Explore, Learn and Make A Difference in Summit This Week

By Samantha Blair | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This week in Summit County there are fun opportunities to explore, celebrate and make a difference. Raise money while hitting the slopes or attending a casino fundraiser. Learn about epic ski travels and plan your own. Explore fine ice sculptures in the morning and attend a cooking class in the afternoon. This week's events feature unique stores and happenings to create some variety in your life. 

Photo: High Fives Foundation Facebook

Ski Adventure Stories

On Thursday, January 25, starting at 6:30 p.m., listen to Ski Adventures with Art Burrows at Frisco Nordic Center. With his award-winning photography, Burrows will recount the first free-heeled ascent and descent of Canada’s highest peak, Mt. Logan, his 37 explorations in British Colombia and ski mountaineering through the Gore Range. There will be complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

Photo: Art Burrows Photography Facebook

Winter Family Welcome Party

On Friday, January 26, plan the perfect winter vacation at the Winter Family Welcome Party at Keystone Lodge and Spa. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. the whole family can enjoy fun activities like a photo booth, cookie decorating, a bounce house and crafts. Keystone representatives will be present to help plan activities, dining, ski and ride school classes and more for your next vacation. Afterward, head over to Lakeside Village for a fireworks display.

Feel Good Fridays

Feel even better about skiing on Fridays. On Fridays January 26, February 23, March 2 and April 13, tickets are only $85 at Copper Mountain, and $5 from every lift ticket purchased will go toward High Fives and Adaptive Action Sports. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. There will also be $1 off draft beer and well cocktails at Ten Mile Tavern and giveaways in Burning Stones Plaza.

Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook

Eat Your Electrons

Join Dr. Lisa Julian Ph.D. on Saturday, January 27, at Elevated Yoga & Holistic Health for a special food awareness event. Between a hands-on cooking demo, tasting and lecture, participants will learn how the nutrients and chemicals in foods and other substances we consume affect and support the essential functions of our body. The event is $25 per person, and the time is 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Register online.

Photo: Elevated Yoga, Everything Summit

Casino Night

Friends of Dillon Ranger District’s (FDRD) inaugural signature fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. Casino Night will feature blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

Photo: Friends of Dillon Ranger District, Everything Summit

International Snow Sculpture Championships

The 28th annual International Snow Sculpture Championships will be held at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge through Monday, January 29. Using only hand tools, artists from around the world carve incredible sculptures from 12-foot-tall and 25-ton blocks of snow. From Tuesday, January 23, to Friday, January 26 you can watch the blocks being transformed into masterpieces. The sculptures can be viewed until January 29. Viewers can participate in the People’s Choice Vote for $1. 

Photo: Town of Breckenridge, Everything Summit

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.

Shopping in Summit this Week

Spend $100 or more in store at Podium Sports during the month of January to be entered to win a pair of Kastle BMX 115 skis. The big mountain skis are perfect for all snow conditions. Stop in today for any of your ski or bike needs.

Photo: Podium Sports, Everything Summit

If you’re looking for a different type of shopping experience that rocks, check out Nature’s Own in downtown Breckenridge. You'll find fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and more. There are thousands of unique pieces for serious collectors or amateur rock enthusiasts. Make sure you say hi to the shop dog, Stella Luna!

Photo: Nature's Own, Everything Summit


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.