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Keystone (click here to see Keystone events)
Keystone Resort offers everything you could possibly desire for a complete winter or summer vacation. With three different mountains to choose from, there is plenty of variety for everyone. An eight month ski season (October - June), and a 12 hour ski day with night skiing have helped Keystone become what Skiing Magazine has referred as the "ultimate all things to all skiers" resort.
Keystone Mountain is known for its groomed, wide trails, and designated slow skiing areas, perfect for families and beginners. North Peak boasts steep mogul covered runs, and smooth cruisers that cater to the more advanced skier. The Outback features gladed tree skiing to offer the adventurous intermediate and advanced skiers powder skiing long after the main runs turn to packed powder.
The resort offers an abundance of activites to experience. Keystone boasts the largest outdoor maintained ice skating facility in the United States. From Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides, Shopping, Scenic Gondola Rides and Snow Mobile rentals there is plenty to do besides ski. A fitness center and indoor tennis are also available.
Keystone Skiing has four different mountains to ski. Together they offer 2,227 skiable acres of terrain serviced by 24 lifts. Three mountains are accessible from the Keystone Village Base area. The fourth, Arapahoe Basin is a 10 minute shuttle ride up Loveland Pass.
Copper Mountain (click here to see Copper events)
In 1971, Chuck Lewis, Copper's founding father, took one look at the current site of Copper and told his friends, "I'm gonna build me a killer ski resort." He negotiated a deal to purchase 280 acres at the base and worked with the Forest Service to establish parameters and guidlines for the ski area. Chuck was both a renegade and a visionary. During the summer of '71, initial construction began on the ski trails. Over the years, new lifts were added and Copper grew to its current size of 2433 acres, enjoying the status of Summit County's largest ski area. What was once a sleepy little day ski area is now one of Colorado's premier year-round destination resorts.
If there were a mountain that was designed for for skiing and snowboarding it would be Copper Mountain. It is one of the most diverse ski areas in the Arapahoe National Forest, and possibly Colorado. Only 2 hour driving away from Denver, the north facing peak of Copper Mountain offer an excellent variety of terrain for expert, intermediate and beginners.The unique thing is that all three levels of difficulty are separated by well defined areas, and in all three cases the skier or snowboarder can easily return to the base area. The mountain has an excellent snow record and sparse tree cover due to the higher elevation. This offers a tremendous opportunity to create natural type runs that blend in with the surrounding countryside.
In 1997, the resort was purchased by Intrawest - a worldwide leader in resort operations and development. Whether you are new to Copper or rapidly approaching 30 years of memories and service to Copper, you will be amazed by the changes on the horizon for every new season. The base village now offers more options for lodging and dining, making this a great choice for all levels of skiers and boarders. Also a good choice for families as the accommodations are centrally located and close to the slopes.
Frisco (click here to see Frisco events)
Frisco locals, proud to share their town with visitors from around the world, are as diverse as they are friendly. Shops, restaurants, and bars along Frisco's two retail corridors - Main Street and Summit Boulevard - reflect that diversity. Whether you're shopping for handcrafted jewelry or t-shirts. you'll find it in Frisco. If elegant dining or just calling out for pizza is what you crave after a long day on the slopes, Frisco covers the spectrum.
During the winter months, Frisco activity teems under a blanket of shimmering white snow. Frisco's proximity to the Continental Divide often means that storms dump snow overnight, then reinstate sunshine and blue skies the next day . . . a skier's dream come true.
But winter is only a part of Frisco's story: summer is an integral chapter, as well. Frisco's mild humidity-free summers offer relaxing reprieve from the rat race, unique special events and a dose of the great outdoors.
Whether strolling along the marina to catch an alpenglow sunset or plunging headlong into winter sports adventure, Frisco offers vacation magic. Step into our world and take what you deserve!
Dillon (click here to see Dillon events)
The Town of Dillon was incorporated on January 26, 1883 at the site of a trading post and stage stop. The Town was moved three times; once to be closer to the railroad, a second time to be located between three rivers - the Blue, the Ten Mile, and the Snake. The third move began in 1956 when the Denver Water Board told the townspeople that they must sell their property and be out of town by 1961. The final location for the Town of Dillon was selected on the shore of the new reservoir where the town continues to thrive today.
Dillon's beautiful location in the heart of Summit County provides an unrivaled scenic backdrop for an abundance of summer activities. Its close proximity to the famous Summit County ski areas makes it a convenient spot for winter vacationers.
No matter what your definition of adventure and fun, you can find it right here in Dillon, Colorado. We hope you come spend some time with us and enjoy the year round magic of Dillon!
Breckenridge (click here to see Breckenridge events)
Breckenridge was founded in 1859 and is the oldest continually occupied community in the Colorado mountains. The first settlers didn't look for steeps and deeps, they were the toughest humans on Earth - gold an silver miners. Gunfights in the middle of the street dominated the daily lives of the settlers. A daring, violent daylight robbery committed by Pug Ryan and his band of toothless, foul-smelling desperados and the discovery of Colorado's largest gold nugget, Tom's Baby, are just some historic events in Breckenridge's history.
Early in the 1960s, the Breckenridge ski area was created. Breckenridge has over 100 historical buildings around the town, and Breck boasts being the #1 historical district in Colorado. It is part of the Ten Mile Range and consists of Peaks 7-10. The Breckenridge ski resort has 2,043 acres of skiable terrain and caters to all abilities. There are 139 trails and 23 lifts covering the Breckenridge Peaks.
Not only can you enjoy skiing in Breckenridge, but Breck has a lot of other winter and summer activities. In the winter many people enjoy ice skating, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and horse and carriage rides through downtown Breck. The summers offer a time of tranquility, beautiful flowers, hiking, biking, roller blading, golf, alpine slides, chairlift rides, four wheeling, horse back riding, rafting and fly fishing on the Blue River. Breckenridge offers great shopping, exquisite food, gold panning, hot air balloon rides, dancing, live theatres and festivals all year.