As winter approaches, Silverthorne, Colorado, transforms into a wonderland of activities and special events. From sledding under the stars to country western dances, the town buzzes with a unique blend of mountain charm and festive spirit.
Here are the top winter activities and events to add to your calendar:
Start Your Morning at Red Buffalo Coffee & Tea
Start your day on a warm note at Red Buffalo Coffee & Tea. Whether a coffee aficionado or a tea enthusiast, your perfect morning brew awaits you.
Once you have your comforting cup in hand, you have two delightful options: nestle down on the back patio with the tranquil Blue River as your backdrop, or take your beverage to-go and head to the picturesque Blue River Trail.
Embrace Winter’s Joy at Rainbow Park and Maryland Creek Park
Winter in Silverthorne is synonymous with fun-filled sledding days! Rainbow Park and Maryland Creek Park are the town’s favorite spots to embrace the simple joy of sledding. Families with little ones will find Rainbow Park to be a haven with its smaller and gentler slopes, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride down.
On the flip side, thrill-seekers and older kids will find their adrenaline match at Maryland Creek Park, with its larger hill promising a more exhilarating slide down.
Regardless of when you last enjoyed a sledding ride, the magic of speeding down the snowy slopes with laughter echoing in the chilly air is a timeless joy. It’s a simple yet thrilling way to celebrate winter’s spirit with your loved ones.
Hit The Slopes As The Resorts Open
The excitement for the ski season in Silverthorne and its surrounding areas starts to build up as early as late October, with nearby ski resorts announcing their opening dates. Here’s a roundup of some of the nearby resorts and their opening schedules for the 2023/24 ski season:
- Arapahoe Basin: Opened: October 29, 2023
- Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain: Opens: November 11, 2023
- Beaver Creek: Opens: November 18, 2023
- Breckenridge: Opens: November 10, 2023
- Keystone: Opens: November 1, 2023
- Loveland: TBD
- Vail: Opens: November 10, 2023
Make sure to visit each resort’s site to learn more about their safety protocols and guidelines. Whether you’re planning a long weekend trip or just going for an afternoon on the slopes, get out there and celebrate winter in all its glory!
Discover Global Cultures at Silverthorne Pavilion
November 16, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. | Silverthorne Pavilion
Join us for an exciting evening titled “Celebrations Around the World” at the Silverthorne Pavilion on November 16, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event invites you to explore the rich tapestry of cultures from around the globe, right here in Silverthorne.
Engage with the international community of Summit County as they share their unique traditions, languages, food, and music. Whether you’re fascinated by foreign currencies, curious about different cuisines, or eager to learn a new dance, there’s something for everyone.
Mark your calendar and come celebrate the world’s cultures with us at the Silverthorne Pavilion, a gathering spot that brings people together in a spirit of learning and celebration.
Enjoy a Country Western Dance
November 17, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. | Silverthorne Pavilion
Silverthorne is not just about serene snowscapes and thrilling ski slopes. As the cold season blankets the region, the town comes alive with the rhythm of Country Western Dance on November 17, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the iconic Silverthorne Pavilion.
As you step into the Pavilion, the rustic charm and the heartwarming tunes of country music welcome you. The event is a concoction of lively music, spirited dancing, and hearty laughter. Whether you are a seasoned dancer or a newcomer to the Western swing, the inviting atmosphere promises an evening of unbridled fun and fellowship.
December First Friday at Silverthorne Pavilion
December 1, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Silverthorne Pavilion
The charm of Silverthorne shines brighter as the holiday season approaches, and what better way to usher in the festive cheer than with the December First Friday Holiday Lighting & Art Market at the Silverthorne Pavilion?
On December 1, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., the town gathers in a joyful spirit to celebrate the annual tree lighting ceremony, a cherished tradition that symbolizes the heartwarming community spirit.
As the carols echo through the Pavilion, peruse the Holiday Art Market that sprawls across the venue. It’s a wonderful opportunity to appreciate and acquire unique creations by local artists, perfect for thoughtful gifts or cherished keepsakes. Each stall is a window into the creativity and craftsmanship that thrives in Silverthorne.
End Your Winter Day at Timberline Craft Kitchen!
As you plan your winter escapades, don’t forget to add a cozy stop at Timberline Craft Kitchen + Cocktails. Nestled in the heart of Silverthorne, Timberline CRAFT KITCHEN offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for capping off a day of snowy adventures.
With a menu crafted to satisfy every palate and a selection of cocktails to toast to the season, it’s the perfect addition to your winter itinerary. Stop by on your next visit – and let’s celebrate the season!