5 January Events Not to Miss When Visiting the Frisco Lodge
Posted by: admin December 30th, 2015
From our family to yours, Happy New Year from the Frisco Lodge! With that being said, your post-holiday trip to Summit County, and our Frisco hotel in particular, brings with it a slew of activities and events to get yourself into this January. From Ullr Fest in Breckenridge to WinterBike at Copper Mountain, there are certainly no shortage of events to sink your teeth into this New Year. The following are five of our favorites to be sure not to miss.Winter
Ullr Fest in Breckenridge (January 13-16)
Dubbed as “Breckenridge’s celebration of snow, tradition and more fun than you can handle,” the Ullr Fest party on the streets of Breckenridge celebrates its 53rd year in 2016. Ullr (pronounced Oool-er), the winter god of Norse mythology, is celebrated in this annual tradition where one might witness skiers and snowboarders donning Viking hats, competitors flinging frying pans for prizes and over 12,000 fanatics cheering on the Ullr Parade with all of its wild and whacky float participants.
Skadi Fest in Vail (January 20-22)
Pronounced “Scotty,” Skadi is the Norse goddess of winter and inspires this inaugural women’s ski festival that is dubbed “a gathering of skiing goddesses, near and far.” Designed by women for women, this January festival in Vail caters to all female skiers, regardless of level, with customized on-mountain guided experiences, VIP events and female-specific equipment demonstrations from 12+ vendors. Participants will have the chance to view the women’s ski film premiere of Shifting Ice and Changing Tides, imbibe on appetizers and drinks, take part in culinary presentations and wine tasting education and receive a 20 percent discount on spa treatments at the Lodge at Vail and Arrabelle Spas. Space is limited, so make sure to register early.
Winter Bluegrass Weekend at Keystone (January 22-23)
Now in its fourth year, Keystone’s Winter Bluegrass Weekend includes two nights of acoustic roots and mountain culture with some amazing string bands at Warren Station at Keystone. This benefit for the Dercum Center will include familiar favorites such as the Haunted Windchimes and the Pine Beatles, as well as other big acts like the RailSplitters, Finnders and Yougberg, Justin Moses, Sierra Hull and more! If you want to get your own groove on, join in the Open Jams each afternoon at 5:30pm where you are invited to strum along with other pickers and players.
WinterBike at Copper (January 23-24)
This year’s WinterBike is the fifth installment of this popular Copper Mountain tradition that gives mountain bikers a chance to compete under the stars. This cross-country race supports the education and advocacy efforts of the Cloud City Wheelers with not only the competition, but with Fat Bike demos all weekend long. WinterBike is also a family affair with the kid’s JuniorBike and LittleBike races happening prior to the main race.
International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge (January 26-30)
This culturally diverse event brings together ice sculpting teams from all over the world as they descend upon Breckenridge for the International Snow Sculpture Championships around the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The four-person teams will be faced with the task of carving their own unique sculpture in 65 hours and will be judged by a panel of judges based on style, theme and technique. But, as a spectator, you get to cast your own vote for the People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice winners as well.
If you cannot make it to the championships, don’t fret as stomping week (snow blocks arrive – Jan. 18-22) and viewing week (Jan 30. – Feb. 7) are also great times to be in town to view the process in its entirety.
As you can see, January is a very busy month in the Colorado high country. Whether you’ve already scheduled your trip or are still in the planning process, make sure to include some of these January events when making your decisions on where to go and what to do. And as always, our Frisco bed & breakfast is the perfect spot to call home base as we are just minutes from each of these activities. Contact us for more information on these events.