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Colorado is Open for the 2017 2018 Ski Season

Posted in: Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Breckeridge Ullr Festival, Colorado Rockies Activities, Copper Mountain, Dillon Colorado, Frisco Colorado, Keystone, Loveland, Media, Silverthorne, Summit County Colorado, Top Vacations Destinations, Travel News, Vail, Wildernest Colorado- Oct 12, 2017 No Comments

A-Basin Opens the 2017 2018 Ski season In COLORADO

A-Basin Ski Area announced Tuesday that its slopes will open for the 2017-2018 ski season on Friday the 13th.    The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9 a.m., with access to the intermediate High Noon trail.

“Mother Nature has been kind to the Basin,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin’s chief operation officer. “It’s exciting to kick off the ski season earlier than usual, and welcome winter back to Colorado.”

Full-day lift tickets will cost $79 through Dec. 15 for adults. Kids and young adults (ages 15-18) can hit the slopes for cheaper.

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Cooler temperatures and snowfall made it possible for the Summit County ski areas to get an earlier start on the season.

Opening day is a party at A-Basin, featuring neon and outfits. Skiing typically takes a back seat to the celebration of welcoming back winter!!!

We are all excited to get the skis and boards on the slope!!

 

COPPER COUNTRY

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COPPER COUNTRY

September 1st – 3rd

Summer at Copper wouldn’t be complete without Copper Country. On September 2 – 3, this free Labor Day tradition offers world-renowned musical acts and an artisan show. The 2017 line-up is set to include The Spinners, WAR, Vintage Trouble, The Long Players, Savannah Jack, Country Showdown and more.

A Labor Day festival tradition at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado, Copper Country celebrates the best of the American spirit. Incredible FREE live music, a fine arts exhibition, and Jim Beam Pub Crawl make this THE Labor Day event for the entire family.

Copper Country 2017 Acts:

Music begins at noon Saturday & Sunday.

Other Weekend Activities

Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest

September 02, 2017

Dig out the lederhosen and bring out the family for Keystone’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest taking place in the River Run Village on Saturday, September 3rd. Start the day with the River Run Merchant Tent Sale along with the Das Bier Burner 5K Run and get primed for the festivities later in the day.  The 5K benefits SOS Outreach and starts at noon.  Register in advance at www.DasBierBurner.com.  The Summit Concert Band kicks off the music at 1pm and Keystone’s local favorite Those Austrian Guys take the stage at 2pm and play throughout the day until 6pm. There will be plenty of kid’s activities including free face painters, a bounce house and the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, Polka Dancers along with a River Run Merchant tent sale to clear out the summer inventory.  Come sample beers from New Belgium Brewery!  Buy a Keystone Oktoberfest 2016 Commemorative Stein for $35 and get 3 New Belgium seasonal beers with the mug or stein purchase and $5 refills. Free concerts, food booths, kids’ activities and beer flowing from 1pm – 6pm.

Friday, September 1st

TIME EVENT LOCATION COST
10:00AM-6:00PM River Run Merchant Tent Sale River Run Village Varies
3:00PM-6:00PM

Friday Afternoon Club – Free Gondola Rides

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Summit House FREE

Saturday, September 2nd

TIME EVENT LOCATION COST
10:00AM-6:00PM River Run Merchant Tent Sale River Run Village Varies
12:00PM Summitcove.com Das Bier Burner 5K  River Run Village $20 – $40
1:00PM – 6:00PM

Keystone’s Oktoberfest Beer Tents Open:

Your favorite fall craft beers flowing. Purchase a commemorative stein and included are three New Belgium beers of your choice from the beer garden!

River Run Village Buy Tickets
1:00PM -6:00PM FREE Kids Activities River Run Village FREE
1:00PM -2:00PM Concert: Summit Concert Band River Run Village FREE
2:00PM-3:00PM Concert: Those Austrian Guys River Run Village FREE
3:00PM-3:30PM Edelweiss Polka Dancers River Run Village FREE
3:30PM-4:30PM Concert: Those Austrian Guys River Run Village FREE
4:30PM-5:00PM Edelweiss Polka Dancers River Run Village FREE
5:00PM-6:00PM Concert: Those Austrian Guys River Run Events Plaza FREE

 

CIDER CIRCUS

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CIDER CIRCUS

FRI AUG 25 – SAT AUG 26

While this circus doesn’t come with 3 rings, there is still plenty of fanfare to be had at Cider Circus, August 25 – 26.  Sample craft ciders and brews while enjoying jugglers, mimes, clowns and acrobats. Sip and enjoy live music.

Kick off the weekend, with the Circus Sunset 5k. Post-race enjoy live music, demos and reward yourself at the Big Top Cheese Pairing which offers artisan food expertly paired with craft cider. The 5k mountain adventure includes: long-sleeve premium technical t-shirt, post-race snacks and drinks, athlete photography, entry into the Big Top Cheese Pairing and (2) beverage tickets to taste the finest craft ciders and beers!

Think you don’t like cider? Think again! This event is for tried and true cider-lovers, and we’ll have some great craft beer for those of you who think cider is not for you, though we’re betting you’ll leave with a cider favorite, or two, or three…

The Cider Circus will offer more than 75 craft cider and craft beers for sampling. From nano and micro cideries to obscure, handpicked craft beers, you’ll enjoy amazing creations from our participating cider houses and breweries…

Mountain Town Music Festival

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Mountain Town Music Festival

August 18, 2017 – August 19, 2017

A celebration of all things Colorado.  Warm summer days, free live music from national acts and the harvest season for our colorful state. Come spend the weekend in Colorado’s high country and celebrate the waning of summer and squeeze in that one last mountain adventure before the aspens start to turn their golden hues.

National acts grace the River Run Village stage and local food vendors will line the streets concocting their best peach recipes as well as other harvest favorites such as; Rocky Ford melons, Olathe sweet corn & elk.  Both the sweet and the savory, for you to enjoy. Dance the day away with free live music, from Todo Mundo, Mingo Fishtrap, Miner and headliner Brett Dennen. The festival will also feature vendors from across Colorado highlighting hammocks, original art, pet goodies, jewelry, clothing and more!  As always there will be activities for the kiddos with face painters and plant your own flowerpot.  A signature fireworks show on Saturday night will light up the skies over River Run Village and with Dercum Mountain in the background there’s not a prettier place to take in the evening’s spectacle.

A-la-carte Tasting Tickets: $1 for one Tasting Ticket – each tasting ticket can be exchanged for food items at all participating food vendor tents or beer/wine/liquor at the bar tents.

Friday, August 18th

TIME EVENT LOCATION COST
3:00PM – 6:00PM

Friday Afternoon Club – Free Gondola Rides

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Summit House Free

Saturday, August 19th

TIME EVENT LOCATION COST
1:00PM-8:30PM Colorado Food and Beer Garden Open River Run Village Varies – tasting tickets can be purchased onsite
2:00PM – 7:00PM KidsZone – face painters and crafts Buffalo Courtyard Free & Paid Activities
2:00PM – 3:30PM Concert: River Run Main Stage Free
4:00PM – 5:30PM Concert:  River Run Main Stage FREE
6:00PM-7:30PM Concert: River Run Main Stage FREE
8:00PM-9:30PM Concert: River Run Main Stage Free
9:30PM Fireworks Show Over River Run Village River Run Village Free

 

33RD ANNUAL GENUINE JAZZ AND WINE FESTIVAL

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33RD ANNUAL GENUINE JAZZ AND WINE FESTIVAL

August 18 August 20, 2017

Enjoy smooth and fusion jazz from nationally-recognized artists at the 32nd annual Genuine Jazz and Wine, August 18 – 20. Live music from Rick Braun, Joey Sommerville, Marcus Anderson, Keiko Matsui and Paul Taylor plus food and wine tastings make for a smooth mountain getaway.

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AUGUST 18-19-20 2017

Mingle with the Stars of Jazz!

• Keiko Matsui • Ronnie Laws • Alex Bugnon 

• Joey Sommerville • Paul Taylor • Jackiem Joyner

Relax in the beautiful backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, as stars from Smooth Jazz, Fusion and Mainstream Jazz, delight your senses. Known for its scenic splendor, internationally renowned talent and diverse wine selection, Genuine Jazz & Wine delivers a one of a kind, fan-based experience that attendees talk about throughout the year.  All ticketed performances with national acts are held in the beautiful and intimate ballroom…there is never a rain out. In addition to amazing live jazz music, sample some of the country’s best wines.

Friday Night
9:00pm – PAUL TAYLOR

Saturday
12:00pm JOEY SOMMERVILLE

2:30pm ALEX BUGNON

5:00pm RONNIE LAWS 

7:30pm KEIKO MATSUI

9:00pm ALL STAR JAM

Sunday
12:00pm JACKIEM JOYNER

White

  • Ruffino Borgo Pinot Grigio
  • Ruffino Proseco
  • Ruffino Moscato D’Asti
  • Bluefield Riesling
  • Dreaming Tree White Blend
  • Tom Gore Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Robert Mondavi Private Select Pinot Grigio
  • Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Muscato
  • Hogue Genesis Riesling

Red

  • Diseno Malbec
  • Dreaming Tree Crush
  • Mark West Pinot Noir
  • Ravenswood Zinfandel
  • Fransiscan Estate Cabernet
  • Robert Mondavi Private Select Malbec
  • Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Merlot
  • Tom Gore Cabernet
  • Saved Red Blend
  • Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel

 Tasting Tips

http://www.winemag.com/how-to-taste-wine/