Frisco Celebrates 43rd Annual Gold Rush Nordic Event

Frisco Celebrates  43rd Annual Gold Rush Nordic Event

The Town will celebrate Frisco Gold Rush Weekend from Friday, January 25th through Sunday, January 27th, 2013 with events for the entire family that include museum movie night, a bonfire, fireworks, Nordic and snowshoe races. Early discounted registration for the event is available.

On Saturday, Spontaneous Combustion, the seventh annual lighting of the community bonfire, is a place for citizens to gather and recognize Frisco’s unique atmosphere. The Gold Rush Fireworks display tops off the evening’s festivities. The Summit Nordic Ski Club will sell refreshments at the event, with all proceeds benefiting the team’s annual activities.

The Nordic races on Sunday are Colorado’s oldest citizens’ cross-country races and are open to beginner skiers to elite athletes. The races are open to ages 5 with distances from 5k to 15k.

Friday, January 25th

  • 4:00 p.m. – Free Museum Movie Night: The Gold Rush

At the Log Chapel in the Frisco Historic Park

Join us for an entertaining presentation of the original 1925 classic Charlie Chaplin movie The Gold Rush. The building will open at 3:30 with seating available on a first come basis. The building is heated and we will serve hot cider and popcorn.    

Saturday, January 26th

  • 6:00 p.m. – Spontaneous Combustion

On the corner of Marina Road and Highway 9

The bonfire will be lite; food and beverage sales will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Summit Nordic Ski Club.

  • 7:00 p.m. – Fireworks Display

Fireworks display will be at the east end of Marina Road; fireworks will be visible from Downtown Frisco.

Sunday, January 27th

Frisco Nordic Center,

  • 7:30 a.m. – Registration/bib pick-up begins in Frisco Day Lodge
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5k Tubbs Snowshoes race
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10k Classic Ski race
  • 11:15 a.m. – 15k Skate Ski race
  • 12:00 p.m. – Fosters Treasure Hunt
  • 12:15 p.m. – 5k Freestyle/Fun Ski race

For more information or to register for the Gold Rush races, call the Frisco Adventure Park at (970) 668-9133 or visit  Pre-registration is open until 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th and prices vary from $18-$23/race.  Day-of registration fees will increase by $5/race.

Gold Rush Weekend is sponsored by the Town of Frisco, Frisco Nordic Center, Salomon, Tubbs Snowshoes, Bee Nut Free, LLC and the Lake Dillon Fire Department,



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