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Local News for Summit County

29 Jan

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01/29/2013

 

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Vail Resorts has strong holiday performance But bad early season weather accounts for losses that are hard to make up 

After slow start, Summit County snowsports sales are picking up speed Local retailers say they’re coming out of a downward trend 

Breckenridge exhibit showcases 100 years of Summit County skiing For whatever the reason, skiers, snowboarders and other downhillers seem to love dressing up and hitting the hill in retro gear on April Fool’s Day and other holidays 

Dillon Marina receives top honor from national magazine

Being hundreds of miles away from the ocean didn’t stop Dillon Marina from gaining recognition as being one of the best in the country

 

Silverthorne moving forward on downtown development plans

Open house slated for Feb. 6

 

Snow sculptors converge on Breckenridge Event sees wide international field for 2013 competition 

Raising roofs in Summit County’s rocky terrain Habitat for Humanity planning new home in spring 

Breckenridge restaurants, retailers seeing increases

Lowest vacancy rate in four years

 

Copper Mountain launches uphill access pass Skinners looking for early morning powder turns will be able to find them at Copper Mountain 

Occupancy trends looking up for Summit County lodging

Positive projections for end of January, February

 

 

Local Legend spends his winters with us at Riverside Lodge!

19 Jun

Local Legend, Charles enjoys our Riverside Lodge for the last 8 months!! http://t.co/xGzpLYQ

Charles A.

 

Peak 6

03 Sep

It is hard to believe but Breck is getting bigger!

BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge Resort’s plans to expand onto Peak 6 in the Tenmile Range are inching along, according to a recent update from the U.S. Forest Service. The agency plans to have a draft environmental analysis of the proposal available for public comment in the fall.

The ski area hopes to add a lift and new runs at its northern boundary. The terrain would cater to a variety of ability levels, but it would primarily feature intermediate slopes.

“That’s a significant part of the Breckenridge market,” said Roger Poirier, project team leader for the Forest Service. “What’s really driving Peak 6 is the lack of (existing) intermediate terrain.”

The proposed expansion, which would also include a restaurant and warming hut, is located inside the resort’s permit boundary.

The White River National Forest began seeking public input on the proposal in January 2008. During the scoping process, many respondents expressed concern over potential social impacts, such as parking, workforce housing and transportation. As a result, a community task force was convened and met for seven months to examine more closely the Peak 6 project’s ramifications for the local community. The Town of Breckenridge, Breckenridge Ski Resort and Summit County government are all in the process of formally adopting the task force’s findings.

“Even if there aren’t agreements on what’s going to be done, everyone acknowledges what the issues really are, and they’re formalizing their understanding of the action items to move forward with,” Poirier said.

In response to the comments from the scoping process, White River National Forest officials have modified the proposed plan and developed an additional alternative plan, which addresses concerns over natural resource issues — most notably the project’s potential impacts to the endangered Canada lynx.

The modified plan brings the lift’s bottom terminal further south, closer to existing runs than was originally proposed.

“It’s a much easier and more accessible spot for all types of skiers,” Poirier said.

A second scenario, which takes into account impacts to habitat for lynx and other species, limits the extent of development to a smaller area, closer to the existing trail network.

Forest Service officials are now analyzing each scenario, including a no-development option. They expect to release a draft environmental impact statement for public comment in August or September.

“No scenario is perfect, and there’s more than one way to move forward. One may be better for wildlife and the watershed but not as good for the recreational resource. We’re weighing the differences and the good and bad associated with each,” Poirier said.

 

Copper Festivals

05 Jul

The wine and Jazz festival moved from Breckenridge where it was held in 2009 to Copper where we enjoyed it in 2010! Just perfect weather to enjoy great music. The waiters were also at their bests and served as if we were Kings and Queens! After the music we rode the chairlift up the mountain and hiked the flower covered hill sides! Wonderful!

 

Summit County Summer activities! 2010

05 Jun

One thing is for sure there is always something do here in the mountains! Some of my “Do not Miss List Items” are the Dillon Amphitheater concerts…usually FREE and great family fun. Yes and then of course a the weekend festivals at the big resorts-Keystone Copper and Breckenridge.

Summit County Calendar of Events

What’s Happening in Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Dillon, and Silverthorne

June-Aug :: Summer Music in Breckenridge :: More than 40 classical and non-classical concerts and ensemble performances. Riverwalk Center. Box Office: 970-547-3100

June 3, 10, 17, 24 :: 6pm :: Country Dancing, first half hour of instruction
will feature the basics followed by open dancing until 8pm, Dillon Amphitheatre


June 5 :: Marina Season Opener, Frisco Bay Marina

June 5 :: Kids Fishing Derby, free fishing derby for children 14 and under, Trent Park, Silverthorne

June 10-13 :: Breckenridge Festival of Film, 970-453-6200, www.breckfilmfest.com

June 11, 18, 25 :: 9am-2pm : Farmers’ Market, live entertainment 10:30am-1pm, Buffalo Street, Downtown Dillon

June 12 :: 8am :: 34th Annual Run the Rockies, Registration at Frisco Recreation Building

June 14, 15, 21, 22 :: 9:45-11am :: “Explore” Lake Dillon Boat Tours. Reservations required. Dillon Marina. 970-468-5100, dillonmarina.com

June 15, 22, 29 :: 11am :: Kid’s Discovery Days, Keystone Resort

June 17-19 :: Colorado Barbecue Challenge. Kick-off Concert, June 17, 8pm, Main Street Frisco

June 18-20 :: Lift-Off Summer, Copper’s opening weekend with activities, specials and live music,
Copper Mountain

June 19-20 :: Kingdom Days, Breckenridge’s annual heritage celebration, Corner of S. Ridge St.
and Washington Ave.

June 23, 30 :: 5pm :: Family Fun Nights, Keystone Resort

June 25-27 :: Genuine Jazz & Wine : Fri, 9pm; Sat, 1pm & 9pm; Sun, 9:30am; www.genuinejazz.com, The Village at Copper

June 25-27 :: 10am :: Merchant Tent Sale, Keystone Resort

June 25 :: 7pm :: Friday Night Concerts, Dillon Amphitheatre

June 26 :: 6th Annual World Music Fest, Keystone Resort

June 26 :: Annual Flea Market,Silverthorne Recreation Center Parking Lot

June 26 :: 10am :: Saturday Morning Adventures, Marina Park Pavilion by the Dillon Amphitheater

July 2 :: Noon-5pm :: Arts District Grand Celebration, Arts District of Breckenridge (corner of S. Ridge St. and Washington Ave.)


July 2-4 :: Frisco’s Fantastic Fourth of July, parade, kids fishing derby, live music, Green Art Festival, Founder’s Day celebrations, fireworks. Main Street Frisco and Frisco Bay Marina


July 2-4 :: 3 Ring Weekend, free family event featuring live music, conscious carnival, “Primp my Ride” kid-powered parade, fireworks, Copper Mountain, 3ringweekend.com

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 :: 9am-2pm :: Farmers’ Market, Buffalo Street, Downtown Dillon

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 :: 10 & 11:30am :: Rapunzel: A Rock-n-Roll Fairytale, Quaking Aspen
Amphitheater, Keystone Resort

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 :: 7pm :: Friday Night Concerts, Dillon Amphitheater

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 :: 7pm :: Sunset at the Summit Concerts, Dillon Amphitheater

July 3 :: 10am :: Frisco’s Founder’s Day, Frisco Historic Park

July 3, 17 :: 11am :: River Run Kidzfest, Keystone Resort

July 4 :: 11am :: Breckenridge Independence Day Celebration, 10K trail race, “Firecracker 50” bike race, Main Street parade, various activities and music throughout town. Main Street Breckenridge, www.gobreck.com

July 4 :: Noon :: 4th of July Celebration, National Repertory Orchestra in the morning followed by
music by DooWop Denny, children’s bike parade, BOCCE tournament, pie-eating contests and more. Downtown Dillon

July 4, 11, 18 :: 1pm :: Afternoon Concerts, Dillon Amphitheater

July 5-11 :: Breck Bike Week, 970-453-2913, www.gobreck.com

July 6, 13, 20, 27 :: 11am :: Kid’s Discovery Days, Keystone Resort

July 6, 13, 20, 27 :: 6-7pm :: Stories Alive Story Hour, Quaking Aspen Amphitheater, Keystone Resort

July 7, 14, 21, 28 :: Noon :: Historical Lecture Series, Gazebo, Frisco Historical Park

July 8, 15, 22, 29 :: 6pm :: East Coast Swing/Jitterbug, Dillon Amphitheater

July 9, 16, 23, 30 :: 6pm :: FAC – Fridays at Copper, free concerts and outdoor movies, Copper Mountain

July 10, 17, 24, 31 :: 10am :: Saturday Morning Adventures, Dillon Marina Park Pavilion

July 16-18 :: Parker Artists Guild Village Art Walk, www.parkerartistsguild.com for times, Village at Copper

July 16-18 :: Dillon Arts Festival, Downtown Dillon off of Lake Dillon Drive

July 17 :: 10am :: Historic Frisco Town Tour. Enjoy a free, guided tour of Frisco’s Heritage attractions. Frisco Historic Park & Museum.

July 18, 25 :: 11am :: Music in the Mountains Concert Series, Keystone’s River Run|

July 21 :: 6pm :: John Adams & Friends Summer in Colorado Concert, Dillon Amphitheater

July 24 :: 8-10pm :: Saturday Concert Series, Copper Mountain

July 24 :: 4pm :: River Run Rocks, Keystone’s River Run

July 24-25 :: 10am-2pm :: Frisco’s Classic Weekend, classic wooden boat show and marina parade, Frisco Marina

July 25 :: 9am:: ‘Vettes on the Rockies, more than 500 Corvettes on Main Street Frisco

July 29 :: 7pm :: Smokey Joe’s Café: The Music of Leiber and Stoller, River
Run at Keystone

July 30-Aug 1 :: Colorado Gold Panning Championships, Breckenridge, www.gobreck.com

July 30-Aug. 2 :: 21st annual Children’s Hospital Courage Classic, Copper Mountain, www.couragetours.com

July 31-Aug. 1 :: 11am :: Dillon Open Regatta, Dillon Marina

July 31-Aug. 1 :: 14th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Keystone Resort

Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 :: 1pm :: Sunday Afternoon Concerts, Dillon Amphitheater

Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 :: 11am :: Music in the Mountains Concert Series, Keystone’s River Run

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 :: 7-8:30pm :: Dancin’ in the Rockies Dance Series, free lessons in swing, line, salsa and tango. Final Tuesday in August will culminate into Summit County’s Biggest Dance Party, Pavilion at Keystone

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 :: 9am-2pm :: Farmers’ Market, Buffalo Street, Downtown Dillon

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 :: 7:30pm :: Friday Night Comedy Series, Pavilion at Keystone,
www.keystoneneighbourhood.com

Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 :: 7pm :: Sunset at the Summit Concerts, Dillon Amphitheater

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 :: Noon :: Historical Lecture Series, The Gazebo, Frisco Historical Park

Aug. 5, 12, 15, 19, 26 :: Smokey Joe’s Café: The Music of Leiber and Stoller, Thurs.,
7pm; Sun., 2pm, River Run at Keystone

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 :: 6pm :: Fridays at Copper, Free concerts and outdoor movies, Copper Mountain

Aug. 6-7 :: 10am-10pm :: Dillon BBQ at the Summit, Town of Dillon, www.bbqatthesummit.com

Aug. 7 :: 5:45-8am start :: Copper Triangle Bicycle Tour, www.coppertriangle.com

Aug. 7 :: 9am :: Canine 4K, Dogs and their humans run or walk the 4K course, Frisco Main Street

Aug. 7-8 :: Art on Main Street to the Rockies, Fine art show, Frisco Main Street

Aug. 6-8 :: Mountain States Cup, largest full-discipline race series in the U.S., Keystone Resort

Aug. 12-13 :: Guitar Town Guitar & Songwriting Clinic, Copper Mountain, www.copperguitartown.com

Aug. 13-15 :: Guitar Town, the world’s best guitarists come together at Copper for the 5th annual festival, www.copperguitartown.com

Aug. 13 :: 5pm :: Dillon Bluegrass Festival, Dillon Amphitheatre

Aug. 14 :: 11am :: River Run Kidzfest, Keystone Resort

Aug. 14 :: 11am :: The Collision, skate park competitions, Frisco Skate Park

Aug. 14 :: 25th Annual Music on Main, free concert, Main Street Frisco

Aug. 21 :: 10am-3pm :: Frisco Free Family Fun Fest, Frisco PeninsulanRecreation Area

Aug. 21-22 :: Warrior Dash Rockies, Copper Mountain

Aug. 21-22 :: 6th Annual Blues Festival and Art Show, Keystone Resort

Aug. 22 :: 7am :: Blue River Century Ride, bike race to benefit the Lance Armstrong
Foundation, Keystone Resort

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 :: 9am-2pm :: Farmers’ Market, Buffalo Street, Downtown Dillon

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 :: 7:30pm :: Adrenaline Movie Series, Pavilion at Keystone, www.pavilionatkeystone.com

Sept. 3 :: 6pm :: FAC – Fridays at Copper, Free concerts and outdoor movies

Sept. 3-5 :: Copper Country, Free Labor Day festival tradition, coppercountryfest.com

Sept. 3-5 :: Fri., Noon-6pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-2pm : Dillon Craft Fair, Downtown Dillon

Sept. 3-6 :: Breckenridge Labor Day Weekend Festivities, 970-453-2913, www.gobreck.com

Sept. 4 :: 7pm :: Sunset at the Summit Concerts, Saturdays, Dillon Amphitheater

Sept. 4 :: 22nd Annual Taste of Keystone, Keystone Resort

Sept. 5 :: 1pm :: John Adams & Friends Fan Appreciation Concert, Dillon Amphitheater

Sept. 6 :: 2pm :: Marina Mutt Contest, Registration starts at Noon, Dillon Marina

Sept. 10-12 :: Copper Criteriums, Cyclecross & Fall Colors Ride, www.coppercrits.com

Sept. 11 :: Beetlefest, Frisco Main Street

Sept. 17-19 :: 16th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest, 970-453-2913, www.gobreck.com

Sept. 17-19 :: The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament, Frisco, Blue River and other local rivers

Sept. 24-26 :: Camp Experience, Oneof- a-kind retreat exclusively for women, Copper Mountain. CampExperience.com

Sept. 25 :: Annual Flea Market, Recreation Center Parking Lot, Silverthorne

OCTOBER
Oct. 31 :: 6-8pm :: Trick or Treat Street on Main Street Frisco

 

Loveland…the Family and Group Mountian

15 May

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This is a great family Mountain!  You can pack a lunch and not feel guilty about eating it in the Ski Lodge!;)  Watch out for ice on either side of the tunnel… I still slide there and I am suppose to know better!

Lifts are open from

  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on weekends and designated holidays
    • Upcoming Hoiday Dates
    • December 25th, 2009 – January 3rd , 2010
    • January 18, 2010
    • February 15, 2010
  • Skiable Acres: 1,570
  • Hikeable Acres: 100
  • Trails: 93
  • Base Elevation: 10,800 feet (3292 meter)
  • Summit Elevation: 13,010 feet (3965.448 meter) Lift-served: 12,700 feet
  • Vertical Drop: 2,210 feet (674 meter)
  • Snowmaking Capability: 160 Acres
  • Lifts: 3 double, 2 triple, 3 quad, 1 surface lift and 1magic carpet (ski school only)
  • Average Snowfall: 400 inches (10.160 meter) based on 31 year average
  • Longest Run: 2 miles ( 3.218 Km )
  • Slopes: 13% Beginner 41% Intermediate  and 46% Advanced

Transportation:

  • Parking is FREE at both areas
  • FREE shuttle service is provided between each area from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

Copper Summer

14 May

Our family has had more weekend fun here at their summer festival. The events are very playful and full of kid activities! Check the activity calendar on our web site  under “local Activities” to see what event are happening during your stay in the Mountains!

Select activities are available during Copper’s summer vacation season.

Free Lift Rides

Starting Monday, July 20 Copper Mountain is offering free round-trip rides on the American Eagle chairlift.  Copper is the only resort in County to offer free chairlift rides, available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. everyday, weather permitting. Guests are asked to visit Guest Services in the Village at Copper to pick up their free round-trip ticket on the American Eagle. Limited time offer.

Operating Hours

General Operating Hours for 2009 Summer Activities

Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lifts and Digglers, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2009 Summer Activities will operate, June 19 – September 7, unless otherwise noted

 

Keystone Winter

14 May
Ice lake in town in Keystone in winter

Keystone is the only Colorado ski resort with two high-speed gondolas. The first takes you to the top of Dercum Mountain and the second to North Peak and the Outpost- home to the Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel.

River Run, Keystone, CO 80435

8:30 am – 4:00pm , Winter 09/10: November 5 – April 11, Summer 10: June 18 – September 6, Subject to change

This is the check-in location for the Dinner Sleigh Ride. Parking for this is located across US-6, in the same area as the Keystone Lodge parking lot.

Dinner Sleigh Rides are closed for the 2009-2010 winter season

Keystone is only 10 minutes for the Lodges and provided great variety in terrain. They often host many national competitions through out the winter. The town area is excellent for aprese ski too! Check the activity calendar on our web site  under “local Activities” to see what event are happening during your stay in the Mountains!
 

Keystone Summer

14 May
Family mountain bicycle riders looking at lake and mountains in Keystone

Keystone has some excellent summer festivals and radical mountain biking! Check the activity calendar on our web site  under “local Activities” to see what event are happening during your stay in the Mountains!

The ‘lazy days of summer’ is a relative term at Keystone. Experience what the Rocky Mountain’s have to offer all in one place – Keystone, Colorado.Two award-winning golf courses wind along the Snake River and up through alpine meadows. Nearly sixty miles of trails – from scenic singletrack to screaming downhill runs – provide some of the best mountain biking in the country. And then, of course, there’s all the hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, festivals, films, concerts, and so much more to do.It’s a good thing we have 300 days of sunshine each year. With everything there is to do at Keystone, you’ll need it.The Adventure Center in Lakeside Village is your headquarters for summer activities.

Keystone offers biking throughout the summer. You can downhill at Keystone, taking advantage of our lift serviced mountain terrain. Or try cross-country or road biking with countless trails and miles of road outside our door. Bike rentals, helments and safety equipment are available.

Keystone, CO 80435

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