Feb 22-23, 2016 (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 over.
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 21, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Silent Auction and Carbo Load Pasta Dinner at the Summit County Community and Senior Center
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration and Packet Pick Up at the Summit County Community and Senior Center
Monday, February 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. Ice Skating and Hockey Skills Competitions at Keystone Lake
- Lap Skating Races
- Figure Skating- Single and Doubles
- Hockey Goal Shot
11:00 a.m. Alpine Skiing at Keystone’s Dercum Mountain
- Giant Slalom- Ski or Snowboard
- Rally Race
- Obstacle Course
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. Nordic Skiing at the Frisco Nordic Center
• 1k Classic
• 2.5k Classic
• 5k Classic
• Biathlon Classic
• Relay Race Classic
• 5k Freestyle Race
9:00 a.m. Snowshoeing at the Frisco Nordic Center
• Long Course
• Short Course
Snowball Throw at Frisco Nordic Center
3:00 p.m. Award Ceremony at the Summit County Community and Senior Center
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.
It is $35 per person to register for the 50+ Winter Games and it is $15 per person for the opening night dinner and silent auction. $52 reduced fee Keystone day ski passes are also available for participants who do not have a season ski pass. For more information or to register, please call 970-668-2940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check out the 50+ Winter Games website here.
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.