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Kids in a swimming lesson

Second Grade Swim Teaches Water Safety and Life Skills

Learning to swim is an important part of childhood and an essential life skill. For the last six years, the Silverthorne Recreation Center has been offering a free program to all second graders on this side of Summit County to make sure that they succeed in life around the water. Second-grade students at Silverthorne, Dillon Valley, Summit Cove, and Frisco Elementary schools can participate in this important program, providing students with a way to enhance their existing swim skills in a fun and safe environment. Each year during the second …

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Sunset in Silverthorne

Silverthorne proud to be part of countywide climate action plan

Earlier this month, local non-profit High Country Conservation Center presented its 2019 report to the Board of County Commissioners. One of the highlights of the report was the countywide adoption of the climate action plan. The Town of Silverthorne was proud to adopt the climate action plan in the fall of 2019 and join the rest of the county in this plan for a more sustainable future. We recently sat down with Town of Silverthorne Mayor Ann-Marie Sandquist to learn why Silverthorne joined the climate action plan and how Silverthorne …

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Eileen Richardson bird drawing

Eileen Roscina Richardson adds a Splash of Color to Silverthorne Performing Arts Center

If you haven’t stepped into the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lately, head over to see the latest exhibit from Denver artist Eileen Roscina Richardson. Eileen’s drawings, on display in the Education Corridor through the end of March, showcase scenes of nature and culinary inspiration. These vibrant and colorful two-dimensional pieces make a stunning complement to Eileen’s other works on display at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, suspended sculptures made from over 4,000 locally gathered pressed flowers. About the artist Eileen developed a passion for bringing art and nature together while …

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Simon Beck snow art and sunset

Simon Beck Snow Art in Silverthorne

We compiled some of our favorite photos from internationally acclaimed snow artist Simon Beck’s recent visit to Silverthorne, Colorado. Beck was in town creating his famous snow murals earlier in January and it was an honor to have his creations decorate our mountain town. View video of Simon’s work on our website.

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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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