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!

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