A&E Briefs: New Belgium’s Mountain Adventure Series returns to Arapahoe Basin
New Belgium’s Mountain Adventure Series returns to A-Basin
New Belgium’s Mountain Adventure Series travels to seven locations this year, with three stops coming to Colorado: Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, and Loveland Ski Area. On Saturday, Feb. 27, the stop will be at A-Basin, with the proceeds going to local nonprofit High Country Conservation Center. The day is for skiers and snowboarders to put on their favorite costume and scour the mountain for clues, both roving and stationary, that relate to the mountain. The festivities end with an awards ceremony for most clues gathered, and for those 21-and-over, the after party includes New Belgium beer.
“This is a great opportunity for the whole family to come out and experience the mountain in a way you’ve never done before,” said Shawn Hines, of New Belgium, in a statement. “We’ll have about 20 clues on the mountain that include trivia and things to find — don’t be surprised if you see a chicken or bigfoot — and the clues are accessible for most skiers. Costumes are awarded extra points, so don’t be the one who shows up without one!”
To participate, teams can consist of one to four people. It costs $10 per person to join, plus a lift ticket. Once signed up, each team gets a list of clues and the games begin.
Arapahoe Basin Resort Schedule:
(Proceeds benefiting High Country Conservation Center)
9 a.m. – Registration at the base area under the New Belgium tents
10 a.m. – Mountain Adventure Begins
3 p.m. – Turn in Your Clue Sheet
3:30 p.m. – Beer, Awards, & After Party
Includes two post-event beers, along with tappings of New Belgium’s new releases and giveaways, including the chance to win a pair of Rocky Mountain Underground skis. The top three teams win prizes, including beanies, growlers and hydro flasks.
Theatre Esprit Asia presents ‘Boat Person’ in Dillon
Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) and High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship present an immigration drama as part of a regular Sunday service. “Boat Person,” is written and performed by Peter Trinh. This one-act drama recounts his parents escape from the fall of Saigon, surviving the perils of the high seas of storms, pirates and starvation, their eventual rescue by the U.S. Navy and finally, their finding safe haven in Denver, building a new life in America. This production is directed by Maria Cheng, co-founder of TEA and Summit County resident.
TEA is the Southwest’s first and only Asian-American theater company, based in Aurora, Colorado. It has won 13 awards in its three years of existence, including best play, actress, choreography, lighting and People’s Choice at the Colorado Theatre Festival. Go to theatre-esprit-asia.org for more information. The performance will be held at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 56 Hwy 6, Dillon, on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 4–5 p.m. Free admission, but due to limited seating, please call (970) 513-0315 to ensure a seat.
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