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

10% off your total order

at Pharmstrong

$2 off 24hr bike rental

includes Vail Pass Shuttle
at Rebel Sports

Free VIP Savings Card

Special discounts at more than 50 stores
at Outlets at Silverthorne

$3 Off per Person

at Mountain Time Escape Rooms

$5 off half day raft trips and $10 off full day raft trips (per person)

at Kodi Rafting

Half price studio fee

Max 4 per family- save up to $20

FREE appitizer

with purchase of 2 entrees up to $9.50 value
at The Uptown on Main

Free use of sanitized wetsuit

$19 Value; includes wetsuit, shoes, splash jacket
at Adventure Company

25% Train Tour Group Discount

Mention this coupon when booking
at Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours

10% off your entire bill

at Michael's Italian Restaurant

$5 off scheduled shuttle D2D

One coupon per person
at Summit Express

$3 off per Person

at Escape Room Breckenridge

Free 30 minute massage

with the purchase of any 30 or 60 minute service
at Samadhi Healing Arts Studio

15% off golf club re-gripping

at Precision Ski and Golf

$5.00/pp off any raft trip

at Performance Tours Rafting

20% off gold mine tour

Located in Georgetown
at Capital Prize Gold Mine

$10.00 off Your Purchase

When you spend $85 or more.
at Joy of Sox

15% off total bill

Lunch and Dinner only
at Sabor Mazatlan

$5 off your purchase of $20 or more

Limit one per customer.
at Organix


at Paddle Colorado Rafting

$3 off Chuckwagon Dinner and Wild West Show

at Two Below Zero

2 for 1 Rafting Trips #1 rated Arkansas River Trips

1/2 to 1 Day Limit, 1 Coupon Per Reservation
at Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting & Adventure CO.

Buy 1 crepe, get 1 bottle of water

at The Crepe Stand

20% off any half day trip

Good for the Clear Creek intermediate or advanced half-day trips
at Liquid Descent

Free train ride souvenir

Collectible Colorado Key Chain or Magnet
at Leadville CO. & Southern Railroad

Free truffle

with purchase of 5 or more truffles
at Fuzziwigs Candy Factory Breckenridge

Free dessert pastry

with purchase of any dessert pastry
at Blue Moon Bakery

$10 off Full-Day Arkansas River Rafting Trips and $5 off Half-Day per person

at Brown's Canyon Rafting

Free well drink or house wine

with entree purchase
at Murphy's Tavern

Full 60 minute massage for $75

$10 off 60/75/90/120 minute in office massage
at Breckenridge Mountain Massage

$10 OFF ANY 2-HR Zipline Tour

Must mention at time of booking
at Top of the Rockies Zipline

Buy 4 Cookies, get 1 free

at Mountain Top Cookie Shop

$10.00 off Your Purchase

When you spend $85 or more.
at Joy of Sox

15% off total bill

Lunch and Dinner only
at Sabor Mazatlan