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Carly Pearce to perform at Dillon’s Mountain High Jam on Saturday

November 15, 2018 — It's been five years since the last Hibernation Hoedown in Dillon and with the new amphitheater coming off of a lucrative season, it's now time for a spiritual successor in the Mountain High Jam concert. Sponsored by Denver county radio station 98.5 KYGO and Mountain

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Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin ski areas to open new terrain

November 15, 2018 — It won't only be East Village terrain available for top-to-bottom skiing and riding at Copper Mountain Resort's opening day on Friday, as the resort announced on Thursday that there will also be terrain available out of the West Village via the Union Creek Quad and

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Coming home to Copper: Resort’s opening weekend has music, giveaways and more

November 15, 2018 — Though Copper Mountain Resort has had lift issues recently, the mountain is finally opening to the public when the Super Bee chairlift starts turning at 9 a.m. Friday. A full weekend of music, giveaways and other events is planned to commemorate the occasion. Each morning

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Like its flagship bourbon, Breckenridge Distillery just keeps getting better with age

November 13, 2018 — The founder of Breckenridge Distillery is celebrating 10 years in business this year, a nice milestone for Bryan Nolt, a doctor-turned-distiller who was only looking for a hobby when he started it. Since coming online in 2007 and releasing its first vodka and bourbon three

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As Breckenridge Ski Resort releases its new ‘Above Treeline’ documentary, local C.J. Mueller reflects (podcast)

November 8, 2018 —   At his mountain home perched at 9,800 feet just outside of Breckenridge's downtown, the recurring dream C.J. Mueller has been having brings him back to the place where he's found the most thrills in his 67-year-old life: Breckenridge Ski Resort's high-alpine terrain. In the

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Powder parties: Celebrate the opening of ski resorts with music, giveaways, beer

November 8, 2018 — With base areas having a depth of over 20 inches of snow and three out of four Summit County ski resorts open, it's safe to say that winter is in full swing. To celebrate, local mountains and breweries are hosting a variety of events featuring

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open Lenawee Mountain lift Saturday for top-to-bottom access

November 8, 2018 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will begin spinning its Lenawee Mountain lift in time for Saturday skiing. The opening will mean A-Basin will now have two chairlifts servicing skiers and riders, including one that will provide access to top-to-bottom skiing. The high-alpine Lenawee Face and Dercum's

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Vail Pass opening early to snowmobile access due to early snow

November 8, 2018 — Due to the high accumulation of early season snow at Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area, the Dillon and Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger Districts are closing roads to wheeled vehicles and transitioning access for the winter travel season. The Shrine Pass Road (FSR #709) will be closed

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Fantastic early season ski conditions as Breckenridge, Keystone resorts open early

November 7, 2018 — Late Tuesday night, in advance of DJing Wednesday's opening day at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Jon "DJ DC" Oetken searched online for the perfect song. The song the Breckenridge resident settled on for the first-chair festivities was a remix of Sister Sledge's classic "We Are Family."

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Chimayo Grill in Dillon survives tough times to see record sales

October 30, 2018 — Celebrating 20 years in business this year, the Chimayo Grill in Dillon has been consistently realizing record sales since 2012. Considering the fast-casual Mexican food restaurant was mere days away from closing not too long ago only makes the recent success that much more savory

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CampSight presents branded storytelling at Breckenridge Film Festival

September 20, 2018 — Most people think of feature-length films at movie festivals, but The Breckenridge Film Festival is doing something different this year. On Sunday there are are a series of workshops and screenings presented by CampSight, previously known as Camp 9600, that focus on commericials. Called "Brand

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What to see at the Breckenridge Film Festival

September 20, 2018 — Hollywood has come to the High Country. After Thursday's screening of "Love, Gilda," the Breckenridge Film Festival continues this weekend with a multitude of films for everyone, no matter their age or genre preference. Over 400 submissions were narrowed down to 70-plus films, with 37

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Breckenridge Film Festival screens world premiere of ‘Waterlily Jaguar,’ directorial debut of Melora Walters

September 20, 2018 — Melora Walters, known for her acting roles in "The Butterfly Effect" and "Big Love" has always considered herself an artist. "Even when I was little I would write little stories under my drawings," she said. During an illustration class at the Pratt Institute, she fell

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Breckenridge Distillery to celebrate 10th anniversary this week

September 18, 2018 — Breckenridge Distillery is celebrating 10 years in business this week, kicking things off on Thursday with a handful of accomplished chefs alternating dishes in a six-course tasting menu at the distillery. Thursday's dinner is sold out, but the 10-year celebration is coming with the release

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Best fall hikes for aspen leaves in Summit County (before they’re gone!)

September 17, 2018 — I'd always heard that aspen trees were classic Colorado, that their colors would be awe-inspiring. Humbling. It seems like just yesterday that summer arrived and the aspens started to finally bloom in rich, verdant hues. Now, every fresh morning turns them more rusted, golden. Soon

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Boulder man hikes Mosquito-Ten Mile from Trout Creek Pass to Mount Royal (podcast)

September 15, 2018 — In the wee hours of a late June night three months ago, the patrons of the Moose Jaw in Frisco reacted to quite the sight bursting through the front doors. Was the haggard, tired man looking for a drink? Was he lost and in need

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: French Gulch fall loops (video)

September 13, 2018 — SUMMIT COUNTY — French Gulch just might be the best-dressed patch of Breck in the fall. Found directly east of Breckenridge Resort, the French Gulch system is home to nearly a dozen (and counting) trails that lead from dredge rock piles and abandoned mines to

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Fall Local’s Party and Brunch hits Frisco this weekend

September 12, 2018 — The third annual Fall Local's Party and Brunch is returning to the Frisco Bay Marina this weekend, promising a lively celebration of another active summer, beautiful fall and all of Frisco's locals with "boats, bloodies and brunch." The Frisco Bay Marina's lawn will be filled

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Top 6 drives to see fall foliage near Breckenridge, Colorado (video)

September 10, 2018 — The month of September is one of the best times of the year to visit the High Country when it comes to breathtaking views. An explosion of reds, oranges and yellows from the fall foliage transforms the landscape into an artist's palette. As locals know,

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A Super (Bowl) memory: Dillon resident, former NFL trainer Byron Hansen reflects on proudest football moment (podcast)

September 8, 2018 — As Byron Hansen uses his hands to untie the ropes holding his boat to its dock on Lake Dillon, one shiny piece of hardware is noticeable. While he steers his boat away from shore, the item's many diamonds beam back a reflection of the late-August

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