Local Resort: Keystone Ski Resort
Elevation: 9,111 feet / 2,777 meters
Drive time from Denver: ~1 hour 15 minutes
Airport of Choice: Denver International Airport
Closest 14er: Torreys Peak, 14,267 feet
Year Established: 1970
Summit Elevation: 12,408 feet / 3,782 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,128 feet / 953 meters
Skiable Terrain: 3,148 acres
Chair Lifts: 20
Number of Trails: 128
Longest Run: Schoolmarm – 3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers
Just about 67 miles west of the Denver Airport you’ll find the mountain towns of Dillon and Silverthorne. While these destinations don’t have their own airport, there are a number of options for getting from Denver Airport to Dillon, including Dillon airport shuttle, taxi services, Bustang, car rentals and more. The trip from Denver Airport to Dillon or Silverthorne takes you west on I-70 through downtown Denver, under the Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorne.
Eagle County Regional Airport is located west of Vail in Gypsum. Just about an hour from Dillon & Silverthorne, EGE is a great option to cut your drive time down, but there are a few downfalls. Flights often get delayed or cancelled during the winter because of the weather. There are also much fewer transportation options between EGE airport and Dillon. To get from Eagle County Airport to Dillon, you’ll head east on I-70 past Beaver Creek, Vail, Copper and Frisco to the Silverthorne exit, where you’ll exit and head north towards Silverthorne or south towards Dillon.
About 2 1/2 hours southeast of Dillon is Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. To get from the airport to Dillon or Silverthorne, take I-25 N to Denver, where you’ll head west once you reach I-70. Follow I-70 through Denver, up to the Eisenhower tunnels, and back down toward the Dillon / Silverthorne exit. We not operate shared shuttles between Dillon and the Colorado Springs Airport, however, private shuttles are available.
Peak 1 Express offers safe and affordable Summit County Airport Shuttles from Denver International Airport to Dillon and Silverthorne, Colorado. Our Mercedes Sprinters provide you a safe vehicle with loads of extra legroom and headroom, and our service-focused drivers will provide you the best ride. We offer our daily, shared, mountain shuttle schedule and daily airport charter service between DEN and Dillon at the custom time of your choice if the listed times do not suit your needs.
Silverthorne, Colorado offers true convenience! Just minutes from Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort and only slightly further to Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, Silverthorne provides an easy home base for all your activities with lavish rental homes plus affordable hotels and condos. Looking for airport transportation to Silverthorne? Silverthorne airport transportation from Peak 1 Express offers access to the Outlets at Silverthorne where you can find fantastic shopping as well as casual dining options. Please note that there will be other stops to accommodate other guests.SILVERTHORNE SCHEDULES
Staying in Dillon, CO makes it easy to access all the mountains have to offer. In the winter Dillon is centrally located to all the ski areas in Summit County such as Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge. All are about 15-20 minutes from Dillon. The town is also one of the most affordable for lodging and offers a variety of lodging options, including houses, condos and hotels. In the summer you can enjoy hiking and biking around Lake Dillon or on any of the mountains nearby. Catch the Dillon shuttle to and from the airport with Peak 1 Express to make your trip simple. Please note that there will be other stops to accommodate other guests.DILLON SCHEDULES
There are a thousand good reasons why Breckenridge, CO is one of the most popular mountain resort destination areas in Colorado and in the U.S. You’ll find a wide variety of Breckenridge, Colorado lodging options that will work for almost any budget, from shoestring to unlimited. Check out our Breckenridge lodging information for the locals’ insider perspective from the Peak 1 Express local residents!
Wildernest Vacation Rentals
Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts
Mountain Clover Homes
LARGE VACATION RENTALS
Chateau Clair Condominiums
Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge
Craving some delicious food after your day out on the hill? You will not have to travel far as Dillon and Silverthorne both have quite the variety of dining options, from sushi to steaks, burgers to Mexican. With local favorites that are in walking distance, plus a few chain restaurants that you will recognize, these towns can accommodate just about every taste. Great breakfast spots, coffee shops, and of course lunches and dinners that will be sure to satisfy any hunger craving you, or your family may have.
Nozawa Sushi & Teppanyaki
SUSHI & JAPANESE
Red Mountain Grill
Blue Moon Bakery
BAKERY & CAFE
Don’t let the lack of ski resort in these two towns fool you, they’re full of life year round and merely seconds away from the slopes! Head here to sail the reservoir or take part in some fun festivities.
Adopt An Angel: Going on 24 years, this event takes place at the Silverthorne Pavilion where thousands of gifts will be given to families in need.
Holiday Bazaar: In the beginning of December, local artists head to the Pavilion to sell their work. If you’re lost as to what to get your loved ones for Christmas, you don’t want to miss this!
Brewer’s Rock for Rescue: This fundraiser for the Summit County Search & Rescue group features beers from plenty of local brewers. Enter a silent auction full of items for backcountry safety and enjoy some live music and great beverages.
Twilight Skate: A fun and free evening on the North Pond Park! Skate around under the stars and warm up with some chili afterwards.
PBR Pond Hockey Tournament Apres Ice Party: Post Pabst Blue Ribbon hockey tournament, kick back to some live music and cold brews.
All Summer Long
Dillon Farmers Market: Every Friday throughout the summer months, Dillon hosts one of Colorado’s largest open air markets with live entertainment, fresh produce, and delectable meats from all around the area.
Lake Dillon Brew Fest: The Dillon Marina Park holds this beer festival every year, where you can sample brews from over 25 Colorado breweries and catch incredible views of the reservoir.
Bear Bolt 5K Race: Hosted by Silverthorne Elementary, this race ends with a potluck at Rainbow Park and is a fundraiser for the school.
Kaiser Permanente Pumpkin Fest: Bring the kids to Rainbow Park for a fun fall day, complete with a bounce house, petting zoo, carriage rides and a free pumpkin patch.
Dillon and Silverthorne are the perfect Rocky Mountain retreats. Within a half hour from Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Arapahoe Basin, and less than an hour to Vail and Beaver Creek, these towns are truly located 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.
While you’re visiting, you can head to the 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, there are 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.
KEYSTONE SKI RESORT
Distance from Dillon: 8 mi
Best For: Beginner to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 12,408 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 3,148 acres
# of Lifts: 20
Terrain Parks: 6 (all within Area 51)
Average Annual Snowfall: 235 inches
Distance from Dillon: 11 mi
Best For: Intermediate to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 13,050 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 1,331 acres
# of Lifts: 9
Terrain Parks: 3
Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT
Distance from Dillon: 15 miles
Best For: Beginner to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 2,908 acres
# of Lifts: 34
Terrain Parks: 4
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Distance from Dillon: 13 mi
Best For: Beginner to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 12,313 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 2,490 acres
# of Lifts: 23
Terrain Parks: 6
Average Annual Snowfall: 305 inches
OTHER WINTER ACTIVITIES near Dillon & Silverthorne