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Beaver Creek
22nd
Opening Day
Celebrate the opening of the 2017 - 2018 ski season with chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate and tunes all morning long. Spin the wheel for a chance to earn some Beaver Creek swag and get your first Epic Photos of the season. Be sure to enter the raffle to win a prize pack containing items from our fabulous sponsors! Lift upload begins at 9:00 am. In addition to the season's start, learn more about our Opening Week festivities and annual traditions!  Visit our website for more information.
Location:  Beaver Creek
Time: 8:30 am
Information: (970) 754-0020; www.beavercreek.com

22nd
World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition
Beaver Creek opens the season with an exciting array of events beginning with the 14th annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition. Five finalists will serve up their delightful creations to an eager crowd of cookie fans and one person will walk away with the title of official “World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe” of Beaver Creek for the 2017-2018 winter season. After a morning on the slopes, skiers and riders take to the village at 2 p.m. to gobble up the 5,000 cookies that are consumed in approximately 20 minutes. For more details, visit our website.
Location:  Beaver Creek
Time: 2:00 pm
Information: (970) 754-0020; www.beavercreek.com/cookie

Breckenridge
9th
Wake Up Breck
Breckenridge Ski Resort will hand out free commemorative coffee mugs and will buy you a free cup of coffee to get you and the town ready for ski season. Mugs are available while supplies last, so get to your favorite shop early. Wake Up Breck is our way of saying thanks to our community for your hospitality to guests all season long.
Location:  Breckenridge
Time: 7:00 am
Information: (800) 789-7669; www.townofbreckenridge.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/33209/26

10th
Opening Day
Another exciting ski season begins when Breck opens for the 2017/18 season. No one kicks off the season like Breckenridge Ski Resort and we make sure to start the season in-style.
Location:  Breckenridge
Time: 7:00 am
Information: (800) 789-7669; www.breckenridge.com

Copper Mountain
10th
Opening Day
Copper Mountain is opening its slopes for the winter season!
Location: Copper Mountain Resort
Information: (866) 841-2481; www.coppercolorado.com

11th
Barn Bash
Come enjoy the Barn all day for free!
Location: Copper Mountain Resort
Information: (866) 841-2481; www.coppercolorado.com

24th
Snowcat Santa and Fireworks
Santa can’t stay away from a good Thanksgiving party, so he’s coming to town a little early via Pisten Bully Snowcat! Following Santa’s grand entrance is Copper’s annual tree lighting ceremony and the evening wraps up with fireworks in Center Village.
Location: Copper Mountain Resort
Information: (866) 841-2481; www.coppercolorado.com

Crested Butte
23rd
CBMR Opening Day
Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort for our 2017-2018 Opening Day! Don’t miss a complimentary champagne toast at 9 am in the Base Area; plus, live music! Lift tickets and season passes will be required for access to the lifts.
Location: Crested Butte
Information: (877) 547-5143; www.skicb.com

Frisco
11th
Frisco Girls on the Run 5k
This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of a 10-week program that is open to girls in 3rd through 5th grade. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible. You don’t have a family member in the Girls on the Run Program?  Don’t fret; this race is open to the public and offers a relatively flat course with spectacular views of the Dillon Reservoir, Buffalo Mountain, and Mount Royal!
Location: Summit Middle School, Frisco
Time: 11:00 am
Information: (800) 424-1554; www.townoffrisco.com/events/frisco-girls-run-5k-11-11-17

23rd
Turkey Day 5k
Start a new Thanksgiving family tradition! We encourage you to come out and burn a few calories before celebrating with food, family and fun. This event is open to all ages and will take place on the Summit County Recreation Path and Town of Frisco side streets.
Location: Frisco
Time: 9:30 am
Information: (800) 424-1554; www.townoffrisco.com/events/turkey-day-5k-2/

Keystone
10th
Opening Day
Who's ready to get the 2017-2018 season underway? The lifts will start spinning at 9:00am but come join us in Gondola Plaza where we'll get the party started! We'll have local radio station KSMT broadcasting live and Ripperoo will be delivering high-fives and hugs to all the lil' rippers. You can fuel up for your first day back on snow with free coffee, hot chocolate and Chef Ned's amazing donut holes.
Location: Keystone Resort
Time: 9:00 am
Information: (970) 754-0001; www.keystoneresort.com

25th
Lighting of River Run Holiday Celebration
Come ring in the holiday season here at Keystone.  Be sure to visit with Santa and tell him all your holiday wishes while you snack on fresh baked cookies and hot chocolate!  Holiday music will be echoing throughout the village and holiday themed goodies will be available for the kids. 
Location: Keystone Resort, Events Plaza, River Run Village
Time: 5:00 pm
Information: (970) 754-0001; www.keystoneresort.com

25th
Welcome Winter Family Carnival
Warren Station officially welcomes winter with a warm, family celebration!  Parents can cozy up in the ballroom while the kids enjoy carnival favorites like face painting, entertainment, crafts, and more. Treat yourself to a complimentary bag of kettle corn and a tasty cup of hot chocolate. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek add a little kick to the party with Bluegrass and Americana classics.  Mocktails, cocktails, “Welcome Winter” mixers, and beer specials make for a perfect, all-ages affair to prelude the Lighting of River Run Village. The Tree Lighting at River Run starts just after 6pm, so bring the whole family and make a night of it!
Location: Keystone Resort, Warren Station
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Information: (970) 754-0001; www.keystoneresort.com

Salida
24th
Parade of Lights & Christmas Mountain
Welcome the holidays at this event held annually on the day after Thanksgiving. Riverside Park is officially transformed into Holiday Park and Tenderfoot Hill (“S” Mountain) is lit up as Christmas Mountain. Festivities start with a parade on F Street from 5th to Riverside Park’s Holiday Park, followed by an open house with free cocoa, cookies and entertainment at the SteamPlant Event Center. Downtown shops and galleries have extended hours, and local restaurants and bars are bustling with activity.
Location: Salida, Riverside Park
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Information: (719) 539-6738; http://salidachamber.org/event/parade-lights-christmas-mountain/

Vail
17th
Vail Opening Day
The excitement is contagious as the lifts start turning for the 2017-2018 season. Enjoy the camaraderie, breakfast burritos, music and swag giveaways - all typical happenings on Vail’s Opening Day.
Location: Vail Resort
Information: (888) 500-5155; www.vail.com

Winter Park
15th
Opening Day
The wait is finally over, it is time to get back on the mountain! Dust off your skis and snowboards, get a fresh wax, and head over to Winter Park Resort for our first chair of the season. We will celebrate the season with snow, swag, and Coors Light! Check back for more details, but do you really need more details to "be sick" for work that day? Bring on the snow and a fantastic season!
Location: Winter Park Resort
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Information: (970) 726-5514; www.winterparkresort.com

25th
Village Tree Lighting
The last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone so that means it is time to kick in all the holiday spirit. No better way than by heading to The Village to see the eighth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, listen to What the Dickens? Carolers and hang out with Santa. Stick around after a day of skiing or snuggle up and grab a hot chocolate to enjoy all the festivities.
Location: Winter Park Village
Information: (970) 726-5514; www.winterparkresort.com

25th – 26th
Holiday Market
In-between taking laps, stop by the Village for our 2nd Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday. We will have all kinds of vendors to pick a perfect holiday gift, grab a delicious snack, or something special for you. On Saturday, enjoy the Holiday Market before you head over to see the Tree Lighting and Santa.
Location: Winter Park Resort
Information: (970) 726-5514; www.winterparkresort.com