The Rocky Mountains provide Breckenridge with an endless array of winter activities. With an average snowfall of over 300 inches each year, Breckenridge is a winter wonderland playground. Whether you are gliding down the slopes in fresh powder, tearing it up in the terrain parks, cruising a snowmobile, enjoying a dog sledding experience through the aspen trees or a more relaxing sleigh ride, taking in the local art and historical sites, indulging in a luxurious spa treatment, enjoying memorable local cuisine … there is something for everyone in Breckenridge.
Skiing and snowboarding
Consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 Ski resorts in North America, Breckenridge offers a wide variety of terrain over four majestic peaks in the Ten Mile Range.
With a total terrain area of 2358 acres, a base elevation at 9,600 feet and a summit elevation of 12998 feet, together with a total of 31 lifts and 155 trails, and 4 award winning terrain parks and a 22′ superpipe, Breckenridge boasts some of Colorado’s finest terrain. From gently rolling cruisers though to extreme terrain, Breckenridge has something for every age and ability and interest.
The 2013/2014 season will see the expansion of this mountain playground even further, with the opening of Peak 6. Peak 6 will include 400 acres of lift serviced terrain as well as 143 acres of hike to terrain, representing a 23% increase in the resort’s skiable area.
For more information, visit www.breckenridge.com to check out the latest snow and weather report, terrain status, resort and trail maps, find general mountain information, mountain safety information, webcams and photo and video galleries.
Tubing and sledding
The town of Breckenridge features a walk-up sledding hill at Carter Park. Take your sled, your mittens and friends and walk on up the former ski slope for some good old fashioned sledding fun. The park is located at the south end of High Street and adjacent to Breckenridge Elementary School. Click here for a map of Carter Park. Please note that no sled rentals are available – snow tubes and sleds are available for purchase at the City Market. There are usually a few to be found outside our cabin too!
The Breckenridge Ski Resort does not offer snow tubing on its slopes, but the nearby resort of Keystone does. The Keystone sledding park features tubing lanes with various degrees of difficulty, chutes, banked turns, rolls and bumps. Tubing reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit Keystone Snow Tubing at Adventure Point.
The Frisco Adventure Park is another nearby attraction, with a tubing hill that features lengthy 1200-foot tubing lanes with lift service up the hill, for tubing day or night under the lights. Reservations are highly recommended. Much more information can be found at the Town of Frisco Adventure Park visitors’ guide.
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena is located at 0189 Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge. It is home to two NHL sized ice rinks. There is an indoor arena that is open year-round, which includes a full service pro-shop, skate rental, locker rooms, meeting rooms, concession stand and bleacher seating for 475 people. The outdoor arena is open from mid-September through mid-April and includes an indoor warming facility as well as locker rooms.
The Ice Arena offers a variety of activities which include daily public skate sessions, drop-in hockey sessions, learn to skate classes and youth and adult hockey leagues. Skate rentals are available as well as skating aids to enhance stability for first time skaters. For information on admission fees and ice times, call 970.547.9974.
Nordic skiing and snowshoeing
Breckenridge boasts two quality Nordic centers. Both centers offer rentals, lessons and waxing services.
- The Gold Run Nordic Center at the Breckenridge Golf Club has more than 20 groomed kilometers of skating and classic trails, plus backcountry touring, snowshoe trails and dog-friendly trails. Horse drawn sleigh rides are also available.
- At the Breckenridge Nordic Center near Peak 8, 30 kilometers of groomed skating and classic skiing await, including 20 kilometers of snowshoe trails.
The town’s trail system also offers countless miles of terrain to be explored on Nordic skis or snowshoes. These same trails can be hiked or biked in the summer. While in town, visit the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street and pick up a town trail map.
More information may be found at the Town of Breckenridge website.
… and so much more!
There is plenty to see and do in Breckenridge, no matter what time of year you’re planning to visit. From winter to summer, this mountain town offers so much to explore, everyone will stay excited. For many more ideas and fun, have a look at the full list of Breckenridge activities or challenge yourselves to do as many things as possible from this great list of 101 things to do in Breckenridge.