Nordic Adventures from Frisco to Leadville

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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.

Itinerary Tip
Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top of mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

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.

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Frisco Nordic Center Photo
Activity
Frisco Nordic Center

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…

Lunch
Lost Cajun
Authentic Cajun food in the Rocky Mountains? You better believe it! The Lost Cajun is a small, funky restaurant providing ample Cajun-Creole dishes,…
Activity
Frisco Adventure Park
Bike and skate park, disc golf, camping, snow-tubing, Nordic skiing and more.
Dinner
HighSide Brewing
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…
Activity
Snowshoe Under the Stars

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

Discover the perfect mountain getaway at the Frisco Inn on Galena, Frisco's premier lodging experience. Let us show you our exceptional…

Day
2
Breakfast
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
Get Some Morning Snowshoeing In

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

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.

Activity
Coast Along

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
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…
Activity
Ice Skate at Sunset

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

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.

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

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
At Buchi, passion is the most important ingredient, and we hope to bring you a memorable Cuban Cafe experience with every bite (and sip).
Activity
Tennessee Pass Nordic Center & Cookhouse
Overlooking the stunning Sawatch Mountains, our spacious Nordic Center is your gateway to all day winter fun! Skis, snowshoes, coffee bar, beer &…
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 Company

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

Lodging
Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts
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…