OpenSnow’s Gratz to speak at Friday ‘Winter Kickoff’ event in Breckenridge |

OpenSnow’s Gratz to speak at Friday ‘Winter Kickoff’ event in Breckenridge

The streets of Breckenridge are blanketed with powder in the wake of consecutive snowstorms in recent days.
Courtesy Breckenridge Ski Resort

Mountain Outdoor Recreation Alliance, the Breckenridge Film Festival, the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Breckenridge Ski Resort will jointly host a “Winter Kickoff” event at Riverwalk Center on Friday from 5-8:30 p.m.

The event will feature a 6 p.m. talk by Joel Gratz, the founder of the weather forecasting website OpenSnow, which is dedicated to chronicling skiing and riding snow conditions.

The event will also feature a 7 p.m. showing of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s new documentary, Above Treeline, about the resort’s highest-elevation skiing and riding terrain and the people behind it. The night will also feature a meet-and-greet with local nonprofits, including SOS Outreach, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, High Country Conservation Center and more.

Tickets are free for the event, which, according to the registration link online, is already sold out. That said, those interested can still sign-up to be put on the wait list. Though free, attendees are encouraged to donate to the featured nonprofits.

To find out more information and to RSVP, go to

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