Almanac: Frisco, Colo.


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;