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Wow, spring is a wet one. I am hoping that the clouds will part and the green will begin shining through. At 10,000ft it takes a little longer for the leaves and grass to really get going. Spring snows equal great river flows and the rivers are up. Either way I am going to get out and have some fun - you should too!

About a year ago, as we were finishing up the winter issue of MTN Town Magazine, I realized that the majority of the stories we were publishing involved men. I remember when I moved here and walked into the Breckenridge Brewery, other than a single waitress there were no women to be found in that establishment. The statistics have changed since 1990 but the truth is there are more guys then gals here. Looking at winter snow sport statistics the ratio is about 60% men and 40% women (SIA). The snow sport industry is male heavy but there are a lot of women out there making themselves known and influencing these sports. In Mountain Biking the statistics are even lower, somewhere between 10% to 30% of all mountain bikers are female (PinkBike). We do make 95% of the purchasing decisions so you know who holds the purse strings. The question is, are we treating ourselves to the good stuff? Now I know behind every good man is a great woman and we decided on that day to create one magazine a year that featured some of the amazing women living and working in our Colorado mountain towns and communities. On the following pages you will hear about some amazing entrepreneurs, authors, restaurateurs, philanthropists, musicians and more. All are women contributing to our communities and making them a better place to live. In addition we discuss the incredible little town of Ouray and have some great information on events, music, festivals and activities to plan for in the mountain towns region this summer. Read, enjoy and get out it’s time for summer; the reason we stayed!


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Cover Image ‘Gold Dress’ Photo by Memry photobymemry.com Memry Anderson is an “up and coming” 25 year old lifestyle photographer who transitions her time between the snow clad slopes of Summit County, Colorado and the stormy seas of Alaska where she commercial fishes with her family.

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Fulfill your Colorado Mountain Town dreams in Ouray

Tucked into the San Juan Mountains, Ouray, Colorado really is a hidden jewel. Those who know its secrets, ice climbers, avid hot springs soakers and peace seekers, keep tight lipped and quietly enjoy their insider knowledge of one of the Rocky Mountains’ most unique and charming places. The history of Ouray is less glamorous than its modern day narrative as a place where active people come to play. Today’s visitor loves to sweat, but they do it on ice climbing routes or in a hot springs pool, not in the bowels of a silver mine. You don’t have to have much of an imagination to see Ouray the way it was in the very beginning. Along Main Street, the town still has the look of a 1800s mining community, although today there are sidewalk and paved streets. Incorporated in 1886, a year later a Telluride newspaper reported that Ouray had 4 churches and 14 saloons. By 1890, the town was booming and had a population of more than 2500; today’s population hovers around 1000. If you want to learn more about the lively history of Ouray and the surrounding area, be sure to visit the Ouray County Museum at 420 5th Avenue. Called “the best little museum in the west” by the Smithsonian, history lovers should budget a couple hours to browse this place. In addition to the Ouray County Museum, the Ouray Alchemist, on Main Street, has an astonishing pharmaceutical collection and a memorable guided tour. Native Americans had been coming to this region to soak in the natural hot springs for several hundred years before white settlers discovered the area. Today, Ouray’s natural, sulfur-free pools are a main draw to the town.

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Built in the 1920s, the family-friendly Ouray Hot Springs Pool will soon undergo a major renovation.

Planning is in the beginning phase and the soonest the renovation will get underway is fall of 2015. During the construction, visitors will still have hot springs access as the plan is to keep at least one section of the pool open during the entire project. If you prefer private hot springs, several hotels around Ouray have their own pools, including the historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings. The Wiesbaden is even more unique because they have their own vapor caves beneath their building. For ultimate privacy, you can book the Lorelei, the Wiesbaden’s private hot springs pool. Other hotels have hot springs too, including Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs and Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs. In order to earn that good long soak, visitors to Ouray participate in a variety of outdoor activities, but perhaps none as popular as rock and ice climbing. During the winter, climbers

from around the world converge on the Ouray Ice Park. The ice at this park is farmed, meaning it is manmade using water pipes that create nearly 200 ice and mixed climbs ranging from beginning to expert along a mile of canyon. San Juan Mountain Guides provides guides for any level of climber, whether you want to try out ice during the winter or rock during the summer. Ouray has become a destination for canyoning during the summer, which combines different elements of technical descents and white water challenges. It’s highly likely that you’ll get wet while canyoning in Ouray because many routes include descending into and around waterfalls. If this all seems a little too adventurous for you, perhaps an outing with Alpine Scenic Tours is more your speed. Michael Lane, owner of Alpine Scenic Tours takes his clients to the top of the world, literally. From the highest point on Imogene Pass you can see Utah, and look down on Telluride. Lane’s modified Dodge Ram, equipped with eight open air suspension seats with warmers, makes for a comfy ride despite the rocky, high mountain roads around Ouray. This spring Lane added a second tricked out truck to his Alpine Scenic Tours fleet. Still too scary? Jump in your own car and take a drive up the Million Dollar Highway. If you are prone to car sickness, be the


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driver. This ribbon of highway cuts through breathtaking scenery as it winds its way up into the San Juan Mountains towards Silverton. Only 25 miles separate Ouray and Silverton, but the twisty drive takes around 45 minutes in good weather. Whether you climb, drive or just soak in Ouray, you won’t have to go far to find a drink in the evening. There are two breweries in town; Ouray Brewing with its delightful rooftop bar and delicious hamburgers and Ourayle House Brewery where you’ll find a lot of locals. This summer, visitors can also indulge in spirits at KJ Wood Distillers, a distillery that recently relocated from the Front Range to Ouray.

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The summer season kicks off in Ouray with the first annual HeidiTown Fest over Memorial Day weekend, a celebration of Colorado brought to you by HeidiTown. com. The event features affordable two-night packages for two that include hotel stay, rafting or 4-wheel drive tour, hot springs pool passes and tickets to the HeidiTown Fest VIP party. Packages start at just $280 for two. Gals named Heidi will be VVIPs (very, very important people) at this event. For more information visit HeidiTown.com/ HeidiTown-Fest. In June, Ouray is alive with the sound of music during the Mountain Air Music Series every Thursday night in Fellin Park. Ouray wraps up the summer season on August 15 with the Grillin’ & Chillin’ Brew & Music Festival featuring craft beer and spirits and live bands. Whether you are looking to scale a mountain or just sit and relax, Ouray is the place to fulfill your Colorado mountain town dreams. Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer is a freelance writer from Loveland, Colorado. She is also the founder of HeidiTown. com, the place for entertaining Colorado festival and travel stories. Photo | Chris Miller




TELLURIDE TRUFFLE 16 years ago Patty Denny got up here courage to bring her incredible truffles around the town of Telluride to see if she could drum up some interest in a business she was interested in starting. Friends and acquaintances had raved over her dark delicious treats, so too did everyone she brought those chocolates too. Today Patty has a thriving business in Telluride. It is a must stop anytime MTN Town Magazine is in fabulous Telluride. Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Wine and Tequila infused Chocolates, Raspberry or Banana flavored and more. So good! Stop in 101 N. Fir Street or order online:


9600 SAUCES Another must have! This savory and slightly spicy sauce infused with Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon is a must have in your condiment selection. Once a very popular homemade holiday gift among Renee Reynolds friends this sauce achieved perfection after a chance meeting with a friend from the Breckenridge Distillery. Infusing the sauce with their ‘Hootch� and perfecting the recipe a business was born. This stuff is good and they now have a Bloody Mary Mix.

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REFLEXOLOGY PATH There is a sanctuary in the Carbondale that offers yoga, spa services, high prana foods, a peace garden w/ labyrinth and a reflexology path. Al of it is amazing but we love the reflexology path. Reflexology is an ancient healing art using points on the feet that correspond to various parts of the body. This path is made of natural stones in a variety of shapes and patterns, designed to massage and stimulate those reflexology points. This is Head to True Nature Healing Art Center in Carbondale to experience one of the very rare paths found in the United States.


WINE & WOMEN VAIL COOKBOOKS Stretch the year out with the Ski Town Après Ski cookbook by Jennie Iverson into your Après Hike and Bike sessions. This collection of fantastic recipes will make you want to hit the trail everyday just so you can come back and make something from this incredible selection of small plate food recipes. Grab a copy at your local book store or order online.


This year, for the first time, The Telluride Wine Festival is celebrating strong and influential women in the wine world and other walks of life. With powerful keynote speakers, interesting stories and-of coursegreat food and wine! Join them for this innovative and fun first time event and connect with some amazing women. This is a non-profit event to benefit Telluride Women’s Foundation.


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For MTN Town residents CDOT’s Bustang is a great start to providing public transportation along the I-70 mountain corridor and Denver. This new interregional express bus service from the Colorado Department of Transportation, will deliver its first passengers to Denver’s Union Station starting Monday morning, July 13, 2015. The much anticipated service launch will connect major populations, employment centers and local transit entities along the I-25 front range and I-70 mountain corridors during peak weekday commuting times.


HOT SPRING POOLS Scheduled to open this summer on the bank of the Colorado River is the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. The resort will offers 16 mineral hot springs soaking pools and a freshwater family pool with a jetted spa. Soaking in the iron-rich waters while taking in the views from this spot is not a new idea. The history of the Iron Mountain Hot Springs property dates back to 1896, when the West Glenwood Health Spa opened. Over the next 100 years, it changed hands multiple times. Several springs emerge onto the Iron Mountain Hot Springs property with average water temperatures ranging from 105 to 108°F. There are at least 14 minerals found in the analysis of the water; the five most abundant are iron, sulfate, chloride, sodium and calcium. Iron and sulfate are known for their relaxing qualities. Thermal heat from the springs is also used to warm the pools and to heat the walkways and buildings. The Iron Mountain Hot Springs is another great activity to be operated by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.



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GORE CANYON W HI T E WAT ER PA R K AT PUMPHOUSE Grand County has completed construction of the Gore Canyon Whitewater Park on the Colorado River at the BLM Pumphouse recreation site. The waves have opened to rave reviews from enthusiastic boaters, many of whom have been watching the project’s progress over the winter. Completing this project took over five years of coordinated effort led by Grand County Commissioners. This included extensive planning, outreach, negotiation, water court processes, engineering, fundraising and permitting. The final--and shortest--phase of the project was the actual construction which was completed on schedule in under five months by the award winning contractor, Kissner General Contracting. Get to the Upper Colorado for some river fun.


PRO CYCLING WOMEN This year the “Women’s USA Pro Challenge,” is being added to the epid Pro Challenge events for three days, in conjunction with the men’s professional race. The women, for the first time, will race on parts of the men’s race course in Colorado this August and race daily for the same prize money as the men.

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The three-day invitationonly event is sanctioned by USA Cycling and will kick off in Breckenridge on August 21st , head to Fort Collins on August 22nd, and conclude in Golden on August 23rd. It is the first time since 1988 that some of the best men and women in the world will be sharing courses at a major, international stage race in Colorado.

Crested Butte is installing a 20-target archery course at the top of the Red Lady Express Chairlift for archers to practice their skills all summer long. Simulated mule deer, whitetail deer, black bear, fox, coyote and Rocky Mountain elk targets will be set amongst the beautiful mountain landscape in a format that will appeal to all ability levels. The loop from the lift will cover a total of about one and a half miles and return archers to the top of the lift, where they will download back to the base area. The Mountain Adventures summer program will also be offering archery lessons to kids seven years old and up.



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PURE BEAUT Y This is what we stayed for.




Satisfying a niche and fulfilling a demand is exactly what Shredly’s owner Ashley Rankin did after recognizing the lack of stylish, fun and feminine biking and sportswear for women. They say that black goes with everything but after awhile it’s just plain boring. When it comes down to it a pattern is way more fun. Pair that with a product that fits great and your on to something. That was Ashley Rankin’s vision. Based out of Carbondale, Rankin researched her product idea. It helped that she studied apparel design at Colorado State University but when it came to funding she wasn’t entirely sure where to start. During some of the darkest days of the economic downturn banks were not interested in assisting a small business yet she still dared to launch her idea. She started a Kickstarter campaign raising $25,897 from over a hundred backers to fund their first production run. Shredly was launched January 11, 2012 and the business took off. Heading into 2015 her year sales are swelling. All designs are created in Colorado and sewn in California. A feat that defies the odds as manufacturing in the United States is still considered very difficult and prone to failure. Ashley has found a great manufacturing team to work with in California.. All of the products were created by Rankin other then the fabric patterns but she has a terrific eye for bold colored prints and unique patterns.


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Not only are they fun and pretty, the fabrics are also functional. Mesh pockets, contoured waist band, gusseted crotch, thigh vents, waist adjuster tabs, side pockets, quick dry fabrics and several different short choices for mountain biking or other sports. Take note golfers, SUP enthusiasts, hikers and boaters her gear isfor you too. It is pretty darn cool that Shredley has been ranked alongside brands such as Specialized, Pearl Izumi and Giro as well having stellar gear reviews in Outside Magazine, Dirt Rag, Women’s Adventure Magazine, Forbes, Bicycling Magazine and more. In addition to their shorts Shredly offers several Tanks, Jersey’s and Tees too complete the outfit. All are made with comfort, functionality and performance in mind along with, of course, style. Several choices exist from a basic tee to a functional cargo top with pockets to keep your stuff close by. You can find Shredly gear online or at the following mountain town stores: Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven, Breck Bike Guides, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, Over the Edge,Outdoor Divas, Pedal Power, Ptarmigan Sports, Rad Bikes, Rock ‘N Roll Sports, Ski Haus, Steamboat Bike Shop, Ute Mountaineer, Valleygirl Boutique and Winter Park Resort. Get out, play hard, have fun, be comfortable and look great with Shredly. www.shredly.com


Silverthorne is not just a place to fuel up. Explore the Blue River Trail, browse the Outlets at Silverthorne, fish in our “Gold Medal” waters, visit one of our three state of the art playgrounds, & cool off in the Silverthorne Recreation Center. With a summer filled with activities; Silverthorne is the perfect destination for your next family outing. PLAY IN SILVERTHORNE Trail Hiking & Biking | 11,000 sf Skate Park | Retail Shopping | Recreation Center Gold Medal Fishing | Golf Course | Picnic Shelters & Grills Playgrounds | Sand Volleyball, Tennis & Basketball Courts 430 Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne 970.262.7370 | www.silverthorne.org






A successful partnership over a long period of time has resulted in a thriving business and an incredible friendship. Amy Beckett and Caren Mapes-Lerch were both massage therapists and residents of the Breckenridge area. They met through a mutual friend and then ironically reconnected during a massage. Amy had been given a gift certificate for a massage and Caren was her massage therapist. During that massage they both talked about their desire to do more and be more with aspirations of owning a business. That conversation led them to join forces and in 1999, the pair opened Healing Touch Massage near City Market in Breckenridge. Two years later an opportunity arose to open a Full Service Spa within Breckenridge’s Main Street Station; it was there that Blue Sage Spa was born. Five years later, after successfully running two locations they took the plunge, bought their own space at 224 South Main Street in Breckenridge, completely renovated the interior and began offering a wider menu of spa services. What is remarkable about Blue Sage Spa, besides their amazing services, is the working relationship between the two women, they are truly friends. As a resident of Breckenridge and friend of the two I have been impressed at the ease of their relationship in and out of the spa. They spend time in the business together and outside of Blue Sage Spa doing what they love most, playing hard. Rarely do you hear them talking shop during social scenes.


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During my interview with Amy and Caren they revealed that the first five years of growth wasn’t easy. They were getting to know one another and learning each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The difference between a good relationship and a bad relationship is how you handle your disagreements. What the two soon realized was the business was bigger than themselves, they had a really good thing going and that allowing a disagreement to separate and negatively influence their relationship and the business was not worth it. They just kept working each issue out until they could come to a solution. Amy and Caren both noted that their partnership is the longest relationship they have ever had. They definitely did butt heads in the past but over time the relationship has mellowed and both finally figured the other out so the two can support one another on all levels. Today Blue Sage Spa offers Massage, Body Services, Facials, Hand and Foot Therapies, Manicures and Pedicures, Waxing, Tinting, Eyelashes, Makeup, Laser Hair Removal and more recently Medi-Spa services. Realizing that the industry and consumers were moving to more complex body treatments they added IPL Facial Photo Facials as well as Facial Injectable services like Botox and Dermal Fillers. The spa consistently receives great reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp and has a great local following. There are many great business partnerships out there, they are possible. If you want to follow in this duo’s footsteps while launching your own partnership remember to keep working out your differences and communicating so you and your partner’s business will thrive.


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The summer is filled with a variety of Yoga and Wellness festivals and some of the biggest events are right here in Colorado’s mountain towns. We have compiled a list of Ohm-mazing Yoga and Wellness events to attend, like the new Steamboat Devil’s Thumb Women’s Wellness Retreat June 28 – 30

De-tech the body, mind and spirit at this special wellness retreat where guests will have the opportunity to relax, recharge and re-invigorate their lives and find a greater sense of “ahhh” at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and Spa Colorado. Schedule includes Wake Up Yoga and breakfast, Natural healing and Self-care workshop, Guided Hikes and Biking, Ayurveda ancient wisdom session, Yoga/breath exercise/meditation, Wisdom circle and living wellness all in the peaceful setting of Devil’s Thumb ranch in Tabernash. www.devilsthumbranch.com

Telluride Yoga Festival July 9 -12

One of the first Colorado mountain yoga festivals and is unique in its ability to offer intimate workshops where you can dive deep and one-on-one with all of their amazing presenters for a magical and transformative weekend. Telluride Yoga Festival will host over 40 teachers, scholars and musicians along with meditation, nutrition and lifestyle coaches. The event offers 11 total venues to take classes where you experience the towns by foot and via our free gondola - these venues take place in funky historical buildings to jaw-dropping venues with breathtaking views of the valley. I would encourage you to check out both our lineup and our schedule online at www.tellurideyogafestival. com. I’ve attached a couple of photos, a brief description along with our most recent press release. Please contact me if you would like more information! www.tellurideyogafestival.com


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Wanderlust July 2 – 5

Wanderlust has become an international sensation with all-out ecstatic celebrations. This year at Snowmass they will bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, incredible chefs, and thrilling performers, for an experience that surprises and delights. Attend for a multi-day mountaintop adventure or a daylong retreat. Schedules include early morning meditations to all-night chakra-spinning musical performances, come practice and party in beautiful Snowmass. www.wanderlust.com

Steamboat Movement Fest July 24 – 26

The inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest is a celebration of world-class yoga, live music and outdoor adventure taking place July 23-26. This four-day, Zero Waste event unites yoga, music, and movement arts in the unique beauty of the Yampa Valley. Headliners include Gina Caputo, Justin Kaliszewski and Wade Gotwals. Outdoor adventures include guided hiking and trail running with yoga, guided mountain biking with yoga and SUP yoga practices. There will be free kids and community yoga daily, and access to babysitting services through the resort, it’s a family-fun event to boot. www.steamboatmovementfestival.com

SINGLE DAY EVENTS: Yoga on the Mountain at Solitude Station – Copper July 13th, July 27th, August 10th, August 24th On select Sundays this summer, Copper hosts Prana Fitness yoga classes at Solitude Station. Prana Fitness is a Colorado organization that believes fitness support should be free and accessible to everyone. Bring your mat and enjoy an incredible class on top of Copper Mountain. These are donation-based classes to raise funds for under-served people. www.coppercolorado.com

Yoga on the Mountain – Arapahoe Basin July 16

Invigorate your mind and body with our holistic hike, yoga and luncheon at Arapahoe Basin. Hike to mid-mountain for a onehour yoga session on the deck of the Black Mountain Lodge with sweeping vistas of the Continental Divide. Afterward, enjoy a spa luncheon before hiking back down to the Base Area. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. The hike begins at 9:00 a.m. at an elevation of 10,800 ft with an elevation gain of 700 ft, and will take approximately 45 minutes- 1 hour. Event is limited to 50 people to ensure adequate attention from the instructor. This event is not lift-served. www.arapahoebasin.com

SAVE THE DATE: Eagle Yoga Fest September 18 – 20

This September head to Eagle for a different kind of yoga festival. Experience a relaxing weekend of slow flow yoga with Gina Caputo, meditation and Anjali Restorative with Shannon Paige, lectures with Julia Clarke, restoration, and more! This is the yoga festival for Every Body. www.eagleyogafest.com


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Grab your mat, the mountains are calling at Arapahoe Basin.

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Mountain Magic > Few things are more magical than a mountain town. By a lake. With a charming Main Street. Rentals. Runabouts. Fishing boats. Fishing poles. Pontoons. Canoes. Kayaks. Stand up paddleboards. Classic boat tours. Sandy beach and playground. Food and libations with waterside views. Check us out. FriscoBayMarina.com








The Steamboat Bike Park is maturing with two years under their belts and 50+ miles of trails built to accommodate riders from beginner to advanced. Downhill mountain biking has become the perfect summer amenity for ski resorts and the mountain town enthusiast has been catching on to the thrill the sport offers.

The Steamboat Bike Park trail crew maintains excellent Flow trails as well expert trails with features that include step down rollers, a wooden berm/wall ride, large dirt berms, a ten-foot wooden ladder step down - step up, rollers and a line of nine table-top dirt jumps. Plans for this summer include work on newer trail segments in the Steamboat Bike Park. Outside of the bike park, the Steamboat Pump Track in Ski Time Square was redesigned and the finishes were made to the Zig Zag reroute. In the Steamboat Bike Shop, the rental fleet has expanded to include premium options from both Specialized and Scott cycles, boasting top of the line component packages and the latest in downhill technology. The resort’s Flow trails have a beautiful flowing “rhythm,” to them where each skill level you can be challenged while enjoying their roller coaster experience through Aspen groves and forest floors covered in ferns. These flow trails range from a soothing beginner line, aptly named Tenderfoot. Rustler Ridge, an intermediate trail picks up the speed with well spaced banking turns and the Raw Hide their advanced downhill trail is fast filled with jumps and special features that will put your skills to the test. All trails require very little pedaling but for those who do not have downhill experience do not be fooled, your quads and triceps will be screaming by the end of the day. When you’re missing the opportunity to carve up a line of perfect powder a day on their flow trail’s can get you back into the groove. If you have never had the opportunity to Downhill then we highly recommend taking a half day lesson. The


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resort offers a Mountain Bike School where beginner to advanced and race training lessons are made available daily. We had one friend in our group that met up with DJ Nudy, the resorts Certified Bike Instructor, for a beginner lesson and day of progession. He took the group from the parking lot, learning the bikes components, braking and turning skills to the beginner trail and then the intermediate trail. By days end she was able to navigate the entire course resulting in a passion for an action packed exciting new sport. A Bike Access ticket is required to access the Steamboat Bike Park downhill trails and utilize the Gondola for bike uplift. The resort rents top of the line Specialized and Kona freeride bikes, as well as freeriding armor and apparel which is highly recommended. Operating seven days a week. OPERATION DETAILS Mon - Sat. 10am - 4pm Sunday 9:30 - 4pm DATES: June 11 (RCR Scholarship Day, a special ticket purchase is required) Daily June 12 - August 30 TWILIGHT BIKING: Thursdays and Fridays 4pm-7pm, June 12-August 28. LATE SEASON WEEKENDS ONLY: September 4-27 (these hours and dates are subject to change). RATES: Daily Passes $38 Adult/$28 Child Twilight Tickets Thursdays and Fridays $27 Adult/$21 Child


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The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids by Helen Olsson is one of the most comprehensive guides for getting out into the wilderness that I have ever read. Written from Olsson’s experiences out in the backcountry, side country and a variety of campgrounds with her kids, this well written book includes plenty of humor inserted in between advice, warnings, instructions and one of my favorites - checklists. The book opens with lessons on Planning Your Trip and Gearing Up. Here you can find worthy advice on different types of campsites – are you walking in or is it a car camping site? Advice on prepping your kids for the trip especially if they have never camped before or if it is not one of their favorite activities. On the gear side there is information on everything from cookware to footwear as well as advice on layering up and battling the elements. Here is one section that I have always needed assistance with, fun and unique activities to keep your kids entertained. Turn off those phones and electronic devices and get out and explore nature. Knot tying, scavenger hunts, camp arts and crafts as well as other unique activities ideas are listed.


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The Camp Grub Content offers some great recipes and suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with recipes to try. A very important topic, coffee is discussed and there is a pretty lengthy section on the ultimate treat - S’mores. I did not know there could be so many different variations. I especially like this recipe:

The Shaggy Dog Ingredients: 1 Marshmallow Chocolate Sauce Shredded Coconut Directions: Pour the chocolate sauce into a shallow bowl. Put the shredded coconut into another shallow bowl. Roast the Marshmallow Roll the roasted marshmallow in the chocolate sauce Roll the chocolate-coated marshmallow in the coconut. Eat on it’s own or squish between two graham cracker shells. Scattered throughout the book are a ton of Smart Tips that correspond with each section’s contents. I definitely liked this Smart Tip: “Bring along a pack of Wintergreen Life Savers so the kids can see stars in each other’s mouths. In the pitch dark, when you crunch down really hard, you can see sparks.” Grab this book and get planning. There is a ton of camping to be done this summer and Helen Olsson will help you make it fun, easy and adventurous. www.maddogmom.com/book







In 1976, Harvard historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote an article about pious and well-behaved colonial wives and daughters for an obscure academic journal. She observed that “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” without ever dreaming it would become a catchphrase, popularized on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers and websites. But women who demand the same respect that society offers men haven’t limited themselves to building businesses, changing our culture or running for President. They’ve also proven they can behave badly when it comes to taxes, too!

managers to make their tax payments—still, it’s hard to believe they miss such an obvious responsibility. Badly behaving actresses have caught the IRS’s attention too. Teri Polo, who played the lovely Pam Focker in the “Meet the Fockers” series, racked up $745,000 in overdue taxes while raising two children as a single mom. Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson learned that fighting the IRS is no day-at-the-beach when the Service came after her for $1.7 million. And who could leave a listing of actresses behaving badly without bringing up Lindsay Lohan? Yes, the adorable former child star grew up to experience three different tax liens. Lindsay learned what it means to take on the “Mean Girls” the hard way when the IRS levied her bank account in December 2012 to pay those outstanding amounts.

Leona Helmsley, who with her husband built a real estate empire including the popular Helmsley hotels, featured herself in advertising as the “Queen” who wanted nothing but the best for her guests. Although her net worth was over $1 billion, behind the scenes, she was known for disputing payments to contractors Women who behave badly with taxes come from all sorts of and vendors. One such dispute became her undoing as the professions. Style icon Martha Stewart owed New York property contractors sent a stack of falsified invoices to the New York Post taxes because she didn’t stay at her residence enough days to prove that she was trying to avoid tax liabilities. After being to avoid the tax. Lindsey Vonn “won” a $1.7 million tax lien for indicted for tax evasion by U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani, “missing the gates” on taxes after winning the gold in the she was quoted as saying “We don’t pay taxes. Only World Ski Championships. Annie Leibovitz, the famous the little people pay taxes.” In her later years, she photographer of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, owed became known as the “Queen of Mean,” but $2.1 million and was forced to pledge her copyrights “Well behaved did have a redeeming feature. She left over to the IRS for every photo she has ever taken or women seldom $12 million dollars to her Maltese dog named ever will as security for a loan to pay off the amount make history. This Trouble. due.

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Lots of musicians have behaved badly with Although not all women who behave badly with would want to make taxes. These include such popular singers as Lil’ taxes may qualify as a “Queen of Mean” or “Mean however.” Kim (owes more than $1 million), Lauryn Hill (owes Girl,” some may be victims of their own success. We $1.8 million), and Mary J. Blige (owes $900,000). encourage all women, no matter what they do, to avoid But none of them owe as much as Dionne Warwick, the financial mismanagement issues related to taxes by the superstar from the 1960s and 70s who owed over planning. Working with a tax coach will ensure that you are tax $10 million. Her 1967 hit, “I Say a Little Prayer,” is about a woman efficient and saving all the cash you are legally allowed. We would praying for her boyfriend serving in Vietnam—but it’s not hard be glad to assist you in answering your questions so you can to imagine Dionne praying for the IRS to “overlook” her debt! make history but avoid getting on the “women who behave badly” Musicians who wind up owing the IRS often say they rely on their list at the IRS.


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who ROCK the Rockies!

Who are they? Well actually, they are all of you ladies, lasses and feminine badasses. Living in these towns can be tough, long winters, short summers but our passions keep us coming out for more and we thrive. Since we cannot write about all of you we chose a few that will inspire.

Annelise Loevlie of Icelantic Skis BY AARON IMBER PHOTO: IAN FOHRMAN

It’s been easy to feel hopeless about the economy. It seems like there are more PHD waitresses than ever. Yet the outdoor industry has a habit of fostering pockets of innovation and success. Icelantic, a ski brand produced right here in Denver Colorado, is a shining example. Icelantic managed to develop a sustainable brand during hard times through innovation, artistry, self-reflection, and friendship. They don’t listen to the naysayers. I spoke with Icelantic’s COO, Annelise Loevlie to ask her about her experience with schooling, success, and the industry. Annelise has known Icelantic’s founder, Ben Anderson, since they were 10 years old. She’s been with the company since its start in 2005. The main impression I took away from the conversation was Annelise’s honest and open attitude. She proves that even in a down economy, adaptability, hard work, and a willing spirit can still go a long way. MT: How do you feel about (secondary) schooling? How did school (college) affect your life? AL: Well it’s interesting because, you know Ben, my business partner, only went to a year and a half of school. My dad didn’t ever go to school, and I have a bunch of friends who are in the same situation. I think school’s really good for some people, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re going to do. I think it’s a nice exposure to all sorts of different things. And it’s an amazing social opportunity to meet people. And I mean especially going into the outdoor industry and snowsports industry, UVM, where I went to school, is like a mecca for people in the snowsports industry. But that was not my plan. It just happened to be that tons of people in our industry went to UVM. But no, I don’t think it’s for everyone, that’s my short answer. I definitely think that it’s changing a lot. MT: At what moment in your career, have you felt most successful? AL: I have little moments all the time, I would say right now, because we’re going through some major transitions at the business just to make it more sustainable. But I’ve had a lot of little successes where I’m realizing how much I’ve learned over the years in terms of business, and systems thinking, and stuff like that. MT: What is Icelantic doing to move towards sustainability? AL: All of our wood is sustainably harvested. So every single tree that we cut down for the cores in our skis is sustainably harvested and grown. Obviously all of our skis are made in Colorado. And we ship all of our skis out of Never Summer

too. So our transportation footprint is more minimal in terms of environmental sustainability. All of our clothes are also made in the states. All of our soft goods are made in Chicago at a place called Stock Manufacturing, who shares the same values we do. Then all of our hats are made at Knickerbocker in Brooklyn, New York, which is a similar company too. But then there’s a lot to do with financial sustainability and social sustainability that I’m working on right now. Because this industry is really tough to break into if you’re a small company, and overall its just… it’s broken. You know it’s an old industry doing things the same way that they’ve been done for fifty, sixty years. Which are now not very sustainable, it just doesn’t make sense you know, like companies are selling their products below cost, overproduction and over saturation of product into the market. It’s just really unhealthy. I could get into that for three days. Some of the things were doing in terms of financial sustainability to contribute to the overall sustainability of the industry are producing to demand, not overproducing, and not selling our product out at closeouts, working with supply partners and shops that understand our values and appreciate them. I think there is a lot involved in the word sustainability. MT: What’s going to happen to retail? AL: I sit on the board for SIA (Snowsports Industry of America) so that’s always a topic. I think that basic Darwinian evolution is going to happen. The strong will survive and the weak will die. Honestly that’s already what’s happening because retail is evolving and it’s becoming modern, if you look at Evo.com or Backountry.com some of these online retailers that are just kind of killing it, even Amazon. So I think that specialty retailers are either going to adapt or die, but its interesting with skis, and hard goods, and boots, and backpacks. You have to fit those. People either have to come in and get them serviced, or get them fit. So I do think the retailers that stick around, and are smart, and adapt are going to become more service oriented. And then I think that these new modern retailers will continue to succeed. MT: I like to steal this one from Tim Ferris. What does the first hour of your day look like? AL: I always drink a huge glass of warm lemon water. Then I take my new puppy out, take him walking, and we walk around, and we check out trees, and the weather. Then I do my morning exercises, make a smoothie, and I try to always read something. I really cherish my morning. It’s my favorite part of the day. Aaron Imber is editor-in-chief for MagpieGearReview.com where you can check out a longer interview with Annelise Loevlie.

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Shannon Galpin of Mountain2Mountain BY PEPPER HAMILTON

Who is Shannon Galpin? She is a woman who has, without a doubt, achieved a multitude of diverse accomplishments all in the name of assisting women find their voice. Accolades include artist, activist, humanitarian, author, mountain biker and even National Geographic Adventurer. Her beginnings started with a deep conviction that all of the world’s women and girls deserved the same rights and opportunities as her own daughter. This belief is what kickstarted Mountain2Mountain, her non-profit with deep roots in Breckenridge and broad leaves bursting forth across the world. It was by taking action on her ideology that Shannon walked away from her career as an athletic trainer and decided to “be the change” she wished to see here and abroad. Her global vision was and is to create a voice that empowers women and girls in conflict zones. After collaborating on projects in Pakistan and Nepal, Shannon travelled to Afghanistan to develop M2M’s initial projects. Today that has resulted in initiating computer labs, school supply support, kindergartens in rehab clinics and prisons, literacy projects in women’s prisons, graffiti art projects with university art students, and facilitating the land donation and support for a school for the Afghan National Association for the Deaf. I read a story of how she visited several women’s prisons across Afghanistan. Shannon found herself in the women’s prison of Kandahar and while listening to one of the prisoner’s stories she realized that these women were taking risks every day that were far more dangerous than anything she was doing. It was that one voice that inspired her to keep her mission strong and justify the risks she would take to speak her own truth. In 2009 Shannon became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan in an effort to challenge perceptions of gender barriers and show a different side of Afghanistan to the western world. 2010 she rode her bike across the Panjshir Valley which was documented in Outside Magazine Since that time she has launched: 2012 STREETS OF AFGHANISTAN - A life-size photography exhibition created in collaboration between Afghan and Western photographers, set up in the public spaces of Afghanistan as street art.

2012 COMBAT APATHY - Fighting for the rights of women worldwide, this activist organization aims to spearhead initiatives like Cross the Line to highlight and work for women’s rights. 2013 The Afghan WOMEN’S NATIONAL CYCLING TEAM Assisted in creating and now has among the first women to ever pedal a bike in Afghanistan. 2013 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS - Creating a global movement using the bike as a vehicle for social justice. Believing that one woman can create change, but that our strength is in our numbers. 2014 The GLOBAL SOLIDARITY RIDE - A global community of cyclists riding in solidarity with the Afghan women that dare to ride, showing our united front to create a two wheeled revolution. 2014 - Shannon’s memoir released as a story of adventure and activism from Colorado to Afghanistan 2015 CROSS THE LINE A trans-media art installation, using photography, technology, and live action exhibition showcasing global women’s rights, oppression, and protest, launching in 2015. Upcoming AFGHAN CYCLES - A book and movie that will delve deeper into the stories of the cyclists, and the state of women’s rights in Afghanistan will be coming soon. Seriously, this article could cover pages discussing the amazing projects Shannon has been and is producing. Shannon and her work have been featured on Dateline NBC, The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, ESPN, National Geographic Adventure, and in Outside Magazine. Her first TEDx talk was in 2012 on the Power of Voice which best illustrates the thread that links all of her work together. She is a subject of the award winning documentary film series, MoveShake. M2M has had a lot of naysayers over the years. Shannon believes that starting projects that are close to her heart has led to the incredible success she has had at assisting others. Today she identifies herself as an activist, not a non-profit. Projects will come through the nonprofit because of the tax write off benefits and the fund raising abilities, but she is here to support the rights of women worldwide. Although some think the women’s rights movement is over it is still alive and much needed. People need to continue pushing to overcome barriers to equality. Helping women stand up and speak out will assist in making changes. When you have a deep seated belief you just have to do it, pursue it and let the path unfold in front of you.

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear Elephant Revival perform then I am sad to say you are missing out. If you have not heard their music at all then I say take a break, head to their website and allow their beautiful melodies and unique folksy sound take you away while your reading this. The band consists of five members, Bonnie Paine, Sage Cook, Dango Rose, Daniel Rodriguez and Bridget Law. All are incredibly talented with no one single member overshadowing the other. We chose to profile Bridget Law, their fiddle and octave fiddle musician, in this issue because of her Colorado roots. Bridget Law is a fifth generation Colorado native. She grew up in Denver and began her journey with the band in the mountain town of Nederland. Her identity as a fiddle player stretches much further back then the launch of Elephant Revival in 2004. Her history with music began as a young girl who, in the third grade, was introduced to the violin at the Denver Waldorf School. The connection to this instrument led to years of fiddle competitions, studying jazz in college, traveling to Scotland to learn Celtic music and following the bluegrass scene in Boulder County. I don’t necessarily understand all of the terms for the style of music the media says the band plays but I can tell you her fiddle playing speaks to my heart. She can evoke the emotion of happiness, joy and celebration as well as sorrow and loss with her gracefully held bow on the powerful strings of her fiddle. I hear both Celtic vibes and folksy bluegrass as well, skills learned through years of learning and studying her passion in high school and college. In addition to formal training and her travels to Scotland to learn Celtic music, she has participated for years in fiddle competitions which has helped to keep her skills sharp. When you do what you love it always shines through and Bridget Law is a shining soul both on and off the stage. One of the wonderful things about Bridget is her approachability. She is not one to perform and then head back to the bus. You will see Bridget out amongst the crowd enjoying other musical performances at the music festivals she is involved in. Bridget is more than willing to have a photo taken with an adoring fan. She has become very involved in the mountain town music scene and loves the fun characters she has become friends with at a variety of music venues including State Bridge in Bond, Rancho del Rio and other Vail Valley stages. Law is a part of the energetic experience that Elephant Revival creates with their music. The resonance of her fiddle playing along with vocals and the other band member’s instruments helps to convey the songs meaning and will draw you into a higher emotional level. Her performances don’t stop with the band. She has performed as a guest musician with

notable bands like Fruition, the Shook Twins, Xerephine, Everyone Orchestra, Sea Stars, Tierro, and Bonfire Dub. A more recent and incredible experience was being the opener for Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony and headliner, DeVotchka with the Colorado Symphony. Law feels the band has matured and as they get older and wiser they are having more fun and less stress. Their music is bringing more joy to themselves and their fans. Bridget just got back from the South East, a place they haven’t toured often; it was their 3rd tour which sold out at every location. This was reaffirming to her and she said it was nice to see that people are loving their music out there too. A venue owner in Fayetteville, Arkansas was amazed at the crowd they attracted because the audience were people of all demographics. Their crowd is ageless and she loves that. To her she feels it is bringing back the celebratory experience of music that you can share with family and friends. I mentioned how I love that the band has no front person. Bridget said the band all had a shared vision that they would be in a group that celebrated all of the members to help keep the ego out of the music. Their music humbles them, because they feel it is a gift given to them to share with others. She believes that is why Elephant Revival’s crowds are so relaxed and everyone is so kind. Social consciousness and the support of nonprofits are very important to Law and has been a no brainer for the band. Elephant Revival has the ability to communicate a message to large audiences and are serious environmentalists; they take all the small steps they can to make a difference in the world. They allow non-profits to find them and are very willing to work with them, like Campout for the Cause. The nonprofits the festivals support helps raise people’s consciousness, which in turn raises support for the nonprofits. It was fun watching her support Chris Anthony’s Youth Initiative fundraiser at the Blue Bird Theater this past fall. She told me about a day she spent with CAYI at Denver Children’s Home for kids ages 6-16 from really troubled homes. Bridget was blown away as she watched the response to Chris’s presentation. When it was time for her presentation she told the story of how Elephant Revival got their name. The name was chosen out of empathy for a pair of zoo pachyderms who, upon being separated after 16 years, died on the same day. At the end of the presentation, Bridget then played the fiddle. After the performance one child described to her how her music had taken the grief of the elephants and changed it into something that made him feel good instead of sad. She was astounded and loved how this child was able to feel how the music transformed grief to joy and retained that message. I asked one of those “women’s magazine” questions about what she does on her down time and discovered that Bridget is really happy and in love. She has found someone with whom she deeply connects to and loves sharing her time with him. This fabulous man also has a five year old and she is finding that being home with them playing dinosaurs and music together is her favorite way to enjoy that down time. Coming home after weeks away and being home is grounding and that is exactly where she wants to be.

Kristin Carpenter-Ogden Verde Communications & LivingUber BY ALLISON BATTISTA

Catching up with Kristin Carpenter Ogden of Verde Communications and LivingUber.com seemed like it would be a really difficult task however she was there on the phone with me to discuss how much she loves living in a mountain town and how she has not just survived but truly thrived in the region. She is what I would call an Intrepid Entrepreneur.

Kristin is the Founder and CEO of Verde Brand Communications whose office now occupy Jackson, Wyoming, Durango and Boulder, Colorado. Her real title should be the Intrepid Entrepreneur because she is fearless unafraid and adventurous. She was born and raised in California but had an undying desire to live in small mountain town after she graduated from University of Davis, Californa. With money saved up she headed to Durango and secured a job as a reporter at the Durango Herald covering sports, cops and courts and mountain biking. After a quick stint in Santa Fe, New Mexico she quickly returned to Durango and began her freelancing career journey writing from 1995 to 2002 and then landed at Shape Magazine as their Gear Editor. You could say she loves the outdoors, and being active is what has stoked her fire of innovation throughout her career.

When Kristin and her husband had their first child in 2001 she went into PR. Jared Ogden was a big wall climber for The North Face and he was at the top of his climbing career. He knew there were only a few more years left of climbing at that level. Kristin decided to setup a PR firm, Verde Communications, since it allowed her to have more stability and be home for the family. She used her network and began building her company up . At one point she had close to 12 employees in the Durango office but they would move on to places like Boulder and Jackson. She opened offices in those locations since it made sense to be there since that is where a lot of talent and the companies she represented were located. Today Verde Communications is a full-service brand communications, public relations, social/digital marketing, marketing consulting, content and experiential events agency, with an emphasis in sustainability. For the past 12 years at Verde, Kristin has coached and consulted a wide range of brands to successfully engage with and grow audiences and fan bases. She found that she really enjoyed coaching and wanted to assisting individuals in being extraordinarily successful in their lives as entrepreneurs. Her goal was to show these individuals how to live life with passion and to live with intention. LivingUber.com was created from this desire. She feels she has had a wake up call for her to assist people to remove the restrictions and false limitations from their lives in order find their ultimate form of success. She says to ignore the naysayers, never quit and pursue what is most important to you. A great example of her tenacity was her recent win of the 2015 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It is a race she has competed in before and this year after less than stellar results last season she was determined to win. She set a goal of being on the podium in her category, visualized it and followed a very intentional training program. With a rock solid mindset she completed the 47 miles course from Durango to Silverton and won. We had a few fun questions to ask Kristin because it’s always interesting to find out what other mountain town residents love. What is one of your favorite places to get away from it all? Silverton and Crested Butte are one of her favorite places to retreat to. because they are so remote and allow you to relax. What is your favorite restaurant in Durango? I have two that I really love, Eolus Bar and Dining and Seasons Rotisserie and Grill. You have two full days to take off, where would you go? Mountain Biking in Crested Butte. It is so awesome in the summer. The trails and flowers are amazing. Are there any amazing individuals in our Colorado mountain towns that you look up to? Great question, I really look up to Mike and Diane Pfotenhauer the founders of Osprey Packs who live outside of Cortez. They have been running Osprey for over 40 years independently. Diane is an unsung hero of the brand too which is cool. They truly run the business from their heart and their gut. I have been trying to transform that into my business model too. You can learn more about Kristin and her success model at LivingUber.com where she can help you grow your brand and your business.

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Kristen Lummis The Brave Ski Mom BY WENDY CLINCH, THE SKI DIVA

Never underestimate the importance of the mom in skiing. After all, it’s the mom who usually makes sure everyone has the hats, goggles, ski pants, boots, etc. they need. Who dresses and undresses the kids. Assembles the lunches. Hauls the equipment. Harbors a secret stash of tissues/sun block/chap stick/energy bars for that unavoidable emergency. Accommodates multiple bathroom breaks with all the dressing and undressing that go with ’em. Provides encouragement after a fall. Drives to and from the slopes. Attends ski races. Wipes noses and tears. Administers first aid. Puts on and removes boots/jackets/gloves/helmets. Makes sure nothing gets left behind. Arranges ski lessons. Makes sure the kids wear helmets. Obviously, being a ski mom isn’t an easy job. But there is help: Kristen Lummis’ outstanding blog, Brave Ski Mom. Kristen writes about anything and everything related to family skiing: resorts, gear, kids, parenting, and more. Plus it’s a lot of fun to read. I spoke tot his brave Colorado ski mom from her home in Grand Junction.

Q: How did you get started, and where’d the name Brave Ski Mom come from? A: I started Brave Ski Mom in late July, 2010, after 16 months of thinking about it. The inspiration came from my older son. When he was 11, we were skiing at Snowbird, UT, and while riding the chairlift, he began going over the points he felt made Snowbird a great place for kids to ski. Listening to him, I realized that he had put a lot of thought into his comments and that they were really insightful. So, I suggested he start a blog. He wasn’t at all interested, but it planted a seed in my brain. A few weeks later, I began writing sample posts and sharing them with family and friends. My focus for these sample posts was family travel and ski resort reviews. The “where, how, and why” information that is helpful when families are deciding to take a ski vacation. The feedback I got was very positive. But then I got bogged down in the details: the technology, the platforms, hosting, and so on. It seemed so overwhelming that I put the project off. Fast forward 16 months and my older son, now 13, looks at me on a hot summer afternoon and says “Remember your blog? I knew you’d never do it.” My reaction was to sigh and agree with him. Another good idea put off and another project I didn’t do. A couple days later, I realized I had to do it. I had to start Brave Ski Mom, both to show my kids I could follow through and for my own self-respect! Thirty minutes later I had my first post up. The emphasis on ski resort reviews quickly grew into an emphasis on family skiing from all angles — the joys, the challenges, how to get kids’ skiing, competition and more. The name Brave Ski Mom came from a lovely older European man whom I met at Mount Hood when my kids were at ski camp. I was riding the lift with a friend and he joined us on the chair. We began chatting and he asked, “Are you ski moms?” We answered yes and told him that we had brought our kids from Colorado. As we got off the lift, he looked at us and said, “You are brave ski moms.” I loved being called a brave ski mom. When I was thinking about a name for my blog, it’s the first thing that came to mind. Q: Does it take special bravery to be a ski mom? A: I think that being a mom takes a lot of bravery. When you have children you take a jump, headfirst, into the unknown. As moms, we strive to nurture, enrich and protect our kids. Then as skiers, we put them on skis the moment they can walk and push them down a hill. They fall, we brush them off and send them back out with a kiss. Soon, they’ve got it going on and they scream down the mountain at Mach 10. When my kids progressed from powder papooses to ski racers, I had a choice. I could fret and worry or I could take a deep breath and cheer them on. I chose to cheer. Q: What’s your own family’s ski story? How’d you start your kids skiing, and how are they doing now? A: Going way, way back, I grew up with a ski instructor dad. Skiing was important to our family and we skied recreationally and well as competitively. My dad was wise and didn’t teach me and my brother, so we took lessons and clinics from other instructors. But I always loved skiing with my dad and I have a favorite childhood memory of him picking me up from school at lunchtime to go skiing. My husband grew up in the East and came to Colorado for college. From the moment we met, we realized that as skiers we had a lot in common and we spent as much time skiing as our meager budgets would allow. Having kids actually got us skiing more. When our oldest was three, we started him. We made many mistakes, including not keeping him warm enough. That year was pretty much a bust. The next year, he was just four and loved it. Our younger son started at age two and has never looked back. At age 6, each boy started in recreational ski racing through our local Buddy Werner club. Then as they progressed they moved up to USSA racing. Those were really fun and busy years, exhausting actually, as we skied every day the boys did not have school and travelled each weekend. Racing gave both boys a tremendous foundation, but they soon succumbed to the lure of powder and double-blacks and stopped competing. Now we are able to ski where and when we want to,

but we still ski almost every weekend and logged nearly 50 days this season. Q: What’s the biggest challenge faced by ski moms? A: I would have to say the cost involved in getting kids on skis. Skiing is expensive and while many resorts offer deals for families, kids grow and outfitting them is an annual challenge. Every ski family I know makes choices and sacrifices to keep skiing. Additionally, I think that one of the biggest challenges a ski mom can face is having a child who doesn’t share her passion. We are lucky. We all love and live to ski. But we know families where everyone loves to ski except one child. It can be hard and frustrating to honor this child’s preferences, especially when it interferes with everyone else’s personal passion. Q: What do you think: Teach your kids yourself or get an instructor? A: That’s easy! Get an instructor! While I know this means more cost, it’s good to learn from a pro for several reasons. 1) The instructor is specially trained to work with kids and knows the latest techniques and secrets. 2) The instructor is not emotionally involved with the success or failure of the child. She or he won’t worry and fret as much about falls, nor will any whining impact the instructor like it impacts mom. 3) Having a neutral thirdparty involved takes the pressure off — both the student and the parent. 4) Kids like learning with other kids and are motivated by their peers. While adults often prefer private lessons, small groups for kids are often more fun and enhance learning. I know that many parents want to teach their kids and one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is to take a lesson with your child. Tell the instructor, up front, that you want to learn how to teach your child after the lesson is over. Ask the instructor how you can successfully build on the lesson, what words to say, what actions to take. Instructors are trained to help you help your child and you’ll make their job easier for future lessons if you reinforce what they’re teaching. Also, don’t push your child too far, too fast. That is probably the number one mistake parents make. We want our kids to progress, we want to get off the bunny hill, so we push them ahead, rather than letting them set the pace. I know. I’ve done it! Q: What tips would you give a mom or dad for a happy ski day? A: These are basic. 1) Make sure everyone has warm clothes and proper layers. We stupidly tried pjs as long underwear and a cute department store parka as a ski coat when our oldest was three. Not surprisingly, he froze and hated skiing. My rule of thumb: if I won’t wear it, why should my kids? 2) Keep everyone fueled. Kids get colder and hungrier much faster than adults. Carry snacks and share them on the chairlift. Take breaks for water and hot chocolate. If your kids get hungry or dehydrated, they will get colder faster. 3) Be prepared to have your plans change. Especially with little kids, you have to expect that one day they’ll ski for hours and the next day they may be done after 15 minutes. While this can be frustrating and disappointing, it seems to me that forcing them to keep skiing will only lead to more problems in the future. 4) Enjoy the time on the chairlift. Chat, laugh, listen to your child’s stories and enthusiasms. I’ve had more fun with my kids on chairlifts than almost anywhere. Put away your phone and turn off the iPod. They’ll do the same and you can really enjoy one another uninterrupted for a few minutes. 5) Let the kids be trail boss. My boys love to study ski maps and snow reports, so we’d be foolish to suggest runs. Instead we follow them. If skiing and snowboarding is a priority in your household then be sure to just say yes and get out. There might be nothing more rewarding then being an outdoor family, BraveSkiMom.com can help. Wendy Clinch is the founder of TheSkiDiva.com, the premier internet community for women skiers. She writes about women’s skiing and related topics at her blog, and is the author of the Ski Diva mysteries, DOUBLE BLACK and FADE TO WHITE.

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INSPIRING ARCHITECT The idea of designing your own home, it seems oh so romantic. A house to most of us is more than a structure. It is a place to shelter our loved ones, a place to retreat to when we’re tired and worn, to entertain or relax. The idea of creating the space you will live in has a lot of appeal and in order to really make it a functional living space that meets today’s building codes the average person usually needs assistance as they lack the skills necessary to design and create specific plans. In steps the architect. We spoke with Suzanne Marie Allen–Sabo of Allen Guerra Architecture, one of the few women architects in Colorado, let alone in our mountain town communities. Suzanne is a woman who knows the design build world. From the time she was thirteen she began working for her dad’s general construction company. From construction cleanup, to welding, pouring concrete, soldering copper, banging nails, painting and more, you name it and she did it. Suzanne learned the various skills needed to build homes and buildings, a pretty rare skill for a

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As Suzanne entered college her interest in design blossomed. She studied Economics and Architecture in Egypt and then completed her Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Colorado at Denver. In the early nineties she opened her own firm in Breckenridge and since that time she has expanded into Houston with longtime friend and architect Courtney Saldivar as a partner. Suzanne has designed houses and buildings in Colorado, New Mexico, Vermont, California, and Wyoming as well as Hawaii, Egypt, Canada and New Zealand. Her lifetime of building skills has served her well. Being multi-faceted in your line of work is a huge benefit and assists your operations especially when you’re trying to solve a particular problem. Growing up on a ranch has also assisted her in helping her clients. She is very enthusiastic about Ranch design and is familiar with the rigors and needs of ranch living. That experience allows her to incorporate functionality into the aesthetics of her design projects. Suzanne is proud of her accomplishments and looks to Mary Coulter for design inspiration and as a role model for women architects. Mary Coulter was an architect during the early 1900’s, a time when being a female architect was unheard of. This petite Victorian-era woman designed all of the buildings on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon as well as many other buildings and interiors throughout the southwest including the famous La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. While Suzanne was attending the University of Colorado at Denver she won an AIA scholarship to study Coulter. At the time there was on small pamphlet on Mary Coulter’s work and hardly a word mentioned of her accomplishments in American Architecture publications. Today eleven of Coulter’s buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places and five have been designated National Historic Landmarks. From this study Suzanne started a club at the University, Women in Architecture, and through the group bought tons of books about women architects for the school’s library. Today her firm brings an intern in every year and often serves as a mentor to women in the field. We got into a brief discussion about being a mother and I was wondering if this would be a great career to have children. Suzanne has two kids and her response was really surprising. “Architects are remarkably busy, the job is incredibly time intensive. An unspoken standard in the field is that when there is a deadline everyone stays until the plans are complete. This often means you’re going to be up all night for days on end.” It was eye opening; however she pulls it off and is very focused on her children.

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On a side note, Suzanne’s sister is an Electrical Engineer who invented forced air solar panels and manufactures these high efficiency panels to assist low income families offset the cost of heating in Minnesota through state grants. She is currently in Liberia working with hospitals installing electric solar panels on hospitals that are hours away from the electrical grid. Suzanne helps her sister by designing the structures that house these solar panels as her donation to this effort. Although Suzanne certainly serves a high-end client she also has made an effort to assist the average homeowner and lower income residents in her community. She takes pride in assisting people in creating the structure of their dreams and is willing to assist clients of all income levels. When asked what her favorite design style is she said that she is “way into French Castles, the turrets and different roof forms”. She has recently incorporated some pieces of French Castle architectural styles into two of her home design. Learning is not static and inspiration comes from many places at different times in life. Although she seems laid back and carefree her intellect and creative nature is powerful and dynamic. To us, all of her projects are inspiring.

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Maybe it was because we were teased with spring so early this year— luscious red tulips in full bloom by March in some places—that my mind starting dreaming of bikini weather and soaking mountainside in a serene pool. Come April my taste buds were calling for a juicy burger from the grill, a slice of watermelon, potato salad and heck, even a shot of gazpacho. Before May even begun, I was searching Pinterest and Etsy for the latest in pool toys for my summer adventures. When I sat down to write this story, I had already poured through four summer cocktail books and have decided that my drink of choice this year will be a melon-infused mojito since every pool can source it locally and use Colorado liquor. I’m from the Midwest and we grew up at swimming pools. When we would travel, my parents couldn’t get my brother and I out of the pool—be it indoor or out. Now that I have added three decades and my tastes have become more sophisticated, I am in search of something different from my pools and look forward to vacationing for the sole purpose of poolside activity. Last summer in Vail at the Sebastian, I finished one novel and two magazines that had been sitting bedside for three months, that’s accomplishing something, pure productivity to me. 54

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Mountain Lodge Telluride, Telluride > This is the place where you will be floating in the pool thinking how did I ever get so lucky. The tremendous views and colorful patio of this hotel are within a few steps of the restaurant and bar. If you are planning to visit Telluride this summer for one of their incredible festivals then this is THE place to hang your hat and tie on your bikini. Hit the festivals, go for a hike or bike and most definitely plan time by their pool. Pool size: Approximately 16,000 gallons 60’ x 25’ wide with built in hot tub

Type of Water: Chlorine

Views of: The San Sophia Ridge of the San Juan Mountains Pool toys or rafts? Yes, small toys are acceptable. Lap Lanes: None

Deck Seats: 5 Umbrella Tables for four and 20 chaise

lounges. Plenty of towels are available along with in-room robes. Hours of Operation: 8am - 10pm daily

< Sonnenalp, Vail A children’s wade pool, and a variety of dipping delights set Sonnelap apart from the rest with a variety of options. That, and what pools all must require, views. You’re swimming in this pool, looking at the mountains and it feels as if you’re suspended, just floating amongst the mountains yourself. Pool size: 25-yard length lap pool containing 53,000 gallons, 10-12 person family recreation pool with 55,000 gallons and a children’s wade pool with 6,000 gallons. Type of Water: chlorinated

Views of: Southeast looking at Arrowhead, Beaver Creek and Vail—overlooking 9th hole of the golf course

Pool Toys or Rafts: In family recreation and children’s wade ool only

Lap Lanes: 3 lanes in lap pool

Deck Seats: approximately 100-125 consisting of chaise lounges, patio table seating and bar stools

Food Capabilities: Full pool grill menu, snacks, ice cream and beverage service. Also, Balata is located just above the pool deck if you want a more sit-down type of experience. Beverage Service: cocktail and non-alcoholic drink service Hour of Operation (summer): 10 am to 7 pm daily

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Gateway Canyons, Gateway > Gateway Canyons Resort might be the most remote of pools on this list. Located in the tiniest of hamlets, about 50 miles South from Grand Junction, the resort was established by Discovery Channel founder John S. Hendricks. You can understand this pool is going to be spectacular. The pools use native stone boulders integrated into the construction giving the pool an organic feel with a water feature cascading over the natural stone to form a waterfall. The pool and surrounding deck are integrated with a heat exchanging paver system that allows the deck to collect the suns heat and heat the pool while simultaneously cooling the brick pavers on the deck. Eco-friendly and far-out! Pool size: Pool #1 - 1,183 s.f; Pool #2 - 1,743 s.f.; Wading Pool - 64 s.f.,

Type of Water: Salt

Views of: Palisade Formation Pool toys or rafts? No Lap Lanes: None Deck Seats: Yes

Food Capabilities: Full Kitchen and Bar poolside Beverage Service: Yes

Hours of Operation: Pools open daily 9 am to 10 pm.

< The Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek The Westin Riverfrontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pool deck is definitely a hot spot in the summer months, you can watch kayakers and whitewater rafters float by on the Eagle River while soaking in the summits surrounding you. New this summer, the resort is offering Wednesday evening pool parties from June 24- September 9 featuring a solo guitarist. Pool size: 25-yard lap pool

Type of Water: Saline-based filtration system that uses 90% less chemicals than a standard pool, and was a big factor in helping the hotel earn their Silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Views of: Beaver Creek Mountain and the Eagle River Pool toys and rafts? yes

Lap Lanes: number is dependent upon need, but can be as high as 4 Deck Seats: Yes, and with umbrellas too.

Food Capabilities: Served daily 11 am to 5 pm, including a variety of healthy sandwiches, salads and snacks. Beverage Service: New for summer 2015, the Westin

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Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash > The peaceful surroundings at Devil’s Thumb Ranch alone would make you want to grab a chair and relax in the sun. Add a beautiful pool into the equation and you have instant serenity. If the weather is a bit unsettled then enter through the indoor entry and make you way out. No need to get out and freeze. Head to the spa next door before or after to make a pampered day of it. Pool size: pool - 65,000 gal., hot tub - 3500 gal. Type of Water: saltwater

Views of: Continental Divide & Ranch Creek Valley Pool toys and rafts: not permitted Lap Lanes: no

Deck Seats: Chaise Lounges and Umbrella Tables with Chairs

Access to F&B: yes

Misc: indoor/outdoor pool with indoor entry, hot tub adjacent to the pool

Hours of Operation: 9am - 10pm

< Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs Late last summer we made an August escape to the boat and the newly remodeled pool at the Sheraton. Two-days straight we had to edge out time for this pool. The nearby café and bar are extremely convenient and the pool is quite large which made it feel almost private. Most people are out adventuring or on the mountain, so this pool doesn’t get too much play. When the sun goes down, cozy up to a choice of two poolside fireplaces or journey to Saddles Bar and Grill for nightly S’mores. Pool size: 20K Gallon. 21’ X 45’

Type of Water: Fresh water from the top of the continental divide treated with chlorine. Views: Steamboat Ski area Pool toys or rafts? Yes Lap Lanes: None Deck Seats: 133

Food Capabilities: Poolside service featuring Colorado

raised Black Angus burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, paninis, smoothies, snacks and ice cream treats. Beverage Service: Bar service with full liquor options. Colorado micro brews to blended Margaritas and Frozen Daiquiris Hours of Operation (summer): 10 am to 10 pm

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Viceroy, Snowmass > This boutique hamlet just outside Aspen spares no pool accessory for their guests. Stunning views and a pool terrace designed by lifestyle tastemaker Kelly Wearstler, the sexy flair and supremely comfortable design showcases chairlift and ski-run views that beckon guests to linger for hours. The surrounding cabanas are modernly-designed for a luxurious, yet understated feel. Pool size: 16 ft x 45 ft Type of Water: Saline

Views of: The surrounding Snowmass Mountain (directly

mountain side). You can also see a chairlift, which hangs just off in the distance. Pool toys or rafts? Pool toys are allowed but they have to be child safe (foam noodles, etc.) Lap Lanes: none

Deck Seats: terrace with cabanas (first come first serve) and lounge chairs

Food Capabilities: Guests can order food through NEST

Public House (Eatery located right next to the pool) they can bring their items directly onto the pool deck. Hours of Operation (summer): 8 am to 11 pm

< Limelight Hotel, Aspen It’s Aspen and you’re at an outdoor pool, but if you need more than that, you hit the pool deck of the Limelight Hotel for a cocktail, hip scene of people watching, personalized service and kick ass location to town in this eco-friendly hotel. Pool size: 14’x40’ (3-5’ deep) Type of Water: Chlorine

Views of: Ajax and Shadow Mtn Pool toys and rafts? No

​L ap Lanes: No

Deck Seats: 4 couches, 10 chase loungers, table with 4

chairs, 3 small tables with two chairs each. More couches, chairs, firepits, etc… outside of the pool area but in the courtyard. Food Capabilites: Food and drink service from the limelight lounge

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Elizabeth Kurtak is a lifelong Colorado resident and formally trained fine artist specializing in watercolor. She developed a love of fine art when she was 5 years old by checking out books on Michelangelo at the local library in the small town of Grand Lake, Colorado and then by taking some private drawing lessons with Donna Lyons, a local instructor and seasoned painter. Elizabeth received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado in 1998 under the tutelage of artist instructors most notably, Harry Heil, Pat Julio, and Lee Johnson. After college, she began entering competitions, showing in galleries, and producing showings for herself and other artists. In 2000 Elizabeth opened her own gallery in downtown Winter Park. She moved the gallery to Fraser in 2003 and has remained in her current location in the Fraser Mercantile Building ever since.

When Ordinary Just Won’t Do! A Gallery of Contemporary It’s interesting, many people think of an artist as a person who does not work. I think it must be very hard work.

I have been really stubborn being an artist. It’s an addiction, and times that I’ve had to put art on hold. During that time I’ve felt really lost and empty without it so I kept coming back to it. I tried enough things and some began working out so I kept pursuing those things that worked, and also enjoyed. I love making art, so I have always put time into that. I also like participating in formal shows and competitions because people are there to support you and are genuinely interested in the work. I like hosting formal shows, too, but it is so much work I can only do one or two a year or I have no time to make art to put in the show. You have so many beautiful paintings of flowers, is this your passion? I have to fall in love with a subject to paint it, but have little trouble finding inspiration. I am interested in so many things that I will never finish my work in this lifetime. Currently, I’m really into flowers, architecture, and skiing. Past works include women and body image, industrialized development of the natural world, cubism, and symbolism in everyday subjects. My work always seems to have bright positive leanings, as do I. Why do you live in Fraser?

I grew up in Grand County and had a love hate relationship with it like most kids probably do until they are old enough to know better. I moved to San Diego after high school just for something different. It was good because in a small town you live with all your mistakes every day. I gained confidence, figured out who I was and what I like without accountability to people that had

known me since grade school. I wanted college, and did a semester of school in Alaska eventually coming home and obtaining a BFA at Western State College in Gunnison, I had planned to move back to San Diego after graduation but…life. My dad had heart surgery, I stayed around, kept making art after college, pursued it hard, met a man, settled down. Grand County is such a special place. I am grateful to have married someone that has shared the experience of growing up here and who understands the seasonal rhythms and gifts of this place. I have always felt this is my “home”. Your garden is amazing, I hear you even rent it out for weddings and special events?

We built the garden for our wedding in 2003. Twelve years later, some of the original members are still thriving, and it brings me such joy to see old friends emerge in the spring. The saplings my best friend gave me when I got married are now big enough to house birds. The raspberry bushes from my mom are now a legitimate patch. Pyrethum and Delphineum have been easy and reliable allies unlike the Columbines and Lupine who are subject to worms and aphids. People are obsessed with my garden. We finally had to buy chains and locks for the gates a couple of years ago after my poor husband caught some 60 somethings getting frisky in our gazebo one summer afternoon. We took this measure after forgiving many trespasses, including photographers with tripods and $1000 cameras, kids smoking weed/drinking beers and laying around on the lawn, and children picking bouquets of hard won Columbines. It’s actually pretty funny, and I understand the attraction. The garden is my heaven on earth and I love working in it and on it.

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As the Cannabis industry grows so do the opportunities for professionals passionate about the industry. In the past year a very impressive organization has risen from a small Colorado grass roots effort led by two women, Founders Jazmin Hupp and Jane West, into a national powerhouse, Women Grow.

Women Grow is a booming professional network that supports female leaders in all segments of the cannabis industry. The organization’s mission is to, educate and empower the next generation of Cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Please note that business savy men are allowed and not excluded from this clubhouse. Founded in 2014, Women Grow is now the largest national network of cannabis professionals with monthly events for women & men in 25+ cities across the country and this number is growing. Women Grow currently has more than 20 chapters, with additional chapters slated to launch this year. Current chapter locations include Anchorage, AK; Albuquerque, NM; Asheville, NC; the Bay Area, CA; Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Humboldt/Arcata, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; and Seattle, WA. Forbes Magazine estimates 200,000 Cannabis related positions will be created in 2015 alone and that professional


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positions with big growth potential are emerging throughout the country. Women Grow is serving as the catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry by providing monthly networking events and national conferences that allows networking for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. Were not just talking growers and dispensaries, the Cannabis industry is growing professionals from many sectors of the industry including sales, advocacy, investment, legal advocacy and representation, medicine, marketing, and many others. A large component of Women Grow’s mission is to provide continuing education. Keeping people up to date on laws, regulations and information is crucial to the success of the cannabis industry. With government regulations and market forces constantly shifting, accurate and up to date information is critical to build profitable, socially responsible business models. In addition they are working hard to change the “stoner” perception of the Cannabis user and industry as well as educating the public on the responsible use of Cannabis and teaching kids about both its dangers and virtues. Sign up and get involved or just learn about what’s happening. The group sends out a weekly newsletter with great information and news on what is happening. Start a chapter for your area and find out about regional events and conferences. This is not a tie dye hippy happening, this a legitimate professional organization helping to grow and keep the industry in check. www.womengrow.com






I was laughing this past April 1st when I saw the post on Facebook from Montanya Distillers: “We have some exciting news! Because of the unseasonably warm temperatures caused by global climate change, Montanya has been able to plant the first ever crop of sugar cane in the Gunnison valley through a partnership with Spann Ranch. We look forward to our first harvest in August! Keep an eye out for waving stalks of sugar cane along Rt. 135 outside of Crested Butte this summer!” I fell for it, for a few moments… The story of the rise of Montanya Distillers’ is an epic one and I feel a kinship with Karen Hoskins for her love of Rum and entrepreneurship. Rum, it is one of the only hard alcohols that I truly enjoy. The aroma alone conjures up days spent at the beach and other warm locales. Like many of us entrepreneurs she was searching for something to make that was her own. She fell back on an obsession that was cultivated while living in India, Rum. Karen and her husband Brice opened Montanya Rum Distillery in Silverton in 2008. The business grew and they found that they needed to move somewhere bigger; in 2011 they relocated to Crested Butte. Just this past year the distillery moved down the street to once again keep up demand and continues to capture that fun and funky mountain town experience. The award accolades have been rolling in ever since 2009 with Gold, Silver and Bronze in a variety of competitions for both the Platino White Rum and Oro Dark Rum. News just came in that the Platino was selected as ‘Best White Rum’ at this year’s World Rum Awards. Colorado can now say that one of the best rums in the world is made right here in Crested Butte. What is most fitting for the issue of this magazine is the fact that Montanya is female owned and female distilled. Renee Newton is Montanya Distillers’ head distiller and works alongside Karen and their mostly female staff. What is kind of fun is that she was recently quoted at a DSTLL panel saying “the general public still doesn’t see females as being able to distill.” I think that image is going to change if it hasn’t already. They will not be harvesting sugar cane in Gunnison anytime soon but all of the sugar cane is sourced from the United States along with the three other ingredients they use: fresh mountain water, yeast, and a tiny touch of Colorado honey. Head to Crested Butte and enjoy one of their 22 rum cocktails, free tastings and distillery tours. There is a great menu of small plates that you can enjoy inside or out on their deck at 212 Elk Avenue in downtown Crested Butte.


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montanya Distillery 212 Elk Avenue Crested butte, Colorado 1309 Green Street silverton www.montanyarum.com

Colorado Classic â&#x20AC;Ś Crested Butte Original The Nordic Inn is truly a slice of nostalgia from the early days of skiing in Colorado. You are surrounded on three sides by the Gunnison National Forest and at the heart of one of the finest yearround recreational playgrounds in North America.

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Eats & treats

ME AT & C HE E SE R E S TAU R A N T AND FARM SHOP I had heard that Wendy Mitchell of Avalanche Cheese Company might be opening a restaurant in Aspen. When I pulled into town there it was right in front of me. It was a must to head in.



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It doesn’t get much fresher up here in the high country then having a locally produced product brought to your table. Avalanche Cheese Company is a Basalt based business producing exceptional cheeses for the Colorado region from the milk of goats in Paonia.

You always know when someone is passionate about their product and Wendy Mitchell, the company’s owner, is that person. She has been bringing locally sourced and exceptional Chevre, Chevre Spreads, Lamborn Bloomers – a soft-ripened Robiola style cheese, Goat Cheddar, Midnight Blue and Cabra Blanca– an aged semi soft goat cheese, to local markets. I had the opportunity to meet Wendy at Whole Foods, Frisco during their grand opening last year. She was there serving up her delicious products.

I had heard whisperings that she was opening a restaurant in Aspen this past winter. When I pulled into town there it was, right in front of me. It was a must that I head in. What greeted me was more than I had anticipated. It was winter and arriving inside made me feel like I had entered a summer-time farmer’s market. The kitchen is positioned in the center of the restaurant; surrounding it are display cases filled with a huge selection of cheeses meats and breads. Many of the cheeses are from The Avalanche Cheese Company, others from formageries around the nation and the world. Next to the cheese is a full display case overflowing with delicious cured meats and pâtés. To the right of this is a market area with fresh produce, eggs straight from the hen house, preserved jams, jellies, vinegars, oils and more. I loved the little section with unique linens and household products. After I sat down for lunch I wandered back

with a glass of Prosecco in hand to really check the whole market area out. The restaurant’s dining area extends to the back left side with options to sit at their long rustic tables, bar or cute back area with tables. The menu offered porchetta, lamb, sandwiches, salad, soups, and beautiful meat and cheese boards. I indulged in a cured meat board that included four cured meat selections and four cheeses served with little dishes of unique condiments and a few slices of their fresh crusty bread. It was a dish for two people but I happily gobbled it all up. The staff is on top of it and familiar with all of the selections on the menu and in their shop. I loved the relaxed, easy atmosphere and cannot wait to head back and enjoy some summer seasonal items. This is one restaurant I wish was in every town; be sure to experience it when you’re in Aspen.

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One might say that Millonzi’s is off the beaten path but really it is one street over from the heavily traveled Route 9 in the heart of Fairplay. It is a must stop if you are driving through Park County or planning to play in the area. This wonderful little bar and restaurant serves dinner and happy hour Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 to 9pm. They offer an affordable Wine List, a relaxed casual atmosphere, large outdoor deck with beautiful views of the Mosquito Range and an incredible hand crafted Mediterranean & Italian style menu. Chef Jenifer Millonzi and her husband Tim own and run the establishment with finesse. Their skills in the kitchen keep people coming back using fresh ingredients that are mostly organic and sourced locally. Their service staff are so kind, friendly and prompt to assist. Try their Tapas as a starter to your dinner. Castelvetrano Olives, Bright green, mild and buttery, straight from Sicily are priced right. Proscuitto Wrapped Shrimp with three prawns wrapped in Italian proscuitto, skewered and grilled served on creamy polenta with olives and capers is one of my favorites along with the Proscuitto Wrapped Aspargus - aspargus wrapped in proscuitto, grilled and drizzled with remoulade. Another classic is Arancini, risotto balls stuffed with bleu cheese and lightly fried. Dinner ranges from classic Italian cuisine to bugers and wood fired pizzas. The Chicken Piccatta is tender and citrusy, Truffled Mushroom Ravioli with portobello’s are served over wilted garlic spinach, topped with wild mushrooms, white truffle oil, fresh parsley and parmesan cheese. You will event find the ever traditional Linguini & Meatballs with a house marinara available for dinner. I highly recommend the Caesar Salad. The house made dressing is incredible with zesty fresh garlic and a touch of spice mustard topped with shaved parmesan is a treat. I would love a bottle of that to take home. The desserts are made in house. The chocolate Ganache Torte is a luxurious treat worth every single calorie. We love the Cinnamon & Vanilla Bread Pudding with Rum Butter and Chantilly Cream as well as Chocolate Hazelnut Ravioli with White Chocolate & Raspberry Sauce. Everything is house made and well worth the stop wether you are passing through or sticking around Park County. You can find them one block west of Fairplay’s Main Street (Hwy 9) on Front Street in between 5th and 6th Street.


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500 S Main St. - La Cima Mall Daily Specials at parkandmainfood.com


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Reservations recommended for dinner.

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baristas & bakeries

BUN IN THE OVEN BAKERY F R I S C O Bun in the Oven High Nutrient Bakery might be some of the most delicious muffins, cookies, granola and other baked goods I have ever tasted. These incredible baked goods are a direct result of a concerned mother trying to assist her children with their food sensitivities as well as create products that were both tasty and high in nutritional value. As a professionally trained Chef and graduate of the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork, Ireland, Julia was able to research and convert recipes which now include Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free and Gluten Free variations that taste heavenly. The Ballymaloe is a culinary school unlike any other cooking school in the world, as it is situated on a fully certified 100 acre organic farm and also teaches sustainability which really assisted her in evaluating ingredients for their healthy benefits. The cookery school baked with fresh eggs from the chickens, had milk straight from the cows and incredible produce from the fields. It was a real first hands on experience with farm to table for Julia. A lot of the curriculum focused on the nutritional content and quality of farm fresh foods or pasture raised animals vs industrial production. I had no idea that you could make something so good with non-traditional ingredients. You will not find white flour or refined sugar in these cakes and cookies. As an example her Banana Bread Muffins with or without chocolate chips are grain free, dairy free, nut free and gluten free. Bun in the Oven is working to assist those with food allergies so they too can enjoy a little bit of decadence in their diets through her incredible treats that delight the taste buds. Julia often meets people with multiple allergies at the farmers market. They give her


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a list of sensitivities and she works on something for them to try for the next week. She sticks by the Weston A. Price Foundations philosophy to eat and prepare whole, natural foods that will spoil, but eat them before they do. Consume naturally-raised meat fish and eggs. Eat whole, naturally-produced milk products from pasture-fed cows. Use only traditional fats and oils including butter and other animal fats, extra virgin olive oil, expeller expressed sesame and flax oil and the tropical oils—coconut and palm. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, in salads and soups, or lightly steamed. Use whole grains and nuts that have been prepared by soaking, sprouting or sour leavening to neutralize phytic acid and other anti-nutrients. Include enzymeenhanced lacto-fermented vegetables, fruits, beverages and condiments in your diet on a regular basis (very interesting, Google the topic). Prepare homemade meat stocks from the bones of animals and fish for liberal use in soups and sauces. Use herb teas and coffee substitutes in moderation. Use filtered water for cooking and drinking and the good list goes on. If you would like to enjoy Julia’s incredible baked goods you can check out Abbey’s Coffee, Frisco, The Crown, Breckenridge and Yellow Arrow Coffee, Breckenridge. Her summer Farmer’s Market schedule is as follows Dillon Farmers Market, Breckenridge Farmers Market, Minturn Market, Avon/Edwards Market, Market on the Mountains (Bachelor’s Gulch) and Idaho Springs Farmers Market. She is hoping to open a retail location in the near future. For now check her website for further information www.bunintheovenbakery.com

frisco dining

Happy Hour Daily Live Music 6 - 9pm Wed - Sat in the Bar Seafood, Steaks and Entrees Casually Elegant, Moderately Priced with Great Specials 601 Main Street, Frisco 970-668-0345

605 Main Street, Frisco CO 970-668-2100 www.KemosabeSushi.com


Sourcing organic & all-natural foods from Thailand to the Heartland. Seasonal Menu I Voted #2 Best Restaurant in Summit

Specializing in contemporary American cuisine

Food Hedz Mediterranean, cateringâ&#x20AC;ŚSouthwestern, and including Custom Menus for All Occasions Pacific Rim influences

Voted Caterer. in Summit Stop#1inBest for Lunch Relax & Enjoy Dinner . Daily Specials Full service Breakfast, Lunch, Full Serviced Patio Deck Dinner & Receptions Happy Hour 4 -6pm, 7 Days a Week

Open Everyday 11am - 10pm 842 Summit Blvd. I Frisco MAIN STREET . FRISCO . 970-668-4 28 (970)304 668-2000 Chef David7Voted foodhedzcafe.com Best Chefs in America

Locally Sourced Organic Cuisine Lunch, Happy Hour & Dinner

310 Main Street . Frisco . 970-668--0340 www.VinnysFriscoRestaurant.com

marketplace LUVBYRD.COM “Colorado’s #1 Free dating site for outdoor enthusiasts” Members can search for their match by what outdoor activities they enjoy, where they like to ski most, and even meet in person with our outdoor events. www.luvbyrd.com

GARAGE GROWN GEAR Looking for unique gear made by new innovators and tailored to your speciufic passion? Look no further then our new website filled with reviews and shopping opportunities. garagegrowngear.com


BIKENRIDGE.COM For everything biking in Breckenridge head to Bikenridge.com Conditions, Trails, Road Rides, Info and More Breckenridge, CO www.bikenridge.com

SOL PADDLE BOARDS We create SUP Board packages with double reinforced sidewalls, added material nose cone for durability, rolling backpack for easy transport & quality adjustable paddle with every board. 5 cutting edge designs for river and ocean paddling. www.SOLPaddle.com


Hand crafted, 100% natural, biodegradable. Foaming hand soap for home or business. Personal care products & more!

Our hand-crafted Yoga Jewelry blends ancient spiritual symbols with healing precious & semi precious gemstones to create stunning & unique inspirational jewelry

Summit County, CO www.summitsoap.com

Breckenridge, CO www.bonjuli.com

CLIMBBETTY.COM Are you a Climbbetty? A resource FOR WOMEN who appreciate the climb. It’s about empowering women through bike education. Tips and ideas on gear, clothing, riding, racing and programs that inspire. www.bikenridge.com/breckenridge-trails/climbbetty/ 76

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Venue Spotlights F e s t i va l N o t e s High Country Events Calendar


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Snowmass Mammoth Festival brings Music, Brews and chili to Snowmass for the ultimate kickoff to the summer season June 12 - 14, 2015. Gatherings of bluegrass, roots and string bands with Colorado craft breweries, a great chili competition and three days of music under the Colorado stars and Bluebird skies is an event not to be missed.

Headliners the Wheels of Soul Tour featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Doyle Bramhall II and Greensky Bluegrass will headline the event this summer. Additional musical artists include The Lone Bellow​, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Cave Singers​, The Barr Brothers, Jamestown Revival​​, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Futurebirds, WhiteWater Ramble, Tall Grass, and DJ Echo DaFunk. If your still jones’ing for more get ready to head out for their late night acts. Get your tickets now.

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Come to Keystone for a tasteful addition to a flavorful summer lineup, and enjoy a culinary experience at a discount. New this year, Keystone is hosting its’ First Annual Restaurant Week. Restaurants in Keystone will be celebrating Restaurant Week with deals and specials you won’t want to miss! Restaurants feature culinary specials, wine pairings, and savory dishes for lunches & dinners for ten delicious days. June 5-14, 2015.

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Summer Venues Make a plan to attend one of the many concerts and events lined up this summer at these great


A lengthy schedule of events will flow all the way into September at State Bridge in Bond. This unique riverside amphitheater on the Colorado River has been the site of many a memorable show. Spend a day or make it a weekend stay in one of their cabins, yurts or teepees. Grab a bite to eat from one of their food vendors and enjoy a drink at the bar. statebridge.com


With a seating capacity of 1,260 guests in the covered portion of the venue and and an additional 1,300 on its grassy hillside you will get a show with a view of the breathtaking Gore Range and surrounding Rocky Mountains. Bring a picnic, Their Concession stand offers food and alcohol sales too. Picnics and commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. vvf.org


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Set in the fields of an old ranch this new Gunnison music venue now in its second year, is hosting Bluegrass & Country Western music all summer long. An open walled structure with side curtains will shelter you while you crack open a beer, enjoy their BBQ and kick back to some great musical sounds. ibarranch.com


The highest airshow on earth is set to fly June 13th with a Korean War T-28 and a BF9-2 custom biplane which will fly through a complete repertoire of classic aerobatic maneuvers reminiscent of the Golden Age of Aviation. The best viewing will be from the shoreline at the Dillon Amphitheater and Marina Park. The flying begins at ten and should finish around noon but there’s more going on for the rest of the day! Displays, Free SUP boarding demos, music and more all day long. townofdillon.com


Start your 4th of July celebration right at Winter Park, Colorado’s Favorite Playground, for the Rendezvous Run for Independence 5 mile run/walk in the morning. Take a stroll afterwards through The Village at Winter Park from 12pm – 4pm and visit with local Grand County artists as they show off their talents. Head down to Hideaway Park for fireworks and fun later that afternoon and enjoy the evening display. playwinterpark.com


The Crawlin’ to a Cure event gathering takes place at the Eagle County Fairgrounds August 8-9. Crawlin’ To A Cure is a 4X4 Off-Road Vehicle Rock Course Race with 6 classes including, 2 ladies classes, stock vehicles to race buggies. This non-profit supports the Keepin’ em Real Scholarship Fund for children with families impacted by cancer. eagleoutside.com

CastleSummer Creek Guitar Co. Concert Series at the


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Michael Martin Murphey

Opening Act The English Brothers

Bellamy Brothers

Benefit for the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley 6

Cory Morrow Band

Opening Act Cameran Nelson Band A Cattleman’s Day Concert 6

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy’s 20th Anniversary Event 6

Boulder Canyon Band

John Denver Tribute Band 6 6 6

Juice Newton The Flying Burrito Brothers Shawn Colvin

Gates/bar open at 5:00p.m. Rotating local Gunnison Valley restaurants will provide dinner a la carte starting at 6:00p.m. Ticket & food prices vary per night. Please see website.



Harpeth Rising

in conjunction with CO Ride the Rockies

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Whitewater Ramble Front Country Ragged Union Jonathan Byrd Mipso Free The Honey Colin Lake Kids of the Gunnison Valley Gypsy Moon Tony Furtado

Gates/bar/grill open at 5:00p.m. Food and beverages are a la carte. Music will start at approximately 6:30p.m. Tickets are $8/adult, kids/free with paid adult



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ASPEN Saturdays June – October 8am – 3pm B RECKENRIDGE Sundays June – September 9am – 2pm BUENA VISTA Thursdays June 8 – October 12 9am – 1pm CARBONDALE Wednesdays June 11 – mid-October 10am – 3pm C RESTED BUTTE Sundays June 8 – October 12 (except August 3) 10am – 2pm DILLON Fridays June 6 – Sept 12 (except August 8th) 9am – 2pm DURANGO Saturdays May 10 – Sept 27 8am – 12pm FRUITA Saturdays June – September 8:30am – 12:30pm GLENWOOD Saturdays SPRINGS late June – November 7:30am – 3pm Tuesdays June 10 – August 26 4pm – 8pm GRAND Wednesday & Saturday JUNCTION June 15 – October 31 7:30am – 12pm

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GUNNISON Saturdays June 14 – October 4 (then moves indoors) 9:30am – 1:30pm KEYSTONE Sundays opens June 21 9 am – 2 pm I DAHO SPRINGS Fridays opens May 30 10 am – 3 pm MINTURN Saturdays June 14 – Sept 6 9 am – 2 pm PAGOSA Saturdays SPRINGS June – September 9am – 1pm PALISADE Sunday June – September 10am – 2pm RIDGEWAY Fridays May 23 – October 17 10am – 3 pm SALIDA Saturdays June 7 – October 11 8am – 12:30pm STEAMBOAT Saturdays SPRINGS June – September 9am – 2pm TELLURIDE Fridays June 6 –October 10 11am – 4pm VAIL Sundays June 15 – October 5 10am – 3:30pm

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Free Concerts Fridays & Saturdays 7PM-9PM June 13 – September 6 Dance Nights - Tuesday Night Swing & Wednesday Night Country 6PM Suggested Donation $5


Boat Rentals, Sunset Sailing Tours, ASA certified Sailing School & Stand-Up Paddle Board Rentals. 970-468-5100 DillonMarina.com

DILLON FARMERS MARKET June 5 – September 18 Friday’s 9AM – 2PM

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events calendar SPRING/SUMMER 2015 MAY

May 21, 2015 - June 09, 2015 Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail May 22 – September 26, 2015 Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

May 30 Grant Farm Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista

May 24, 2015 14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe Basin

May 31, 2015 Leadville Fish Hatchery 5k, Leadville

Spring Rail Jam, Arapahoe Basin


May 22 - 25, 2015 Paddlefest, Buena Vista

Memorial Day BBQ, Devils Thumb Ranch

May 22 - 25, 2015 44th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango

The Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run, Durango

May 22 - 25, 2015 Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival, Telluride May 23, 2014 Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series Arapahoe Basin

For a complete list and details on Colorado Mtn Town Events visit our website!

MtnTownMagazine.com The Everett Mine Tour Opens Today Georgetown Georgetown Pack Burro Race. Georgetown Blues Brews and BBQ, Beaver Creek Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Opens for the Season, Leadville May 23-25, 2015 Memorial Day Weekend, Estes Park May 23-24, 2015 The Original Growler, Gunnison


May 23 - 24, 2015 Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival, Salida

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June 3, 2015 True West Rodeo, Durango

May 25, 2015 Vail Valor Races, Vail

June 4, 2015 Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale.

May 25 - 29, 2015 Golf Week for Bettys, Keystone

Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray

May 28 – 30, 2015 Animas River Days, Durango May 29, 2015 Legacy Forest Tree Planting Day & Evening of Laughter, Frisco Opening Day at Keystone Ranch Course, Keystone May 29 – 31, 2015 Art and Music Festival, Grand Junction May 29 - 30, 2015 Durango Blues Train, Durango May 30, 2015 Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series Arapahoe Basin Mountain to Valley Half Marathon and FAST 4-MileRun/Walk, Glenwood Springs

June 4 – 8, 2015 Golf Week for Juniors, Keystone June 4 - 7, 2015 GoPro Mountain Games, Vail June 5, 2015 Cajun Crawfish Boil, Breckenridge First Friday Art Walk, Buena Vista First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Gunnison June 5 - 7. 2015 Dinosaur Train, Durango June 5 – 14, 2015 Restaurant Week, Keystone June 5 – 7, 2015 Folk n Bluegrass Festival, Pagosa Springs

Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

June 5 – 6, 2015 The Ragnar Trail, Snowmass

May 30 Turquoise Lake Half Marathon, Leadville

June 5 - 7, 2015 32nd Annual Telluride Balloon Festival, Telluride

June 6, 2015 17th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest, Buena Vista Run the Rockies, Frisco Frisco’s Rockin Dock Party, Frisco Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs Grand Mesa Jeep Club Offraod Show & Parts Swap Meet, Grand Junction Kok Addict Full Moon Classic Fishing Tournament, Gunnison Steampunk, Leadville Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby, Silverthorne June 6 – 7, 2015 Aspen Eco Fest, Aspen June 6 - 7, 2015 Jazz Fest & Art Walk, Estes Park June 7, 2015 GROUNDSCORE BLUEGRASS & CHARLIE MOOG, State Bridge, Bond 34th Steamboat Marathon Half Marathon and 10k, Steamboat Springs Cas Taylor Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista June 8 – 14, 2015 Bike Week, Steamboat Springs June 9 – 12, 2015 Pioneer Days, Crawford June 9 - Sept 15, 2015 Glenwood Downtown Market, Glenwood Spring

June 11, 2015 Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray Routt County Riders Sponsorship Day, Steamboat Springs June 12, 2015 Drew Emmitt and the Drunken Hearts, State Bridge, Bond Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

June 13 Winter Park Chocolate Festival, Winter Park June 13 – 14, 2015 Aspen Historical Society Bear Dance, Aspen June 13 - 14, 2015 Let’s Go Boating, Dillon

Steamboat Gondola Open for the Season, Steamboat Springs

June 13 - 14, 2015 Fiber Affair - Wool Market, Estes Park

June 12 – 14, 2015 Summer Opening Weekend, Copper Mountain

June 13 - 14, 2015 XTERRA Turkey Track Trail Run, Pagosa Springs

June 12 – 14, 2015 63nd Annual MG Rallye Glenwood Springs

June 14, 2015 HARDSCRABBLE & GROOVESPEAK, State Bridge, Bond

June 12 – October 10, 2015 Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs


June 12- 14, 2015 Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison

The Guanella Pass Hill Climb, Georgetown

June 12 – 14, 2015 Bluegrass and Roots Festival, Palisade

PLOW Open Swim, Pagosa Springs

June 12 – 14, 2015 Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Snowmass June 13, 2015 Keller and the Keels, State Bridge, Bond Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs Mount Evans Ascent Race, Idaho Springs Second Saturday Gallery Walk, Breckenridge

June 9, 2015 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail

Spartan Breckenridge Beast, Breckenridge

June 10, 2015 14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #1, Breckenridge

Trout Steak Revival Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista Opening Day Summer Season, Crested Butte!

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs

Highest Airshow on Earth

June 11, 2015 Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale

Bike Swap and Bike Fest, Steamboat Springs

June 15, 2015 National Marina Day, Frisco June 16, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail June 16-18, 2015 Ride the Rockies, Gunnison/Crested Butte June 17, 2015. True West Rodeo, Durango June 18, 2015 Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale. Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park June 18 – 20, 2015 22nd Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge, Frisco

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June 18 - 21, 2015 67th FIBArk Festival, Salida

June 20 - 21, 2015 VIDA MTB Series, Keystone

June 25 – 28, 2015 Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride

June 18 - 21, 2015 Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering, Estes Park

June 21, 2015 LOCAL FOLK, State Bridge, Bond

June 26 – 28, 2015 JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience, Aspen

June 18 - 21, 2015 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Steamboat Springs June 18 – 21, 2015 The 42nd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride June 19, 2015 Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge

June 21 - 17, 2015 21st Annual Bike Tour of Colorado June 22 - 23, 2015 Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Carbondale June 23, 30 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison

June 26, 2015 Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge June 26 - 27, 2015 14th Annual Sopris Music Fest, Carbondale June 26 – 27. 2015 Fun in the Sun Arts and Craft Show, Durango

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail

June 26 - 28, 2015 Clear Creek RapidGrass Bluegrass Festival, Idaho Springs

Reds, Whites & Brews Festival, Avon

High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park

June 26, 2015 Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

June 19 – 21, 2015 Food & Wine Classic, Aspen

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs

June 19-21, 2015 Kingdom Days, Breckenridge

June 24, 2015 14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #2, Breckenridge

June 26 - 29, 2015 Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp, Leadville

Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone Cochon Heritage Fire, Snowmass

June 19 – 21, 2015 Strawberry Days Festival, Glenwood Springs

June 24 - July 29, 2015 Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs

June 19 - 21, 2015 Rocky Mountain Rumble Motorcycle Rally, Idaho Springs

June 24 – 28, 2015 13th Annual Blues from the Top, Winter Park

June 20, 2015 4th Annual Reds, Whites & Brews Festival, Avon

June 25, 2015 Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon

Ride for the Child Sopris Century, Carbondale

Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale Concert in the Park, Frisco

Lake Dillon Brew Fest, Dillon

Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray

Bacon Burner 6k, Frisco

Free Music Series: Orgone, Snowmass

Leadville Trail Marathon And Heavy Half, Leadville Grand Cochon, Snowmass


Paa Kow Band Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista

High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park

Glacier Fest at St. Mary’s Clacier, Idaho Springs

June 25- 28, 2015 Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte

June 20 - 21, 2015 DOCNA 2015 Dog Agility Western Regional Trials, Carbondale

June 25- August 9, 2015 Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte

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June 26 - 27, 2015 Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival, Leadville June 26 - 28, 2015 Salida ArtWalk, Salida June 26 - 28, 2015 Quilting in the Heart of the Rockies Quilt Show, Salida June 27, 2015 RUSTED ROOT, State Bridge, Bond Arthur Lee Land Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista Copper’s Gone to the Dogs 5K/10K, Copper Mountain June 27, 2015 Vuelta a Keystone, Dillon June 27. 2015 Durango Brew Train, Durango Timberline Cruiser Regatta, Frisco Slacker Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races, Idaho Springs

June 30, 2015 Picnic in the Park, Winter Park, Winter Park

June 27 - 28, 2015 Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Keystone June 27 - 28, 2015 Big Mountain Enduro Aspen/Snowmass June 28, 2015 THE SWEET LILLIES AND GROOVESPEAK, State Bridge, Bond Durango Wine & Rails, Durango June 29, 2015 Alpenglow, Crested Butte June 29 – 5 July, 2015 12th Annual Telluride Plein Air Festival, Telluride June 30, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison June 30, 2015 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail


July 2, 2015 Concert in the Park, Frisco High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

July 1, 2015 Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort. True West Rodeo, Durango July 1 - 4, 2015 Leadville Race Series Camp of Champions, Leadville July 1 – 6, 2015 Bravo! Vail Season 27, Vail Valley July 2, 2015 Michael Martin Murphy, ibar Ranch Gunnison Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale

Concert in the Park, Ridgway Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs July 2 – 7, 2015 12th Annual Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair, Aspen July 2 – 4, 2015 Heritage Day Cowboy Festival & Rodeo, Collbran July 2 – 5, 2015 Wanderlust, Snowmass July 2 – 5, 2015 Fourth of July Weekend Celebration, Steamboat Springs July 3 - 5, 2015 32nd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival, Breckenridge

32nd Annual July Art Festival July 3, 4, 5

Main Street Station

Beth Erlund

14th Annual Main Street Art Festival July 24, 25, 26 N. Main St. & Wellington

40th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival Sept. 5, 6, 7 Suzanne Williams

N. Main St. & Wellington Featuring fine art from around the United States in mediums such as wood, ceramics, bronze, glass, painting, photography, mixed media and so much more. All shows 10 am - 6 pm daily Free Admission Exceptional Artists • Extraordinary Art

Douglas Wodark

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2015 Breckenridge Art Fe stivals

June 27 - 28, 2015 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival , Estes Park

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July 3, 2015 Salute to the USA, Avon

July 4, 2015 Fireworks, Crested Butte

Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge

July 4, 2015 4th of July Activities, Durango

First Friday Art Walk, Buena Vista

July 4, 2015 Bike Parade and Fireworks, Eagle

First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Gunnison Silver Plume Melodrama Dinner Theatre- ENCORE, Silver Plume

July 4, 2015 Estes Park Go 4th Festival, Estes Park

Free Music Series: Wanderlust Spectacular, Snowmass

July 4, 2015 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, Frisco

July 3-5, 2014 36th Annual Gunnison Hot Air Balloon Rally, Jorgensen Park, Gunnison

July 4, 2015 Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July, Frisco

July 3 - 4, 2015 Alpenglow Zip Tour, Devil’s Thumb

July 4- 12, 2015 115th Annual Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison

July 3 - 5, 2015 USTA Tennis Tournament, Keystone

July 4, 2015 Mt. Evans Freedom Run, Idaho Springs

July 3 - 5, 2015 Pagosa Artfest!, Pagosa Springs July 3 – 5, 2015 4th of July, Pagosa Springs July 3 – 5, 2015 Cherry Days, Paonia July 4, 2015 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Aspen

July 4, 2015 4th of July Celebration in Clear Creek County July 4, 2015 Old Fashioned 4th of July, Ouray July 4, 2015 Fourth of July Celebration, Telluride July 4, 2015 Vail America Days, Vail

July 4, 2015 Salute to the USA, Avon

July 4, 2015 Bravo! Vail - Patriotic Concert, Vail

July 4, 2015 July 4th Celebration, Beaver Creek

July 4, 2015 Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July Celebration, Winter Park

July 4, 2015 July 4th Celebration, Breckenridge July 4, 2015 Fire Cracker 50, Breckenridge July 4, 2015 4th of July Parade & Community Celebration, Carbondale July 4, 2015 Independence Day Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Live Music &

July 4, 2015 The Village UnCorked, Winter Park Resort July 4, 2015 Rendevous Run For Independence, Winter Park July 4, 2015 Whiskey Tango Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista July 5, 2015 Founders Day Celebration, Frisco

July 5, 2015 WILLIE BEAN BLUEGRASS, State Bridge, Bond July 5, 2015 Brecekridge Music Festival Presents Wynton Marsalis, Breckenridge Riverwalk Center July 5 - 8, 2015 Leadville Race Series Camp of Champions, Leadville July 6, 2015 Alpenglow, Crested Butte July 6 - 12, 2015 Rooftop Rodeo, Estes Park July 7, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison July 7, 2015 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail July 7, 2015 Picnic in the Park, Winter Park, Winter Park July 8, 2015 BellamyBrothers, ibar Ranch Gunnison July 8, 2015 14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #3, Breckenridge July 8, 2015 Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte July 8, 2015 Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs July 9, 2015 Wine Women and Shoes, Aspen July 9, 2015 Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon July 9, 2015 Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale. July 9, 2015 Concert in the Park, Frisco July 9, 2015 Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

Join us in the mountains for the inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest - a celebration of world-class yoga, live music and summer outdoor adventure. This four-day, Zero Waste event unites yoga, music, and movement in the unique beauty of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and features live music acts, speakers, artists, guided hiking, biking, trail running and paddleboard experiences, and outdoor yoga taught by renowned local and national yoga teachers.

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July 9, 2015 Concert in the Park, Ridgway July 9 – 12, 2015 Telluride Yoga Festival, Telluride



FREE LIVE MUSIC 11am - 4:30pm SUN 6/7 SUN 6/14 SUN 6/14 Sun 6/21 Sun 6/28 SUN 7/5 SUN 7/12 SUN 7/12 SUN 9/13

11 am GROUNDSCORE BLUEGRASS AND CHARLIE MOOG Free 11am HARDSCRABBLE & GROOVESPEAK Free 5pm DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW $7.00 adv - $10.00 dos Doors: 5:00 pm Show: 5:30 pm -8:00 pm 11am LOCAL FOLK Free 11am THE SWEET LILLIES AND GROOVESPEAK Free 11am WILLIE BEAN BLUEGRASS Free 11am HARDSCRABBLE Free 5pm DUST BOWL REVIVAL $7.00 adv - $10.00 dos Doors: 5:00 pm 11am OLD TOWN PICKERS Free

July 9, 2015 High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park July 10, 2015 Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge July 10, 2015 Art on the Animas Arts and Crafts Show, Durango July 10 - 12, 2015 Gem and Mineral Show, Durango July 10 – 12, 2015 5th Annual Lavender Festival, Palisade July 11, 2015 Cory Morrow Band, ibar Ranch Gunnison Missed the Boat, Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista Balloon Glow, Steamboat Springs CRUISE-A-THONg, Glenwood Springs 19th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, Salida Second Saturday Gallery Walk, Breckenridge


6/12 Drew Emmitt and the Drunken Hearts

Copper Mountain Music Festival, Copper Mountain July 11 – 12, 2015 Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, Frisco

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $15.00 - $25.00

CRUISE-A-THONg, Glenwood Springs

Doors: 7:00 pm/Show: 8:00 pm $25.00 - $30.00

19th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, Salida

6/13 Keller and the Keels 6/27 Rusted Root

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $25.00 - $30.00 Sat


July 11 - 12, 2015 Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour, Avon

127 Trough Road, Bond . 970-653-4444 . statebridge.com

July 11 - 12, 2015 Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, Idaho Springs

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $30.00 - $35.00


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July 11 - 12, 2015 Leadville Race Series Silver King and Silver Queen, Leadville July 11 – 12, 2015 Webe Dirt Bike Race Series, Powderhorn July 11 - 12, 2015, Steamboat Springs 34th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and 41st Annual Art in the Park July 11 – 12, 2015 The Ride Festival, Telluride July 12 – August 2, 2015 Music in the Mountains, Purgatory/Durango July 12, 2015 HARDSCRABBLE, State Bridge, Bond DUST BOWL REVIVAL, State Bridge, Bond Breckenridge Music Festival Presents Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Breckenridge Riverwalk Center 13th Annual WestMUTTster Dog Show, Idaho Springs July 13, 2015 OLD TOWN PICKERS, State Bridge, Bond Alpenglow, Crested Butte July 13-19, 2015 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte July 14 – 18, 2015 Mesa County Fair, Grand Junction July 14, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail Picnic in the Park, Winter Park July 15, 2015 Free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

July 16, 2015 Winter Park High-Note Thursdays Concert Series

July 17, 2015 Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge

July 18 - 19, 2015 Cruise-a-Thong Weekend Average Jo(e) Race, Pagosa Springs

July 16, 2015 Concert in the Park, Ridgway

July 17 - 18, 2015 Culpepper and Merriwether Circus, Leadville

July 18, 2015 Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival, Salida

July 16, 2015 Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs

July 18 – 19, 2015 Audi Power of Four Trail, Aspen

July 16, 2015 Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale

July 18, 2015 Xterra Mountain Championship & Beaver Creek Sprint, Beaver Creek

July 16, 2015 Concert in the Park, Frisco. July 16, 2015 Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

Atomga Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista Courage Classic, Copper Mountain 2nd Annual Frisco Triathlon, Frisco

July 16, 2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, ibar Ranch Gunnison July 16, 2015 Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon

July 18 - 19, 2015 Wine & Jazz Fest, Keystone July 18 - 19, 2015 Tri-it-High Triathlon & Du-it-High Duathlon, Leadville July 18 - 19, 2015 Pagosa Artfest! Pagosa Springs

July 18, 2015 Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs July 18 – 19, 2015 Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend, Telluride July 18 – 25, 2015 24th Annual Shakespeare in the Park, Telluride July 18 – 19, 2015 Winter Park Jazz Festival, Winter Park July 18 – 19, 2015 Annual Alpine ArtAffair, Winter Park July 19, 2015 Women, Wheels & Wine, Devils Thumb July 19, 2015 Idaho Springs 2015 Pack Burro Race, Idaho Springs



duction with the Town of Breckenridge

All Blue River Series concerts are a co-pro

and the Breckenridge Music Festival.


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July 20, 2015 Alpenglow, Crested Butte June 20 - 21, 2015 North Fork Uncorked, Paonia July 21, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail

July 24, 2015 Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge July 24 -26, 2015 Flavors of Colorado, Avon

July 28, 2015 Picnic in the Park, Winter Park July 29, 2015 Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort True West Rodeo, Durango July 30, 2015 Juice Newton, ibar Ranch Gunnison

Picnic in the Park, Winter Park

July 24 - 26, 2014 14th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival, Breckenridge

July 21 – 25, 2015 Telluride Playwrights Festival. Telluride

July 24 - 26, 2015 Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale

July 22, 2015 14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #3, Breckenridge

July 24 – 25, 2015 12 Annual Grand River Classic Car Show, Glenwood Springs

Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

July 24 – 26, 2015 Snowmass Tennis Smash, Snowmass

Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs

July 22 - 26, 2015 Fiesta Days, Durango

July 25, 2014 Breckenridge Wine Festival, Breckenridge

High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park

July 22 – 25, 2015 Eagle County Fair & Rodeo, Eagle

Colorado Burger Summit, Copper Mountain

July 22 – August 2, 2015 Chaffe County Fair & Rodeo, Salida

Buccaneers Ball, Telluride

July 22, 2015 Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs

Springdale Quartet Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista Bob Cook Mt Evans Memorial Hill Climb, Idaho Springs

Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale Concert in the Park, Frisco

Concert in the Park, Ridgway

July 30 – August 2, 2015 Art Aspen, Aspen July 30 – August 1, 2015 3rd Annual Roof of the Rockies Jeep Jamboree, Snowmass July 31, 2015 Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge

July 23, 2015 High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park

The Mud, The Bands & The Beers, Powderhorn

July 31- 2 August 2015 43rd Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte

Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale

July 25 – 26, 2015 13th Annual Aspen Arts Festival, Aspen

July 31 – August 1, 2015 Alpenglow Zip Tour, Devil’s Thumb

July 25 – 26, 2015 Snowmass Bike Demo Days Snowmass

July 31 – August 2, 2-15 West Elks Wine Trail, Paonia/Hotchkiss

July 27, 2015 Alpenglow, Crested Butte

July 31 - August 9, 2015 55th Alpine Artist Holiday ,Ouray

July 27 – August 10, 2015 Vail International Dance Festival, Vail & Beaver Creek

July 31 – August 2, 2015 2015 Archuleta County Fair, Pagosa Springs

July 28, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison

July 31 – August 2, 2015 Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride

Concert in the Park, Frisco Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone Concert in the Park, Ridgway July 23, 2015 Boulder Canyon Band, ibar Ranch Gunnison July 23 - 26, 2015 Steamboat Movement Festival July 23 - 26, 2015 Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival


July 23 – 26, 2013 Colorado Freeride Festive, Winter Park

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Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail


August 6 Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale

August 1, 2015 Power of Four Mountain Bike Race, Aspen

Concert in the Park, Frisco

Summerhorn at Powderhorn Powderhorn The Groove Farmers Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista

Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Telluride August 7, 2015 Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge Ragnar Relay, Frisco

8th Annual Bec Tri Print Triathlon, 5K Walk/Run & Kid’s Duathlon, Avon

Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

LAPS Canine 4K, Frisco

First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Gunnison

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, Estes Park August 1 – 9, 2015 Delta County Fair, Hotchkiss August 1 - 2, 2015 Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Keystone

2015 Four Corners BMW Meet & Greet, Pagosa Springs Ragner Relay Colorado, Snowmass August 7 – 8, 2015 State Bridge, Bond

August 1 – 2, 2015 Pagosa Artfest!, Pagosa

August 8, 2015 Classic Boat Show, Frisco

August 1 - 2, 2015 52nd Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mtn Highland Games, Snowmass

Frisco’s Art on Main Street

August 2, 2015 Lake Dillon Challenge Rowing Regatta, Frisco August 2 – 3, 2015 Red Bull Rise, Aspen August 4, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison August 5 - 9, 2015 2015 Steamboat Wine Festival, Steamboat Spring August 6, 2015 Flying Burrito Band, ibar Ranch Gunnison Breckenridge Music Festival Presents Elephant Revival, Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

Ducky Derby, Aspen Euoforaquestra Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista Frisco Kids Sandcastle Competition Second Saturday Gallery Walk, Breckenridge Mt. Sneffels ½ & Marathon Run/Walk, Ouray/Ridgway Minis in the Mountains, Snowmass August 8 - 9, 2015 Heritage Festival, Estes Park August 8 - 9- 31st, 2015 Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Festival, Ridgway

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August 9, 2015 Aspen Science Center Street Fair, Aspen

August 14, 2015 Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone

August 9 – 15, 2015 Red Brick Plein Air Festival, Aspen August 9 – 15, 2015 Ouray Canyoneering International Festival

August 14 - 23, 2015 International Festival of Arts, Breckenridge August 14 – 16, 2015 All Arts Festival, Steamboat Springs

August 9 – 13, 2015 12th Annual AREDAY Summit, Snowmass

August 15, 2015 Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

August 11, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison

John Wayne and the Pain Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista

August 12, 2015 Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs August 13, 2015 Shawn Colvin, ibar Ranch Gunnison August 13, 2015 Breckenridge Music Festival Presents The Robert Cray Band, Breckenridge Riverwalk Center Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs August 13 – 16, 2015 Palisade Peach Festival, Palisade August 13 – 16, 2015 Telluride Mushroom Festival, Telluride

Live like the Mayor for a weekend in beautiful Ouray, Colorado Details:

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Mountain Air Music Brew & Music Festival, Ouray Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure, Snowmass Chalk it Up!, Snowmass August 15 - 16, 2015 Pagosa Artfest!, Pagosa Springs August 15 – 16, 2015 Steamboat Stinger, Steamboat Springs August 17 - 23, 2015 USA Pro Challenge August 18, 2015 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison August 20 2015 Concert in the Park, Frisco August 21 - 22, 2015 Mountain Town Music Festival, Keystone

For a complete list and details on each of these Colorado Mtn Town Events visit our website on your phone, tablet or computer!

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SUP BOA R DING Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP), () are sports originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable participants to paddle top their board while standing on lakes, rivers and oceans. Yes, there are no oceans here so try one of our many lakes and rivers. Rent from and outfitter like Alpine Sports in Breckenridge, Shaboome in Basalt and Glenwood Springs, CKS in Buena Vista or Surf the San Juans in Durango. Would you liketo learn how to surf or just take an intro course? Try Standup Paddleboard Colorado in Dillon, Avon and Ranch del Rio in Bond.

DOW NHILL BIKING This not so new sport is a form of mountain biking practiced on steep, rough terrain that often features jumps, drops, rock gardens and other obstacles or smooth flowing downhill trails. Downhill bikes are heavier and stronger than other mountain bikes and feature front and rear suspension with over 8 inches (20 cm) of travel, to glide quickly over rocks and tree roots. Take a lesson, rent a bike or get out at Steamboat Resort, Keystone Resort, Winter Park Resort, Crested Butte or Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go all out? Try a Vail Pass Bike Tour where you are shuttled to the top of the pass so you can cruise back down on the bike path with Alpine Sports in Breckenridge.


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Is there anything more honorable then to be a person trying to help save others lives? Doctors, Nurses, EMS professionals, the police and our armed forces work every day to assist people and so does Chris Klug. Who is Chris Klug? Chris Klug is a former Olympian whose motto is “Don’t take a turn for granted, and enjoy the ride!”

Born in Colorado, raised in Oregon, Chris was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) in the early 90’s, a rare degenerative bile duct condition. The only cure is a liver transplant and for almost six years Chris was on a transplant waiting list. In April of 2000 he reached a critical state. At that time he vowed that if he made it through, he would do everything he could to help make a difference for thousands of individuals waiting for a second chance. On July 28, 2000 the pager he carried with him 24 hours a day went off and he received the gift of life from someone who was brave enough to donate. Eighteen months after his transplant Chris won a Bronze Medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics! The following year he made good on his vow and started the Chris KlugFoundation to help save lives by promoting life-saving organ and tissue donation awarenessand improving the quality of life for those touched by donation. The foundation’s message is really very simple: • Learn the facts about organ and tissue donation • Make an educated decision about your wishes • Share your decision with family and friends Some statistics: Over 123,000 men, women and children are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Nearly 90% of those people are waiting for a kidney. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the National Transplant Waiting List. On average, 77 people receive and organ transplant each day. But an average of 21 people won’t make it due to the lack of available organs for transplant. In 2013 more than 47,000 corneas were transplanted. In 2013 there were 14,257 organ donors, resulting in 28,953 organ transplants. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the National Transplant Waiting List You can join Chris and his team in their quest to “Eliminate the Wait” for organ & tissue transplants by getting involved today. More than two-thirds of Coloradans have already made the heroic decision to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Please sign up and talk to your family and friends about your decision to be a donor. You, too, could be someone’s hero. www.chrisklug.com


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MTN Town Magazine - Colorado Spring/Summer 2015  

Celebrating the Colorado mountain town and resort lifestyle. The authority on what's happening, where to go and what to eat. Great articles...

MTN Town Magazine - Colorado Spring/Summer 2015  

Celebrating the Colorado mountain town and resort lifestyle. The authority on what's happening, where to go and what to eat. Great articles...