What to Know: Summit County
Summit County, Colorado is a treasure trove for skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts.
There are 4 major Colorado ski resorts here: Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin. Plus, two reservoirs: Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoir.
This Rocky Mountain destination draws vacation visitors for year-round outdoor activities.
Summit County is an hour and a half drive from Denver International Airport, making these Colorado ski resorts the most convenient for a day trip.
However, if you want to escape fully to the heart of Colorado’s ski country, Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon and Keystone all have a huge selection of vacation amenities. Hotels range from basic rooms to luxurious slopeside, ski-in condos, there’s no shortage of quality ski resorts and services like rentals, tuning, ski storage and ski delivery.
80% of the land in Summit County is public land. Therefore, the opportunities for outdoor recreation are limitless.
Curious about indoor activities? Summit County also boasts an endless bounty of unique boutiques for a memorable souvenir, and lots of family friendly activities like Escape Rooms and Vaudeville shows.
Summit County also offers incredible cultural and educational draws as well. There are nationally-registered historic sites, year-round festivals, professional competitions, outdoor concerts and major destination events like the Breckenridge Music Festival. And top it all off with a great selection of restaurants!