There are a ton of amazing things to do and places to see in Summit County. Below are a few of our favorites.
Where To Eat
Just down the road from the house, in The Lodge By The Blue, it is the closest place to grab a bite to eat or a drink. The food is good, and the views from the bar deck are amazing!
One of the favorite spots in Breckenridge to grab a bite to eat after a hard day of skiing. Like most restaurants in Breckenridge, you probably want to make reservations if you are going for dinner (everything fills up fast in ski season).
Not exactly local, but not a big chain either. Great coffee, very good cinnamon rolls, and lots of other stuff.
If you want the real Colorado Mountain Experience, you have to stop at Beau Jo's on the way up to or down from the mountains. Beau Jo's is in Idaho Springs, right off I-70, and there is not pizza like it anywhere else!
This is obviously the closest and most convenient. Breckenridge is also the largest resort in the area. The house has a parking pass that lets you park right by the lifts. (9 miles from the house)
If you are looking to change things up and don't want to ski at Breck all the time, Copper Mountain is an amazing resort, with tons of trails for all different skill levels, and a great ski school. (25 miles from the house)
A-Basin basin is a smaller resort, with a lot of runs up above timberline. in 2017 they are adding a new lift and expanding their size by about a third. (27 miles from the house)
Keystone is another big resort in the area. Keystone has night skiing, and usually an A-Basin or Breckenridge lift ticket will get you in to night skiing at Keystone as well. (23 miles from the house)
There are two places to get groceries in Breckenridge, City Market (a Kroger) and Breckenridge Market & Liquor. Both are pretty small and limited on selection. It is generally best to stop in Dillon or Frisco to pick up groceries before you get to Breck. The City Market in Dillon is much bigger than Breck's, Frisco has a Safeway and a Whole Foods Market.