Education & Heathcare

Many American mountain towns lack adequate healthcare and medical resources. Not only is it impertinent for these communities to be equipped to deal with accidents that are a result of extreme outdoor activities, but they should also have a full range of services available to the residents that call these towns their home. It’s something we often take for granted; yet it’s one of the most important factors in making a big move. Part of what makes Summit County such a livable mountain community are its impeccable medical resources, both emergency and general. 

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has been Summit County’s primary healthcare resources since 1978, offering the region’s highest level of general and surgical care (peak one surgical care), and emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is also the mountain base for Flight For Life, the nation’s first civilian medical helicopter founded in 1972.

In addition to fast and responsive emergency care, there are many options for full service, comprehensive health care from dentistry to ophthalmology, women’s to senior health care, and even the best orthopedic services in the country.  in the country.

When it comes to highly acclaimed institutions in Summit County, alongside healthcare sits education. One of Colorado’s highest-ranking school districts, Summit County is home to a Regional 4A high school with grades 9 through 12 comprising a student body of roughly 700. Summit High is centrally located at Farmer’s Korner, in unincorporated Summit County just two miles south of Frisco. Summit High and Summit Middle School (Frisco) are fed by the seven neighboring communities elementary schools.

Summit County School District ranks high in annual testing having achieved Colorado’s highest levels in recent years.

Summit County also is home to Colorado Mountain College (CMC), a fully accredited four year university enrolling X? number of students with campuses in Dillon and Breckenridge. CMC has a wide array of course selections in different areas of study, as well as state of the art campus facilities, and provides a variety of educational programs and lectures to the community.