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Getting There

By Car -- I-70 runs through the middle of Summit County. For Keystone, exit on U.S. 6 at Dillon; the resort is 6 miles east of the interchange. For Breckenridge, exit on Colo. 9 at Frisco and head south 9 miles to the resort. Copper Mountain is right on I-70 at the Colo. 91 interchange.

By Airport Shuttle -- Most visitors fly into Denver International or Colorado Springs and continue to Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone, and/or Copper Mountain via shuttle. Colorado Mountain Express (tel. 800/525-6363 or 970/926-9800; www.cmex.com) offers shuttles; the cost from Denver starts at about $66 per person, one-way ($36 for kids 12 and under).

Visitor Information

For additional information on Breckenridge and other parts of Summit County, contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at its welcome center at 203 S. Main St. (daily 9am-9pm summer and winter, with shorter hours in spring and fall), and administrative offices at 311 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge, CO 80424 (tel. 800/221-1091 or 970/453-2913; www.gobreck.com).

A source of visitor information for the entire region is the Summit Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 5450, Frisco, CO 80443 (tel. 800/530-3099 or 970/668-2051; www.summitchamber.org). The chamber has an information center in Silverthorne at 246 Rainbow Dr. Both are open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Parents traveling with kids can find all sorts of pointers in The Parents Handbook to Summit County (tel. 970/390-3533; www.theparentshandbook.com), available free all over Summit County.

Getting Around

Dillon Reservoir is at the heart of Summit County, and I-70 lies along its northwestern shore, with Frisco at its west end, and Dillon and Silverthorne toward the east. From Dillon, take U.S. 6 about 5 miles east to Keystone and another 15 miles to Arapahoe. Breckenridge is about 10 miles south of Frisco on Colo. 9, and Copper Mountain is just south of I-70 exit 195 (Colo. 91). Loveland is just across the county line at exit 216 on the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Summit Stage (tel. 970/668-0999; www.summitstage.com) provides free year-round service between Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain, daily from 6am to after midnight from late November to mid-April and shorter hours the rest of the year.

You can get around Breckenridge on the free bus system (tel. 970/547-3140), and there's also free shuttle service at the Keystone Resort (tel. 970/496-4200).

Fast Facts

Medical facilities here include the Breckenridge Medical Center, located in the Village at Breckenridge, 555 S. Park Ave.(tel. 970/453-1010). Post offices are at 305 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge, and 35 W. Main St., Frisco. For hours and other information, contact the U.S. Postal Service (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com). For weather and road conditions, call tel. 970/668-1090.

Special Events

Ullr Fest, early January, in Breckenridge; International Snow Sculpture Championships, fourth week in January, in Breckenridge; Sunsation, early April, in Copper Mountain; Memorial Day Weekend Beach Party and Festival of the Brewpubs, Memorial Day weekend, in Arapahoe Basin; the Celtic Festival, late June, Keystone; Oktoberfest, mid-September, in Breckenridge.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.