Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend
As we continue to get pummeled with snow, winter begins to heat up as resorts and businesses prepare for the onslaught of visitors over the holidays. Mother Nature has been nice enough to help us out lately, padding the hills, so the resorts can continue to open terrain that will help accommodate the masses. If you are looking for a little challenge this weekend but not necessarily an athletic one, I would highly recommend checking out Escape Room Breckenridge. This new business was just opened up this month by Nicolette Cusick, a Denverite who recently moved up to Summit after getting the new entertainment option off the ground. Escape rooms are super trendy right now — the concept of the game is to lock participants in a room, where they have to use observation and critical thinking skills to find clues and solve puzzles to escape. You will yell at your friends, scream in frustration but leave with a feeling of satisfaction. If you’re a nerd like me and into trivia nights and games like Trivial Pursuit, you’ll love it — check out a first-person account of the escape room in Breckenridge on Page A14.
Both the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and Breckenridge Backstage Theatre are prepping for new plays opening this weekend. In Dillon, the LDTC is presenting its last play of the season before moving out of the historic building it has been in for 21 years. The LDTC will move to the Outlets at Silverthorne for its 2016 season, before moving into the newly constructed Silverthorne Performing Arts Center in 2017. “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” brings the last great caper of Holmes and Watson to the stage in this mystery production, opening today. On the other side of the lake, also waiting for its new reconstructed home, the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre brings everyone’s favorite holiday movie to the stage in “A Christmas Story.” We’ve all watched the movie at least three times — each year — so it’s probably about time to see this local version instead.
FUNDRAISER FOR DAVE REPSHER
On Sunday, Nov. 22, 5th Avenue Grill is hosting a benefit to support Dave Repsher, a Flight for Life nurse who was severely injured in a helicopter crash on July 3. The event is from 6–8 p.m., and there will be appetizers and a silent auction. Nov. 22 is Repsher’s birthday.
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