Feb 12-14, 2017 (Past event)
So in the mountains most folks are hitting their athletic prime after their “crazy 20’s”, beyond their “lost 30’s” and at the tail end of their “confused 40’s”. Most everyone in the mountains has stories about being completely smoked by a 70-year-old on a pair of Nordic skis. Enter the 50+ Winter Games which serves up a dose of fun and competition with a welcoming and laid back vibe for folks 50 and older.
Featured events include alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing (even a biathlon), snowshoeing, a snowball toss (hey- we have to keep it fun) and ice skating. For more information, check out the 50+ Winter Games website here.
50+ Winter Games Schedule
Sunday, February 12, 2017
- Opening Dinner- Join us at the Summit County Community and Senior Center for a delicious pasta dinner to kick off the 2017 50+ Winter Games!
- Silent Auction- Don’t miss the chance to bid on the many great items donated by our local businesses.
Monday, February 13, 2017
- Skating Events- Show off your speed skating, figure skating and hockey shoot skills at Keystone Lake.
- Alpine Events- Bring the speed to slalom, rally, and obstacle course races at Dercum Mountain.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
- Nordic Events- Mix things up in Nordic, biathlon, snow shoe races and snowball toss at the Frisco Nordic Center.
- Award Presentation- you could be the next Summit County 50+ Winter Games Gold Medalist! Award presentation will be held at the Summit County Community and Senior Center.
$50 for all three days of fun
$15 for welcome dinner
$35 for participation in all events (welcome dinner not included)
Registration is available by downloading a registration form or by dropping by the Summit County Community & Senior Center at 0083 Nancy’s Place in Frisco.
The 50+ Winter Games originally started in 1981 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. In 1982, the games were held at Devils Thumb Ranch near Winter Park. The games moved to Summit County in 1983 and Keystone Resort and the Frisco Nordic Center currently host the Games. The 50+ Winter Games have embraced a spirit of competition and fun throughout their history. Racing experience is not required to participate, and medals are awarded in 5 age categories. Volunteer coaches are on course to assist throughout all events.
All proceeds from the Summit County 50+ Winter Games benefit SCSC. In 2015 alone, SCSC raised over $60,000 from events like the 50+ Winter Games, and in turn, gave over $60,000 in grants primarily to health and human services non-profits in Summit County which serve senior citizens. Funds are also used to assist seniors in need. SCSC is based at the Summit County Community & Senior Center and provides a wide range of activities, programs and services for seniors in the community.