Feb 1, 2011
12:00 AMPublisher's Corner
- I contend that cold weather builds character and camaraderie. No offense to the Texans and Floridians who may be reading this, but it is also my contention, based on hard-earned years of experience in the service industry, that the nicest people come from the coldest climates.
Autumn. Golden leaves, crisp cool air, warm sun and snow dusted peaks. This time of transistion in Summit County gets us excited and reved up for the snowy winter while we mourn the short lovely summer. Hiking and Biking is still here for all of us to enjoy so get out and explore! Things are quieting down but shops and restaurants are open. Incredible sales can be found and 2 for 1 Entree's are available at many of our county's restaurants. I really love the peace and quiet that comes at this time. The Hustle and Bustle is dying down and the local is re-emerging. Its a great time to be here.
Archive - Winter 2011
Wow this snow is just incredible! Summit County has had one of the best winters ever and the fluffy white stuff is not letting up. The Breckenridge Snow Sculptures dazzeled, turning our crystalized winter abundance into incredible works of art. This week Frisco is celebrating Colorado’s oldest XC Ski & Snowshoe event: The Frisco Gold Rush. Hosted by the Town of Frisco and the Frisco Nordic Center historic lectures and the infamous Spontaneous Combustion will light up your weekend. Checkout their calendar of events www.townoffrisco.com In the meantime, be sure to make your plans to get out into Summit County's splendor.
ULLR! ULLR! ULLR! We have been blessed by the Norse god of snow this year and our celebration of Ullr will be jovial! This years lineup of events are fantastic. Bonfires, Skating Parties, Ullympics, the Tuaca Body Art Ball and of course the Ullr Parade are going to make this year the best one yet. To get all the information you need go to www.gobreck.com !
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Get ready to end the year with a bang. Torchlight parades, fireworks, enfuego, kidtopia, tubing and more are waiting for you. A dinner sleighride with Two Below Zero or beautiful ski in the woods at Keystone or Breckenridge Nordic Centers would all complete a year in our incredible lives. What ever you do, have fun, enjoy the company your with, be safe and get ready for the best year of your life!
Yellow and Amber dot the mountainside as we welcome fall and our first dusting of snow. The race is on to see who will open first A-Basin or Loveland. We say bring it on, they are both the best mountains! Events still fill the Calendar so be sure to check it out before you head up for a day of biking, hiking or sailing! Year round fun is always calling to us from our office seats. Glad I at least have a GREAT view!
Archive September 23, 2010
Labor Day is over but events continue to rock the community! Breckenridge Music Festival events, Beetle Fest in Frisco, the new Warren Station's great lineup, Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, Dancing with the Stars and The Parade of Homes! The event list is long and lengthy, be sure to check our our events calendar.
Archive July 17, 2010
Wildflowers everywhere! The hills, mountains and stream sides are a brilliant display of fragrant blooms in a plethora of colors. The summer, the reason us locals stayed rings true on days like these. The sun is hot and the air is cool. Music is in the air throughout all of our towns communities. The Breckenridge Music Festival has an event for everyone from Blues to Bach. Frisco has Music on Main Street and 10,000 Maniacs is coming to Keystone. Be sure to check our Calendar Events and pick up our summer magazine to find out what makes our communities great!
Happy Earth Day everyone! Picked up trash along the Blue River today. Full trash bag. Found lots of shoes, I guess that could make send - high heel shoe, sneaker, croc and flip flop!!! Construction waste, wrappers, plastic bags, cup, and more! interesting really. We had a great season up here. The snow has melted rapidly down in the valleys. The Bike Path is open and I have even found some clear hiking spots. A-Basin however got 5" last night so the snow is terrific! Streets are quiet for now and us locals are liking the retreat before the summer events kick back in. Come on up and enjoy the solace with us!
Archive Spring 2010
It's Party Time people!The county is reved up and spring is in the air. Spring Break is falling upon us and we are primed to party. Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne are excited to welcome you. Nightlife abounds in all of our communities and the ski areas know how to throw a party! Look to our Calendar of Events for all of the details. KSMT- The Mountain is ready to help you rock for the rest our ski and ride season too!
Archive February 15, 2010
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and Valentines! I cannot think of a more romantic place to spending St. Valentines Day then in Summit County. Cold weather brings on lots of snuggle time and a kiss with the snow falling all around is many a lovers dream. So what to do... well skiing and snowboarding is readily available up here. Try a glide through the woods on Cross Country ski's or how about a snowmobile ride up Vail Pass. Check our recreation page for links to all of the best activities out there. Then there's the candlelight dinner and a steamy hot tub soak. Want a restaurant suggestion, look no further then our dining page. Read up on restaurants or look them up by town. Looking to propose... well go get'em tiger and have a very Happy Valentines Day everyone!
Archive February 10, 2010
Love is in the air! We think some snow flakes are accompanying it as well. As I was delivering magazines to restock our towns with great info on the area I realized we have some amazing restaurants up here. Frisco is chock full of delicousness; unique eateries and wine bars grace Main Street and Summit Boulevard. Boatyard, Tuscatos, Blue Spruce, Bagali's, Silverheels, Kemosabe, Vinny's, Food Hedz and The Backcountry Brewery all have diverse and unique menus.
Breckenridge too boasts top notch cuisine all with a variety of items to sample. Fatty's, Southridge Seafood Grill, Hearthstone, Ember, Relish, MiCasa, Briar Rose and the Breckenridge Brewery. Culinary talent is abundant throughout this great old Victorian town.
Let me not forget Keystone, they too offer some of the most romantic spots for a date with someone you love. Three over the top locations you must try are The Keystone Ranch, Ski Tip Lodge and Alpenglow Stube! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Summit County will show you the love!
Archive January 28, 2010
SNOW! Breckenridge residents have been out in force stomping snow into giant white blocks! Big Square blocks that will be transformed into incredible forms and designs by the worlds best Snow Sculpturers. The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Competition is a site one should not miss if they are in the area. The Riverwalk Center will award the best and display everyones work of art until February 7th. Come on up to Summit County everyone, it is one fun playground for young and old alike!!
Archive January 10, 2010
Ullr! Ullr! Ullr! The snow has been falling and it is beautiful here in Summit County. Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Kiteskiing, Cross Country, Snowshoeing, Dogsledding and more is right out your front door up here in the highcountry. Ullr kicks off in Breckenridge next week with Bonfires, Parades and more. Snowsculpture follows with teams from around the world competing against one another. Art and Culture abound with Gallery showings, musical performances and fundraisers. If you aren't here then you should think about coming SOON!
Archive November 2009
It is the official opening day of Keystone Resort and everyone is so excited to see the ski season kicking off and starting up so early! We have had outstanding snow fall all through October! Copper is set to open tommorow and Breckenridge next week on November 12! Summit County will officially be open for snow-business.
I once thought that November was a down season but with the plethora of events and activities it feel like mid season. Movies, Dinners, Dances, Theater- WOW! Be sure to check out the calendar of events. Just want to head out the door for some dinner? Try Vinny's in Frisco or head over to Silverheel's for a hot drink outside on their heated patio. Ask for the Three Pins Hot Cider - yum! We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to Farley's Chophouse so go register to win - you never know when you might get a free dinner.
Archive October 20, 2009
And the winner was...Loveland! with Arapahoe Basin just a few days behind! Yes folks, Skiing and riding is up and running here in Summit County and next door in Clear Creek. We are proud to bang the nations drum and remind everyone that this is THE place to be if you want a great day out on our incredible mountains. The flakes keep flying too! As I see it, we are getting ready for one heck of a ski season. With that said I better hurry up and get those bikes in for the winter. See you out there!
Archive - October 10, 2009
Woke up to glorious snow covered peaks here in Breckenridge! The ski season is getting ready to start up. Snow guns are blowing througout the county and everyone is getting excited. I swore I saw some tracks up on Baldy!!! Down here in the Valley we are getting ready for another weekend of beauty and fun events. Matchstick Productions will be premiering a brand new movie at the Keystone Pavilion. Locals will be kicking up their heels at Dancing with the Stars, and Bikers will be out competing in the Frisco CycloCross. Very cool! Hiking trails are still accessable, the bike paths are clear and our restaurants will wow you with some great vittles. Enjoy!!!
Archive October 2, 2009
Fall is in full swing. The view from my window is spectacular. Snow capped mountains and blue sky with beautiful fall colors gracing the landscape. A day to get out and enjoy everything Summit County has to offer. The agenda for the weekend is to grab the mountain bike after the kids soccer games and get out. Tommorrow I will check out The Summit County Parade of Homes, a fundraiser for The Summit Foundation. Some luxurious homes will be encountered on this tour! All good things will come to an end so live it up, soak in the rays and enjoy the colorado colors in Summit County!
Archive September 25, 2009
SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! The peaks are covered and everyone is thinking about skiing and riding. I am thinking about the how beautiful it is to ski the windows in Breckenridge - I cannot wait! The leaves will definitely be at their peak this weekend so if you didn't make it up yet make your plans! Check out theses cams at some of our ski areas http://www.breckenridge.com/mountain/mountain-web-cams.aspx www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/snow-conditions/web-cams.aspx http://www.coppercolorado.com/the_mountain/mountain_cams/index.htm http://www.keystoneresort.com/explore-keystone/web-cams.aspx
Archive Sept 19, 2009
School Days, Cool Days! I feel that chill in the air. It reminds me to be sure the yard is picked up as the snows will be coming soon. Crazy to say that snow is coming, but here in Summit County the majority of our area is 9,000ft above sea level or greater. A beautiful dusting was revealed Saturday morning hihg up on all the peaks. I have seen alot of yellow leaves on the Aspen, this Fall will be spectacular. Do not fret though! Activites still abound. Boat rentals at the Marina, Mountain Biking, Downhill Biking, HIking, Fishing, Boating. There is a never ending list of activites, farmers markets, art shows and music.
Be sure to check our schedule of events! I will keep the blog going to keep you informed. Enjoy!
Archive August, 1, 2009
The sun has been shining and we have had a plethora of blue bird days. An abundance of activities and events are in store for those of you who love to get out and about. Farmers Market's in Dillon, Frisco and Breckenridge will keep you stocked up on local produce. The Mountain Art Festival in Dillon, Art & Antiques in Frisco and a wonderful event in Frisco benefiting the Continental Divide Land Trust- Painting the Landscape, Preserving the Land will keep you intrigued! Head over to Breckenridge on Saturday and catch the Breckenridge Brewfest at Main Street Station! Over 50 Breweries will keep your mug filled while being entertained by Pimps of Joy Time, Oakhurst and The Luv Brothers. Be sure to stop by our booth to sign up for some great giveaways! A host of concerts will keep you dancing all weekend. The NRO, BMF, Music on Main Street in Frisco, Keystone Pavilion have a line up to please. Be sure to check out our Calendar of events it is filled with fun! Enjoy the Summit County Summer.
Archive July 10, 2009
Wow! What an incredible weekend. There was more to do then time would allow so everyone could pick and choose what interested them the most! Children were decorating bikes for the areas great parades. Towns were going all out with festivities galore. Art Shows, amusement rides, bouncy castles, bbq's. A plethora of folks took time to come visit. The economy was not getting in the way of a good time. Everyone is taking time for their family and friends. It really is what matters the most.
This week once again holds an adventure for anyone who takes some time to visit. Head to the Frisco Marina. Enjoy a boat rental and a BBQ at the Island Grill later with a beer. Head to Breckenridge for Bike Week. Some great demos await you and the town has a trail concierge to assist you find the perfect ride. Keystone is has great activities for the kids at River Run along with performanes at the Keystone Pavilion. Get out for a round of Golf, we have five courses to choose from! Be sure to check the website for a calendar of events and information on everything Summit County
Archive June 26, 2009
Our summer magazine is on the way to area racks and the publication is looking great! We are getting ready to up load all of our great articles so if you cannot grab a copy then read here online! One of my favorite subjects, Mountain Biking, is a feature article that reminded me that biking up in our woods is a world class experience. Speaking of that there are some huge biking events coming up: Firecracker 500, Breck Epic, Courage Classic and more! Be sure to check our event calendar for links and further information!
Archive June 15, 2009
It’s beginning! The beginning of the summer season is here!!! So many events, I cannot imagine anyone saying they are bored. Run the Rockies rolls into Frisco this weekend. The Breckenridge Art District and Associate Galleries have their Second Saturday Art walk. The Tour de Trash Mountain Bike Race is getting everyone up early for their classic race around the landfill. Maverick Sports Promotions has been putting on these incredible community races for years now and really reflect the community spirit of where we live. Check out their website http://www.mavports.com
Archive - June 1, 2009
The sun is shining and with all of the rain that fell it is really getting green out there! The golf courses are all open and if you are not familiar Summit County has five great golf courses to choose from. Not your game? How about some whitewater! The Blue is running and trips to the Arkansas, Eagle and Colorado Rivers are only a scenic ride away.
(or a lot) shopping! There are so many unique shops in Summit County. Breckenridge Main Street, Frisco Main Street, The Outlets at Silverthorne, Copper Mountain’s Burning Stones Plaza and Keystone’s River Run Village all have something to offer. There are great end of season sales going on out there. Check out our shopping page to get an idea of what is out there waiting for you! On my last night I would like to try out some of the areas fine dining. The Hearthstone Restaurant in Breckenridge or the Keystone Ranch are two award winning restaurants that are a true culinary experience. A complete day of bliss. A complete weekend of fun!
Archive March 16, 2009
Spring Break!!!! It is here and it sure does feel like spring. The winter gods are still shedding snow on our beautiful outdoor playground but the sun keeps coming around too! You all should be putting on the Green. St. Patty ‘s Day will be celebrated up in Summit County all weekend long! One very worthy event that everyone should get out for is the Breckenridge 2nd Saturday Art Walk! The Town of Breckenridge has become quite the art destination. We have fine art, photography, glass and other amazing mediums at over 11 different and unique galleries. Stop by between 4pm and 8pm for snacks, refreshments, art, and good company. Check out their website for a map www.breckgallerywalk.com
Archive - March 3, 2009
Another great week here in Summit will be followed by another AMAZING weekend! The sun has been shining profusely and as we would all love a powder day we don’t mind so much a blue bird day on the slopes or in the back country. This could be THE weekend to do it all. Saturday morning will start out with The 2009 Tubbs Romp to Stomp out breast cancer at the Frisco Nordic Center. Breast cancer strikes one in eight women and this amazing event is intended to help fund research to Stomp it out – literally. Registration is close to full so get on line quickly to see if you can sign up! http://www.tubbsromptostomp.com/registration.asp
ARCHIVE- Week of February 24 - March 3, 2009