Winter in Summit County

Summit County, Colorado

Winter in Summit County is a magical time of mountain adventures, seasonal festivities and honored traditions draped in powdery, sparkling snowflakes and shared by locals and visitors from all walks of life. Blessed with a central location in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Summit County encompasses the inviting towns of Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge.

Summit has grown up from a mining boom base camp to a favorite Rocky Mountain vacation destination.  Boasting the longest ski season in the Western United States, the landscape evokes exploration and is the perfect playground for nature lovers and those looking for a relaxing winter getaway.  Breathtaking, snowcapped peaks are a natural backdrop for excursions ranging from skiing and skating to ice fishing and snowcat tours, while countless off-mountain activities await in various corners of the country.

Celebrate Summit County history and tradition at one of our many winter events, rejuvenate at a bed and breakfast, browse locally owned shops and indulge in our creative restaurants and breweries.  Take advantage of the county-wide free transportation system while shopping to check out the friendly lakeside towns of Dillon and Frisco, strolling charming Main Street, Breckenridge or doing a little shopping in Silverthorne.  Save time for a day trip to one of our neighboring communities, such as Leadville or Fairplay.

It's time to get acquainted with Summit County and make winter memories in the mountains.