The Rocky Mountain Life
Breckenridge's Peak 6
Well we couldn't have picked a better day to get out and explore Breckenridge's new Peak 6 terrain. I was always torn on the expansion and never let myself form a real opinion on it. On one hand I had enjoyed many tours up in that zone as it was an easy escape from the spring crowds at Breck and provided many options for from mellow avy safe slopes to steep gnarly chutes. But on the other hand it would help spread people out on the mountain, change the traffic patterns and bring more people to town resulting in increased business opportunities. After taking my first lift served, avy controlled turns on Peak 6 I was seriously impressed. Even thought I had been up there a number of times I didn't remember it to be that massive. Maybe because looking from a backcountry perspective there are dozens of lines I wouldn't consider skiing in February but now that patrol had been up there throwing bombs there was a whole new world of opportunities.
We headed up the hike twice and dropped in from each side. On the first lap we opted for the less busy skiers left and had silky fresh turns all the way down the bowl. On our second lap we headed out to skiers right and dropped in on one of the steeper more exposed lines. This is some of the most technical skiing in Summit County and it super fun with tons of options as you traverse out on the ridge.
Needless to say I'll be back up and exploring other areas of Peak 6 in the not too distant future. Considering the ski season we've had this year and the increased crowds around town I would say that Peak 6 is serving its purpose of spreading crowds throughout the mountain as lines have been manageable this year while giving Breck some welcomed big mountain lines.
Michael Franti played an intimate set on the Tram at Jackson Hole this past weekend. Notice how he gets a little startled as the tram swings over one of the towers. Check below for a list of spring concerts coming to Summit County.
What's Happening in Summit County
Breckenridge Spring Fever
The annual Breck Spring Fever festival continues thru April 20. Once again, Breck hosts the biggest spring party in the Rocky Mountain region!
Here's the free concert lineup for Spring Fever in Breckenridge:
Friday, April 18 - Yonder Mountain String Band
Saturday, April 19 - Blues Traveler
Breckenridge announced a new closing day; Sunday, April 27th! Breck will open three of the resort’s signature peaks during the extended week, Peaks 6, 7 and 8, with Rip’s Ride, 5 Chair, Colorado SuperChair, T-bar, Imperial SuperChair, Independence SuperChair, Zendo Chair, and Kensho SuperChair all slated for operation. In past years’ extended seasons, only terrain on Peak 8 was open. This year’s package will give guests another chance to be able ski or ride Breck’s newly-added terrain, Peak 6, during the final days of its inaugural season.
Sunsation at Copper Mountain
That's a wrap of another great Copper Mountain season! April 19-20, Sunsation Closing weekend brings Colorado's largest Easter Egg hunt to the slopes and village.
Ziggy Marley at The Ogden Theatre
Krystal 93 welcomes Ziggy Marley to Denver August 19th. Tickets on sale this Friday 4/18, at 10am... Get your tickets online at www.AXS.com. Listen to Krystal 93 for your chance to win tickets!
Lyle Lovett at Red Rocks
Krystal 93 welcomes Lyle Lovett! Tickets for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band w/ special guest Robert Earl Keen at Red Rocks July 28th on sale now online through www.axs.com.
O.A.R. at Red Rocks
Krystal 93 welcomes O.A.R. and Platinum-selling recording artist and AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips to Red Rocks on Saturday, June 14th. Tickets on sale now thru www.axs.com
The Fray at Red Rocks
Krystal 93 welcomes The Fray to Red Rocks on Sunday, June 8th. Tickets now on sale thru www.axs.com ... and you'll get the chance to win tickets from Krystal 93!
Friends of CAIC Launches Fundraising Campaign
The Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center have launched a $150,000 fundraising campaign in an effort to expand avalanche forecasting and education throughout the State of Colorado.
The fundraising campaign will run until April 30, 2014 and Friends of CAIC will be offering prizes, challenges, and incentives, to anyone who donates $25 or more. Donations can be made and progress can be tracked here.
The State of Colorado is very supportive of the CAIC, but to provide the best Vail/Summit County backcountry forecasts and education possible we need and are asking the users to get involved and support the avalanche center.
This public-private partnership is the best way The Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center can expand the CAIC's backcountry forecast program and avalanche education throughout the State of Colorado.
What's Happening At Krystal 93
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Summer Red Rocks Concerts
John Butler Trio - June 6th
Big Head Todd & The Monsters - June 7th
The Fray - June 8th
O.A.R. - June 14th
Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smashmouth, Uncle Kracker - July 4th
Umphrey's McGee - July 5th
Michael Franti & Spearhead - July 6th
Avett Brothers - July 11,12,13
Tedeschi Trucks Band - July 25th
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band - July 28th
Amos Lee w/the Colorado Symphony Orchestra - August 1st
Railroad Earth - August 2nd
Foster The People - August 6th
Ray LaMontagne - August 7th
Jack Johnson - August 18th
Reggae on the Rocks - August 23rd
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - September 20th
Drive-By Truckers - April 19th, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver
Cage The Elephant - May 17th, Ogden Theatre, Denver
Old 97's - June 28th (*new date!), Bluebird Theatre, Denver
Fitz & The Tantrums - July 2, Ogden Theatre, Denver
Ziggy Marley - August 19th, Ogden Theatre, Denver
PHISH - August 29,30,31, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City
Today's Top Local News Stories
Forums for Water Treatment Plant in Breck
The Town of Breckenridge is providing four opportunities to learn about the recently completed Water System Study and construction of the second water plant. The public forums are slated for Wednesday, April 23 and Monday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. both days at the Breckenridge Police Station. The Breckenridge Water System Study is available on-line at www.townofbreckenridge.com<http://www.townofbreckenridge.com>, and Council urges the public to review it prior to the public forums.
Michigan man charged in Bostic's death
42 year old Charles Lee Sattler, of Michigan has been charged with one count of 2nd Degree murder and 3rd Degree Assault in the death of 38 year old Blake Bostic of Summit County. This stems from the incident that took place at the Snowshoe Motel in Frisco during the early morning hours on Sunday, April 13th when law officers from Frisco and the Summit County Sheriff's office responded to a report of an assault. Bostic died Monday morning at the hospital. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and neck, If found guilty of the charges against him, Sattler could be looking at 24 years in prison.
Chase over Vail Pass nets four
At 8:30 Wednesday morning, Colorado State Patrol in Eagle County spotted a white 2006 Chrysler 300 traveling erratically on eastbound on I-70 near milemarker 181, when troopers ran the temporary tag they found out from Denver Police it had been carjacked at gunpoint a few days earlier. Troopers tried to pull it over on Vail Pass, but it continued on until stopsticks were laid across the road around milemarker 196. After the tires went flat the vehicle pull off the road and one male occupant ran away, but was captured a few minutes later. One male and two females surrendered right away.