February Fun in Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Friday, February 15, 2019

It's the lull before March Madness and spring break. Take the time to enjoy the events and snow in Summit before the crowds come. 

Photo: Dillon Facebook

Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race

The third annual Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race is this weekend, Saturday, February 23, at 3 p.m. at the Frisco Nordic Center. The 14K course showcases views of Buffalo Mountain and the Ten Mile Range. Register for your only chance of the season to fat bike on the Nordic trails.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco

Abbey’s Coffee is located on the end of Main Street and is an awesome spot for breakfast, coffee, a smoothie (or scoop of ice cream) before or after the Fat Bike Race.

Ice Castles

Ice Castles is a stunning display of twinkling lights in 25 million pounds of ice that's been sculpted into an acre-large ice castle in Dillon. Catch the Ice Castles Fire Performances with fire-breathing, spinning, hula and more on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are available online.

Photo: Everything Summit, Ice Castles

Grab a burger or a casual Southwestern dish for dinner at the Red Mountain Grill before heading to the Ice Castles. The RMG has 50% off all draft beers, wines, well liquors and house margaritas as well as discounted apps from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Powderhunt Crew

Join Colorado Adventure Guide’s Powderhunt Crew every Saturday to explore a new zone of untracked powder. The group is open to the public and priced at a group rate with no minimum size. The tour costs $150 per person, or you can buy a three-punch pass for $375. These tours are designed for intermediate to advanced skiers.

Photo: Everything Summit, Colorado Adventure Guides

Take the morning to treat yourself at the Columbine Cafe in Breckenridge. The classic breakfast and lunch cafe boasts a mean corned beef hash, as well as other hearty and nutritious home-style meals.

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Need a break from the physical activity? Exercise your mind at the Not Your Mother’s Book Club at the Next Page Books and Nosh in Frisco. Monday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. they will be discussing The Power by Naomi Alderman. Relax and grab a tea, beer or glass of wine, and get ready to talk books. 

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.