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What would you do if you couldn’t hit the slopes?

ANDY FRAMEsummit daily news
Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Highlands Ranch 11-year-old Coltin Lash gains some air Sunday morning at the Carter Park sled hill with mom, Kristen watching the snowy action.

With spring break visitors advancing on Summit County, locals are anticipating huge crowds at the nearby resorts. Long lift lines will be a constant over the next few weeks. But there is more to do in Summit County than just skiing and snowboarding. Locals and tourists have several other options within reach.What would you do if you had three hours to kill in Summit County, but couldn’t go skiing or snowboarding? I proposed this question on the streets of Frisco and Breckenridge to see what Summit residents and visitors would choose as a second option. Sixty-eight people were polled, with a variety of responses coming from street walkers of all ages. The most popular response was snowmobiling, with 22 votes. If people weren’t allowed on the lifts, they’d make it up a mountain somehow. But almost as many people, 20, said they’d rather get out of the cold, with 10 saying they’d rather go to a bar, and 10 saying they’d like to shop. Many of the shoppers said they’d rather shop over ski anyway. Other responses included sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, dog sledding or even fishing.For information on any of these activities, visit any of the information centers in the county. In Silverthorne, the information center is located in The Outlets at Silverthorne mall. Information centers in Frisco and Breckenridge can be found on Main St. in either town. “I’d go showshoeing. You’ve got to be outside, and you’ve got to be in the mountains, whether it’s going down ’em or up ’em.”

Phil Constantine, Keystone”I’d sleep. I’m really tired.” Matt Lankford, College Station, Texas”What other options do I have other than skiing? I guess I’d go hiking or something.” Dean Ronzoni, Frisco”I’d go hiking with less fortunate children in the trails of Wildernest to see the wildlife of Colorado.”

Alex Pedigo, Silverthorne”We’d go hot tubbing. We’re scared of mountains, cause we got stuck on a mountain for four hours. We didn’t know how to ski.”Allison Boriack, Dallas, Texas

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