Winter is Coming to Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This week’s colder temperatures and dustings of snow have everyone gearing up for winter. Take this time of transition to enjoy some of the philanthropic opportunities around the county and give back to the place that we all love to live and play in. Wish there was a little more snow? Check out the TGR film and other snow-related opportunities and events for this winter. 

Photo: Town of Frisco Facebook

Make a Difference Day

This Saturday, October 13, is Make a Difference Day in Breckenridge, Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. service projects in each town include building a community garden shed and helping maintain the Willow Grove Open Space, Lake Dillon and Valley Brook cemeteries. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting mucky. After, everyone will meet for a lunch at the Frisco Day Lodge. 

Time Capsule

This Friday, October 12, at 2:30 p.m. come to the Frisco Historic Park & Museum to see the time capsule reveal from the Summit High School Class of 1988. Enjoy this free community event in conjunction with the celebration of the Museum’s 25th Anniversary.

TGR Film

Check out Teton Gravity Research’s newest ski and snowboard film, Far Out, at the Dillon Dam Brewery on October 15 at 8:30 p.m. Entry is $8 at the door and includes a raffle ticket. 

Photo: Teton Gravity Research Facebook

Grab dinner beforehand at Pho Bay II. The local favorite Vietnamese restaurant has moved! Now you can enjoy traditional pho, noodle and rice bowls, along with other Vietnamese delicacies, in the new Silverthorne location on Summit Place.

Photo: Everything Summit, Pho Bay II

Young Professionals Networking Event

Tuesday, October 16, head to Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a Young Professional Kickoff Party. The Breck Mountain Rotary is launching a young professionals networking group to help meet the needs of the Summit community.

Photo: Everything Summit, Burke & Riley's Irish Pub

Backcountry Ski Guides & Safety

Colorado Adventure Guides are offering private backcountry skiing trips this winter. Learn the value of earning your turns while you traverse alpine ridgelines and summit snow-covered peaks (maybe even a fourteener!) Colorado Adventure Guides provides professionally trained guides who can find the best snow and assess avalanche potential and dangerous conditions. If you want to practice your own backcountry skills and rescue techniques, sign up for the avalanche safety courses CAG will be hosting this winter.

Photo: Everything Summit, Colorado Adventure Guides

To see more Summit County events this week, check out our Daytime and Nightlife listings.

Coming Up

Shopping Extravaganza

The 13th Annual Shopping Extravaganza is November 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Outlets at Silverthorne. For $25, participants can enjoy a catered lunch, a wine tasting, entertainment, exclusive discounts and a prize ticket to win more than $50,000 in gift cards and prizes. Half of each ticket will go directly to the charity of your choice. Register here.


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.