While snow is a rarity in Ireland, that’s not stopping Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas and resorts from celebrating the Emerald Isle’s mastery of the English language, its ferocious warriors, and its above-average rugby players. So head up to the mountain this Thursday and wear every article of green ski gear you may happen to own. Here’s a rundown of St. Paddy’s Day-themed activities in Ski Country.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday, which means $30 Thursday at Cooper. All-Day lift tickets are just $30. Guests can take a few runs down “Blarney Stone,” “Clover,” or “Shamrock,” then head into Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub for a Reuben & Stout special from 11:00am-5:00pm. At 3:00pm, guests can order up a green brew or Cooper’s own “Kerrigan’s Irish Stout” and enjoy Happy Hour with traditional Celtic tunes from Pete Albrecht and Friends.
And don’t miss the usual Irish Pub Fare favorites at Katie’s, including the Irish Breakfast (two eggs, hash brown, toast, and Irish banger sausage), Loaded Irish Chips, Irish Hot Wings, Irish Beef Stew, Banger and Bacon, and Kerrigan’s Bratwurst. For more information, visit www.skicooper.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Drink Specials
St. Patrick’s Day drink specials will be offered at several Copper Mountain watering holes including Jack’s Bar, Endo’s, JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern, Solitude Station, Union Creek Bar and Storm King Lounge.
- Dublin Down – Shot of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey and a cold green beer – $7.00
- The Big Ginger – 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, ginger ale and a lemon and lime wedge over ice – $6.00
- Dublin Irish Coffee – 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, St. Brendan’s Irish Cream and Seattle’s Best Coffee – $6.00
For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
St Patrick’s Day Party at Butte 66
Don’t forget to wear your green on March 17th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Sticking with the roots of a feasting holiday Butte 66 is offering a little something Irish for the special day! Food and drink specials all day and music by Chuck Grossman. $5 Irish Car Bombs and $4 Guinness Cans. For food, they will be serving up Bangers and mash with roasted onion gravy. Yum! Party starts at noon; for more information visit www.skicb.com.
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Drink Specials at Granby Ranch Grill
The Granby Ranch Grill is open from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and will feature several St. Patrick’s Day drink specials, including:
- $5 Jameson shots
- Green beer pitchers
- Irish Coffee
- Irish Car Bombs
He’ll be hiding somewhere on the mountain. Once you find his secret spot, snap a picture with him and show it to the ticket counter to win a fun prize. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
Yard Sale Spring Music Concert Series
March 17 kicks off Sunlight’s Yard Sale Spring Music Concert Series. The Sunlight Grill will be serving up Corned Beef and Cabbage and the Last Turn Lounge will be mixing up Shamrock Shakes featuring Boulder Beer’s Shake Chocolate Porter! We’ll have live music in the Sunlight Lodge from 3 to 6 p.m. St. Patty’s is the Time To Shine at Sunlight Mountain Resort!
Sunlight Mountain Resort kicks off its first annual Yard Sale Spring Music Series this Thursday, March 17th with Miss Meaghan Owens.
A self-described “Americana Songbird Outlaw,” Owens recently completed her latest album, American Roots, which is now available online. Owens is a veteran of Nashville clubs and summer festivals. Armed with her Martin guitar and soulful indie voice, Owens music taps into the roots of folks, country, and blues with occasional hints of her Irish heritage. She sings of young sweethearts, vagabonds, whisky-drunk preachers, wild girls ready to fight, French cabaret songbirds.
“I tends to seek out the songs that live way down in our dreams and despairs,” Owens says of her work. “The lyrics are filled with real glamour and grit, they tell of the feelings of regular folks on the edge of a choice between light and dark.”
In addition to live music on the mountain, Sunlight Ski & Bike is bringing end-of-season bargains to the mountain with a slope-side Yard Sale featuring blowout prices on ski and snowboard gear and apparel. Save 50% or more on select items! The Yard Sale continues each Saturday and Sunday in March. For more information, visit www.sunlightmtn.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Lunch
The Wolf Creek Lodge will be celebrating St. Patrick’s day with a classic Irish dish as the lunch special for $10.00 The chefs will have Corned Beef and Cabbage for the day with roasted potatoes and carrots and a delectable Irish brownie for dessert. The Pathfinder Bar, located in the Wolf Creek Lodge, will have drink specials for the day, featuring Irish Captains and Irish Twices for $8.00. For more information, visit www.wolfcreekski.com.