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Posts Tagged ‘Pine Ridge rentals’

Town Trappings: Hearthstone review

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching (I’m already finding candy hearts and cards in City Market) it only seems fitting that our second Town Trappings will be for one of the most romantic restaurants in town: The Hearthstone.

 

My wife and I visited the Hearthstone on New Year’s Eve, after reading and hearing incredible reviews, and we were not disappointed. For 22 years, the historic, 125- year-old Kaiser House, has been a local’s favorite for hand cut steaks, game and fresh seafood. On New Year’s we not only enjoyed the picturesque Victorian-era home with beautiful views, but also the wonderful Colorado food.

 

When trying to choose an appetizer, we couldn’t decide (With prosciutto wrapped scallops, baked brie, and beef wellington as options, who could make a single decision!?). So, we each chose one: the crispy lobster and the duck confit ravioli. Although the fried lobster with wasabi aioli was marvelous, it was far outshined (in our opinions) by the ravioli with foie gras sauce.

 

We struggled as much with our entree selection as with the starters, eventually settling on the Blackberry Elk and Filet Mignon. Let me start by saying that this was not just a meal, it was an experience. The sweet marion blackberry demi-glaze on the succulent elk was “literally to die for”. As the filet mignon melted in my mouth, the balsalmic shallots and garlic spinach popped, creating a symphony of mellow and savory in my mouth. We finished the night with the crème brulle– and it was the crème brulee of crème brulees.

 

In closing, I would recommend the Hearthstone to all of our guests. It is perfect for special occasions: New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, birthday, or romantic night out. You can find the Hearthstone at 130 South Ridge Street, only 3 blocks away from Pine Ridge Condominiums. (I would recommend calling ahead for reservations, or visiting their website http://hearthstonerestaurant.biz )

Your snowy forecast in 10 seconds

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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Breckenridge Resort opens upper terrain

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Upper Mountain Lifts, Adding Additional 250 Acres of Terrain

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. Jan 20, 2011 – Today Breckenridge Ski Resort opened upper mountain lifts the T-Bar and 6 Chair, making local powder dreams come true just in time for this weekend. Thanks to a remarkable effort by the Breckenridge Ski Patrol, 250 new acres of advance terrain served by these lifts is now open. In addition to the recently opened E-Chair, Breck skiers and riders can enjoy this rapid-fire increase of terrain openings in recent days, as Mother Nature has supplied Breck with 14 inches of snow in the last 7 days.

National Weather Service forecasts up to 10 new inches to fall over the weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort. A chance of snow continues into next week with a low pressure system moving through Colorado.

Breckenridge Ski Resort expecting 9 to 13 inches tomorrow

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Saturday
Jan 21, 2012

Partly to mostly cloudy in the morning with lowering and increasing clouds expected. Cloudy by afternoon with snow developing, and continuing through overnight. Snow is expected to be heavy at times mainly into the evening hours (best snowfall occurs after resort closing). Very strong and gusty winds are expected, especially on the upper ridges, with large areas of blowing and drifting snow and low visibility at times.

Hi 33°f / 20°f (base/top)
Lo 18°f / 12°f (base/top)

Sky Condition:
Partly to mostly cloudy in the morning with lowering and increasing clouds expected. Cloudy by afternoon with snow developing, and continuing through overnight. Snow is expected to be heavy at times mainly into the evening hours (best snowfall occurs after resort closing). Very strong and gusty winds are expected, especially on the upper ridges, with large areas of blowing and drifting snow and low visibility at times. 

Precipitation:
Snow definite.

Snow Potential
9 to 13 inches of snowfall.

Wind:
Increasing to SW at 20-30 gusts to 50mph. Above timberline; Increasing to SW at 40-60 gusts to 80+mph. (winds become W/ NW after sunset)

Hazardous winter weather conditions

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Recent text from The Weather Channel

Hazardous winter weather conditions pose an immediate threat in your area

9 to 13 inches expected on Saturday