Argentine Pass. To this day many of the old mine shafts and buildings still remain, and it is awesome to take a drive up to this old mining town on a nice sunny day.

Welcome to Montezuma

On top of that there is a plethora of trails in Montezuma. Where you can do everything from hiking, backpacking, four-wheeling, backcountry skiing and hunting. Two of the most popular are Saints John Road and Webster Pass. Saints John is just off main street in Montezuma, and is known for it’s old mining cabins. Webster Pass is a popular four-wheeling and backpacking trip. For more information on these trails go to, dillonrangerdistrict.com. However, be sure too prepare before you go, all the roads past the center of Montezuma are dirt and unmaintained, four-wheel drive is definitely recommended. And of course it is hunting season, so make sure you are wearing bright colors if you are going to be in the woods.

So many trails to pick from

Finally, be sure to keep checking SummitCove.com, as we have recently acquired a property in Montezuma perfect for an adventurous getaway!