Wintertime Fun in Frisco, Colorado

Whether you’re going with family or friends, there's mountain fun for everyone
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Frisco Main Street | Photo by Joe Kusumoto

Frisco, Colorado is a wonderland in the snow. While it is just a quick ride away from several ski resort towns, there is wintertime fun to be had without leaving Frisco. Plus, the great dining available in Frisco caps off a spectacular winter vacation.

Home to the Frisco Adventure Park, this attraction shines in the winter. It has a purpose-built sledding area that will keep families happy all day long. There is a tubing hill with several lanes. It allows for gentle rides the youngsters will enjoy or more steeper rolling terrain for those a little older and braver. The tubing hill is serviced by a surface lift and requires reservations, which are $32-$36 an hour, depending on the time of year.

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Photo by Chad Chisholm

There is also a traditional sledding hill available near the Nordic Center, across the street from tubing hill. This adventure is free, and guests can bring their own or purchase sleds at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge.

In addition to tubing and sledding, there is a beginner ski and ride hill for those who’ve never skied, children, or people who would like a refresher course. It’s an uncrowded hill with close parking, and it’s affordable.

A quintessential wintertime activity takes place at the Adventure Park, sleigh rides by Two Below Zero Sleigh Rides. The scenery is akin to being in a wintry postcard.

Daylodge At Frisco Nordic Center, Frisco, Colorado

Photo by Todd Powell | Frisco Nordic Center

Lastly, the Frisco Nordic Center, also at the Adventure Park, offers 27 kilometers of ski trails and 8 kilometers of snowshoe trails. Guests can skate-ski, cross-country ski, or snowshoe in a safe and stunning environment. There are lessons, clinics, and gear rental here too. 

Main Street, Frisco, Colorado, Winter

Photo by Todd Powell | Greco’s Pastaria

A day playing in the snow works up quite an appetite. Greco’s Pasteria has been filling bellies with Italian fare since 2014. Have a classic lasagna Bolognese or enjoy a pizza with the family. If the craving calls for a burger, or if you simply must catch the game, belly up to a bar table at The Uptown on Main

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Photo by Mike Murphy | Gatherhouse

If shopping is on the agenda, stop in at GatherHouse for glass-blown creations that are both beautiful and whimsical. If owner John Hudnut is around, he is a plethora of glass-blowing knowledge and a fun guy with which to chat. There’s also a tiny record store, Libby’s Old School Records, and the Frisco Emporium which includes vendors on three floors and a German beer garden, Ein Prosit. 

A great spot for  vacation headquarters is the Frisco Inn on Galena, located within walking distance of everything downtown. This unique bed and breakfast offers a glimpse of Colorado hospitality in a beautiful and relaxing environment. 

Frisco, Colorado, Winter

Photo by Todd Powell | Frisco Main Street

With daily happy hours of wine and hors d’oeuvres, a full breakfast, their very own coffee, not to mention spa services, it’s not surprising that guests return to the Frisco Inn on Galena each year.  

Whether you’re going with the family or on an adventure with a spouse or friend, Frisco offers mountain fun for everyone.

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