Bonfires and Snow Fun in Summit

By Samantha Blair | Monday, January 15, 2018

The MLK weekend crowds have dispersed and now it's time to enjoy some community fun. Skate, sculpt, ski, sing and spontaneously combust at this week's events. Ullr finally granted Summit County some snow, so we all have a reason to celebrate. 

Photo: Everything Summit

Avalanche Awareness Clinic

With new snow comes an increased level of avalanche danger. Prepare yourself with the best resources and knowledge to stay safe on the hill at the Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness clinic at REI Dillon. The free event is useful for any winter outdoors person. The class will be held on Thursday, January 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire

Don’t miss the Spontaneous Combustion Community Bonfire on Saturday, January 20. The recycled Christmas tree bonfire will begin at 6 p.m. in the B1 parking lot at the Frisco Bay Marina. Fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. There will be food and beverages available. Proceeds will benefit the Summit Nordic Ski Club.

Photo: Todd Powell


On Saturday, January 20, Pinkalicious The Musical is coming to Keystone’s Warren Station. The musical is a smash off-Broadway success and has been performed across the nation. Pinkalicious is a story about a girl who eats too many cupcakes and ends up in the doctor’s office after she contracts pinkitis, a sickness that turns you pink head to toe. Buy tickets online for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Day-of tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. The first show is at 2:30 p.m., and the second is at 6:30 p.m.

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Twilight Skate

Skate at dusk on a natural pond. Come to North Pond in Silverthorne at twilight with headlamps or flashlights and enjoy a free skate. There will be a fire pit, hot bowls of chili and moon pie desserts. Skates are not required to participate.

Photo: Silverthorne Colorado Facebook

Snow Sculpture Championships

The 28th annual International Snow Sculpture Championships will be held at the Riverwalk Center from Saturday, January 22, to Monday, January 29. Artists from around the world have carved incredible sculptures from 12-foot-tall and 25-ton blocks of snow using only hand tools. Participate in the People’s Choice Vote for $1. This week is sculpting week so you can watch the blocks transform into masterpieces.

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These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Visit our Daytime and Nightlife sections to find many more things to do. 

Stay and Play

Need a place to stay so you can enjoy more days in this winter wonderland? Check out our Stay and Play accommodations for this week. Rent a home for a true idea of what it’s really like to live in the mountains.

Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals offers everything from studio condos to luxury homes. Locally owned and operated, Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals will assist visitors to find the best rental for their specific travel needs.

SkyRun Vacation Rentals offers condos, townhomes, chalets and more across the county. With each night’s stay, SkyRun Vacation Rentals will offer free activities and services for the whole family.

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About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.