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Colorado Wines: Guy Drew Vineyards

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

  In 1998 Guy Drew and his wife Ruth did what so many other couples would love to do, they left their corporate careers and bought a 155-acre property near Cortez to establish Guy Drew Vineyards and winery. While developing the land, the couple got an up-close look at the area’s heritage when they unearthed ruins from the ancient Pueblos that lived and farmed there about 1,000 years ago. The mineral-rich alluvial soils range from heavy clay loam to sandy loam. Vineyards at this elevation receive intense sun, meaning growing seasons are hot and dry with cooler nights. The result, says Drew, is a more mature, deeper color and flavor. The higher...

Sunlight Mountain Resort Elects First Mini Mayor

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

This is way too cute, officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort have named four-year-old Elijah Mattson of Glenwood Springs as the ski area’s first elected Mini-Mayor. The move comes after Mattson launched a spirited campaign on social media, earning him a free season pass. On Nov. 14, Matson took to Facebook and Twitter to soap-box for an early opening to the 2015-16 ski season. Within hours, Mattson’s campaign – imploring ski area officials to open early – drew nearly 1,000 impressions. Watch Elijah Mattson soap-box for an early opening at Sunlight MTN. A source at Sunlight said after seeing the impact of Mattson’s campaign, resort officials huddled in the East Chamber of the...

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Opening Early

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open for daily operations Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 continuing to open Colorado up for the ski and ride season. Aspen Mountain will now offer top-to-bottom skiing and Snowmass is slated to open 350 acres of terrain with both mountains offering more than 3,200 feet of vertical. The mountains are opening five days prior to the resort’s scheduled opening date.   Aspen Mountain unveils top-to-bottom skiing with Spar Gulch and Little Nell trails now on the roster of open runs, which brings the resort’s acreage up to 218. Advanced runs including Summit and Seibert’s will be added to the list of open runs and all new terrain will...

Colorado Red Wines – Holiday Suggestions: Sutcliffe Vineyards

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Deep, rich shades of red: Colorado is named after its auburn landscape, but its fast becoming known for Colorado red wines (and white) pouring from its vineyards. More than 65 million liters of wine are sold in the state annually, and each year a growing portion of those are home grown in the Centennial State.  Today more than 120 grape growers tend to vineyards tucked among foothills and valleys some 4,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level.  The 1,000 acres of vineyards in Colorado are some of the highest in the World and they are said to be similar to European wine regions; they have more alkaline, and are not...

All Things Ski Mountaineering – Skimo Racing in Frisco

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

The Town of Frisco and Summit Skimo Club are presenting an early winter instructional series to introduce folks to all things ski mountaineering (Skimo) racing. Briefly stated, ski mountaineering racing or Skimo is uphill/downhill ski racing. This instructional series starts on November 19 with a free introductory session and will continue on December 2, December 16 and January 27 at $15 each or $40 for the final three. The series will culminate in a Skimo race at the Frisco Adventure Park on January 27. Newbie and beginner to expert racers are encouraged to participate in this instructional series, as there is sure to be something for everyone to learn and practice. Expert presenters...

Steamboat Ski Resort Opening Early for the 2015/16 Season

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

The snow has been falling up in Steamboat Springs and the weather pattern has assisted the Steamboat Ski Resort in a newly announced early opening day! This Saturday the Christie Peak Express chairlift will begin loading joyful skiers and snow boarders to begin their season. With 41 inches of natural snowfall at its mid-mountain location in November, sustained cold temperatures, aggressive snowmaking efforts and additional snow in the forecast, the Steamboat Ski Resort announced an early opening to the 2015/16 winter season. “The Champagne Powder® snow has been falling in abundance this month and shows no signs of letting up,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “We’re excited...

Voormi – Handcrafted Warmth

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Fishing, MTN Town Magazine, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

A rising star in the apparel market Voormi is creating small batch, locally crafted, wool outwear that is destined to become your go to piece season after season. This company is helping breath life into one of our Colorado mountain town communities, Pagosa Springs and is a true family owned and operated business. After retiring from a position with Microsoft, Dan English, Voormi’s CEO, began looking for a small authentic mountain town to live simply and reconnect with the environment. Pagosa Springs was where he found a place to reconnect along with his family and soon grow a company that embraces the phrase ‘Made in America with Pride’. Men’s Falline Jacket   It is here...

Frisco Food Scene – a mile of culinary treats

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

The Town of Frisco food scene contains a plethora of fabulous dining opportunities along their stretch of Main Street. From fine dining to a casual cup of coffee there is something for everyone to enjoy no matter your budget or attire. Colorado casual is usually the word for all of these locations and more. Here is a round up of options: BOATYARD AMERICAN GRILL Join owner Cindy Spaulding and her family for a delicious lunch or dinner out in her wonderful restaurant. Everyone is friendly and service is prompt and efficient. The menu is extensive offering hearty pastas, wood oven baked pizza, a multitude of salads, grilled meats, sandwiches, burgers and...

8th Annual CAIC Benefit Bash

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

The Friends of CAIC is proud to host the 8th Annual CAIC Benefit Bash November 14th and is presented by: Outdoor Research, Arc’teryx, Voile, Ortovox, Strafe Outerwear, Backcountry Access, Vail Resorts Epic Promise, and Black Diamond. Featuring great beer from New Belgium Brewing and great music from Steamboat’s Missed The Boat! We invite you to help support avalanche forecasting and education throughout the State of Colorado. The evening will begot at 5pm on Saturday, November 14th and will be filled with live music, tasty food, incredible beverages, and great people. We will be hosting another massive silent auction and giving away door prizes to the crowd. This funding is crucial for the...

Edible Marijuana – The Green Scene 411

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

There has been quite a bit of controversy about edible marijuana (cannabis) in the news lately. “Edibles” are most often referred to as any product intended to be consumed orally that also contains marijuana as an ingredient. These days there is a wide range of edible food types, including drinks, cookies, baked goods, candies, oils, butters and pills. We are not here to discuss the controversy but to relay information on the consumption of edibles. Edible marijuana products that are eaten have a number of key differences from marijuana that is inhaled by smoking. When ingested marijuana enters the digestive system and is processed differently than marijuana that enters...

CDOT Passenger Vehicle Traction and Chain Laws

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

Another major change coming to the I-70 Mountain Corridor includes the implementation of the CDOT Passenger Vehicle Traction and Chain Laws. If weather conditions require, CDOT will implement a Traction Law, also known as a Code 15. Under a Traction Law, all passenger vehicles will need to have either snow tires, tires with the mud/snow (M/S) designation, or a four-wheel drive vehicle — all tires must have a minimum one-eighth inch tread.   During severe winter storms, CDOT will implement a Passenger Vehicle Chain Law, also known as a Code 16 — this is the final safety measure before the highway is closed. Under a Passenger Vehicle Chain Law, every vehicle on the roadway is required to have...

Cake – A Georgetown Bakery

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

The name of this bakery, Cake, is simple and says all there is inside the front door. Cake & Bakery, there is no pretension, no gimmicks, no high end interior finishes. It is a one woman show whose love of baking is whipped up into every batch of her cooking in Georgetown.     Cake, LLC’s owner “Kat” Kathlene Coffield, is a 3rd generation chef who grew up with the sounds of clinking dishes, background chatter and the aroma of fine food all around her. Both her parents and grandparents were chefs and so she too has absorbed their knowledge and enhanced it with formal culinary training and apprentice time in...

Know Before You Go – Avalanche Awareness Program

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding, Sponsors | 0 comments

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center and the Utah Avalanche Center reached a HUGE milestone this week with Know Before You Go. This week the two organizations are officially launching the new Know Before You Go avalanche awareness program intended for distribution across North America.  This is a very ambitious program and involved many dozens of supporters and contributors.  Aaron Carlson,Executive Director of Friends of CAICsaid “We are exhausted but very proud of the results. Our goal is to reach an estimated 300,000 backcountry users this winter across North America and to deliver the message that they can get out in the snow, have fun, and come home alive by following...

Colorado Ski Season 2015/16 OPENING DATES

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Loveland Ski Area is the first to open for the Colorado 2015/16 Ski Season and we couldn’t be more pleased!  Wondering she very one else is opening? We have the full list but remember, everything is subject to change so check the areas website to be sure. ~ COLORADO SKI SEASON 2015/16 OPENING DATES ~ *** Arapahoe Basin – Mid October, 2015 Aspen Highlands – December 12, 2015 Aspen Mountain – November 26, 2015 Beaver Creek – November 25, 2016 Breckenridge – November 13, 2015 Buttermilk December – 12, 2015 Cooper – December 12, 2015 Copper Mountain – November 13, 2015 Crested Butte...