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The Town of Silverthorne is located in Summit County, just west of the Continental Divide. It is a small residential community that is nestled among four world-class resorts, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin. The Blue River flows through the heart of Town and carries the distinguished designation of Gold Medal Fishing. The Town offers many free outdoor recreational opportunities to residents and visitors including; three playgrounds, a skate board park, four tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, four sand volleyball courts, three miles of recreational pathways via the Blue River Trail, a multi-purpose field, multiple trailheads, three fishing ponds, ice skating, and a Nordic Center. All of these amenities are FREE to the Public and open from dawn to dusk. Sledding at Rainbow Park: The Rainbow Park sledding hill is the perfect place for families to play together. Parking is located behind the Recreation Center, at 430 Rainbow Drive. The sledding hill offers a variety of pitches and heights for all ages and wraps around the multi-purpose field which is an ideal place to build a snow man. Public restrooms, a warm lobby, and a variety of low priced snacks are available at the Recreation Center. Ice Skating at North Pond Park: For ice skating or stick and puck, North Pond Park is the place to be! Located directly across the street from the Silverthorne Elementary School at Hamilton Creek Road and Highway 9, North Pond Park offers a warming hut, restrooms, parking, and access to the biggest and best natural pond skating in Summit County. Bring your own skates, hot chocolate, and hockey sticks and play all day. Non-skaters can view the rink while staying warm inside the heated warming hut or relax on the dock while watching the fun. Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing at The Raven: Head to the Raven at Three Peaks Golf Club at 2929 North Golden Eagle Road, for a Nordic experience that offers some of the most spectacular views around. Two courses present a variety of trails for cross country skiers and snowshoe users. The North Course has more challenging terrain with plenty of changes in elevation. Novices will be comfortable on the South Course, which is flatter but still offers an abundance of twists and turns. Parking is located at the clubhouse where course rules are posted. Please note that dogs are not allowed and that the groomed routes are intended for use by those with skis and snow shoes only, as regular foot traffic damages the grooming. Blue River Trail: It’s easy to enjoy Silverthorne in the winter with a walk along the Blue River Trail. Many trail sections are plowed between snow storms. Sunny winter days and mild temperatures allow trail users to appreciate the Gold Medal Blue River’s snowy beauty up close and personal while strolling with family or jogging for a refreshing outdoor workout.