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I-70 in Silverthorne

Plan Your I-70 Adventure: 6 Ways to Play off Exit 205 this Winter

There’s no better time to soak up Silverthorne’s snow-filled splendor than over the holiday season. Whether you’re headed to the Colorado high country to play hard or to relax and unwind, plan your I-70 commute to avoid peak travel times and make the most of your time in the heart of Summit County! Plan Ahead First, check the forecast and brush up on your winter driving tips.  If you’re heading eastbound on Saturday or Sunday, plan to leave the mountains after 7:00 p.m. Better yet, spend a Sunday night with …

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Family ice skating at North Pond Park

Silverthorne: The Perfect Basecamp for a Summit County Winter Adventure

Located just a short drive from five of Colorado’s best ski resorts and packed with quintessential winter activities and affordable lodging options, Silverthorne is the perfect place to stay and play this winter. Winter Fun On and Off The Slopes In addition to awesome skiing at nearby Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Resort, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Silverthorne offers plenty of outdoor adventures for the whole family. Try ice skating at North Pond Park, which hosts twilight skates and an international pond hockey tournament each February. Go …

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Rob Bone

Local Spotlight: Former SPD officer Rob Bone

Picture the Town of Silverthorne in the early 1990s: The population was less than half of what it is today, the Silverthorne Recreation Center was just being built, and locals frequented the Old Dillon Inn’s original incarnation on a Friday night.  Then, as now, the Silverthorne Police Department worked to serve and protect the Town. And Silverthorne PD’s leadership was nurturing a young officer, Rob Bone, who credits Silverthorne for launching the law enforcement career that led him to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2001.  Rob looks …

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Robert Hickler Guitar

Giant Guitar Sculpture a Fitting Backdrop to SPAC Stage

You might hear music playing when you’re in the vicinity of the outdoor stage at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC) — but now you can also enjoy a visual tribute to the musical arts.  The latest addition to the Town’s public art program, installed in late October, is an 11-foot-tall guitar sculpture by Colorado artist Robert Hickler, crafted from steel with a rust patina.  “When you come to check out Robert’s guitar, be sure to look for the shadows cast by his intricate work,” suggests Joanne Cook, the Town’s …

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French Toast and Bloody Mary at Timberline Craft Kitchen & Cocktails

Favorite Breakfast Places in Silverthorne

With cooler temperatures and snow on the ground, it’s the perfect time of year to sleep in and linger over breakfast. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite breakfast places in Silverthorne where you can enjoy everything from a classic eggs benedict to pancake soufflés to giant breakfast burritos. Grab a cup of coffee, or enjoy a Bloody Mary, and dig in! Mountain Lyon Café The famed Mountain Lyon Café moved to their new location in town a year ago after serving up pancakes and bacon for 25 years at …

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Volunteers at Blue River Horse Center

Silverthorne’s Got Heart: John Longhill gives his heart to horses and the community

John Longhill and the Blue River Horse Center Over the past 35 years, John Longhill estimates that he has worked with 15,000 kids through his horse programs, starting in Georgia before moving to Colorado and opening the Blue River Horse Center. Serving as executive director since 2008, John works hard helping horses, children and adults.    Located just north of the town of Silverthorne, the Blue River Horse Center has a twofold purpose: to help decrease the number of unwanted horses in Colorado and to provide an educational experience for …

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Fox mural in Silverthorne

Brilliant New Mural Shines at SPAC Outdoor Stage

At first glance you see geometric purple mountains, their facets gleaming with snowfields and sunset light, the blue of Dillon Reservoir below. But wait! After a closer inspection, the lake has eyes; the mountains just might be ears; and a camouflaged fox peers back at you.  The brand new mural on the South-facing wall of the outdoor stage at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC) creates an optical illusion that encourages people to interact with it and offers an Instagram-worthy photo opportunity.  The outdoor stage at SPAC is a prime …

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