Skiing in Summit County

Photo credit: Brooks Rogers

Below you’ll find information about 5 of the closet ski resorts to Dillon. Before you arrive at the resort, however, you should check out options for ski/snowboard rentals and lift tickets. Generally speaking, you’ll save money by renting your equipment and purchasing your lift tickets outside of the resort.


One of the most frequent questions I receive from guests is where to find discounted lift tickets and ski equipment rentals. There is a plethora of ski/snowboard rental shops all over Summit county and they all offer some kind of discount at various times. The best advice I have is to do a little advance online research to find the best offer for the dates that you will be visiting Summit County. Click to read the article below (OFFSITE TICKET LOCATIONS by to view a comprehensive list of equipment rental shops along the I-70 corridor and in Summit County.

Check out this page on Yelp for reviews about BEST SKI RENTAL IN DILLON. It lists several local equipment rental shops and has reviews from other users about their experiences using them.

Below are a few articles that I’ve found that provide good tips about where to find discounted lift tickets. The most convenient suggestion is to check at the City Market (owned by King Soopers) supermarket in Dillon when you stop in to pick up your groceries.  City Market sells discounted daily lift tickets for ski resorts along the Colorado Front Range including Breckenridge, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Ski Cooper, Sunlight, Solvista, Monarch, and Eldora.


This article was written in 2015 but it offers a comprehensive list of retail stores and rental companies that offer discounted lift tickets.

DISCOUNT LIFT TICKETS by Colorado Travel Master

Keystone Resort
21966 U.S. 6, Keystone, CO 80435
Phone: (855) 271-9083
(About 6 miles from Dillon)

Located 90 minutes from Denver, Keystone is comprised of 3 mountains with a summit elevation of 12,408 ft. This resort features one of Colorado’s largest terrain night parks. With an abundance of activities for every season, a host of restaurant options from casual to fine dining, and plenty of lodging options, Keystone has it all.

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Breckenridge Resort
1599 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: (970) 453-5000
(About 15 miles from Dillon)

As one of North America’s top visited resorts, Breckenridge offers 146 trails span through four interconnected mountains, making Breckenridge Summit County’s largest ski area. Features 25 acres of innovative terrain parks (5 in all), steep chutes, wide open bowls for backcountry style skiing, and easy cruisers. Breckenridge is sure to please experts and beginners alike. Breckenridge recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.

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Copper Mountain Resort
209 Ten Mile Circle Copper Mountain, CO, 80443
Phone: 800-458-8386
(About 12 miles from Dillon)

About 75 miles west of Denver in Summit County is Copper Mountain Resort. It’s nicknamed Colorado’s Friendliest Resort. Frisco which is 8 miles east of the resort is the closest town. Copper Mountain is divided into three villages; East Village, The Village at Copper and Union Creek.

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Arapahoe Basin
28194 US Hwy 6, Keystone, CO 80435
Phone: 888-272-7246
(About 6 miles from Dillon)

Arapahoe Basin boasts having one of the longest ski seasons for skiing in Colorado. It has the highest skiable terrain in North America with a summit elevation of 13,050 feet. Set at the base of the Continental Divide on Loveland Pass, A-Basin offers over a hundred expertly carved trails, above timberline bowls and deep powder stashes.

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Loveland Ski Area
Exit 216 Interstate 70, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone: 800-736-3SKI
(About 13 miles from Dillon)

Loveland Ski Area is located near the town of Georgetown. The area is comprised of Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley ski areas with access to both by shuttle bus. Its location atop the Continental Divide along with the volume of natural snow makes Loveland one of the best places in Colorado to ski powder.

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