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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!