When you think of Breckenridge, mountain sports are usually the first thing that come to mind. There are all types of activities here in the heart of the Rockies, such as: skiing, riding, biking, snowshoeing, hiking, dogsledding, rock climbing, snowmobiling, camping, tubing, skating and….shopping. Yep, shopping!
Since mountain towns are often associated with rugged landscapes and harsh conditions, the world-class retail therapy opportunities here are often overlooked. But, today’s your lucky day. We have compiled the ultimate Breckenridge shopping guide to satisfy every consumer’s palate. With over 200 stores in town, you’ll be sure to find something to write home about. Below, we have listed some of our favorites with links to their sites, sorted by category.
Apparel & Accessories:
Art, Galleries & Jewelry:
Boutiques & Specialty:
Children’s Accessories & Toys:
Equipment & Rentals:
Food & Spirits:
Novelty & Gift Shops:
Sporting Goods & Services:
Now that you know what your options are, you should know when is best to buy. If you’re not a skier or rider, we recommend shopping while others are skiing. The shops will be less crowded and you’ll be able to visit more stores quicker between the hours of 10 am – 3 pm. Otherwise, happy hour is always a good time to get the stores to yourself and enjoy some libations in between transactions.
If you’re shopping for winter gear, the biggest sales happen at the end of the season, so plan to purchase in April, May or June to get the biggest bang for your buck. The same goes for off-season gear and apparel—shop at the end of the summer season and you will find great deals on spring and summer clothing and equipment. Regardless of when you come, the shopping options and fun to be had while browsing are unreal, so get up here and have some fun.