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The Rocky Mountain Life


Peak_6edit.jpgBreckenridge'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. 

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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

BreckSpring2014WEB.jpgBreckenridge Spring Fever

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. Breck will hold a luau on Closing Day Sunday at Peak 8. Celebrate the epic 2013/14 season by wearing your favorite tropical shirt or festive beachwear and come sip on drinks out of actual coconuts! While guests kick back and relax in the sun, Breck will roast a pig Hawaiian-style, and will provide party fun items like sunglasses, leis, grass skirts and more! It’s a Closing Day spring party not to be missed.

 

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Krystal 93 invites you to check out the new Whole Foods Market in Frisco during their Grand Opening on Tuesday, the 29th! Krystal 93's TJ Sanders will be broadcasting live, on location from 10am to Noon. Stop by and check out the much-anticipated Grand Opening of Whole Foods in Frisco!

 

 


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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!

 

 

LyleLovettWEB.jpgLyle 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.

 

 

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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

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

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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

FreshTracksWEB.jpgKrystal 93's Fresh Tracks Tuesday

Presented by Fresh Tracks Transportation....

New songs this week include tracks from String Cheese Incident, Nickel Creek, Keb' Mo' and Needtobreathe. Hear them now on our Fresh Tracks page.

The new album from Needtobreathe 'Rivers In The Wasteland' will be featured on the Krystal Concert.

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RedRocksWEB.jpgSummer Red Rocks Concerts

John Butler Trio - June 6th
Big Head Todd & The Monsters - June 7th
The Fray - June 8th
O.A.R. - June 14th
Widespread Panic - June 27th, 28th, 29th
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
Train - August 10th
The Head & The Heart - August 14th
Rodrigo y Gabriela - August 17th
Jack Johnson - August 18th
Reggae on the Rocks - August 23rd
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - September 20th

More Concerts...

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

denver-water.jpgBlue River Rafting Delayed a couple of days

 (posted at noon on 4/22)

Since early March, Denver Water has been releasing water from Dillon Reservoir into the Blue River to create space to capture the snowmelt when it begins and reduce the risk of flooding below the dam later this season.  Yesterday, the total outflow was about 700 cfs.  However, you’ll see  a reduced outflow this afternoon and tomorrow, because Denver Water will be removing  the Morning Glory spillway plug. Crews install the plug every fall to reduce ice formation inside the spillway and remove it in the spring so the spillway can function.  The current flow out of Dillon Dam is creating a strong suction force that makes it impossible to remove the spillway plug with a crane, so Denver Water must reduce the outflow. This afternoon it will be reduced to about 500 cfs, and tomorrow it will go down to about 350 cfs for several hours. After plug removal, they’ll begin increasing the outflow back to 700 cfs.

tiger logoSummit High Sports Update 04/23

04/22 -Girl's soccer team lost to Buena Vista 2-1.

04/23 - Girl's lacrosse team travels to Eagle Valley Wednesday afternoon.

04/24 - Boy's lacrosse team hosts Eagle Valley Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

04/25 - Baseball team has a doubleheader at Jefferson High School.

Sattler_Charles.JPGMichigan 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. 

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