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Terrain Parks - Summit County


Rider's Guide

Summit County, Colorado, offers some great skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain. Keystone has a vertical drop of 3,128 feet and about 230 inches of snowfall annually. Breckenridge gets a whopping 300 inches of snow and has a vertical drop of about 3,398 feet. Arapaho Basin has 367 inches of snow yearly and a vertical drop of 2,257 feet. And Copper Mountain has a vertical drop of 2,600 feet with 282 inches of snowfall on average each year. The area is one of the best groupings of resorts and quality ski and snowboard action in the US.

Parks and Pipes

Keystone has one of the best terrain parks in the US, with its Area 51 consistently ranked as one of the top 10 parks and Breckenridge is also known as having a top quality US terrain park. Arapahoe Basin has steep chutes and bowls, and Copper Mountain has the first North American superpipe for the fifth year running. They offer advanced terrain parks and one especially for kids learning the sport. Arapahoe Basin has two top terrain parks that contain both rails, boxes, and other man-made features as well as natural jumps and features.

Out of Bounds

With activities in addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, there's always plenty to do in Summit County. Backcountry skiing, dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobiling and mine tours available, there are plenty of places to enjoy your ski vacation besides on the trails.

Hangout & Hookup

Pubs, taverns and après-ski destinations in Summit County include everything from a local bar to a ski lounge designed just for those who spent the day on the slopes. Don't miss the casino action in the area for those who like the nightlife with a little bit of risk. International cuisine, live music and music and blues festivals, a brewery and many signature drinks among the resorts are fun nighttime activities for adults to enjoy while in Summit County.