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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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Gore Range Sports ski tuning

Gore Range Sports is Silverthorne’s Newest Gear Shop & Service Center

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. For those looking to venture into the outdoors but are unsure about spending big bucks on all the necessary gear, there’s a new solution in Silverthorne: Gore Range Sports.  With interest in outdoor recreation and winter sports at an all time high, this full service tuning and rental shop will provide quality equipment and—more importantly—expertise to those looking to venture further afield. Gore Range Sports is a year round ski and bike tuning shop with a comprehensive ski department specializing in tuning and renting glide sports gear. …

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snowshoeing in silverthorne

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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