• McKenna Rieger

Stay in Silverthorne, CO

Situated amidst the world's playgrounds and distinguished by unparalleled natural beauty, Silverthorne is where art meets adventure! We spent 5 days in this beautiful small town to ski Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. It is perfectly situated for easy access to these ski resorts.

Copper Mountain stats:

  • Copper Mountain is 75 miles from Denver (about 1 hour & 45 minutes without traffic)

  • There are 2,533 skiable acres with 24 lifts: 21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, and 18% expert

  • The longest run is Collage, at 1.7 miles

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area stats:

  • A-Basin is an alpine ski area in the Rocky Mountains of the United States, in the Arapaho National Forest of Colorado

  • There are 1,428 skiable acres with 9 lifts: 7% beginner, 20% intermediate, 49% advanced, and 24% expert (not an easy mountain)

  • Open for winter October to June (sometimes July), conditions dependent (longest season in Colorado)

  • Fun fact: A-Basin Ski Area opened in 1946 with one tow rope and a $1.25 lift ticket


Restaurants in Surrounding Summit County:

  • Carnicería La Perla

  • Angry James Brewery

  • Sauce on the Blue

  • Cafe ProFusion

  • The Argentos Empanadas & More

  • Inxpot Coffeehouse

  • Outer Range Brewing Company

  • Pure Kitchen

  • HighSide Brewing

  • Taqueria (at The Clubhouse)

  • Broken Compass Brewing

  • Coffee & Waves

  • Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant

  • Robbie's Tavern

  • Après Handcrafted Libations

*We ate at 10 Mile Tavern in Copper Village, DAM Brewery (in Silverthorne, CO) and Greco's Pastaria (in Frisco, CO).


Time to various resorts from Silverthorne:

  • Copper - 22 minutes

  • A-Basin - 25 minutes

  • Keystone - 20 mintues

  • Loveland - 20 minutes

  • Breckenridge - 30 minutes

  • Winter Park - 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Vail - 1 hour

  • Beaver Creek - 1 hour 15 minutes

Copper Mountain photos:

Arapahoe Basin photos:


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