Summit County holds some of the best towns, resorts, and slopes in the world, such as Copper Mountain, Keystone with the night lights, Beaver Creek, and of course, good ol’ Breckenridge. Right down the street from Beaver is Vail. These towns cater well to the many people that travel to these destinations during the winter holidays and there’s plenty of things to do and places to eat. Colorado and its ski towns are some of the best places in the world to spend the Holidays. Every year, more and more travel to these destinations for the first time, and many of them are stuck wondering what there is to do. There’s one holiday coming up here soon in November. There’s football all day, your choice of poison (like the Spiked Southern Comfort Eggnog), and all the trappings of love in a food form. So if you love to eat, then you may be sitting there worried asking yourself “What the heck are we going to do for Turkey Day?” The good thing is, if you’re in Summit County, you’re probably in one of the world’s prettiest ski towns. If you’re flying in and need a ride to Summit County check out these deals with Peak 1 Express.
Start your day off on the right foot with Frisco’s 8th Annual Turkey Day 5k to get that appetite worked up after burning some of those calories you will be doubling down on later that night for dinner. It’s open to all ages so enjoy with the whole family. Not only is it in the lovely town of Frisco, with gorgeous Lake Dillon, but you will also be helping raise funds for the Family and Intercultural Resource Center and Frisco’s Elementary STEM program. The race starts at the Community Center at 9:30 am and finishes there too. Keep in mind the time of year and the amount of snow that will be on the ground. The paths will be plowed but the Winter snowstorms here are like Florida’s Summer rainstorms – even the meteorologists don’t know what’s going to happen. Pre-registration is encouraged as this event will sell out. Book your mountain shuttle to get there energized and on time.
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If you’re not cooking for yourself many local restaurants would be glad to do it. Considering the hardship many of these ski towns went through the last couple of years with limited business operations, I’m sure they will be showing you their appreciation by going above and beyond what you would expect. You could pretty much just walk right down downtown Breck, or any ski town, and find so many great restaurants, but ones I know that are open to plan ahead would be Spencers at Beaver Run which is bringing back their buffet (with crab legs!). Blue River in Breck is offering a 3-course meal. Briar Rose Steak & Chop House is always a winner. If you’re just looking for a plate, check out Motherload Tavern, Sevens at Grand Lodge on Peak 7, or Quandary Grill. Looking for just a pickup and bring home? The Lost Cajun is making up whole turkeys for your family. Or just call ahead or place an order online to City Market to the deli or bakery and pick it up in the store when ready! There are many options but if you are from a big Metropolitan area, remember restaurants close earlier in ski towns, there also aren’t as many options or availability, so plan ahead and make sure you reserve your spots, whether for food, transportation, or fun. Here are some more dining options to look for on the mountain.
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