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Breckenridge in Winter

While many of the things are the same; the mountains, views, endless snow and abundant activities; many things have CHANGED.  Here are some things you should be aware of when planning your next trip to Breckenridge.

What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Public Health Orders

Top Things You Should Know

Public health orders are continuously evolving. We ask that you read through our local public health orders prior to arriving to know what to expect during your trip.

  • Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED for indoor areas open to the general public and at outdoor events when individuals will be within 6 feet of each other for more than 15 minutes (Ex. Outdoor concert or parade). While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect our public health rules while in town. All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering.
  • Vaccinated travelers are still required to wear a mask and keep their distance as the experts are still learning how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.
  • Restaurant restrictions – Diners should expect to wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table. Many restaurants are also offering outdoor dining.  Curbside & dining-to-to options are widely available.  FREE 10-minute pick-up parking spots have been added around town to make picking up your food/online purchase easy and convenient.
  • It is still recommended to maintain a physical distancing of at least 6 ft. whenever possible – While facial coverings are not required when outside and when physical distance can be followed, it is still important to give others some extra breathing room when in the popular outdoor areas around Breckenridge.
  • Lodging safety regulations have been amplified. We strongly encourage you to check in with your lodging provider regularly and frequently for the most up to date information before arriving.
  • Events and festivals are continuously being re-imagined or postponed as we are navigating this pandemic.
  • Activity and tours availability are continuously changing, we suggest reaching out to your activity provider for their most up to date availability and safety regulations.

Additional travel info and Public Health Guidelines can be found at:

What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Lodging & Rentals

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New lodging operations, restrictions, and protocols help ensure the safety of our guests & our community.

Top Things You Should Know

  • Lodging safety regulations have been amplified. We strongly encourage you to check in with your lodging provider regularly and frequently for the most up to date information before arriving.
  • Guests, employees, vendors and suppliers are required to wear masks or facial coverings in indoor areas open to the general public.
  • Hot tubs, pools, saunas and many common areas may be closed or require reservations to encourage physical distancing. It is best to check directly with the lodging property or amenity.

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Check with your specific lodging company for up-to-date public health regulations, safety protocols and procedures prior to making a reservation and prior to arriving.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Activities & Things To Do

BEFORE YOU HEAD OUTDOORS, EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT BEST PRACTICES TO KEEP YOURSELF AND OTHER OUTDOORIST SAFE.

Top Things You Should Know

  • Most of Breckenridge’s winter activities are open with adjustments to their operations to provide the safest experience possible. We recommend inquiring directly with the activity provider prior to booking and prior to arrival to reserve your spot and get the most updated information on their safety procedures.
  • It is still recommended to maintain a physical distancing of at least 6 ft. whenever possible – While facial coverings are not required when outside and when physical distance can be followed, it is still important to give others some extra breathing room when in the popular outdoor areas around Breckenridge.
  • Reduced Capacity & Operational Changes – Activity and tours availability are continuously changing, we suggest reaching out to your activity provider for their most up to date availability and safety protocols.
  • Activities Outside Of Summit County – Some activities take place in surrounding counties that may have different public health orders than Breckenridge and Summit County. We recommend checking the county’s website for health and safety guidelines or calling your activity provider for safety regulations prior to entering that county.

Leave No Trace Principles are more important than ever when heading outdoors. Be sure to pack it in, pack it out and be respectful of others while on the trail.

 

What can you do in Breckenridge if you don’t ski?

Breckenridge offers endless possibilities for fun off the slopes, from dog-sledding to snowshoeing 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!

What does the ski season look like at Breckenridge Ski Resort?

The Breckenridge Ski Resort’s 2020-2021 ski season is operating through Memorial Day, May 31, and has enhanced safety protocols, physical distancing guidelines as well as a mountain access reservation system.  Learn more about what to expect at breckenridge.com.

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Due to reduced capacity, there is limited availability for many of Breckenridge's most popular activities and dining experiences. We highly recommend making reservations in advance.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Restaurants & Shops

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Restaurants are open to indoor & outdoor dining. Curbside & dining-to-to options are widely available. Please show kindness as we all navigate the new normal.

Top Things You Should Know

  • Diners must wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table. View Colorado’s Current Restaurant and & Food Service Guidelines
  • FREE 10-minute pick-up parking spots have been added around town to make picking up your food/online purchase easy and convenient.  View map of pick-up locations.
  • Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED for indoor areas open to the general public. All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering. 6 ft. of physical distance is recommended from others.

What restaurants & retail locations are open?

Nearly all of Breckenridge’s 100+ bars & restaurants and 200+ retail and small business locations are open for curbside pick-up / carry-out as well as indoor & outdoor dining. The town is offering limited curbside pick-up parking for restaurant and retail pick-ups.  Explore retail locations in Breckenridge.

Local's Tip

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Breckenridge restaurants are open at reduced capacity. Reservations are highly recommended. If you don't have a reservation, plan to experience a longer wait than usual before getting seated. Please show kindness as we all navigate the new normal.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Festivals & Events

TO BETTER PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS AND GUESTS, WE’RE REIMAGING HOW WE CELEBRATE.

Top Things You Need To Know

  • Events and festivals are continuously being re-imagined or postponed due public health officials to recommendations. Be sure to check directly with the event website.
  • Scheduled events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders. Guests should check frequently for updates from the event producer.
  • Explore art workshops, yoga classes and daily activities by browsing our local event calendar.

What festivals and events are happening this winter?

Events and festivals are continuously being re-imagined or postponed due public health officials to recommendations. Be sure to check directly with the event website. Get updates on festivals & events or find ongoing activities in town.

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All events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders. Check back frequently for updates or sign-up to receive event-specific email updates.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

FAQs

WHILE MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED, THE MOUNTAINS, VIEWS, ENDLESS SNOW AND ABUNDANT ACTIVITIES ARE STILL WAITING FOR YOU.

Where can I find more travel info & Public Health Guidelines?

 

What activities are open in Breckenridge?

Most of Breckenridge’s winter activities are open with adjustments to their operations in order to provide the safest experience possible. We recommend inquiring directly with the activity provider prior to booking and prior to arrival to reserve your spot and get the most updated information on their safety procedures.

Explore the top 100 winter activities!

What bars and restaurants are open in Breckenridge?

Breckenridge bars & restaurants are open.  Diners must wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table. Curbside & dining-to-go options are widely available.

We highly recommend making reservations or planning ahead to expect a wait time prior to dining.

Where do I need to wear a face covering in Breckenridge?

  • Face coverings are required for indoor areas open to the general public and at outdoor events when individuals will be within 6 feet of each other for more than 15 minutes (Ex. Outdoor concert or parade).
  • Face masks are not required outdoors. It is still recommended to maintain a 6 ft. physical distance from others outside their household whenever possible.

Learn more about our public health orders.

 

Take 5 steps to care for Coloradans

Our communities love sharing their wealth of natural beauty and outdoor experiences with you.  All we ask is that you have an amazing time while showing our lands and people plenty of love, kindness and respect; we promise to pay it back tenfold.

You can do this by being a responsible traveler and not exposing yourself or others to unnecessary health or safety risks.

Learn How to Care for Colorado

Where can I buy a mask?

Many retailers around town are selling masks as well as facial coverings and buffs.
Find out which stores are selling masks.

Is public transportation available?

Breckenridge Free Ride community community transportation is running with appropriate facial coverings required, new practices and procedures and enhanced cleaning standards.

Where can I park?

Holiday Weekends
Guests can find free and convenient parking at the Airport Road Parking Lot.  There will be express shuttles running to town.  View bus schedule

Additional Parking
Paid street parking is available around town as well as parking lots. The Ice Rink Lot (free during the day) and F Lot are conveniently located near town but fill up holiday weekends.
View Parking Lot Availability

Free Park ‘n Ride is available all summer at the Ice Rink and Airport Road lots. Visit www.breckfreeride.com for complete schedules.