Steamboat Ski Area unveils summer entertainment |

Steamboat Ski Area unveils summer entertainment

Luke Graham

Sunset Happy Hour band schedule

June 27: Old Town Pickers

July 4: Off the Chain

July 11: Acutonic

July 13: TBA

July 18: Old Town Pickers

July 20: TBA

July 25: Rural Wreckage

July 27: TBA

Aug. 1: Acutonic

Aug. 9: Jim Salestrom

Aug. 15: Rural Wreckage

Aug. 17: TBA

Aug. 22: Acutonic

Aug. 29: Old Town Pickers

Sept. 5: Highland View

Sept. 12: Rural Wreckage

Sept. 19: TBA

Sept. 26: Acutonic

Board the gondola from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Movies on the Mountain series

July 13: "Despicable Me" at 9:15 p.m.

July 20: "The Karate Kid" (2010 edition) at 8:34 p.m.

July 27: "Snow White and the Huntsman" at 8:28 p.m.

Aug. 3: "Oz the Great and Powerful" at 8:21 p.m.

Aug. 17: "Back to the Future" at 8:03 p.m.

Aug. 24: "The Hunger Games" at 7:53 p.m.

Aug. 31: "SkyFall" at 7:42 p.m.

All shows begin at sunset in Gondola Square.

Mountain Music Series

July 19: Missed the Boat

Aug. 2: Naia Kete

Aug. 23: Giving Tree Band

Aug. 30: Zach Heckendorf

All shows begin at 7 p.m. in Gondola Square.

— As the summer ramps up, so have activities at Steamboat Ski Area, with several events for the summer recently being announced.

Sunset Happy Hour

The journey up the gondola for good times and drinks begins Thursday and runs through September. Hazie’s also starts serving dinner Thursday.

Sunset Happy Hour will be featured Thursdays including June 27; July 4, 11, 18 and 25; Aug. 1, 15, 22 and 29; Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Friday, Aug. 9; and Saturdays including July 13, 20 and 27 and Aug. 17. Uploading is from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

For those who have a season pass, the ride up the gondola is free. For those without a season pass, it’s $12 and includes $5 off food or beverage.

Art on the Mountain

The 12th installment brings arts and crafts to the Steamboat base area for three days.

Each day begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

More than 30 vendors from across the country will be selling jewelry, clothing and home decor, among other items.

“People can walk around check out the art, grab a drink at the umbrella bar and there is activities for the kids, as well,” said Traci Allen, the ski area’s events and sponsorship manager.

The event runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

New movie series

With the promenade and base area seeing more traffic the past two summers, Steamboat Ski Area has introduced the Movies on the Mountain series.

The event, which starts at sunset July 13, will run for seven Saturdays through the end of August.

“The promenade development has started to attract more people to the base and the mountain in the summer,” ski area spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said. “The whole purpose was to enjoy evenings, daytimes and the entire summertime on the mountain.”

The first movie, “Despicable Me,” will begin at 9:15 p.m. July 13.

Subsequent dates are July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3, 17, 24 and 31.

The movies will be shown at the base of the ski area and will begin at sunset.

Friday night music returning to mountain

On four Friday evenings this summer, music will return to the base area.

The Steamboat Mountain Music Series has four free concerts beginning on July 19 with Missed the Boat.

Naia Kete plays Aug. 2, Giving Tree Band plays Aug. 23 and Zach Heckendorf plays Aug. 30.

All shows will begin at 7 p.m. and take place on the stage at the base area.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email

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