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Silverthorne: Your Off-Piste Option for Winter Adventure

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Winter Fun Off The Slopes Although five of Colorado’s best ski resorts are a stone’s throw away from Silverthorne, the truth is there are many winter activities that take place beyond the slopes. In addition to the great skiing and snowboarding at nearby Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Resort, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort; Silverthorne offers plenty of outdoor adventures for the whole family. Consider Silverthorne your winter basecamp for “off-piste” adventures, a trove of options ideal for this moment in time. Family-Friendly …

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Summit County Rescue Group

Safety considerations for backcountry recreation

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Heading outside has been a refuge for many during the pandemic and, certainly, before it. The stunning, expansive backcountry in and around Silverthorne has seen heavy use since the onset of COVID-19, and with expectations for a surge in winter backcountry recreation, experts are emphasizing the critical importance of safety this winter. “We are asking the public to please take extreme caution when looking into this kind of recreation,” says Sage Miller, local ski patroller, EMT and volunteer with Summit County Rescue Group. “Particularly if you are …

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Fall in Silverthorne

The Best Season in Silverthorne: Your Guide to Fall

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Fall in Silverthorne is sublime. The aspen leaves crisp to a beautiful golden color, brilliant blue skies showcase the scenery, and the changing light transforms our beautiful part of the world. It’s the perfect time to get away—before the snow falls and after the summer visitors head home. And there is plenty to do to experience fall in all its glory. Ride Into the Hills Visit the mountains like the original settlers did: by horseback. Gore Range Outfitters offers a naturally distanced invigorating experience. The company …

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Everything You Need to Know About Overnights in the Great Outdoors

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Coloradans have long answered the siren call of camping in the great outdoors. Where else can you escape the crowds and wake up to some of the state’s most sublime views? Now, more than ever, camping lets you get away from it all while still respecting physical distancing protocols.  But for the uninitiated, camping can seem overwhelming. There’s the gear. The navigation. Food, water purification, and permits to deal with. Fret not. We’ve broken it down into easy to follow tips below. Now grab your sleeping …

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Blue River in Silverthorne

Spotlight on water conservation

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. With four major wildfires actively burning more than one hundred thousand acres across Colorado, nature is giving us a not-so-subtle reminder of the dangers posed by exceptionally dry and hot conditions. In fact, 100 percent of the state is now experiencing some form of drought for the first time in eight years. As firefighters work to contain these wildfires with no forecasted relief in sight, fire restrictions and fire safety tend to take the spotlight, and rightfully so.  But there are additional ways we can take …

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Athletes participate in The Cycle Effect’s Summit County mountain biking program

Making Mountain Biking More Accessible

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Before becoming the face of the Summit County chapter of The Cycle Effect, Isabel Rodriguez had never ridden a mountain bike. To the group’s leaders, that made her perfect for the job. With additional chapters in Eagle and Mesa counties, The Cycle Effect aims to empower young women through mountain biking to create brighter futures and build stronger communities. Rodriguez might have lacked the technical skills, but she could bridge the organization and the population it sought to reach. “Even though I wasn’t a mountain biker, …

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Blue River in Silverthorne

Explore a different side of Silverthorne this summer!

Enjoy wide open spaces, thousands of acres of wilderness lands and hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails this summer in the heart of Summit County. Answer the call of the mountains and explore off the beaten path in Silverthorne with these different ideas for adventure. Day 1: Start your day in Silverthorne with breakfast burritos to-go from local favorite Fritangas. Take in the Gore Range mountains surrounding Silverthorne on horseback with Gore Range Outfitters. Gore Range Outfitters offers 1-hour or half day adventures, taking you deep into the …

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Biker on the Blue River Trail

Silverthorne is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Silver Bicycle Friendly Community!

In February, Silverthorne applied for the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. It has long been a goal of Silverthorne to be a recognized leader for the work our local citizens and staff have put in over the years to make our community more accessible by bike. Today, we’re proud to be part of the 482 communities across the United States that are transforming America one Bicycle Friendly Community at a time. The League’s executive director, Bill Nesper, had this to say about our award, particularly …

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Woman on Angler Mountain Trail

Modern Manners for Trail Users, Plus Outdoor Recreation Tips

With summer here we are all exploring the outdoors! It is up to us to continue to practice physical distancing inside and outside, and its the perfect time for outdoor enthusiasts to brush up on etiquette to keep us all safe over the weeks ahead. Trail Etiquette Plan ahead. To make the most of your trek, advanced planning is required. First and foremost, if you feel sick or have any symptoms, stay home. Avoid crowded and congested areas. Make sure the trail is open and check any special requirements for …

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Swift Water Rescue Demo

Water Safety Tips from the Source

Whether you’re a water hound or new to the Blue, chances are you are itching to get outdoors and spend some time on the water.  Silverthorne offers an array of great options for recreating on the water, and since May is National Water Safety Month, now is an excellent time to review critical safety considerations before you and your family take to the water. We caught up with swift water rescue technician Brandon Ciullo, a multi-year veteran for the Summit County Water Rescue Team  and Summit County Rescue Group. For …

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