Summit County: Frisco Adventure Parks teams with Copper Mountain Ski & Ride School to offer beginner ski lessons

Find your ski legs at the Frisco Adventure Park, then shred the steeps at Copper or A-Basin.

‘Relaxed Start’ lessons offered thrice-daily, including a 4 p.m. session

By Summit Voice

FRISCO —The Frisco Adventure Park will soon be humming with the vibe of an old-time neighborhood ski hill, as the town teams up with the Copper Mountain Ski & Ride School to offer two-hour beginner ski lessons.

“Copper has always been Frisco’s mountain and Frisco continues to be our town,” said JP Chevalier, director of ski and golf services at Copper. “This relationship naturally led us to forming a service partnership, at the Frisco Adventure Park. The Copper Ski & Ride School is thrilled to be launching a first time family and friend introduction to snowsports in the heart of Summit County.” Continue reading

Frisco to open tubing hill, terrain park in early December

New adventure park revives the tradition of a neighborhood hill

The new Frisco Adventure Park is set to begin winter operations within the next few weeks.

The lanes of Frisco's new tubing hill are taking shape near the Nordic center.

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — There was a time not so long ago when many a small town in the Rocky Mountains had its own neighborhood hill, served by a ropetow, with a lodge at the bottom serving hot chocolate and homemade Rice Krispies Treats. Many of those small ski areas went out of business during the era of corporate conglomeration, but the tradition is about to be revived in a post-modern version in Frisco, with the upcoming opening of the town’s new adventure park.

Instead of a ropetow, a conveyor belt will transport visitors to the top of the mellow slope, and instead of Flexible Flyers, the downhill action will be on a manicured tubing hill, and on a series jumps, rails and fun boxes similar to what you might find at one of the local resorts, on a somewhat smaller scale. The terrain park is designed for beginners to intermediates, according to the adventure park website. Continue reading

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