The Night Before Christmas in Ski Country


On the night before Christmas, 
in a charming ski town,
The lifts had closed early.
Little snow could be found.
With slushy greens, icy pipes, and bumpy tracks in the bowl,
Our Ski Country Christmas looked super doubtful.

No snow in Ski Country? Santa and his team of elk to the rescue! He can’t wait to give everyone fresh powder, until he discovers his magical icicle star has melted. Little Andy and Santa’s dog, Cocoa, decide they have to help. Will they find the rare icicle star in time to give Ski Country a white Christmas?

Follow them on this beautifully illustrated adventure past frozen waterfalls, bounding deer, howling coyotes, and sleeping aspens in a magical tale of Christmas in the mountains. 



The Night Before Christmas in Ski Country

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


     "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!"