Winter Recreation Information

High Altitude Tips

Keep in mind that Colorado’s weather can change quickly. No matter what the season or your outdoor activity, make sure you bring an extra layer of clothing with you. Whether it is a sunny or cloudy day always use sunscreen. Remember you are anywhere from 7,000 – 14,000 feet above sea level and the sun is more intense than you realize. It is important to drink plenty of water so you stay hydrated. Some people experience altitude sickness. Usually drinking more water, resting and taking aspirin or Tylenol helps. If your symptoms persist there are two medical facilities nearby:

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center: http://www.summitmedicalcenter.org/

High County Healthcare: http://www.highcountryhealth.com/

More high altitude travel tips: http://www.highcountryactivities.com/high-altitude-travel.html

Skiing and Snowboarding Information

Ski Resort Information

These ski resorts are less than 20 minutes from the condo:

NameWebsite
Arapahoe Basinhttp://www.arapahoebasin.com/Abasin/Default.aspx
Breckenridgehttp://www.breckenridge.com/
Copper Mountainhttp://www.coppercolorado.com/
Keystone http://www.keystoneresort.com/ski-and-snowboard/
Lovelandhttp://www.skiloveland.com/
These ski resorts are 25-30 minutes away:
NameWebsite
Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek.com/
Ski Cooper http://skicooper.com/
Vailhttp://www.vail.com/

Equipment Rental Information

There are numerous places to rent equipment in Summit County. Although all the ski resorts offer equipment rental we would not recommend renting from them as they are overpriced and the equipment is overused.
We recommend the following two locations:

NameWebsiteAddress
Wild Ernest Sportshttp://www.wildernestskishop.com/14 Fawn Court, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Virgin Islandhttp://virginislandsski.com/ski_rentals/241 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498

Discounted Lift Tickets

Unfortunately discounted lift tickets are getting fewer each year! Below are 3 places that offer discounted tickets. If you plan to ski multiple days at the same resort you can also save money.

NameWebsiteInformation
King Soopers grocery storehttps://www.kingsoopers.comThis link is for a Wheat Ridge location, although all King Soopers have ski tickets available.
Liftopiahttp://www.liftopia.com/ski-resort-info/state/CO/Colorado.htmThey offer discounted tickets to Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain.
Shell Oilhttp://skifreedeals.com/They offer a "buy one get one free" deal at Copper Mountain and Loveland. See their website for specific details and information.

Non-Skiing Activities Information

Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding and Sleigh Rides

NameWebsitePhone Number
Four Eagle Ranch http://4eagleranch.com/vail-beaver-creek-winter-activities/970-926-3372
Good Times Adventures http://www.goodtimesadventures.com/index.html800-477-0144
High Country Activities http://www.highcountryactivities.com/winter-activities-frisco-dillon-silverthorne.html970-389-8214
High Country Tours http://coloradosnowmobile.com/970-668-9945
Keystone Stables http://www.keystoneresort.com/activities/winter-activities.aspx800-354-4386
Nordic Sleigh Rides http://coloradosleighrides.com/970-453-2005
Two Below Zero http://dinnersleighrides.com/970-453-1520

Tubing

NameWebsite
Copper Mountain Tubing Hill http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/plan_and_buy/tubing
Frisco Adventure Parkhttp://www.townoffrisco.com/adventure-park/winter/
Keystone Adventure Point http://www.keystoneresort.com/activitiesdetail/key+-+tubing+at+adventure+point.axd

Sledding Hills

If you wish to go sledding, please feel free to use the sleds that the condos provide.

NameInformation
Dillon MarinaBasically right in front of the complex is a great hill to the left side of the marina... make sure the lake is frozen as you finish on the lake!
SummerwoodOn Hwy 6, right side as you travel from Dillon to Keystone. It is by the parking lot and just before the development of Summerwood.
Rainbow Park Located beside the Silverthorne Recreation Center.
Frisco Adventure Park There is a small hill for younger children off the Nordic Center parking lot.
Carter Park in BreckenridgeLocated behind the elementary school at the end of High Street on the east side of Main Street.

Snowshoe and Cross-Country Trails

There are numerous trails and paths around Dillon and throughout Summit County for these two activities. Most summer hiking trails are great for snowshoeing or x-country skiing. Also, click on my Hiking & Biking tab for our favorite trails!

NameInformationWebsite
Summit County ExplorerTrail information for all of the major trails in Summit County.http://summitcountyexplorer.com/summithikingtrails.htm

Winter Zip Lining

NameWebsite
Top of the Rockies Zip Linehttp://topoftherockieszipline.com/about-zip-line-tours-colorado/

The following websites offer additional information on all Summit County activities

NameWebsite
Summit Activiteshttp://summitactivities.com/
Summit County Explorerhttp://www.summitcountyexplorer.com/
The Town of Dillionhttp://www.townofdillon.com/