In normal times, our guests would come to town and ski, dine, and partake in other activities without a second thought and little to no planning. This year, people are scrambling to find ways to entertain the kids and make the most of their time while in the mountains. While Breckenridge is famous for the ski resort, there are countless other activities to enjoy regardless of current restrictions.
Epic Pass holders may log in to their Epic Pass accounts on Wednesdays at 2pm to make skiing/riding reservations for the upcoming while (while they last, they fill up quickly). Non-passholders will have to wait until Dec 7 to hit the runs at Breck and Keystone.
Tubing hills and dog sledding are set to open mid December, but Carter Park and the new sledding hill on Airport Road are both free and open as long as snow continues to accumulate. The best downhill sledding option is the inflatable tube which can typically be found at Breckenridge Market next to the post office on Ridge Street in Breck. Plastic sleds are available at many places around town including the grocery store and Walmart, but if you can get your hands on a tube, your sledding experience will be much better!
Isak the Troll is the most beloved troll in Colorado. He is not to be missed no matter how short your time is in Breckenridge. The short, flat and easy walk to his forest hideaway can be slippery in the winter, but otherwise suitable for all. The Trollstigen Trail can be found in the upper left-hand corner of the ice rink parking lot (to the far left of the ice rink on Boreas Pass Road).
Main Street Breckenridge and Main Street Frisco are both postcard perfect with the best shopping and dining in the county. Mix in some culture, mining history and mountain backdrops for an amazing experience any time of year no matter the weather. Fun photo ops are waiting around every corner.
The Breckenridge Gondola is not just for skiers- it’s for anyone who wants a beautiful aerial view of the town combined with a fun amusement-park type of fun. One way up or down is 13 minutes and a round trip is 26 minutes. We suggest getting off at the last stop on Peak 8 and take a look around. Pose with the new Ullr statue, watch the skiers coming back down to the base, or have a snack or meal at one of several dining spots (with amazing views). The gondola is free for all riders, runs 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily (weather permitting- high wind and lightening require holds).
Most visitors think of snowshoeing but not hiking in the winter. Actually, both can be done depending on the type of trail. Snowshoes are meant for deep-snow conditions to prevent from sinking, but if a trail is packed or the snow isn’t very deep, really all one needs are some waterproof hiking boots and wool socks. We’ve got a list of the best winter snowshoeing/hiking trails here.
The Breckenridge Nordic Center offers an old-fashioned snowcat tour and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on their closed (not open to the public) groomed trails.
Fat biking is also available in November. Ridden provides distillery, brewery and casual tours, or just bike rentals with trail suggestions.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available through Breckenridge Stables. If you book your ride through Colorado Luxe Living, you will receive a 10% discount on your sleigh ride.
And that’s not all! Take your frustrations out at Mtn Axe slinging axes across the room, learn about ski history and the see amazing ski artifacts at the Ski Museum on Main Street, ice skating at Stephen C. West ice arena, hunt for treasure at Country Boy Mine, visit the picturesque High Line Railroad Park on Boreas Pass Road, the Breckenridge Escape Room, or check out breckcreate.org for some art classes. Whew, we’re exhausted just thinking about all the fun. But if you get through it all and still need something to do, believe it or not, we’ve got even more ideas for you- just ask! 970.968.8005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.