Summit County

Breckenridge | Keystone | Copper | Silverthorne | Dillon | Frisco

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!

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Dinosaurs, ziplining, brew tours -- oh my! There is so much to do when exploring ski country no matter the season.

Food & Drink

Feeling a bit peckish? Grab a quick bite to eat to-die-for cookies or slow down and enjoy a gourmet meal, all in the same town.


Leisurely stroll in and out of all kinds of unique shops. From t-shirt shops to beautiful art galleries, you're sure to find something.


Do you have the need, the need for… well cool equipment? Rent everything from ski gear  to paddle boards and more.

Adults Only

Colorado is home to some amazing breweries, distilleries, and dispensaries. Find your perfect pairing for a great evening out.

Summer Fun

While Summit County is famous for its Colorado ski resorts, summer might be even better. Summer in the high country offers vacation activities like hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

Cast a fly on a serene, crystal river or climb on a raft and experience the colorado river rapids. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker on a whitewater trip or sightseer on a relaxing float, you won’t be disappointed.

Next, rent a SUP and learn to stand up paddle board on Lake Dillon. Cyclists can rent a mountain bike and explore the incredible singletrack nearby, but if you’re more of a cruiser, rent a comfort bike and do the paved bike trail from Frisco to Vail Pass.

Winter Adventures

Skiing is not the only game in winter. Winter activities include snowmobiling, ice climbing, snow cat tours, and so much more. Unique vacation experiences like a sleigh ride or dog sled tour are popular for all ages and abilities. They’re also a great way to see the winter scenery!

And on a day where it’s a little too cold, warm up at one of the local distilleries, restaurants or boutiques. And don’t leave the kids out, try an escape room or making your own souvenir from pottery.

Enjoy all that winter in Summit County has to offer on your next trip by creating lifelong memories of your Colorado winter vacation.

Things to Do in Summit County

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Summit County Coupons & Discounts

Enjoy the most out of your Summit County vacation

Up to 30% off the daily rate on any ski or board package

per person, per day, unlimited days; 1 coupon needed per group
at Rebel Sports

20% OFF RETAIL Offer may be used on new ski shop soft goods.

at Breckenridge Nordic Center

Save $5 per driver when booking online or by phone use promo Code WTD2019

not valid from December 18 through January 6
at High Country Tours

25% off your total order

Present this coupon/No restrictions and no blackout dates
at Pharmstrong


Redeem at the Colorado Welcome Center in the Green Village, Unit 246-V
at Outlets at Silverthorne

$5 OFF the Scenic Cocoa Ride

1 coupon per person. NOT Valid 12/20/20-1/04/21 & 1/17- 1/19/21
at Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides

$20 OFF Any purchase of $100 or more

Must present at purchase. 1 per customer. not valid with other offers.
at Christy Sports (Summit)

Mention coupon for 25% Train Tour Group Discount

Valid for groups of two or more when reserving directly @ 970-468-7777
at Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours

Full 60-Minute Massage for $80 or $5 OFF 60 / 75 / 90 / 120-Minute In-Office Massage

at Breckenridge Mountain Massage


of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other offers or deals!
at Mountain Top Cookie Shop

30% OFF Ski & Snowboard Rental

Ski & Board Rentals with FREE ski/board storage. Must present coupon at time of rental. FREE slopeside rental storage!
at Charter Sports (Summit County)


Limit 1 per customer. Dine-in only
at Michael's Italian Restaurant

$3.00 OFF Per Person

Use promo code: WHATTODO
at Escape Room Breckenridge

Buy 1 Crepe Get 1 Bottle Water

Free bottle of water with purchase of a crepe. Not valid with any other promotion
at The Crepe Stand

$10 OFF $85 non-sale purchase

1 per visit, at time of purchase only. non-sale items only. Not valid with any other offers
at Joy of Sox

$5 OFF your purchase of $20 or more!

Limit one per customer. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
at Organix

15% OFF

at I Scream Gelato

$3 Off per Person

Use: Winter21 for $3 off per Person
at Mountain Time Escape Rooms

50% Off 1st Day of any Rental

3-day minimum required. Use Code:1558. Cannot be combined with other coupons. Not valid on previous purchases
at Sun and Ski Sports (Summit)

$3 OFF

Not Valid Dec 12 - Jan 8; President’s Day Weekend. Limited to DIRECT BOOKINGS ONLY.
at Two Below Zero

Free Truffle with purchase of 5 or more truffles

Limit one per person. Must have coupon present.
at Fuzziwigs Candy Factory Breckenridge

Free Frisco Sticker

Visit the Frisco/Copper Visitor Information Center. 1 free sticker per person. Center located at 300 Main Street, Frisco

Free Frisco Sticker

Visit the Frisco/Copper Visitor Information Center. 1 free sticker per person. Center located at 300 Main Street, Frisco

20% OFF RETAIL Offer may be used on new ski shop soft goods.

at Breckenridge Nordic Center