Keystone Rocks All Winter- Best Events for December 2010

December is a month that is full of excitement over winter and skiing, the holidays and time for vacations! Keystone is an amazing destination for many reasons but here are a few: the incredible Keystone ski resort, great town that is full of activities, proximity to other incredible ski resorts like a-basin, Breckenridge, Cooper, and Vail and of course the Keystone events!

Here are our Top Events for this December 2010- Happy December!

Family Movie Nights Enjoy these free film showings all winter but December has an especially good line-up including National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, Elf and more- See the full lineup of films. Films are at 6pm and FREE!

River Run Rocks Free Concert Dec. 4, 2010 Arrested Development!
River Run is ready to rock! Come ski Keystone for a day then stay for a free concert featuring Arrested Development. Beverages, alcohol and food sold รก la carte. And the kids can enjoy the game zone while you enjoy the show! Learn more!

Never Summer 20th Anniversary Movie Viewing Dec. 4, 2010 Ever ridden a Never Summer Snowboard? Some say you’ll never ride anything else… So come out for the day to demo Never Summer boards all day long then stay for the movie premier in River Run- the athletes, photographers and reps will be there!

Betty Fest Dec. 18-19
Need a refresher or just want to improve your riding or skiing skills? Betty Fest brings together women for two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. This program includes extensive on-hill training on Keystone’s Ski and Ride School’s trails, video analysis and discussions about nutrition, women’s specific concerns and equipment. See details and more dates.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa Dec. 19, 2010
What is better than the kids getting to hang out with Santa for Breakfast! Dress warm and bring the camera to get a unique visit with Santa himself. 10am at Warren Station

Christmas Day Dec.25, 2010 Create a new family tradition by making your Christmas celebrations include some awesome ski runs before or after present time! Book your lodging to Keystone now for Christmas and get Free Nights of lodging- That is a good present!

Kidtopia Dec. 27- Jan.2, 2010- This is a festival designed just for the kids! Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing . Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend. See details and more dates.

New Year’s Celebration
Dec. 31, 2010
New Year’s in Keystone is magical with the annual torchlight parade in River Run and two different fireworks displays in the Lakeside Village and then after the show head to the Adventure Center for live music from the Hit List!

Book your vacation to Keystone now and receive free nights if you book by Dec. 8th!


Best Bars In Breckenridge- Guide to Nightlife

Breckenridge's nightlife is legendary as this funky high altitude town always knows how to throw a party! Whether you are looking for a swanky restaurant for a perfect gourmet dinner or are looking to get wild with a fun hang out or out to dance the night away Breckenridge has it!

Top Picks for Breckenridge Bars and Nightlife

  • Three20South-Three20South takes on the title of being one of the highest music venues in the Rockies with a mission to bring the best music to Breckenridge! They have an amazing line up all week and weekend long to rock the thin air and make the house groove! visit the website for a full lineup: www.three20south.com

  • Gold Pan- Looking for a real wild wild West saloon...then Gold Pan it is! Gold Pan is the oldest continuously operating saloon west of the Mississippi; untarnished, it is truly a fixture in time. Cozy up next to old-timers, shoot pool in the back room, or jam on the wooden dance floor.

  • Napper Tandy's- This Irish Pub knows how to rock and stands firmly by their motto ""The Pub that Parties Like a Club" Look for their awesome nightly happy hours, ladies nights and live music on Saturday nights. Get drink specials at www.nappertandysbreck.com

  • Liquid Lounge- The Liquid Lounge takes fancy club style and mixes it with classic bar style with funky lights, live DJs full bar and pool tables, big screen TVs and more. This is a great place to get your groove on all night long!

  • Breckenridge Brewery- Their infamous micro brews will get your night going just right! Enjoy the fresh brews and amazing late night food! Don't miss a signature Breckenridge locals spot! www.breckenridgebrewery.com
Check out more of Breckenridge's great attractions from entertainment to shopping and info about the Breckenridge ski resort.


Early Ski Season at A-Basin- the locals tell all!

Employees of ResortQuest Steamboat couldn't wait for the first run of the season so they headed to Arapahoe Basin to camp out in the parking lot for the best first tracks.

We of course recommend a nice warm bed to sleep in but some like it cold! See our lodging deals- get lodging deals for Breckenridge or Keystone- just minutes away from A-basin!

(Written by Will Stone- ResortQuest Steamboat) "My friends and I set out to Arapahoe Basin to get our first tracks of the year! We set out to camp in the parking lot then wake up and catch some fresh early tracks. We took a brief stop in Dillon, CO where we met some co-workers for dinner at the Damn Brewery . Our co-workers were on their way to Breckenridge for Breckenridge Ski Resort's opening day and were staying at River Mountain Lodge. After dinner we headed up Loveland Pass to Arapahoe Basin. We parked and were the only people up there. After several hours of hanging out by the camp fire, we headed to bed for our beauty sleep till the morning!

I moved the truck around 730am in the morning to Arapahoe’s famous “Beach” parking lot. We soon got ready and headed to the cafeteria for some food the quickly to the slopes. Wow it was cold. The mountain was open top to bottom and we were surprised at the amount of coverage the mountain had open. Colorado really has a lot of snow for this time of year and it is only going to get better. We made lots of runs before the crowds started to build up so we took a break to let them settle down before resuming. After skiing all day we headed down to the lodge to have some their “World Famous” Bloody Mary’s. Yum, these are half the reason I go here, besides the great terrain and super nice people. By the end of the day we were knackered and headed home. The snow was falling on Rabbit Ears pass near Steamboat and hasn’t stopped since then!!! Perfect first tracks..."

If you are dying to get some powder you better head to Breckenridge or Keystone! Both resorts are open and have received massive amounts of snow over the past few days- Breckenridge is reporting 35" in the last 7 days and Keystone has been covered with 24" in the past 7 days. See lodging deals for Breckenridge or Keystone!

T-Bar Opens! Breckenridge Ski Resort Early Terrain Openings

That's right! Breckenridge Ski Resort has received so much early season snow that they are opening the T-Bar lift tomorrow Nov. 17, 2010 which will mark the earliest extra terrain opening ever in Breckenridge Ski Resort history!!!! whooot whooot!

That means that epic untouched powder will be at your ski tips early tomorrow morning with access to the North Bowl, Forget-Me-Not and all the hike-to terrain your lungs and legs can handle- all that sweat is in the pursuit of perfect untouched powder! Click on the map!

Breckenridge Ski Map- see where your fresh lines will be!

Duke’s will also be opening with access back to the Colorado SuperChair. However, there will be no access out from the bottom of the T-Bar (you must ride the lift) until Friday, Nov. 19th when Northstar and the Rocky Mountain SuperChair open to the public.

Book now and get Free Nights on your Stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge! Just book online and receive this deal!


Epic Opening Weekend in Breckenridge & More Snow to Come

Breckenridge Ski Resort is reporting 8" of new snow overnight, 10" in the past 48 hours and 28" in the last 7 days. Opening weekend was officially epic. You can't wipe the smiles off all our staff, the locals and any of the smart people who snuck off to Breck for the weekend! In case you missed out, check this vid out:

We're Calling a Board Meeting, Pronto!

If you are longingly reading this from your office, never fear! It's not too late to book a vacation to Breck for this next weekend or for Thanksgiving. Book with ResortQuest and Save 33% off lodging in either Breckenridge or Keystone for stays though December 17, 2010. Alternately, turn your dreams of a white Christmas into reality with our last minute Christmas deals.


Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens 2010/2011

The day we have all been waiting for is here and opening day has powder! Breckenridge has opened up the beautiful white fluffy ski runs and bowls that we've been dreaming about!

Check out the video! Also see what events are going on today at the ski resort!

Get to Breckenridge to play in all the fresh snow perfect for opening day! See our awesome lodging deals!


Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Weekend Nov. 12, 2010

Late Breaking news... the ski resort just announced all the runs that will be open. "We will be opening the gondola, Colorado SuperChair, 5 chair, 7 chair (Rip’s Ride), Trygve’s platter and the Admin conveyer. The terrain will be Springmeier, Four O’Clock, Trygve’s, Spruce, Crescendo, Swinger, Callies Alley, Powerline (50%) and the Parklane triple jumpline. We will also be offering Horseshoe Bowl (70%) and Contest Bowl as hike to terrain using upper Four O’Clock. Our acreage will be 115 lift served and 180 hike to for a total of 295. We will keep everyone posted as we open additional lifts and terrain."

The 2010/11 Ski Season is upon us and Breckenridge Ski Resort is set to open with all the fun and new extras we expect out of this great ski resort! Friday is the day not to miss… whether you take a personal day, call in sick or just don’t show you need to be at Breckenridge!

Here are the events lined up for opening day…

1. Be the first in line- the first 1,000 people to get the first chair will get free breakfast! First chair at 9pm!

2. You will be skiing or riding 147 acres of the resort (which has been getting lots of snow all week) via the Colorado SuperChair, 5 Chair, Rip’s Ride, Trygve’s Platter and one conveyor lift. Runs will include Springmeier, Spruce, Swinger, Crescendo as well as the jump line in Park Lane.

3. Later in the morning Ski Patrol will be dropping the ropes and opening 117 acres of hike-to terrain in the Contest Bowl and Horseshoe Bowl.

4. And don’t forget the Epic Pass… where you can track your every move, all the runs you took and share it with all your friends on facebook and more!

Book your lodging with ResortQuest Breckenridge and be able to play all season long- get your 3rd night free and if you cant stay that long get 20% off 2 night stay!


Quiznos Pro Challenge Bike Race Announces Colorado’s Stops- Breckenridge, CO

Breckenridge, CO is part of Stage 6 of the greatest bike race ever to be held on American soil from August 22-28, 2011! The Quiznos Pro Challenge has announced the tour dates and stage stopping points in cities across Colorado including Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte, Denver, Golden, Gunnison, Salida, Steamboat Springs and Vail.

Racers will be in Breckenridge on Aug. 27, 2011! Get your lodging now for this epic race! Stay in downtown Breckenridge and be part of the action!

The Quiznos Pro Challenge is a grueling, 600 mile, seven day race through the most majestic and treacherous terrain Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Specific route details were not released, but the start and finish spots indicate a very mountainous route, with few sprinter stages. “We had so much interest from incredible cities across Colorado that we could hold an event of twice the duration,” said Ellen Kramer, Quiznos chief communications officer. “We worked diligently throughout the selection process to incorporate cities that provide terrain that is unique to Colorado and delivers one of the most exciting cycling events in the world. The selected cities will make excellent partners and provide a demanding course for the world’s top cyclists.”

The announcement was made at a press conference held on the front steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building in front a crowd of approximately 1,000 people convened to later take part in a social bike ride lead by Armstrong, who announced the ride via Twitter several days prior.

“We are an American team based in Colorado so we're extremely excited about the Quiznos Pro
Challenge,” said Ryder Hesjedal, seventh-place finisher at the 2010 Tour de France. “Colorado has some of the best training grounds in North America and the racing is going to be incredible.”

“Our mission is to create an experience that is unique to the state of Colorado while remaining focused on our goal of building one of the preeminent sporting properties in North America,” said Joe Moller, president of the Quiznos Pro Challenge. “The website is just the beginning of our ascent into the digital space for the Quiznos Pro Challenge.”

Don’t miss this epic race- stay with us at ResortQuest Breckenridge and ensure you are part of the action!


Keystone Ski Resort Opens for the 2010 2011 Ski Season

Keystone is set to open for the official first runs of the 2010/2011 ski season! And they are the first resort of the Vail Resorts family to launch the EpicMix Pass! Learn more about the epic mix! This season is going to be epic as you track your altitude gain, number of runs you made and you get to share it all (or brag about it all) to all of Facebook and more!

Check out the Webcams! Looks like pretty fun snow is just waiting to be skied!

Activities and Schedule:

  • 8:30am – Free DONUTS, Coffee and Hot Cocoa while they last!
  • 8:30am – KSMT Live Remote on-site
  • 9:00am – “First chair” gondola loaded kicking off Epic Mix!
    Sprint Activation Team here for Giveaways, Colorado Pass Club giveaways, Meet Ripperoo, get introduced to Epic
  • 9:00am - First tracks of the year...check!
If you are dying to get in some soft snowy turns you better book your vacation to Keystone or Breckenridge and take advantage of this ski season. Book now and get your 4th night free!

On-going Events at Keystone that will make your vacation special:
  • Friday Afternoon Ski Club: Nov.26 -March 25, 2011
    Take advantage for the Colorado's Longest Ski day at Keystone when the Friday night lifts run until 8pm with live music and specials at the Summit House! Adults $10 with a voucher for a hot coco and children 12 and under are free. Live Music from 4:30 - 6:30 PM Drink and appetizer specials from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Family Movie Nights: Dec. 3- Dec. 27
    The Keystone Neighbourhood Company brings you Family Movie Night at Warren Station. Learn more!
  • Tuesday Dancin' in the Rockies: Jan 4-March 29, 2011
    On Tuesday nights, the new Pavilion at Keystone in Keystone's River Run Village hosts a dance series.
  • Kidtopia!!!
    Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing . Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend. See dates!
If you are as stoked as we are about starting this ski season then get to Keystone now! If you book online you will automatically receive the best lodging deal!