Not the skier or snowboarder on the family winter vacation? No problem . . . Consider the historic mountain town of Frisco, Colorado. Famously called Main Street of the Rockies, Frisco is a great place for a family holiday. The first stop for many visitors here is the Frisco Adventure Park and Nordic Center. Here, kids can truly be kids and adults, too, can be kids again with facilities for tubing and sledding, snowshoeing, tumble bubbles, sleigh rides, cross country skiing at the Nordic Center, and so much more!
Things to do in Frisco
Frisco Adventure Park and Nordic Center
- Tubing & Sledding: The tubing hill features lengthy 1200-foot tubing lanes with lift service up the hill. Just a few steps away, is a traditional sledding hill. Bring your own sled and some energetic kids who want to run uphill, and get prepared to watch the snow fly. The sledding area is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to dusk.
- Tumble Bubbles: For an even more unique experience, join Tumble Bubbles at the Frisco Adventure Park this winter! Head over to the Tumble Bubble Corral, located at the south-west corner of the Day Lodge and tumble, bounce, and smash other tumblers in giant 9-foot plastic human hamster balls. This is truly an experience like no other as you roll and slide on the snow at the base of the tubing hill.
- Frisco Nordic Center: Located just around the corner from the Adventure Park on the Peninsula Recreation Area, the Nordic Center offers an excellent high altitude facility for skate skiing, classic cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Check out the 27k of ski trails and 20k of snowshoe trails, all surrounded by snowy peaks in every direction and enjoy the quiet serenity of the trail. The Frisco Nordic Center offers a variety of lessons, along with rental and demo equipment from their cozy cabin.
- Sleigh Rides with Two Below Zero: Enjoy a quiet sleigh ride amidst snow-capped mountains and starry evening skies of the Frisco Peninsula with Two Below Zero Sleigh Rides. A friendly driver welcomes you and fellow guests aboard a draft mule-team-driven sleigh with cozy blankets to warm you for the ride. For the kids, Two Below Zero offers a scenic Hot Cocoa Ride, a one-hour sleigh ride that takes you to a remote forested setting where you will be treated to hot cocoa, fresh baked cookies, and live music. For a more romantic adventure, dinner sleigh rides and private sleigh rides are also available.
Discover Frisco – Colorado’s Coolest Main Street
Frisco Historic Park And Museum:
Maybe such outdoor winter activities just aren’t your cup of tea either . . . Fortunately, all this is also centrally located from Frisco’s charming Main Street, where you can explore a little bit of the town’s rich history. Like many of Colorado’s mountain towns, Frisco’s history is steeped in Native American and mining influences. Head over to the Frisco Historic Park and Museum to discover Frisco’s past. Great for kids, Frisco Historic Park and Museum is home to several preserved and reconstructed historic structures ranging from a re-creation of a trapper’s cabin to an authentic one-room schoolhouse. A bit of history that charts Frisco’s development from trapper camp to mining town to its present day tourist haven.
Great for kids, Frisco Historic Park and Museum is home to several preserved and reconstructed historic structures ranging from a re-creation of a trapper’s cabin to an authentic one-room schoolhouse. A bit of history that charts Frisco’s development from trapper camp to mining town to its present day tourist haven.
Where to Eat on Frisco’s Main Street:
Frisco is certainly the perfect side trip if you’re seeking a little more Rocky Mountain flavor that doesn’t require a lift ticket. While it is a small town, Frisco does offer an impressive number of restaurants, quaint shops, and night life. Start your day in Frisco with breakfast at local’s favorite, the Butterhorn Bakery & Café. It is small, loud, a little crowded, and there’s usually a wait for more than two people, but talk to any local and it is well worth the wait! Dishes like Eggs Butterhorn (two poached eggs, Canadian bacon, homemade red-pepper sauce, and avocado) and multigrain French toast elevate the simple-yet-sophisticated cuisine from any typical greasy-spoon fare.
For lunch, try out The Lost Cajun, where owner Raymond Griffin operated a fishing lodge in his native Louisiana for 15 years before moving to Colorado. Again ask a local, he knows Creole cooking. Dinner plans? No problem. Ollie’s Pub & Grub serves up some of the best burgers in town, or try out Boatyard Pizzeria & Grill for hand-crafted pizzas and traditional Italian dishes, or for a little more sophistication, try Silverheels Bar and Grill and the Blue Spruce Inn, both local favorites.
Ski Rentals in Frisco
To get geared up for the slopes or whatever activity you may be doing this winter, be sure to stop in at our Christy Sports Frisco location. Our friendly staff is ready to help both with rental equipment and winter apparel and accessories!