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Almanac: Frisco, Colo.

Almanac: Frisco, Colo.

By Megan Henry
posted: 08/15/2000
  • Population 3,150
  • Elevation 9,097 feet
  • Price Of A Median Single-Family Home $397,000 in town; $351,750 in Summit County
  • Tax On Above Homes No levy in town; $1,496 in county
  • Main Business Tourism
  • Public School Population In town (K-8): 786; Summit High School: 705
  • Average Annual Snowfall 250 inches
  • Local Ski Areas Copper Mountain Resort: 2,601 vertical feet, 2,433 skiable acres. Breckenridge Resort: 3,800 vertical feet, 2,043 skiable acres.
  • Season Pass Last spring, Copper offered a season pass for $249 and a combined Super Pass with Winter Park Resort for $349. Look for similar offers this fall. As of Labor Day, Breckenridge will offer its Buddy Pass, good for skiing at Breck, Keystone and A-Basin, for $299; get an additional 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek for $349.
  • Best Event In winter, Frisco's Old-Fashioned Christmas. On many summer weekends, Main Street is closed for various events, including the Canine 4K, in which participants run with their dogs.
  • Locals' Favorite Restaurants El Rio Mexican Cantina for margaritas and fish tacos and a deck that overlooks the babbling Ten Mile Creek; Tuscato's Italian Ristorante has a cozy atmosphere; Uptown Bistro has a casual bar and serves up wood-fired pizzas.
  • Locals' Favorite Hangouts Barkley's West for late-night carousing; Rocky Mountain Roasters coffee shop or the Log Cabin Café for breakfast.
  • Best Place to Stay Both the Galena Street Mountain Inn (970-668-3224) and the Creekside Inn (970-668-5607 or are small B&Bs with luxurious amenities. A number of larger hotels, including Holiday Inn (800-782-7669) and Best Western Lake Dillon Lodge (800-727-0607), can be found on Summit Boulevard.
  • Best-Kept Secret Escape the crowds for a day at the Frisco Nordic Center (970-668-0866;
  • Information Summit County Chamber of Commerce, (800) 530-3099;
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