5 Winter Wonderland Events in January
Posted by: admin January 6th, 2017
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.
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 54th year in 2017. 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.
With over 100 limited-edition skis and snowboards from Icelantic and Never Summer to give away, you have more opportunities than ever before to win free gear. If you can’t make it up to Copper, don’t worry – we’re bringing Capture The Cube down to Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs this year.
Now in its fifth 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.
Jan. 21 - 22nd, competitors fight for more qualification points at this competition taking place in the 22’ Main Vein Superpipe and the medium jump line in Woodward Copper’s Central Park.
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.