It’s no secret that Breckenridge, Colorado, is a winter paradise nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Breckenridge winter activities come in many different forms and varieties, but one thing remains consistent throughout all of them: They all pack quite the fun punch.
Breckenridge Winter Activities: Outdoor Activities
Boasting over 300+ days of sunshine, Breckenridge winters are hard to beat. Head outdoors to enjoy your favorite activity or try something new. Lessons and guided tours are available to help you get outdoors and enjoy each new adventure.
Breckenridge offers huge variety throughout its 2,358 acres of terrain. From gently rolling cruisers to steeps and deeps, Breckenridge has something for every age and ability level.
Imagine yourself mushing through a forest of beautiful spruce trees, while being pulled by Siberian Huskies. Dog sledding in Breckenridge is a great way to get out into the backcountry and enjoy the quietness of a winter forest. History and Adventure come together to make dog sledding a truly unique family experience.
Casting your fly in the afternoon sun, while soaking in the views of the nearby Ten Mile Range, is a great way to spend a lazy day. Choose from a half or full day.
Enjoy a scenic journey through the trees and above town to Peak 7 or Peak 8. FREE
Breckenridge boasts two quality Nordic Centers. Both centers offer rentals, lessons and waxing services. The Gold Run Nordic Center at the Breckenridge Golf Club has more than 20 groomed kilometers of skating and classic trails, plus backcountry touring, snowshoe trails and dog-friendly trails. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are also available. Breckenridge Nordic Center near Peak 8, 30 kilometers of groomed skating and classic skiing await, including 20 kilometers of snowshoe trails.
Join the Breck Nordic Center’s fun loving staff and its state of the art Prinoth Snowcat designed by Pininfarina in Italy. It features a heated, 8 passenger all glass cabin so you can experience historic Legend forests in heated comfort with a stop for s’mores and hot chocolate at one of our destination huts.
Sleigh Rides vary from a romantic trip for two or a private family experience to large dinner sleigh rides that include an elegant dining experience coupled with entertainment such as classical music or performances by “historical characters.” This is an activity all members of your party can participate in, regardless of age or physical ability.
The beauty and splendor of the Rocky Mountains is opened up to you as you race through miles of backcountry trails around Breckenridge. For the perfect mix of speed, excitement and scenery try this adventure. Whether you’ve never ridden before or you’re an experienced snowmobiler seeking an adrenaline-inspired experience, from rentals to guided tours there is an option for everyone.
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Breckenridge Winter Activities: Indoor Activities
Whether your legs need a break from getting after it or you just want a little cozy time, these indoor activities will help you explore the creative, historic and less snowy side of Breckenridge.
Converted from an old watering hole, the Backstage Theatre brings top-notch performances to Breckenridge. The space offers a cocktail reception area in the front of the building and tiered
Take a try an art class, yoga class, experience an exhibit or an art festival. Steeped in culture and heritage, the town of Breckenridge provides a unique mix of creative opportunities for people of all ages and interests through BreckCreate.
If you’re looking to relax after a long day of skiing or biking, you will find a steam room, hot tub, sauna and lap pool at the Breckenridge Rec Center. This gym also offers yoga, pilates, cycling and strenght training drop-in classes on a daily basis. If you are looking to tire the kids out, don’t miss the Summit Plunge waterslide, kids pool, rock climbing walls or basketball courts.
Come enjoy a behind the scenes look at Breckenridge Distillery! Enjoy a complimentary tour and tasting of our Classic Vodka, Gin, and Bourbon. Or upgrade your experience for $10 and taste a wider array of Breckenridge Distillery’s award-winning spirits.
Take a walk back in time, learn some history, see a ghost or two. The Heritage Alliance offers a number of walking and hiking tours of all the historic sites and museums surrounding the area including ghost and saloon tours.
Get a massage
Enjoy a soothing facial or relaxing massage after a long hard hike at one of our wonderful Spas in town. Please ask about options for in-room massages or Events.
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena offers a variety of activities which include daily public skate sessions, drop-in hockey sessions, learn to skate classes and youth and adult hockey leagues. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a winter activity indoors.
Ready, Paint, Fire is a paint your own ceramics, canvas and mosaic studio. Painting is a great indoor activity that is fun for all ages, no experience necessary!
History has made Main Street a colorful place to stroll and the perfect place to shop! With over 200 stores to choose from, enjoy the quaint store-fronts featuring bookstores, chic boutiques, jewelry, antiques, housewares and home furnishings to art galleries, sporting goods and clothing.
Knowing what to wear for winter activities and what to pack for a trip to Breckenridge doesn’t have to be hard. Check out our complete winter packing list and layering guide. Bring the crew for an ultimate Breckenridge Man-Cation, Girl’s Getaway or Family Vacation!