Lyft expands into Colorado mountains towns like Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge |

Lyft expands into Colorado mountains towns like Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge

The app-based transportation service Lyft is expanding into into the High Country, with new services in Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Routte, Grand and Miguel counties. This map was released by the company when it announced its expansion.
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The San Francisco-based company Lyft has expanded its operation into the High Country, with new app-based transportation services in Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Routte, Grand and Miguel counties.

With the expansion, Lyft adds a number of premiere Rocky Mountain destinations — such as Vail, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Telluride, Copper, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge — to its growing list of more than 300 cities nationwide in which the company is already operating.

According to the company, Colorado gets 13 million ski tourists a year, and the Lyft app has been opened more than 150,000 times in the mountains since the beginning of the year.

As a promotion, Lyft passengers can use the code “MTNLAUNCH” for $5 off a ride in these new regions, according to the company.

Pho Bay restaurant moving from Frisco to Silverthorne

The Vietnamese restaurant Pho Bay is moving from its existing location inside the Baymont Inn and Suites at 1202 Summit Boulevard in Frisco to the Summit Place Shopping Center in Silverthorne.

“We are excited to bring a new style of cuisine to Summit Place with an experienced and quality operator,” Summit Place asset manager Brad Kornfeld said in a prepared statement announcing the move. “The restaurant will be a new build-out and will be a great addition to the shopping center.”

Design work is underway, according to Kornfeld, and Pho Bay will open at 270-274 Summit Place, near Sunshine Café, after plan approval and construction are complete.

With the addition, the building Pho Bay is moving into at the Silverthorne shopping center will be fully leased.

A worker at the restaurant said on Tuesday that the owner of Pho Bay was out of town on vacation and unavailable for comment.

Voting begins for best of summit

Voting is underway for the Best of Summit, an annual series of readers’ choice awards that are sponsored by the Summit Daily News and serve to highlight the best businesses, professionals and organizations operating here in one of seven distinct categories.

The seven categories are arts and entertainment, community, food, outdoor, service, shopping, and wedding industries, and each is further divided into numerous sub-sections.

The voting period continues through Sept. 15. Ballots may be cast online at after clicking on the “Best of Summit” link on the left side of the homepage.

Eli Pace covers business and nonprofits for the Summit Daily News, and he complies a weekly roundup of business-related news in and around Summit County. Reach him at

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