Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend
On the forefront of everyone’s mind this week is, understandably, skiing and riding. Whether you are the type of person who is knocking people out of the way to get to first chair, or you wouldn’t touch the White Ribbon of Death with a 10-foot pole, the excited anticipation around this time of year is contagious. The first couple years after I moved here, I was absolutely the person clamoring for a spot in line at Arapahoe Basin the second it opened, but now I’m content to wait until a few more trails open. If you’re like me and you haven’t even waxed your board yet, there are a couple events this weekend to get you pumped for winter without actually hitting the slopes.
GET AMPED FOR THE SEASON
On Friday, Nov. 6, Dillon Dam hosts its annual Pray for Powder party with KSMT. Loveland will be selling four packs, and there will be a raffle with prizes including Arapahoe Basin lift tickets. Then on Saturday, Nov. 7, the Get Stoked Movie Series premieres in Summit County at Warren Station, the day after Keystone’s opening celebrations. Level 1 Productions presents “Small World,” which recently won the International Freeskiing Film Festival award “Film of the Year.” If you’re still not excited for winter after watching ski footage from Switzerland and Estonia, you should probably head South.
Although the chairs haven’t even begun turning at all the resorts, there is so much music happening this weekend you would think it’s midseason. Check out the live music roundup on Page A16 for a full roundup, but I think there are a couple of concerts worth highlighting, as they aren’t the traditional band playing at a bar. Colorado Mountain College ArtShare is hosting a free concert with La Catrina String Quartet on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the CMC campus in Breckenridge. The quartet features members from Mexico, Venezuela and Chile, who also spend their time doing outreach events to teach the importance of music to their culture. Also at the CMC campus in Breckenridge, on Sunday, Nov. 8, Summit Music and Arts presents a concert with pianist Katie Mahan.
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