Outdoor Activities

The Summit County Senior Center offers events to allow people to connect with our environment and other people with similar interests. Individuals participating are responsible for their own safety, and for knowing and respecting their own physical capabilities and limitations. Your attendance at the event indicates that: you assume responsibility for yourself and any guests accompanying you, you agree to follow the instructions of the Trip Leader in order to minimize risk, you understand that the Trip Leader and/or any Senior Center staff present are not necessarily trained in wilderness rescue, first aid, or emergency medicine, and are present only to provide cohesion to the group.

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Golf

Golf

The Summit County Seniors golf Program is an excellent way to meet other seniors who have the same passion for the sport. The golf courses in the area are beautiful and challenging, and provide opportunities for all levels of players. Golf courses in the Senior Program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Three programs exist for the senior golfer as follows: First, Boomers on the Links - the Seniors Golf Program promotes and supports a weekly Tuesday clinic at the Keystone River Course . During these outings, participants play nine holes of golf, receive a group lesson and are treated to lunch for a reasonable price. Those interested in this clinic should contact the Keystone Pro Shop at 970-498-1520 to reserve a spot. Second, the Seniors Golf Program Coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the three courses identified above for senior members. To avail themselves of this program, seniors must be up to date on dues and have purchased a Seniors Golf Card at the Senior Center for $ 5. Lastly, Special Golf Outings are arranged at courses that are usually outside the three mentioned above. These outings give the senior golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before. The objective is to have one outing each in the months of July and August. If you would like to help with the Senior Golf Program please contact Tom McCullough at Tmccull567@aol.com.

Loosey Goosey

Loosey Goosey

Thursdays 3:00-5:00 PM December - March

Originally affiliated with the now defunct Over the Hill Gang International, the Loosey Goosey Group (LGG) has been loosely organizing the 50+ population committed to celebrating and sharing the joys of living and playing during the snow season in Summit County, Colorado, for 29 years. Starting the first Thursday in December, it has a weekly Après ski party at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco from 3 – 5, culminating in the Arapahoe Basin Beach Party the first Monday in April. When you come, bring something to share. Also, ski with the groups at the counties many ski mountains. https://looseygooseygroup.blogspot.com/

The annual Arapahoe Basin Beach Party is on Monday, April 1, beginning at 11:30 AM with optional skiing before and/or after. If you wish to join us, please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert item to share; the main course of barbeque will be catered by A-Basin and Loosey Goosey will provide water, wine and beer. Weather permitting, the party will be held outside on “The Beach” so please bring your food item in a dish heavy enough to prevent blowing off a table, serving utensils, and a chair to sit in. In case of bad weather, we will be inside the A-frame on the 2nd floor, in which case, due to Colorado liquor laws, we cannot provide the group’s wine and beer, but if desired, you will be able to purchase some at the 6th Alley Bar.

If you miss the Awards Party on March 21, you can find both the Most Improved Skier/Boarder and the inaugural Nancy Macey Spirit award winners on our website http://looseygooseyski.com/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/LooseyGooseySki/.

We will resume newsletter entries in October with information about the 2019-20 ski season. Have a great, safe summer.

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50+ Winter Games

50+ Winter Games

The 39th Annual 50+ Winter Games will be held on February 10, 11 and 12, 2019.

Fund raising will begin in August, 2018. It’s fun and satisfying to raise funds for the Summit County Senior nutrition programs. We contact local businesses to collect money as well as items for the Silent Auction. If you’re interested, check with the Senior Center, or contact Cathy Sapp at rockymtncmc@gmail.com. Volunteers to help with the dinner, silent auction, Alpine events and Nordic events will also be needed.

You can participate in all the games for the low registration fee of $35.00. And you can also attend the dinner for another $20.00.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - Summit County Community & Senior Center

Social Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Silent Auction: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Don’t miss the chance to bid on great prizes!
Opening Dinner: 5:30 PM, Join us for a delicious dinner to kick off the 2019 50+ Winter Games. Dinner Menu: Deconstructed Caesar salad, Grilled flank steak with mushroom gravy, Twice baked potatoes with whipped chive butter, French green beans, and complimentary adult beverages.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Skating Events - Dercum Square Ice Rink at Keystone
Show off your speed skating, figure skating and hockey shoot skills.
1 Lap Race or 4 Lap Race: 1 Lap Race starts at 9:00 AM and the 4 Lap Race starts at 9:15 AM
Figure Skating (Singles/Doubles): 9:30 AM
Hockey Goal Shoot: 9:30 AM - Noon

Alpine Events - All events (except for Obstacle Course) are at Keystone Epic Race Course (at top of Flying Dutchman Run on Dercum Mountain)
Bring your speed to slalom, rally and obstacle course races.
Giant Slalom: 10:00 AM – Noon at Keystone Epic Race Course
Rally Race: 11:00 AM – Noon at Keystone Epic Race Course
Obstacle Course: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at bottom of Argentine Lift at Keystone
There are two complimentary Alpine race clinics for registered participants:
    At Breckenridge, Tuesday, February 5th: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Breckenridge Epic Race Course. Meet at Overlook Restaurant (lower level) on Peak 9 at 9:30 AM. To register for the alpine clinic at Breckenridge, contact Steve Alberico at 815-685-0278 or stevenpalberico@gmail.com.
    At Keystone, Thursday, February 7th: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM at Keystone Epic Race Course. Meet at Summit House at 8:50 AM. To register for the alpine clinic at Keystone, contact Cathy Sapp at 303-717-5082 or rockymtncmc@gmail.com.
Participants can only register for one of the two alpine clinics, and space is limited.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Nordic Events - Frisco Nordic Center
Mix things up in nordic, biathlon, snow shoe races and snowball toss.
10K Freestyle Race: 9:00 AM - Intermediate/advanced course similar to the Gold Rush 10K
2.5K Classic Race and 2.5K Skate - Beginner Level: 9:30 AM
Snowball Toss: 10:00 AM
5K Classic Race: 10:30 AM - Beginner to moderate intermediate
Biathlon Classic: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Beginner to intermediate
Snowshoe Race - Long Course: 12:00 PM - (~3-4K)
Snowshoe Race - Short Course: 12:30 PM - (~2K)
There will be a free pre-race clinic at the Frisco Nordic Center for experienced Nordic skiers registered for either cross-country or skate skiing events at the Games. The clinic will be held Wed 02/06 in the afternoon. The clinic will start on snow at 1:30 PM with 45 minutes of classic race tips, followed by 45 minutes of skate race tips starting at 2:30 PM. Nordic pre-race clinics are only open to participants registered for that specific discipline (cross-country ski OR skate ski), and attendance will be limited to the first 10 to sign up for each session. Sign up sheet will be in Activities book at SCSC along with Nordic event volunteer signup sheets.

Awards Presentation: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, at 3:00 PM at Summit County Community & Senior Center
You could be the next Summit County 50+ Winter Games gold medalist!

Click here to navigate to a page where you can see more information and register for the 2019 50+ Winter Games.

 

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Trailwork

Trailwork

First Friday of the months of June to August, 9:00 - 12:00

Trailwork.  Join the seniors and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) on the first Friday of the month (June through September), 9:00 a.m. to noon, as they do campsite restoration (cleaning and rehab; no heavy lifting). Questions:  Contact Steve Alberico at stevenpalberico@gmail.com.

XC-Skiing group

XC-Skiing group

Winter - Wednesdays, 9:30 AM

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, January through March, meeting at 9:30 a.m. to carpool or 10:00 at the trailhead.  The distances are usually four to six miles roundtrip.  Outings are suitable for all levels of skiers that have mastered snowplow and herringbone skills.  You need backcountry skis with metal edges and fish scales or know how to wax and/or bring along skins.  After each outing, a volunteer host will provide light appetizers, hearty soups, desserts and beverages in his or her home (a $5 donation is suggested). Questions: Contact Carol Hess at hess.carol@gmail.com.

Snowshoe Hares

Snowshoe Hares

Winter - Mondays, 10:00 AM

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Mondays, January through March, meeting at 9:45 a.m. to leave a designated meeting point at 10:00.  The distances are usually two to four miles roundtrip or about 1.5 to two hours.  Outings are suitable for all levels of snowshoers and may contain some hills.  Dress in layers and be ready for fun. Questions: Contact Becky Hopkins at beckyhopkins_43@live.com.

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Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats

Wednesdays, Check group page.

Mountain Goats (most difficult) hikes are every Wednesday, June through September.  The group communicates by Yahoogroups.  Our group name is “SummitMountainGoats,” no spaces, and this is the best way to know “the Goats.”  There are 150 members; however, a typical hiking group will have fewer than 15.  Most of our members are “virtual Goats” who enjoy the post-hike reports and photos.  To join, you need to be a member of Yahoo.com.  Then go to groups.yahoo.com and search for SummitMountainGoats.  Press the “join this group” button.  Scroll down the home page to the Message History section and select a summer month.  The pictures tell the stories of the Goats.

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Canine Companions

Canine Companions

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM

Canine Companions hike mostly moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, April through October.  Reasonably well-behaved dogs as well as dogless (also well-behaved) people are welcome.  The group meets at 9:00 a.m. to carpool.  Bring leashes. Questions: Howard Brown, brown.howard2@gmail.com.

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Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) backcountry hikes are June through mid-September (weather dependent) on Wednesday, meeting at 9:00 a.m.  The hikes average five to six miles roundtrip with 1,000 to 1,500 feet elevation gain.  An email list is maintained by Janice Barringer.  If you’d like your name added in order to be notified of any changes, please email her at janicebarringer@comcast.net.

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Walkie-Talkies

Walkie-Talkies

Tuesdays, 9:00 AM

Walkie-Talkies is a group for moderate-level abilities.  They hike on backcountry trails on Tuesdays, June through September, meeting at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead.  Hike distances are two to six miles round trip, with an elevation gain of no more than 1,800’ (easier hikes in June progressing to longer, more difficult hikes in September).  These hikes usually have a destination that includes mining artifacts, wildflowers and/or spectacular views (that’s where the talking comes in). Questions: Jilane Savignano, coloradobridgelady@gmail.com.

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Herd of Turtles (HOTs)

Herd of Turtles (HOTs)

Thursdays, 9:00 AM

Herd of Turtles (HOTs) hikes are on Thursdays, starting in June until the end of October.  This hiking group is perfect for people new to Summit County.  They normally hike a trail leaving at 9:00 a.m. and walk until around 11:00, then all turn around and hike back to the trailhead.  The fast hikers pick up the slower hikers on the way back.  Everyone hikes at his or her own speed, so slow, medium and fast hikers are all welcome.  After the hike, an optional lunch (usually at a restaurant) is planned for the group. Questions: Jan Vliet, janskifast@yahoo.com.  

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