Denver Activities and Events for the Winter Season

Denver is known for its scenery and winter sports. Whether you’d like to tackle the slopes with the family or you’re simply looking for a fun outdoor activity to do alone, there are Denver activities and events for everyone.

You can try ice skating in downtown Denver at Skyline Park until February 3. It’s free if you bring your own skates, and rentals are just $6 to $8. There is regularly scheduled entertainment, and you can even take skating lessons on Saturday mornings.

The Winter Park Resort is the major ski center in the Denver area. You can book ski lessons, explore with the scenic Snowcat tours, or tube down the hill.  There’s also a lodge with mountaintop dining, which offers a truly unforgettable weekend for anyone looking to hit the slopes and have a premier meal when they’re finished.

For those who love craft brews and IPAs, consider the Denver Winter Brew Fest from January 25 to 26 at the Mile High Station. The Winter Brew Fest features local, regional, and national microbrews, live music, food, and a range of other vendors.

Finally, check out the Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks event on February 1 at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. This is a truly unforgettable winter concert at one to the world’s most iconic venues.

These are only a few of the winter activities and events that Denver has to offer. We at Transwest GMC hope you stay safe while having fun and enjoying yourself out there. 

Denver Activities and Events

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver, Colorado

Are you looking for an exciting way to ring in New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver, Colorado? Check out one of these exciting events around the city.

Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party

Head over to the Grand Hyatt Denver on the last day of the year for this amazing party that’ll fill you with nostalgia from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s thanks to the cover performances by Nacho Men. The event includes an open bar, balloon drops, dinner buffet, and a signature champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Welcome the New Year with fireworks at the 16th Street Mall. This event is totally free — and if the kiddos can’t last until the midnight fireworks, head to the mall earlier in the evening for the 9 p.m. fireworks spectacular.

Resolution NYE 2019

The name is a bit of a misnomer: Resolution NYE 2019 is anything but reserved, and this party gives one last night of indulgence before 2019 rolls around. It’s a rowdy event with dancing, open bars, DJs across three floors, and art installations. You can even catch an amazing light show with tons of confetti at the McNichols Civic Center Building.

Join with Transwest GMC in celebrating the final night of 2018 in the Denver area. Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver

Mini Sierra Denali Holiday Giveaway

Mini Sierra Denali Giveaway

You’ve seen them in the commercials, now is your chance to have one in your garage! At Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu we are giving away 10 Mini Sierra Denali trucks on December 18th, 2018. Every new Sierra that is purchased between now and December 17th, 2018 will earn an entry into the drawing. We will be drawing the 10 lucky winners on December 18th, and they will be notified to take delivery of their new Mini Denali. These trucks have some awesome features, much like their full-sized cousins!  

 

  • 2.5-5 MPH forward / 2.5 MPH reverse speeds
  • Battery life indicator
  • Cup holders
  • Chrome rims
  • Two opening doors and tailgate
  • Realistic engine and horn noises
  • Working LED headlights
  • MP3 jack with speakers
  • Rubber traction strips on wheels
  • Two Seats with seat belts

 

 

Tis the season to give the perfect gift and right now at Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu 2018 Sierra’s have great savings! So stop by today or call our Sales Team to pick out your new Sierra, and have a chance to win a Mini Sierra for your favorite youngster. If you have any questions please contact our Sales Team, this giveaway is for retail customers only. Our dealership will be closed Thanksgiving Day, then back to regular hours. 

2019 GMC Acadia Technology: Ahead of Its Class

The 2019 GMC Acadia is one of the most technologically advanced mid-size SUVs in the industry. The 2019 GMC Acadia technology includes features that keep you connected and safe on the go.

For starters, the GMC Acadia comes standard with the GMC Infotainment System and is available with an 8-inch multicolor touch-screen display. Drivers can use this system to access available navigation, connect seamlessly to the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi®, or integrate their smartphones to access their favorite apps via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

For improved towing, the 2019 Acadia is available with Hitch Guidance with Hitch View. This technology relies on the standard Rear Vision Camera with dynamic gridlines to enhance visibility when hooking up a trailer.

The 2019 GMC Acadia comes with a number of standard safety features, like a suite of airbags, Teen Driver (perfect for parents of young drivers), and the Pro Grade Warranty. In addition, the Acadia is available with several driver-assist safety features that help prevent accidents from ever happening. Some of these available technologies include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

This only scratches the surface on the 2019 GMC Acadia’s technology features. Come explore the 2019 Acadia at Transwest GMC.2019 GMC Acadia technology

Fall in Love with All This 2018 Buick Encore Technology

 

There are so many reasons to love the new 2018 Buick Encore. It boasts two potent yet efficient engines, it offers beautiful styling inside and out, and it features a wide range of advanced technologies. Here is just a taste of the 2018 Buick Encore technology that you can experience inside your favorite compact luxury SUV:

  • Buick Infotainment System: The new Buick Infotainment System keeps you connected on the go. This year, it features available built-in Navigation, as well as available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. The 2018 Encore is even available with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot so you don’t have to burn through your family’s data on long trips.
  • Rear Vision Camera: The Rear Vision Camera is standard across the Buick Encore lineup and gives you a clear view of what is behind you when in reverse.
  • Driver-Assist Safety Features: The 2018 Encore is available with a wide range of driver-assist safety features. These include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.
  • QuietTuning™: Hate noisy car rides? The Buick Encore boasts QuietTuning technology to keep sounds to a minimum, with a specifically engineered suspension, triple door sealing, and acoustic laminated glass.

The 2018 Buick Encore also includes a number of other premium features. Come and explore them all at Transwest Buick GMC.

2018 Buick Encore technology

3 Reasons to Love the 2018 Buick Encore

The 2018 Buick Encore is sleek, potent, efficient, roomy, and elegant, inside and out. Thinking about getting a new compact luxury SUV? Here’s why the Encore should be on your list:

 

  1. It’s safe: Your family’s safety is paramount. Drive confidently knowing the 2018 Encore has earned the NHTSA’s 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety and offers 10 standard airbags. Available safety features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.
  2. It’s designed for your comfort: The spacious interior of the Encore offers up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity and can seat up to five occupants. The standard leather-wrapped steering wheel is available as a heated steering wheel, and you can also spring for heated front seats. Keep road noise to a minimum with QuietTuning™ technology.
  3. It’s efficient. Drive more for less with the Encore’s efficient powertrains. With the standard 1.4-liter DOHC turbocharged engine, the Encore gets up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway.* And thanks to its more potent 1.4-liter SIDI Turbo’s Start-Stop technology, this engine can also achieve up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway, even with a 15-hp increase in horsepower.

 

Learn more about the 2018 Buick Encore by visiting our friendly team at Transwest Buick GMC.

 

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

2018 Buick Encore

Transwest Fleet Featured in Merit Builder

Mike Adams, Fleet & Commercial Manager, at Transwest Buick GMC was featured in the Associated Builders & Contractors Summer 2018 Merit Builder Issue (Page 44). He discusses the features of the all-new medium-duty truck lineup of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverados. The unveiling of the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD  is the first ever class 4, 5 and 6 Silverados in the company’s history. General Motors is providing fleet customers with an incredible lineup of trucks that can support a variety of different industries. This group of vehicles gives small and large business owners a versatile, affordable and durable option when it comes to keeping their business on the road. Transwest has a large selection of new and used fleet inventory to choose from and our sales team is committed to finding the best vehicle for your business.

For more information on the new Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty Trucks or any other commercial truck questions contact a member of our Fleet and Commercial Sales team at Transwest Buick GMC in Henderson, Colorado. The 2019s will be available later this year but you are able to place your orders now!

Associated Builders and Contractors

 

3 Reasons to Buy the 2018 GMC Yukon

The 2018 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV known for its performance and luxury. If you looking for some reasons to buy the 2018 GMC Yukon, we can name a few.

  1. It’s powerful. The standard engine for the 2018 GMC Yukon is the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8. This engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission and generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped with the HD Trailering Package, the Yukon can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The Yukon Denali model, however, takes its power from the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. This engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and cranks out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  2. It’s safe. The 2018 GMC Yukon offers a number of safety features like Teen Driver and OnStar Safety & Security. Most important is the available suite of Driver Alert and active safety technologies. This suite includes Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, IntelliBeam Headlamps, Adaptvie Cruise Control, the Safety Alert Seat, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
  3. It’s spacious. The 2018 GMC Yukon boasts up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

Of course, our favorite reason is that it’s available here at Transwest Buick GMC.

reasons to buy the 2018 GMC Yukon

Tips for Towing Your Boat

There’s nothing that says “summer” quite like hooking your boat up to your GMC truck and taking it out to the lake for some fun in the water. Whether you’re planning on going fishing or tubing, though, it’s important you know how to tow your boat. Here are some quick tips for towing your boat that will help you feel more confident out on the road.

Tips for towing your boat

Watch your acceleration. When you have a boat attached to your vehicle, it will take a lot longer to accelerate than usual. Keep this in mind as you merge onto highways or make turns – you might need extra space between you and that car in the distance.

Increase your following distance. Just like it takes longer to accelerate, the extra weight of your boat will mean you have a longer stopping distance. This means you should increase your following distance, so you avoid any potential rear-end collisions.

Keep an eye out for fishtailing. Even when you’ve determined your tongue weight and made sure your boat and load are distributed properly, fishtailing can happen. When this does occur, remember to slow down gradually and try and keep your steering wheel as straight as possible. Avoid the temptation to brake to slow down – this can actually increase the fishtail.

Finally, though, if you need a new vehicle to pull that boat, make sure to stop in to Transwest GMC!

The All New 2018 GMC Terrain Denali

Transwest Buick GMC‘s Retail Sales Consultant, Nick Schafer, takes us through the features of the new 2018 GMC Terrain Denali.

Whether it’s getting to a 4×4 trailhead, the slopes in a snowstorm or taking the family to the park, Colorado demands a lot out of your vehicle. So let’s talk about one that checks all of those boxes… the bold and capable 2018 GMC Terrain. It’s one of the top-selling compact SUVs and offers several trim levels and price points ranging anywhere from $22,000-$45,000. At Transwest Buick GMC we offer an incredible selection of new, used and certified pre-owned Terrains.

Compared to its 2017 model the 2018 Terrain has two notable differences, a new design, and improved performance. The exterior has a new sleek look to it with a floating roof and the interior is precisely crafted for luxury and comfort. On the performance end, you will notice the dual exhaust tips which offer better fuel economy but still enough power to get you up the Rocky Mountains. This is a result of all 2018 GMC Terrains having turbocharged engines. There are three different engine choices, one of which is a diesel option:

  • 1.5L Turbo (170 hp/127 @ 5600)
  • 2.0L Turbo (252 hp/188 @ 5500)
  • 1.6L Turbo-Diesel (137 hp/ 102 @ 3750)

The improved fuel economy of the 2018 Terrains has the gas engines getting 24-34 MPG and the diesel option 28-38 MPG! There is even an option that allows four-wheel traction to be disconnected when it is not needed to increase the fuel economy even more. If you enjoy camping in Colorado and need to pull a camping trailer or love the Colorado lake life and have jet skis the 2018 Terrain (although slightly smaller in size to the 2017 model) matches it’s towing capacity at a max of 3,500lbs. Stop by the dealership today or schedule a test drive and see for yourself the luxury and capabilities of the 2018 Terrain!

2018 GMC Terrain Denali
The 2018 GMC Terrain is the perfect vehicle to conquer all that Colorado has to offer. It even has enough room for friends and your fur friends!