Seniors of Summit County, CO
December 24, 2015
It's easy to stay young in Summit County, especially when you meet 70-year-olds who ski more vertical in a week than some younger folks get in a month. So if you need some inspiration, check out Summit County Seniors.
The group welcomes permanent residents and seasonal visitors ages 55 and older. And guess what? The annual dues are a whopping $10.
The active members enjoy every outdoor activity imaginable. They're also involved in plenty of volunteer opportunities. The Summit County Community and Senior Center organizes rafting trips, hiking and biking clubs, and trips to concerts, theater performances, sporting events, historic locations and other attractions.
Year-round activities include bridge, yoga classes, computer classes and book clubs. The center, located near the County Commons in Frisco, hosts luncheons on Tuesday and Thursday, and dinner on Monday, prepared by their own professional chef.
go over the hill
Copper Mountain Over the Hill Gang began in 1977, when three older ski instructors banded together to support one another's skiing at a time when their friends and family were leaving the sport because of age. They believed skiing was a lifelong sport, and Copper's hundreds of members live by that, skiing four times a week. The key word at Copper is "camaraderie." Weeklong memberships are available to visitors.
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Loosey Goosey is a local social group for senior skiers that hosts weekly après ski wine and cheese gatherings during the ski season. Members are singles and couples age 50 and older with a common interest of skiing, boarding and an overall good time.
Throughout each week members ski with senior groups at local resorts (Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Loveland, Copper and Vail) and then come together one afternoon a week at the popular socials.
Members come from all walks of life, from all over the United States, and welcome visitors to join the fun. The group is affiliated with Over the Hill Gang international.
Summit County Community and Senior Center
Copper Mountain Over the Hill Gang
Over the Hill Gang International