In most parts of the country, winter’s cooler temps is an excuse to stay inside. Not here, a fresh blanket of snow provides breathtaking scenery and lights a passion to get outside. From experiencing our legendary slopes to a more adventurous experience, like a majestic snowshoe outing, guided snowmobile tour or dog-sled excursion, exploring the seemingly endless trails on cross-country skiings or a charming sleigh ride. Don’t miss our favorite nostalgic sledding hill offering up endless family fun, before dedicating some warm up play time in your hot tub at the lodge.
Top 10 Winter Activities in Breckenridge
1. Skiing & Snowboarding
There are five peaks to explore in Breckenridge filled with a variety of groomers, parks, glades and bowls. Explore each peak and discover 2,908 acres of ride-able terrain, perfect for every skill and age level.
2. Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing
Breckenridge is home to two nordic centers (Gold Run Nordic Center & Breckenridge Nordic Center) which boast more than 30 miles of perfectly manicured cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Both nordic centers offer daily use of their groomed trails, lessons and rentals. Aside from the nordic centers, Breckenridge’s interconnected trail system offers countless miles of trails to be explored on Nordic skis, touring skis or snowshoes.
Sledding is the perfect activity for kids (and kids at heart). You’ll have to earn your runs by walking up the hill but you’ll be treated to a beautiful view and an exhilarating ride! Pick-up a sled at one of the in-town grocery stores.
4. Dog Sledding
Looking to try something new? Mush your own team of Siberian Huskies through the Rocky Mountains! This unforgettable experience will take you on a six mile tour along the gorgeous winding trails of the Swan River Valley.
Sign-up for a guided snowmobile tour to explore miles of beautiful trails and learn about Breckenridge’s mining history and local wildlife. Tours range from family friendly to full throttle at Good Times Adventures.
6. Fat Biking
For those looking to keep up with their favorite sport or are just looking for a new and fun way to get around town, Breckenridge’s winter biking options continue to expand. Rent a fat bike to explore the trails or Main Street, or sign-up for a fat bike distillery and brewery tour and head to the World’s highest distillery and one of Breckenridge’s favorite breweries, Broken Compass.
7. Sleigh Rides
There are plenty of ways to dash through the snow, but one of the most nostalgic involves horses and a sleigh. In Breckenridge, you can choose from scenic sleigh rides, dinner sleigh rides and even a sleigh ride that features dinner and a show.
8. Scenic Snow Cat Tours
Experience Breckenridge’s scenic trails from the comfort of a heated snowcat! The Breckenridge Nordic Center scenic cat tour offers guided tours through forested trails to a historic mining cabin to fill up on s’mores, hot cocoa and tales of Breckenridge’s mining families.
9. Shopping Historic Main Street
Hit the streets of Breckenridge and discover over 200 unique boutiques and shops in town! Window shop and enjoy quaint storefronts featuring bookstores, chic boutiques, jewelry, antiques, housewares & home furnishings to art galleries, sporting goods & clothing. Stroll through twinkling Holiday lights by night lining the streets all winter long after the official Lighting of Breckenridge.
10. Historic, Mine & Ghost Tours
Breckenridge is rooted in its past and boasts one of the largest historic districts in Colorado. Create memories with affordable guided historic tours and hikes, and enjoy free, family-friendly museums operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance and Breckenridge Tours.