What's Happening in Summit County
2013 FIS Beaver Creek World Cup Race Weeks
November 29 - December 1 (Ladies' Races)
December 6-8 (Men's Races)
As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events. Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for two weeks of racing featuring Women's & Men's Downhill Races.
New in 2013 the World Cup ladies will also pay a scheduled visit to Beaver Creek November 29 - December 1 for the Nature Valley Raptor featuring the ladies Downhill.
A festival atmosphere surrounds the on-mountain venue which is easily accessible, free and open to the public. Vail/Beaver Creek is also the home to the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships featuring men’s and women’s racing for two weeks in February 2015.
Tom Fricke and Leon Littlebird hit the snow on the Krystal 93 SnowShow, our 11th year of bringing you lifestyle fun from various ski areas and resorts around Colorado Ski Country USA. Tune in Saturday and Sunday mornings between 8am and 9am for the Krystal 93 SnowShow, presented in part by Bighorn Toyota in Glenwood Springs and Peak One Express. This season, Tom and Leon are sporting FlyLow Gear, Kastle Skis and Apex Ski Boots. Click here for the SnowShow page!
Vail Snow Daze 2013
Vail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns for its seventh consecutive year on December 9-15, 2013. Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day, and après parties and free live concerts by night!
VAIL SNOW DAZE SPONSOR EXPO VILLAGE: December 13-15, 2013
VAIL SNOW DAZE LIVE CONCERTS: December 13-14, 2013
Rebelution with opener MiM0SA presented by Pepsi
Friday, December 13
Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Matisyahu presented by Bud Light
Saturday, December 14
Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Rocky Mountain Life
Powder Day in Summit County
Lucky locals and visitors were treated to early season powder days this week in Summit County. With many resorts registering around a foot of new snow from Tuesday through Thursday morning the skiing has been spectacular for early December. At left a skier crushes some fresh lines at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin
After 2 days of snow in the mountains ski areas kept dropping ropes and opening new terrain. At right a Ski Patroller from Loveland Ski Area tests out the South Chutes to make sure all is good for paying guests. I'd say it looks "okay". More snow predicted this weekend for mountains from the San Juan's and north to the I-70 corridor. Get out there and take advantage of the early season snow, rope drops and pre-holiday lack of crowds. Photo Credit: Loveland Ski Area
Breckenridge clocked in with 11 inches of fresh snow out of the most recent storm providing some excellent turns this week. Peak 9 skied really well first thing Wednesday morning and rumor has it that 6 Chair and E Chair will open in the near future. December skiing has been great across all of Summit and Eagle County resorts. Look for Vail to open more terrain this weekend as well. Photo Credit: Breckenridge Ski Resort
What's Happening At Krystal 93
Surf's Up Summit County
Thanks to all those who participated in Surf's Up Summit County. Keep it on Krystal 93 to find out how to win the next trip. Plus if you want a Costa Rican Surf Getaway check out our friends at Sunset Surf Dominical.
Apres Ski with Krystal 93!
Join Krystal 93 at Pug Ryan's Steakhouse & Brewery for apres ski parties every month thru the winter... Tom Fricke is your party host with prizes...concert tickets for holiday shows with Umphrey's McGee and String Cheese Incident, plus rec center passes, lift tickets and a GeigerRig Hydration Pack. Join Krystal 93 at Pug's for apres ski parties, the only place to sign-up for custom skis from ScottyBob Ski Works in Silverton, given away at our final apres party in April. See you at the next apres party on Wednesday, December 18th from 5-7pm.
Fresh Tracks Tuesday
New tracks this week include a cover of the Folk Implosion song from Shearwater, "Natural One" plus new songs from Drivin N Cryin, Neil Finn and Arcade Fire. Tune-in or stream the songs on our Fresh Tracks page. The Rolling Stones will be featured on the Krystal Concert this week, 'Sweet Summer Sun Hyde Park Live', a DVD release special.
25th Silver Anniversary
All through 2013, Krystal 93 has been celebrating our 25th year of brodcasting to our local community in the Colorado mountains. The owners, staff and management of Krystal 93 would like to Thank You for supporting true, live & local radio in Summit County and the Vail Valley. We're looking forward to having you with us for the next 25 years for the latest local info, ranging from road & weather conditions to events and activities. Thanks for celebrating our Silver Anniversary at Krystal 93!
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Today's Top Local News Stories
Missing Reindeer Found
Thursday evening, December 5th, Santa had arrived in Dillon with one of his reindeer for Dillon’s annual lighting celebration. Amidst all the excitement for the season, and while Santa was inside the La Riva building visiting all the children, the reindeer jumped the enclosure, leading everyone on a healthy jog and sight-seeing trip through town. Wanting to make sure he got in all the sights of Dillon, and the most fun, swimming across Dillon Reservoir to the Roberts Tunnel, the reindeer wandered throughout the night and most of the next day taking in the beauty of the area. Finally seeing enough in this trip and after Santa brought some of his other reindeer to see the area, the sight-seer decided to return to his friends assisted by Dillon Police Officer Bryan Wagner and Summit County Animal Control Officer JJ Swirka. The reindeer are now in preparation for the upcoming flight around the world on Christmas Eve. The reindeers made a promise to return next year to again add to the season’s festivities and delight of Children.
Silverthorne Town Manager Resigns
Kevin Batchelder has informed the Town of Silverthorne he is resigning from his position as Town Manager, effective January 2nd. He stated: "He wanted to pursue other professional and personal challenges. An interim management plan was established by the town to address that announcement. Upon his departure on January 2nd, Assistant Town Manager, Ryan Hyland will serve as Interim Town Manager, and Community Develiopment Director Mark Leidal will serve as the Interim Assistant Town Manager.
ADS on Summit Stage Buses closer to reality
The Summit County Commissioners have approved a plan to allow billboard advertising on Summit Stage buses. According to a story in the Summit Daily, the commissioner’s amended its land use and development code to permit advertising on the exterior of county-owned and leased transit vehicles. The advertising could generate an additional three to four hundred thousand dollars in revenue for the bus system, thus keeping it “Your free transportation to your Summit destination.”
Frisco Ice Skating Pond now open
The Frisco Public Works Department is happy to report that they have cleared the ice, and ice skating is now available at the Meadow Creek Park pond. The hours for Meadow Creek Park, located behind Wal-Mart, are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is lighting at the pond after dark. The park may not be reserved and the Town does not rent ice skates.
For more information, call Public Works at 668-0836.
Highway info not on SCAlerts for 2014
On January 1st, SCAlert will stop sending highway messages pertaining to I-70, and US Highways 6, 9 and 91. But not to worry, Krystal 93 will continue to provide all the information that SCAlerts will stop providing as of January 1st Krystal 93 working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation has always given you road and traffic information faster than anyone, including SCAlerts. Just listen over the air at 93.1FM in the Vail Valley, 93.9FM in Summit County, online at Krystal93.com or follow us on Twitter. We have been and always will be your highway information station…Krystal 93.
Phillipine Family Typhoon Relief Fund
One of our neighbors here in the Colorado high country has a direct family connection to the devastation caused by the recent typhoon that hit the Phillipines. Matt McDonough, who lives in Alma, but works at Aspen Canyon Ranch near Parshall, just returned from Tacloban in the Phillipines with his wife Carmen, where they have family. Her family lost everything. Matt and Carmen's hope is to be able to provide housing, clothes and food while they wait for conditions to improve.
You can show your support by going to www.GoFundMe.com/591488.