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50 Things To Do in Breckenridge this Winter

Dreaming of a winter vacation? Breckenridge is your answer. Apart from the world-class skiing of Breckenridge Ski Resort, you’ll find there is endless adventure off the mountain. From attempting axe throwing to exploring the great outdoors via a monster truck sleigh ride, there is something to do everywhere you turn. This small mountain town is chock full of the activities winter vacations are made of. Make sure you don’t miss out on the 50 best things to do in Breckenridge this winter!

  1. Ride the highest chairlift in North America, then ski three and a half miles all the way to town. 

    Snowshoeing in Breckenridge

  2. Step outside and try a winter snowshoe hike at one of many trails on national forest land. 
  3. Grab a doughnut and sausage roll at Daylight Donuts before hitting the slopes. 
  4. Walk Main Street at night and enjoy the holiday lights all winter long.  
  5. Take a cross country ski lesson at the Breckenridge Nordic Center 
  6. If skiing isn’t your thing, give snowbiking a try for a unique experience on the mountain! 

    Ice skating at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink

  7. Ice skate at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink just steps from the slopes of Peak 8.   
  8. Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn sleigh ride and dinner at Gold Run Nordic Center. 
  9. Sip hot cocoa at Ullr Café after a full day of skiing.  
  10. Make reservations for a private yurt dining experience at Aurum. 
  11. Attend a play at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre 
  12. Grill your own s’mores tableside at the Motherloaded Tavern 
  13. Challenge your mind and book an escape room for the family at the Gr8 Escape Room. 
  14. Try your hand at axe throwing at MTN Axe Breckenridge on Main Street. 
  15. Shop for skis, listen to live music and enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail at RMU Outdoors. 
  16. Experience the great outdoors during a full moon with a guided snowshoe tour. 
  17. Take a 6-mile dog sledding tour in the Swan River Valley.   
  18. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Mimi & Pin with a freshly made churro or waffle. 
  19. Stretch and restore at a yoga class with Bhava Yoga or Meta Yoga 

    Guided Snowmobiling Tour

  20. Explore the mountains on a guided snowmobiling tour. 
  21. Stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum to learn about the town’s history. 
  22. Drink one of the best après ski cocktails in Breckenridge.  
  23. Hit the slopes and try skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort. 
  24. Test your trivia knowledge on Wednesdays at Broken Compass Brewing‘s Main Street Taproom. 
  25. Pick up a sled or tube and hit one of the free sledding hills in Breckenridge. 
  26. Explore the darker side of Breckenridge on a ghost tour 
  27. Indulge in a fondue dinner at the Swiss Haven Restaurant 
  28. Take a half-day ice fishing trip on Lake Dillon. 
  29. Listen to live music at the Riverwalk Center. 

    Isak Heartstone

  30. Stroll the Trollstigen Trail and discover a 15-foot-tall wooden troll hidden in snowy forest. 
  31. Attend Ullr Fest in December and pray for snow with the locals. 
  32. Catch a Breckenridge Vipers ice hockey game at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. 

    Drinks at Robbie’s Tavern

  33. Drink a bloody mary slopeside at Robbie’s Tavern 
  34. For the early birds: get your blood pumping and uphill ski on Breckenridge Ski Resort before the lifts start turning. 
  35. Ride the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster on the base of the mountain.  
  36. Get crafty with Frosted Flamingo, a mobile art studio that brings DIY to you. 
  37. Soak in the scenery on a monster truck sleigh tour with Country Boy Mine. 
  38. Grab a midday bite from Trolley Crepes, a classic trolley converted into a mobile Crepe Cart. 
  39. Treat yourself and enjoy a spa service at Infinity Spa.  
  40. Shop for the perfect gift on Main Street. 
  41. Take a step back in time at the oldest bar in Summit County, the Gold Pan Saloon. 
  42. Catch a movie and enjoy a beer at The Eclipse. 

    Race of the Santas

  43. Spread holiday cheer and run in the Race of the Santas.
  44. Enjoy wine tastings at Continental Divide Winery and Carboy Winery. 
  45. Take a Fat Bike beer and distillery tour around Breckenridge with Ridden.  
  46. Watch blocks of snow transform into intricate art the International Snow Sculpture Championships. 
  47. Enjoy a happy hour warm up by indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit at Blue Stag Saloon. 
  48. Don’t let the altitude get to you. Catch your breath at the O2 Lounge 
  49. Purchase a day pass to the Breckenridge Recreation Center and sign up for a fitness class. 
  50. Take a scenic drive to Hoosier Pass and stand on the Continental Divide. 

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

How to Build the Best Snowman

Do you want to build the best snowman? While on your next winter vacation, here are some tips for creating the best snowman! Even one that Frosty himself would be proud of!

Top 20 Winter Activities in Breckenridge

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.  

  1. Step outside and try a winter snowshoe hike at one of many trails on national forest land.  
  2. Take a cross country ski lesson at the Breckenridge Nordic Center 
  3. Ice skate at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink just steps from the slopes of Peak 8.   
  4. Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn sleigh ride and dinner at Gold Run Nordic Center. 
  5. Sip hot cocoa at Ullr Café after a full day of skiing.  
  6. Make reservations for a private yurt dining experience at Aurum. 
  7. Challenge your mind and book an escape room for the family at the Gr8 Escape Room. 
  8. Try your hand at axe throwing at MTN Axe Breckenridge on Main Street. 
  9. Take a 6-mile dog sledding tour in the Swan River Valley.   
  10. Explore the mountains on a guided snowmobiling tour. 
  11. Hit the slopes and try skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort. 
  12. Pick up a sled or tube and hit one of the free sledding hills in Breckenridge. 
  13. Stroll the Trollstigen Trail and discover a 15-foot-tall wooden troll hidden in the forest. 
  14. Catch a Breckenridge Vipers ice hockey game at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. 
  15. For the early birds: get your blood pumping and uphill ski on Breckenridge Ski Resort before the lifts start turning. 
  16. Treat yourself and enjoy a spa service at Infinity Spa. 
  17. Shop for the perfect gift on Main Street. 
  18. Catch a movie and enjoy a beer at The Eclipse. 
  19. Take a Fat Bike beer and distillery tour around Breckenridge with Ridden.  
  20. Watch blocks of snow transform into intricate art at the International Snow Sculpture Championships. 

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