Summit County, in Colorado's High Country, is best known for its four world-class ski resorts: Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and Arapahoe Basin. Yet, there's plenty to do for non-skiers! Here are five fun ways to enjoy Summit County as a winter destination without strapping on skis or a snowboard.
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1. Visit Ice Castles
Dillon is hosting a spectacular ice attraction called Ice Castles starting on December 27. The display at Dillon Town Park is made from crushed ice and lit with shimmering LED lights. This family friendly attraction is going to be a beautiful addition to Summit County fun this winter. Plus, you can enjoy it during day and nighttime.
Photo (above), courtesy of Ice Castles.
2. Get Outside
The Frisco Adventure Park, located near Lake Dillon at the Frisco Peninsula, offers a diverse and family friendly winter playground complete with a tubing hill. An expansive trail system is available for Nordic skiers and snowshoeing.
3. Enjoy the Culinary Scene
Summit County dining options are diverse and delicious.
Bold Restaurant and Bar in Breckenridge offers creative, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, as well as a classic breakfast menu. Other must-try Breckenridge restaurants include Pho Real, Twist, The Gold Dredge Restaurant, Relish and more.
Sauce on the Blue in Silverthorne offers gorgeous views and classic Italian dishes.
Uptown On Main offers contemporary, American cuisine in Frisco.
A full listing of Summit County restaurants can be viewed here.
4. Drink Craft Beer
Summit County's craft beer scene continues to blossom. Be sure to check out local breweries like The Bakers' Brewery in Silverthorne, Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon, Broken Compass Brewing in Breckenridge and Outer Range Brewing Company in Frisco. A full list of breweries, along with restaurants, can be viewed here.
5. Catch a Live Show
Summit County offers lots of live-music performances at venues like Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge and Warren Station in Keystone, along with smaller spots like The Historic Brown in Breckenridge and The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco.