Snow Is Here and So Are Ullr, The Big Beers Belgian & Barleywines Festival and More!

By Samantha Blair | Wednesday, January 9, 2019

This is the week for loving local festivals and appreciating Summit County in all of its winter glory. Is there a better way to celebrate the season than to attend Ullr Fest, watch a snowboarding movie or compete in snowy competitions? The only thing might be attending a beer festival with more than 150 breweries from around the world!

Photo: Breckenridge Ski Resort Facebook 

Ullr Fest

Ullr Fest is in Breckenridge through Saturday, January 12. Celebrate winter with the world’s longest shot ski, plus the Ullr Parade, Ullr Bonfire, and Ullr Ice Plunge. Check out the full schedule here.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Breckenridge 

Big Beers Belgian & Barleywines Festival

The Big Beers Belgian & Barleywines Festival is this weekend: Thursday, January 10, through Saturday, January 12. The world-class festival features renowned brewmasters and brewery owners from around the world. Craft beer lovers can enjoy a brewmaster dinner, brewing seminars and the commercial tasting event with more than 400 beers from more than 150 breweries. Tickets are available online now.

 Photo: Everything Summit, Big Beers Belgian & Barleywines Festival

Pray For Snow

Friday, January 11, at Ten Mile Tavern, Pray For Snow: The Movie starts at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

B4BC Rail Jam

This weekend – Friday, January 11, and Saturday, January 12 – at Copper is the Shred the Love B4BC RAIL Jam. Boarding for Breast Cancer welcomes all ages and abilities to enter, and prizes will be awarded for best moves and most enthusiasm. There will be a silent auction and raffle plus a beer and chocolate tasting at Ten Mile Tavern on Friday. The Rail Jam will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Register here.  

Photo: B4BC Facebook

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

This Saturday, January 12, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. is the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Watch films about issues such as water, energy, food and land conservation. Tickets are available online for $20 or at the door for $25.

Photo: Wild & Scenic Film Festival Facebook

Coming Soon: Casino Night with FDRD

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is hosting its fundraising Casino Night on Thursday, February 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silverthorne Pavilion. Guests can play poker, blackjack, roulette and craps and bid in the silent auction. Light appetizers and $500 of funny money for gambling are included in the ticket price, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $50 online and $60 at the door.  

Photo: FDRD


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.