Old Breckenridge wooden structure in greyscale
Indoor Rock Climbing at the Breckenridge Recreation Center.

The Best Indoor Activities in Breckenridge

Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it dumps. And sometimes your feet just need a break from ski boots. Thankfully, Breckenridge offers a colorful canvas of indoor activities in diverse and welcoming spaces. (Don’t worry—storms pass quickly here and you’ll be back outside in no time).


Create Something Together

BreckCreate pottery throwing class
BreckCreate offers classes and workshops all year round.

Stop by Ready Paint Fire any time for canvas painting, mosaic art or pottery painting. Check the studio’s calendar for evening pottery and glass fusing workshops and make a night of it—bring a pizza and order wine or beer from the onsite concessions while you design your masterpieces.

Call on the Frosted Flamingo for a tailor-made mobile art studio experience and throw your own crafty party. The project menu spans bedazzled trucker hats to etched wine glasses. Take the kids to the Groovy Moose (tip: there’s a candy store right next door with the fluffiest cotton candy) to craft their very own birdhouses and dig into stickers and paints. Hit the BreckCreate arts district for a full lineup of classes, events, open studios, tours and concerts.


Get Your Game On

Eat, drink and play arcade games, skee-ball and more at Downstairs at Eric’s, visit The Crown for coffee and cards by the fireplace and cozy up at Après Handcrafted Libations for grown-up board games over craft brews and inventive cocktails.

Choose from three family-friendly themes at Mountain Time Escape Rooms (add on holograms or computer-generated imagery). Join friends or strangers in a locked room at Escape Room Breckenridge and pool your wits to solve riddles and uncover clues in a race against time. Don state-of-the-art 3D headset technology at VR Arcade—Breckenridge’s first virtual reality arcade—for a whole new level of gaming.


Go Mining

Country Boy Mine tour Breckenridge
Head underground and learn about Breckenridge’s mining past.

Dig into a real Breckenridge gold mining experience at Country Boy Mine, where hilarious actors showcase life in the 1880s. Pan for actual gold and keep what you find! Dive into more mining-era history and learn about the town’s deep roots in the railroad and ski industries on a Breckenridge Heritage Alliance museum visit or tour.


Sweat, Run, Play

The Summit Plummit Waterslide at the Breckenridge Recreation Center
The newly remodeled Breckenridge Recreation Center has something for everyone.

Spend an afternoon exploring the Breckenridge Recreation Center, playing tennis and pickleball, swimming, rock climbing, sliding and jumping in the little tike indoor playground, working out or just soaking in the hot tubs. Take a yoga class at one of the local beginner-to-expert-friendly studios, cycle until you drop at Psycle 9600—the highest spin studio in the U.S.—or check out CrossFit Breckenridge for an intensely satisfying group workout.

The Stephen C. West Ice Arena offers year-round indoor public skate sessions and is home to the Breckenridge Vipers Mountain West Hockey League. Check the home game schedule here.


Let off Some Steam

Mtn Axe throwing Breckenridge
Grab the whole crew and see if you can get a few bulls-eyes!

Throw an axe and have some fun! Throwing lanes are available by the hour for parties of 4 or more and special group events up to 65 people. They’ll teach you to throw safely for a fun and empowering experience. MTN AXE Breck is like nothing else on or off the mountain.


Shop, Shop, Shop

Breckenridge is lined with incredibly thoughtful, well-curated boutiques, galleries and shops selling everything from socks to sculptures. Longtime local small business owners line shelves with puzzles and toys, purses and soaps, and oils and wines. Cooks and gourmands love Olive Fusion, the Spice Merchants and The Cheese Shop, while gear junkies drool over the latest skis, boards and beanies at Mountain Outfitters, Rocky Mountain Underground and Mountain Goat. Make sure the kids pop into Peak-a-Boo Toys and Magical Scraps after a stop by the Mountain Top Cookie Shop.


Kick Back & Relax

Relax and unwind with a massage or facial after a long day on the slopes.

Find your indoor activity bliss with some quiet, pampered spa time. Hang out in a candle-lit grotto, detox in a steam room, stretch out in a hot tub and call on Breckenridge wellness gurus for healing treatments. A therapeutic massage, reflexology or reiki session can do wonders for your mood and muscles. Check out this Breckenridge Wellness Itinerary for the ultimate self-care escape.

Treat your mind to a relaxing reset with a concert at the 750-seat Riverwalk Center, a performance at the Backstage Theatre or a new-release movie at the charming locally run Speakeasy Theatre.


Sip & Sample

Grab a flight, catch up with friends and play adult board games at Broken Compass.

Catching up with friends over pints and craft spirits is a ski town pastime that never gets old. Visit the pup-friendly Broken Compass for a chocolate coffee stout and some pinball or the Breckenridge Brewery for the latest seasonal taps and a cheesy plate of nachos. Take a tour at the Breckenridge Distillery and then settle in for a multi-course culinary treat in the stylish restaurant space. Swirl award-winning California and Colorado wines at the Continental Divide tasting room and sign up for a custom wine blending experience.


Find more ideas on where to sip wine, linger over happy hours and discover grown-up nightlife scenes.

By Lisa Blake
The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community. Lisa Blake is a regular contributor. The Breckenridge-based freelance writer, editor and mom enjoys researching and sharing stories on health, wellness, dining and the outdoors. Find her work in Breckenridge Magazine, The Purist,, and at
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