The Peak School is located in Colorado's Rocky Mountains
Nestled in the famous Rocky Mountains less than 2-hours west of Denver, Summit County sits at 9,000-feet and offers some of the best outdoor recreation in the United States. In 2017, Business Insider named Summit County "the healthiest place in America," which is no wonder considering our proximity to world-class skiing and snowboarding, the ubiquitous networks of trails, and access to sailing and stand-up paddle-boarding on Lake Dillon.
The county is composed of six towns—Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma, and Silverthorne—however, we also serve students from nearby Lake and Eagle County. As a popular winter and summer destination, Summit provides excellent restaurants and cultural activities for local families in a beautiful mountain town setting.
Plan a visit to Summit County
Getting to Summit
Denver International Airport offers non-stop flights to nearly 150 cities around the world. From the airport there are many options for traveling the scenic drive through the mountains to Frisco, Colorado, which is just over an hour from Colorado's capital city. Below are a few options:
- Rent a car and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the scenic mountain drive at your own pace
- Contact Colorado Mountain Express (CME) for a shuttle directly from the airport to downtown Frisco
- Hop on a scheduled shuttle or arrange your own transportation with Summit Express
Happenings & Events
Summit County hosts numerous music, food, and arts festivals throughout the year for local residents, including: an International Festival of Arts, Oktoberfest, Breck Pride, jazz and bluegrass festivals, a Cider Circus, a Bacon & Burboun Festival, and many others.
As a thriving mountain community, we are also located near some of the worlds greatest athletic events, including: the 240-mile, six-day Breck Epic mountain biking race; the Copper Triangle, a 78-mile alpine road biking race; the Leadville 100 Race Series; the Dillon Open Regatta, the highest elevation regatta in the world at 9,017-feet; the Dew Tour, and more.
For more information about community events around Summit, read about them here.
The Benefits of Being Local
As a local in Summit County, you not only have access to free biking and hiking trails, but also significant discounts at many of the local outdoor recreation shops, as well as, the opportunity to purchase one of three local Epic ski passess, which offer seasonal access to a combination of local resorts at lower rates.
Living in Summit County offers you close access to some of the worlds best ski resorts, including Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Loveland, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper.
Be sure to explore the cost of living and availability of housing. Summit County is a wonderful place to live, however, many job seekers are surprised to learn about the difficulty of seeking out affordable housing in the area.
Many of our community families are involved in the local real estate market, and they are happy to help new faculty and your family find your new Summit County home.