Do as the Scandinavians did more than five millennia ago and strap on some skinny skis. That’s right--Nordic Skiing dates back, way back, to as early as 600 BCE. This type of skiing wasn’t designed for the rush of the downhill, but instead for traveling across the country over snow. To experience this historical sport, visit one of Breck’s two Nordic centers. Each showcases breathtaking terrain and provides lessons and rentals for those who want to try a little touring.
Nordic and Snowshoeing: Breckenridge boasts more than 50 kilometers (30 miles) of perfectly manicured cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails between the town’s two Nordic Centers. If exploring some historic mining ruins on your own is more your style, the Breckenridge trail system offers bountiful terrain to explore.
The town's interconnected trail system offers countless miles of trails to be explored on Nordic skis, touring skis or snowshoes. These same trails can be hiked or biked in the summer, but during the winter months they provide amazing access to the vast winter country. Breckenridge has hikes for every ability level at various distances. Gear can be rented through Breck’s Nordic centers; local shops throughout town can also get you equipped for a day of exploring. Not sure where to go? Check out the Breck Connection for highlighted trails like Mayflower Gulch Snowshoe. Trail maps are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street or can be downloaded here. Call (877) 864-0868 for more information.
200 Clubhouse Drive, Breckenridge CO 80424 (Breckenridge Golf Course), (970) 547-7889
With 27 km of impeccably groomed classic and skate cross-country ski trails, 10 km of specific snowshoe trails, an ice skating pond, sleigh rides, a Clubhouse restaurant, ski lessons for all abilities and a fashionable retail shop, the Gold Run Nordic Center promises a great time for all. Dogs are welcome.
9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge CO 80424, (970) 453-6855
More than 40 kilometers of wonderfully groomed cross-country trails and specific snowshoe trails await all abilities at this Nordic Center nestled on the mountain. At the base of the Ten Mile Range, one half mile from main street on Ski Hill Road and the base of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, idyllic trails weave through the gorgeous Cucumber Gulch Nature Preserve for great views, wildlife viewing and peaceful solitude in the surrounding National Forest. Dogs are welcome.
For more information on what to do during the winter, contact the Breck Information Specialists at (877) 864-0868. While in town, stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street. You can also fill out our activity request form to receive more information or view, download or order the Breck Connection Vacation Planner.