While the Vail Valley (Vail and Beaver Creek) offers some expansive terrain, Summit County is home to four, world-class ski resorts with access to more than 400 trails that provide thrills and fun for the whole family within a 30-minute commute of one another. Free public transportation shuttles you between locations if you want to leave your vehicle behind. Breckenridge is home to the world’s highest lift, the Express Superchair, which drops you at 12,480 feet above sea level. The resorts’ four award-winning terrain parks offer jumps, ramps and rails, while the 22-foot superpipe enables happy athletes to soar high above the ground. Keystone Ski Resort comprises three mountains, Dercum, North Peak and the Outback that are connected by a series of lifts with runs for all ability levels. Keystone is recognized for its youth-friendly Kidtopia program with snow forts, mazes, tubing, lessons and age-appropriate terrain. Arapahoe Basin celebrated its 70th anniversary during the 2016/2017 season, and is best known for its daredevil, above-tree-line terrain and its extended season (October through mid-June is typical). One of A-Basin’s signature runs, Pallavicini, is among the state’s longest and steepest trails. Copper Mountain offers naturally divided terrain featuring distinct sections of advanced, intermediate and beginner trails. Copper is a resort in trios: three peaks, three bowls and three villages, each with its own appeal.
The Dairy is located in the heart of Summit County, Colorado.
Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne are three quaint mountain towns conveniently located within minutes of Summit County's four world-class ski resorts. Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone offer a variety of skiing experiences for every member of the family, regardless of snowriding ability.
Winter fun includes cross-country skiing on miles of touring trails, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, ice skating, sleigh rides and for the extra adventurous, heli-skiing.
Summertime is why the locals live here; with hundreds of miles of paved biking trails, hiking trails, scenic Lake Dillon and a myriad of shops and restaurants to enjoy, you won't be bored in Summit County!
Best if you have your own car for getting around Summit County, but several transportation companies provide service to Silverthorne if your group isn't all traveling together.
Blessed with a central location in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Summit County encompasses the inviting towns of Keystone, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain, Heeney and Breckenridge.
Colorado's central location and world-class powder and peaks attracts skiers and riders from around the world. With convenient non-stop flights, regional airports, discount travel packages, and other means of getting around the mountains, snow enthusiasts are quickly placing Colorado at the top of their must-visit lists.
The lifestyle here in Colorado celebrates the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for a physically challenging activity like hiking, or whitewater rafting or a more laid back activity like soaking in a hot springs, riding a historic railroad or visiting a Colorado museum, we have the activity for you.
The options are simply endless. You might begin by exploring scenic byways, or boating, paddle boarding, tubing and fishing on the many lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Of course, each activity is accompanied with its own spectacularly scenic views. There's more to do than hit the slopes, Colorado's heady elevations will also boost your ego as golf drives travel up to 15% farther in the thin air than they do at sea level!