Old Breckenridge town buildings in greyscale

From jumping in powder stashes, to zipping along miles of tracks, tackling the local sledding hill or just raising a glass to the day, we’re happiest in the snow. And we’re always looking for more. More thrills, more firsts, more best day evers and more friends to join us this winter.  Find out what winter in Breckenridge is all about.


What is there to do in Breckenridge in Winter?

Breckenridge is an outdoor paradise in the winter. The ample amounts of snow that our town receives (more than almost any other place in Colorado) provides the perfect playground for tons of great activities. With five huge peaks spanning 2,908 acres, skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort is an awe-inspiring experience no matter what ability.  However, Breckenridge is more than just a ski town.  With over 100+ winter activities, events and experiences to offer, there is truly something for everyone here.  Discover winter in Breckenridge.

Early Winter / Late Spring Winter Activities

Many of our favorite activities in Breckenridge are snow dependent. This means opening and closing dates shift from year-to-year depending on how much snow we’ve recently received.  If you are booking November/December or April we recommend calling the businesses you’re interested in booking with to receive a guestimate on opening/closing dates.  Some of our most popular activities (like dog sledding) book-up well in advance, so we always recommend advance reservations.  You can also reach out to a vacation specialist at the Breckenridge Welcome Center for recommendations on available activities.

Top Winter Activities in Breckenridge

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Breckenridge was built for families. Discover tips on the best activities, restaurants, and events in Breckenridge while traveling with pint-sized adventurers.

Winter Activities in Breckenridge

    Best Winter Events

    A lit up ice sculpture at the International Snow Sculpture Championships Breckenridge
    The International Snow Sculpture Championships is one of the most dazzling events of the year.

    In Breckenridge, we know things are more fun when you do them together.  That’s why we’ve packed our event calendar full of competitions, concerts, celebrations, parades and week-long special events.  Because, bigger is better doesn’t just apply to the snowfall.

    Top Winter Festivals and Events in Breckenridge, CO

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    Dining and Nightlife

    A group celebrating with cocktails in Breckenridge around an outdoor fireplace
    Layer up, because once you have the chance to experience it for yourself, you won’t want to go back inside.

    Warm welcomes, cozy fireplaces and craft beers make Breckenridge’s après scene come alive each winter. Raise a glass to the day’s adventures or warm up with a hot toddy at one of Breckenridge’s 96 bars and restaurants. Beat the evening’s chill by sampling worldly inspired cuisines and fresh takes on culinary classics or hit the town to enjoy local music and ski town vibes.

    Recommendations on where to eat in Breckenridge

    Dining and Nightlife

      Arts, Culture & History

      Shop exteriors in Breckenridge Arts District with Snow Falling
      Breckenridge Art District is home to studios, galleries, performance spaces, historic landmarks, public art, restaurants, cafes and other creative businesses that animate and populate a vibrant cultural corridor in downtown Breckenridge.

      Seasonal exhibits, musical performances, visual arts, and drop-in classes and workshops make it easy to experience the arts or create your own.  If you prefer to step back in time, experience Breckenridge’s rich history with historic tours, museums and creative experiences in the arts district.

      Ways to experience arts, culture, and history in Breckenridge

      Experience Breckenridge

        Trip Planning Tips

        A group fat biking through Breckenridge in the winter
        Fat-Biking is one of the best ways to get around Breckenridge in the winter.

        Use our planning resources to find hiking trails, activities, and entertainment for your trip.  We’ve also added our favorite planning resources and tips to help trip planning go as smoothly as possible.

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