Living in Summit County is a unique experience. While we are fortunate to enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and a true winter season complete with our famous “champagne powder,” year-round residents may experience several unexpected challenges.

Our community is considered a high alpine environment, where snow may begin to accumulate as early as September, and still be piling up into May and even June. Walkways are often icy, and the driving treacherous, especially over the mountain passes.

Most of the towns in Summit County are over 9,000′ in altitude, with the exception of Silverthorne, which tops out at 8,727′. Living at high altitude can affect some people in a variety of ways. To learn more about the effects of high elevation, please review this information from the Summit Medical Center.

Summit County is comprised of five incorporated towns – Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon, and Blue River. There are also several additional smaller communities – Keystone, Copper Mountain, Montezuma, and Heeney. Each community is filled with its own beauty and charm, and offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the abundant activities and outdoor fun available in our area. Below are several links to help you learn more about Summit County.

Summit County Chamber
Summit County Government
Summit School District
Summit County Preschool
Timberline Learning Center
Little Red Schoolhouse
Carriage House Preschool
Lake Dillon Preschool
Colorado Mountain College
Summit County Libraries
Summit Daily News
Breckenridge Heritage
Summit Activities
Summit Stage
Riverwalk Center
Summit County, Colorado
Breckenridge Golf Club
Stephen C. West Ice Skating Arena
Summit County Activities
Two Below Zero Sleigh Rides
Breckenridge/Frisco Nordic Centers
Lake Dillon Theatre
Backstage Theatre
Speakeasy Movie Theatre
Breckenridge Film Festival
Breckenridge Music Festival
National Repertory Orchestra
Breckenridge Resort Chamber
Northwest CO. Council of Government