A&E briefs: All-female avalanche safety course at Copper Mountain | SummitDaily.com

A&E briefs: All-female avalanche safety course at Copper Mountain

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
The fourth-annual Bighorn Toyota Ski Country Brew: Drink Beer for Charity is going on now through the end of December, with 100 percent of Summit County Holiday Brew proceeds benefitting Summit County Cares.
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SAFE AS comes to Copper Mountain on Sunday, Dec. 21. This event features a women’s-only introduction to avalanche safety course with some of the industry’s best, including Elyse Saugstad, Michelle Parker and Robin Van Gyn. Women ages 14 and older have access to yoga with Sherry McConkey, classroom instruction, small group on-snow instruction and an après party with a raffle for great prizes. Registration is required; visit http://www.coppercolorado.com for more information.

Holiday tree recycling

Take your tree to one of four drop sites in Summit County.

• Silverthorne — Head north on State Highway 9 past the Silverthorne Elementary School, and turn right into the driveway just before the Town Water Treatment Facility.

• Dillon — Town Hall parking lot at 275 Lake Dillon Drive.

• Frisco — Frisco Bay Marina at 267 Marina Road.

• Breckenridge — Stilson Lot on Stables Drive; head up Wellington Road, and turn right on Stables Drive.

For more information, call (970) 668-5703 or visit http://www.highcountryconservation.org.

Drink a beer for a cause The fourth-annual Bighorn Toyota Ski Country Brew: Drink Beer for Charity is going on now through the end of December, with 100 percent of Summit County Holiday Brew proceeds benefitting Summit County Cares.

Bighorn Toyota and Ski Country are excited to once again offer their High Country communities the opportunity to drink beer for charity during the holidays. The specially brewed Extra Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewery is for sale at liquor stores in Eagle and Summit counties throughout December.

Each participating liquor store will have a point-of-purchase display to encourage customers to buy this special, limited-edition holiday beer. Customers who purchase Ski Country Brew can opt to enter to win one pair of four-day general admission tickets to Country Jam 2015.

Visit http://www.crazymountainbrewery.com for more information.

— Compiled by Krista Driscoll

Keystone Resort donates coats and food to community

Keystone recently donated coats and nonperishable food items to local families in need through the Family and Intercultural Resource Center, a nonprofit working with families and individuals in Summit County.

Keystone’s Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel, signature restaurants located atop North Peak, hosted their annual coat drive Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13, and collected 156 coats to be donated to FIRC for local families in need. Guests received a 50 percent discount on their check at either restaurant when donating a coat.

The Keystone Lodge and Spa collected 450 nonperishable food items during its fall collection, far surpassing its goal of 300 items. The Keystone Lodge and Spa has donated more than 1,000 nonperishable items to the FIRC this year via seasonal food drives. Patrons donating items received discounts on select spa services.

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit http://www.keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889.

Silverthorne’s ice rink, warming hut at North Pond Park now open

The town of Silverthorne North Pond Park Ice Rink is officially open for the season. North Pond Park is located directly across the street from the Silverthorne Elementary School at Hamilton Creek Road and State Highway 9.

Free amenities include a warming hut, restrooms, parking and access to some of the best true pond skating in Summit County. Bring your own skates, hot chocolate and hockey sticks, and play all day. Non-skaters can view the rink while staying warm inside the heated warming hut or relax on the dock while watching the fun. Skating is available from dawn to dusk, and the warming hut is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming events at North Pond include Twilight Skate, complete with warm chili and moon pies around the fire pit on Sunday, Jan. 25, and the Colorado Pond Hockey Tournament on the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 14.

The North Pond ice is plowed and maintained by Silverthorne’s Public Works Department as time allows, with street and sidewalk maintenance being the town’s first priority. For more information or to register for events, call the Recreation Center at (970) 262-7370 or visit http://www.silverthorne.org.

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