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!

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

2. Eat and shop along historic Main Street

3. Snowshoe, skin or cross-country ski through the Rocky Mountains

4. Get in the holiday spirit at Race of the Santas, Dec 8

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

6. Tour the world’s highest distillery

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

8. Cross-Country Ski at one of Breckenridge’s two Nordic centers

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

10. Dog Sled with adorable Huskies

 

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

11. Hit the trails on a snowmobiling tour

12.5. Watch a movie and grab a beer at the Speakeasy Movie Theater

13. Sled with the family at the Carter Park sledding hill

14. Go for a romantic Sleigh Ride with Dinner

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

16. Watch sculptures emerge from 25-ton blocks of snow at the International Snow Sculpture Championships, Jan 21-30

17. Take a guided fat tire bike ride on our 100s of miles of trails

18. Take a family private ski or snowboard lesson.

19. Dress up for the prefect Breckenridge memento at Breckenridge Old Time Photography

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. Watch a play at the Breckenridge Backstage Theater

22. Solve a mystery at an Escape Room

23. Saddle-up for year-round horseback riding

24. Watch the winter sports pros go big at Dew Tour, Dec. 13-16

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

26. Paint your own pottery or canvas at Ready, Paint, Fire!

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

28. Find your zen in a yoga class

29. Cruise around town or Rec Path on a fat-tire bike

30. Take a Breck Create arts class or workshop

 

Shops in Downtown Breckenridge with Snow Falling
An afternoon with Breck Create is perfect for a snowy day!

31. Explore Breckenridge’s public art collection

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

33. Learn with the kids at the Breckenridge Children’s Museum

34. Enjoy a date night at a romantic restaurant

35. Take a Pilates or dance class at the Breckenridge Rec Center

36. Dress up your pup and be a part of the Holiday Dog Parade, Dec. 8, before Race of the Santas

37. Grab a drink or two and hit the town at one of Breckenridge’s 80+ 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 for a fat-tire bike Distillery and Brewery Tour

40. Erase tension and get a massage or facial

 

Relax and unwind with a massage or facial.

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

42. Dance to live music at the historic Brown Hotel and Restaurant

43. Have the Mayor serve you a beer at Downstairs at Eric’s

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

45. Get bragging rights and ski/board Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Opening Day, Nov 9th

46. See the Vipers, Breckenridge’s (MWHL) minor hockey team

47. Try the gold run roller coaster at Breckenridge Ski Resort

48. Take a piece of Breck 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

 

Crepes a la Cart
Grab a quick bite at Crepes a la Cart. The line may be long, but boy is it worth it!

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. Take part in Mardi Gras in the Rocky Mountains at Breckenridge’s annual parade and brass band concert

58. Get views from above on the free Breck-Connect Gondola

59. Feed the fish at the Dredge aka Yacht Club bridge

60. Be part of the World’s Longest Shot Ski at Ullr Fest, Jan. 9-12

 

The 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 many parks

64. Tour 38+ beers on tap at Kenosha Steakhouse

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

66. Show your devotion to winter at the Ullr Ice Plunge

67. Tour the Summit Ski Exhibit for a bit of a history lesson

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

69. Discover Breckenridge’s newest restaurants

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

 

Tom's Baby
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. Cozy up next to one of the in-town gas firepits

75. Take a Ghostly Tales tour at twilight to learn about haunted history

76. Taste award-winning spirits at the Breckenridge Distillery

77. Stay warm while praying for snow at Ullr Bonfire, Jan 11

78. Catch a concert at the Riverwalk Center

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

80. Snag a photo with Ripperoo!

 

Kids skiing with Ripperoo on the slopes in Breckenridge
Find Ripperoo and meet the Search and Rescue Dogs on the slopes in Breckenridge!

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

82. Dine or dance at the oldest bar in Breckenridge, the Gold Pan

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 Trolly down Main Street

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

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

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

90. Volunteer to stomp one of the blocks for the International Snow Sculpting Competition

 

The Lighting of Breckenridge is a Christmas holiday tradition.
Join us for the Lighting of Breckenridge, Dec. 8.

91. Feed the fish at the Dredge Pond

92. Embark on a backcountry hut or yurt trip

93. Watch the game at our great sports bars

94. Skin or snowshoe up Mt. Baldy

95. Get acclimated at the O2 Lounge

96. Go Christmas caroling

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

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

99. Try Breckenridge-made beers at the 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!

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

By Breck Editorial

The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

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