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Colorado Mountain Town Farmer’s Markets

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in MTN Life | 0 comments

The Colorado Mountain Town Farmer’s Markets are kicking off for 2017 and we have the complete list of locations with times and dates to gather the freshest fruits and vegetables for your table. Markets big and small will tempt you with local produce, freshly baked goods, hand-crafted gourmet treats and more. Here is a full list: Aspen – Saturdays June 11 – October 8, 8am – 3pm Breckenridge – Sundays June 19 – September 11, 9am – 2pm Buena Vista – Sundays June 5 – October 9, 9am – 1pm Carbondale – Wednesdays June 8  – September 28, 10:00am – 3:00pm Crested Butte  – Sundays June 5 – October 12, 10:00am – 2:00pm Dillon – Fridays June 10 – September 16 (except August 8th), 9:00 am – 2:00 pm...

Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny 2017

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Music Scene | 0 comments

WOW the Breckenridge Brewery announced today that tickets to its annual Hootenanny are now on sale. It is their 27th Anniversary, same as ours.. we moved to Breckenridge and bellied up to their bar when it opened! So many great brew’licious memories.   The Hootenanny will take place Saturday, July 8th from 11am to 7pm at the brewery’s Littleton campus with a stacked line-up of eight bands on two stages. The annual anniversary celebration started as a backyard block party and has grown to become a widely anticipated summer event. The brewery location provides the perfect backdrop for dancing, beer tastings, barbecue tents and raucous jams. It is the first of several concerts scheduled to take place at Breckenridge Brewery...

Great(er) Grand Junction

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in MTN Town Magazine, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

Story by Kristen Lummis   It’s a hot summer day in Colorado’s Grand Valley and great(er) Grand Junction.   With the mercury pushing 90, I’ve found a cool respite on a shady, breezy patio. Hummingbirds flit amongst flowers and bountiful clouds fill the sky.   I’m biting into an organic peach the size of a grapefruit, trying not to spill a single drop of heavenly nectar, despite the fact it’s running down my fingers to my wrists.   As I savor this peach, just one of the many local delights we’ll eat this summer, I’m pretty sure I live in the center of the universe.    My brother and...

9th annual Campout for the Cause

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Music Scene, Sponsors | 0 comments

Now we know summer is on its way, Campout for the Cause 2017 has announced their dates! Bonfire Entertainment, founders of WinterWonderGrass has announced their 2017 lineup and a BIG change. They have moved locations for Campout for the Cause music and yoga festival to the idyllic Meadows property in Buena Vista, Colorado. The new location is wrapped in hay meadows and old growth cottonwood trees framing views of the 14,000′ Collegiate Peaks. Dancing in the Long Meadow, hanging out on the Island Beach and camping along Cottonwood Creek, are the perfect elements to create the ultimate refreshing weekend and to host the 9th annual Campout. Campout for the Cause...

Taco Del Gnar – Gnar’licious!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Please be warned, the taco you are about to experience is addicting, and you will want more, and you will plan your trip around the ability to get in on time to have one, two or five of these gnar’licious menu selections at Taco Del Gnar. I was on my way with a friend to The Ride Festival this past summer when, on our final ascent to Telluride, my friend Ali announced in Ridgway that we MUST stop for a Taco. I had grabbed a quick bite in Gunnison and was still a bit full but she said that I had to have at least one taco, I would...

Keystone Resort is Snow Fun for Spring

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Family, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

With 21 inches of snow in the past week and Keystone Resort remaining open until Sunday, April 16, the extended season will allow skiers and riders to enjoy an extra week of late season snow fun and turns through Easter. Don’t put away the skis and snowboards just yet. Plus, season pass holders can bring their friends and utilize remaining buddy passes for 50 percent off the window ticket rate during the final week of the season, April 10-16. Beginning Monday, April 10, all skier services including lift tickets and season passes, ski school, retail, food and beverage, and parking will be based out of River Run Village. On-mountain food and...

CKS Paddlefest 2017

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Events, Sponsors | 0 comments

We are counting down, CKS Paddlefest 2017 is just a few months away and we want you to save the date! Whether you want to compete or try new sports through clinics, Paddlefest will be hosting a range of events for you to try, including kayaking, SUP boarding, running, and rock climbing. There will be: Whitewater events with river-based water events for class II-IV SUP, Kayak, and Rafting. Flatwater events, clinics, demos, and competitions for all ages and ability levels!    Whitewater events with river-based water events for class II-IV SUP, Kayak, and Rafting. Flatwater events, clinics, demos, and competitions for all ages and ability levels. some experience will be necessary.   ...

Gypsum Creek Golf Course – Tee It Up High

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Golf, MTN Life | 0 comments

Gypsum Creek Golf Course – Golf is played in some of the most incredible settings in the world. Part of its allure is the sheer beauty of the experience. The time spent with friends in an outdoor wonderland is priceless. Gypsum Creek Nowhere is that more obvious than here in Colorado. We are blessed with some of the finest golf in the world right outside of our back door. Cool nights, warm, sunny days and majestic views in every direction make for a golf experience that is second to none. Our mountains provide a nearly perfect setting to play the game. The demands of everyday life keep most of...

Spring Butte – Crested Butte

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

There is no shortage of snow at Crested Butte Mountain Resort as the final few weeks of the ski season come into focus. We were there when the snow started dumping in December and we just got back this past week from an amazing trip with Spring like temps and conditions. The resort has received over 300 inches of snow this winter and is 100% open. As Colorado mountain town enthusiasts search for their last turns of the 2016-2017 winter season, there are plenty of reasons to make a trip to Crested Butte. To celebrate the plentiful snowfall and quintessential Colorado bluebird days, April is the perfect time for...

Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Haven’t had a chance to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking this past winter? How about Backcountry skiing? Would you like to experience some of Buena Vista’s incredible trails and scenery? Then head to BV on Saturday, March 18th for The Trailhead and Buena Vista Mountain Adventures Buena Vista Backcountry Experience Day. Test out a variety of winter sports with the latest gear on incredible trails. Try something new or experience the latest gear and get tips and instruction from the professionals. Here’s what you can try: – MSR Snowshoes – Dynafit Backcountry Skis – Salomon Cross-Country Skis – Fat Bikes provided by Boneshaker Cycles   LOCATION The...

5 Keys to Transition from Renting to Owning

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Homes and Realty | 0 comments

Well look at you.  Ready to plunk down your investment and move from paying somebody else’s mortgage to covering your own? Buying a home and getting out of the rental game is a significant step in one’s life. But now that you’ve decided to live in one place for longer than a 12-month lease, there are some fundamental things you should know about the differences between being a tenant and being the home owner. Here are some key considerations and suggestions, from Steamboat Springs Realtor Cheryl Foote, to factor in when transitioning to home ownership.   Upfront Costs: Prepare Yourself You’ll recall how hard it may have seemed to...

Grass Sticks Ski Poles

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Gear, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Grass Sticks bamboo ski poles was born in 2014 in a garage in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Andrew Beckler, an engineer-turned-ski bum/coach/ski instructor, averaged over 100 days a season, and grew tired of ugly, bent, kinked and broken poles. He knew there had to be a better way. So Beckler set out to create a better pole and Grass Sticks was born. Why bamboo?  It’s an amazing material with the tensile strength of steel and a compressive strength greater than concrete. The Calcutta Bamboo from India, when cut to the length of a ski pole provides the perfect combination of rigidity and flexibility so it won’t snap or kink like aluminum....

Jeannie Thoren, Champion of Women Skiers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Jeannie Thoren has come full circle. At age 6 she learned to ski at Ishpeming, Michigan, near the home of her grandparents. Last year, 62 years later, she was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in that same town. What this Minnesota native has done to deserve the highest honor in skiing is no less of a miracle, considering the opposition she’s overcome. “I broke the arctic ice ceiling. Every time someone said I was crazy, I dug in my heels and stood my ground,” Thoren says on becoming the Ralph Nader of women’s ski equipment.     Her journey began when she was a...

The Warming Hut Restaurant, Breckenridge

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

You will not want to miss stepping into The Warming Hut Restaurant when visiting Breckenridge. The Warming Hut feels like you’re arriving at someone’s cozy Victorian home and in many ways you are. Ms. Stacey Brooks, the owner of the Warming Hut welcomes everyone sincerely upon arrival and her highly attentive staff treat you like you’re a favorite relative visiting for a holiday. The brightly painted establishment with large windows, that still houses glass from the late 1800’s, remind you a little of grandma’s, but the chic and eclectic furnishings with a great collection of paintings keep the look updated and fresh. Seating is plentiful and would be a...