Jeremy went to Summit County, Colorado visiting the famous resorts of Keystone, Breckinridge, and A-Basin. He found a lot more to do than hit the slopes.
Getting to Colorado is much easier now as more airlines offer direct flights into the states’ capital, Denver. From there you can rent a car or take a shuttle bus into Frisco, the heart of Summit County.
The Summit County area of Colorado lies alongside the I-70 Interstate so it is easily accessible, a 90 minutes drive from the airport.
Turn off the I-70 at Silverthorne, the gateway to the ski resorts. A town growing in size and providing all types of shops to support your holiday.
In Silverthorne, you will find high-end outlets with huge discounts, on clothing, watches, trainers and all manner of goods. This town has many top motels offering rooms at $150 a night, but the owners will do deals for longer stays.
For higher quality accommodation seek out your own chalet or apartment in the main resorts. A lot have concierge service, with gym, pools and hot tubs. They are located close to the ski slopes, so you don’t have to drive to the resort each day. If you do need to travel you can use the excellent free bus service, which runs all day.
The location of the most exclusive chalets and apartments allow for skiing directly to the door. The prices can be upwards of $3000 a week but some can accommodate ten people, so the costs could be spread out.
I have put together a short list of top class accommodation, skiing, and dining. These places are the best of many available in the Summit County area.
Crystal Peak Lodge is in the alpine paradise of Breckenridge. It combines modern luxury, with a rustic mountain setting to provide you with the ultimate Colorado ski destination. Nestled at the base of Breckenridge Mountain, The Lodge offers guests amazing views of the majestic Colorado Rockies and convenient ski-in/ski-out access to the world-class ski trails of Breckenridge Ski Resort.
After a fun-filled day on the ski slopes, grab a short ride on Crystal Peak’s shuttle to Main St. and enjoy an array of gourmet restaurants and shopping. Stay in, relax and rejuvenate in Crystal Peak’s outdoor hot tubs.
Mountain Thunder Lodge features cosmopolitan luxury, in a rustic mountain setting. As one of Breckenridge’s ski-in / gondola-out properties, this gem of luxury, offers convenience and personal service. The Lodge is just two blocks to historic Main Street, easily accessed by foot. The lodge is also a short walk to the Gondola and offers guest’s convenient ski-in access via the Skyway Skiway.
When you are ready for a hot tub, ski back, then relax in one of the hot tubs or the outdoor heated pool. Mountain Thunder is beautifully decorated with an elegant but rustic feel. It also features a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Access to the bowling alley, aquatics centre, media rooms and billiards table located at One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort.
One Ski Hill At the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, is a luxurious ski-in, ski-out lodging experience. You will find unmatched service, proximity to the slopes, and direct access to all that Breckenridge is most famous for. The gondola will sweep you down to the charming town of Breckenridge in just minutes. Then return to the modern mountain comfort, high-end finishes and intimate personal touches that make One Ski Hill Place a destination that truly feels like home.
Luxury accommodation ranges from studios to four-bedroom condominiums, but each of these guest room options is as richly appointed as the last. Stunning living rooms.
Dramatic fireplaces. Large windows. Extravagant details. These luxury guest rooms have got it all. Enjoy the 5 Star amenities of One Ski Hill, private aquatics centre, and fitness facility features two indoor swimming pools, two hot tubs, and a fire pit, as well as state-of-the-art fitness equipment, steam room and sauna so you can work out or rest up for a day on the slopes.
The private Rejuvenation Centre has treatment options from massage packages to a signature Alive & Ageless facial, aromatherapies, deep-conditioning treatments and more.