A Winter Breckenridge Experience
Between Breckenridge’s 300 days of sunshine and its 300-plus inches of average snowfall, Breckenridge is a “must visit” destination. The minute you step foot into Breckenridge, the coziness of its historical town and its friendly, relaxed atmosphere will seep into every pore of your body. The town features unique dining, boutique-style shopping, a rousing music scene and more than 2,900 acres of world-class skiing at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, making it a perfect destination for the entire family. In addition to the downhill skiing and snowboarding available across five mountain peaks, Breckenridge boasts miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, ice skating, dog sledding, dinner sleigh and much more. Don’t forget to swing by the Breckenridge Distillery tasting room and sample award-winning bourbon, distilled at 9,600 feet.
Insider tips for Breckenridge travel:
Get to know Breckenridge’s rich history with a group or on self-guided historical and haunted walking tours. With more than 200 structures on the National Register of Historic Places, Breckenridge’s historic district is one of the largest in the state of Colorado.
Breckenridge prides itself on its unique dining experiences; over 70 restaurants (most independently owned) serve up all manner of cuisines from Colorado grown to seafood, Mexican to Italian. You will find casual and fine dining options throughout Main Street.
Take advantage of the free transportation throughout Breckenridge. Let the Breckenridge Free Ride or the Summit Stage transport you to and from the mountain, to your lodge or even to other destinations within Summit County.
Join the locals each January to pay tribute to Ullr, the Norse God of Snow. The festival features a family night, Dating Game, Ullympic competitions, and the famous Ullr parade, all free to the public. Don’t be surprised to see Viking horned helmets adorning the ski and snowboard enthusiasts. It’s one of the more entertaining signature festivals held throughout the year in Breckenridge. Click here for more event info
Experience Breckenridge like a local:
Looking for things to do if you don’t ski or top winter activities in Breckenridge? The locals experience is a one of a kind, unique experience that everyone should enjoy. Take it from us, we know family fun and definitely know the best activities to dip your toes into. Visit www.BreckConnection.com to get the inside scoop on all things Breckenridge. Click here for more local tips
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Known for its world-class skiing, the Breckenridge Ski Resort offers something for every skill level: over 150 trails, four terrain parks, eight bowls and a variety of terrain span 2,901 acres. This season, Breckenridge will have one of its most exciting years ever; as the resort adds over 540 acres to its famous landscape. The new Peak 6, just north of Peak 7, will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. This is one of the most notable ski area expansions in the past decade, and will feature high-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing – a rare find in North America. Don’t ski or snowboard? Try the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, located on Peak 8. Ride alone or with a friend on the two-seater coaster cars, and control your own speed through the turns, dips and twists. Click here for more info
Breckenridge Craft Beer and Spirits
Breck’s indie dining spirit spilled over and into a pint glass with the arrival of the Breckenridge Brewery. From coveted homebrewed creations in the 1980s, to tens of thousands of barrels today, the Breckenridge Brewery has come a long way in a short time. That indie tradition continues with the Breckenridge Distillery. Take a complimentary tour (free samples included) of the highest distillery in the world, where they mash, ferment and distill internationally-renowned products.
Art and Culture
Artists and artists-to-be can leave Breckenridge better versed in the language of art. From fine arts and textiles to photography and functional pottery, workshops span a variety of media. Meet artists-in-residence, catch a performance by the award-winning theater company or settle in for the sounds of one of two resident orchestras. Breckenridge sees an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. For the other 56, or when your ski and bike legs get tired, take time to browse the museums in Breckenridge. You’ll meet Colorado’s original naturalist, an escaped slave-turned-prominent businessman and enough leather ski gear to make you praise modern equipment.
International Snow Sculpture Championships
Watch as teams from around the globe descend on Breckenridge to hand-carve 20-ton blocks of snow into beautiful works of art. A winter favorite, the competition showcases finished pieces achieved after 65 intense hours of work – no power tools allowed.
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC)
The BOEC is a national leader in outdoor adventure education serving all people, with specialized focus on serving those with disabilities and special needs. Established in 1976, the BOEC helps people develop their full potential through outdoor experiences. Programs include Adaptive Ski and Ride in winter, Wilderness Program in summer and year-round teambuilding with Professional Challenge.
For the family
Breckenridge’s variety means big fun for all ages. From the youngest travelers to teens, parents and grandparents, families can explore individual pursuits or reconnect with some time spent together. Dive in to hands-on learning at the Mountain Top Children’s Museum or play with clay in the Breckenridge Arts District. Head to the Breckenridge Recreation Center for a trip down the waterslide or get the whole family laughing with an afternoon at the sledding hill. Looking for 5 toddler approved Activities?
Winter Activities - Click here for more info/to book
- Downhill Skiing
- Cross-country skiing
- Ice Skating
- Gold Mine Tours
- Art Workshops
- Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding
- Dog Sledding
- Zip Line/Snowcat
- Fly Fishing
- Sleigh Ride Dinners
- Spa and Wellness
I Love Breckenridge Because
Breckenridge has a reputation for turning visitors into locals. We’re trying to find out what makes this place so magnetic. We’ve asked people to share the reasons they love Breckenridge by posting photos using #BreckBecause on their social outlets or by interacting with our landing page.
Meanwhile, we’re taking notes and sharing all of those reasons from real people like yourself. Visit BreckBecause.com, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter so see why people love Breckenridge. We hope you can visit us this winter and find your own reason.
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