Winter in Breck: No Skis Necessary

Breckenridge is a town known for its world-class skiing. Though this mountain town may be famous for its winter resort, it is also packed with fun indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy while on vacation.

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding is a unique and thrilling way to enjoy Breckenridge. Take a tour and race through the wilderness on this exciting activity.

What to Bring: Each tour is weather dependent. Make sure to check the weather before heading out. It is a good idea to bring eye protection, sunscreen, gloves, warm footwear and extra layers.

Pricing: Adults – $90.00, Child – $50.00

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Good Times Adventures, 6061 Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Ice Skating

A classic way to enjoy your winter escape to the mountains. Skate under the stars, or in the indoor rink and spend time with friends or family.

What to Bring: Bring your own skates or rent from the arena. Make sure to bring a hat, gloves, warm jackets, and socks.

Pricing: Adults – $12.00 per session, Child – $10.00

Hours: *Times vary by the day of the week. Click here for a schedule.

Where: Stephen C. West Ice Arena, 189 Boreas Pass Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Cross Country Skiing

Get some exercise and try cross country skiing! A great way to take a break from the mountain but still get outside and enjoy the outdoors!

What to bring: Each tour is weather dependent. Make sure to check the weather the day of your tour, and don’t forget sunscreen and eye protection!

Pricing: Adult – $50.00, Child – $45.00

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Breckenridge Nordic Center, 9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424

sledding in Breckenridge

photo credit: Jessie Unruh


Spend time with family and friends tubing at Carter Park. The iconic hill is perfect for sledding!

What to bring: Sleds, tubes, warm clothes and hats!

Pricing: FREE!

Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Carter park, 300 S. High St, Breckenridge, CO 80424


The iconic Main Street in Breckenridge is full of local shops and boutiques. Grab a souvenir to take home from your mountain escape!

What to bring: Your wallet and plenty of bags for your new stuff!

Pricing: Dependent on what you buy!

Hours: Typically, shops open around 10 a.m. and close around 5 p.m.

Where: Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Wednesday, Dec-30-2015Hiking

Hiking might not be the first thing to come to mind when enjoying a winter getaway. However, there are plenty of packed-down trails throughout Breckenridge. Check out our blog on the best trails to hit in the winter here!

What to bring: Snow boots, layers and sunscreen.

Pricing: FREE!

Hours: Anytime!

Where: Locations vary depending on which trail you choose!

Historic Walking Tours

Choose from a variety of different historic tours all about Breckenridge! Tour options include mines, saloons, museums, and even haunted tours!

What to bring: Layers, sunglasses and hats.

Pricing: Adult – $10.00, Child – $5.00

Hours: Different times for each tour, check out their event schedule here!

Where: The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Friday,-Aug-7-2015Arts & Crafts: Pottery & Painting

Take a break from skiing and stay warm at Ready Paint Fire! This studio offers a variety of different classes and drop-in crafting activities. Paint a new piece of pottery or a new canvas masterpiece!

What to Bring: Clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty!

Pricing: Varies depending on craft choice and/or class. $5-$70

Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Ready Paint Fire, 323 N. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Spa Day

Relax at one of the countless spas in Breckenridge and enjoy the peaceful views of the Tenmile Range.

What to bring: Comfy clothes, bathing suit, toiletries – don’t know how to spell this

Pricing: Varies with spa location and desired services.

Hours: Hours vary depending on day of the week and spa location.

Where: Our favorite spas in Breckenridge are the Grand Timber Lodge’s Refresh Spa and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7’s Soothe Spa.

Regardless of whether you ski or ride, don’t miss out on all the exciting activities Breckenridge has to offer. Try any of the fun ideas above, and you’re sure to make some unforgettable memories in Colorado’s most unforgettable mountain town!