Snow sports can undoubtedly add up in price. We wanted to provide you with some alternatives so you can give your feet, and your wallet a break. Here are just a few of the free or low-cost activities in Breckenridge and the surrounding area.
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Are you feeling adventurous and looking to try something new? Come to Breckenridge and try one of the many snowmobiling tours that will get your adrenaline pumping! Get out in the mountains, enjoy the thrill of snowmobiling and take in the beautiful mountain views — you won’t want to skip out on this adventure.
Good Times Adventures
Snowmobiling is one of the most popular activities in the winter, Good Times Adventures is located just minutes away from Breckenridge which makes for easy accessibility. Good Times is the perfect adventure for individuals and families. Their guides are very experienced and knowledgeable in the backcountry of Breckenridge.
Equipped with top-of-the-line snowmobiles, Good Times Adventures offers a two-hour trip that starts with a short snowmobiling instruction with your guide, then you will hit the trails. Once on the trails, you will be presented with some of the incredible scenery. You will take a few stops along the way to take it all in. To end this adventure, you will venture up Georgia Pass ending at the top of the Continental Divide at 11,585 feet above sea level!
Nova Guides Snowmobiling
For the ultimate snowmobile experience, Nova Guides offers half-day and full-day trips in the Rockies! Enjoy their Camp Hale location, which provides a variety of snowmobile tours for everyone! The most popular tour, Top of the Rockies, includes endless miles of open meadows and fabulous panoramic views of four surrounding mountain ranges, including the Continental Divide. Nova operates tours in the White River National Forest on the largest commercial snowmobile trail system in the Vail and Beaver Creek areas, reaching elevations of 12,500 feet.
All guided snowmobile tours include door-to-door transportation, a professional guide, a new model Ski-Doo snowmobile, snowsuit, boots and helmet. The morning half-day tour and full-day snowmobile tours include lunch.
White Mountain Snowmobiling
White Mountain Snowmobile Tours offers a prospector tour and a high-performance tour. If you’re looking for something family-friendly or are a snowmobile beginner, the prospector tour is for you! Guides will take you on a scenic ride through groomed trails with amazing mountain vistas.
For a more adventurous experience, try the performance tour. This two-hour trip will take you on a faster, adrenaline-boosting trip, that reaches altitudes between 10,000 and 12,600 feet.
So, whether you’d like a family-friendly scenic ride or a heart-pounding adventure, White Mountain Snowmobile Tours has you covered.
Helmets are provided and mandatory. Complimentary overalls and boots are available but be sure to wear warm layers. Guests must bring goggles or sunglasses as eye protection is not provided.
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Are you looking for a winter activity the entire family can enjoy to escape the hustle and bustle of the ski area? Perhaps a day of sledding in Breckenridge is just what you are looking for!
It may be a bit chilly outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shake those winter blues by playing in the snow right in downtown Breckenridge! What’s great about sledding is that you don’t need any fancy equipment — just pick up your sleds from the local City Market, bundle up in your snow gear, and head out for a Grand adventure!
Carter Park has a free walk-up, a sled-down hill located four blocks east of Main Street near the Breckenridge Elementary School. The sledding hill is wide, but it does get busy throughout the day, so make sure to plan ahead. The park offers stunning mountain views, bathroom facilities, and picnic tables where you can share a snack.
Don’t forget to bring your furry family members. In addition to the sledding hill, Carter Park has the largest dog park in town where your furry family member will be sure to make new friends.
Location: 300 S. High Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Runaway Sledding Hill
The new Runaway Sledding Hill is a walk-up man-made hill located off Airport Road on Fraction Drive. The hill is regularly groomed, and although there is no indoor warming hut, there are on-site porta-potties.
If you decide to buy a sled from our local City Market, there is a sled shed where you can donate the used sled for another guest to use!
Location: 1730 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Frisco Adventure Park
The Frisco Adventure Park tubing hill is made up of several lanes, with each lane having a different experience. There are some lanes that are less intense, while others are steeper with more rolling terrain. The tubing hill is accessible by a surface life, making it the ideal activity for the entire family.
Reservations are required! They can be made by calling 970-668-2558 or by clicking here.
Location: 621 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443
Breckenridge is known for skiing and snowboarding but there are so many more activities beyond the slopes. If you’re looking for things to do in Breckenridge this winter, look no further! We’ve rounded up the best Breckenridge winter activities so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your winter getaway.
- Step outside and try a winter snowshoe hike at one of many trails on national forest land.
- Take a cross country ski lesson at the Breckenridge Nordic Center.
- Ice skate at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink just steps from the slopes of Peak 8.
- Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn sleigh ride and dinner at Gold Run Nordic Center.
- Sip hot cocoa at Ullr Café after a full day of skiing.
- Make reservations for a private yurt dining experience at Aurum.
- Challenge your mind and book an escape room for the family at the Gr8 Escape Room.
- Go tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park
- Take a 6-mile dog sledding tour in the Swan River Valley.
- Explore the mountains on a guided snowmobiling tour.
- Hit the slopes and try skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
- Pick up a sled and hit one of the free sledding hills in Breckenridge.
- Stroll the Trollstigen Trail and discover a 15-foot-tall wooden troll hidden in the forest.
- Catch a Breckenridge Vipers ice hockey game at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.
- For the early birds: get your blood pumping and uphill ski on Breckenridge Ski Resort before the lifts start turning.
- Treat yourself and enjoy a spa service at Infinity Spa.
- Shop for the perfect gift on Main Street.
- Catch a movie and enjoy a beer at The Eclipse.
- Take a Fat Bike beer and distillery tour around Breckenridge with Ridden.
- Watch blocks of snow transform into intricate art at the International Snow Sculpture Championships.
If you’re ready to book your trip check out our Breck Deals for slopeside accommodations in Breckenridge!