Frisco’s Gold Rush Nordic Race Coincides with the History of the Frisco Lodge

Posted by: admin January 15th, 2015

fl-old-photo.jpgAs you might or might not know by now, history is a very important part of our Frisco bed and breakfast and who we are today. Originally a stagecoach stop in the 1800’s, the Frisco Lodge continues to occupy the same building and basic structure today that it did in 1885. But, even more importantly, our bed and breakfast has been a part of our family’s heritage for over 50 years.

Jody and Charlie Anderson took over management of the Lodge in 1961 and have since passed on the rights to another generation of the family when daughter, Susan purchased the Lodge from her mother in 1985. Susan is still the Lodge owner today – 30 years later – and you might even find her daughter, Erica, greeting you when you check in!

Jody-Anderson-Marie-Zdechlik-Frisco-Gold-RushSo, with that in mind, it makes sense that we take the time out each year to honor former Frisco Lodge owner, Jody Anderson (Susan’s mother), and her contribution in founding the Frisco Gold Rush Nordic Race and her major influences to the growth of Frisco and the area’s skiing heritage. Jody’s birthday was January 17th, so in honor of her and her contributions to the Town of Frisco, we are offering a 15% discount on all lodging during weekdays (Sunday – Thursday) from her birthday (Jan. 17) through this year’s 45th Annual Gold Rush race date (February 7th). That’s 22 days of discounts, and all you have to do is mention “Anderson Days” when you call to book a reservation. It’s that simple.

Oh yeah, and while you’re at it, why not check out the Frisco Gold Rush Nordic Race while enjoying your stay at our Frisco hotel? The longest running Nordic event in Colorado, this year’s 45th edition will include some new and exciting classic and skate ski races of various distances. Racers will experience skiing on the snow-covered terrain of the Frisco Bike Park, Frisco Ski and Ride Hill, and portions of the 10k and 30k courses will take racers onto the Dillon Reservoir.

This long time race benefits the Summit Nordic Ski Club with a portion of the proceeds helping to send local athletes to the Junior Nationals. So, stop by the Frisco Gold Rush for your chance to see future Olympians compete in Middle and High School races as the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) will bring racers from around the state of Colorado to compete in 3k or 5k skate ski events.


How can you go wrong? Grab 15% off your stay at the Frisco Lodge and have the chance to see some future Olympians in action. But there’s more! The day will be capped off with a community bonfire (6-8pm – Spontaneous Combustion) and fireworks display (8pm) at the Frisco Bay Marina at 6pm on Saturday, February 7th.

What’s not to love about all of this? As if you didn’t need more incentive, did we mention that all of this takes place just a short walk from our front doors? No need to leave Frisco that weekend … it’s all happening with your “Home Away From Home” at the Frisco Lodge. We’ve been around for all 45 years of this exciting action, so take it from us; this is one event (and offer) surely not to be missed!