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What’s New in Summit? Fat Biking and Great Food!

There’s always something new and fun to explore when you head out on vacation, and in this week’s report, we’re sharing with you some of the new and fun things you can check out on your upcoming visit to Summit County.

First Things First: FUN
There’s one clearly emerging trend in the mountain sector. It’s taking on new participants much like snowboarding did in the 80s and 90s. The sport doesn’t require the use of a chair lift. And it doesn’t require uncomfortable boots.

Any guesses?


If you haven’t heard of this awesome winter sport, you’re in for a fun surprise. Fat biking is basically mountain biking on the snow, but with beefier frames and puffier tires. As the new arrival of this winter sport is beginning to take off in Summit County, our local Nordic centers are embracing it.

For daily access to fat bike rentals and trails, pop on over to the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge. A rental will run you $15 per hour or $30 for a half day (4 hours). Trail passes are just $20 per day, with special deals if you purchase multiple days or a full season pass. The rental fleet includes Borealis Yampa fat bikes, which you can learn more about here.

So, what do you wear when you ride? Layers: because you’ll start out chilly but warm up as you pedal. Make sure to have wicking fabrics on underneath, warmer layers on top and then a good outdoor jacket. Ski or snowboard pants aren’t a bad call, although not required if you can stay warm and dry in alternate duds.

The Frisco Nordic Center is beginning to catch on to the fat bike craze as well, dedicating select days each month throughout the season for a fat bike race series. Check out the Frisco Freeze on February 4 or Winterbike on February 18 and 19 at Copper Mountain, which are part of the four-race series.

Next Up: FOOD!
After a day out on the trails, you’re going to be hungry. And that’s where Summit County’s newest restaurants come in. Be sure to check these places out, sample their delicious fare, and help new local businesses get off the ground with a great start in 2017.

  • Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai – 103.5 North Main Street, Breckenridge
    Offering authentic, fresh and flavorful Thai cuisine in a casual bistro atmosphere, with a full-service bar and specialty drink menu.
  • Belle V. – 500 South Main Street, Breckenridge
    Belle V. offers delightful wine selections and a French inspired menu, perfect for date night or an evening out with friends.
  • Luigi’s Pizza – 411 South Main Street, Breckenridge
    Handcrafted New York style pizza right in the heart of Breckenridge! Everything from build your own custom pizzas to creative specialty pies in a family friendly environment.
  • Pho Real – 301 North Main Street, Breckenridge
    Enjoy traditional bowls of Vietnamese Pho (“fuh”) with your choice of broth and combination of flavorful sauces, as well as Banh Mi sandwiches, hand rolled spring rolls and boba tea.

Have you found something new in Summit County that we should share? Please comment below!