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Nov 30, 2006 04:22 PM

Chows in Summit County, CO

Hi folks....I'm seeking reccomendations for good eats for a small group of skiers heading out to Copper Mountain, CO. I'd rather avoid the resort eateries that have been disappointing in the past. Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Leadville are all with-in a reasonable distance.

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  1. There are tons of recommendations in this list. Look for Breckenridge, Keystone, or Vail.

    1. If you are in Leadville, try the Tennessee Pass Cafe. Diverse menu and very good food. Definitely not a "resort eatery." Lots of locals.

      1. Copper is 10 minutes from Frisco, 15 from Sillverthorne, 20 from Dillion, 30 from Leadville and 20 minutes from Vail (if Vail Pass is in good shape). Near the east exit of I70 in Vail is the Bighorn Bistro, which is a favorite of the the folks in East Vail. And as Booger suggested,check this board for Vail eats.

        1. We always go to Jalapeno's when in Breck. Kind of far from Copper, but you need to get over and see Breck at least once - its such a cute town. Jalapeno's is right on the river, a very unassuming, family run place, lots of locals. Fresh food and some interesting home made salsas. In Frisco, the Butterhorn Bakery for breakfast or lunch is a must. Homemade salads, soups, sandwiches and french toast that will make your eyes bug out. The Blue Spruce in Frisco can be nice for a more upscale dinner. It is an interesting old building right on the main street.