Summit County Events in January, 2013
If you are planning a Colorado ski vacation and wondering what else there is to do in the winter, you’re in luck – we’ve got a ton of great events throughout Summit County this January. Whether you’re hoping to catch on-slope competition or improve your own skills, sample great food or see gorgeous fireworks, there’s sure to be an event for everyone in the family.
New Years Ice Show, Keystone, January 5th
Keystone rings in the New Year with 8 skating programs featuring the Pikes Peak Firecrackers. Take in the performances at the Lakeside Village Ice Rink.
Ullr Fest, Breckenridge, January 6th – 12th
This quirky Breckenridge tradition celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013. Ullr is the Norse god of winter, and Breckenridge locals celebrate winter by hosting an array of crazy events from the Ullympics (featuring events like a frying pan tossing contest and a ski boot relay race) to the Ullr Dating Game, and the always hilarious Ullr Fest parade.
Sprint US Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, January 7th – 12th
Catch the largest and longest-running winter sports tour in the country as some of the top snowboarders in the world vie for the title in Slopestyle and Halfpipe. Copper Mountain is the middle stop in the tour, which begins at Park City Mountain Resort and concludes at Canyons Resort. Copper will close out the series with a free concert featuring the band Wild Belle.
Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone, January 12th
An opportunity for children to explore their creative sides! A 2 hour art class with art supplies included plus plenty of cupcakes for everyone.
Betty Fest, Keystone, January 12th – 13th
A chance for women to ski with other women and hone their on-mountain skills. The two-day workshop is taught by top female ski instructors at Keystone and includes video analysis in addition to on-slope instruction.
Savour the Slopes, Keystone, January 18th – February 10th
“A Rotating Showcase of Keystone’s Signature Restaurants”, Savour the Slopes is the ultimate food and beverage experience with unique tasting events sampling the local food, beer, spirits, and wine. Food is showcased from January 18th to the 27th, with wine features from January 29th to February 3rd and beer/ spirits from February 5th to the 10th.
Winter Mountain Bike Race, Copper Mountain, January 19th
Though bike races just happened in the summer? Think again! Copper’s Winter Mountain Bike Race was the 2012 winner of NSAA’s most unique non-ski/ snowboard event and is a part of the Leadville Winter Bike Series and En Fuego. Proceeds will go to the Cloud City Wheelers, and fireworks will highlight the race.
The Hole Shot Tour, Copper Mountain, January 22nd – 25th
Catch the country’s up and comers for snowboardcross and skicross. The tour brings together the best junior athletes from around the US to compete in hopes of being named to U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing Project Gold and to qualify for the Junior World Championships and World Cup. Part of the NorAM series.
International Snow Sculpture Championships, Breckenridge, January 22nd – February 3rd
In this incredible competition, teams from around the world work for four days to create stunning works of art from massive blocks of snow. Visit while the artists are at work to see the ever-evolving sculptures or tour the masterpieces after the sculpting is completed. Viewers in Breckenridge from January 15th to the 18th can watch the blocks of snow being formed or volunteer to help “stomp the blocks”.
Frisco Gold Rush, Frisco, January 25th – 27th
Frisco celebrates the area’s rich mining history! Watch a screening of the Charlie Chaplin classic “The Gold Rush”, then take in Nordic and snowshoe races. “Spontaneous Combustion” rounds out the festivities with a public bonfire and fireworks.
Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam, Keystone, January 26th
An amateur snowboarding contest in a side-by-side “rail zone” with divisions including 15 and under, 16+, Girls, and Open at the famed A-51 Terrain Park. The event is free to both entrants and spectators with plenty of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well as free prizes for those who compete.
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