Kid-Approved Winter Vacation in Frisco

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Snow tube, ice skate and learn to ski with the entire family in Frisco. Experience the thrill of a sleigh ride and the enchantment of pure, white snow while eating delicious pizza and baked goods. Your kids will rave about this trip for years to come.

Sustainability Activity
Help out Families in the Community

If you’re visiting around the holidays, donate some gifts to Angel Tree, an organization that provides families in need with gifts and goods for the holidays. If you are visiting at any other time during the winter and still want to help out, the FIRC (Family Intercultural Resource Center) is always accepting donations of toys and household items to help out families in our community. 

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Carbon Footprint

Decrease your carbon footprint by using alternative transportation, like the free Summit Stage bus, to get around town. 

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Activity
Ice Skating on West Lake at Copper Mountain Resort

Get your ice skating fix at Copper Mountain this winter! Bring your skates or rent some from City Pop right next to the lake (grab some popcorn while you’re at it!). If you want to try some other ice-related activities while skating around, make sure to try the complimentary rentals of curling and hockey equipment.

Jack's Slopeside Grill & Bar Copper Mountain Photo
Lunch
Jack's Slopeside Grill & Bar
Breakfast, lunch and bar — Jack’s has you covered. Have a seat inside, outside or at the bar which serves a limited (but delicious) food menu and…
Activity
Alpine Coaster at Copper Mountain Resort

Cruise through the trees at Copper Mountain on one of the longest Alpine Coasters in North America! This 5,800-foot long coaster is a thrill ride for the whole family. Make sure the little ones are at least 36 inches tall and three years old.

Dinner
Peppino's Pizza & Subs

Voted best pizza in Frisco by Summit Daily News readers! Here, everything is made fresg to order. We pride ourselves on a fun, friendly experience…

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Italian Family Dinner

After a fun-filled day, enjoy some quality pizzas from a local Frisco favorite, Peppino’s. You can grab a whole pie for the family, or enjoy pizza-by-the-slice. This restaurant also has great salads, subs and pasta dishes to choose from.

Activity
Foote's Rest Sweet Shoppe & Eatery
Adjacent to the Sweet Shoppe The Footes Rest Eatery is Frisco’s best new hang out. Outdoor dining with fire pits, an adult beverage bar, full service…
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Scoops on Main

Foote’s Rest is the local sweet shop in Frisco and their homemade ice cream and fudge is delicious. Grab some scoops for an evening stroll around Main Street (and maybe some fudge to go).

Lodging
Bighorn Rentals of Summit County

Offering the most varied inventory throughout Frisco, Breckenridge and Keystone areas. We know our properties inside and out so don't hesitate to…

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For the Whole Family

Bighorn Rentals has properties all around Frisco big enough to hold the whole family. Lodging options include units that can hold a group as small as two or as large as 15. Many units also include hot tubs, the perfect way to unwind after long, activity-filled day.

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2
Breakfast
Log Cabin Cafe

We have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu to please all tastes and appetites. Whether you are looking for a stick to your ribs, home style…

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Enjoy the Homemade Biscuit

Get a good, hearty breakfast to start your day at the Log Cabin Cafe. This local diner has been serving wholesome, home-cooked food for over 40 years here in Frisco. Their menu includes sweet and savory breakfast dishes, including pancakes as big as your head and chicken fried steak with a homemade biscuit.

Activity
Snow Tubing

Head over to the Frisco Adventure Park and ride the lanes at our tubing hill. There are six lanes with varying steepness. Make sure the little ones are at least 36 inches tall and comfortable riding in their own tube.

Lunch
Deli Belly's
Grab some sandwiches or hot dogs at Deli Belly for a quick and delicious lunch. Make sure you have cash on you, since it is cash-only at the…
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Hot Dog Time

Grab some sandwiches or hot dogs at Deli Belly for a quick and delicious lunch. It's cash only so make sure to bring your wallet.

Activity
Woodward Copper
Woodward Copper is designed as an action sports training ground featuring summer camps in skate, gymnastics, cheer, ski/snowboard and other…
Dinner
The Uptown On Main
Located in the heart of Main Street, Uptown on Main is a big restaurant with a big menu. The whole family will find something they’ll enjoy at this…
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Big Menu

Located in the heart of Main Street, Uptown on Main is a big restaurant with a big menu. Everyone in the family will find something they’ll enjoy at this restaurant, with dishes ranging from burgers, to pizza, to seafood.

Activity
The Sunny Side Up Studio

The Sunnyside Up Studio offers one-of-a-kind women's and kids clothing and accessories, plus to-go art kits.


 

Lodging
The Grand Hotel, Ascend Collection
Discover a gorgeous mountain town retreat at the Grand Hotel, Ascend® Collection in Frisco, CO. Enjoy impeccable service, upscale accommodations and…
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Breakfast
Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe

From the County's ski area employees to a family from the East, the Butterhorn has been the escape of the $8 cheeseburger. Leaving everyone to…

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Pick Up Pastries

A favorite among locals and tourists alike, Frisco’s local Butterhorn Bakery has delicious pastries and a great cafe where they serve up the goods for breakfast. 

Activity
Ski and Ride Lessons at the Frisco Adventure Park

The Frisco Adventure Park is a great spot for beginner skiers and riders. Take a lesson with one of the certified instructors from Copper Mountain or use our bunny slopes to perfect your technique before going to the big resorts. Rentals are not available at the Adventure Park, so make sure you bring your equipment; there are many rentals shops in Frisco to choose from.

Lunch
Ollie's Pub and Grub

Whether you are in town for a couple days or have lived in Summit County your entire life people feel welcome and comfortable every time they…

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Grub and Brew

You’ll find delicious burgers, sandwiches, salads, and pub fare at Ollie’s Pub and Grub. Ollie’s is a sports bar, so it’s the perfect spot to watch the big game and enjoy a Colorado craft brew. There is also a game room for kiddos to enjoy, including a pool table, shuffle board and arcade games.

Activity
Free Sledding Hill at the Frisco Nordic Center

Bring your sleds over to the Frisco Nordic Center for some sledding! The hill is free, so hang out and play as long as you want. Be sure to take your sleds back home with you.

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3-Course Dinner

This little-over-two-hour adventure includes a 3-course dinner and live music show. Two below Zero operates out of the Frisco Adventure Park. Dinner departure times are 5:15pm and 7:45pm. They also offer shorter hot-cocoa rides at 4:00pm.

Activity
Frisco Escape Room

You will receive backstory in which you are a main character and then you and your team enter a themed room. In the room you'll encounter a series…

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Beat the Clock!

Frisco Escape Room is a fully immersive interactive game experience. Can you solve the puzzle in the 60-minute time limit? Get creative and work together to find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and beat the clock! There are a variety of rooms and mysteries to solve, with some puzzles inspired by actual historical events in Frisco.

Lodging
Summit Mountain Rentals
Full-service property management company offering high-quality vacation lodging.
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Diverse Mix of Places to Lay your Head

Summit Mountain Rentals offers a diverse mix of rentals, ranging from condos to mountain lodges, for your ski vacation.

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4
Breakfast
The Breakfast Deli
Come in and start your morning off with one of our homemade breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, croissants, biscuit and gravy, or sausage roll.
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Breakfast Burritos

This Morning-only nook (they are open 6am to 11am) offers breakfast burritos, croissants and other simple bites, plus coffee. A great grab-and-go option for people who want a delicious start to their day!

Activity
Frisco Historic Park

Go back in time as you wander through Frisco's Historic Park & Museum. There are 11 historic buildings to explore throughout the park, including…

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Historic Park Passport

Go back in time as you wander through Frisco’s Historic Park & Museum. There are 11 historic buildings to explore throughout the park, including Frisco’s old schoolhouse, jail and a traditional tee-pee from the Ute Tribe. Cost of entry is free!

Lunch
Bread + Salt
While we are a classical breakfast place, we respect seasonality and influence of fresh ingredients. We use Colorado grown products whenever possible…
Activity
Next Page

At Next Page, we strive to keep our focus on the traditional strengths of an independent bookseller - a great selection of books, personalized and…

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Music Time

Next Page Books and Nosh is Frisco’s local bookstore with a cafe attached. Peruse the book selection, grab a nice cup of tea and enjoy one of Frisco’s favorite local shops! Every Wednesday, join legendary Randall McKinnon as he sings all the songs you know by heart from 4:30pm. to 6:30pm. They have happy-hour beer and wine specials as well as great company.

Dinner
Greco's Pastaria
Relaxed locale for pizza, pasta, made-from-scratch sauces and hearty pub fare with TVs and full bar including beer and wine on tap. They offer happy…
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Made-From-Scratch Sauce

Relaxed locale for pizza, pasta, made-from-scratch sauces and hearty pub fare with TVs and a full bar. They offer happy hour and dinner services daily. Gluten free pizzas and pastas are available.

Activity
Gatherhouse

GatherHouse is an artist studio and gallery located in the heart of the mountains. We specialize in teaching glassblowing classes and spreading…

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Take a Glassblowing Class

GatherHouse Glassblowing Studio + Gallery is a local studio in town that offers glassblowing classes to all levels and glassblowing demonstrations on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00pm. to 6:00pm.

Lodging
Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts

CRMR has a variety of vacation homes located in Breckenridge, Dillon, Copper, Frisco, and Keystone. Our comfortably furnished homes have full…

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Find the Perfect Property for Your Family

Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts offers a wide selection of vacation rental properties in Summit County. The whole family can comfortably stay under one roof for your vacation.