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Summit County Info

About an hour's drive from Denver, Summit County is known as "Colorado's Playground" for good reason.  While best known for World Class ski and snowboarding, there is a lot to do in the summertime as well.  Golfing, hiking, fishing, rafting, cycling, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities enjoyed by both locals and visitors.  Lake Dillon not only offers beautiful views, but sailing and boating as well. 

While Main Street Frisco and Main Street Breckenridge offer more personal shopping experiences, for those of you who consider shopping a sport, be sure to check out the Outlets at Silverthorne. 

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Breckenridge was once a mining town that has transformed itself into a true ski town located at 9,600 feet above sea level.  Many lodging options are a short walk to Main Street and/or ski-in/ski-out. 

Copper Mountain is more of a resort than a true town.  Most residences are a ski-in/ski-out or a short walk from the nearest ski lift.  At Copper Mountain you will find an athletic club, restaurants, and ski shops.  Woodward at Copper is a year round ski and snowboard program offering winter day camps and week-long summer camps.  In Summer, Copper Creek offers an affordable 18 hole golf course that includes several holes that are part of the ski area in winter.

Dillon and Silverthorne are two Summit County towns off I-70 that seamlessly integrate with each other along US-6 and CO-9.  Points of interest include Dillon Town Center, Lake Dillon, the Dillon Dam, the Silverthorne Recreation Center and the Outlet Shops at Silverthorne.

Frisco is centrally located with a walkable Main Street that includes a variety of restaurants and shops.  From Main Street there is direct Summit Stage bus service to Copper (6 miles) and Breckenridge (9 miles) and connecting service to Keystone (10 miles) and A-Basin (16 miles).  With Vail less than 30 miles west on I-70 and Beaver Creek only 7 miles further, Frisco allows visitors to stay in a real town with central access to all the local resorts.      

Keystone is a family resort with some adjacent residential areas.  In addition to the world class ski area, conference area and two Championship Golf Courses, Keystone offers the closest lodging to the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.  The Keystone Science School offers both school year programs locally and summer camp programs open to kids from around the world.


If you are arriving by air, Denver International Airport provides the most flight options.  From DIA, you can rent a car or take the Colorado Mountain Express shuttle service.

Greyhound offers bus service from Denver as well as other service points to the Frisco Transit Center which is in the heart of Summit County.

The FREE Summit Stage Bus allows both locals and visitors to get to many places in the county without a car.  Find out details and schedule information at The Summit Stage Website.

Ski & Snowboarding Lift Tickets

There are many good ski Lift Ticket deals here in Colorado that offer discounts over the daily ticket window price.  Season Passes for the 2011-12 season are on sale now at many of the resorts websites.  In addition to price savings, purchasing early may carry some additional benefits.  Prices below are as of 4/13/11 and are subject to change.  Check each resorts website for details.

A-Basin Season Pass- Ski free for the rest of the '10-11 season with a spring purchase of a '11-12 season pass. $29-$309 or $279-$369 for plus: including 5 days at other VR properties (both products include a day at Silverton and 5 at Bear Valley).

Copper Mountain Season Pass- $209-369:  Unlimited skiing and riding for the entire '11-'12 season.

Loveland Season Pass- $79-$359:  Unlimited skiing and riding for the remainder of '10-'11 season and all of '11-'12.  Includes free days at Durango, Monarch and Silverton.

Rocky Mountain Super Pass- $30-409:  Unrestricted access to Winter Park / Mary Jane and Copper Mountain for the entire '11-12 season.

Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus- $30-459:  Unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park / Mary Jane and Copper Mountain, plus six unrestricted days at Steamboat.


Vail Resort Products (Includes Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Keystone, Northstar and Vail)

Epic Pass- $329-649: Unlimited skiing and riding for the entire '11-12 season at all 7 VR properties with no blackout dates

Epic Local Pass (formerly called the Colorado Pass)- $249-499: Unlimited skiing and riding for the entire '11-12 season at A-Basin, Keystone & Breckenridge with no blackout dates.  10 restricted days at Beaver Creek and Vail.  Unlimited restricted days at Heavenly and Northstar. 

Tahoe Value Pass- $179-379: Unlimited restricted days at Heavenly.   Unlimited restricted days at Northstar Sunday through Friday (NOT Saturday).

VR restricted days are subject to the following holiday blackouts- 11/25 - 11/26/2011 (Thanksgiving Weekend), 12/26-12/31/2011 (Christmas-New Years Week), 1/14/2012 (Saturday of Martin Luther King Weekend) & 2/18-2/19/2012 (Presidents Weekend).

Winter Park Season Pass- $30-369: Unrestricted access to Winter Park's cruisers and Mary Jane's famous mogul runs all season long.

Season Pass perks and additional pass products may be available on each resorts website.  Many areas offer pass insurance for an additional charge and some offer payment plans with as little as $49 down to lock in your price.

Be advised that prices typically go up as the season approaches and some products may not be offered past mid-November.


Best of Summit County

Each year, The Summit Daily has readers vote on the Best of Summit County in a variety of categories.  Here is the Best of Summit County 2010.

Personal dining favorites include Vinny's Restaurant on Main Street Frisco, Hearthstone Restaurant in Breckenridge, Nozawa Restaurant in Dillon for Sushi, Teppanyaki or Thai and Hacienda Real for Mexican food.
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