A Driver’s Guide to Driving on the Roads of Silverthorne During WintersFebruary 5, 2016
Being an hour’s drive from Denver, Silverthorne has become one of the most crucial tourist destinations that Summit County has to offer. The region has earned a favorable reputation due to its nearness to both winter and summer sporting areas. And that’s not all—Summit County’s four of the classiest ski resorts are just a stone’s throw from Silverthorne.
However, the cherished winter season do make the roads leading to (and even within) Silverthorne exceedingly treacherous. Which is why, we’re compelled to share this guide that’ll assist every driver to negotiate these icy roads safely.
Preparation will bring safety
The long and the short of it is that you’ll have to be prepared by equipping your vehicle with everything that’s necessary. For example, you’ll have to be doubly sure that your chain and tires can easily prevent every instance of fishtailing.
Slow and steady wins the race
We believe that the old proverb holds water; and everyone who’s saved by the skin of their teeth from ghastly road mishaps will support that belief, too. So the bottom line is that you’ll have to refrain putting your foot’s full weight on the gas pedal no matter how much attractive the vastness of the wide road may appear.
Look closely and be alert
Before relying on the intelligence of your GPS and other automotive marvels, you’ll have to trust your own wits. Yes, that’s right. You’ll have to be aware and use your eyes properly; something that, sadly, no technology will do for you. See clearly and maintain a reasonable distance between your vehicle and the one that’s ahead of you.
So with these three points in mind, we hope that you’ll tread safely on the slippery roads that lead to Silverthorne. Happy driving, fellow traveler.Back »