These three Colorado jewels lie in the rugged heart of the Colorado Rockies and Summit County, a year-round destination with fishing, golfing, mountain biking, rafting, golf, skiing, and snowmobiling.
Breckenridge, with Victorian charm and cobblestone streets, provides a backdrop for renowned skiing. Winding nature trails and mountain biking through the Tenmile Range lead to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers. “Breck” is a former gold mining town and its historic Main Street buildings are now fashionable eateries, galleries, and boutiques.
The three-mountain Keystone, in the Snake River Valley, is a haven for families and adventurers. Skiers and snowboarders flock to Colorado’s largest night skiing operation. Everyone appreciates the condos too.
Unassuming and self-contained Copper offers world-class skiing, cross-country, and snowshoeing (for all abilities). Its compact, bustling village is popular with friends and families gathering for big festivals — summer music and winter. — Kim Grant