Frisco’s BBQ Challenge Starts Today! Enjoy Food, Music and Vendors June 15th and 16th!

Today is the opening day for the Frisco BBQ Challenge!

Located just across Lake Dillon from Keystone is the  Town of Frisco.  Located right in the middle of Summit County, Frisco plays home to a great main street and plenty of things to do! Just ask the locals! Head on over today, June 15th and tomorrow June 16th to enjoy plenty of food, music  and other forms of entertainment.

With dozens of vendors from all over the country convening in Frisco for the BBQ challenge you will get to taste some of the best BBQ from all over. Some small BBQ shops , to the champion BBQers who do this for a living. Come on down and listen to the music, watch the pig races, BBQ demonstrations from world champions or try to trim up by running in the Bacon Burner 5K on Saturday.  BBQ experts will be cooking up world class Brisket, Pork, Chicken, Shrimp and all of your other favorites! Regardless of what you choose to do this weekend, the Frisco BBQ festival is well worth a stop!!

Frisco Bay Marina and Dillon Marina to Open Boating Season in Summit County!

Every summer, boaters head to Summit County to enjoy some time on the waters of Lake Dillon, accessible from marinas in both Frisco and Dillon, Colorado.  Both towns are located just a few miles from Keystone Resort, and offer some great options for summer activities for the entire family.

Lake Dillon is the largest lake in Summit County.  With beautiful views surrounding the lake, you can enjoy plenty of recreational opportunities along its 25 miles of shoreline and 3,300 acres.  Typically, the boating season runs from early June to mid-September, depending upon the weather.

In Dillon, Colorado, the full service Marina and launch ramp opened as of Saturday, April 21st, 2012.  Boat rentals will be available starting Saturday, May 12th beginning at 9am.  Several regattas and boating events are scheduled throughout the summer.   Sailing lessons will also be available this summer.

The Frisco Bay Marina season opener is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012.  Celebrate the season opener and the upcoming boating season with food and drink specials at the Island Grill and outdoor live music in the Marina’s Waterfront Park.  This event is weather-dependent, so stay tuned as this event gets closer, we’ll be sure to update you with more information.  The full service marina offers canoe and kayak rentals, powerboat rentals, sailboat lessons, a water taxi, and more.

Contact us today for details on our summer lodging specials when you head up to enjoy Lake Dillon!

36th “Run the Rockies” Taking Place in Frisco on June 9th

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Colorado Romp to Stomp in Frisco on March 3rd!

The Colorado Romp to Stomp  is set to take place in Frisco, Colorado on March 3rd at the Frisco Nordic Center.  Head to Summit County and join the annual 3k or 5k Snowshoe Walk or the 3k Snowshoe race!  SummitCove is celebrating the event by offering 40% off lodging on select properties for reservations of 2 nights or more when you participate in the 2012 Romp to Stomp!  We are located just minutes from Frisco, with accommodations for any size group of participants!

This snowshoe event is family friendly and not to be missed!  Benefiting the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation as well as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp is a fantastic fundraising event.  The Romp to stomp is a family-friendly snowshoe event that is truly in a class of its own! In Frisco, Colorado with the majestic Rockies raising high above, thousands of people decked out in pink, and a festive atmosphere complete with live entertainment & a FREE pancake breakfast!

Like SummitCove on Facebook for a chance to win free entry into the Romp to Stomp event.  One lucky winner will be selected on March 1, 2012.  All that you have to do is tell us that you are participating in the event!

Contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner today and use promo code “RomptoSTOMP” to find your Romp to Stomp lodging in Keystone, CO.

Frisco Adventure Park Offers Winter Tubing!


If you are heading to Keystone Resort, and looking for additional fun family activities, you might want to consider tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park. The planned opening date for the Frisco tubing hill is Thanksgiving Day.  Below, you will find the tubing hill’s hours of operation and contact information to plan your tubing adventure.  Reservations are highly recommended!

Regular Season:
Monday, Thursday & Friday
11:00am – 6:00pm
-Closed for grooming 3:00-3:45
-1 hour sessions start every 15 minutes
-Last session starts at 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
11:00am – 8:00pm
-Closed for grooming 4:00-4:45
-1 hour sessions start every 15 minutes
-Last session starts at 7:00pm

Extended hours Nov. 24-27, Dec. 17-Jan. 2, Mar. 10-25
Open 7 Days a Week
10:00am – 8:00pm
-Closed for grooming 4:00-4:45
-1 hour sessions start every 15 minutes
-Last session starts at 7:00pm

Reservations are recommended.  You can call 970-668-2558 or go online to schedule your adventure.

Ready to make plans for your trip to Keystone? Contact a SummitCove vacation planner today to reserve a Keystone Resort property for your family ski vacation!

USA ProCycling Challenge to Return to Colorado in 2012!

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be back in 2012 from August 20-26!  Race organizers have already begun planning for the 2012 race. Nearly 1 million spectators viewed the race from the roadsides along the route while more than 25 million watched the race on television in 161 countries and territories. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge was one of the largest cycling events in United States history.

For seven consecutive days, 135 of the world’s top athletes raced across 518 miles through the Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they ever had to endure, more than two miles in elevation. The race featured a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery.

Requests for proposals for cities across Colorado to apply to be a 2012 host city will be issued at the end of the month.  Breckenridge, Copper Mountain Resort and Frisco in Summit County have been specifically invited to submit proposals.  This year, 11 host cities for the race included Colorado Springs, Salida, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Aspen, Vail, Avon, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Golden and Denver. All 11 of these cities have expressed interest in returning as a host city in 2012.  The request for proposals will be posted online at the end of September.

Don’t Miss Beetlefest in Frisco on September 10th!

Summit County events haven’t ended with Labor Day!  Head up to Keystone for the beginning of an exciting autumn, and enjoy the 4th Annual Beetlefest on Frisco’s Main Street on Saturday, September 10th.  This all day Main Street festival has something for everyone from wood carving, to bug eating and all points in between.  This event is designed to bring education and awareness regarding the devastation caused by the mountain pine beetle. The event will benefit the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, whose volunteers are helping to reforest Summit County in the wake of outbreaks of Pine Beetles.

Walk, run, or jog the 4K Beetle Stomp! The course winds around the streets and bike paths of Frisco. Awards and prizes will be given to top runners, as well as the best individual and group “beetle-themed” costumes! All ages welcome! Registration includes fun Beetlefest costume accessories!  The fun doesn’t end there.  There will also be a lumberjack show and beetle art.  Take a look at the full schedule of events!

Contact a vacation planner at SummitCove, and we’ll help you to find the perfect place to stay when you come up to enjoy this fun and important event!


Enjoy Your July 4th Weekend in Summit County!

There is no shortage of options for your 4th of July weekend in Keystone, Colorado!  There are many nearby activities and festivals throughout Summit County that you may want to take advantage of while you’re in town.  We’ve sorted the activities for you, so all you need to do is get here!  If you are still deciding on where to stay for the holiday weekend, SummitCove is glad to help you out.

Keystone will host River Run Rocks on Saturday at 3:30pm, with a free concert featuring Five 13 and the Six Million Dollar Band.  9pm fireworks will follow the concert.  On Monday the 4th, don’t forget about the KidsFest in River Run along with the Kids Fishing Derby in Lakeside Village.  This event will feature a petting zoo, train rides, caricatures, face paining and much more.  At about 9:30pm, you can catch a fireworks show at Lakeside Village displayed over Keystone Lake.

Frisco hosts the 3rd Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair from 10am to 5pm on Main Street on Saturday and Sunday.  Founder’s Day also takes lace from 10am to 4 pm at Frisco Historic Park on Saturday.  This fun-filled day will include activities for all ages, including refreshments and ice cream available for sale.  Kids will love the donkey rides, face painting, sidewalk chalk art and gold panning.  Several musical performances will also take place in the park throughout the day.  On Monday the 4th, don’t miss out on the 12:30pm 4th of July Parade on Main Street.  At 7-9 pm performance from Colorado based Opie Gone Bad and 9:30 Fireworks at Frisco Bay Marina will top of the perfect day!

Dillon will host Saturday Morning Adventures; meeting at Marina Park from 10-11:30 am for a historic tour.  In the evening, the amphitheater will play host to “Never Forget Our Soldiers: An Evening of Tribute” featuring the United States Air Force Academy Band and Randall McKinnon.  Monday morning, be sure to catch the National Repertory Orchestra at Dillon Amphitheatre to start of your holiday.  Come early to snag a seat.  At noon, you can catch a children’s bike parade at the town park, and enter or watch the apple pie or watermelon eating contests or work on crafts with your children.  The 3 pm boat parade takes place on Lake Dillon where you can cheer on decorated boats.  Catch a 7 pm USO Show and step back in time to an era of swing music reminiscent of the WWII era.   End your evening by catching the Frisco Bay fireworks display.

Breckenridge is hosting a 10K Trail run on Monday, the 4th at 7am.  This scenic trail running race offers some incredible views and ends in time to catch the many holiday activities in the area.  Click here for registration information.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July from all of us at SummitCove!