Let’s Go Sledding

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

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

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10/12/21 Breck’s First Snow

Photo taken in downtown Breckenridge, 10/12/21

Updated: 10/13/21

We woke this morning with snow on the ground, contrasting beautifully with the las colors of fall.

It’s Happening… Winter officially kicks off in Breckenridge

 

Over the past few days there has been humidity in the air, dusting of snow on the peaks and a blowing wind of change. After an absolutely stunning fall full of warm colors, the only color that has been on minds of residents, visitors and those waiting for winter has been white. Although the day started out with clear skies, a front blew in quickly and with it, the first snow to reach town touched down.

If your mind hasn’t been thinking forward towards winter, it’s hard to imagine that it isn’t now. The slopes have been blanketed with snow and snow making machines around the county began to fire up this weekend in preparation of the upcoming winter season. Breckenridge Ski Resort plans to open on November 12, 2021 with other resorts around the county aiming sooner, some even for an October start!

Stay Slopeside This Winter at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 for as Low as $78/night!

 

Need more reasons to get hyped for winter? Breckenridge Ski Resort is adding a new lift on Peak 7, The Freedom SuperChair!

If you weren’t thinking about a winter trip before today, we’re sure you are now. Have you purchased your ski pass for the upcoming season yet? One of our lodging partners, the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is offering huge winter discounts when you bundle lift tickets and lodging! Bundle and book by 11/11 (before ski season kicks off) and you can ski and stay slopeside for as low as $143 per person, per night!

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Grand Lodge on Peak 7 in the heart of winter.

Breckenridge is the place to be in winter whether it be with family or friends, and the first snow of the season always gets us excited for a new season, new memories and to experience the best of Breckenridge all over again.

Photo taken in town on 10/12/21

Breckenridge’s First Dusting of Snow for Winter 21/22

The leaves have begun to change here in Breckenridge – yellows, oranges, and reds all beginning to burn bright in the aspen groves flanking Breckenridge and the Tenmile range. On the morning of September 20th,  another color made an early appearance – white!

First snow views from Grand Timber Lodge

Views from the Grand Timber Lodge

Snow didn’t only blanket the tops of peaks, but trace amounts made it down to the streets and rooftops of the Victorian houses lining Ridge and High streets.

You can stay, play and save at Grand Timber Lodge during winter 21/22 – Book here for 50% off!

By the afternoon, most of the snow had melted off except for just the tip of the mountains, but the chill in the air remained. This snow really welcomed in fall in Breckenridge, but also reminded us that winter is quickly approaching.

Enjoy these photos from our 1st glimpse into winter. If this winter preview has got you excited to start planning your trip to Breckenridge, our partner, The Grand Colorado on Peak 8 is offering rooms for winter 21/22 for as low as $79 a night when you book by 11/11!