Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Arapaho Basin
Summit County has 4 ski areas, all within 20 minutes of each other. Our mountains are famous for 'Colorado Champagne Powder', long runs and fast chairs, a variety of wide open groomed runs, fun tree skiing and challenging steeps, and of course awe inspiring scenery.
Each area has its own personality, so explore them all and pick your favorites!
Which Ski Resort today?
Breckenridge: a charming mining town known for its Victorian Main Street, great restaurants and night life, and an exciting ski mountain. http://www.breckenridge.com/ ___________________________________________________
Keystone: a resort community with separate villages catering to different vacation styles. Keystone is known for its year round festivals, fun and educational kids activities, and a 3.5 mile ski run! http://www.keystoneresort.com/ ___________________________________________________
Copper Mountain: advertised as the local's favorite ski mountain, the resort offers plenty of entertainment for vacationers and 90% of its homes and condos are second homes. The resort is the easiest to get around, both on the mountain and off. http://www.coppercolorado.com/ __________________________________________________
Arapaho Basin: this is an old fashioned ski mountain, not a resort, so find lodging elsewhere! A Basin is famous for steeps, chutes and bumps, but does have beginner and intermediate terrain as well. The Beach is a favorite of the barbecue party crowd - bring a grill and a Frisbee and relax between adrenaline rushes! The basin stays open as long as there is snow - sometimes we ski on the 4th of July! http://www.arapahoebasin.com/
All of our resorts have tons of summer activities! Many people buy a ski home here, then eventually realize that summers are even more fun! Summit County has 5 golf courses, Lake Dillon with its 2 marinas, endless bike trails both paved and through the National Forests, hiking, boating, fishing... And concerts, festivals, farmers markets, art fairs...