Summit County is reopening! While things will be much different this summer from previous summers, most of the amenities our guests enjoy will be available including dine-in food service, retail shopping, guided outdoor activities like rafting, and the miles and miles of mountain biking and hiking trails Summit County is famous for. While some things will feel different, what remains the same is the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and the fresh and cool mountain air you’ll enjoy while you’re here. The flowers are starting to bloom, the mountains are gorgeous with slivers of snow still clinging to the shady high-alpine valleys, and trail crews are already out ensuring local trails are ready for hikers and bikers. Come visit us! We would love to host you.
The downtown experience of Breckenridge and Frisco will see the most changes this summer with the towns taking steps to ensure a safe environment for visitors. Both Breckenridge and Frisco have approved plans to shut down their main streets to vehicular traffic to provide more room for pedestrians to physical distance from each other as they explore the historic downtowns. See the details for Frisco's Pedestrian Promenade and get more information about Breckenridge's Walkable Main Street. Both towns plan to provide space for restaraunts to expand into the street to allow for open air dining. Retail shops will also be able to utilize Main Street to offer a unique open air shopping experience as well. Retail locations will be following guidance from local officials by only allowing a limited number of shoppers into the store at once. Non-medical facial coverings will be required when entering a retail store or restaurant and are strongly encouraged in outdoor environments where 6-feet of physical distance is not possible. These changes will be odd to some, but if you’ve ever visited during Oktoberfest or the Frisco BBQ Challenge, you’ll know how fun it can be to have downtown function as a walking mall.
Another cool program the Town of Frisco is implementing, called "Love Frisco, Shop Frisco" is a program designed to aid local businesses by encouraging guests to shop local. Frisco Town Council committed $100,000 to the program to allow the Town of Frisco to offer a 33% discount to anyone wanting to shop local in Frisco. Starting Friday, June 12, consumers will be able to purchase an e-gift card online at LoveFriscoCO.com, and the Town of Frisco will add to their purchase with a 33% bonus gift card. “Love Frisco, Shop Frisco” e-gift cards will be available for purchase online beginning on June 12 until August 31, 2020 or while funding/supplies last. Individuals may receive a maximum of $125 in bonus gift cards, which will expire on September 15, 2020. Purchased e-gift cards will never expire. When consumers purchase the Love Frisco, Shop Frisco e-gift card online, they will receive an email or text with their MasterCard e-gift cards for use in local Frisco shops and restaurants only.
While both towns have cancelled events for the summer due to concerns related to COVID-19, there are still plenty of fun things to do locally. Trails are open and bike rental companies are offering rentals so you can enjoy the endless miles of trails around Breckenridge from the saddle of a bike. You can also reserve rafting adventures, horseback riding, guided fishing trips, etc. so you can have an epic adventure while you’re in the Rocky Mountains.
Things are still changing quickly, so to help you stay up to date on the most recent information use the below links to get information directly from the source. We look forward to all of visitors returning to the mountains!
Town of Breckenridge COVID-19 Updates
Breckenridge Businesses that are Open
Summit Mountain Rental’s COVID-19 Response
Frisco Pedestrian Pomenade and Shop Local Inniative