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Winter Activities

Winter activities we love!


Winter is Summit County is alive with activities of all kinds - and it’s not just limited to skiing! Here are some of our favorite things to do including, but not limited to sliding down the mountain!

Summit County offers a multitude of activities for everyone from age 1 to 100 and at virtually every skill level. These are some of our favorite local activities offered by our favorite local companies, organizations and restaurants. We think you’ll agree, these folks are the best in the business.




True, you can rent skis on just about every corner here in Summit County, but we’ve found that all Ski Shops are not created equal. Here are our favorites, for every age and ability.

    Mountain Wave Snowboards and Blue River Sports Ski Shop
    Phone: 970 453 8305
    Web: www.mtnwavesnowboards.com

    Dillon, Frisco and Keystone
    Precision Ski and Golf in Frisco
    Phone: 970 668 3095   

    Mountain Outfitters  – full service rental shop, as well as tons of local advice
    Phone: 970 453 2201
    Web: www.mtnoutfitters.com

    Dillon and Keystone
    Wilderness Sports – full service rental shop, as well as tons of local advice
    Phone: 970 468 5687
    Web: www.wildernesssportsonline.com




Keystone and Breckridge Ski and Ride School provides the professional expertise you're looking for at any age or skill level. Treat yourself or your family members to a great ski or snowboard learning experience while you’re staying with us.      

    Breckenridge Ski and Ride School    We recommend Jane Tarlow, local ski school teacher extraordinaire
    Phone: 888 LRN 2SKI   
    Web: www.snow.com



Summit County boasts 4 world-class ski areas offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. Whether you are looking to cruise on groomers, power through moguls, charge the steeps, float through powder or hit the terrain park, these resorts have it all. If the children need lessons or you want to refine your skills every mountain has a great Ski and Ride School to help you get better on the hill. Get on the slopes and see why we all live here! They will help you make the most of your days on the mountain at the best possible price!

    Breckenridge Group Sales, Danielle
    Breckenridge Ski Area
    Phone: 970 547 7532
    Web: http://www.snow.com/planavacation/groups/groups.aspx

    Keystone Group Sales, Wendy Kuntz
    Keystone Ski Area
    Phone: 970 496 4262
    Web: http://www.snow.com/planavacation/groups/groups.aspx



Check out the two NHL-sized rinks at the Steven C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge. The indoor rink is open year-round and boasts bleacher seating, locker rooms, skate rentals and a proshop. The outdoor rink is open mid-September through mid-April and has an indoor warming facility. The Ice Arena hosts many groups and activities, including daily public skating sessions, public hockey sessions, youth & adult hockey leagues and learn to skate classes.

    Steven C West Ice Arena
    Phone: 970 547 9974
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=360


    Lakeside Village, Keystone
    Phone: 970 354 4386
    Web: http://www.snow.com/activities/Key+-+Ice+Skating+and+Hockey+at+Keystone+Lake.axd



The options for backcountry skiing, snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing and x-country skiing are endless. This is great way to see Colorado in the winter. As always, make sure you are prepared for being out in the high alpine environment and always make sure you do not enter avalanche prone areas without proper training and gear.

    Breckenridge Nordic Center and Gold Run Nordic Center
    Phone: 970 453 6855 and 970 547 7889
    Web: www.breckenridgenordic.com and

    Dillon and Keystone
    Keystone Nordic Center
    Phone: 970 496 4275
    Web: http://www.snow.com/activities/Key+-+Keystone+Nordic+Center.axd




Bring your family and sleds over to Carter Park for some great sledding. Hike up a little and sled down at Breckenridge’s local sledding hill. Carter Park is open to the public with no hours or fees. It is located at the South end of High Street.

Cruise down a snow filled lane on an inflated inner tube. Then ride the rope tow back to the top and do it all over again! This is a lot of fun for the whole family!

    Dillon and Keystone
    Keystone Ski Area
    Phone: 970 496 4386
    Web: http://www.snow.com/activities/Key+-+Tubing+at+Adventure+Point.axd

    Breckenridge and Frisco
    Frisco Adventure Park
    Phone: 970 668 2558
    Web: www.townoffrisco.com/adventure-park/winter/science-of-tubing/



Learn how to handle the sleds and run the incredible Siberian Huskies from your dog sledding guide. Then take a 6-mile relay tour with your guide where you get to take turns running the dogs, riding in the dog sled and riding on a small passenger sleigh through the mountains. Be sure to tell them The Happy Bookers sent you!

    Breckenridge, Dillon and Keystone
    Good Times Adventures
    Phone: 970 435 7604
    Web: www.snowmobilecolorado.com



Take a guided snowmobile tour of Colorado’s High Country. Adventure through the forests and mountains and enjoy some of the most amazing views of the majestic Colorado Rockies. There are tours to suit all abilities and promise to be fun, save and memorable. Be sure to tell them The Happy Bookers sent you!

    Breckenridge, Dillon and Keystone
    Good Times Adventures
    Phone: 970 435 7604
    Web: www.snowmobilecolorado.com


Step back in time and experience traditional, turn-of-the-century sleigh and wagon rides. Rides include a memorable old-fashioned dinner experience with homemade meals and family-oriented entertainment. Come see the experts at Two Below Zero for the ultimate theme dinner experience. Be sure to tell them The Happy Bookers sent you!

    Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Keystone
    Two Below Zero Sleigh Rides
    Phone: 970 453 1520
    Web: http://www.dinnersleighrides.com/



There are two state of the art Recreation facilities in Summit County to entertain all of your fitness and recreation needs. One in Breckenridge and one in Silverthorne. Both facilities have extensive weight rooms and fitness equipment, indoor pools with slides, gymnasiums, tennis and racquetball courts, rock climbing walls, indoor tracks, fitness classrooms and mens/womens and family locker rooms. Classes are offered ranging from, aerobics, cycling, weight training and yoga to swimming, tennis, kayaking, rock climbing and much more. Daycare options and day camps offer children a wide of variety of activities as well.

    The Town of Breckenridge Recreation Center
    Phone: 970 453 1734
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=349

    Dillon and Keystone
    The Town of Silverthorne Recreation Center
    Phone: 970 262 7370
    Web: http://www.silverthorne.org/recreation/facility.html



Take a guided walking tour of Breckenridge and learn the rich history of the old western mining town that grew into a year round destination. Stop by the town museums and information centers to see a glimpse of what life was like back in the mining days.  You can even venture into the Country Boy Mine, an authentic underground gold mine and take a guided tour to learn more about Colorado’s mining history. When your tour is completed your guide will teach you how to pan for gold, and you can take your riches home with you.

    Welcome Center
    Phone: 877-864-0868 or 970-453-5579
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=213



The Arts District of Breckenridge offers various art workshops and activities year-round.  The Tin Shop Guest Artist Program provides the public the opportunity to watch artists at work and interact with them.

    Phone: 970 547 3116
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=199



Summit County offers two distinct movie theatre choices. Our state of the art theatre, with stadium style seating and newly released films is located in Dillon, directly above City Market. However, for a one of a kind experience you won't want to miss the Speakeasy Theatre in Breckenridge. Go back in time to the Speakeasy, where they show a mix of independent films and newly released movies, complete with red velvet seats. There is also an art gallery in the lobby showcasing local artist’s work.

    Speakeasy Movie Theatre - located downstairs at Colorado Mountain College
    Phone: 970 453 7243
    Web: www.speakeasymovies.com


    Dillon and Keystone
    Skyline CInema
    Phone: 970 468 6315
    Web: http://www.transluxmovies.com/loc_skyline.asp



Both Dillon and Breckenridge offer fun year round live entertainment for the whole Family. Before the show don't forget to visit the Breckenridge Theatre gallery located in the atrium of the Theatre.

    Phone: 970 453 0199
    Web: www.backstagetheatre.org


    Dillon and Keystone
    Lake Dillon Theatre
    Phone: 970 513 9386
    Web: http://www.lakedillonfoundation.org/index.php



The Mountain Top Children's Museum offers children an opportunity to think outside the box and use their imaginations. "Where the Wild Things Are" is an example of interesting exhibits you'll find while playing there. It's a perfect afternoon activity for learning and excitement for younger children.
    Phone: 970 453 7878
    Web: www.mtntopmuseum.org



Pamper yourself at a relaxing day spa and indulge in a massage, body treatment, facial, manicure or pedicure. Or hire a mobile massage therapist to come right to your lodge to work on you and your guests after a long day of hiking, biking and shopping.

     Bliss Massage Therapy Mobile Massage 
     Phone: 970 406 0014
     Website: www.breckenridgeblissmassage.com



Summit county is a shopper's paradise! Breckenridge, Frisco and Keystone offer quiant shops and wonderful restaurants. Come see for yourself!

On the historic main streets of Breckenridge and Frisco you'll find an array of unique clothing stores, galleries, toy stores and much, much more. And don’t forget the Outlets in Silverthorne, where you will find all of your favorite name brands.