Category Archives: Summit County Events

Where to find fun and exciting activities in and around Summit County, CO.

Mountain Events: New Year’s Eve 2016

Mountain Events: New Year’s Eve 2016


Summit County has a ton to offer for everyone this New Year’s Eve. Bring in 2016 up in the High Country!

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Thursday, December 31st: New Year’s Eve 

Copper Mountain: New Years Eve Moonlight in the Mountains – Mid Mountain Dinner and Party at Solitude Station. (Various times)

Breckenridge Resort: New Year’s Eve in Breckenridge – Including a Glow-Warm Parade, Torch Light Parade, Fireworks in Town.  (Various Times)

Keystone Resort: Keystone’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Including Torch Light Parade, Fireworks. (Various Times)

Warren Station Concert with Trout Steak Revival & Gipsy Moon: Keystone, CO. (8:30pm – 12:30am)

Dillon Dam Brewery: Banned In Japan New Year’s Eve Bash (9:30pm, Dillon)
The Barkley Ballroom: Leadville Cherokee, 70’s DISCO SET AT MIDNIGHT (8:30pm, Frisco)
Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern: All‑Star Funky New Year’s Eve  (10pm, Keystone)
Vail Holidaze New Year’s  Eve: Torch Light Parade (6:30pm, Vail)
*Arapahoe Basin’s Moonlight Dinner Series has Sold Out this year, but be sure to consider it for next!

Tuesday is Colorado Gives Day!

Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 8th


The Retriever Rescue of Colorado is the organization that Dan and I got Playa from as a puppy. They are an amazing organization that does great work. Without them we wouldn’t have our girl. They were able to rescue Playa’s mom and get the puppies to loving and caring homes.

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Their mission statement: Believing that all Retrievers deserve a safe, loving home, the mission of Retriever Rescue of Colorado is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted retrievers and to promote public education on animal-related issues.

Dan and I are volunteers that do home visits for any Summit County potential adoptions. Again we can not recommend this rescue enough. Please consider them tomorrow, Tuesday December 8th on Colorado Gives Day!

Click here to Learn More or Give today! 

Thanks!

Anne Skinner

Mountain Events: December 5th – 6th

Saturday, December 5th

Snowmobiling Tour: 8:00a, 10a, 12:30p, 2:30p First-time to advanced – Dillon.

Colorado Demo Days: 8:30a – 4:00p – Copper Mountain.

Gold Run Nordic Center: Opening Day* 9:00a – Breckenridge.

Wassil Days: 9:00a – Frisco.

Never Summer & Icelantic Demo: 9:00a to 4:00p – Arapahoe Basin.

Book & Bake Sale: 9:00a – Summit County Library, Frisco.

Santa Visits the Museum: 10:00a – Frisco Historic Park.

Arts as a Catalyst for Community Development: 10:00a – Lake Dillon Theatre, Dillon.

Rail Jam: 10:30a – Arapahoe Basin.

Fat Bike Open: 12:00p – Gold Run Nordic Center, Breckenridge.

Ski Ball: 6:00p – Keystone Conference Center.

Canvas Painting Party: 7:00p – Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure: 7:30p – Lake Dillon Theatre Co., Dillon.

DJ Appearance: 9:00p – The Sebastian Hotel, Vail.

Vail Nordic Club Ski Swap: All Day – Homesteak Peak Middle School Gym, Avon.

Lighting of Breckenridge & The Race of Santas: All day activities – Breckenridge.

Sunday, December 6th

Colorado Demo Days: 8:30a – 4:00p – Copper Mountain.

Puppy Playtime: 10:00a, 6-12 months old – Petco, Dillon.

Arts Alive Gallery: 11:00a La Cima Mall – Breckenridge.

Gingerbread Houses Accepted: 12:00p – Summit County Library, Frisco.

Soup Cup Classic: 4:00p Frisco Adventure Park – Frisco.

Vail Valley Band: 7:00p – Route 6 Cafe, Vail.

 

 

Mountain Events: November 27th-29th

Friday, November 27th 2015

Snowmobiling Tour: 8:00a, 10a, 12:30p, 2:30p First-time to advanced – Dillon.

Adult Drop-In Hockey: 8:30a Stephen C. West Ice Arena – Breckenridge.

Snowcat Santa & Fireworks: 6:30p Snowcat Parade, 7p Tree Lighting & Santa Visit, 8p Fireworks – Copper Mountain.

Family Gym Time: 10a Breckenridge Recreation center – Breckenridge.

Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows: 3p &8p Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek. (And more info.)

The Swing Crew: 3p The Last Lift Bar, live music – Keystone Resort.

A Christmas Story: 4p Riverwalk Center, Backstage Theatre – Breckenridge.

Late Night, Date Night, Create Night!: 7p ReadyPaintFire! – Breckenridge.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company – Dillon.

Soulful, Sexy Blues and Rock of Rachel & the Ruckus: 9:30p Snake River Saloon – Keystone.

Saturday, November 28th 2015

Stick & Puck Sessions: 10a Stephen C. West Ice Arena – Breckenridge.

Art of the Valley Gallery Opening for Thanksgiving Weekend: 10:30a Chapel Square – Avon.

Go Pro Yam Jam: 11a Center Village – Copper Mountain.

Silversmithing with Martha Peterson Glomb: 12p Hot Shop – Breckenridge.

Meet the Critters: 1p Petco – Dillon.

The Swing Crew: 3p The Last Lift Bar – Keystone Resort.

Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows: 5p & 8p Vilar Performing Arts Center – Vail.

Under A Blood Red Sky – The U2 Tribute: 7:30p Riverwalk Center – Breckenridge.

Soulful, Sexy Blues/Rock of Rachel & the Ruckus: 9:30p Snake River Saloon – Keystone.

Sunday, November 29th 2015

Free Puppy Playtime 0-6months: 10a Petco – Dillon.

Public Skate Session: 1:15p Stephen C. West Ice Arena – Breckenridge.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure: 6:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company – Dillon.

Vail Valley Band: 7p Route 6 Café – Vail.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Some fun Summit County Thanksgiving Day Events:

  • Keystone Thanksgiving. Click Here for more information.
  • Kidtopia opening at Keystone, November 27th
  • Turkey Day 5k: Town of Frisco. Click Here for more information.
  • Frisco Adventure Park Opening, November 26th
  • Midnight Madness at the Outlets at Silverthorne: November 26th 8pm-12am, November 27th 8am-8pm

Mountain Events: Thanksgiving Week 2015

Friday, November 20th 2015

Vail Mountain Opening Day!

Adult Drop-In Hockey: 8:30am Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

Free Co-working to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week: 9:00am Elevate CoSpace. Click Here for more information.

Adult Co-Ed Drop-In Volleyball: 6:00pm Red Sandstone Elementary School Gym, Vail. Click Here for more information.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure: 7:30pm Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Dillon. Click Here for more information.

Country Western Dance: 8pm Silverthorne Pavilion. Click Here for more information.

American Babies: 9:00pm Barkley Ballroom, Frisco. Click Here for more information.

Cold River City: 9:30pm Snake River Salon, Keystone. Click Here for more information.

 

Saturday, November 21st 2015

Adult Drop-In Tennis Clinic: 10:30am Keystone Tennis Center. Click Here for more information.

Met Opera Live in HD: Lulu, Berg: 10:30am Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

First Tracks, U.S. Ski Team Naming: 1:00pm Copper Mountain. Click Here for more information.

Meet The Critters: 1:00pm Petco, Dillon. Click Here for more information.

Cold River City: 9:30pm Snake River Saloon, Keystone. Click Here for more information.

 

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Free Puppy Playtime 0-6months: 11:00am Petco, Dillon. Click here for more information.

Public Skate Session: 1:15pm Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

A Christmas Story: 6:00pm Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

Sherlok Holmes: The Final Adventure: 6:30pm Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Dillon. Click Here for more information.

Vail Valley Band: 7:00pm Route 6 Café, Vail. Click Here for more information.


 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • Keystone Thanksgiving. Click Here for more information.
  • Kidtopia opening at Keystone, November 27th
  • Turkey Day 5k: Town of Frisco. Click Here for more information.
  • Frisco Adventure Park Opening, November 26th
  • Midnight Madness at the Outlets at Silverthorne: November 26th 8pm-12am, November 27th 8am-8pm

Opening Soon:

Vail: November 20th

Beaver Creek: November 25th


 

 Summit County Spas:

Some of my favorite spas for either a quick treatment or a full day retreat.

Refresh Spa: Grand Timber Lodge, Breckenridge. (970) 547-3624

Sooth Spa: Grand Lodge on Peak 7. (970) 547-8701

Bodyworks Spa & Massage: Frisco, CO. (970) 668-5859

Corpus Sanus Spa: Dillon, CO. (970) 513-6550

Elan-Life Spa: Silverthorne, CO. (970) 368-6680

photo cred: EP

CAIC Benefit Bash 2015

The CAIC Benefit Bash 2015

Tonight is one of my favorite events of the year – the CAIC Annual Fundraiser.  CAIC stands for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Alpine Touring has become increasingly popular in the mountains in the last few years.  It is a great way to get out and enjoy the snow without the crowds at the ski resort.  It also allows you to access terrain that might otherwise be out of reach.  Danny and I have been getting into the sport slowly but surely as we love to bring our dog, Playa, with us whenever we can.  However, we are fully aware that there are inherent risks with skiing in the back country.  CAIC has been a hugely important resource for us in understanding the avalanche danger.  Not only do they put out daily avalanche danger reports which are vital to reading the terrain, but also they are a great resource in learning about avalanche safety. No backcountry excursion should be without CAIC’s forecast, Beacon, Probe, and Shovel.

The fundraiser this evening helps to provide funds for continuing the great work that they are already doing.  The fundraiser begins at 5pm tonight at Breckenridge’s Riverwalk center.  There will be dinner, drinks, silent auctions and tons of give aways. Buy your tickets now at www.avalanche.state.co.us/caic-benefit-bash/ as it always sells out.  I hope to see you there! (And if it is sold out please still consider giving CAIC your support because again without them the Backcountry would be even harder to access).

More Avalanche Awareness Information

Colorado’s avalanche terrain is inherently more unstable because it is a continental snowpack:

Continental avalanche climate:
(From MetEd)

  • Relatively shallow snowpack with settled mid-winter snow depths less than 5 feet (1.5 m)
  • Less frequent storms with lower-density snow than the maritime climate
  • Long periods of drought with very cold temperatures during winter
  • Temperatures variable throughout winter, leading to more varied layers within the snowpack
  • Both direct action avalanches and delayed-action avalanches are common and often involve layers deep within the snowpack; the pack can remain unstable and avalanches may be triggered even weeks after last significant storm

It is very important to have a basic knowledge of the snowpack before you enter the backcountry in Colorado because of this. The Rockies offer an endless playground of activities including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and skinning,  just to name a few, and with the right knowledge and acceptance of the risks involved the backcountry can be an amazing experience for everyone.

MetEd Avalanche Information

There are a ton of educational opportunities in the State of Colorado. I highly recommend an AIARE Avy Level 1 course. This level teaches you have to read the terrain, understand the avalanche forecasts, use and test your beacon, probe, and shovel, and gets you familiar with the mindset needed to make informed in the moment decisions.

CAIC is a great resource for finding the right course for you. Here is a Calendar of their education opportunities. These classes are not only informative, but also very fun!

There’s so much more out there than resort skiing, and Summit County has endless opportunities for backcountry exploration. Get out there, have fun, and most importantly be safe!

Anne Skinner

Mountain Events: November 14th-15th

Saturday, November 14th 2015

Shopping Extravaganza: 9:00am Outlets at Silverthorne. Click Here for more information.

Bounce and Tumble: 9:30am Silverthorne Recreation Center. Click Here for more information.

Creative Writing Club: 10:30am South Branch Summit County Library. Click Here for more information.

Girls on the Run: 11:00am Summit County Middle School, Frisco. Click Here for more information.

“Blizzard of Aahhh’s!” Screening: 5:00pm & 8:00pm Warren Station Center of the Arts, Keystone. Click Here for more information.

8th Annual CAIC Benefit: 5:00pm Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

 

Sunday, November 15th 2015

Glass Fusing: 12:00pm Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

Public Skate Session: 1:15pm Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Click Here for more information.

Nordic Ski Swap: All Day Breckenridge Nordic Center. Click Here for more information.

Summit Ski Exhibit: All Day Summit Ski Museum, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.


 

Winter is Finally Here

Mountains Open
Arapahoe Basin
Breckenridge
Copper Mountain
Keystone
Loveland Ski Area

Opening Soon
Vail: November 20th
Beaver Creek: November 25th


 

Summit County Spas

Some of my favorite spas for either a quick treatment or a full day retreat.

Refresh Spa: Grand Timber Lodge, Breckenridge. (970) 547-3624
Sooth Spa: Grand Lodge on Peak 7. (970) 547-8701
Bodyworks Spa & Massage: Frisco, CO. (970) 668-5859
Corpus Sanus Spa: Dillon, CO. (970) 513-6550
Elan-Life Spa: Silverthorne, CO. (970) 368-6680

Mountain Events: November 6th-8th, 2015

Friday, November 6th 2015

Keystone Resort: OPENING DAY! 9am Lift start turning. Click Here for more information.

Adult Drop-In Hockey: 8:30am Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

Pray for Powder Party: 4:00pm Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon. Click Here for more information.

Climbing Club: 4:30pm Breckenridge Recreation Center. Ages 6-11. Click Here for more information.

Public Skate Session: 7:30pm Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Click Here for more information.

Grant Farm: 9:30pm Snake River Saloon, Keystone. Click Here for more information.

Beak Nasty: 9:00pm Barkley Ballroom, Frisco. Click Here for more information.

Saturday, November 7th 2015

Weekend Yoga: 9:30am Boy Essential Pilates, Dillon. Click Here for more information.

Adult Drop-In Tennis Clinic: 10:30am Keystone Tennis Center. Click Here for more information.

Woodward Copper Barn Bash: 2:00pm Woodward, Copper Mountain. Click Here for more information.

Get Stoked Winter Film Series – Take One: 5:30pm Warren Station Center for the Arts, Keystone. Click Here for more information.

La Catrina String Quartet: 7:30pm CMC Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

Grant Farm: 9:30pm Snake River Saloon, Keystone. Click Here for more information.

Sunday, November 8th 2015

Candy Give Back Program: All Day Stork & Bear, Frisco. Click Here for more information

Mother Daughter Tea Party: 1:00pm Larkspur Restaurant, Vail. Click Here for more information.

Public Skate Session: 1:15pm Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Click Here for more information.

Vail Valley Band: 7:00pm Route 6 Café Vail. Click Here for more information.

Face Vocal Band: 7:30pm Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek. Click Here for more information.


Mountain Updates:

 

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Loveland Opening Day
Mountains Open:
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Loveland Ski Area
Opening this Weekend:
  • Keystone Ski Resort
Opening Soon:
  • Copper Mountain: November 13th
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort: November 13th
  • Vail: November 20th
  • Beaver Creek: November 25th  

 New Restaurant:

Tavern West:

“Tavern West features new American dishes crafted from all-natural meats and seafood, sourced locally whenever possible. With a wood-burning grill, a smoker and a rotisserie in his arsenal of culinary tools, Chef Ryan Worthen creates layers of flavor reminiscent of family favorites, but not easily found at home.”

What’s Going on in the Mountains: October 30th-November 1st

Friday, October 30th 2015

Adult Drop-In Hockey: 8:30am Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

Barney Ford House Museum: 11:00am Barney Ford Victorian Home. Click Here for more information.

Bucks vs. Colorado Rampage: 7:50pm Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Click Here for more information.

Frisco’s Haunted House: 6pm Frisco Welcome Center. Click Here for more information.

Saturday, October 31st  2015

Yoga: 8:00am Epic Mountain Gear Frisco. Click Here for more information.

Adult Drop-In Tennis Clinic: 10:30am Keystone Tennis Center. Click Here for more information.

Ghostly Tales: 7:00pm Dredge Restaurant Breckenridge. Click Here for more information.

Bucks vs. Colorado Rampage: 7:50pm Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Click Here for more information.

Tony Black Summit, Jessica Jones: 9:30am Snake River Saloon. Click Here for more information.

Frisco’s Haunted House: 6pm Frisco Welcome Center. Click Here for more information.

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street: 6pm Frisco Main Street. Click Here for more information.

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Minturn Monster Dash 3m, Tombstone 10m, Candy Corn Kids: 10am The Minturn Saloon. Click Here for more information.

Public Skate Session: 1:15pm Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Click Here for more information.

Renewable Energy Workshop. 1pm Beaver Ponds Enviornmental Education. Click Here for more information.

Vail Valley Band: 7:00pm Route 6 Café Vail. Click Here for more information.


 

Some off-season Restaurant deals: 

*The end of the off-season is near, be sure to ask about these deals when dining out: 

 

Blue River Bistro: ½ off bottle of wines

Quandry Grille: Two for One Entrees with purchase of appetizer and beverage

Dillon Dam Brewery: 30% Off Pub Dinners 5-10pm

Nozawa: 50% off Select Sushi Rolls & Kitchen Entrees

Silverheels: 2 for 1 Dinner Entrees

Kemosabe Sushi Bar: 25% off Total Bill 6-10pm

Hearthstone Restaurant: 2 for 1 Entrees Monday-Wednesday

Blue Spruce Inn: Every Dinner Entrée 1/3 Price

Mi Casa: 2 for 1 Dinner Entrees (dining passport required) Sun-Wed

Keystone Ranch: 3 for $33 October 8th-10th


 

New Restaurant:

Tavern West:

“Tavern West features new American dishes crafted from all-natural meats and seafood, sourced locally whenever possible. With a wood-burning grill, a smoker and a rotisserie in his arsenal of culinary tools, Chef Ryan Worthen creates layers of flavor reminiscent of family favorites, but not easily found at home.”

Anne Skinner, Best Summit County Realtor, Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge, Vail, Summit County, Events, Calendar, Real Estate, CO Mountain Real Estate, Silverthorne, Keystone, Copper Mountain,