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Olympic Athletes

Home of Olympic-Inspired Adventure

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. When Silverthorne resident Red Gerard took home the first Olympic gold medal for the U.S. at the 2018 Winter Olympics, at just 17 years old, the town gave itself a new moniker: Goldthorne and celebrated local Olympians and Paralympians including: Chris Corning, Red Gerard, Kyle Mack, Amy Purdy and Jimmy Sides. On Friday, as the spotlight turns to Beijing during the Opening Ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the time has come again for Silverthorne to bask in its Olympic pride as hometown athletes Red …

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Things to Do in Silverthorne this Winter

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Let Silverthorne serve as your basecamp for events and adventure this winter season. Immerse yourself in local art and then head outdoors to enjoy the sun and snow. Many of Silverthorne’s top activities are free and easily accessible so you can make the most out of a weekend with friends and family.  Winter Events December 3: Lighting of Silverthorne & Holiday Market 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Silverthorne Pavilion December’s First Friday will feature Silverthorne’s annual lighting celebration, holiday carolers from the Summit Choral Society, photos with …

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Fall in Silverthorne

Fall Art + Adventure in Silverthorne

There’s nothing like taking in a breath of crisp fall mountain air in Silverthorne, where art meets adventure. With exciting outdoor art events, live music and festivals happening around Town, trails enveloped in changing colors and many means by which to explore the autumn-hued landscapes,  fall is the perfect time to visit our town. Get inspired with the ideas below and be sure to check out our Fall Leaf Peeping Map for more information on the best places for leaf peeping this fall.  Check out these autumn events First Friday …

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Man paddleboarding on Lake Dillon

Colorado Adventure Guides ramp up outdoor access, SUP scene in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is dropping anchor in Silverthorne. Colorado Adventure Guides, the locally owned and operated, year-round, one-stop-shop for guided activities and educational courses, recently moved its central office to Silverthorne. With it comes a fresh abundance of summer and winter outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike. Among the most exciting offerings from the new location are SUP  rentals and classes taking place right here at North Pond in Silverthorne, opening the door for the local community to access waterbound adventures any day of the …

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dog with stick

A First Dog’s Guide to Summer

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Four-legged fun The Town of Silverthorne is a dog’s summer oasis. Just ask the Town’s official First Dog, Rippy. When not occupied with official town business, Rippy’s human, Silverthorne Mayor Ann Marie Sandquist, spends just about every evening giving Rippy a bath after his wet, muddy, stick-seeking summer adventures in and around town.  “We like to hike all over the county, but more specifically, Rippy likes hiking anywhere there is water,” said Mayor Sandquist. “He’s a huge swimmer.” Rippy constantly wants to be wet and recommends the …

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People biking on the Blue River Trail

Adventures Abound During Off Season in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. As lifts stop running and before the endless sunshine of summer, our mountain town slows its pace. This means that now is a great time for locals and visitors to enjoy all that Silverthorne has to offer, minus the crowds. Better yet, most of it is free! Read on for how to enjoy Silverthorne as the snow melts and the views change to green.  Parks, Playgrounds and Picnics Silverthorne’s well-kept parks are conveniently located around town and can be turned into fun, day-long adventures. Grab to-go food from …

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Man fly fishing

Water’s role in our recreation and livelihoods

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Beginning in Quarter 1 of 2021, Silverthorne residents will see a new fee introduced on their water bill, in support of the Town’s new stormwater management program. Below is the third in a series of blog posts addressing the area’s water quality challenges, and what a stormwater management program will accomplish. Click to read the first and second blog posts in this series.  As we enter peak fly fishing season and look forward to recreating on the water this summer, it’s a good time to remember the …

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Blue River in Winter

Protecting and Preserving the Blue River Basin

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Beginning in April of 2021, Silverthorne residents will see a new fee introduced on their water bill, in support of the Town’s new stormwater management program. Below is the second in a series of blog posts addressing the area’s water quality challenges, and what a stormwater management program will accomplish. Click here to read the first blog post in this series.  Silverthorne is practically synonymous with the Blue River, which runs through downtown as part of its 680-square-mile journey from its headwaters west of the Continental Divide …

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Two hikers on Ptarmigan Trail

Get Outside – Winter Hikes for Every Adventure Level

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The transition from Winter to Spring in the Colorado mountains means warmer days that feel like summer are sure to be followed by cooler temperatures and a wintery snowstorm. And while exploring the slopes via skis or snowboards is a great way to enjoy this time of year in all its splendor, that option is not always realistic, particularly for families with different ages and ability levels. Enter hiking. This time of year, south-facing trails might be entirely melted, north-facing ones are usually packed down (though some …

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Nordic Skiing at the Raven

Perfectly Packed for Cross Country Adventure

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Cross country skiing is bigger than ever, offering outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities the opportunity to enjoy fresh air, exercise and fitness. Better yet: you don’t need a powder day or a lift ticket to enjoy it. From family-friendly weekend getaways to adventure-filled excursions, Silverthorne is the perfect destination for Nordic exploring. Here’s a quick guide to get you started: 1. Determine Your Skill Level If you can walk, you can cross country ski. The trick is being comfortable falling (beginners will fall at first) …

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