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Copper Mountain – Summer Is Here!

Posted in: Copper Mountain- Jun 19, 2009 No Comments


Summer has arrived at Copper Mountain!  Celebrate Copper’s opening weekend, with free live music by MooseKnuckle and Mystery Achievement from 4-6 p.m. at Alpinista Mountain Bistro on Saturday, June 20, activities, specials and promotions.  Also, don’t miss the opening of Copper Creek today!  Enjoy some of your favorite summer activities at Copper such as Go-Karts, scenic chairlift rides, the climbing wall, West Lake activities, mini-golf, the Quad Power Jump and much more.  If you make to Copper Mountain this weekend let us know how it was!!


There is no shortage of family events at Copper this summer.  Copper brings back favorites and also introduces new events – the Mountain Home & Outdoor Expo, the Copper Cup, and extended guitar and songwriter’s workshops during Guitar Town and Copper Country.

3 Ring Weekend, July 3-5, will feature a live performance by the Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond, the first annual Reuse, Recycle, Rummage Sale, and continue with the environmental focus from last summer – Red, White, Blue and Green.  Back for the 20th year is the annual Courage Classic, July 25-27, raising money for the Children’s Hospital in Denver, with a 157-mile ride. Working in partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research, the famous Copper Triangle, August 1, has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides.

Guitar Town, August 7-9, will return for a 5th consecutive year, with the world’s best guitarists, featuring free guitar workshops, free live music, free screenings of the film Rock Prophecies, the ArtGuitar Silent Auction, Guitar Hero contests, and kid’s music activities all weekend. Make sure to check out 16-yr-old Amanda Shaw, a young music protégé, playing at Copper Country on Saturday, September 5.  New this year, and in conjunction with Guitar Town, is the Mountain Home & Outdoor Expo, August 8-9, showcasing the region’s best designers, builders and green practices.

A Labor Day festival tradition at Copper Mountain, Copper Country, September 4-6, during the annual Homeowner’s Weekend, celebrates the best of the American spirit.  Incredible free live music from headliners America and Little Feat, the Copper Country Arts Festival, a songwriter’s workshop, kids’ crafts, Copper Kids’ Corral, mechanical bull rides, a petting zoo and pony rides come together to make it THE Labor Day event for the entire family.

A new event this summer is the Copper Cup, August 28-30, which is a part of the Mountain States Cup Championship Series, the largest full-discipline mountain biking race series in the US.  In addition, Guitar Town is offering an extended guitar clinic on August 5-6 and Copper Country is offering a songwriter’s workshop prior to the weekend.

Keystone Skier Bridge

Posted in: Keystone- Jun 18, 2009 No Comments

The new Skier Bridge at the base of Keystone’s River Run Village is due to open for the July 4th celebrations!  This bridge is designed to allow guests to ski directly from the mountain into a newly enhanced skier plaza and skier services area.   We are so excited to have the skier bridge coming into the new Gondola that was added the the Keystone Mountain just last year.  This bridge is expected to cost $6 million dollars when it is completed.

The Gondola was complete during the 2008 summer and has a vertical rise

River Run Gondola

River Run Gondola

of 2,307 feet and a top-to-bottom average trip time of less than 12 minutes, the new eight-passenger River Run Gondola transports 2,400 people per hour, more than twice the amount of the old gondola.  This Gondola is planned to run both winter and summer.

I enjoyed the Gondola this past winter, but I was disappointed in the fact that it had no singles line.  The fact that Keystone wanted to fit 8 people in the cabin was a bit unrealistic as well.  When you add skis and snowboards eight is not a realistic number, but Keystone was insistenton forcing the issue to prove a point – what point I am not sure!  With that said the appearance, style and roomy cabins (with 5 to 6 people) and speed of the new Gondola at Keystone is a welcome add to this skier.  Did you experience the new Gondola this year?  If so what was your experience?

Posted in: Arapahoe Basin, Colorado Rockies Activities, Dillon Colorado, Frisco Colorado, Keystone, Loveland, Silverthorne, Travel News, Wildernest Colorado- Feb 05, 0215 No Comments

Moonlight Dinner Series- A Night in Spain

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Travel along the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees to savor the unique, bold flavors of Spain. This event is lift-served. Guests are also welcomed to hike or snowshoe to and from mid-mountain.

Executive Chef Christopher Rybak brings years of culinary experience and a passion for innovation to our Moonlight Dinner Series at Black Mountain Lodge. The classically-trained chef gathers inspiration from across the globe, and puts his own “A-Basin” spin on traditional flavors. “I love holding these Moonlight Dinners because they challenge me to evolve my culinary creativity,” said Rybak, who also serves as the Food and Beverage Director for all on-mountain dining options. Held on Saturdays during the full moon cycle, these dinners allow A-Basin guests to experience the mountain in an intimate yet social evening setting, while also enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors.


$85 plus tax

Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

Tentative Schedule Overview





Winter Sports Building

guest check-in

7pm – 7:30pm

Black Mountain Express

guests hike up or ride chairlift to Black Mountain Lodge



hors d’oeuvres



soup, salad & entrees

as ready



10:30 – 11pm

Black Mountain Express

guests hike down or ride chairlift to base area

Sample menu:

  • Tapas: Surtido de Quesos Españoles con Pasta de Membrillo, Almendras Marcona, Higos Secos (Assorted Spanish Cheeses with Quince Paste, Marcona Almonds, Dried Figs), Jamón Serrano, Chorizo y Secos, Linguica Embutidos (Serrano Ham, Dried Chorizo Linguica Sausage), Aceitunas Españolas, Corazones de Alcachofa a la Plancha, Piquillo y Pimientos de Piparras (Spanish Olives, Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Piquillo and Piparras Peppers), Tortillitas de Gambas (Prawn Fritters), Almejas con Jamon (Clams and Ham in Chili Sauce), Empanadillas with Tuna and Olives Garbonzos con Chorizo (Chickpeas with Chorizo), Txalupa (mushroom, shrimp and cheese tartlets), Lomos de anchoa con pate de olivas (Anchovy Tapenade and Onion Toasts), Bistec tartar de Michele (Spicy Steak Tartar)
  • Soup & salad: Gazpacho de tomate con vinagre de Pedro Ximenez (Chilled tomato soup with aged sherry vinegar), Avocado, Orange and Almond Salad.
  • Entrees: Spanish Turbot with Cava Sauce, Green Beans in Tomato Sauce, Whole Roasted Lamb, Wild Mushroom Polenta and Sauteed Fava Beans, Calves Liver in Almond Saffron Sauce, Potato Tortilla, Pollo en Samfaina (Chicken in Samfaina Sauce)
  • Desserts: Combination Plate – Brazos de gatano (Gypsy’s Arm Cake), Flan de Naranja (Orange Custard), Polvorones (Almond Short Bread)