Snowy Days and Holiday Craze in Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Monday, December 4, 2017

December has brought the snow and it finally feels like winter is here in Summit County. Celebrate the holiday season this week with ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cider drinking and gift giving. 

Photo: Town of Silverthorne Facebook

Winter Wonderland Ice Show

This Friday, December 8, is the Winter Wonderland Ice Show at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. The biannual skate show will feature holiday figure skating performances by local youth and adults. Tickets are $6.50 and may be purchased at the door.

Photo: Town of Breckenridge Recreation Department

Wassail Days

You know winter is here when it’s Wassail Days in Frisco (this year is the 10th annual event). From December 1 to 10, taste local businesses’ special hot spiced cider. Try all the different secret recipes around town and fill out your 12 Sips of Wassail Card. When your card is full, bring it to the Frisco/Copper Information Center in exchange for a commemorative Frisco Wassail Days mug. Aside from cider, there are other wonderful seasonal treats and events offered throughout the week.

Friday, December 8, is the Wassail Night at the Museum. December 9 there is Breakfast with Santa at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Frisco, a benefit event for the Summit County Preschool. Santa will visit the Historic Park & Museum later at 11 a.m. Check the full schedule online for more events and details.

Photo: Everything Summit

Grand Prix

This week don’t miss the 2018 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. From December 6 to 10 the world’s best snowboarders and skiers will compete in Halfpipe and Big Air competitions. The event is a qualifier for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Aside from the incredible spectacle on the snow, guests can enjoy a vendor village and live music by 40oz to Freedom. Check the online schedule for a full list of events and times.

Photo: FIS Freestyle Skiing Facebook

Trivia Night

Come to Cala Pub & Restaurant every Sunday night at 9 p.m. for Trivia Night. The event is for adults age 21 and older. Winners will receive prizes.

Ski Tour Seminar

Tuesday, December 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. FDRD will host a Seminar for Winter Ski and Snowshoe Touring at the Summit County Senior Center. The free event will teach participants about the latest gear, safety measures, navigation tools, avalanche awareness and how to prepare for local trips.

Photo: Everything Summit

Adopt an Angel

This Tuesday, December 12, help hundreds of families and about 800 children enjoy a full and merry holiday season. The Silverthorne Pavilion will transform into a toy factory where gifts and toys will be given to pre-approved families and local nonprofits. The Family & Intercultural Resource Center is coordinating the event and will be accepting financial donations to support the program. For volunteering or donation information, visit the FIRC website.

Photo: Adopt an Angel Facebook

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.

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.