Today’s top five things to do in Summit County |

Today’s top five things to do in Summit County

Through Jan. 9, 2016, the town of Frisco is accepting Christmas trees to fuel the Spontaneous Combustion bonfire occurring on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Trees must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, garland, tree stands and decorations prior to drop off at the Frisco Bay Marina dirt lot at the corner of Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 and Marina Road. Only real trees will be accepted, and no other materials will be accepted including but not limited to building supplies and packaging. The tree drop off is open 24 hours a day. The Spontaneous Combustion bonfire is part of Frisco’s Gold Rush events. On Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, the town of Frisco and Frisco Nordic Center will host the 46th annual Frisco Gold Rush. Frisco’s Gold Rush is the longest-running Nordic event in Colorado and features classic and skate ski races of various distances. These legendary races serve as a benefit to the Summit Nordic Ski Club and a portion of the proceeds raised will help send local athletes to Junior Nationals. The ski events are followed by the Spontaneous Combustion bonfire fueled by Christmas trees at 6 p.m. and with fireworks at 8 p.m.
Todd Powell / town of Frisco |

Beyond V1 Nordic Skate Clinic

Breckenridge, Jan. 3

10 a.m., Gold Run Nordic Center, 200 Clubhouse Dr. This cross country ski clinic works on techniques to make your skating as efficient, fast and fun as possible in any terrain. $20 per clinic. (970) 453-1734.

Woodward Winter Classes

Copper Mountain, Jan. 4

4 p.m., Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Circle. Mini Class, Ninja Training Class and Kids Skateboard Class all kick off for the winter.

Brexpedition Tour

Breckenridge, Jan. 4

11 a.m., Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S Main St. This enlightening orientation will provide the 411 on where to eat, shop and play in town interspersed with intriguing facts about historic Breck. This is a must-do event if you are new to town, or just want a better handle on where the gondola is, where to grab lunch with the kids, where to get your Breck souvenirs, and of course, where to go learn about the wonderfully rich history of this charming town.

Chocolate Village/Holiday Display

Keystone, Jan. 3

Keystone Lodge & Spa. New this year are several STAR WARS additions to the presents under the tree. The first day of our display coincides with the opening date of the newest Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. All made from chocolate we are adding R2D2, C3po, At-AT walker, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader, Storm trooper, Millennium falcon, TIE fighter pilot, and introducing BB-8.

To view a full listing of today’s events visit

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User