Passholder Appreciation Week Starts Next Week at Keystone!

Sunny bluebird snowboard day at KeystonePassholders we celebrate you! Help us enjoy this amazing end of season snow, sun, and fun and special deals that are only available to season passholders, for one week, March 25 – March 31, 2019! Take advantage of the food and beverage discounts, samplings, and a even a bean bags tournament on March 31. 

 

This weeklong appreciation event includes:

Spiked Seltzer Toast at the Outpost  
Bask on the sunshine soaked patio with a complimentary spiked seltzer, just by flashing your Epic Pass! 

Breckenridge Brewery Hat Give Away at Go Big Burger*
Scoot down to Go Big Burger, purchase a Breckenridge Brewery or Bud Light beer, and you’ll be stylin’ with a complimentary Breckenridge Brewery hat, daily from 1 – 4 pm.  *While supply lasts.

Food and Beverage Discounts around Keystone
– Complimentary dessert at Keystone Ranch Restaurant with an entree purchase, but only one per bill.  

– Alpenglow Stube is offering half off of a small plate or dessert for lunch or half off a bottle of wine at dinner.

– You’ll get 15% off all entrees at 9280′ Taphouse in River Run Village.

– On March 29th, don’t miss the Breckenridge Brewery complimentary flight tasting at Bighorn Bistro in the Keystone Lodge at Lakeside Village from 3 – 6 pm. *While supply lasts. 

 

And to round out this fabulous spring week at Keystone there is a Passholder Bean Bags Cornhole Tournament at LaBonte’s Smokehouse BBQ on the mountain on Sunday, March 31. Bring your bag skills to ski beach outside LaBonte’s, registration available in the morning, with the tournament starting at 11:30 am for a modified times, single elimination style tournament.  There will be 16 teams of 2, playing 15 minute games. Prizes for first, second, and third place, plus a complimentary bud light participation beverage for all players.  *Must be 21+ to enter, but all ages can watch!

 

Springtime brings activities for the whole family.  Come check out one of the many Spring concerts, learn something new and spend some time together on the ski slopes!  Keystone is offering science classes, painting classes, concerts, fireside cocoa and coloring to name a few fun things throughout the rest of March and April with their Kidtopia programming.  G. Love and Special Sauce on March 28th is sure to be an amazing show. You don’t want to miss the Saturday night fireworks on April 6th, followed the final concert of the season at Warren Station, Tim O’Brien band! To cap off this epic snow season on closing day, be sure to come out and watch (or enter) the Keystone Slush Cup. You’ll see the SummitCove Vacation Lodging Yeti as he makes his best attempt at skimming across the icy pond on April 7th, Keystone’s closing day!

 

Mardi Gras Celebrations at Keystone Resort

Head to Keystone to celebrate Mardi Gras 2019 with live music and an all you can eat Gumbo Cookoff in the River Run Village Events Plaza!

 

On Tuesday, March 5, celebrate Mardi Gras in Keystone.  Spend the morning out on the ski slopes – wear your beads and craziest bright colored attire!  In the afternoon, head down into River Run Village where there will be a Gumbo Cookoff and live music all afternoon.

 

Tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff include unlimited tasting from 2:30 – 5 pm.  Some of the area’s best restaurants and home chefs will be on hand serving up their take on the best gumbo, in two categories: either Seafood / Exotic or Chicken & Sausage.  Tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff are $12 for adults online in advance or $15 at the gate.  Kids tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the gate. Once you’ve had a chance to taste them all, you have the opportunity to submit your vote for your favorite and help to choose the People’s Choice winner!  If you just want to go and check out the music or grab a drink – the music is free to attend!

Taste Every Gumbo in Keystone for Mardi Gras

Schedule of Events:

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: DJ Spinnin’ Tunes
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Gumbo Tasting
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Gumbo Judging
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: FREE Live Music by Chris Daniels and the Kings
  • 5:00pm: Gumbo Winners Announced

 

Don’t have a Mardi Gras lodging reservation yet? You’re in luck! Book a SummitCove Mardi Gras package: stay 2 or more nights with SummitCove Lodging, including the night of March 5 and you can take 10% off your stay and get 2 free adult tasting tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff! We recommend staying in River Run Village to be in the heart of the action… just walk back to your condo when the event is over, unless you are too full to walk! Then we recommend a wagon!

Keystone Science School Now Offers Winter Break Camps

Whether you live here in Summit County or are visiting for the holidays, you can now send your kids to Keystone Science School over winter break!  The camps are indeed scheduled with Summit County’s School District Calendar, but coincidentally, the dates also align with many of our guests holiday vacations.  There will be both day and overnight camps available for kids ranging in ages from 5 – 17.  The camps focus on science and technology, mixed with adventure through interactive education. The are aimed at helping kids work on developing their scientific and critical thinking skills, plus having fun with their peers.

 

Kids Sledding on Hill in Keystone

Keystone Science School came up with the winter camp idea after surveying and listening to local parents as they spoke of hardships over break in finding child care as well as keeping kids stimulated and engaged over school breaks.  This is a chance for parents to drop them off at camp for a fun time instead of trying to find child care. KSS will offer potential campers with the same model from their summer camp, but instead with winter-based activities, such as snow-science and winter hiking.  They will dig snow pits, learn about snow and snow stability.  Other activities may include cross-country skiing, sledding, campfires, snow forts, arts and crafts, archery and more.

Keystone Science School’s winter camp is happening on December 27–28, 2018 and again from January 2–4, 2019. The cost is $65 per day for day camp and $85 per day for overnight camp. For more details, visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org.

Mardi Gras in Keystone! Gumbo Cookoff and Free Concert

Keystone Mardi Gras Party
Keystone Resort knows how to throw a good party, and what better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with great gumbo and swingin’ live music?!  This Tuesday, February 12, be sure to check out the Mardi Gras celebrations including a Gumbo Competition and Beignets Bake-off after you are done hitting the slopes.  The fun beings at 2:30 pm in River Run Village. For just $10, have your fill with unlimited tastes at the booths and you can also cast your vote for People’s Choice Award. Da Hoodoo Men will be providing the tunes all afternoon with a free concert in the middle of the village.
 
Nothing beats a fun afternoon of skiing, riding, great food, fun, and live music after a day out on the slopes!  SummitCove.com has plenty of properties available for Mardi Gras stays in River Run Village.  Check out the band and Village Views from your private balcony here at Black Bear 8042.  Stay in Silver Mill, Dakota, Jackpine and Buffalo to be close to all of the action on Mardi Gras!

Tubbs Romp to Stomp in Frisco, CO 2013

The Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer consists of a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe race, taking place in Frisco, Colorado.  The event series continues to grow larger every year and its now  the largest snowshoe series in the world, with over 15,000 participating in the past 11 years.  Come and participate or just cheer the racers on, wear pink and enjoy live entertainment, FREE breakfast, and a weekend full of fun events, all going towards a great cause.

Keystone Resort is just 10 minutes from Frisco, making an easy commute on race morning.  SummitCove Lodging is offering 30% off stays of 2 nights or more over the race weekend for Rompers, just mention ‘Romp to Stomp’ when calling.

Friday, March 1st
Town of Frisco Pink Party
The Pink Party will boast light appetizers from local restaurants, a free drink for Romp Participants, and fantastic trunk sales to help deck you out for the Romp.  A good time will be had by all, the event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Frisco.

Saturday, March 2nd
Frisco Nordic Center

7:30am-9:15am

7:30am-9:15amRegistration & Check-in Opensat Peninsula Recreation Area building (the PRA), which is next to the Nordic Center. There is NO PARKING OR CHECK IN at the high school; Please allow at least 45 minutes to park, catch bus to the PRA/Nordic Center, and check in. All participants must be ready at the start line 5 mins before start times.

All RACE participants must check in at the Peninsula Recreation Area building by 8:40am
All WALK participants must be checked in by 9:10am

8amPancake Breakfast Start
Frisco Nordic Center
8:45am3k Timed Snowshoe Race Start
Frisco Nordic Center
9:20amLil Romper Dash
Start Line
9:30am3k or 5k Snowshoe Walk Start
Start Line
10:30amRacer Awards & Sweepstakes
11:00amAwards, Sweepstakes & Closing Ceremony
Main Stage
Snowshoe Demos returned
12pmEvent Ends

After the Romp, enjoy the wonderful restaurants and shops in Frisco and the Outlets at Silverthorne or head back to Keystone for a nice soak in your condo’s hot tub!

Sunday, March 3rd
Enjoy a special Romp ski day at Loveland on March 3rd. Day passes will be $50 (usually $61) with $10 going back to Komen. Participants MUST bring their Romp bib with them to qualify for the special rate.

Savour the Slopes Culinary Festival at Keystone Resort

Savour the Slopes is a new culinary festival this season at Keystone Resort.  Every day features samplings of food, wine, and beer from some of Keystone’s signature dining restaurants.  Each tasting event is just $20 and they are held at various locations around the resort, starting at 4:30 pm.  The events are broken up into three categories: Food from January 18 – 27, Wine from January 28 – February 3, and Beer and Spirits from February 4 -10. See the schedule below for all of the details!  Be sure to register early because each tasting has a limited tasting capacity.

 
FOOD
Fri. 1/18: ‘Seafood’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 30)
Sat. 1/19: ‘The Ranch Farm to the Table’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 30)   /
‘Ice Carving Demo’, River Run Gondola Plaza (cap. 30)
Sun. 1/20: ‘Cooking With Kids’, Edgewater Cafe (cap. 12 children with parents,
ages 6-12)

Mon. 1/21: ‘Braised Prepared Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)
Tues. 1/22: ‘Meet the Chef’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
Wed. 1/23: ‘Beer Based Appetizers’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30)
Thurs. 1/24: ‘Cheese & Chocolate’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 30)
Fri. 1/25: ‘Wild Game Appetizers’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 30)   /  
‘Chocolate Tasting’
, Keystone Ranch (cap. 30)
Sat. 1/26: ‘Cobbler Tasting & A History of The Ski Tip Lodge’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)  
‘Oven Baked Techniques’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 50)
Sun. 1/27: ‘Barbeque Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)   /  
‘Grilled Steak Tasting’
, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)
WINE
Mon. 1/28: ‘Wines of Argentina’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 20)   /  
‘Delectable Dessert Wine Tasting’
, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)
Tues. 1/29: ‘California White Wines’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)   /  
‘A World of Bubbles’
, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)
Wed. 1/30: ‘Wines of Burgundy’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40)   /  
‘Big Reds’
, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)
Thurs. 1/31: ‘A Taste of Italy’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)   /  
‘Infinite Monkey Therom Tasting’
, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
Fri. 2/1: ‘A Tour of Napa Valley’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)   / 
‘A Taste of Colorado’
, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)
Sat. 2/2: ‘Meritage, A World of Blended Wines’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)   /
‘The Misunderstood Malbec’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40)
Sun. 2/3: ‘California Red Wines’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)   /  
‘Greek Wine Tasting’
, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
BEER & SPIRITS
Mon. 2/4: ‘India Pale Ales’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30)  
‘Tequila & Nachos’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)
Tues. 2/5: ‘Old World Single Malt Scotch Tasting’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)   /   ‘Signature Infused Liquors’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
Wed. 2/6: ‘Wonderful World of Liquers’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40)   /
‘Colorado Beers at Their Finest’, Last Lift Bar (cap. 40)
Thurs. 2/7: ‘”Shaken Not Stirred” Martini Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)   /   ‘Colorado Liquor Tasting’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30)
Fri. 2/8: ‘White to Red Port Tasting’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)    
‘”Mix It Up” Mixed Drink Tasting’
, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 20)
Sat. 2/9: ‘”A Mug With Old Friends” German Beer Tasting’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)   /   ‘”A Time to Warm By the Fire” Signature Hot Drinks’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)
Sun. 2/10: ‘Bourbon at Its Finest’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)   / 
‘Toast the Winter With An Ale Tasting’
, Last Lift Bar (cap. 40)

Chocolate Village at Keystone Resort Opens Soon

Keystone’s Famous ‘Chocolate Village’ Goes Up on December 20th!
When you are visiting Keystone, be sure to check out the Chocolate Village at the Keystone Lodge and Spa, a chocolatey holiday tradition that features over 2,500 POUNDS OF CHOCOLATE! The village has some really cool features such as a working chocolate gondola, a flowing chocolate waterfall, and a 6 foot tall white chocolate Christmas tree complete with presents.  Each year is different and brings something new, check out the village from December 20 – January 3. Free parking is available across the street at the Keystone Conference Center Parking Lot, use the underground tunnel to cross. Don’t miss this amazing holiday tradition at Keystone Resort!

 

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! 

Keystone Resort Events For December 2011!

As you plan your Keystone Resort vacation, you may want to take into consideration some of the fantastic events and activities available to you throughout Keystone this winter.  Take a look at some of the upcoming events as you plan out your vacation!  Contact us at SummitCove to choose the perfect Keystone lodging for your winter vacation!

DECEMBER EVENTS:

Wednesday, December 7th-Saturday, December 10th Keystone Festival of Trees

Admire these beautiful trees that have been decorated by local Summit County businesses and kick off the holiday season.  The trees are auctioned off in a fundraiser to support area non-profits!

Friday December 9th-Saturday December 10th The Nutcracker

The Summit Comunity Orchestra and Summit School of Dance present the 6th annual Joint Holiday Concert.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for kids 18 and under with ID, kids 5 and under are free.  Doors open at 6pm; show at 6:30pm

Saturday, December 11-Sunday, December 19 Snowboard Demo Days

Test out this year’s latest snowboard gear.  Must have CC and Driver’s License for Demo

Thursday, December 15 – Tuesday January 3 Chocolate Village at Keystone Lodge & Spa

This handcrafted holiday tradition features 2,500 pounds of chocolate crafted into a miniature alpine village, a working chocolate gondola, a cascading chocolate waterfall, 6 foot tall white chocolate Christmas tree with chocolate presents.

Saturday, December 17th A Christmas Carol with the Dercum Center

This holiday favorite will take place at Warren Station!

Friday, December 23rd Pancake Breakfast with Santa

This benefit for the FIRC, begins at 10am for breakfast with everyone’s favorite…Santa!

Tuesday, December 27th -Tuesday January 3rd, Keystone Kidtopia

This festival designed just for kids includes the Snow Fort, dancing to live music, arts and crafts, Disco Tubing and educational activities to fill the entire weekend.

Saturday, December 31st New Year’s Eve Celebration

Fireworks will light the sky to celebrate the New Year in Lakeside Village!