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Top Winter Events in Breckenridge

If it isn’t the mountains, the charming town, or the many winter activities that are drawing you to Breck, it must be one of these events. Are you on the fence about when to visit our town? Here are a few dates to steer you in the right direction.

Breckenridge Bourbon on The Rocks

A Local’s Guide: the Highest Distillery in the World

Sitting at 9600′, Breckenridge Distillery is the highest distillery in the WORLD. With over 20 distilled products distributed globally, and a world-renowned Chef, this distillery is one you cannot miss!

Favorite Mountain Biking – Team Edition

Mountain Biking is such a fun way to get out and explore all that Breckenridge has to offer. Whether you are an advanced mountain biker or someone who has never done it before, there are plenty of trails for each ability.

Spring Skiing Vacation Packing Guide

Spring in the mountains is such a majestic time! There are endless bluebird days, longer days in the sunshine and warmer spring skiing weather! Don’t get caught being unprepared! When planning for a spectacular ski vacation to Breckenridge, excitement is going to snowstorm your mind when it comes to thinking of everything you need to pack. Don’t fret; we have put together the perfect ski vacation packing guide for you!

   

Gear

  • Base Layers – If you hate being cold and having shivers, make sure you don’t cheap out on thermals. If you are in the market for new thermals or didn’t pack the best ones, make sure you stop by Mountain Outfitters, North Face, or REI. Base layers could possibly make or break your ski vacation, so make sure you get good ones!
  • Socks – Cold feet — one of the worst things to endeavor while spending the day on the mountain. Avoid cold feet and make sure to pack extra warm socks. If you forgot to pack those fuzzy warm socks, stop in Joy of Sox on Main Street! They will hook you up with warm and fashionable socks of all different sizes.
  • Outerwear – You are going to want to pack your warmest winter jacket and ski pants. The weather in the mountains is very unpredictable, you may have a bluebird day, or you may be in a winter snowglobe! Make sure you are prepared for all weather by packing your best winter jacket and ski pants.
  • Goggles – By far, the most critical factor on the mountain is your ability to see. Goggles will protect your eyes from the sun’s glare on the snow but also protect your eye while zooming down the mountain in a winter wonderland.
  • Ski Pass/Tickets – Want first chair and fresh tracks? That powder isn’t going to last forever. To avoid the ticket office lines and the stress, ensure that you have your lift tickets or season pass.

On the Mountain

  • Skis, ski poles, snowboard – These may be the most important things to remember. As your mind is in a whirlwind, it might slip your mind. Avoid the hassles and headaches of dealing with the airlines and simplify the way you travel! Ship Skis can arrange door-to-door transportation of your ski gear and luggage from anywhere in the world in just minutes.
  • Boots – Don’t ruin that perfect day on the mountain by forgetting your boots. Pro Tip: keep your boots next to the heater or fireplace so they’re nice and toasty when you put them on.
  • Helmet – Protect your noggin! If you find yourself forgetting your helmet, stop by Craniologie in Breckenridge to pick up a helmet. They also offer goggles if you are looking for the entire setup!

Wanting to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time and don’t have your own equipment, or don’t want the hassle of packing your own equipment. Don’t worry — here are a few places that rent everything you need to make the most memorable ski vacation!

Things you may Overlook

  • Bathing Suit – After you just got done spending the best day shredding on the mountain, soaking in the hot tub to let your muscles relax sounds GREAT! There is no better feeling than sitting in the hot tub with the cold crisp air hitting your shoulders while the rest of your body soaks! While running through all the things you have to pack, make sure your bathing suit is not one of the things that slip your mind.

Uh-oh! It slipped your mind and you left your swimsuit sitting on top of your dresser. A stop by Patagonia or Marmot is now on your itinerary. 

  • Sunscreen – Breckenridge is located at 9,600 feet, making the sun nearly 40 times stronger than sea level. There is no bigger bummer than getting a ski sunburn on a winter vacation. It could really put a damper on your skiing experience. Make sure you pack eye protection with UVB protection and sunscreen.

Forget your sunscreen? Swing by your resort spa or market to pick some up! If you find yourself in need of some new sunnies, Sun Logic on Main Street is a great place to pick some new ones up!

  • Chapstick – No one enjoys having cracked, dry or bleeding lips. You can never have enough chapstick, so be sure to pack a few!

If you find yourself having cracked, dry or bleeding lips, stop by our local City Market and pick up a few. They have a variety of scents and brands to choose from!

  • Reusable Water Bottle – Breckenridge is located at a high altitude, and it is essential to stay hydrated! Staying hydrated will help keep altitude sickness at bay and ensure the best ski vacation. Bringing your reusable water bottle helps protect our fragile mountain environment to enjoy for years to come.

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!