Summit County & Surrounding Area Ski Resorts ‘COO Breakfast’ at Keystone Resort on October 2, 2017

Each fall in Summit County, the Summit Chamber holds a community breakfast to kick off ski season, inviting the local ski resorts’ Chief Operating Officers to come out and get everyone ready for the upcoming ski season.  The general public, as well as industry businesses, officials and leaders are all invited to this fun event each year.  Tickets range from $55 to $75 and it tends to sell out very quickly! Your ticket includes breakfast and a goody bag full of great stuff! This year the event is being hosted right here in Keystone at the Conference Center. SummitCove Lodging is offering 25% off all lodging for anyone attending the event.  Since it starts bright and early at 7:30 am, it might be a good idea to just stay the night in Keystone, or the whole weekend and check out the fall colors! Stay at a Lakeside Village condo to be within walking distance of the conference center. Enter code ‘COO’ when booking your reservation online.

Keystone Conference Center

Arrive in the morning to the Keystone Conference Center and find yourself a seat.  Then head to the stacked breakfast buffet and fill your plate with scrambled eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, bacon, bagels, cream cheese…. maybe stop there! Wake up with a fresh cup of coffee and walk around to check out the various vendors and get your share of free schwag items and information!  There is also a silent auction with all sorts of great prizes related to the snow world that you can place a bid on, ranging from season ski passes, lift tickets, CAT Skiing trips, skis, snow gear, dinner vouchers and all sorts of other great stuff.

 

Head back to your seat to settle in to hear from 5 local resort COO’s as they speak about the season to come and what we can all expect from the ski resorts.  Most of the resorts prepare a fun video that really gets everyone pumped up for ski season (cue chills here and powder dances!)  They talk about improvements that have been made and things that they are working on or may be coming down the line, both for the summer and winter seasons.  This is a great way to stay up to date on what’s happening at your favorite mountain resorts!

 

This year’s main event is Keynote Speaker, Auden Schendler, Board Chair of Protect Our Winters and Vice President of Aspen SkiCO.  He is scheduled to speak on some important and hot topics, like the potential impacts of climate change on the overall winter experience for ski resorts and what how people can participate to promote positive change. He will also describe the partnerships between the various ski areas ski areas, and POW.

 

Tickets will be going on sale, so be sure to watch out before they are sold out! This is a very fun event as well as very informational for everyone involved in the ski resort industry in Summit County area as well as throughout Colorado. Don’t miss the annual COO Summit Chamber Breakfast on Monday, October 2, 2017!

 

New Colorado Brewery to Open in Silverthorne: The Bakers’ Brewery

This Thanksgiving, another brewery will join the ranks of the Colorado Craft Breweries, making The Bakers’ Brewery the sixth brewery in Summit County! Co-founder Cory Forster, former head brewery for Dillon Dam Brewery, is setting up shop in what used to be Village Inn in Silverthorne. Located just off of I-70, the new brewpub is at a great location for grabbing a healthy breakfast before hitting the slopes or a hearty après brew to the finish off the day. The Bakers’ Brewery will use fresh and local ingredients to deliver excellent food to their customers along with, what is sure to be, exceptional craft beers.  The plan is to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as offer on-the-go options from the deli counter- perfect to take along in a backpack on your next hike or day on the slopes.  They are excited to focus the food around their fresh homemade breads, soups, and sausages. 

In addition to their commitment to providing quality food and beer, The Bakers’ Brewery is dedicated to expand the knowledge of beer and brewing in the county. A small tap will serve a rotating selection of local home brewer’s beers. With a staff dedicated to the craft beer industry, their goal is to encourage interest in home brewing to a larger community. Forster hopes to offer classes in the future, to aid those interested in learning more about craft beer.

With brilliant views of Buffalo Mountain and a cozy cabin vibe, The Bakers’ Brewery will definitely be worth the visit this ski season. To check out their progress and stay updated on the exact date of their Grand Opening, visit their website at www.thebakersbrewery.com.

North Peak Opened Today!

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. 

Keller Williams Coming to Keystone!

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! 

Spend Thanksgiving in Keystone This Year

If you are looking for the perfect place to host a family gathering for Thanksgiving this year, you might want to consider a family ski vacation at Keystone Resort!  Keystone boasts all sorts of fun activities that everyone in your family can enjoy, including snow-tubing, skiing, sledding, shopping and more.  Your kids will love horsing around in the pools and hot tubs, along with making snowmen and playing in the snow!  For the Black Friday shopping fanatics, the Silverthorne Outlet Malls are just 10 minutes away, along with a Target, Wal-Mart, and multiple shops right here in River Run Village. 

SummitCove Vacation Lodging has properties of all sizes to accommodate your family, whether you all want to be under one roof if one of our spectacular private homes or town homes or have some space in separate condos within the same building.  Most of our properties have full sized kitchens stocked with everything you need to make that famous turkey dinner that everyone has been looking forward to all year.  If you aren’t interested in cooking while on vacation, Keystone has some really amazing and unique dining options to make your Thanksgiving meal truly memorable. Visit the Der Fondue Chessel or Alpenglow Stube and enjoy a night of fine dining at 11,444 feet when you arrive by gondola or dine in an old stagecoach at the Ski Tip Lodge. You can also leave the meal planning to the professionals and have meals delivered right to your vacation rental property through services like Peak Provisions. 

Keystone is the perfect place to get your entire family together, especially those that you might not see often enough, and really enjoy each others company.  You will have fun doing things together like playing board games, sitting by the firepit making s’mores, enjoying cooking delicious meals, watching football, getting fresh tracks on the mountain, and soaking in the hot tubs.  And don’t forget- night skiing at Keystone Resort starts on Wednesday, November 21st! Make this Thanksgiving one that your family will never forget and book your Thanksgiving Vacation in Keystone today!

 

Moonlight Dinners Announced at Arapahoe Basin

 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.

CampExperience Coming to Keystone Resort

Need a little inspiration in your life?  CampExperience inspires education, provides unbelievable networking and was created for women interested in building their lives, careers and connections.  Attendees are a mix of business owners, entrepreneurs, business leaders, corporate women and active moms that that are looking for community connections and personal growth.

This 3 day women’s “camp” is held every October in Keystone, Colorado and is not exactly roughing it.  Yoga and zumba classes in the morning, delicious catered meals throughout the day, keynote speakers, professional development workshops, crafts and other fun activities and networking events are all part of the amazing CampExperience.  You can also stay with SummitCove at one of our properties near the conference center for the best lodging deal in Keystone – check out available properties here!

CampExperience motto is we are “women who have, helping women who need.”  Every year CampExperience chooses charity partners that split 100% of their on-site charity “Bow-tique” shopping and personal services donations as well as generation donations and money.  They believe that each of us have the ability to make a difference for others, and that this positive impact is multiplied as we work together with other women.

Betsy Wiersma is the founder of CampExperience which has been running since 2006.  Betsy is an award-winning special event producer, international speaker and serial entrepreneur specializing in WOW!  She is a social entrepreneur who invented CampExperience to bring together amazing women and support homeless women and children.  Betsy will be the keynote dinner speaker on Saturday from 6:30 – 8:00pm.

So if you are looking for a little inspiration, networking, or education CampExperience is the place to be!  Check out their website at www.campexperience.com

‘Marry Me a Little’ Now Showing at Lake Dillon Theatre Company

Marry Me a Little Playing at the Lake Dillon Theatre CO

For anyone who has never been to the Lake Dillon Theatre CO in Dillon, CO, it is certainly worth the visit at least once while you are visiting Keystone, Colorado.  The theare is a very small, intimate venue that completely involves its audiences and offers a wide variety of fun and interesting shows throughout the year.  Every night is unique and offers cultural experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in the high country! Currently playing at the LDTC is ‘Marry Me a Little’, showing now until September 23rd.  “This romantic musical romp tells the serendipitous tale of two lonesome lovers through the music of famed composer Stephen Sondheim. The two express their feelings, both bright and bitter, on relationships and the never-ending dream of finding true love, without ever knowing they are one floor apart in the same apartment building!”

Marry Me a Little is a treasure trove of musical gems, each unique enough to stand on their own, but together they weave and overlap to make an evening of unforgettable musical theatre.  The show is recommended for all ages, so don’t hesitate to bring the entire family to this fun event.  Why see a movie when you can see the real thing?!

Purchase Tickets Here

Weekday Performances (Tues, Wed, Thur) @ 6:30 PM – $29.00

Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 PM and Sunday @6:30 PM – $32.00

Student Price (with valid student ID)- $27.00

 

River Run Village ROCKtoberfest Tomorrow

Fall Colors in River Run Village

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!

 

 

 

 

Volunteer for Homestead Trail Restoration Project in Keystone

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will be hosting a weekend-long trail project at the Keystone Homestead on September 15 & 16.  Volunteers of the project will be working to help alleviate drainage issues at the historic Keystone Homestead, which is currently used by Keystone Resort for its dinner sleigh and wagon rides, along with other recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding.  The weekend includes fun and rewarding trail work, youth activities, live music, free camping and meals, along with the chance to meet other locals and volunteers.

Keystone’s trail system, with views of the Continental Divide and Ten Mile Range, is described by hikers and mountain bikers as “world class.” The popular trails typically have more than 100 daily visitors during the summer months. High traffic and water have caused significant damage to several trails. The weekend project will focus on restoring damaged trails that originate at the historic Keystone Homestead and continue onto National Forest land.   If you have ever used the trails in Summit County, this is a great way to give back and show your support for our great trail system.

Volunteers are invited to join one or both days of this service weekend. 100 volunteers are needed each day.  Free camping will be available at Keystone Homestead on Friday and Saturday nights and free meals will be provided for registered volunteers starting at breakfast Saturday morning through Sunday lunch. Local musician, Randall McKinnon, will be performing live on Saturday evening.  While adults 13 and older work on the Tower Trail, younger children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in the Young Stewards Program, which will include environmental education, outdoor games, and age-appropriate stewardship activities and work on their own trail project.

If you are interested in volunteering, you must pre-register for one or both days in order for the organizers to plan for necessary tools, supplies, and food. Register via Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s Project Calendar at www.voc.org, or by calling 303-715-1010. The minimum age to participate in the project is 6. Don’t miss out on your chance to volunteer and give back during this fun weekend in Keystone!