Skiing & Riding

Ski Areas

Eight Ski And Ride Hills within Minutes of Frisco

Frisco is located at the epicenter of winter recreation with 8 ski and ride resorts within 4 minutes to 45 minutes of Frisco’s charming Main Street. We even have free transportation to 4 of those resorts right from Main Street. Frisco also sports a lift assisted tubing hill, 27km of groomed Nordic trails, backcountry skiing, the nearby Janet’s Cabin backcountry hut and miles of trails on public lands.

Boredom is just not possible in Frisco, but you might catch a case of F.O.M.O (fear of missing out). But not to worry, Frisco is welcoming and laidback with wallet friendly lodging, so come check us out for your next winter adventure.

Frisco-Adventure-Park-Beginner-Ski-and-Ride-Hill4 minutesFrisco Adventure Park Beginner Ski and Ride Hill is Frisco’s own beginner ski and ride hill just 4 minutes from Frisco’s Main Street. This beginner hill is reminiscent of the friendly community hills of years’ past where families learned to ski and ride together, and the lodge and parking were a stone’s throw from the hill. The hill was founded in 2010 with this throwback vibe, and new skiers and riders will find a hill free of crowds and full of learning opportunities. Frisco has teamed up with Copper Mountain Resort to offer beginner ski and snowboard lessons without the crowds or chairlifts- just a friendly surface lift called a magic carpet. This is perfect place to learn and get ready for a day at Copper Mountain.

Photo credit: Todd Powell

Copper-Mountain-2At 7 minutes from Frisco’s Main Street, Copper Mountain is Frisco’s big mountain and where you’ll find most Frisco and Summit County locals skiing its over 140 trails, 23 lifts and 2,465 acres of skiable terrain. Here in Summit County, Copper is known as the “local’s mountain” or “skier’s/rider’s” mountain” because of its welcoming atmosphere and incredible terrain, which really does offer something for every level of skier. Copper also really gets what it takes to throw a great party/event during any season.

Photo credit: Tripp Fay

Breckenridge_Snowboarder on RailJust 15 minutes down the road is Breckenridge Ski Resort, which doesn’t need much introduction as it is one of the most visited ski resorts in North America. The 2013 expansion to Peak 6 added 540 acres of beautiful terrain for a total of 2,908 acres. The upper bowls of Peak 8 offer great skiing and great views of the valley and a peek to the west even affords a looksie at Copper Mountain.

Photo credit: Aaron Dodds

Keystone ResortA 20 minute drive takes you to Keystone which is largest resort in Summit County offering 3,148 skiable acres. While skiing and riding are inherently great family activities, Keystone has taken it to a whole new level with designated close-in parking for families, red loaner equipment wagons and daily Kidtopia events and activities for the munchkins.

Photo credit: Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts



Loveland20 minutes in the other direction brings you to Loveland Ski Area , a mountain with a laid back vibe, stunning views and 1,800 acres of fabulous terrain. There are no shuttles or long walks to lifts here- just pure and wonderful skiing and riding.

Photo credit: Dustin Schaefer



Arapahoe-Basin-225 minutes delivers you to Arapahoe Basin which is known as “A-Basin” or “the Basin” by its many devoted fans. You are just as likely to work on a great tan, pet a dog, throw a frisbee or down a yummy brat on the Basin’s renowned  “beach” as you are to ski the most exciting run of your life. There are no condos or glitzy shops at the Basin, just unadulterated fun on snow.

Photo credit: Dave Camara


Vail-Resort30 minutes over Vail Pass is Vail Mountain clocking in at a behemoth 5,289 acres. It is a spectacle of skiing and riding choices, which will turn your legs to spaghetti. Vail typically dukes it out with Breckenridge for the most visited resort in North America, and if you are imagining swanky shops, great people-watching and fun apres ski scene, then you have a very accurate imagination.

Photo credit: Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts


Beaver Creek Resort

45 minutes from Frisco sits Beaver Creek with 1,800 acres of terrain and where you can often find untouched powder, even a few days after a storm. And if you’ve never been handed a free warm chocolate chip cookie after skiing here, then you haven’t really lived. Beaver Creek has a way of bringing luxury and sport together in an exceptional way- even for us mere mortals.

Photo credit: Beaver Creek



Think of Frisco as your basecamp for a ski and ride bucket list of epic proportions!