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What’s SUP in Silverthorne?

Published July 19, 2017

Silverthorne SUPAn up-and-coming sport that’s here to stay, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP as it is commonly known, allows enthusiasts to paddle flat water ponds and lakes, or experience the excitement of a live river or tidal waves. SUP  has become a hugely popular because it’s easy for kids or beginners to try out, quickly gaining skill and confidence, and because it can be a great workout!

In Silverthorne, locals head to North Pond Park to SUP while soaking in the sun and the views. North Pond Park is a unique mountain wetland and pond area that is home to nesting osprey and quality fishing. The sandy beach and calm waters make it the perfect spot for beginners. The more adventurous might consider SUP-ing down the Blue River which winds through the heart of downtown Silverthorne.

Here are a few ways to SUP in Silverthorne:

KODI Rafting Guides: Looking for paddleboard rentals? KODI Rafting Guides offers 4-, 8-  and 24- hour rentals. Visitors can test their skills on one of Summit County’s many lakes, or join KODI for a guided trip down the Colorado River. For groups, KODI offers “The Beast,” an 18-foot SUP that holds up to 10 people and is ideal for playing all day at a local water hotspot.

Ten Mile Creek Kayaks: Are you a first timer looking for instruction? Matti Wade, owner of Ten Mile Creek Kayaks, offers personal instruction for paddlers, beginner to advanced.

SUP Yoga at North Pond Park: Guests can soak in the beauty of North Pond as they practice gentle yoga poses on their stand-up paddleboard while connecting with nature. For a schedule of classes, click here.

SUP Fitness at the Silverthorne Recreation Center: A new high-energy class geared to take your fitness to a new level, using a stand-up paddleboard in the pool. This challenging circuit-style workout includes the use of paddleboards to do mountain climbers, crunches and also some treading water. For a schedule of classes, click here.