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‘It’s always been a dream’: Duo who built Copper Mountain halfpipe to build Olympic pipe

February 18, 2018 — Jake Ingle estimates he and his halfpipe-carving buddy Mark Pevny worked 130 hours last week to ensure Copper Mountain Resort's halfpipe was ready for this week's U.S. Ski and Snowboard Grand Prix. "This year was an insane struggle," Ingle said. It was such an extensive

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Father-son chefs want to cook the stuff of ‘Legends’ at new Breckenridge restaurant

February 18, 2018 — The owner of Legends Steaks & Italian restaurant, Alan Bullock, says the name simmers from the idea of "having legendary food, legendary service and providing an all-around legendary experience." Rewinding that statement, everything legendary begins with the food, Bullock continued, introducing the man responsible for

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Colorado Escapist: In the ski tracks of a Breckenridge legend at the Father Dyer Postal Race

February 18, 2018 — Want an easier way to see and ski the high alpine? Read on for Colorado Escapist Shawna Henderson's guide to cat-skiing operations in Summit County. How often do you test your mettle with a ski marathon? The Father Dyer Postal Race pushes the limits of

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Breckenridge restaurant Artisan 206 offers off-the-beaten-path menu options from around the world

February 18, 2018 — The globally inspired mind of chef Samir Mohammad has carefully crafted the menu at Artisan 206, offering patrons a trip across the world and back, all without ever having to leave the table. Shared plates are highly encouraged at Artisan 206, which opened its doors

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With its ski mountaineering culture, what could Olympic inclusion mean for Summit County?

February 18, 2018 — As he shuffles his downhill skis mere feet away from the president and head coach of the United States Ski Mountaineering Association, 2-and-a-half-year-old Logan Zander does his best ski mountaineering impression inside the warm confines of the Frisco Adventure Park's day lodge. Outside, under the

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Dog-friendly breweries in Breckenridge, Frisco and throughout Colorado

February 18, 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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‘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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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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