Summit County encompasses the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne. The area also includes several ski areas including: Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Loveland and Ski Cooper.Summit County is located approximately 60 miles west of Denver in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It is home to four major ski resorts with some of the best amenities in the world.
The area has something to offer for all winter sports enthusiasts. These include skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, extreme skiing ice skating, snowmobiling and of course - après-ski.Breckenridge.Breckenridge has four mountain peaks and four terrain parks which help to make it the second most visited resort in the US.
The variety of activities both on the slopes as well as off the slopes in the town of Breckenridge makes it a popular winter sports destination. Breckenridge offers snowboarders and skiers sixteen ski lifts and four high speed quads. Breckenridge is home to one of the best snowboard parks in the Rockies.Arapahoe Basin.Arapahoe Basin is an area of natural beauty.
It has one of the longest ski seasons in North America ranging from November through July with over 360 inches of snow annually. The mountain has an elevation of 13,050 feet and incorporates over 60 trails with 5 chairlifts. Arapahoe Basin is home to the highest terrain park in North America - "Mutha' Hucker".Keystone.Keystone offers something for everyone including three mountains, an eight month ski season, and a 12 hour day which includes night skiing. Keystone has many slow, wide trails suitable for families as well as plenty of challenging skiing for the experts.
Skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding and the largest outdoor ice ring in the US all feature predominantly in Keystone.Copper.Copper Mountain is the largest ski resort in Colorado with 125 trails and 22 lifts. It has some of the most scenic views in the Rockies. It is popular with locals and has a balanced terrain ranging from beginner to the advanced level skiing. For nightlife visit The Village for exciting clubs and restaurants.
Although Summit County is famous for its winter resorts, many visitors are surprised at the amount of summer activities. These include outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, camping, canoeing, fishing and horse riding. Or you may prefer the peace and tranquility of pastimes such as shopping, relaxing in the sun, browsing in galleries or eating out at a nice restaurant. There is the added bonus of lower priced accommodations during the summer months making a visit to the area during these months a real bargain.Summit County in Colorado is a world famous winter destination but offers a variety of attractions year round.
The winter visitor is offered a complete range of winter sports activities while the summer visitor can indulge in summer activities at a bargain price. No matter at what time you visit Summit County in Colorado you are assured the ultimate in fun and the ultimate in value..Kelli Bennett writes for the Kelli Sells Team the top real estate firm in Breckenridge and Summit County. For more information visit http://www.kellisells.
By: Kelli Bennett