Just down I-70 from famed Summit County ski areas Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, snow riders find in Dillon a great pit stop and a close place to stay after a day on the mountain.

There isn’t an old-fashioned main street here, but the well-designed, environmentally sensitive town quickly sweeps you into the pines. The Dillon Mall has several shops and restaurants and condos and vacation homes are easy to come by.

Thanks in part to its pristine reservoir, this town has activities galore in the summer. With 26 miles of shoreline surrounded by a breathtaking mountainous backdrop, Dillon Reservoir is perfect for boating, sailing, walking and picnicking. There are several boat-launch ramps and two marinas where you can rent rigs, and the expanded Dillon Marina even offers a sailing school and charter cruises. With stocked salmon, cutthroat and brook trout, the fishing is great too, especially just as the ice thaws.

For more info go to: http://www.dillonmarina.com