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‘Writing the book’: On a ski bike at Keystone with Devin Lenz of Lenz Sports

February 16, 2018 — He thought it was the coolest and craziest thing he'd ever seen on snow. He asked the standard questions: Where are the brakes? How do you stop? Where do you rent one? He wondered if they were even allowed at ski resorts. But would he

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Dog-friendly breweries in Breckenridge, Frisco and throughout Colorado

February 16, 2018 — It's no secret that Colorado loves their dogs, and in Summit County and throughout Colorado, pet owners don't have to leave their four-legged friends in the car to grab a craft beer after a day out on the trails. There are two breweries in Summit

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Listen: Tales of backcountry rescues from a Summit County Rescue Group coordinator

February 16, 2018 — For 45 years, volunteers of Summit County’s mountain rescue team have been responding to backcountry calls for help. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, as part of the Frisco Historic Park and Museum’s winter lecture series, Summit County Rescue Group coordinator Glen Kraatz recounted both funny and harrowing tales of

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Plan your Summit County weekend

February 8, 2018 — Learn the Classics Billie Keithley, Breckenridge Distillery's liquid chef, is taking it back to the 1860s and Prohibition to teach you how to make three classic drinks. A step-by-step demonstration of the Old Fashioned, Manhattan and the Bees Knees. Learn unique spins on these classic

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Frisco, Breckenridge, Keystone ready to bring Mardi Gras to the High Country

February 8, 2018 — Get out the beads, masks and colorful costumes because Summit County is celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend and Tuesday with town-sponsored events in Summit County. Breckenridge Each year, Breckenridge takes some cues from New Orleans, and visitors clad in masks, boas and beads respond to

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Breckenridge’s Women’s Ski Week returns Feb. 11-16, adds ‘Ladies and Lagers’ night

February 6, 2018 — Women's Ski Week at Breckenridge Ski Resort — an event that prides itself as "designed by women, for women" — will return for its fourth consecutive year at the resort from Feb. 11-16. New this year, the event has added a "Ladies and Lagers" night

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The first groomed rec path between Breckenridge and Frisco will soon become a reality

February 6, 2018 — For the first time, the recreation path between Frisco and Breckenridge will be groomed during the winter to allow walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking and other non-motorized recreational uses between the towns. The grooming effort is the result of collaboration between Summit County, the United

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Frisco’s Gold Rush, Basin’s Beacon Bowl, Keystone’s Bluegrass Weekend and more

February 1, 2018 — Winter bluegrass weekend Keystone's Winter Bluegrass Weekend is returning to Warren Station for its seventh year this Friday and Saturday night, featuring some of Colorado's most talented string bands. Friday night will feature local favorites, including The Pine Beetles, Coal Town Reunion and Tenth Mountain

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Five Peaks ski mountaineering race returns to Breckenridge March 10, again highest race in U.S.

January 30, 2018 — Registration is open for the event that annually takes the honor as the highest ski mountaineering race in the United States, The Five Peaks at Breckenridge Ski Resort. This year's long and short course races are scheduled for Saturday, March 10, from 6 a.m. to

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Owner of Angry James Brewery ‘blown away’ by Silverthorne’s response to opening

January 30, 2018 — The Angry James Brewery exploded onto the Silverthorne scene last week with one of the more anticipated grand openings in recent memory. Even though the large crowds that have flocked to the new digs at 421 Adams Ave. have yet to die down, the new

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Summit County man takes a once-in-a-lifetime ski trip through Europe on the Epic Pass

January 26, 2018 — As Steve Swaim thought back to his times learning how to ski as a youngster on the hills of Mad River Mountain in central Ohio, the cross-country European ski odyssey he just concluded with his son put things in perspective. "I started skiing for the

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Snow sculptures, “Forbidden Broadway,” Distilled Speaker Series and more

January 25, 2018 — Brewers Rock for Rescue Twenty-four breweries will gather this Saturday at the Silverthorne Pavilion to rock out for Summit County Search and Rescue. This year's Brewers Rock For Rescue will bring two dozen types of craft beer, live music by Funkiphino and a silent auction

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The Metropolitan Opera HD broadcast presents ‘Tosca’ in Breckenridge

January 25, 2018 — The Metropolitan Opera HD 2017-18 broadcast season returns to Colorado Mountain Collage on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m., with the production of Puccini's classic opera "Tosca," based on a play by Victorien Sardou, set in Rome around the historical events in the early 1800s during

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Brewers get together to support Summit County Rescue Group

January 25, 2018 — When the Summit County Rescue Group goes out on a call, they rely heavily on their gear, be it a rope, sled, skis or anything else that might help them get someone in dire straights out of a backcountry jam. As one would imagine, they're

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16 teams from around the world begin carving in Breckenridge for International Snow Sculpture Championships

January 22, 2018 — The International Snow Sculpture Championships returns for its 28th year in Breckenridge, Colorado, as 16 teams from around the world hand-carve 25-ton blocks of snow into larger-than-life works of art. The Challenge commenced today as teams of four began work on the carvings. As the week progresses,

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‘I wanted to ski one more time’: Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom grants wish to 88-year-old

January 19, 2018 — Huddled inside the Keystone Adaptive Center, Dave McKenna doesn't look like he just came from the most inspiring ski experience of his life at Keystone Resort's Dercum Mountain. Decked out in dark jeans, cowboy boots and a black Australian Outback hat, the gray, grizzly-bearded McKenna

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Warren Station shows, theater performances and a bonfire

January 18, 2018 — "Building the Wall" "Building The Wall" is the latest production from Lake Dillon Theatre Company written by Robert Schenkkan and directed by Christopher Alleman. "Building The Wall" opens this Friday at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. The show focuses on the immigration round-up which has

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Summit County Art Forum opens “Ice & Snow” exhibit on Sunday, Jan. 21 featuring local artists

January 18, 2018 — Summit County Art Forum will be hosting the grand opening of a new exhibit called "Ice & Snow" on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Summit County Commons. The exhibit will showcase work from local artists themed on the stuff that fuels happiness in Summit: ice

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Hut spot: Construction begins in May on first new hut approved on county public land in 22 years

January 18, 2018 — The Summit Huts Association will begin construction in May on the first new hut approved on public land in Summit County in 22 years. After more than a decade of planning, SHA announced on Wednesday that this new winter-only hut, "The Sisters Cabin" is anticipated

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Breckenridge Recreation Center’s $17M redo creates new mecca for fitness

January 14, 2018 — During Friday morning's coffee talk inside the newly renovated Breckenridge Recreation Center, the town mayor detailed what one piece of the $17 million redo, a new indoor turf field, could mean for one demographic. "If your kids play any of the sort of more normal

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