SAMPLE WINTER ITINERARY
Experience Summit Country, Colorado’s Winter Playground
Tip: Hit the road early to beat the rush.
Breakfast: The portions come big and the food is homemade at the bustling Sunshine Café, where the popular Blue River Special, grilled ham, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes, scrambled eggs and a heaping serving of hash browns, hits the spot.
Glide and Slide: Nearly 10-kilometers of trails await at the Silverthorne Nordic Center which is free for all users and groomed regularly. Located at the Raven at Three Peaks Golf Club, the Nordic center’s two courses, north and south, offer terrain for skiers of all abilities along with spectacular views and exhilarating twists and turns.
Lunch: Enjoy a savory soup or hearty sandwich at Mountain Lyon Café, a Silverthorne classic.
Skate: With a warming hut, restrooms, and awe-inspiring views, the ice-skating at North Pond Park is a great way to get outside in winter.
Dinner: Featuring views and al fresco dining along the Blue River, Sauce on the Blue offers signature pasta dishes like penne Gorgonzola and rigatoni and sausage, New York style pizza and an extensive wine list.
Breakfast: Locals congregate at their favorite tables at Red Buffalo Coffee, an intimate, wood-hewn café filled with used books and local art. But you’ll want your burrito and coffee to go because today’s a ski day and you want to beat the crowds.
Downhill, Colorado style: Colorado’s ski slopes are world-renowned, and for good reason. With average snowfalls of more than 300 inches and high peaks boasting open bowls, superlative tree skiing, extensive intermediate and beginner terrain and award-winning facilities, the resorts around Silverthorne beckon visitors from around the globe. Choose from Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, or Vail.
Après: Skip the overpriced grub at the ski resorts and beeline back to Silverthorne’s Bakers’ Brewery for impeccable happy hour deals and a bowl of the signature green chile. Bakers’ is a local’s favorite and a point of Silverthorne pride.