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Dec 15, 2017 // Grace Hernden

Summit County is an incredible place to visit during any time of year, and it is exceptionally spectacular during the holidays! There are a variety of activities for families and individuals of all ages to enjoy. Here are a few events and activities that you definitely don’t want to miss:

Holiday shows and events:

A Rocky Mountain Christmas | December 14-29 | Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

A heartwarming, holiday musical for the whole family. A surprise snowstorm brings together the members of a mountain community for a makeshift Christmas Eve celebration in 1880s Breckenridge, attended by the “snowshoe preacher” himself, Father John Lewis Dyer.

Holiday Follies | December 20-23 | Lake Dillon Theatre Company

Celebrate the holiday season with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. This holiday variety show features yuletide classics, comic interludes, and audience favorites with special guest performers to liven up the festivities!

copper torchlight 2Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Kid’s Glow Pageant | December 24 | Copper Mountain

On Christmas Eve, Copper Mountain will dazzle with yet another visit from Santa himself, along with a children’s Glowstick Pageant and a Torchlight Parade down Main Vein.

New Year’s Eve Dine & Ski | December 31 | Copper Mountain

Send out 2017 in style with a special meal from Chef David Taladay live music from Beau Thomas, and complimentary beverages including a champagne toast. Then, hop on your skis or snowboard for a moonlit ride back down to Center Village.

Note: All participants must be intermediate skiers/snowboarders, ages 12+.


What to do this weekend:

Dew Tour | December 14-17 | Breckenridge

Winter Dew Tour Ski and Snowboard Competition and Festival will return to Breckenridge December 14-17. The event will serve as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing competitions. The Dew Tour will also host Team Challenge and Streetstyle competitions and a calendar of fan-based activities, as part of TEN and Mountain Dew’s commitment to further style and creativity in action sports.

  •  Halfpipe and Slopestyle Competitions
  • Jib, Jump and Pipe Team Challenges
  • Streetstyle Competition Friday, Dec. 15 at 6pm
  • Dew Tour Concert – Featuring The Floozies + Anomalie
  • Riders Poll & Powder Awards










Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family:

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Breckenridge – Stephen C. West Ice Arena
This is the only indoor ice rink in the county, and there is also an outdoor sheet of ice, weather permitting. The rink is located on Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge. Schedule, rental info and admission rates.

Keystone Ice Rink – Lakeside Village
The ice rink at the Adventure Center in the Keystone Village is the largest Zamboni maintained outdoor rink in the United States and also puts up hockey boards for broomball and hockey. Schedule, rental info and admission rates. 


Fun for the kids and a serious workout walking up those hills. There are several hills for public sledding, as opposed to organized tubing. You must have your own sled to use these hills and they are not groomed or supervised.

Carter Park
Breckenridge’s sledding hill is at Carter Park located at the end of High Street on the East side of Main Street, behind Breckenridge Elementary School. Turn onto Adams from Main Street and then right on High Street. Carter Park also has a Dog Park and public tennis courts as well as a Pavilion that may be rented for events.

Frisco Adventure Park
This small hill suitable for younger children is off the Nordic Center parking lot and attracts a lot of locals.

Rainbow Park
The town of Silverthorne Recreation Center has two small hills on the playing fields behind the Recreation Center at 430 Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, CO 80498. There is also a playground next to the smaller hill.

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