Colorado Mountain Town Festivities, Food and Fun This Weekend

Presidents Day Weekend is closing in on us and the events have amped up! There is something for everyone including the quiet retreat of our forests and back country. This list below is lengthy. If your looking for some additional activities then try our New PLAY & STAY page! Tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park is one of the AWESOME activities listed.

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February 16, 2013
Valentine’s Day Weekend at A-Basin, Arapahoe Basin
Join us at Black Mountain Lodge for a Valentine’s weekend feast. Bring your sweetheart and join us on the mountain Saturday, February 16, 2013, for a Valentine’s dinner like no other. The snowy peaks of the Continental Divide provide the backdrop for a unique Valentine’s weekend dining experience: a plated, five-course dinner created by Food & Beverage Director Christopher Rybak served in our rustic, romantic Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain. Ride the Black Mountain Express lift and take your relationship to new heights at your mountain getaway and allow yourself to relax and enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced meal.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-ARAPAHOE. Seatings will occur every 15 minutes from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Please prepare to check-in approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled seating. Cost: $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. For more information please visithttp://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx?id=104c3ee9-3688-4385-ace7-d5585ef6fbbd

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February 16 -17, 2013
Innaugural WinterWonderGrass Festival, Vail Valley’s Edwards
The first annual WinterWonderGrass festival is coming to the Vail Valley on February 16th and 17th, 2013.  Mixing the finest ingredients of the Colorado lifestyle and delivering a batch to the global winter audience and local music enthusiasts.  Lively regional, national and local bluegrass, craft beers, warm BBQ & local food will surround locals and Vail’s experience seeking guests in a Winter Wonderland.  This intimate gathering will focus on great local BBQ, brews, community business and support of bluegrass music 3-10PM each day. Crazy Mountain Brewery plays host to this year’s festival, offering the backdrop of the beautiful New York Mountain Range. www.winterwondergrass.com

 

February 16, 2013
En Fuego – Fat Saturday, Copper Mountain
Masks, beads, and N’awlins drink specials will be found around Copper as we celebrate Mardi Gras with a Woodward Rail Jam, tunes mixed by DJ Cajun Chris, a Mardi Gras parade, and performance by Cosmic Fire! Schedule of events: 7:00pm – Purple, yellow and green fireworks over West Lake. Visitwww.CopperColorado.com for event information and more or call 866-841-2481.
February 16, 2013
Woodward Forum Rail Jam, Copper Mountain
Come out for a night time rail jam under the lights with prizes provided by Forum Snowboards! Visitwww.CopperColorado.com for event information and more or call 866-841-2481.

 

February 16, 2013
Family Race Day, Loveland
Visit Loveland as we host another free Family Race Day. The race will take place on Firecut off Chair 2 from 10am – 2pm and will be open to skiers and snowboards of all ages and abilities. Come out and race each other for bragging rights and medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd fastest time in many different age categories. The race is free and open to everyone. Just sign up the morning of on the Basin Patio or at the top of the course.

 

February 16, 2013
Romance on the Rails Brunch Train, Durango
Celebrate Valentine’s Day as you experience turn-of-the-century ambiance with your loved one onboard a Premium or Deluxe-Class car as it travels along the Animas River. Please visit www.durangotrain.com for more information.

 

February 16 – 17, 2013
Winter Wine Weekend, Keystone
Visit Keystone for a weekend of wine and cuisine in Warren Station Center for the Arts located in the heart of River Run Village.. Saturday night kicks off with a wine tasting, food and music. Sunday you don’t want to miss the chef demo, wine pairing and dinner. Pricing in advance is as follows: $30/Saturday Night, $55/Sunday Night, $80/Both Nights.  For more information visit www.warrenstation.com 

 

February 16-17, 2013 
FirstBank Wax Shack, Copper Mountain
At FirstBank we’re big fans of Copper Mountain. And to show our love, we will be providing free quick waxes for your skis or board on February 18th and 19th near Burning Stones Plaza located in Center Village. Stop by our tent anytime throughout the day, get hooked up with free wax and make it a day to remember. FirstBank, Member FDIC. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for event information and more or call 866-841-2481.

 

February 16 – 17, 2013
Grand Park Dog Days of Winter, Grand Park
Grand Park will once again go to the dogs for the annual Dog Days of Winter sled dog races, Feb. 16-17. The International Sled Dog Racing Association-sanctioned races will offer slots for sled teams of four, six and eight dogs, a three-dog junior division and one- and two-dog skijoring, where mushers are pulled by their pooches atop cross-country skis. For more information please visithttp://www.playwinterpark.com/dogdaysofwinter.html

 

February 16 – 18, 2013
Subaru’s Master the Mountain, Loveland
Subaru has created an event weekend dedicated to promoting a safe and enjoyable snowrider environment. Subaru’s Master of The Mountain events include free mini-lessons, Nordica demos and an insider’s look at the operations of the National Ski Patrol with an avalanche awareness and beacon training session. Free goodies and prizes surround the event as a Subaru command post is set up at the base of the mountain complete with free hot chocolate and coffee. The first 100 Subaru drivers to enter the parking lot receive VIP treatment with front row parking right next to Lift 1. This promises to be a weekend you won’t want to miss. Participation is free to all skiers and snowboarders with a valid lift ticket. For more information please visithttp://www.skiloveland.com/events/February.aspx

 

February 16 – 17, 2013
Grand Park Dog Days of Winter, Grand Park
Grand Park will once again go to the dogs for the annual Dog Days of Winter sled dog races, Feb. 16-17. The International Sled Dog Racing Association-sanctioned races will offer slots for sled teams of four, six and eight dogs, a three-dog junior division and one- and two-dog skijoring, where mushers are pulled by their pooches atop cross-country skis. For more information please visithttp://www.playwinterpark.com/dogdaysofwinter.html

 

February 17, 2013
USASA Giant Slalom and Slalom Competition, Crested Butte
Come bear witness to some of the region’s most talented young rippers as they compete to earn their spot at the 2013 USASA National Championships. Competitor and parent lift tickets available at registration. For more information please visit http://www.usasa.org/regions/rockies-region/swcolorado.html

 

February 17, 2013
USASA-Sanctioned Slopestyle, Winter Park
The Rocky Mountain Snowboard and FreeSki Series is the largest and longest running amateur snowboard and freeskier series in the Nation. For more information please visit http://www.winterparkresort.com/the-mountain/terrain-parks/terrain-park-events-calendar/event-details/2013/02/0217-usasa-sanctioned-slopestyle.aspx
February 17, 2013 
Winter Photographers Train, Durango
This is a rare opportunity to see and photograph a Mixed Consist with both passenger coaches and freight cars! You can also reserve space to join us for a night shoot in the D&S yard the night before the Photographers’ Train. For more information please visit www.durangotrain.com

February 1 – 28, 2013
New Sheridan Opera House, Aspen
For more information please visit http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/

February 1 – 31, 2013
Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge
For more information please visit http://www.backstagetheatre.org/pages/index.htm

February 1 – 28, 2013
New Sheridan Opera House , Telluride
For more information please visit http://www.sheridanoperahouse.com/

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