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Silverthorne Ski Vacation   by Jennifer Weiss

When searching for the ideal Rocky Mountain retreat this winter, make your way to the Summit County gateway of Silverthorne, Colorado. Silverthorne is within striking distance of the four world class ski resorts this area boasts while also enticing with the charm of a quant and stunning mountain town. For an all-round exciting and relaxing trip when you need to escape the doldrums of everyday life, head to Silverthorne for a vacation beyond the expected.

Summit County is known for some of the most amazing ski resorts in the country, causing winter enthusiasts to flock to this area in droves when the first flakes begin to fall. Only twenty minutes away from the ski mountains of Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone, Silverthorne is the perfect home base for those who need to entertain the interests of a multi-skill level family. With a diverse collection of trails and runs at your fingertips, you can sample all of the resorts to determine which mountain best suites the needs and abilities of your family.

If jettisoning from mountain to mountain is not your idea of a fulfilling winter vacation, the town of Silverthorne has plenty to offer in the way of indoor and outdoor activities. For a memorable outdoor adventure without any rough and tumble, hop aboard a sleigh ride for a journey through the forest behind Belgian Draft Horses. You can cozy up under a warm blanket as the bells jingle and the horse hooves clatter on the smooth snow all while soaking in the stunning sight of the starlit mountains.

The more adventurous outdoor lovers looking for a bit of high-powered excitement will certainly want to take advantage of backcountry snowmobiling through the Arapahoe National Forest. Make your way through alpine meadows and over 100 miles of wooded trails, with three miles of open space to treat as your personal playground, as you cruise this peaceful and enchanting winter wonderland. Your exhilarating Silverthorne snowmobiling adventure is only made that much more memorable by the sight of seven different, yet equally spectacular, mountain ranges so get out there and see the picturesque Colorado we have all imagined.

No Silverthorne vacation is complete until you have filled your lungs with the fresh mountain air while truly appreciating the natural beauty that surrounds you. Since skiing and snowmobiling require concentration, thus making it difficult to enjoy Summit County's magnificence, head to the Silverthorne Nordic Center for a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Traverse breathtaking terrain that calls out for exploration as you experience the unscathed beauty of one of the country's most stunning regions.

When you want to spend a day enjoying the delights of Silverthorne, shopping is the most popular way to fill a morning and afternoon. The Silverthorne Factory Stores offer exceptional variety, value, and quality with 70 well-known brands and the nearby restaurants allow you to make a day of your shopping extravaganza. Don't forget to check out the other shops that line the town's streets to pick up a few warm winter items or to simply find a one-of-a-kind keepsake.

While you expect to find amazing beauty around every corner during a Colorado winter vacation, Silverthorne goes beyond the everyday as a centrally-located retreat that can satisfy the cravings of every winter vacationer. Whether this is your first time to the area or a yearly ritual, you can capture everything you love about this Colorado town by staying in a vacation rental. Silverthorne rentals allow some of the most breathtaking views of the mountains while making it easy to enjoy the indoor and outdoor activities you plan to participate in during your trip. Don't settle for anything less than spectacular this winter by choosing a Silverthorne vacation rental that meets all your needs and exceeds all your expectations

About the Author

HomeAway.com has the most comprehensive selection of vacation rental homes on the Internet. For an alternative lodging option, consider Silverthorne rentals for your next trip to Colorado.

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