Winter Activities

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.  Below are some suggestions for winter activities outside of skiing and snowboarding.

Breckenridge offers a wide range of winter activities outside of skiing and snowboarding. Get outside and enjoy the beauty of a Colorado winter!

 

  • Sleigh Rides in Breckenridge

Discover the magic of the mountains as your sleigh glides through open meadows with incredible views of the majestic Ten Mile Mountain Range.  Make your sleigh ride reservations at Breckenridge Stables Sleigh Rides.

  • Scenic Sleigh Rides
    Hot Chocolate Rides offer a unique sleigh ride experience! Your adventure begins at the Clubhouse, with a visit to our hot chocolate bar, loaded with whipped cream and other tasty treats. If you like, each adult gets one free shot of alcohol for a little extra “warmth.” Once you’re nice and toasty, we’ll head out for a 35- to 45-minute sleigh ride around the amazing Breckenridge Public Golf Course with it’s beautiful views of the Ten-Mile Range.
  • Private Rides
    Enjoy an intimate, scenic ride in our brand-new vis-a-vis sleigh, which holds up to 4 people.

 

  • Sledding in Breckenridge

Carter Park

The Carter Park sledding hill is free and located just four blocks east of Main Street and it boasts a walk-up, slide-down sledding hill that has just the right amount of steepness. The hill is wide, but it can get busy as the day goes on, so plan ahead and get there early. The park offers lovely mountain views of the Tenmile Range, bathroom facilities and picnic tables. And while there are no sled rentals available at the park, plenty of local stores sell affordable sleds.

*NEW Airport Road Sledding Hill*

The new Airport Road Sledding Hill is free and located near the free parking lot on Airport Road and along the popular Breckenridge Free Ride bus loop.  The new sledding hill is a great location with plenty of free parking, nearby restaurants to explore and a free bus into town.

Didn’t pack a sled? Snow tubes and sleds are available for purchase at the following stores in Breckenridge:

Nearby Lift-accessed tubing facilities include:

Frisco Adventure Park

Adventure Point Tubing at Keystone

Copper Mountain Tubing Hill

 

  • Ice Skating

The Stephen C. West Ice Arena has two ice rinks (one indoor, one outdoor) located on Boreas Pass Road.

 

  • Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing

Most of Breckenridge’s hiking trails (except those within the ski area boundaries) double as snowshoeing trails in the winter. Guests can also snowshoe at the two Breckenridge Nordic Centers on Peak 8 and at Gold Run.

 

  • Scenic Snow Cat Tours

Experience Breckenridge’s scenic trails from the comfort of a heated snowcat! The Breckenridge Nordic Center scenic cat tour offers guided tours through forested trails to a historic mining cabin to fill up on s’mores, hot cocoa and tales of Breckenridge’s mining families.

 

  • Fat Biking

Biking in Breckenridge doesn’t have to stop in the winter! Fat-tire biking is one of the newest winter pastimes taking over Breckenridge. If you’ve spent any time in Breckenridge over the past few winters, you may have noticed this new breed of snow enthusiasts joining you on the town trails, bike lanes and Nordic center. Bundled up like skiers and riding like mountain bikers, these trail users have found a great new way to play in the snow and get around Breckenridge during the winter. Fat bikes typically have no front or rear suspension and are equipped with 4.8” width tires.

 

  • Breckenridge Ski Resort Gold Runner Coaster

Attention thrill seekers! Breckenridge Ski Resort has unveiled the brand-new Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, located at the base of Peak 8. Race down the mountain on 2,500 feet of elevated roller coaster track as you enjoy a thrilling journey through the forest around and above the ski runs! The BreckConnect Gondola provides easy access to this new adrenaline-packed attraction, which is open in both summer and winter. Guests can ride as singles or with a friend in the two-seater cars, which give you the controls to manage your own speed through the hairpin curves and twists! Please call for hours, pricing and other details.

 

  • Dog Sledding

At Good Times Adventures you will have unforgettable fun as YOU mush a team of Huskies in the Rockies!  This tour is a unique, interactive and absolutely thrilling way to experience dog sledding and the Rocky Mountains!

 

  • Snowmobiling

White Mountain Tours is Colorado’s highest snowmobile tour company and has been providing a safe and unique experience for guests under the same local ownership for more than 25 years. Whether you choose our standard two-hour tour over groomed high mountain terrain or a high-performance ride through powder-filled back country bowls, our guides will show you the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains at elevations from 11,000 to 12,000 feet at the ‘top of the world’.

 

  • Ice Fishing

Many fishermen find Lake Dillon to be the hot spot in ice fishing. Located only 10 minutes from Breckenridge or Fly-fish all winter along the Blue River.  Fishing licenses are required and can be purchased here.

 

  • Historic, Mine & Ghost Tours

Breckenridge is rooted in its past and boasts one of the largest historic districts in Colorado. Create memories with affordable guided historic tours and hikes, and enjoy free, family-friendly museums operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance and Breckenridge Tours.

 

  • Shopping Historic Main Street

Hit the streets of Breckenridge and discover over 200 unique boutiques and shops in town! Window shop and enjoy quaint storefronts featuring bookstores, chic boutiques, jewelry, antiques, housewares & home furnishings to art galleries, sporting goods & clothing. Stroll through twinkling Holiday lights by night lining the streets all winter long after the official Lighting of Breckenridge. Please be aware that at the Town of Breckenridge, the safety, health, and well-being of our community is a top priority. The Core of Breckenridge is now a mandatory mask zone. Masks must be worn at ALL times in this zone, both indoors and outdoors.

 

⚠️ Please be prepared for some (or most) of these activities to be limited to groups that are members of the same household. Therefore, guests should plan to inquire directly with their activity provider(s) well in advance before making plans.