2016 Frisco BrewSki

The Town of Frisco and New Belgium Brewing present the 2nd Annual Frisco BrewSki, a happy hour ski tour at the Frisco Adventure Park and Frisco Nordic Center. This family friendly event is for all ski abilities and ages, and costumes are encouraged (maybe even a little bit required). New Belgium Brewing will also be releasing their new Citradelic IPA at BrewSki for participants 21+ to sample.

The skiing portion of the event will start at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge and head onto the groomed and scenic terrain at the Frisco Nordic Center. The after-party at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge will wrap up the skiing portion of the event with prizes and refreshments.

This is not a race, but instead it is a chance to form a team with friends and family, don costumes and enjoy a fun ski tour through the woods with an occasional stop for beverages and snacks. There will be no professional timing and prizes will be for best costume, toughest costume to ski in and more. Look out for a few more surprises during the ski and party.

Schedule of Events: 2017 date is TBD

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm skiing starting at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge.
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm after party at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge.

What to Expect:

What type of skis should I use?  We recommend using classic or skate skis for this event.  The terrain at the Frisco Nordic Center varies from flat trails to decent-sized hills.  You choose your own adventure on this one so you won’t be asked to ski anything you do not feel comfortable with!  If you need to rent skis for this event, please contact the Frisco Nordic Center at 970-668-0866. They will offer $10 ski rentals to event participants.

What should I wear? Dress in weather-appropriate, comfortable clothes/costumes that you can move around in. Tutus are totally acceptable.

How far will I be skiing?  You can ski as much or as little as you’d like to at this event.  There is not designated ‘course,’ however, we will have a map and a suggested route for you to ski where you will come across our beer sample and snack stations. Heads up- you may be passed by skiers in Lycra who are out for their daily 50k of skiing- don’t let them pressure you into going faster or further. Fun is the only destination.

Is this a race?  No, this is not a race, rather it is a fun ski tour.  There will be not be any professional timing, prizes for first place or any sense of competitiveness (other than best costume or who is laughing the loudest). We are simply inviting you to bring your friends on a social, happy hour ski!

What if I don’t drink beer or my kids participate in the event?  Aside from having New Belgium beer at the beverage stops, we will also have a non-alcoholic, child friendly option available.  Did we mention kids get a root beer float after the race?!

Can my dog ski with me? Sorry, you need to leave your pup at home!  Dogs are not allowed on the Frisco Nordic Trails.


Participants who dress up will be eligible to win costume prizes including best costume, toughest costume to ski in, and more! We have prizes from New Belgium, a Rab jacket from Rivers Clothing Company and much more!  There may even be a dance-off, you’ll have to come to find out what surprises we have in store!

Each team will also be entered to win door prizes from New Belgium Brewing.


  • Participants must register as a team of 2-4 people. You will be asked to list your ‘team name’ during registration so please have a team name ready. Don’t have a team?  We’d still love to have you participate; go ahead and register and maybe you’ll find a team to ski with!BrewSki Mug 1
  • Registration is currently closed; check back for more information on the 2017 event.

Racer Gift:

The first 150 people to register will receive a commemorative BrewSki gift.

Rental Skis:

If you need to rent skis for this event, please contact the Frisco Nordic Center at 970-668-0866 or friends with a lot of equipment.  The are offering a $10 ski rental for event participants; please note that you cannot pick up your skis until after 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event and skis must be returned by 4:15pm to the Frisco Nordic Center.

New Belgium:

Did we mention that New Belgium Brewing will be releasing their newest beer at this event?  All participants who are 21+ will have a chance to try the Citradelic IPA during the event!


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