Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Summit County, Colorado Romantic Winter Getaway

Today's post is all about Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography with images courtesy of Dan Hand Photography. This couple made it a priority to visit Keystone, Colorado for their engagement photography session, and not too far away was Sapphire Point, an overlook an outdoor wedding ceremony location. There's a short walking loop that is about a mile near the overlook, so after your photos, wedding or vow renewal, you can take a stroll and see the geography of where three rivers meet, the Snake, Blue, and Ten Mile Creek, and are now where Dillon Reservoir gets its water. It freezes over in the winter, as you can see in these pics.

Engagement Photography at the Keystone Resort

We recommend the River Run Village in Keystone for a fun mountain base setting, or take the gondola up and have dinner at the Alpenglow Stube or Der Fondue Chessel at Timber Ridge on North Peak. Top it off with a sleigh ride during the winter, or downhill mountain bike ride in the summer. Winter is our favorite, for many reasons, and night skiing is just one of them. After smiling and posing for pics all day, have a hearty dinner before bundling up for the nighttime adventure of riding under the lights. You'll rely on your ability to absorb and read the terrain by feel more than by your eyes. Wear a helmet, drink hot cocoa and have some fun! Please contact us to learn more about how we can set up a photo shoot, destination elopement, wedding or vow renewal!

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alex and Alisha live in Omaha and frequently travel to Colorado to ski each winter. While visiting Keystone in February they wanted to have engagement photos taken after a day on the slopes. They had tons of chemistry and it really showed on camera. The weather was perfect.

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Alisha + Alex: Keystone Resort Engagement Photography | Images: Dan Hand Photography

Photographer:  Dan Hand Photography//Reception Venue: Keystone Resort//

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A Powder Day on Peak 6 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort [Video]

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Powder Skiing in Breckenridge

It's the last week of the ski season, so that means I'm looking back at one of my favorite clips from this past winter, A Powder Day on Peak 6 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, a video by Stacy Sanchez. For now, we should all be happy for the snow that we got and the times we had on the mountain. But, we're definitely looking forward to next season already. There are so many lines just waiting for us to come back. There are many lifetimes of adventures at the world-class ski areas. And soon it will be hiking and biking season in the high hills.

Summer Weddings in the Colorado Mountains

Many say that you come for the winters and stay for the summers, and the cliche is true. The warmer, not-so-snowy months above 10,000 feet are downright glorious. Hot, sunny days, and afternoon thunderstorms are a welcome change to frigid winds and cold snow. Gardeners attempt to grow things in the few short weeks, and the tourists come back to explore all the mountains have to offer, besides skiing. One of those things includes having a wedding.

Bring the fam and invite the friends to join you for a few stellar days for a Breckenridge wedding adventure. There are no guarantees that it won't rain on your day, in fact, I'll be the first to tell you that it probably will rain. At some point. But, it usually blows out pretty quickly, so just have a back up plan and don't overthink it. Please contact us to learn more about how our team can help you save time and money with a custom wedding package that's right for you.

8 Winter Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Winter Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado

When you plan a destination wedding in the Rocky Mountains, you have at least 8 Winter Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado that you can choose from. The given are the first ones I mention, and that's the world-class skiing and snowboarding you can find at all the major ski resorts. Summit County,  and Breckenridge in particular, has nine ski areas within an hour's drive. A free bus runs between towns or brave the roads. Just drive slow.

If you don't have you own gear or much experience in the mountains, then please rent and take a lesson from a seasoned local. A few minutes getting some pointers will go a long way in making your time in the woods fun and happy. Dress wrong and it can be really cold. Ask us how we can help pull it all together and find the right activities for you and your destination wedding experience for the Breckenridge area.

And, there are many opportunities for low or no impact activities around town. Check back for that family-friendly blog about what's good for those not shooting GoPro videos to share back home. Contact us to learn how we can help problem solve and find the right vendors and services for your group while saving you time and money.

1 - Skiing & Snowboarding

Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Vail and Beaver Creek. That pretty much says it all. Buy a lift ticket and explore the magnificent mountains with terrain for all abilities.

8 Winter Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Carl Scofield Photography

2 - Nordic Skiing

All the major ski areas have one, if not two, Nordic ski operations for cross country skiing and snowshoeing on fairly flat trails.

8 Winter Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Carl Scofield Photography

 

3 - Tubing

Look up tubing at Copper Mountain and the Frisco Adventure Center, but you'll have to head up to Keystone's tubing area where a snow fort is too.

4 - Snowmobiling

Several operations guide snowmobiles along the Continental Divide and in the nearby backcountry of Breckenridge.

5 - Ice Skating

Silverthorne and Keystone have ponds, while Breck, Vail and Beaver Creek offer structures and skating centers will full-service operations.

6 -Dog Sledding

No, you don't say mush. We'll get you dialed in on what all your dog sledding adventure wedding or elopement will entail. But, you can wear one of those furry hats if you like.

8 Winter Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Studio Kiva

7 - Snowshoeing

A slower-paced activity for those who enjoy the snow and varied terrain of hiking without any of the sliding that comes along with skiing.

8 - Mine Tours

And, if you have enough energy to leave the house after dogsledding, skiing and ice skating, you can head over to the Country Boy Mine for an underground tour of a working mine.

Progressive Mountain Experiences. Snow Skating at Breckenridge, Colorado.

 

Not everyone allowed snowboarding when it first started showing up on the slopes back in the day.  Visionaries at the ski area recognized an opportunity to provide a skiing and snow riding experience that was non-discriminatory and accepting of new forms of sliding.  Snowboarding never went away and is a huge part of the mountain culture that surrounds and permeates Breck.  This video's pretty fun, I'll think you'll like it.  If you're a groom that is getting married this winter and do this crazy stuff, please let us know and we'll have some fun with cameras.  We'd love to have a video or two of snowboarders getting married!

This is video is courtesy of the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  Producer: Bob Aubrey

The Winter Begins in Breckenridge, Colorado

Everyday I see the eager beavers and die hards walk by carrying their skis, their boards, some wearing brand new gear, while other gear is old and tattered.  I say good for them.  I've gone up early season in years past, and probably will be soon (just to get the legs back), but take my time these days.  

I'm patient to watch the snow come in naturally.  I even spent many nights, creating eyelash icicles as a snowmaker at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  It's a cold, hard job, and I know there are guys going out there tonight to do that.  Nowadays, I let the youngins take care of that.  We are working on bringing on new planning help, as we're already booking jobs for this winter and next summer, so no, it's not too late to get in touch and see what we can do for you.

The Winter Begins in Breckenridge, Colorado |  Photos by Stacy Sanchez

I took this image on my rounds around town earlier today.  This was on the lower slopes of Peak 9 in Breck.

The Winter Begins in Breckenridge, Colorado |  Photos by Stacy Sanchez

Pay parking is now in effect, so make sure to cough up the dough, or you'll find a nice orange ticket waiting for you.  If you're planning a trip anytime soon to Breckenridge, please visit the town's website to learn all about the fun stuff like parking, event considerations and anything within town limits.

The Winter Begins in Breckenridge, Colorado |  Photos by Stacy Sanchez

The shop's are stocked with this year's crop of mandatory t-shirts and have even hung the lights.  Now, all we need is snow.  So, you, yes you, get up and dance, or at the very least, give a little wiggle that will count towards  a snow dance, and we'll all be having our winter wonderland exeperiences very soon.  Thanks for reading (and snowdancing)!

The Winter Begins in Breckenridge, Colorado |  Photos by Stacy Sanchez

Alpenglow on Mt. Baldy