What Is There To Do Here Other Than Ski?

Not a skier or snowboarder? Maybe the snow conditions aren't what you would like or it's just too cold. What other activities can you do?

Many visitors make the mistake of thinking that the ski resort is the only option if they are on a ski vacation. Think again! Ask any local: Skiing or snowboarding every day for a week straight is tough to impossible, and you may get more out of your ski days if you take a day off. Add to that the current lift ticket prices and a day off starts to look like a really good idea.

Tubing: Tubing is fun! Anyone can do it, and you don't even have to walk back up the hill. Choose a cooler day for the fastest rides. There are three locations in Summit County that offer tubing. The Frisco Adventure Park, Keystone Resort and Copper Mountain Resort. Reservations recommended.

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing: A great break from the crowded slopes. Take a lesson, guided ski or snowshoe tour, or just rent some gear and get outside. Fat Bike rentals may also be available.  The network of trails at our local nordic centers is amazing. The Breckenridge Nordic Center, Gold Run Nordic Center, Frisco Nordic Center or Keystone Nordic Center are all great options.

Snowmobiling and Dog-Sledding: Take a guided snowmobile or dog sled tour. The outfitter will provide everything you need including boots, a snowsuit, and helmets. Today's snowmobiles all have heated grips to keep your hands nice and toasty. There are several local outfitters in our area. If you're in the Summit County area we recommend Good Times Adventures just outside of Breckenridge.

Local Breweries and Distilleries: Summit County is home to several craft breweries, as well as the Breckenridge Distillery and Restaurant. Try the Broken Compass Brewery in Breckenridge, the Outer Range Brewery in Frisco, the Angry James Brewery and the Baker's Brewery in Silverthorne, or Pug Ryan's and The Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon. Don't forget to give us a call if you need a ride!

Need more ideas? http://www.gobreck.com/what-to-do/winter-activities




Black Mountain Limo vs. Uber

Uber, and it's main competitor Lyft, have officially arrived in our mountain communities and have become semi-reliable ways to get around. They are popular because their services are affordable and available on-demand. Visitors and locals alike are using the ride-hailing apps to travel locally as well as to Denver and other distant locations. What are the advantages to using a traditional limo/car service such as Black Mountain Limo vs Uber?

  • Safety: Safety is our number one priority, from our professional drivers to our vehicles to our scheduling. All of our drivers are experienced driving mountain highways in the winter, must undergo an FBI fingerprint based background check, and pass drug tests. Our vehicles are all equipped to handle whatever the mountains throw at us. Four wheel drive, snow tires, ski boxes and professional maintenance help our drivers get you, your family, and everything you brought with you to your destination safely and comfortably. Uber drivers are often from out of the area, do not get tested for drugs or alcohol, and are subject to a much less rigorous background check. There is no requirement to have any experience driving or knowledge of the area. Uber vehicles can be virtually anything with four doors, you never know what you're going to get. There is no requirement for winter tires or any sort of regular maintenance. A ride up the hill with an inexperienced driver in a Prius with summer tires is something no one should have to experience.

  • Reliability: We are there when you need us, whether it's a pickup in the pre-dawn hours, or at the airport after a delayed flight. Don't find yourself without a ride when you need one, especially if you have a flight to catch. Uber and Lyft have grown to the point where they are very reliable in cities across the world, however our mountain resort communities are not cities, and the service can be less than reliable. Also, many Uber drivers will refuse rides to the airport (they are allowed to do this), preferring the better paying local rides. Due to a dispute between Uber and Eagle county, there is no way to request an Uber at the Eagle Airport. Your best option when flying in to Eagle is to call us before you take off and we'll be waiting for you when you land.
  • Professional Service: We take pride in what we do. Our drivers are professional chauffeurs and our vehicles are clean and comfortable. Our employees are a wealth of local knowledge, from the back way to the airport to the secret stash on a powder day. Our reservation staff are all very knowledgeable and will recommend pickup times to get you where you're going on time. We invite you to experience the difference! Call (970) 485-2172 or email (info@blackmtnlimo.com) us today.