Gold Rush Tradition Betters Frisco CO Real Estate
Yellow gold to white gold – any fleck glistening under the Summit County skies – leads buyers to inquire about Frisco CO real estate. The rich heritage is one reason why the quintessential Colorado mountain town of Frisco was recently voted the #2 Coolest Town in the United States on the Internet.
During the early 1800s, the glittering gold and silver found here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains was a well-kept secret. Then word got out. Thousands of adventurers flocked to the beautiful Frisco area by mid-1859. Miners harvested over a million ounces of lode and placer gold deposits during that era.
Fast forward to 2015. Snow or “white gold” turned the page in Frisco during the 1960s. Breckenridge ski area and then Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain and other excellent ski areas form the backyard around the charming town. Prices for resort-style properties in Summit County gradually increased over the past half century, vastly bettering the options for Frisco CO real estate.
Nordic skiing is a growing attraction in Frisco, too. The 45th Annual Frisco Gold Rush Celebration held during February underscores the popularity of classic cross-country and skate skiing. The kit Frisco Nordic Center hosted classic and skate ski races. Events were spread out between terrain at the Frisco Bike Park and the Frisco Ski and Ride Hill.
The 2015 Citizen Races included 30K Skate, 10K Classic, and 10K Skate. The 2015 Frisco Gold Rush CHSAA Races feature high school and middle schoolers from around Colorado competing in 3K or 5K skate ski events. Prizes are awarded for the overall top trio of male and female “runners” and for numerous age categories.
Celebrating the Gold Rush in 2015, festivities included a 1K Treasure Hunt, Beat the Club Sprints Races, tubing, bonfire at the marina and fireworks. The enduring event benefits the Summit Nordic Ski Club. A portion of the proceeds is used to send local athletes to competitions at the Junior Nationals.
These types of family-friendly activities and signature events help make Frisco a beloved mountain village. Frisco is located about 90 minutes west of Denver International Airport via Interstate 70.
The offices of RE/MAX Properties of the Summit are located in Breckenridge, Frisco, and Keystone:
- 220 South Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424; Ph: (970) 453-7000
- 305 Main Street, Frisco, Colorado 80443; Ph: (970) 668-5300
- 135 Dercum Drive #U6, Keystone, Colorado 80435; Ph: (970) 513-0404