Win a Season Ski Pass at 1 of 4 Different Colorado Ski Resorts!

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you will be entered to win 1 of the following 4 season passes: Vail Resorts Epic Pass, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, or Loveland Ski Resort.

You can purchase raffle tickets at any Alpine Bank or First Bank in Summit County, as well as the Dillon Ridge Liquor Store, for just $2 each or get 6 tickets for $10. The drawing will take place at the Frisco Senior Center on Tuesday, October 20th at 8 am. All of the proceeds from the ticket sales will help fund Scholarships at Summit High School for graduating seniors. If you are unable to make the drawing in person, they will contact all winners via email and telephone.

The Optimist Club has been providing a great service here in Summit County for over 41 years. This club has many different projects going on around the County that all share one similar objective; making sure our youth has the necessary tools to lead a successful and happy life. If you are interested in winning one of these amazing ski passes while also benefiting a great cause, this is your chance!

Written By: Patrick Foley

Accurate Forecast in Keystone!

Well, as predicted we did get some more snow today, at least a good two inches! And it is supposed to snow on and off for the rest of the week. Making things look great for the weekend…have you booked your reservation yet?

With all this early season snow, it is looking like it is going to be a snowy season! Have you considered a season pass? It is a super cost-effective way to enjoy your time on the slopes. We just got word that Colorado Pass sales have been extended until November 21. For $479 you get unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge. As well as 10 restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek, and 5 restricted days at Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe. It’s a great alternative for folks who plan to spend the majority of their days in Summit County, and a lot cheaper than the Epic Pass. Go to for more details and to learn where you can purchase this pass.

Views of a snowy River Run from outside Lone Eagle

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!


The School of Shred at Keystone

Vail Resorts is always coming up with great programs to get you and your family out on the slopes. The School of Shred Program is a great one for Colorado residents. Families with children in 5th and 6th grade will be especially interested in this program. Because Vail Resorts is providing four FREE days of skiing or riding, for qualifying students, at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin this winter.

Do you have kids that have never been on the slopes before? Vail Resorts has got you covered; because they are also providing a free lesson and rental gear (specific dates apply). It’s a great way to get your kids out there and then keep them on the slopes this season.

So how do you get this pass? Go to one of the participating front range locations , with your child’s 5th or 6th  grade report card, by November 7, 2010. Click here to find participating locations. Then reserve your child’s free lesson at Keystone by calling 970.496.4170. While you are at it, book a property close to Keystone’s ski school. Jack Pine and Black Bear condos in River Run Village are a great option. Be sure to take advantage of this great deal and we will see you on the slopes!

Keystone Season Passes – Make Sure You Have Your Own

If you think you can pass your sister’s season pass of as your own, think again.  The resort is on the lookout for people who might be tempted to borrow a pass.   According to 9 news, a woman who attempted to ski for free this week by using her boyfriend’s pass was arrested for “theft of over $500 and criminal impersonation.”  She does deserve credit for creativity.  When confronted about the borrowed pass, she confessed that she was going through a sex change operation.  After the sheriff’s office contacted her parents, who were shocked to hear the news about their son, she admitted that she borrowed her boyfriend’s pass, but didn’t want him to get in trouble.  After court and attorney’s fees, she is really going to wish she had just paid for the lift ticket!

Vail Resorts Just Extended Colorado Pass Sales!

Initially Colorado Pass sales were scheduled to end on 11/15/09.  They have extended sales until Nov. 22.  If you have not bought your season pass, you get a second chance!  This winter is already off to a great start with big snowstorms.  Five days of skiing makes the pass worth it!  This year, you can purchase the Summit pass and Epic pass online, so you no longer need to be physically present to purchase.