On Saturday, Feb. 15, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will hold its sixth-annual Save Our Snow celebration. The day combines environmental education with on-mountain activities promoting sustainable practices, highlighting environmentally conscious businesses and telling visitors how they can reduce their impact on the environment.
This season, A-Basin partners with New Belgium Brewing to host the New Belgium Scavenge, an event that takes participants on a mountain tour, highlighting ecological and sustainable aspects of the ski area. All proceeds from the day’s events benefit the High Country Conservation Center in Frisco.
“It is very important to realize how the choices we make each day will affect our future,” said Sha Miklas, environmental manager at A-Basin. “Hopefully this event will open some eyes and show our guests why sustainability matters. We are very excited about our sustainability program and the opportunity to support the mission of HC3.”
Discounted lift tickets are available on site at the A-Basin ticket window for $69, good for that day only, with $20 from each ticket going directly to the High Country Conservation Center. The Jaredd Reed Band will hold a free concert in the base area from 1 to 4 p.m.
Registration for the New Belgium Scavenge begins at 9 a.m., and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person; teams may consist of up to four people. The registration fee includes entry into the scavenger hunt, two free beers for the participant (must be 21 or older), a custom pint glass and a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes including Earthspun Apprel, a Never Summer snowboard and skis from Meier Skis, Rocky Mountain Underground, and Albritton Skis. Guests may purchase chances to win even if they are not participating in the Scavenge.
More information about Save Our Snow and all of A-Basin’s upcoming events and fundraisers can be found at www.arapahoebasin.com/events.
The Barkley Ballroom serves up some Cornmeal
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Cornmeal on Sunday, Feb. 16. Cornmeal set out in 2013 with a newly reformed lineup, a fresh, energetic sound and headed back into the studio to finish its first studio album after almost six years.
The band is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning-fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and Chain Station opens at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.barkleyballroom.com.
Dewey Paul Band plays The Goat in Keystone
Local favorites the Dewey Paul Band will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Sunday, Feb. 16. Fronted by musician-promoter Dewey Paul Moffitt, the Dewey Paul Band boasts a very talented lineup of accomplished musicianship. While Moffitt takes center stage with his graceful guitar and vocal stylings, he is joined by saxophonist extraordinaire Walter Darnell Holland, bass virtuoso Tim Steele, wizard keyboardist Matt Workman and rhythm master Andy Sweetser on drums and percussion. The resulting sound is pure Americana.
The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Zion I, Sol, MTHDS at three20south in Breckenridge
Zion I with Sol and the MTHDS will play three20south in Breckenridge on Sunday, Feb. 16. Founded by producer Amp Live and MC Zumbi in 1997, Zion I is most well known for its futuristic mix of live instrumentation and samples combined with positive and socially conscious lyrics.
The Oakland, Calif.-based duo first saw mainstream success with their 1998 release, “Mind Over Matter.” Zion I now has seven studio albums, with the most recent release being 2012’s “Shadowboxing,” which features guest appearances from Bassnectar, Collie Buddz and more.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
All-star string band returns to Barkley
The Uptown Toodeloo String Band returns to The Barkley Ballroom for the third installment in what has been an amazing winter residency. The band is a rotating cast of Colorado musicians playing the music of the Grateful Dead in a bluegrass style. This month, members of Whitewater Ramble join members of Dead Phish Orchestra and Great American Taxi for another superstar lineup.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Trivia, live music next week at Dillon Dam Brewery
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host a trivia night with Steven A on Wednesday, Feb. 19, starting at 9 p.m. Crown Royal sponsors the live trivia competition, which features Dam Brewery prizes and $5 Crown Royal drinks. There’s no cover.
The John Truscelli Band will play the Dam on Thursday, Feb. 20. On his website, Truscelli describes his music as “soulful Americana rock with a timeless sound and sweet guitar leads.” The hometown Midwest songwriting of Truscelli’s debut album, “Leave Tomorrow,” warms the soul with something familiar sounding and rocks you at the same time. The music starts at 9:30 p.m.
Visit www.dambrewery.com for more information on either of these events.
Presidents Day weekend at Jonny-G’s in Frisco
Jonny-G’s Bar, Nightclub & Pizzeria has a weekend of events lined up for the Presidents Day holiday. Booty Shakin’ Saturdays continue on Saturday, Feb. 15, with DJ Crisp spinning all the hits, new and old-school hip-hop and anything else the crowd is feeling.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, check out Frisco’s only karaoke night, hosted by DJ Davina and featuring tons of songs on demand to sing the night away. Both Saturday and Sunday’s events start at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.jonnygs.com for more information.
65th annual skijoring event returns to Leadville
Hoof beats will once again echo through the streets of historic downtown Leadville during the 65th annual skijoring weekend, Friday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, Mar. 2. Leadville has been hosting skijoring competitions since 1949. The event, which consists of horse-and-rider teams pulling skiers down a snow packed road over jumps while spearing rings in a timed competition, draws teams from all over the country.
This year’s skijoring event will include three classes on Saturday and again on Sunday: the Open Class, for experienced competitive teams; the Sport Class, for beginners; and the Legends Class, for experienced teams who are getting a little long in the tooth for the Open Class. Skiers must prequalify to compete in the Open Class. On Saturday morning at approximately 11 a.m., kids can also try their hand at skijoring behind a snowmobile for $5 a ride.
More details are available at www.leadvilleskijoring.us.