Must not miss spring events in Colorado’s mountain towns | SummitDaily.com

Must not miss spring events in Colorado’s mountain towns

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For more information on Summit County, CO events, check out our full calendar of local events here.

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 20

Canvas Uncorked, 6:30 p.m. Warren Station, River Run at Keystone. Come and learn the basics of acrylic painting and enjoy a glass of wine in this upbeat and casual painting party. One complimentary house wine or beer, canvas, paint and supplies included in the entry. No experience necessary. Bottled wine and $5 cocktail specials are also in the mix.

Adult Ticket $40 in advance, $45 at the door includes one glass of house wine or beer.

Buy tickets at http://www.warrenstation.com. (970) 423-8997.

Saturday, February 20

Copper Uncorked, Copper Mountain. Copper Uncorked is a spin on the traditional wing challenge as chefs compete for the best wing recipe and wine pairing, while you enjoy live music.

Friday, February 26

Fireman’s Firehose Relay, 10 a.m., Arapahoe Basin, Lower High Noon Trail. Fire departments from across Colorado team up to participate in a slalom-style event. Teams of five firefighters race down a 15-gate slalom course while holding on to 50 feet of fire hose. Cheer them on as they raise money to benefit the Burn Camps Program at The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Arapahoebasin.com/events. Free.

Saturday, February 27

New Belgium Mountain Adventure, 10 a.m., Arapahoe Basin. Teams of up to four grab their finest costumed attire and take to the slopes in search of clues, both roving and stationary, all to benefit the HC3, Summit County’s own Conservation Center. $10 per person plus the price of a lift ticket unless you already have a pass. The festivities end with an awards ceremony, a chance to win a custom pair of Rocky Mountain Underground skis and of course, great beer. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

Sunday, February 28

Special Olympics, Copper Mountain. Copper is proud to be the official winter training site for all Colorado-based winter Special Olympic athletes, as well as the official host resort for the Winter Games. Come out and support these amazing athletes as they compete for at Copper for the 28th year in events including Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding.

Sunday, February 28- Friday, March 4

USSA U-19 National Championships, Copper Mountain. Copper is home to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association’s under-19 Alpine Championship 2016. The best of the best in Alpine ski racing ages 16 to 19 will be competing for a national title in slalom, giant slalom, downhill and Super G races.

MARCH

Friday, March 4

Pink Party, 5 p.m., Summit County Community & Senior Center in Frisco. Pick up packets for the Snowshoe for the Cure event at a party featuring local merchants and refreshments. Free to attend for Snowshoe for the Cure participants. TownofFrisco.com.

Saturday and Sunday, March 5 & 6

USASA Rocky Mountain Series, Copper Mountain. This slopestyle event serves as a qualifier Rocky Mountain Snowboard & Freeski Series members for USASA Nationals in April 2016. http://www.rockymountainseries.com.

Sunday, March 6

The Revivalists, 7:30 p.m., Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Avenue, Breckenridge. The Revivalists are a seven-piece rock band from New Orleans. $20 advance, $25 day of show.

Friday, March 11

6th Alley Bar & Grill Supper Club Prime Rib Night, 6:30 p.m., Arapahoe Basin. Enjoy live music, discounts on bottles of wine and draft beers, as well as a 10 oz slice of prime rib. $20 for adults (ages 12+), $10 for kids (ages 7-12; 6 and under are free). Arapahoebasin.com/events.

Saturday, March 12

Contest Bowl Big Mountain Comp, 10 a.m., Peak 8, Breckenridge. The Breck Ski & Snowboard School will host the annual BAM (Breck All Mountain) Big Mountain Competition on Peak 8. This is a big mountain style event in Contest Bowl where competitors are judged on style, fluidity and line choice — designed for competitors 13 and under from our local ski school and visiting ski clubs from around the region.

Saturday, March 12

Alpenglow Ascents Rando Challenge, 4:30 p.m., Arapahoe Basin. This 3rd annual spring-time event will start and finish in the Base Area while summiting near 12,472’. Perfect for the serious rando racers that are training for The Traverse or the Power of Four, or people who just want to get a solid skin in at the end of the day. Skiers or splitboarders, recreational athletes or elites — everyone’s welcome. Arapahoebasin.com/events. $25.

Saturday, March 12

Head for the Hills, 8 p.m., Warren Station Center for the Arts, River Run at Keystone. Welcome back Head for the Hills (H4TH) — the acclaimed and quintessential Colorado band. The quartet picks a modern and progressive sound with vibrant harmonies, catchy tunes and improvisation. $15 in advance, $18 day of the show. Buy tickets at http://www.warrenstation.com. For more information, contact Carrie Benefiel, carrie@keystoneneighbourhood.com. (970) 423-8997.

Friday, March 18

Lewis Black: The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour, 8 p.m. Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Avenue, Breckenridge. Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. $39 and $49.

Saturday, March 19

Moonlight Dinner at Copper Mountain. Ride up the lift to Solitude Station and have a dinner from executive banquet chef Dave Taladay, along with live music. Take in the beautiful evening mid-mountain before skiing or riding down a groomed run back to Center Village. $90. Rate includes gratuity. Tax and surcharge will be added.

Saturday, March 26

Save Our Snow Celebration, 9 a.m., Arapahoe Basin. Free. All proceeds from this event will benefit the High Country Conservation Center. Meet our Green Team and representatives from the HC3 and learn about A-Basin’s sustainability initiatives. We will have a tent village in the Base Area. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

Saturday, March 26

A Night on Broadway, 7 p.m. 400 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne. Join the National Repertory Orchestra for “A Night On Broadway” with tenor Connor O’Brien at the Silverthorne Pavilion. O’Brien will be performing Broadway pieces including some of your favorites from “West Side Story,” “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera” and more. $20 Advanced Tickets, $25 At the Door, $5 Youth $40 Family Rate. Tickets are available from the National Repertory Orchestra at (970) 453-5825 or for more information, go to http://www.nromusic.com

Sunday, March 27

Sunrise Easter Service, 6 a.m., Breckenridge. On Easter Sunday, load the Quicksilver lift up to our special location for this free sunrise service. No lift ticket required; ski equipment will not be allowed up the chair. Dress warmly for the chair ride and be a part of this service; coffee and pastries may be available for purchase on location at Ten Mile Station.

Sunday, March 27

The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, Copper Mountain. Hop on over to Copper and bring the kiddos in their winter’s best for 65,000 eggs and 2,500 acres. There are different hunts for kids of all ages from 3 and under in Copper’s Center Village to adults in an on-mountain hunt.

Sunday, March 27

Easter Egg Hunt, 12 p.m., Frisco Historic Park & Museum. Search for 5,000 Easter eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny.

Sunday, March 27

Beach’N Egg Hunt, 10:30 a.m., Arapahoe Basin. Search for 5,000 eggs on the mountain. Kids on skis will head to Wrangler, a green (beginner) trail, to search for eggs, and those who wish to hunt on foot will search in the learning spaces near the base area. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

APRIL

Friday, April 1

The Romance of Piano and Strings, 7 p.m., Finkel Auditorium, CMC, 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge. Pianist Michael Linville and two Summer Festival Orchestra artists perform the great trios of Fauré and Brahms in Finkel Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College. Presented by Breckenridge Music Festival. $20 advance; $25 at door.

Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3

Rocky Mountain Masters Super G and Giant Slalom Ski Races, 7:45 a.m., Peak 10, Breckenridge. The Rocky Mountain Masters Ski races are back for a third year. Masters levels racers will compete in both Super G and Giant Slalom on Peak 10’s Cimarron. Racer Tickets $60. One, two and three day tickets are available. Family Spectator Tickets $65.

Saturday, April 2

Red Bull Schlittentag, 10 a.m., Lower Haywood at Mountain House Base Area. Schlittentag is the German word for “sledding day.” Three-person teams will build the wildest, fastest sled this side of the Alps. One will be the pilot and the two others will help give their sled the push it needs to win the race. Registration is free. You are responsible for building your sled and any costs involved. Participants who aren’t affiliated with a school should choose one from the list while registering.

Thursday, April 7

Ozomatli, 7:30 p.m., Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Avenue, Breckenridge. Their music is a collision of samba and funk, dancehall and cumbia, merengue and comparsa, hip hop and salsa, East L.A. R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga. $25 Advance, $30 day of show. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 9

Alpenglow Ascents Rando Challenge, 4:30 p.m., Arapahoe Basin. This 3rd annual event will start and finish in the Base Area while summiting near 12,472’. Perfect for the serious rando racers that are training for The Traverse or the Power of Four, or people who just want to get a solid skin in at the end of the day. Skiers or splitboarders, recreational athletes or elites — everyone’s welcome. Arapahoebasin.com/events. $25.

Saturday, April 9

Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, 12 p.m., Ridge St. Starting at $27.50 (will go on sale in early 2016).

Sunday, April 10

Slush Cup & Closing Day, 8 a.m., Mountain House, Keystone. Compete for your chance to win one of three Summit Passes. Award categories include: Best Costume, Best Crash and Best Overall. Enjoy live music from the Beloved Invaders. Ages 6-13 years old can compete. There will be a specific smaller low impact pond for this age group and parents must be onsite at the pond while their child is dropping and at all times during the event. Ages 14-17 years old will be given the option to skim either the adult or children’s pond. Free to spectators at the Mountain House Base Area.

Wednesday, April 13

27th annual Enduro, 7 a.m., Arapahoe Basin. 35 teams of two take laps up the Pallavicini (Pali) chair and either ski or ride down the mountain on designated lines from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. without stopping. Join everyone afterward in the A-Frame for the annual Enduro Après Party, with live music, a huge silent auction and a pasta dinner. This annual community ski event will benefit a local community member or local organization. $150 for teams of two. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

Thursday, April 14

Lucinda Williams, 7:30 p.m., Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Avenue, Breckenridge. American rock, folk, blues and country music singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is touring in support of her forthcoming album, “The Ghosts of Highway 20.” Williams’s backing band, Buick 6, will serve as the opening act and then join her for the concert. $55 (Gold Circle), $45, $35.

Friday, April 15

Beer Maker’s Dinner, 7 p.m., Arapahoe Basin 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Save the date for food by chef Christopher Rybak paired with Sierra Nevada brews. Reservation are required. $55. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

Friday, April 22

Earth Day Dinner and a Movie, Arapahoe Basin 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Join us for a showing of the “Shifting Ice and Changing Tides” movie. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

Saturday, April 23

Smartwool for Smart Riders, Arapahoe Basin. Celebrate Earth Week by carpooling. Be one of the first 200 cars with three or more people in them to arrive at Arapahoe Basin and all riders in your car will receive a pair of Smartwool socks, a Clifbar and preferred parking in our Early Riser parking lot. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 & June 4

Spring Concert Series, 1 p.m., Arapahoe Basin. Always free, family friendly, and a good time. Music TBD. For six Saturdays in the spring, Arapahoe Basin brings live music on our new stage in the Base Area Plaza. Check out our festival fare food served in the Base Area during the Spring Concert Series. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

MAY

Friday, May 13

Night at the Museum, 5 p.m., Frisco. Join us for an after-hours party of museum exploration including tours, music and refreshments.

Sunday, May 29

15th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, 12 p.m., Arapahoe Basin. Sample beer from breweries from Summit County and Colorado. Live music playing from 1-4 p.m. in the Base Area. $30/mug, Must be 21. Arapahoebasin.com/events.

JUNE

June 17 & 18, 23-25 & 30

Chicago, 7:30 p.m., Breckenridge Backstage Theater.

For more information on Summit County events, check out our full calendar of local events at http://www.summitdaily.com/ExploreSummit/Calendar


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