Silverthorne: The Perfect Basecamp for a Summit County Winter Adventure
Published December 5, 2019
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 sledding at Rainbow Park or check out the impressive hill at the recently opened Maryland Creek Park. The groomed Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks are the perfect places to soak in the views of Silverthorne’s signature Buffalo Mountain, and the Raven Clubhouse is a great spot for après snowshoe. The town of Silverthorne also sponsors moonlight snowshoe tours throughout the winter. There’s top-notch winter fly-fishing on the gold medal waters of Silverthorne’s Blue River. And, next door in Dillon, visitors can experience the otherworldly Ice Castles or spend an afternoon ice fishing on the lake.
There’s Plenty To Do Indoors, Too!
From the indoor pool, hot tub and fitness classes at Silverthorne Recreation Center to shopping at the Outlets at Silverthorne, there’s plenty of things to do for those seeking indoor entertainment.
Catch a show by the Lake Dillon Theatre Company at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, and checkout the awesome rotating public art exhibitions which are on display. Or, mingle with locals at a First Friday event, a monthly celebration of arts and culture in Silverthorne that includes live music, family activities, and more.
Enjoy Après Ski and Tasty Eats at Local Craft Breweries, Bars and Restaurants
Nothing says après like a Colorado craft brew. Silverthorne’s Angry James Brewery has locally sourced eats and features a variety of brews that challenge the status quo and cannot be widely found in other Summit County breweries. The Bakers’ Brewery is a local’s favorite for its made-from-scratch comfort food and a wide variety of rotating brews like Winter is Coming, a black seasonal saison. For the perfect craft cocktail paired with delicious, Colorado sourced cuisine, check out the brand new Timberline Craft Kitchen & Cocktails which offers a daily brunch featuring their signature Bloody Marys and share plate dinners all in a lively social atmosphere. For homestyle Italian, try Sauce on the Blue, or discover Irish specialties at Murphy’s Food & Spirits and south-of-the-border classics at Fritangas Mexican Restaurant.
For additional winter trip ideas and itineraries, visit silverthorne.org.