Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Dillon is the perfect Rocky Mountain retreat. A laid-back town with breathtaking views of Lake Dillon and Buffalo Mountain, Dillon is located right off of I-70 just an hour from Denver and minutes from the ski resorts of Keystone, Copper and Breckenridge, all of which can be reached through the free, local bus system. With several other major ski areas nearby, Dillon puts you in the heart of the mountains with easy access to many great destinations for a couple looking to get away, or a family looking to spend some quality time creating memories to last a lifetime.
Keystone Resort 800-328-1323
Enjoy skiing and snowboarding? Want to explore new peaks or spend quality time with your family? Keystone Resort has a vast number of trails as well as activities for the family to enjoy. From exhilarating ski trails, to the tubing hill where the entire family is welcome. Keystone prides itself on incredible guest service and friendly staff, and visitors can take advantage of a vibrant main village as well as equipment rentals, lessons, and a wide range of kid-friendly activities. Keystone is also the only Summit County resort to offer night skiing.
Breckenridge Resort has long been a favorite to locals and visitors. With excellent trails from beginner to advanced, and a roller coaster over the snow, Breckenridge Resort provides endless fun and enough terrain to keep you skiing all winter. Be sure to wander down Main Street and enjoy the mountain-town feel of the quaint shops, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants before heading back to Dillon.
Want to escape the crowds, but still be able to experience a nice variety of terrain? Copper Mountain is located just a few minutes up the road. This resort brings a new name to customer service and has naturally divided terrain providing beginner skiers, intermediate skiers, and expert skiers with their own sections of the mountain. If you have family that would rather not hit the slopes, the tubing hill offers thrills for all ages. With plenty of great shops in the Village at Copper you may find it difficult to leave!
Lake Dillon is a Summit County staple, especially in the summertime. You can head out on paddleboards, kayaks, sailboats, canoes and more, or rent a pontoon boat from the Dillon or Frisco Marina. With the beauty of the 10 mile range on one side and Swan Mountain on another, the scenery alone will make you want to stay all day.
Outlets at Silverthorne 866-746-7686
Need a break from all the outdoor activities? The Outlets at Silverthorne have you covered. With a variety of shops from clothing to outdoor gear to cookware, you will be able to stock up on all your favorite brands. And best of all, since you are shopping at an outlet mall the prices are phenomenal! With 3 Villages and hundreds of brands , be sure to plan a full day for your shopping.
Lakeside Bowl 970-468-6257
Want to keep the good times rolling into the evening after your day of adventures? Or are you looking to give your legs a rest for the day? Lakeside Bowl is the perfect option! They have 12 lanes, 6 pool tables, shuffleboards, air hockey, and so much more! Great for a group of friends looking for a fun night out or a family looking to stay in for the day. Lakeside Bowl offers low-key fun for all ages and abilities.
Silverthorne Recreation Center 970-262-7300
If you feel like keeping to your workout routine, going to a yoga class to stretch before or after conquering the mountains, or even going to the pool, the Silverthorne Recreation Center is ready to help. With great slides and plenty to keep the family busy for hours the rec center provides options for a day of relaxation, or a way to spend the evening unwinding. A number of great classes are also available.
Good Times Adventures 800-477-0144
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of dog sledding? Or explore the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a snowmobile? Good Times can help make those experiences possible. With great daily tours and the ability to accommodate a variety of groups, they’ll provide memories to last a lifetime.
The Spa At Breckenridge 970-453-9068
Want to experience true relaxation, and to feel like royalty? The Spa at Breckenridge strives to ensure that each guest experience is unforgettable, and rejuvenating. With a variety of treatments and a highly trained staff, they offer one of Summit County’s best spa experiences. They are also skilled in handling large groups, and they’ll be happy to help find the perfect treatment for you.
Silverthorne has everything you need in Summit County. It is within a half hour from Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Arapahoe Basin while Vail and Beaver Creek are under one hour away. Aside from being so close to some of the best skiing in the nation, Silverthorne has lots of great outlets for all your shopping needs. Whether you forgot something at home or looking to take a break from a day on the hill, the nearly 70 outlets have something for everyone. In addition to the great skiing and shopping, Silverthorne offers plenty of nordic skiing trails as well as snowshoeing trails for experienced or novice adventurers. You can definitely find a trail to meet your needs of the day whether you want to go out all day or just for an hour. After a nice snowshoe, drop by the natural ice rink. With a warming hut that provides a great view of the rink, bring some hot chocolate and snacks while you watch the kids skate.
While having all the conveniences of being in town, Silverthorne has plenty of easily accessible snowshoeing trails. Enjoy the Willow Creek Highlands Trail, an easy half-mile trail that is filled with incredible views. If you would prefer a longer hike the Willow Creek Highlands Trail runs into the White River National Forest trail system, where there are plenty of opportunities to view wildlife. Looking for more of a challenge? The Angler Mountain Ranch trailhead is quite difficult with a vertical climb of 1,200 over 2.5 miles!
Elan Life Span 970-368-6680
Elan-Life Spa is your fully integrated beauty and wellness destination in Summit County, Colorado. Unlike the big resorts, you are not just a number, but a very important person that we want to serve with Massage, Nutrition, Consulting, an Infrared Sauna, the HydraFacial MD, Skin Care treatment, Bridal Makeup, Yoga, and a Large, Luxury Boutique! Whether you are visiting for vacation or enjoying Summit County for your wedding day, we can accommodate you and your party with the best treatments and most talented practitioners in the industry. What’s more, our prices cannot be beat! We look forward to meeting you and giving you a moment of time you will thoroughly enjoy.
Silverthorne Recreation Center 970-262-7370
Looking to get a good workout in or are the kids begging you to go swimming and to go down a waterslide? The Silverthorne Rec Center has it all in its 65,000 square foot building including an aquatic center, gymnasium, the latest fitness equipment as well as an array of fitness classes. Do you have young children? But don’t have anyone to watch them? Not a problem with the child care offered while you use the facility. You can either purchase a daily pass or a membership ranging from a month to a year.
Ice Rink 970-262-7370
Grab your skates and head over to the North Pond Natural Ice Rink across from the Silverthorne Elementary School. This is the best outdoor ice rink in the county. Bring your hockey stick for a game of pick up or some hot chocolate and snacks to enjoy in the warming hut. The ice is open from dawn until dusk every day. Though it is important that you remember your own gear as there are no rentals! A truly unique, and exciting for the whole family to enjoy!
Whether you are an expert cross country skier or this is your first time, be sure to try out the free trials at the Nordic Center at the Raven Golf Course.The Raven is located in Silverthorne and has a range of trails for everyone ability level. Try out the north trail if you are looking for a bit more of an adventure. The four kilometer intermediate trail is perfect for those searching for great views and a bit more of a challenge. The south trail provides a groomed path for beginners. Also providing great views, this groomed trail will give you the experience you desire without having to work too hard.
Outlets at Silverthorne 1-866-746-7686
Need a day of rest from skiing,? Head over to the Outlets at Silverthorne for some great shopping with incredible low prices. With hundreds of name brands ranging from athletic wear like Under Armour and Nike to high-end designers like Coach, you may find it difficult to leave! At the Silverthorne Outlets you can find just about anything. Be sure to check their website for even more discounts on already low prices!
Skiing and Snowboarding
Silverthorne is located in the center of Summit County making it easy to go skiing or snowboarding at several different world class ski resorts. Not to mention all of the great spots to grab a quick bite to eat on your way out to the hill. With so many great location such as the legendary Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Keystone, or Copper, the most difficult decision you will have to make is deciding where to go spend the day! Not to mention that all of these fantastic resorts are just a short drive away from Silverthorne, ranging from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.
Arapahoe Basin 1-888-272-7246
Copper Mountain Resort 866.841.2481
Breckenridge Resort 800-536-1890
Keystone Resort 800-328-1323