Areas in Summit & Park County
The areas we serve in Summit and Park Counties including Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne and Alma. You’ll find more information on each below.
Located at 9,603 feet above sea level on the western slope of the Continental Divide in the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies the charming Victorian-style town of Breckenridge. Although it feels remote, one of the town’s calling cards is its accessibility, being only 90 miles from Denver.
Established in 1859 during the height of the mid-nineteenth-century Gold Rush, Breckenridge survived the heydays of gold prospecting and boomed once again in 1879 when other silver and lead carbonates were found. The town was incorporated in 1880. Since then, the town of Breckenridge has gone on to become the recreation centerpiece of Summit County.
Dillon is just off I-70 on the west side of the tunnels. Its proximity to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain ski areas, makes Dillon an ideal lodging choice for visitors looking to spice up their winter vacations in Colorado’s High Country. The fact that you are less than 20 minutes from world-class skiing, and the multitude of options for renting condominiums and hotel rooms, Dillon is an ideal location for exploring all that Summit County has to offer.
Situated on the northeastern shore of Lake Dillon Reservoir lays Dillon, Colorado. A small, mountain community with a big heart. Incorporated January 26, 1883 at the site of a trading post and stage stop, Dillon was originally located beneath the deep blue waters of the lake. The town has moved three times since: once to be closer to the railroad and a second time to be closer to the three rivers: the Blue, the Ten Mile and the Snake.
Located just 90 minutes from Denver International Airport, Keystone offers a true Rocky Mountain experience with a hint of modern luxury mixed in for good measure. Stretching for 7 miles along the Snake River in Summit County, Colorado, Keystone appeals to those looking for the alpine feel of a mountain town. Offering a little something for everyone year- round, Keystone is truly a spot high above the rest of the world.
Keystone, home of the world-renowned Keystone Ski Resort, was founded in 1970 and occupies three separate mountains, 131 trails, 3,128 vertical feet and 3,148 acres of terrain for any skill level – all serviced by 20 lifts, including two gondolas, one express six-pack and five high-speed quads. Add in Keystone’s award-winning A51 Terrain Park, and the only resort to offer night skiing in the area, and one can see why Keystone is one of the most visited ski resorts in Colorado.
Located just 8 miles west of the Town of Frisco and approximately 75 miles from Denver, Copper Mountain Resort is situated along Interstate 70 offering an authentic Rocky Mountain experience in a European-style, slope-side village with spectacular 360-degree mountain views.
Founded in 1972, the mountain’s unique topography – deemed the “most nearly perfect ski mountain in North America” by the U.S. Forest Service – features beginner slopes on the western side of the mountain, intermediate slopes in the center and expert terrain on the eastern side. A self-contained resort with its 140 trails, 23 lifts and 2,465 acres of skiable terrain, there is truly a little something for every level of skier or rider. In fact, the resort also plays host to the professionals, as it was named an official U.S. Ski Team downhill training venue beginning with the 2011-12 season.
Referred to as the “Gateway to Summit County,” the town of Silverthorne is conveniently positioned near the intersection of I-70 and Highway 6, 70 miles west of Denver. At an elevation of 8,730 feet above sea level, in the lower Blue River Valley, Silverthorne is surrounded on two sides by national forest, providing spectacular views of the Gore Mountain Range to the west and the Continental Divide to the east.
Of all the towns in Colorado, few have experienced the overwhelming change that Silverthorne has seen since its incorporation in 1967. Starting out as a makeshift construction camp for workers building the Dillon Dam from 1961 to 1963, the town became a convenient refueling stop along the interstate once the dam construction was complete. For those that decided to stick around, the residents built the second most populated town in Summit County, creating a full-service community of over 4,000 year-round residents – about 15% of the County’s residents.
Nestled at the base of Mount Royal at 9,097 feet above sea level, high in the Rocky Mountains, the town of Frisco is often referred to as the “Main Street to the Rockies.” With easy access just off I-70 and a little over an hour’s drive from Denver, Frisco is widely considered Summit County’s base camp.
Founded in 1873 as a mining settlement, part of the rush to develop the West, Frisco started out as a quaint little mining town. The mining boom only lasted until 1918 when The Depression hit most towns hard, but Frisco was one of the few old mining towns to take the licking and keep on ticking. Today, Frisco has blossomed to a current population of just under 2,800 full-time residents with a multitude of modern amenities, but the town has tried hard to stay true to its heritage. The free Historic Park and Museum aim to promote and preserve the Town of Frisco’s heritage for future generations by providing a unique and quality educational museum experience to the community through connecting the past, present, and future.