Spring Break is a great time for families in Summit County, Colorado. In some vacation destinations, of course, Spring Break is a time for students to party and be wild. We're not saying there isn't any partying going on here in Summit County. But that's definitely not the only thing this area has to offer. In Colorado, especially Summit County, Spring Break can be a chance for the whole family to have fun together. The resorts, and Breckenridge in particular, may attract more of the college crowd, but places like Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne tend to be a little quieter, calmer, and therefore excellent for families to use as a home base.
March in Colorado is a beautiful time. We sometimes get our biggest dumps of snow during March. While it may technically become spring, from our perspective winter is not quite over, and there's still usually plenty of snow for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, and ice skating. However, with spring on the way, there's also more sunshine and warmer temperatures. In Silverthorne, the average high temperature in March is 42° and the average low temperature is 14°. The average snowfall is 14 inches. In Dillon, the average high temperature is 39° and the average low temperature is 7°, with an average snowfall of 22 inches. In Frisco, the temperature is expected to range from the 30s to the 50s this month.
Want to make sure the kids don't spend a week with their brains turned off? There are plenty of fun and adventurous ways to stimulate young minds. Go for a family hike and identify paw prints in the snow. Afterwards, share a cup of hot cocoa and some fresh-baked cookies. (If you don't feel like baking, Summit County has a ton of great restaurants, coffee shops and cafes.) Go ice fishing on Lake Dillon. Ice skate at Keystone Lake, then watch the Zamboni fall into the lake. For a fun family outing, go on a sleigh ride. Visit historical Montezuma. Watch skijoring in Frisco, or maybe try it yourself -- skiing pulled by trained dogs. There are plenty of museums that bring to life the rich history of the area. Summit County Libraries offer a great place for the family to relax and read after a busy day of activities.