Winter’s on its way, which can only mean one thing – ski season in the High Country is fast approaching.
Whether you’re an avid skier or you want to plan the perfect winter getaway, planning in advance can save you a lot of time and money. From booking your accommodation to getting discounted ski passes, we’ve brought you our top tips for planning your winter trip to the High Country.
Booking Your Holiday in the High Country
If skiing’s on your list of things to do on your winter break, you’ll definitely want to wait until the end of November, which is when the ski season really gets underway. And one of the best places to stay is Frisco, Colorado, as it’s an ideal central location for exploring the Rocky Mountains.
Located in Summit County near Copper Mountain, Dillon, and Breckenridge, Frisco has seven world-class ski resorts located within thirty minutes of it. For example, you could be flying down the slopes of Copper Mountain within seven minutes, or enjoying everything Vail Mountain has to offer you within thirty minutes. Other locations include Breckenridge Ski Resort (fifteen minutes away), Keystone and Loveland (both twenty minutes away) or the Arapahoe Basin (twenty-five minutes away).
Frisco also has plenty to offer all types of guests, whether they’re skiing fanatics or not. With the Main Street boasting plenty of boutiques and unique shops along with great bars and restaurants, it’s the ideal place to relax and unwind, too.
Getting Discounted Tickets and Passes for Your Trip
Once you’ve found the perfect place to stay, you’ll need to book your ski resort passes. This means you’ll need to do some shopping around to secure the best deals.
It’s worth heading to the individual ski resorts’ websites, as they’ll often have deals on the passes available, whether that’s for more than one day or a family ticket. For example, on Copper Mountain’s website, there’s a range of winter passes available that caters to all types of skiers and groups of people. A basic pass (without blackouts) for four days of skiing and riding, plus four friends and family lift tickets, is approximately $169 for all ages, but there are various different upgrades available.
Other great websites include third-party travel sites that specialize in winter breaks – e.g. liftopia.com. This website allows you to search for lift tickets and passes for a wide range of ski resorts.
Finding Other Things to Do
Finally, your planning process should also take care of all the other activities you might want to get involved in on your break. Even though the High Country’s renowned for its ski slopes, it isn’t the only thing it has to offer, which is why you’ll want to make the most of your trip while you’re there.
Popular activities include tubing and snowshoeing, which are all ideal for the entire family, with passes to the different trails offering an affordable alternative to skiing. For example, snowshoeing trail passes in Frisco start at around $20 for adults and $10 for children, while tubing is approximately $26 per hour.
However, for something that’ll add even more magic to your winter holiday, how about a picturesque sleigh ride? Ideal for kids and kids at heart, this is the perfect way to explore the local area. A favorite among visitors and locals alike is the Two Below Zero sleigh ride experience, which takes you on a breathtaking journey through the sensational Rocky Mountain landscape. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a warm cocoa, a hearty meal, and live music – a truly memorable experience that can only be enjoyed in the heart of Summit County.
Finally, for some culture and to learn about the local area, Frisco also has its own Historic Park and Museum where you can explore the local history.
Whether you’re visiting the High Country for the first time or you visit every year, nothing can beat the jaw-dropping landscape, abundant array of activities, and wonderful warming atmosphere it has to offer.
To make sure you’re close to everything Colorado has to offer you, why not book a stay at the Frisco Inn on Galena. Nestled in Summit County, it boasts a premier lodging experience that will add to your overall stay in this wonderful location.