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Nordic Adventures from Frisco to Leadville

Nordic Adventures from Frisco to Leadville
3 days

Nordic ski and snowshoe your way around Frisco, Copper Mountain and Leadville. You'll see parts of the Colorado backcountry rarely reached, dine on four-course meals and take part in some classic winter activities like ice skating.

Sustainability Activity

Support the Summit Nordic Ski Club:

Summit Nordic Ski Club offers programs to young athletes to develop fitness, confidence and skills in a team environment. Help them out by donating or volunteering.

Day 1
Activity

Frisco Nordic Center

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Stop by the Frisco Nordic Center and learn a different type of winter sport! Nordic ski lessons are available daily. If Nordic skiing isn't your thing, these trails are also available for... Read More

Lunch

Lost Cajun

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Authentic Cajun food in the Rocky Mountains? You better believe it! The Lost Cajun is a small, funky restaurant providing ample Cajun-Creole dishes, Louisiana beers & patio seating. The owner is... Read More
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Frisco Adventure Park

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Bike and skate park, disc golf, camping, snow-tubing, Nordic skiing and more. Read More
Dinner

HighSide Brewing

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Brewing on the HighSide at 9,000-plus feet. We serve great craft beers and delicious food made to pair with our beers in Summit County. Eddy out with us in Frisco. Read More
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Snowshoe Under the Stars

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The Old Dillon Reservoir Trail is an easy hike at 1.6 miles round-trip. It offers stunning views of Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding mountains. Directions: From Frisco Main Street, turn left onto Highway 9. Drive one mile and turn right onto Dillon Dam Road. In approximately 1.5 miles, the trailhead will be on the left.
Lodging

Frisco Inn on Galena

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Discover the perfect mountain getaway at the Frisco Inn on Galena, Frisco's premier lodging experience. Let us show you our exceptional hospitality; our boutique hotel and spa is the perfect... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Bread + Salt

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While we are a classical breakfast place, we respect seasonality and influence of fresh ingredients. We use Colorado grown products whenever possible and we have a commitment to creating a... Read More
Activity

Get Some Morning Snowshoeing In

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Copper Mountain has miles of cross-country ski trails that are free to enjoy. They're located around the golf course and West Village. They range from easy to difficult, and if you need to rent snowshoes, they're only $20 at Copper.
Lunch

Sawmill PIzza & Taphouse

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Featuring our house made, hand tossed pizza dough. house made signature pizza sauce. Craft your own with a wide variety of toppings or try one of our signature pies.
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Coast Along

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Cruise through the trees at Copper Mountain on one of the longest alpine coasters in North America! It's a thrill-ride you made for the whole family.
Dinner

Ten Mile Tavern

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Nothing says authentic more than Ten Mile Tavern. Pull up a seat to the new copper-finished bar to enjoy one of the 20 beers on tap while you fill up on your favorite comfort food. Read More
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Ice Skate at Sunset

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Enjoy some time on the ice by grabbing some skates and stopping by West Lake, located in Center Village at Copper Mountain. If you're feeling spirited, make use of the broomball or hockey equipment on hand.
Lodging

Stay at Copper Mountain

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All the lodging accommodations are steps away from chairlifts, restaurants, retail shops, activities and nightlife. Each accommodation is a little different from the other — so there are plenty of options for your family.
Day 3
Breakfast

Toast & Co.

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Start your day with a savory breakfast, premium barista-made coffees or one of our morning mixology specialty drinks. Read More
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Cross-Country Ski on the Mineral Belt Trail

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The Mineral Belt Trail loops the city of Leadville, traveling through aspen groves, conifer forests, meadows and open vista sage parks. Wintertime enthusiasts will find the trail snowcat-groomed.
Lunch

Buchi Cafe Cubano Leadville

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At Buchi, passion is the most important ingredient, and we hope to bring you a memorable Cuban Cafe experience with every bite (and sip). Read More
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Tennessee Pass Nordic Center & Cookhouse

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Overlooking the stunning Sawatch Mountains, our spacious Nordic Center is your gateway to all day winter fun! Skis, snowshoes, coffee bar, beer & wine, soups & sandwiches, a toasty woodstove, and a... Read More

Insider's Tip

Dine in the Backcountry:

Hungry for an exceptional dining experience above and beyond the metro-cuisine scene? Ski, snowshoe or hike to the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse and savor an elegant evening of four-course dining in an idyllic backcountry setting.

Activity

Two Mile Brewing Co

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Flagship brews, seasonal taps, snacks and sammies keep Leadville beer lovers satiated at America's highest altitude brewery.

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Lodging

Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts

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Complete your stay at Tennessee Pass under a blanket of Colorado stars by reserving a night or two in the warmth of your own cozy yurt. Beautifully furnished with handcrafted log beds. Read More