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Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Events, Sponsors | 0 comments

WinterWonderGrass Festival 2016

WinterWonderGrass Festival 2016

Avon’s majestic snowy mountains are an incredible backdrop for three days of Music and Brews and is the foundation for the WinterWonderGrass Festival returning to the Vail Valley February 19- 21 for it’s fourth year. This year the event will feature more than 25 bands and 18 Colorado breweries over three days. WinterWonderGrass Festival is the perfect storm of world-class bluegrass, roots and acoustic artists, craft beer and libations and star filled Rocky Mountain nights encapsulating all things Colorado. WinterWonderGrass is the most revered outdoor winter bluegrass and craft beer festival, entering its 4th year in Colorado and has elevated the fan experience to an exceptional level. WinterWonderGrass packs an incredible amount of fun into it’s three day event, offering attendees the community and spirit of a small gathering with a contagious high energy. With the unbroken sound of acoustic rooted jams coming from 4 different stages throughout the weekend, the music never stops. Drawing from the environmental beauty and mountain lifestyle the majestic New York Mountain Range provides the backdrop...

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Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding, Cannabis and Marijuana | 0 comments

Carpoolers Unite! Mountain Rideshare Day

Carpoolers Unite! Mountain Rideshare Day

To encourage mountain travelers to carpool, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting its second annual Mountain Rideshare Day on Saturday, Feb. 6, offering carpoolers exclusive discounts and deals at resorts and mountain businesses – Carpoolers unite! More than 30,000 vehicles can pass through the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels on a winter weekend day, with an average of 2.6 passengers in each one. However, if each vehicle filled their empty seats and instead had four occupants, 10,000 fewer cars would travel through the Tunnel each day. Ski resorts and the Town of Breckenridge are offering exclusive carpooler discounts to support ridesharing as a way to reduce congestion, save money and help the environment. Deals include:  A-Basin is offering a $74 discounted day adult lift ticket for people that carpool with four or more people. They will also hold 30 parking spots in the Early Riser lot for the first carpoolers that arrive. Once the Early Riser spots are taken, additional carpoolers will be parked by parking staff. Breckenridge is offering a $5 parking discount for vehicles...

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Arts, MTN Town Magazine, Sponsors | 0 comments

BreckCreate: Breckenridge Creative Arts

BreckCreate: Breckenridge Creative Arts

At a time when the arts struggle for funding in major cities, town and schools across America the Town of Breckenridge has impressively stepped up to make all disciplines a vital part of the community with BreckCreate: Breckenridge Creative Arts. Established in 2014, Breckenridge Creative Arts was developed by the Town to support and promote arts, culture, and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. The nonprofit organization is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, facilities, and partnerships that collectively bring to life the cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. Breckenridge Creative Arts, also dubbed BreckCreate (kind of like RecCreate), or BCA, is headed by arts and festival veteran Robb Woulfe who moved to Breckenridge following a long and successful career as the Executive and Artistic Director of the internationally lauded Ann Arbor Summer Festival. As President and CEO of BreckCreate, he envisions the initiative as “making Breckenridge a world-leading creative destination.” Towards that purpose, Breckenridge Creative Arts has three main responsibilities, according to Woulfe. The first...

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Events, Bicycling | 0 comments

WinterBike 2016 at Copper Mountain

WinterBike 2016 at Copper Mountain

Now in its 5th year WinterBike is back January 23rd at Copper Mountain. It’s a family affair with Strider LittleBike and JuniorBike races capped off by the annual night time mountain bike race around the resort.   Kids ages 9 and under will gather at the start line at 4:30 p.m. to partake in the Strider LittleBike fun-ride through Center Village with prizes awarded for best flair and decked out bike. JuniorBike kicks off at 5 p.m., giving younger competitors ages 10-16 a taste of what winter biking is all about as they conquer the on-mountain course. Registration for both LittleBike and JuniorBike is free.   The main event begins at 6:30 p.m. when WinterBike racers take off into the night to conquer the challenging climbs and snowy 8-mile course throughout Copper’s Villages and on-mountain terrain. Registration for all races begins at 3 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza, Center Village. The cost to enter WinterBike is $20, with all proceeds benefitting Leadville’s Cloud City Wheelers, a bicycle club whose mission...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Bicycling, MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

Fat Biking Fever in Crested Butte and Beyond

Fat Biking Fever in Crested Butte and Beyond

Fat Biking fever is sweeping through mountain towns around the US as winter destinations look to expand on activities other than skiing and the ever-loved après scene. It’s no surprise that Crested Butte is leading the charge considering the town is a bike mecca in the summer. It feels like a prerequisite to own at least 3 different bikes to live here. The town rallies around biking with Crested Butte Bike Week every June, Bridges of the Butte and the Chainless, not to mention spontaneous townie tours erupting for anything from full moons, fundraisers, parties, and even 4/20 when there isn’t snow on the ground. Some people have a summer townie and now a fat bike winter townie while some people are even riding fat bikes in the middle of summer on dirt trails, because, why not? Did you know the fat tires provide more natural suspension? Crested Butte, CO, a name synonymous with mountain biking, is one of many towns incorporating fat biking into the winter sports scene. with rentals available at...

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