Keystone Resort Offers Last-Minute Holiday Deals

Keystone Resort Offers Last-Minute Holiday Deals, Expanded Terrain and Festive Holiday Events and Activities

Keystone, Colo. — Dec. 17, 2013— Families and friends will be guaranteed a White Christmas this season at Keystone Resort. The Summit County, Colo. resort has received more than five feet of natural snow so far,

English: Keystone Village at night.

English: Keystone Village at night. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and is offering skiers and riders more than 1,600 acres of skiable terrain for the Holiday Season. Snow enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of on-and-off mountain activities including mountaintop snow cat tours, ice skating, snow tubing and the fourth year of Keystone’s popular Kidtopia family programming, complete with a mountaintop snow fort.

Limited Holiday lodging availability still exists for families looking to create unforgettable memories together without breaking the bank; Keystone’s lodging is available at up to 50% offthis Holiday season, and regardless of whether children are on the naughty or nice list, kids 12 and under ski for free with any two or more nights stay in one of Keystone’s many accommodation options. Keystone’s unprecedented Kids Ski Free offer even works during the Holiday period as the deal has no blackout dates throughout the entire ski season.

Keystone will kick-off the fourth year of Kidtopia activities on Saturday, Dec. 21, with the first installment of the weekly Riperoo Parade, featuring a professional float, the unveiling of this year’s mountaintop snow fort and the launch of daily activities including ice skating parties, meet-and-greets with the mountain’s adorable avalanche dogs and specialty programming including Cupcakes and Canvases (art classes complete with delicious cupcakes). For those looking to enjoy kid’s programming indoors, Keystone introduces the new Kidtopia Headquarters, an indoor space filled with fun activities including a new Ready, Paint, Firepottery shop.

Other Holiday festivitieswill include the resort’s famed 8,000 pound chocolate Village display, an ice skating showcase, Kidtopia fireworks show, carolers and a concert with Keller Williams and his Compadres. The big man himself, Santa Claus, will make a quick pit-stop for a special Holiday breakfastDec. 24, before he sets off on his busy night of gift-giving.

For families looking to gather around the Holiday table together, Keystone’s convenient inventory of condominium-style lodgingprovides all the comforts of home, including full kitchens in most units. Or, have someone else do the cooking and visit one of Keystone’s amazing dining outlets; special Holiday menus will be available at many of Keystone’s signature dining locations.

All of Keystone’s activities and amenities will be available daily throughout the Holiday season.

For more information about Keystone Resort and all of this year’s Holiday programming, please visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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Back to the Grind Rail Jam Returns to Keystone Resort

Back to the Grind Rail Jam Returns to Keystone Resort

Keystone Back to the Grind Rail Jam


KEYSTONE, Colo. Keystone Resort’s A51 Terrain Parkis back with the second rail jam of the season, Back to the Grind, Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Summit County resort. Following on the heels of the successful Backyard BBQ and Rail Jam, Back to the Grind will give skiers and riders the chance to jib their way to the top of the podium, with the chance to win huge prizes. Spectators will enjoy a fun evening featuring live music, giveaways, and plenty of under-the-lights action. Skiers and riders will take on a multi-rail feature on Keystone’s River Run face, adjacent to the Summit Express chairlift just outside the resort’s River Run Village. The competition will get underway at 3:30 p.m. and will continue as the sun sets into the late afternoon. Spectators can enjoy the high-energy action from great vantage points on-snow, the perfect end to another great day on the mountain.

Keystone opened for the season Nov. 1 and is now offering more than 100 acres of skiable terrain, including top-to-bottom skiing on the Spring Dipper and River Run trails. Beginners can enjoy the resort’s signature cruiser, Schoolmarm, with access to the Montezuma lift. Those looking to get in on the jibbing action can check out more than 20 features in A51’s mountaintop early season terrain park on the trail Scout, with easy lapping via the Ranger lift.

After taking advantage of the great early-season conditions as well as the progressive features in the early season park, skiers and riders can register to participate in the Saturday, Nov. 16 Back to the Grind rail jam that will begin at Noon with participant check-in and registration running until 3 p.m. The official event will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. on a multi-rail feature located at the base of the River Run face adjacent to the Summit Express chairlift.

Rail Jam Schedule Will Run as Follows

Pre-Qualifications
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Women’s Skiing
3:55 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Men’s Skiing
4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.  Women’s Snowboarding
4:45 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.  Men’s Snowboarding 

Finals
5:15 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.  Women’s Skiing
5:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Men’s Skiing
6:05 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.  Women’s Snowboarding
6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.  Men’s Snowboarding

Winners in both men’s and women’s snowboard and skiing categories will take home cash prizes, a new snowboard or a Keystone A-Basin Season Pass.

Spectators can jam out to tunes by DJ DC, snag sweet crowd giveaways from companies such as Candy Grind and Qdoba as well as check-out the latest gear at vendor tents.

Following the rail jam, spectators and participants can head over to Warren Station Center for the Arts located in River Run Village to catch a documentary about the life of Shane McConkey, one of the most legendary and groundbreaking freeskiers in the industry. Presented by Matchstick Productions, the film “McConkey” is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sport and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Doors open at 7 p.m. featuring Red Bull mixer specials with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. Buy online tickets now at https://mcconkeykeystone.eventbrite.comfor $10 or pay $12 at the door. For rail jam participants, flash your bib and tickets are only $7.

For those guests looking to make a last minute decision about where to ski/ride, Keystone has
introduced one-day advance purchase lift tickets online. New this season, snow enthusiasts
may purchase lift tickets at Keystonetickets.com just one day before heading to the mountain.
One-Day Peaks Advanced tickets will be available every day, all season long, offering up to 25% savings off window-rate tickets.

Registration for the rail jam costs $15 and can be purchased now at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7242990981.

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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Keystone Resort Set to Open for the Season

English: Keystone Village at night.

English: Keystone Village at night. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Keystone Resort Set to Open for the Season Friday, Nov. 1


Keystone, Colo. — Oct. 29, 2013Keystone Resort is getting ready to roll out the white carpet, welcoming guests to the 2013-2014 ski and snowboard season with the resort’s Opening Day on Friday, Nov. 1. Keystone will make its season debut with 65 skiable acres on Dercum Mountain, and a weekend of exciting events and activities will animate the start of another great season. Lifts will open at 9 a.m. Friday, with skiing and riding through 4 p.m.

Thanks to the round-the-clock efforts of Keystone’s snowmaking, grooming and mountain operations teams, the resort will open with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on the intermediate Spring Dipper and River Run trails. The River Run gondola, Summit Express, Montezuma and Ranger lifts will provide uphill access for skiers and riders. For beginners, the resort is offering a learning area at the top of the mountain on the Endeavor trail, complete with a carpet lift open to the public. Keystone’s renowned Ski&Ride School will also have ski and snowboard lessons available beginning Opening Day. Additionally, the resort’s A51 Terrain Park, ranked among the top parks in the world, is debuting the largest early season park in the country with more than 20 features on the Scout trail, all accessed by the designated Ranger chairlift. A beginner, intermediate and more advanced line will be available in the Park, each comprised of a selection of boxes and rails.

Guests can begin the morning with a treat of warm donut from Keystone’s renowned pastry chef Ned Archibald, as well as hot chocolate and coffee at the base of the River Run Gondola. In honor of the resort’s 43rdseason, the first 43 guests in line at the River Run Gondola will receive a Starbucks mug and gift card, while the first 200 skiers and riders in line for first chair will receive a raffle ticket, making them eligible for a number of great prizes including a GoPro Hero 3, a Never Summer snowboard and Keystone logo wear. On Opening Day, Epic Passholders will be eligible to receive a free Epic knit hat as one of the first 150 passholders to “flash” their pass at the Epic tent in Gondola Plaza. The weekend’s festivities will continue Friday and Saturday evening at the Get Stoked movie festival at Warren Station, located in the heart of Keystone’s River Run Village, featuring some of the year’s best ski and snowboard films. Free parking will be available in all resort parking lots Friday, Saturday and Sunday in appreciation of guests visiting the resort Opening Weekend.

Beginning  Opening Day, Keystone’s Kids Ski Free offer will return for a second season with children 12 and under receiving free lift tickets with just a two or more night stay in any of Keystone’s owned/operated lodging units. Keystone’s offer is as simple as childhood itself, without any red tape or restrictions; there are no blackout dates, giving families the freedom to take advantage of the special deal on weekends and throughout holiday periods, a rarity in the ski industry. Last season the resort provided more than 25,000 Kids Ski Free lift tickets and Keystone is proud to offer the industry’s simplest and most valuable Kids Ski Free program for a second year in a row. Reservations may be made at Keystoneresort.com or by calling 800-328-1323.

For those guests looking to make a last minute decision about where to ski/ride, Keystone has
introduced one-day advance purchase lift tickets online. New this season, snow enthusiasts
may purchase lift tickets at Keystonetickets.com just one day before heading to the mountain.
One-Day Peaks Advanced tickets will be available every day, all season long, offering up to 25% savings off window-rate tickets.

Pass products are on sale at Keystone Resort and available online at snow.com.
Not too late to Get your Epic Season Pass
Enjoy the ability to ski and ride 26 mountains in four countries on just one pass. Now including Canyons in Utah, the Epic Pass is available for $729 for adults and $379 for children (5-12 years old). The full Epic Pass, the best season pass deal in the ski industry, offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Canyons and Arapahoe Basin, as well as five days of skiing/riding at some of Europe’s most storied destinations.

New Keystone/A-Basin Pass
New this season, Vail Resorts introduces the Keystone A-Basin Pass™. Located minutes from I-70, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin offer easy access for skiers and riders, who will enjoy unlimited skiing and riding with holiday restrictions, with the added advantage of two of the longest ski and ride seasons in the state. Enjoy more than 4,000 acres of skiable terrain for just $299 for adults and $209 for children (5-12 years old).The best value in the ski industry, the Keystone A-Basin Pass™ pays for itself in less than three days on the mountain.

Keystone 4-Packs
For skiers and riders not yet ready to make the commitment to a season pass, the diverse terrain offerings of two favorite Colorado mountains may also be accessed via the Keystone-A-Basin 4-Pack product. For just $179, guests can enjoy four days of their choice, with limited blackout dates, between the two resorts. Now available online at Keystoneresort.com and at selectColorado Ski and Golf, Colorado Ski and Sport, Boulder Ski Deals and special event locations, guests can lock in four perfect days at up to 60% off daily lift ticket window rates.

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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Keystone Resort Hosts Second-Annual Backyard BBQ

Keystone Resort Hosts Second-Annual Backyard BBQ and Rail Jam, Featuring 25 Tons of Snow in KEY7711RIVERRUN_Jeff%20AndrewSeptember


KEYSTONE, Colo. —Back for a second year, the highly anticipated Backyard BBQ Rail Jam, the first competition in the popular A51 Rail Series, hits Keystone Resort Saturday, September 7 with 25 tons of snow. Competitors and spectators alike will enjoy a festive atmosphere with the first rail jam of the season in Colorado. With winter right around the corner, Keystone offers skiers and riders the opportunity to warm up for the season, testing out new tricks and skills on a multi-rail feature. For those with winter on their mind, 13-14 Winter Season Passes will also be available onsite at the Keystone Season Pass office throughout the event.

This year’s event has moved to a new location in River Run Village, making for not only a great competition set-up, but also improved spectator vantage points. The West Gondola Parking Lot, located behind the Keystone Sports and Inxpot Village locations, will feature a hillside setup complete with 25 tons of snow and a multi-rail feature that will lead into a wall ride. Competitors in men’s and women’s ski and snowboard divisions will have plenty of room for coming up with creative ways to try out tricks in hopes of walking away with great prizing such as cash, gift cards, GoPros, Never Summer Snowboards, Red Bull and much more.

Guests at the Resort can not only enjoy watching young talent display their skiing and riding skills, but also browse a spectator village filled with vendor tents from local industry favorites including Never Summer, Candy Grind and Phunkshun Wear. Cold beverages and bar-b-que will be available on-site from Keystone’s talented culinary team, while tunes spun by DJ Blue Collar Prophet will set the mood. Huge crowd giveaways will occur throughout the event, making the Backyard BBQ the perfect way to raise the stoke level for the upcoming winter season.

During and following the Backyard BBQ Rail Jam, participants and spectators can meander into River Run Village for the first annual Keystone Oktoberfest featuring tasty Colorado beers and plenty of German food. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with free live music from Those Austrian Guys from the village plaza stage, accompanied by traditional polka dancers. Commemorative beer steins will be available for $25 and will include three Colorado brew tickets for use at brewery tents such as Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery and Pug Ryan’s Brewery. For the younger crowd, free kids activities including a kids train, face painter and a bounce house will be available while parents sip on tasty German inspired ales.

A season pass on-site vendor tent will be selling the best value in skiing: the new Keystone A-Basin Pass™, as well as the complete lineup of Epic Pass products. Vail Resorts announced last week that the Epic Pass now grants passholders access to skiing and riding in six states and four countries, with the addition of France’s Les 3 Valles. The new Keystone A-Basin Pass™ pays for itself in less than three days on mountain, with passholders enjoying unlimited skiing and riding, with holiday restrictions, on more than 4,000 acres of terrain.

Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Rail Jam Registration and Check-In
11:15 a.m. Rail Jam Participant Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Women’s Snowboarding Preliminaries
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Women’s Skiing Preliminaries
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Men’s Snowboarding Preliminaries
2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Keystone Oktoberfest
Men’s Skiing Preliminaries
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Snowboarding Finals
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Skiing Finals
4:30 p.m. Awards

Registration for the Rail Jam costs $20 and can be accessed at http://keystonea51.eventbrite.com.

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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Smooth Bluegrass and Cold Beers On-tap at Keystone

Keystone Billboard

Keystone Billboard (Photo credit: paulswansen)

Smooth Bluegrass and Cold Beers On-tap at Keystone Resort‘s 17th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival

 

Bluegrass and Beer is a classic combination, and when you add in the comfortable mountain climate and Rocky Mountain fun offered at Keystone Resort, you have a weekend festival that’s not to be missed. Now in its 17th year, the Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival, August 2-4, will include a stellar lineup of bluegrass favorites, more than 30 breweries providing plenty of perfectly chilled refreshments and a variety of instructional seminars taught by some of the most respected names in bluegrass.

To begin the foot-stomping fun, Warren Station Center for the Arts will host a bluegrass kick-off party Friday, August 2, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. featuring Della Mae. Saturday morning will start early with a 9 a.m. bass seminar taught by Steve Roy, a well known upright bassist. The Shock Top Beer Garden, located just outside Warren Station in River Run Village, will open at Noon both Saturday and Sunday allowing guests to unwind and savor $5 pints while enjoying acoustic bluegrass music accompaniment from the adjacent Quaking Aspen Amphitheater beginning at 12:30 p.m. each day. When stomachs start to growl, festival attendees can enjoy a variety of food from some of Keystone’s finest restaurants, both Saturday and Sunday in the Village plaza from Noon-5 p.m. The festival’s other music venues include the Village Stage located in the heart of the River Run Events Plaza and Montezuma Plaza just inside the River Run information center, both of which will host live bluegrass acts including Hackensaw Boys and Sierra Hull, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The weekend’s seminars will conclude on Sunday with banjo instruction from Kyle Tuttle and a fiddle seminar taught by Phoebe Hunt.

Although Keystone’s summer temperatures rarely exceed 75 degrees in its comfortable mountain climate, thirst will be inspired by the tasty festival food and foot stomping fun throughout the weekend. Guests can reward their taste buds with brews from more than 30 breweries, offering up a total of more than 60 delicious recipes, perfect for enjoying under the Colorado sunshine. Favorite local breweries including Backcountry Brewery, Boulder Beer Co, Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co, New Belgium Brewing Co, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Colorado Cider Co and Aspen Brewing Co will be on-hand serving up their latest and greatest. Unlimited sampling of all the tasty brews is available for $40 for one-day passes and $75 for a weekend ticket. Sampling packages all include a souvenir mug.

If guests tire of the great live music or the delicious barley and hop mixtures and want to spend more time enjoying the scenic Rocky Mountains, Keystone provides plenty of summer activities. Mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, scenic lift rides, golfing on the resort’s two championship courses, children’s activities in Gondola Plaza and boating or paddle boarding on Keystone Lake will all be available throughout the weekend, offering the perfect opportunity to work up a thirst. Guests can make a weekend out of their Keystone visit with festival lodging packages starting at just $102 per person, per night, including one-day festival entry.

As with all Keystone festivals hosted by the Keystone Neighborhood Company, a portion of festival proceeds support local causes and charities. The main beneficiary for this year’s Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival is High Country Conservation Center. Each donation to this organization helps fund programs and services that promote practical solutions to waste reduction and resource conservation in our Mountain Community.

Complete schedule of events:

 

Time: Event: Cost:
8 p.m. – Doors Open 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Bluegrass Kick-Off Party: Della Mae $12 advance / $14 day of show
Time: Event: Cost:
9 a.m. Bass Seminar: Steve Roy $10 each / Free to Lodging Guests
10 a.m. Mandolin Seminar: John Frazier $10 each / Free to Lodging Guests
11 a.m. Guitar Seminar: Rebecca Frazier $10 each / Free to Lodging Guests
Noon Dobro Seminar: Todd Livingston $10 each / Free to Lodging Guests
Time: Event: Cost:
Noon – 5 p.m. Shock Top Beer Garden $6 per pint
Noon – 5 p.m. Festival Food Priced á la carte
Noon – 5 p.m. Kids Crafts Free & paid activities
1 p.m.– 5 p.m. Unlimited Micro-Brewery Samples $40 – 1 day // $75 – weekend
BLUEGRASS SATURDAY CONCERT LINEUP:
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spur of the Moment FREE
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hackensaw Boys FREE
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hit and Run FREE
3 p.m.– 5 p.m. Spur of the Moment FREE
3 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Sierra Hull FREE
3 p.m.– 5 p.m. Fruition FREE
8 p.m. – Doors Open 9 p.m. – Concert Saturday Night Bluegrass Showcase: Hot Rize and Red Knuckles $25 GA advance / $30 GA Door $35 Reserved Advance / $40 Door
Time: Event: Cost:
9 a.m. Banjo Seminar: Kyle Tuttle $10 each / Free to Lodging Guests
10 a.m. Fiddle Seminar: Phoebe Hunt $10 each / Free to Lodging Guests
Time: Event: Cost:
Noon – 5 p.m. Shock Top Beer Garden $6 per pint
Noon – 5 p.m. Festival Food Priced á la carte
Noon – 5 p.m. Kids Crafts Free & paid activities
1 p.m.– 5 p.m. Unlimited Micro-Brewery Samples $40 – 1 day // $75 – weekend
12:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Giddy Up Kitty
12:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Phoebe Hunt
12:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Hackensaw Boys
3 p.m.– 5 p.m. Giddy Up Kitty
3 p.m.– 5 p.m. Fruition
3 p.m.– 5 p.m. Sierra Hull

Bluegrass and Beer Attending Breweries:

 AC Golden Brewing Co, Backcountry Brewery, Boulder Beer Co, Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co, Left Hand Brewing Co, Shock Top Brewing Co, Odell Brewing Co, Palisade Brewing Co, San Luis Valley Brewing Co, Twisted Pine Brewing Co, Pug Ryan’s Brewery, Renegade Brewing Co, Upslope Brewing Co, New Belgium Brewing Co, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Colorado Cider Co, Aspen Brewing Co, Marble Brewery, Copper Kettle Brewing Co, Prost Brewing Co, Left Coast Brewing Co, Bonfire Brewing, Goose Island Brewing Co, Lone Tree Brewing Co, Full Sail Brewing, Elevation Beer Co

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

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Keystone Resort Celebrates Independence Day.

Keystone Bike Park

Keystone Bike Park (Photo credit: paulswansen)

Keystone Resort Celebrates Independence Day with Mountains of Fun


KEYSTONE, Colo. — As summer heats up across the country, Keystone Resort provides the perfect Holiday escape with cool mountain temperatures, plenty of outdoor activities and an array of Independence Day celebrations. The resort will be animated July 4 with Holiday activities including a children’s bike parade, fishing derby, barbecue, bike-in movie and spectacular lakeside fireworks display. But the excitement isn’t contained to just the 4th; the Resort will host a Campfire Social July 3, Kids Theater and Friday Afternoon Club with the Luv Brothers on July 5 and the Big Mountain Enduro mountain bike event July 6-7. With plenty of daily activities including hiking and biking, golf, stand-up paddle boarding and miniature golf, a Keystone vacation can stretch for days with plenty of outdoor recreation, a vibrant Village and fantastic dining options.

Fourth of July Ignites at Keystone Resort
America’s Birthday celebration will kick-off at Keystone’s Lakeside Village with the annual fishing derby. Children 13 and younger are invited to try their hand at fishing in Keystone’s gorgeous five-acre lake, while the rest of the family can enjoy an entertaining morning of cheering on the participants in this free activity. Following the fun at the lake the Children’s Bike Parade, a Keystone tradition, will take place in River Run Village. Kids of all ages will be provided with a complimentary bike decorating kit before taking off for a lap around the Village. Parents and guests can line the parade route cheering and enjoying the festive Holiday merriment.

The 4th of July wouldn’t be complete without a barbecue, and the Edgewater Grill will do all the work, letting Keystone guests relax and enjoy the mouthwatering goods while taking in the views of Lakeside Village. The grill will be fired up from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, giving guests the chance to grab some delicious grub before pedaling over to Keystone’s bike-in movie.

The summer classic The Sandlot will begin at 6:15 p.m. in Lakeside Village, a perfect way to end a great day in the Colorado sunshine. The movie is free, and refreshments will be available on-site. Guests are also invited to participate in the pre-movie bike ride around the Lake; bikes are available for rent at the Keystone Adventure Center.

The night will conclude with a fireworks display over Keystone Lake. The fireworks show will take place at 9:00 p.m. and is weather dependent.

Campfire Social, July 3
Before the fun on the Fourth, swing by Keystone Stables for a weekly guest welcome reception, hosted fireside. Guests are invited to this free activity, with hot dogs and s’mores available for purchase on-site, which includes a tour of the gorgeous Keystone Stables, the perfect spot to soak in a Colorado sunset. The Saloon will also be open throughout the event offering delicious beverages for children and adults alike. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. Free transportation to the Stables is available via Keystone’s convenient in-resort transportation system.

Kidtopia Kids Theater and Friday Afternoon Club, July 5
The Holiday amusement at Keystone continues Friday, July 5 with the Kidtopia Kids Theater’s weekly performance of Golden. Two shows, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., are hosted every Friday in the quaint Quaking Aspen Amphitheater in River Run Village. Kids of all ages will adore this high-energy twist on the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears storyline. Named “Best Colorado Theatre West of Denver” by the Colorado Theatre Guild and “One of Colorado’s Top Ten Theatres Outside Denver” by the Denver Post, the Lake Dillon Theatre brings a high-quality, high-altitude musical performance not to be missed. Tickets are free to guests lodging with Keystone hospitality.

Whether you spend the morning at the theater, or snow tubing in July, the place to be for Happy Hour is atop Dercum Mountain for Keystone’s weekly Friday Afternoon Club. Scenic gondola rides to the mountaintop are free after 3:00 p.m. and guests will enjoy a variety of lawn games including ladder ball, corn hole and slack lining on the Dercum Summit. A full bar is available as is the Summit House’s delicious barbecue from the Overlook Grill. Free live music begins at 4:00 p.m. with local favorites the Luv Brothers rocking the stage.

Big Mountain Enduro, July 6-7
For those looking to really kick their Holiday Weekend into high gear, Keystone will host the third stop on the Big Mountain Enduro (BME) summer tour, Saturday and Sunday July 6 and 7. This pro-level race is sold out, but guests can enjoy great spectator vantage points across the mountain, as participants tackle grueling uphill climbs and white-knuckle descents.

Please note, the Keystone Bike Park will be closed until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6 for race activity. The Park will reopen 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with FREE bike park access for all guests. Bike rentals will also be available at a 50% discount at Keystone Sports in River Run Village. The Bike Park will be closed all day on Sunday, July 7 for the BME event. Keystone apologizes for any inconvenience.

Keystone Resort Lodging Deals
Spend the weekend in Keystone’s mountain setting with comfortable temperatures that rarely exceed 75 degrees and plenty of mountain sunshine by taking advantage of lodging deals that include up to $33 off. For more information about Keystone’s great lodging options call 800-239-9291 or visit www.keystoneresort.com.

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

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Snake River Festival Back to its Roots

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English: Keystone Resort with Lake Deutsch: Keystone Resort mit See (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Born almost twenty years ago, the Snake River Festival presented by Warriors Cycling and Rocky Mountain Endurance Series (RME), is back at Keystone Resort Saturday, June 29 through Sunday, June 30 with a weekend full of dynamic and beneficial activities. Guests can test their skills in a number of mountain biking races, take in the stunning natural setting during outdoor yoga classes, and soak in the cuteness of a children’s balance bike race. The weekend will be filled with high-energy mountain recreation, allowing guests to tap into their inner athlete or outdoor enthusiast in a gorgeous Rocky Mountain environment.

Kicking-off the festival Saturday, June 29 the Snake River Mountain Challenge will test individual’s stamina and endurance during a number of grueling cross-country courses that encompass the entire Keystone Mountain Bike Park. Visit http://www.warriorscycling.com/races/snake-river for course map and info.

Saturday’s Divisions Run As Follows:

  • Marathon –  ~ 3 laps, 54 miles
  • Half Marathon –  ~ 2 laps, 36 miles
  • XC –  ~ 1 lap, 18 miles
  • Half XC –  ~ Half lap, 10 miles
  • Juniors – mileage and course vary according to age. 17-18 race XC. 13-16 race Half XC. 11-12 race shortened course approx 6 miles.

For those who are inclined to take their Saturday at a slower pace, the Festival will be offering up plenty of entertaining and relaxing activities for both adults and children. Free live music will begin Saturday at 1p.m. in River Run Village featuring Danna Rocks, coupled with an Oskar Blues Beer Garden and food to enjoy while jamming out and relaxing in the sun. Kids can enjoy a bounty of festivities such as free face painting and caricature drawings, as well as paid activities including the Keystone Kidz Zone featuring a bouncy house, bungee trampolines and gem panning.

Sunday will include a wider range of Festival events geared towards families, such as a progressive bike skills clinic, yoga in the Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre, a children’s balance bike race and recreational guided group mountain bike rides, all free for Snake River Festival attendees. Kid’s activities will again run throughout the day as well as a free concert featuring the infamous 80’s Six Million Dollar band.

This year’s event returns the Snake River Festival to its origins at Keystone Resort, where the event began almost 20 years ago. Attendees will appreciate the Resort’s long-standing mountain bike tradition in both a challenging and enjoyable way. The festival atmosphere and range of events will provide something for all guests; from seasoned mountain bikers to beginners and families too. For race registration and competition fees visit http://www.warriorscycling.com/races/snake-river/registration.

Schedule of Events
Friday:  
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration and Check-in
Saturday:
7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration and Check-in.  Must check-in 1/2 hour before start.
9:00 a.m. Marathon Start
9:30 a.m. Half Marathon Start
10:00 a.m. XC Start, Half XC, Juniors Start, Kidz Zone open, bouncy house, face painting, kids activities all day
1:00 p.m. Warriors Kids Race for 10 and under
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Live Music in River Run, Oskar Blues Beer Garden and Food
1:30 p.m. XC, Half XC and Junior Awards
3:00 p.m. Marathon, Half Marathon Awards
Sunday:
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration and Check-in for free Sunday activities.
9:00 a.m. Progressive Bike Skills Clinic
10:00 a.m. Yoga in Quaking Aspen Ampitheatre
10:00 a.m. Kidz Zone open, bouncy house, face painting, kids activities all day
11:30 a.m.-1:30p.m. Recreational Guided Group Rides for all abilities
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Music in River Run
2:00 p.m. Balance Bike Race for not-yet pedaling kids
Lodging for the weekend starts at just $144 per night in one of Keystone’s slopeside condominiums. Guests can choose from an array of accommodation options, as well as enjoy all of Keystone’s exciting summer activities throughout the weekend.

Please note, the Keystone Mountain Bike Park will be closed to the public until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29 for the Snake River Mountain Challenge. The Park will reopen from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. with bike haul tickets available for just $15. The Bike Park will be open to the public for normal operations beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 30.

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

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Pepper Bacon wrapped Brats (Photo credit: paulswansen)

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour Provides a Sizzling Good Time at Keystone Resort

Is there anything quite like the scent of bacon wafting into the crisp summer mountain air? If that thought gets your mouth watering, be sure to put Keystone Resort’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, June 22-23 on the calendar. Now in its third year, the two-day event will feature more than a ton of Iowa and Colorado bacon along with bacon-inspired cuisine from over 18 food vendors, live music, and samples of Beggin’ Strips® for those with bacon-loving four-legged friends. New this year, the festival has added Colorado’s Biggest Bacon Bloody Mary Bar, sponsored by Hair of the Dawg Bloody Mary Mix, and a bacon education series for those looking to earn a diploma for their knowledge of their favorite pork-tastic treat.

“The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour believes bacon education is at the core of a healthy bacon economy,” said event co-founder, Brooks Reynolds.

“So, we’ve introduced a lecture series hosted by Certified Bacon InstructorsTM including the likes of Eden Farms’ Nick Jones and Denver Bacon Company’s Justin Brunson. With famous bacon purveyors at the head of the class, participants are sure to receive a first class bacon education.”

For those guests not interested in earning an All About Bacon DiplomaTM, cutting class will mean joining fellow bacon-lovers in Keystone’s picturesque River Run Village, sampling unique and delectable treats from bacon purveyors and area Chefs and restaurants, listening to live music from bands like Hell’s Belles and the Steeldrivers and enjoying icy cold beverages in the Colorado sunshine.

One-day bacon tasting tickets start at only $30, with weekend tasting packages beginning at $50, including an event koozie and souvenir sunglasses. Keystone Resort lodging packages including tasting tickets start at just $97 per person, per night or $173 for the weekend (two nights lodging and a two-day tasting ticket).

To offset a delicious afternoon in the Village, Keystone offers a variety of calorie-burning mountain activities including downhill and cross-country biking and scenic hiking for all levels. Live music throughout the weekend as well as a lively festival atmosphere is free to all guests. And don’t forget to bring the youngest members of the family, because on top of having the chance to nibble away on bacon, kid’s craft activities will be offered throughout the weekend.

Weekend Schedule of Entertainment:

Saturday, June 22
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bacon Festival, River Run Events Plaza—tickets required for sampling
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Crafts, Ina’s Bridge (between Village and Gondola)—free and paid activities
1:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. Concert: Hamilton Loomis, River Run Main Stage (Free)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bacon U Lecture Series, Warren Station Center for the Arts (Free)
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Concert: Hell’s Belles, River Run Main Stage (Free)
Sunday, June 23
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bacon Festival, River Run Events Plaza—tickets required for sampling
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Crafts, Ina’s Bridge (between Village and Gondola)—free and paid activities
1:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. Concert: Hamilton Loomis, River Run Main Stage (Free)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bacon U Lecture Series, Warren Station Center for the Arts (Free)
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Concert: The SteelDrivers, River Run Main Stage (Free)

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

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Keystone Ranch Golf Course Opens Friday, May 31

Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Keystone, Colorado

Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Keystone, Colorado (Photo credit: danperry.com)

Golf is in full swing at Keystone Resort, as the Keystone Ranch course opens with 18 holes of play Friday, May 31. The Ranch will join the 18 holes of mountain-style play currently available at Keystone’s River Course. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a full summer of fun on the greens with a variety of Keystone golf season pass products currently available, providing access to all 36 holes of championship play.

The Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed Keystone Ranch follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front-nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout.  Winding through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake, this par-72 course features slight elevation changes and many bunkers for a scenic, challenging round of play.

Golfers can relax at the comfortable Ranch Clubhouse, enjoying breathtaking views and full-service facilities such as lockers rooms, a fully stocked golf shop and the Keystone Ranch Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and après food and beverages daily. The Ranch’s deck overlooks the course’s back nine and provides one of the best sunset views in Summit County, making it the perfect locale for a post-round beverage.

Throughout the Summer Keystone’s golf courses will offer various lessons and clinics specifically geared at improving guest’s game in a productive and friendly atmosphere. Half-hour private lessons with a PGA professional that are individually tailored to guest’s skill level and goals are available for $50 and clinics such as Boomers on the Links at The River Course perfect for seniors and Just for Junior Golf Clinics great for 17 and under golfers will also be available throughout the season.

Stay and play for a weekend in Keystone’s pleasant 70-degree summer weather with the Resort’s golf and lodging package that starts at $90 per person and saves guests 33% on lodging when paired with a round of golf. To book now visit www.keystoneresort.com or call 800-328-1323.

On August 21, Keystone Resort will host a prestigious clinic with Nancy Lopez, winner of Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in 1978, which will include breakfast, putting exhibition with Lopez, short game clinic stations focused on putting, chipping, pitching and sand followed by a delicious boxed lunch. Golfers will have the chance to round out the day with nine holes on the Keystone Ranch Golf Course with Lopez hitting a par three with each group. Lodging packages at the Keystone Lodge & Spa start at the special rate of $158 per night and the Keystone Spa will also be providing participants a discounted Keystone Custom Massage or Facial for only $105 ($55 off). Visit http://www.ll4g.com to register for the event.

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Keystone Resort Announces Headliner Events.

Keystone Resort Announces Headliner Events for Summer 2013. The mountain fun at WelcomeKeystone Resort doesn’t end when the snow melts; a summer of adventure awaits in the stunning Rocky Mountains. Throughout the season, Keystone offers a variety of events and activities for every kind of family or group. For adrenaline junkies, challenging downhill and endurance-testing adventure races allow you to push the limits while enjoying the spectacular natural surroundings. For those looking to enjoy the mountain splendor at a slower pace, Keystone offers a lineup of signature Village festivals, featuring perfect pairings including Wine and Jazz and Bluegrass and Beer. With a plethora of activities and exciting events, everyone in your family or group can appreciate the mountain environment at their speed. Don’t forget to check out Keystone’s abundance of daily on-and-off mountain activities from white water rafting to golf, to hiking, to scenic gondola rides. Keystone’s amazing assortment of lodging options and diverse fine and casual dining offerings provide the perfect way to reconnect or reminisce after a day spent pursuing passions separately, or together. With a new adventure available around every turn, choose a weekend event to enjoy and extend your stay to revel in all that Keystone has to offer by taking advantage of great summer packages and Play for Free activities included with a two night stay or more.

Summer 2013 Headliner Events

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour
Dates: June 22-23
Location: River Run Village
Back for a third-year, Keystone Resort will host the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour in River Run Village Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23 from 1p.m.-6p.m. This weekend-long festival brings in thousands of pounds of bacon from well-known bacon purveyors such as Tender Belly, Eden Farms and Denver Bacon Company as well as Keystone food vendors serving up creative bacon inspired dishes. Enjoy tastes ranging from salty bacon wrapped scallops to sweet bacon sprinkled s’mores while sipping on a cold beer or a bacon bloody mary. Listen to bands such as Hamilton Loomis and the Steeldrivers while meandering through the many bacon tents or find a patio deck to relax on while munching on the tasty treats. For children, the festival provides kids craft sessions along Ina’s Bridge and for adults, Warren Station Center for the Arts will be hosting a bacon seminar from 3p.m.-4p.m. each day. Advance tickets start at $30 per person and include an event koozie, a pair of commemorative sunglasses, bacon bucks for vendor tents and unlimited bacon tasting at purveyor tents. Buy now at www.keystonefestivals.com. Lodging packages start at $80 per person and include one night of lodging and one day ticket for the festival. To book now visit www.keystoneresort.com.

Snake River Festival
Dates: June 29-30
Location: River Run Village and Keystone Mountain Bike Park
Rocky Mountain Endurance (RME) presents the Snake River Festival taking place Saturday, June 29-Sunday, June 30 in River Run Village and in the Keystone Mountain Bike Park. Great for the entire family, the Snake River Festival will not only host a weekend of RME mountain bike racing, but will also provide guided group rides, individually self-guided marked course rides, coaching clinics, kids activities, music, yoga, food, a beer garden, bike movie and more. The festival is not only for avid mountain bike riders, but also for those who wish to either evolve into being a better mountain bike rider or for families who want to spend more time on two-wheels together. On-site registration is available for a $10 fee. For more information visit http://www.warriorscycling.com/races/snake-river-mtb-festival.

Big Mountain Enduro
Dates: July 6-7
Location: River Run Village and Keystone Mountain Bike Park
The Big Mountain Enduro Series presented by Yeti Cycles is an authentic multi-stage, multi-day annual Enduro series throughout the most picturesque vacation destinations in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Stopping at Keystone Saturday, July 6-Sunday, July 7, this much anticipated competition offers some of the biggest and most challenging terrain in the Keystone Mountain Bike Park. The race will follow a mix of the European formats; tying in epic backcountry on big terrain, as well as lift-accessed stages blended in along the way. Courses will feature predominantly downhill timed “special” stages linked together by non-timed liaison climbing stages. This rapidly growing discipline combines the physical endurance of cross-country riding with the technical difficulty and excitement of downhill racing. The 2013 Big Mountain Enduro Series will encompass over 40,000 vertical feet of descending world-class singletrack throughout the entire season. Keystone’s course is specially designed to give participants a unique riding experience, including high altitude trails and long descents that will test athlete’s pure strength, endurance and bike handling skills. In sum, this unprecedented race will showcase some of the best trails at Keystone Resort, while hosting many of the top all-around mountain bikers from across the globe, ultimately catering to all types of riders in an entertaining atmosphere for the entire family and local communities to enjoy. For more information visit www.warriorscycling.com.

Wine and Jazz Festival
Dates: July 12-14
Location: River Run Village
Beginning Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14 Keystone Resort will host the annual Wine and Jazz Festival in River Run Village from 1p.m.-5p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 7p.m.-10p.m. Friday. The Reserve Wine Tasting Dinner in Warren Station Center for the Arts will kick-off the festival Friday evening with an array of the world’s finest wines, classy entertainment and gourmet food. Saturday and Sunday will feature over three-hundred wines readily available for tasting amongst the many vendor tents throughout the Village as well as educational wine seminars happening in Warren Station Center for the Arts. Wine Seminars include options such as “Chocolate & Wine,” “Great Summer Wines for Any Occasion,” and “Champagne on a Sunday Morn.” Musical performers will hit the plaza stage Saturday and Sunday during the festival, featuring Jazz musicians such as Joel Rodney, Will Donato, Mia Boarders, Jackiem Joyner and Dotsero. Early bird ticket pricing starts at $55 for a one-day ticket and includes an official Keystone Wine and Jazz tasting glass, unlimited sampling of over 300 wines and five gourmet food tickets. Buy tickets now at www.keystonefestivals.com. Lodging packages start at $105 per person and include a one-day tasting ticket and one-night of lodging at the Inn at Keystone. Book now at www.keystoneresort.com.

XTERRA Wild Running Festival
Dates: July 13-14
Location: Lakeside Village
XTERRA in-conjunction with Keystone Resort announces a weekend of running events for every age and skill level Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14 in Lakeside Village. The weekend will consist of seven trail races ranging from silly to serious as well as music, food, beer & wine, trail running clinics and nightly gatherings. XTERRA has a myriad of trail races on tap for the weekend including their signature event, the XTERRA Wild Obstacle Course Run—inspired by Mother Nature, the course will be tough, muddy and fun with a series of man-made and natural hazards for runners to navigate and conquer. Other races happening throughout the weekend will include an XTERRA Night Run, XTERRA Run to the Sun: an uphill trail challenge featuring 2,000 ft. of climbing, XTERRA Keystone 5K/10K, XTERRA Snake River Relay: a team-oriented dash-n-splash and XTERRA Wild Kids K: fun for the wee ones. Visit www.runningusa.org/xterra-wildfor more information.

Bluegrass and Beer Festival
Dates: August 2-4
Location: River Run Village
For the 17th year in a row, Keystone Resort will host the annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival Friday, August 2-Sunday, August 4 in River Run Village. Beginning Friday at 8p.m. Warren Station Center for the Arts will present the Blugerass Kick-Off Party with Della Mae. Saturday and Sunday will consist of Bluegrass Seminars at Warren Station Center for the Arts starting at 9a.m. followed by the Shock Top Beer Garden, Festival Food and Kids Crafts running from 12p.m.-5p.m. each day. The instructional bluegrass seminars, costing $10 each or free to lodging guests, will range from Mandolin Seminar with John Frazier to Fiddle Seminar with Phoebe Hunt offering festival attendees the chance to learn the art of Bluegrass. Live music will hit the stage at 12:30p.m. daily with a line-up consisting of acts such as Spur of the Moment, Hackensaw Boys, Hit and Run, Sierra Hull and Fruition. Beer tasting will begin at 1p.m. and run until 5p.m. Saturday and Sunday offering featured beers from over 30 microbreweries such as Boulder Beer Co., Breckenridge Brewery, New Belgium Brewing Co. and Left Hand Brewing Co. Tasting day tickets start at the Early Bird Price of $35 per day inclusive of an official Keystone Bluegrass and Beer sampling mug and unlimited tasting of over 30 breweries specialty beers. Buy tickets now at www.keystonefestivals.com. Lodging packages start at $102 per person and includes one night of lodging and on day tasting ticket. Visit www.keystoneresort.comto book now.

Cirque Du Wheels
Dates: August 31-September 1
Location: River Run Village
For the first time, Rocky Mountain Endurance is bringing a circus on wheels to Keystone Resort Saturday, August 31-Sunday, September 1 in River Run Village. This weekend-long festival’s main act consists of a 12 hour bike relay race that will begin Sunday morning at 7a.m. and finish at 7p.m. Sunday night. Prior to the big relay race, Saturday’s activities line-up consists of plenty to do including a costume cruiser ride, circus procession on wheels, a beer garden, bonfire, prizes and live music. Beginning Saturday night at 7p.m. live music will hit the stage for a concert to top off the first day of festivities. During the relay race on Sunday the festival will feature carnival games with a ringmaster, live performers as well as an awards ceremony after the finale of the relay race. Registration info and more details coming soon at www.keystoneresort.com.

Taste of Keystone
Date: September 1
Location: Lakeside Village
Coming back to Lakeside Village for the 25th year in a row, The Taste of Keystone happening Sunday, September 1 from 11a.m.-3p.m. allows Keystone festival goers the opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisine from Keystone’s best restaurants. Featuring tastings from Keystone’s signature AAA four-diamond rated restaurants—Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge and the Keystone Ranch as well as food treats from other restaurants such as the Bighorn Steakhouse and the Black Bear Grill, the one-day festival will offer a wider range of flavors in bite-size tastings. Free music and children’s activities will be available throughout the event as well as a silent auction benefitting Mountain Mentors. Tasting tickets cost one-dollar each with samples generally ranging from two-five tickets. Visit www.keystoneresort.com for updated information throughout the summer.

A51 River Run Rail Series: Backyard BBQ Rail Jam
Date: September 7
Location: River Run Face
Back for its second-year due to popular demand, The Backyard BBQ Rail Jam, part of the A51 River Run Rail Series will take place at the base of the River Run Face across from the Summit Express Chairlift Saturday, September 7. Featuring a multi-rail set-up, participants will have the chance to throw-down their best tricks in front of the judges to snag the top spot and take home sweet prizing. Real snow will be brought in for the event making skiing and snowboarding on the rail set-up similar to in-season conditions. Live music, food and beer will be available throughout the day as well as crowd-giveaways. Sponsor tents will be available for browsing the latest equipment while enjoying the earliest rail jam in Summit County. Entry into the rail jam costs $20. Visit www.keystoneresort.comfor updated information throughout the summer.

For full event listings and details throughout the summer season please visit the Keystone Resort website at www.keystoneresort.com.

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