Breckenridge Winter Activity Ideas

Kids Snowshoeing in BreckenridgeBreckenridge is renowned for its world class skiing and snowboarding but did you know there are so many other activities in Breckenridge during the winter it is hard to classify Breckenridge as a Ski Town. From fun, family activities to hard core adventure activities and everything in between it would impossible to fit everything into just one visit to Breckenridge. Hopefully this Breckenridge activities guide will enlighten you and give you important information when planning your trip to Breckenridge this winter. Here is just a short list of the many opportunities to have fun in Breckenridge in the winter.

If you are an adrenaline junkie and are looking for a thrill beyond skiing at Breckenridge try snowmobiling. The backcountry around Breckenridge is prime snowmobiling country and there are many activities companies that offer tours and rentals. There are miles of trails that offer speed, adventure and amazing scenery. Snowmobiling can be a family activity with many companies offering smaller sleds for kids.

Another high adventure activity is snow cat assisted backcountry skiing. If you are looking to find the best conditions anywhere and ski or snowboard in pure untouched powder then try a backcountry skiing trip. There are a few great outfitters that offer trips out of Keystone and Vail pass. The terrain is mostly blue and most companies will even provide the newest powder skis and snowboards for you to try.

If you are looking for something that is a little less “white knuckle” but still high adrenaline, try Nordic skiing. There are 3 Nordic ski centers within 10 miles of Breckenridge that offer fantastic terrain, rentals and lessons. If you are looking for a top notch workout and plenty of scenery and excitement try Nordic skiing.

A great activity for the whole family is a dinner sleigh ride. Anybody can participate and the rides travel through Breckenridge’s backcountry and end up at a comfortable where a gourmet dinner is served and entertainment is provided. There are a few locations that offer sleigh rides and you can even set up a romantic ride for two.

Another great family activity that also explores a little of Breckenridge’s rich history is dog sledding. See how early settlers got around in Breck and take the whole family on a dog sledding tour. These short tours offer everyone a chance to guide a sled and learn about how settlers dealt with the cold winters back in the 1800’s.

Looking to get inside and out of the cold for a little bit? Check out the Breckenridge Recreation Center. The recreation center offers a full fitness facility, fitness and yoga classes, a climbing wall, numerous pools with a waterslide, indoor tennis and more. The whole family can split up or play together at the Breckenridge Recreation Center.

Looking for arts and entertainment try a gallery walk on Main Street. There are quite a few art galleries offering local and international art in a variety of themes. Check out what is playing at the Breckenridge Theater a local theater company or the Speakeasy Movie Theater which offers inexpensive movies in a quaint setting at the old CMC building in town.

Shopping and dining is a treat in Breckenridge. Main Street offers hundreds of shops and boutiques as well as over 80 restaurants and bars offering all kinds of food and beverages from inexpensive and eclectic to high end gourmet offerings.

These are just a few of the options for you to try on your next visit to Breckenridge visit  for more detailed information on Breckenridge winter activities and information on providers