Choosing where to stay on your ski trip or summer vacation to Summit County Colorado is a two-prong question.
First, what type of lodging and accommodations do you want? Are you looking for a luxury ski-in-ski-out private vacation home for a big group, a condo, or a hotel with a pool for the kids?
Second, in what area do you want to stay on your trip? There are several choices in lodging and accommodations throughout the county. Do you want to stay at a resort or in a less expensive nearby town?
Breckenridge is one of the top vacation destinations in Colorado. As such, it has quite a variety of lodging choices, activities, and night life.
There is a historic victorian downtown area with shops, restaurants, and night life as well as ultra-glamorous lodges, multi-million-dollar private vacation homes, rustic Bed and Breakfasts, and an abundance of condos in every flavor.
Breckenridge hosts events year round that will keep every member of your travelling party entertained.
Copper Mountain is a mini resort town. It has restaurants and a village, but it is not really a town. You will feel like you are staying at the resort.
It is close to Frisco if you feel the need for a real town. It is also close to Vail if you plan to take a day trip there to ski.
Dillon and Silverthorne are mountain towns away from the bustling activity and traffic at the ski resorts, but not too far away. They are centrally located and only a short trip to all of the ski resorts in the area by car or via free public transportation on The Summit Stage.
You may be able to find lodging deals here. Neither of these towns has an interesting downtown area to walk around. Silverthorne has the factory outlet mall if you like to shop.
Frisco has a nice mountain town feel with a main street worth spending some time exploring. It is not as touristy as the ski resorts.
There are several excellent restaurants in Frisco. It would be a good destination for an evening out even if you are staying elsewhere. Frisco is easily accessible via free public transportation on The Summit Stage.
Keystone has a couple of nice village areas with restaurants and activities. It is a ski resort, so it lacks the real mountain town feel. However, Keystone hosts activities year-round to keep everyone in your party entertained.
As with all of the other destinations throughout the county, Keystone is served by the Summit Stage, a free public bus system serving all of Summit County Colorado.