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Springtime Activities in Breck!

You may be wondering: what’s there to do in a ski town during the spring? Well, as it turns out… A LOT. As we like to say, April is the new March. Fewer crowds, amazing weather, incredible deals, sunny pow days, bluebird skies and a relaxed vibe. Still not convinced? Besides it being the best time for spring skiing, there’s a bunch of other fun stuff to do in Breck including fat biking, sledding, awesome happy hour deals, fly fishing and more!

Outdoorsy Fun 🌄

  • Fat Biking

    If you haven’t tried this yet, you are seriously missing out! Snow or no snow, you can fat bike year-round in Breck. This adventure-filled day starts with hopping on a fat bike, cruising around and learning some history and fun facts about the town. Then, crank it up a notch and take the winding Blue River Rec Path to Broken Compass Brewery or Breckenridge Distillery for a rewarding drink!

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  • Snowshoeing

    From self-guided snowshoe adventures with your buddies to guided moonlight adventures with your loved ones, a snowshoeing adventure will be a “shoo-in” for an unforgettable time in Breck.

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  • Fly Fishing

    Yep, you can go fly fishing in Breckenridge in the springtime! Looking for a guide? Check out Colorado Angler. Don’t need one? Just “hit the Blue” as the locals would say. The Blue River, that is.

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  • Skiing & Snowboarding

    This one is kind of a no-brainer. Did you know that March and April are typically the snowiest months in Breck? The ski season ends on Memorial Day Weekend so there’s still plenty of time to get some spring turns in.

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  • Nordic & Cross-Country Skiing

    Looking to try something other than downhill skiing? Check out Nordic or cross-country skiing in Breckenridge. Get a workout in and avoid the crowds!

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  • Sledding & Tubing

    Check out these four awesome tubing hills in Summit County, and watch your kids have the time of their lives while racing down the hill. Better yet, make memories with them: hop in your own tube and zoom down that hill together!

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Boozy Fun 🍻

  • Wine Blending

    Blend, bottle, label and cork your own unique bottle of wine at Continental Divide Winery. Yes, you get to take the bottle home with you! This is the perfect activity for bachelorette parties, a romantic date night, an anniversary, a girls’ night out, or anyone who loves to drink red wine!

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  • Distillery Tour

    Go get a behind-the-scenes look at the entire operation at Breckenridge Distillery. Not to mention the tour includes a complimentary tasting of their award-winning Bourbon, Classic Vodka and Gin. Go check this place out if you’re in the mood for delicious spirits and great company.

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  • Saloon Tours

    Go behind the swinging doors of some of the oldest saloons in Breckenridge and learn the rich history of the town while knocking a few back.

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  • Wine Flights

    Go get a wine flight from the newest winery in town during happy hour, Carboy Winery, attached to Gold Pan Saloon (the oldest bar west of the Mississippi).

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Convinced yet? Book your springtime vacation with us today for a fraction of the cost, fewer crowds, better deals, more snow and more FUN!

 

BEAT THE HEAT: BRECK’S SUMMER HOT SPOTS

As the rest of the country swelters in the summertime scorch, folks in the High Country are comfortably basking in Breck’s inviting warm rays and cool mountain breezes while enjoying activities on the slopes… or, while relaxing on a deck soaking in the views of the slopes…. with a refreshing mixy in hand. Why do these ten short weeks cause Breckenridge-lovers to fall even harder for these perfect peaks? Mother Nature serves up summer in Summit on a silver platter of ideal weather for all who enjoy having fun in the sun (which means there’s no need to roast in unbearable heat or lock yourself away in an air-conditioned basement). Because you guys rock, the BOB staff scrupulously scoured local watering holes and lapped up countless cocktails in the name of research, enabling us to confidently bring you the best of Breck’s summertime bevvys. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it, and we would never let you down.

  1. MODIS: Known for being one of the swankier places on Main Street, Modis has one of our favorite roof decks in town. Lounge on one of their comfy couches while you take in the uninhibited views of the mountains. We give their happy hour an A+!
    • Staff Favorites: Butcher Block appetizer and a French 75 cocktail.
  2. SOUTHRIDGE SEAFOOD: Now located in La Cima mall, Southridge is still serving up Breck’s finest seafood, but now boasts one of Breck’s best decks for dining (and drinking). With the only raw bar in Summit County and some of the best happy hour deals, you will want to make sure to stop in. 
    • Staff Favorites: P.E.I. Mussels (their signature dish) and a Watermelon Marg (or three).
  3. BURKE & RILEY’S: Enjoy traditional Irish fare, generously made libations and a second story deck in the heart of town. Burk’s is open late, making it a prime spot for nighttime munchies. This restaurant serves some authentic Irish foods like fish and chips as well as Shepard pie. They hae a large patio with some of the most amazing views of Breckenridge as well. If you’re looking for a great place to eat and mountains scenery, this place is the place to go! 
    • Staff Favorites: Irish Stew entrée and a traditional Moscow Mule.
  4. NAPPER TANDY’S: Warm up by the fireplace, play some pool, get a game of darts going or try to beat our high scores at Big Buck Hunter while enjoying one of town’s most popular spots. Napper’s has one of the tallest, most spacious decks in Breck and is a great spot to catch the sunset. Make sure to check out their sister restaurant downstairs, Salt Creek, for yummy breakfast and classic Irish meals. 
    • Staff Favorites: Chicken Finger Basket and a Green Tea Shot.
  5. BANGKOK HAPPY BOWL: It’s hard not to be happy when you’re admiring mountain views while munching on a plethora of authentic Thai dishes including curry, sushi and wontons. We also enjoy their happy hour pricing and occasional live music.
    • Staff Favorites: Pad Thai and Purple Haze Sake.
  6. BLUE STAG: This local hotspot offers both a back deck to view the sunset on and a front deck with a fire pit, where you can choose to eat or warm up by the fire pit. The Stag is one of the prime places to grab a wood-fired pizza, which is served until midnight. Play a game of stump out front if you’re feeling rowdy!
    • Staff Favorites: N.Y. Buffalo Wings and a nice tall B.Y.O.-LD Fashioned.
  7. FLIPSIDE: Boasting the best burgers in town and three floors of seating plus a full bar and outdoor patio, Breck’s new burger joint is as tasty as they come. The coolest part (pun intended) about Flipside is that they make MILKSHAKES. And, yes, you can get them with booze. As a matter of fact, they list suggested liquor pairings alongside their unrivaled shakes.
    • Staff Favorites: Blueberry Pie Shake (with Huckleberry Vodka) and the Flipside Burger.
  8. RMU TAVERN: Rocky Mountain Underground is definitely Breck’s most popular up and coming bar. Featuring a huge deck with tons of seating in the front and an entire yard to play in with another FULL bar, hammocks, lounge chairs, regular live music, and cornhole out back, you’ll never want to leave. Shop while you sip and enjoy the truly unique ambiance of RMU. Charlie is our favorite bartender and serves tasty drinks!
    • Staff Favorites: BYOF (grab a pizza from Giam’s) and the Ginger Spice cocktail.
  9. ROBBIE’S TAVERN: Nestled on the slopes in the Grand Colorado Resort on Peak 8, Robbies is quickly becoming Breck’s top ski bar and restaurant. Owned by locals who know their stuff, this spot comes complete with a huge deck lined by fireplaces. If you’re grabbing lunch while enjoying Epic Discovery or you’re hitting the bar after a long hike, Robbie’s is the place to go!
    • Staff Favorites: Mac N Cheese (with pulled pork) and their famous Bloody Mary.
  10. KENOSHA: This spot rocks one of the best and biggest decks in town with plenty of seating and Breck’s only horseshoe pits. Bring the whole family down for some fun in the sun while you enjoy their amazing happy hour deals and famous steak.
    • Staff Favorites: Brewhouse pretzels and the Dry Dock Apricot Blonde Ale.

Whether you’re outdoorsy in the sense that you like drinking on patios, or you’re an enthusiastic mountaineering activity junky, the decks of Breck have just the thing to quench any thirst you might work up as you celebrate the locals’ favorite season. This is REALLY good news for those of us who like to keep it cool while sipping on scrumptious seasonal fusions without a care in the world (well, maybe one: reapplying sunscreen after activities… or, in between rounds). It’s time to grab your drinking shoes and maybe even pack some biking, climbing, hiking or water shoes, too. The best time of year in Breck is upon us, and anyone who doesn’t get up here will be thirsty (and sweaty) until those flakes start hitting the ground.

Weekend Events 7.14.17

We’ve got everything from guided hikes, bike & brewery tours, wine tasting, live music and Epic Discovery going on! Check it all out.

Friday, July 14

  • Lomax Gulch Mine Site & Gold Panning | 11 am – 4 pm | Lomax Gulch Mine | Mine site – Free, Gold Panning – $10/person
  • High Line Railroad Park | 11 am – 4 pm | 189 Boreas Pass Road | Free | Info
  • NRO Presents Topilow Pops! A 40 Year Celebration | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | $30-45, Students $10

Saturday, July 15

  • The Motet with Festival String Quartet | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | $28 advance / $32 day of show
  • Epic Discovery Park | All Day | Base of Peak 8 | Rock climbing, zip-lining, roller coasters, alpine slide and more! | Tickets

Sunday, July 16

  • Breckenridge Sunday Market | 9 am – 2 pm | Featuring a selection of handcrafted and homegrown items. live music, and artist creations | The Village at Breckenridge | Info
  • Make your own bloody mary bar OR Sunday Mimosa special (an entire bottle of champagne and juice for $12) | All Day | BoLD Restaraunt | Info
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing
  • Fat Bike Brewery Tour | All Day | Fat bike around town and end the ride at Broken Compass for a brew! | Ridden. | Info

Discover fun in Breckenridge! Go beyond EPIC this summer and have some family fun at the new & improved Epic Discovery Fun Park on Peak 8. Click below for more details!

Go Beyond Epic This Summer!

Fourth of July / Weekend Events 7.7.17

With the Fourth of July this week, there’s a plethora of events going on in Breck. Live music, bike races, parades, the Summer Beer Festival and more! Check out all the fun to be had!

Tuesday, July 4

  • Funkiphino | 2 pm | Free Concert | Riverwalk Center
  • Independence Day 10 K Trail Run | 7 am | Register here
  • The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race | 9:30 am | Register here
  • Fourth of July Garden Party | 9 am | Coffee, mimosas, and breakfast as you watch the parade | Adults $50 ($75 day of), Children 6-12 $30, and Children 5 & under $10 | Call 970.453.9767 for more information
  • Main Street Parade | 9:30 am | Bikers, floats and a celebration of America! | Click here for more information
  • Patriotic Salute | 8 – 9:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | NRO Presents a Patriotic Salute | $20

Thursday, July 6

  • Mandolin Orange with Gipsy Moon | 7:30 pm | Bluegrass, country and folk | Riverwalk Center | $28-32 | Use the discount code: 10off when ordering online, in-person or on the phone to receive $10 off the ticket price!
  • Yamn Performs the Music of Daft Punk | 9 pm – 1 am | Napper Tandy’s | $10
  • Happy Hours | Breckenridge Happy Hours | all day | Town of Breckenridge | Breckenridge, CO 80424

Friday, July 7

  • Shostakovich’s Fifth | 7:30 pm | Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor | Riverwalk Center | $25-40, Students $10, Youth $7
  • Broadway Showstopper! Annual Gala | 7:00 pm | Breckenridge Theater | $125
  • Art Around Town | 3:30 pm | Old Masonic Hall, Main Studio | Free

Saturday, July 8

  • Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival | 12 – 5 pm | Beaver Run Resort | $5 GA, $30 Unlimited Tasting, $75 VIP | Click here for tickets
  • NRO Presents The Music of Star Wars | 7:30 – 9 pm | Riverwalk Center | $30-45
  • Epic Discovery Park | All Day | Base of Peak 8 | Rock climbing, zip-lining, roller coasters, alpine slide and more!

Sunday, July 2

  • Breckenridge Sunday Market | 9 am – 2 pm | Featuring a selection of handcrafted and homegrown items. live music, and artist creations | The Village at Breckenridge
  • Make your own bloody mary bar OR Sunday Mimosa special (an entire bottle of champagne and juice for $12) | All Day | BoLD | 505 S Main St
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing
  • Fat Bike Brewery Tour | All Day | Fat bike around town and end the ride at Broken Compass for a brew! | Ridden Bike Tours

Click here for the best lodging deals in town and here for happy hour specials and more!