Heading to the mountains? Sharing a few unique places to stay and a few of my favorite things to do for your trip to Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Keystone or Copper.
A trendy, modern boutique hotel right at the base of Peak 9 and right off Main Street!
The best of both worlds. They have all the amenities like a restaurant and bar, coffee shop, dry sauna and gear rentals.
Literally right off Main Street and next to Peak 9!
If you’re looking for a similar spot, check out the village at Breck right next door for studios with kitchens and a more traditional ski-in ski-out.
The mecca for the ski trip experience!
Tucked a little further from town, but just a quick bus ride or drive into town, this is the perfect all-inclusive ski vacation.
Summit Counties’ newest boutique hostel! This spot is close to Keystone and Copper Mountain and right in the heart of Silverthorne.
There’s a spot for everyone, daily activities (trivia is my personal favorite) and right on the Blue River.
One of Silverthorne’s newest hotels, Hotel Indigo is in the heart of Silverthorne’s newest addition at 4th Street Crossing!
A ‘downtown’ like experience with modern rooms!
A quaint Victorian B&B right off Frisco Main Street!
Looking for something with historic charm and a family-owned atmosphere, this is your spot! Wine and cheese? Sign me up.
This B&B will make you feel like you’re in a European town!
Tucked away in Keystone, this is such a unique stay! An amazing culinary experience, a cozy atmosphere, and unique touches all throughout.
Summit County is roughly 1 1/2-2 hours from Denver International Airport. While it’s a bit of a drive, there are many ways of transportation to and from DIA.
Renting a car to drive to Summit County is perfect as there’s so much to see, do and explore!
Be sure to rent a 4-wheel drive SUV or an all-wheel drive that will handle snowy conditions. Note that snow can come as early as September and as late as June.
There are plenty of local shuttle companies that will pick you up from the airport and take you right to Summit County. Once you’re in Summit County, there’s free bus transportation roughly once an hour around Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne and Keystone.
While we do have Uber or Lyft, do not rely on this as your main source of transportation. We don’t have many drivers in the area and sometimes the wait time is pretty lengthy.
Being that Summit County is around 9000ft, the weather is so different than the rest of the world!
December: Average temps: 30° / 19°
December makes for a true winter wonderland. Fun events like Ullr fest, Christmas and all the events that come along with it.
Plan on larger crowds
January: Average temps: 31° H / 19° L
Known to be a little colder, but amazing skiing!
February: Average temps: 31° H / 19° L
Similar to January
March: Average temps: 38° / 25°
The sun starts to stay out a little longer and sweet spring skiing is here!
Still full snowy winter mixed with spring break!
April: Average temps: 43° / 30°
A few ski resorts start closing and winter is slowing down. We’re not out of the thick of it yet!
April will still bring snow storms, but restaurants will start to close for their seasonal cleaning. Still plenty open, fewer crowds and muddy trails.
May: Average temps: 52° / 38°
Similar to April as we wait for the snow to melt on all the trails and summer to start.
Our summers (and even spring) take a little extra long time to thaw out.
The start of summer! Mid-end of June brings a little more green and a little less mud.
A beautiful contrast with the snowy peaks that hasn’t melted at high elevations.
July: Average temps: 72° / 56°
Prime wildflower season! It feels like summer is finally here! Town is bustling again and the temperatures are quite literally perfect.
Always bring a little jacket as the weather can change in an instant. Prepare for all conditions!
August: Average temps: 68° / 53°
A beautiful summer month and the cooler breeze tells you fall is on it’s way!
September: Average temps: 63° / 48°
Fall is here and the cooler temperatures are coming!
October: Average temps: 50° / 37°
A quieter time to come as the ski resorts are waiting to open, but cooler temperatures.
November: Average temps: 39° / 28°
Ski resorts slowly start to open and winter is on it’s way! Still a quiet time around town, but starts to pick up around the holidays.
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