Frisco, Colorado

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Written by Cassidy Barnes posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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This winter Mecca has four major ski resorts nearby: Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin and Copper Mountain. Frisco attractions outside of downhill skiing include mountain biking, snowhoeing and boating.

Kids have fun looking at the Historic Park and Schoolhouse Museum in Frisco. (Todd Powell Photography/Town of Frisco)

Copper Mountain is the closest ski resort, just six miles to the west, so it is generally known as Frisco’s mountain. Copper is one of the bigger ski mountains in Colorado, with 2,450 acres and 126 trails to explore. Stay in a Frisco hotel to be close to the slopes and the shops and restaurants in the area!

Keep your board on for Frisco’s frozen lake for some ice/kite boarding. You can also kite board on skis! A truly unique experience.

Head to the Nordic Center to rent snowshoes or cross-country skis. Copper Mountain has 25 kilometers of trails through the picturesque White River National Forest.

Other fun winter activities include ice-skating, tubing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and taking a sleigh ride.

Summer is a great time to visit Frisco as well. The laid-back atmosphere around town will have you forgetting about all those hours cramped in an office. Take a stroll around town and take a nap- you’re on vacation!

The Frisco Bay Marina is where to go to rent boats to motor or paddle out to Sentinel Island. The marina is on the Dillon Reservoir (also called Lake Dillon), which is also great for sailing, sailing lessons, family picnics by the playground, and canoeing. The reservoir connects Frisco to the small town of Dillon, Colorado.

Hiking is possible from various trailheads that start right out of Frisco’s downtown. There are also 55 miles of paved pathways for cyclists.

The Penninsula Recreation Center is a half-mile south of Frisco on Highway 9 heading towards the town of Breckenridge. The center has a baseball field, multi-purpose field, disc golf center, skateboarding park, extensive trail system, picnic facilities and campgrounds. It is also where the Nordic Center is located for winter cross-country skiing.

Fine dining is a great activity year round in Frisco. Stop in a bistro for a quick lunch before sailing in the summer and go out for a sumptuous candlelit dinner after skiing with your sweetheart in the winter.

Visit the many shops and restaurants that pepper the Old West downtown, but for the real thing, head to the Historic Park and Schoolhouse Museum, built in the 1880s to learn about this old mining town’s roots. The museum is located on 2nd and Main streets.

A few fun modern day events that take place in Frisco include the BBQ Challenge, their 4th of July celebration, Music on Main, Beetlefest and Wassail Days.

Frisco is 75 miles from Denver, right off of I-70.

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