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Birds of Prey Men’s Downhill –

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Our friends at were out this weekend checking out the Birds of Prey Men’s Downhill and all of the excitement that goes along with it. Here is what she had to say. Men’s Downhill – A few fun facts about this hill – Birds of Prey course starts at 11,427ft and the finish is at 8,957 for a total vertical drop 2,470ft over 1.52 miles and the ALL THE RACERS including 21-year-old Andreas Zampa of Slovakia who placed 47th completed the course in LESS than 1 minute and 48 seconds. WTF!   The Birds of Prey course is so steep that sections never hold snow (it slides off) and is generally a...

Sunlight Mountain Resort to Open Early for 2015/16

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

More than two feet of natural snow that fell in November has allowed Sunlight Mountain Resort to open early for its 49th season of skiing and snowboarding. Sunlight’s lifts will start turning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, one week ahead of its originally planned opening of Dec. 11. The ski area will be open through the weekend with nearly 300 skiable acres on an 18 inch base serviced by the Tercero and Segundo lifts. Sunlight will not be open the week of Dec. 7-10, and plans to reopen for the season on Dec. 11. “The early snow definitely elevated the stoke factor among our avid skiers and riders, our phones...

Frisco Wassail Days 2015

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Oh my goodness, this is so much fun, Frisco Wassail Days is returning to Frisco December 4-13, 2015. This week long celebration of all things winter features 500 luminaries on Frisco’s Main Street, an Ugly Sweater Challenge, Santa visits, Breakfast with Santa, a Wassail Night at the Museum and a soup competition with a side of tubing. Tubing? Yes, Tubing!     Frisco’s Wassail Days was founded on the notion that throwing out the welcome mat during the winter holidays means that you offer everyone a special treat, wassail. Wassail is hot spiced cider, and over the years Frisco businesses have perfected this drink and have collectively served over 5,000 free...

Team Summit 35th Annual Ski Ball Celebration and Fundraiser

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Find some of your best Colorado Mountain Town formal because the Keystone Conference for you, it’s the 35th Annual Team Summit Ski Ball! This Saturday December 5th from 6pm to 11pm you will be entertained. Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, a delicious Dinner, Event Program, Live Auction and crazy dancing with MC Tom Fricke from Krystal 93 will make this a night to remember, all for a great cause! EVENT SCHEDULE: Cocktail hour 6pm – 7pm  Hand passed Hors d’Oeuvres, Petite Crab Cakes Spicy Remoulade, Wild mushrooms turnovers herb cream cheese and roasted red pepper, Antipasto Brochette Ciliegine mozzarella, divine marinated tomatoes, kalamata olives Silent auction 6pm – 9:15pm Gorsuch will have 4 – 5 tables...

10th Annual Summit for Life – Support Organ Donation

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Events, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

We are less then one week away from the Chris Klug Foundation’s 10th Annual Aspen Summit for Life presented by Astellas, taking place December 4 & 5 in Aspen, CO! This event raises awareness about lifesaving organ & tissue donation, while celebrating second chances and quality of life. We wrote about Chris and his organization recently and hold his cause close to our heart as we know several people who would not be her without someones selfless decision to donate their organs after they have passed on. Registration has sold out the past three years, so register today and start fundraising for this great cause. Each participant who raises the $100 minimum will receive...

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, Skiing & Snowboarding, MTN Town Magazine, Gear | 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...