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2015 Summer Events!

02 Jun

Rafting 1Looks like it will be another great Summer!

These are just some of the events going on – check the town websites for even more to do while you are here!

 

5-14 June – Keystone Restaurant Week

12 June – Rip it at River Golf Tournament

20-21 June – VIDA MTB Series

21 June – Father’s Day Kickoff

27-28 June Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

 

Breckenridge Town Events

5 June – Cajun Crawfish Boil

10 June – Summit Trail Running Series

19 June – Breckenridge Town Party

19-21 June – Breckenridge Kingdom Days

 

11 June – Mountain Cleanup Day

12 June – Summer Fun Park Opening Day

13 June – Breck Spartan Race
14 June – Sevens Patio Parties
 
No scheduled events in June
10 July – Beer Makers Dinner in the 6th Ally Bar
16 July – Yoga on the Mountain
26 July – Summit Challenge Trail Run and BBQ
 
12-14 June – Summer Opening Weekend
26-27 June – Copper’s Gone to the Dogs
 
3 June – Summer Free Day at the Rec Center
6 June – Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at Trent Park Pond
25 June – Summer Evening Family Fun at Rainbow Park
26 June – Slide and Slip at Rainbow Park

 

 

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

 

 

Project 54

11 Dec

Summit Peaks Lodges sponsored the Project 54 climb up Torreys  Peaks!  The effort raised over $1,000 for charity and was featured in the Summit Daily News Paper!!

The below is the Press release!

Summit Peaks Lodges is proud to announce that on Saturday the 28th of 2010, 17 of our 21 person Torreys Peak climbing party summited. The youngest was 14 and the oldest 73, my Mom!! We had 6, 1st timers summit including Sandy! Most important we raised over $1,000 for the Kids of Project 54!!! Thanks all for the Lodges’ support!

 

Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodges Support Project 54

19 Jul

On August 28 Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodges will be hosting the Torreys Peaks climbers for Project 54! Our Lodge goal is to raise $1,000+ for these kids around the world!

Here is a link to see more!

www.project54.org

What is Project 54?

It is an annual fundraising event of the Wilderness Ministry Institute. The goal is to raise money to outfit indigenous youth workers with the needed gear to share the Gospel with underprivileged youth through outdoor adventure.

Torreys Peaks Climbing details!

Overview

Along with its nearby neighbor Grays Peak, Torreys Peak holds the distinction of being the only 14,000-foot peak on the Continental Divide. Highly visible from Interstate 70, Torreys is a memorable symbol of the ruggedness of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for millions of passing climbers and non-climbers alike. Although Mounts Evans and Bierstadt are closer 14ers to Denver as the crow flies, the close proximity of Torreys and Grays to the interstate and a well-trodden path to their summits ensures plenty of climbing activity around the year. While the crowds might create a fun, sociable environment for gregarious hikers, the parking lot fills up rapidly on summer weekends, and it often is standing room-only on the summits of both peaks.

Torreys is a large, complicated mountain with a variety of routes for climbers of many skill levels and interests. The standard route, a walk-up from Stevens Gulch, follows the Grays Peak trail to the Grays/Torreys saddle (13,700 feet), and then ascends Torreys’s south slope. Excellent hiking routes also exist from Loveland Pass to the northwest and Chihuahua Gulch to the southwest. While there are no recognized technical routes on Torreys, this peak is home to several classic scrambles, snow climbs, and ski descents. The class 3/4 Kelso Ridge route ascends Torreys’s northeast ridge in style, with sustained scrambling on clean rock, and an unforgettable knife-edge. The most popular snow climb (and expert ski descent!) is Dead Dog Couloir, with 50° slopes and a convenient finish near the summit.

Many other interesting climbs exist on Torreys’s steep and broken north face, the easiest being the class 2 Northwest Slopes. Emperor, described by Gerry Roach as “one of Colorado’s longest snow climbs”, is the mountaineer’s highlight. These climbs and others start from Grizzly Gulch.

the Northeast
Click on map for area overview


Dark Blue – Grays Peak Trail
Yellow – South Paw Couloir
Purple – Dead Dog Couloir
Light Blue – Kelso Ridge
Pink – Eroica
Black – North Ridge
Red – Emperor
Green – West Ridge
Orange – Chihuahua Gulch
Stevens Gulch
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West to the Bakerville exit #221 and proceed south on forest service road 189. Look for the brown forest service sign pointing the way to Grays Peak. Depending on road conditions, the clearance of your vehicle, and the number of cars in the Stevens Gulch trailhead parking lot, drive ~2 miles to the trailhead (elevation 11,150 feet). Routes:Standard route (Grays Peak trail), Kelso RidgeDead Dog Couloir.
Routes from the Northwest
Loveland Pass
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West. Near the Loveland Ski Area, exit US Highway 6 west. At the top of Loveland Pass (12,000 feet) on the left is a parking area.Routes: Loveland Pass
Routes from the Southwest
Chihuahua Gulch
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West. Near the Loveland Ski Area, exit US Highway 6 west. Proceed over Loveland Pass. At the east end of town, take Ski Valley Road south, which almost immediately becomes CR 6, which turns into CR 5. After 4 miles, turn left onto CR 260 BEFORE you hit the tiny town of Montezuma. Continue for 2 miles; a parking area is on the left with a fenced/bermed gate (elevation 10,500 feet). Routes:Chihuahua Gulch.
Routes from the North
Grizzly Gulch
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West to the Bakerville exit #221 and proceed south on forest service road 189. Look for the brown forest service sign pointing the way to Grays Peak. Continue for 1 mile, turn right onto FS road 189.1C for 0.3 miles and park. Four-wheel drive vehicles may continue about 2 miles up Grizzly Gulch. Elevation 10,320 feet.




 

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31 May
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Free Rides this Summer!!!!

13 May

What a great deal! You can even bring your mountain bike up the lift with you! This is the place where my kids make there 1st solo decent of the entire mountain at the age of 8! Probably not the smartest Dad decision I have ever made.;)

As it has in the past, Copper Mountain is once again offering free round-trip rides on its American Eagle chairlift, located in Copper’s central village. The free rides started Monday and are scheduled to run until the end of Copper’s summer season near Labor Day.

“We just wanted to let folks know that we understand that times are tight,” said spokesman David Roth. “We wanted to make it easier for people to come and check out copper.”

The nearly 10,000 foot long scenic ride covers a 2,000 foot elevation change and takes riders over much of Copper’s rocky terrain. At the top of the lift, guests can explore some hiking and biking trails and check out the Solitude Barbecue. Visitors to Copper can also enjoy a variety of other paid activities from go-karts and mini-golf to bungee tramps and cycling.

The free chairlift rides are another expansion to Copper’s summer repertoire. The resort just recently opened the Woodward at Copper, an indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp. Read more about Woodward at Copper at http://bit.ly/AaAwZ.

 

Rivers are looking good this year

10 May

Photo Zoom
Colorado boaters excited about late snow

Spring snowstorms, cool temps may have ‘saved the day’

April snowstorms and cool spring weather have Vail Valley boaters excited about the coming whitewater season.

“The last couple of snowstorms that we’ve gotten and cooler weather have definitely seemed to save the day,” said Sean Glackin, owner of Alpine Quest Sports in Edwards, which teaches kayaking lessons and sells kayaks.

Local rafters and kayakers hope for lots of snow during the winter, which then melts and provides big, fun whitewater for a lengthy period of time.

While the Vail area saw below-average snow for much of the winter, there were big storms in April. And the cool spring weather ensures a slow runoff, which lengthens the whitewater season.

Through March, local snowpack was tracking at about the same level of the 2001-02 drought year. But, by Monday, the April storms had pushed snowpack levels at Vail Mountain to about twice of what they were in 2001-2002.

That means there is plenty of snow at high altitudes waiting to melt into rivers.

There was 19.3 inches of “snow water equivalent” at Vail Mountain on Monday. The average for that time of year is 23.6 inches.

Rivers are still running below average this week. The Eagle River at Avon was flowing at 350 cubic feet per second on Wednesday, compared to an average of about 700 cubic feet per second.

Kayakers are already navigating Dowd Chute, one of the more advanced sections of the Eagle River.

“People on a daily basis are running Dowd Chute,” Glackin said.

While this might not be the biggest year of whitewater ever, that might not be all bad, said local kayaker Ken Hoeve. Less violent water can be more friendly to beginner and intermediate kayakers, Hoeve said.

“There’s nothing wrong with low-water years in that it’s better for the average person to go out,” Hoeve said.

He added that many of the local rivers — including the upper Colorado, the Shoshone area near Glenwood Springs, as well as the Arkansas River — are dam-controlled, which ensures high, steady flows for much of the spring and summer.

John Dakin of the Vail Valley Foundation, which puts on the Teva Mountain Games in early June, said things are looking good for the whitewater events.

“Everyone’s feeling pretty good with where we’re at at the moment, and the Mountain Games have certainly run on less snowpack than currently exists,” Dakin said.

 

Happy Memorial Day!

05 May

The lazy days of summer are quickly approaching!  Now its the time to book your summer vacation, family reunion, or group retreat.  Escape the city, an relax with us in the Rockies!
Come See our New Lodge Upgrades for the Spring of 2010:

  • Summit Peaks South – Newly painted and feature wall added
  • Summit Peaks North – New Tile on the main level
  • Riverside East – 2 new private family rooms
  • Riverside West – New River viewing patio!

 

Upcoming Summer Events

05 May

Enjoy your family and friends!

3 Ring Weekend
6/18 – 6/20
Copper Mountain

Merchant Tent Sale
6/25 – 6/27
Keystone

Kid’s Discovery Days
Tuesdays in Summer
Keystone

Country Dance Night
Wednesdays in Summer
Keystone