Two female cross country skiers in Breckenridge
Two female cross country skiers in Breckenridge

100 Things To Do In Breckenridge This Winter

Sure, Breckenridge is a mountain resort with world-class skiing, but it’s also a unique town with character and a fascinating history. With endless possibilities off the slopes, from dog-sledding to roller-coasters and brewery tours on fat-bikes, its safe to say we have some of the most unique winter activities and events in the World. Whether it be working together to figure out clues in an Escape Room or sampling spirits at the Distillery, we know that moments spent together trying new things is what Breckenridge is all about. Start planning your itinerary to be sure not to miss the best 100 things to do in Breckenridge!

Top 100 things to do in Breckenridge this winter

1. Ski / Snowboard peaks 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10

2. Eat and shop along historic Main Street

3. Snowshoe or cross-country ski at one of Breckenridge’s two Nordic centers

4. Get in the holiday spirit at the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas

5. Take a heated snowcat tour through the forest with a stop for s’mores and hot chocolate

6. Taste your way through the world’s highest distillery

7. Take a guided fly fishing tour and explore the rivers

8. Sled with the family at the free Carter Park sledding hill or Airport Road sledding hill

9. Take a guided snowshoe tour to learn about Breckenridge’s local mining history

10. Try dogsledding for the perfect mix of adventure and furry kisses

Dogsledding at Goodtimes in Breckenridge

Dogsledding is one of the most popular winter activities in Breckenridge.

11. Hit the trails on a snowmobiling tour

12. Head underground for a mine tour, snowshoeing, and treasure hunts at Country Boy Mine

13.  Explore the newly expanded free groomed access along the Blue River rec path between Breckenridge and Frisco

14. Go for a romantic Sleigh Ride with Dinner

15. Hit the Rec Center for indoor rock climbing or water slide

16. Watch snow sculptures emerge around town at the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota

17. Take a guided fat tire bike ride on the 100s of miles of trails in and around Breckenridge

18. Take a family private ski or snowboard lesson

19. Explore the newly expanded groomed access in the iconic Golden Horseshoe backcountry

20. Après slopeside at Robbie’s, T-Bar or Coppertop

Apres beer at Coppertop on Peak 9 in Breckenridge

Apres beer at Coppertop on Peak 9 in Breckenridge.

21. Stroll Main Street by night to see the holiday lights all winter long

22. Solve a mystery at one of Breckenridge’s escape rooms, Mountain Time Escape Room and Escape Room Breckenridge

23. Saddle-up for year-round horseback riding

24. Let your creative juices fly at Breckenridge’s paint your own pottery studio, Ready Paint Fire!

25. Ice-skate during open skate at the indoor Stephen C. West Ice Arena

26. Get arts and crafts delivered to your door via Frosted Flamingo

27. Explore a 13er on a UTV Tour then toast to the occasion

28. Find your zen in a yoga class

29. Enjoy Breckenridge’s lively nightlife scene

30. Take a BreckCreate arts class or workshop

Fuqua Livery Stable in Downtown Breckenridge with Snow Falling

An afternoon with Breck Create is perfect for a snowy day!

31. Explore Breckenridge’s local art galleries

32. Tour the town on a saloon, history or ghost tour

33. Catch a flick at the Eclipse movie theater

34. Enjoy a date night at a romantic restaurant

35. Take a fitness class at the Breckenridge Rec Center

36. Take a self-guided public art tour of Breckenridge on your mobile device

37. Grab a drink or two and hit the town at one of Breckenridge’s bars and restaurants

38. Start the day with a skier’s breakfast (warning: you might be too full to ski) at one of the breakfast only restaurants

39. Cruise the streets on a fat-tire bike Distillery and Brewery Tour

40. Erase tension and get a massage or facial

Getting a massage in Breckenridge

Relax and unwind with a massage or facial.

41. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight or create a snow angel

42. Dance the night away at one of Breckenridge’s live music venues

43. Watch a play at the Breckenridge Backstage Theater

44. Tour the town on a scavenger hunt available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center

45. Get bragging rights by grabbing first chair at Breckenridge Ski Resort

46. See the Vipers, Breckenridge’s (MWHL) minor league hockey team play at the Ice Rink

47. Try the Gold Run Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge Ski Resort

48. Take a piece of Breckenridge home with you by picking a souvenir that was made in town

49. Take your pup to the Breckenridge Dog Park at Carter Park

50. Indulge in a sweet or savory crepe

Family eats Crepes

Hint: If the line is long at Crepes a La Cart on Main Street head to their second location, Crepe Kitchen, at 309 S. Ridge St. Alley. You can walk to the Crepe Trolley located in Main Street station for crepes, grilled cheese and great views.

51. Taste your way through Breckenridge by sampling the best hot chocolates in town

52. Soak in the hot tub while it snows

53. Buy a Christmas ornament

54. Taste or make your own wine at the Continental Divide Winery

55. Get trip suggestions at the Breckenridge Welcome Center then tour the museum

56. Snag some great happy-hour deals

57. Dine with a view of the stars inside Aurum and Elev8’s cozy outdoor domes

58. Enjoy great views from the free Breck-Connect Gondola

59.  Check the local paper for jobs, real estate and community events

60. Pray for snow at Breckenridge Ullr Fest

Viking-like crowd at the Breckenridge Distillery World's Longest Shot Ski

Ullr Fest currently holds the unofficial world record for longest shot ski.

61. Take in the views at Blue River Plaza

62. Zipline through the trees (it’s available year-round)!

63. Put the kids in snow pants to swing and slide at one of the parks in town

64. Sip 38+ beers on tap at Kenosha Steakhouse

65. View old mining cabins and materials at Lomax Placer Mine

66. Warm up with do-it-yourself indoor s’mores at Motherloaded Tavern

67.  Shop locally made goods and products

68. Try different drink concoctions made by Breckenridge’s talented bartenders

69. Discover Breckenridge’s newest restaurants

70. Visit the Edwin Carter Discovery Center for 19th-century environmentalism and hands-on taxidermy

Tom's Baby statue outside The Edwin Carter Museum and park in Breckenridge

The Edwin Carter Museum and park, right along Main Street.

71. See if you can spot the difference between happy hour and aprés

72. Take a selfie at the Ski Hill Scenic Overlook

73. Visit the old train Engine No. 9 on your way up Boreas Pass

74. Snag a photo with Ripperoo on the mountain

75. Explore Breckenridge’s Victorian homes and museums

76. Taste award-winning spirits at the Breckenridge Distillery

77. Try a super slice of pizza at the Breckenridge Ale House

78. Rock out to a concert at the Riverwalk Center

79. Enjoy a Bloody Mary at the bottom of the chairlift

80. Cozy up next to one of the in-town fireplaces

Friends Walk the Streets in Town in Breckenridge, CO.

81. Take a cooking or photography class at Colorado Mountain College

82. Dine or dance at the oldest bar in Breckenridge, the Gold Pan Saloon & Carboy Winery

83.  Use your cellphone or bust out your camera and take LOTS of photos

84. Test your singing skills at karaoke

85. Talk to local experts and buy new gear

86. Ride the free Trolley down Main Street

87. Caffeinate at one of our locally-owned coffee shops

88. Check out the old historic homes on French and Ridge Street

89. Lose the skis and snowboard try taking a snowbike down the slopes

90. Take a trip down into our mining history at Country Boy Mine

The International Snow Sculptures transformed under the lights at night.

91. Embrace Hygge at our cozy shops and restaurants

92. Embark on a backcountry hut or yurt trip

93. Watch the game at our great sports bars

94. Take a guided snowshoe meditation with Gravity Haus

95. Get acclimated at the O2 Lounge and Elite IV

96. Go Christmas caroling

97. Re-live the mining days and stop by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

98. Press your pennies at the penny press at Skinny Winters

99. Try Breckenridge-made beers at our great local Breweries

100. Don’t forget to take the Breckenridge Free Ride buses to all of your favorite destinations and find out how easy it is to go carless in Breckenridge!

A flight of beer at Broken Compass Brewery

Indulging in a flight of beer at Broken Compass Brewery is the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Only have a few days to fit it all in? Check out the best of the best with our Top 10 Things to do in Breckenridge.

By Breck Editorial
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downtown Breckenridge at dusk
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