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Winters in Breckenridge offer a wide variety of activities to choose from. Whether you are looking to try a new sport or focus on your favorite, Breckenridge is the perfect location to enjoy all that winter has to offer. Add these top winter activities in Breckenridge to your “must do” list this season.
Top Winter Activities in Breckenridge:
1. Alpine Skiing
It’s no debate that skiing is the top winter activity in Breckenridge. The world class terrain in our backyard provides the perfect playground for skiers of all abilities to undergo a blissful experience.
There are five peaks to explore in Breckenridge filled with a variety of groomers, glades and bowls. Explore each peak and discover the wide variety of terrain Breckenridge Ski Resort has to offer.
The backcountry of Breckenridge can be explored in more than one way! Snowmobiling is one of the most popular ways to explore Colorado’s amazing scenery. Sign-up for a guided snowmobile tour to explore miles of beautiful trails and learn about Breckenridge’s mining history and local wildlife. Tours range from family friendly to full throttle at Good Times Adventures.
4. Dog Sledding
Looking to try something new? Mush your own team of Siberian Huskies through the Rocky Mountains! This unforgettable experience will take you on a six mile tour along the gorgeous winding trails of the Swan River Valley. Each dog sled trip begins with a friendly guide explaining how to run the sled and how to work with the beautiful Siberian Huskies on your team. Dog sledding is a thrilling way to explore the Rocky Mountains that is suitable for a variety of ages.
5. Winter Fly Fishing
While you may have come up for the skiing, you won’t want to miss winter fly fishing in Breckenridge! Breckenridge offers 4 seasons of fly fishing, each offering a unique experience. During the winter months, trips include equipment use (rod, reel, waders & boots, terminal tackle), transportation and guide service. Your local guide will guide you away from the snow drifts and toward some of the best fishing spots in the area.
6 . Cross-Country Skiing
Breckenridge is home to two nordic centers (Gold Run Nordic Center & Breckenridge Nordic Center) which boast more than 30 miles of perfectly manicured cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Both nordic centers offer daily use of their groomed trails, lessons and rentals. Aside from the nordic centers, Breckenridge’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.
Hit the streets of Breckenridge and discover over 200 unique boutiques and shops! Enjoy the quaint storefronts, featuring bookstores, chic boutiques, jewelry, antiques, housewares & home furnishings to art galleries, sporting goods & clothing.
8. Snow Play
Be a kid again! Grab a handful of snow for an old-fashioned snowball fight, go sledding, build a snowman or even your own snow fort!
9. Fat Bike Tours
Head out on an uphill climb: skinning up one of the peaks of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, or those around town, makes for a great workout.
Head to Carter Park to enjoy one of our favorite winter activities in Breckenridge – sledding! Sledding is the perfect activity for kids (and kids at heart). You’ll have to earn your runs by walking up the hill but you’ll be treated to a beautiful view and an exhilarating ride! Pick-up a sled at one of the in-town grocery stores.
Take a guided historic snowshoe trip or head out on your own to one of many scenic trails. If you didn’t bring your snowshoes, many of the outdoor shops have them for rent. Here are some easy snowshoeing trails to get you started.