“charming fun”

“a Christmas treasure in the mountains”


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 snowboards into town, crashes his elk into a hot tub, and can’t wait to give the slopes fresh powder. But when Santa discovers his magic icicle has melted, Little Andy and Santa’s dog, Cocoa, decide to help. They must find one evergreen so tall, or Ski Country may not have a white Christmas after all.

Come along on this beautifully illustrated adventure past frozen waterfalls, bounding deer, howling coyotes, and sleeping aspens in a magical tale of Christmas in the snowy 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!"