Move over St. Nicholas of old! There’s a new Santa in Ski Country, and he has magic up his…ski vest! Santa rides a snowboard, crashes his elk (who are all named after major ski resorts) into a hot tub, and longs to bring fresh powder for Christmas Day. But when Santa discovers his magical Icicle Star is melted, he fears the slopes will stay bare.
Little Andy overhears Santa and knows he can’t let that happen. He and Santa’s dog, Cocoa, bravely trek past frozen waterfalls, mountain animals, and sleeping aspens on a beautifully illustrated adventure to help Santa find a new Icicle Star and give Ski Country a white Christmas.


Recommended by 5280 Magazine

"Colorado author Suzanne Nieman Brown and illustrator Dana Schlingman give Christmas the Centennial State treatment in this fun, beautiful book. Expect snowboards, elk, and of course, plenty of fresh powder throughout this magical tale. Released in 2013, The Night Before Christmas In Ski Country sold out shortly after Thanksgiving last year, but Big Earth Publishing issued another print run and it’s back on the shelves this year. Get yours fast!"   - 5280 Magazine 12 Days of Giving

Colorado Public Radio

"This holiday season, curl up with a few good Western books."   -CPR

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"I love the WHIMSY, CREATIVITY, and illustrations!"                     
"It's CHARMING... it's FUN!"  
"Great HOLIDAY GIFT for teachers and kids!"     
"A cozy, WINTER SNUGGLE-up."                     
"It's my FAVORITE BOOK to read to my son!"