1. Cross Country Skiing – Visit one of our two Nordic Centers for groomed trails (beginner to advanced) and experience “the other skiing.” Lessons and rentals available at both centers.
2. Dog Sledding – Experience rushing through the snowy woods on a sled pulled by a team of magnificent sled dogs.
3. Historical Tours and Museum Visits – Spend time in the Barney Ford and other historical buildings on a guided tour with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. The Alliance offers tours with reservations in the winter.
4. Hot Air Balloon Rides – Ranked as one of the 50 things to do in your lifetime by the NBC Today Show, take to the sky in a hot air balloon and discover the magic of the mountains from a spectacular viewpoint. Balloon rides are available in the winter and summer.
5. Bag a 14er – Climb to the top of Quandary Peak.
6. Fly Fishing – Fishing in the winter? You bet! We fish year-round in the Rockies – the winter weather just adds an exciting element to the sport. Guided trips are available.
7. Ice Skating – Glide gracefully on Maggie Pond at the Village at Breckenridge or enjoy two Breckenridge Ice Rinks, a year-round indoor and a seasonal outdoor.
8. Mine Tours – Experience a guided adventure over 1,000 feet below, in a century old, authentic gold mine. The Country Boy Mine conducts tours underground in the winter. Reservations required.
9. Shopping – Shop to your heart’s delight on Historic Main Street Breckenridge with over 180 boutiques, galleries, clothing and gear stores.
10. Dinner Sleigh Rides – Ride into the pines and enjoy dinner cooked on a camp stove while one of the area’s talented musicians entertains you.
11. Sledding at Carter Park – Sledding back home will never be the same after a ride down the hill in Carter Park.
12. Snowmobiling – Take one of these machines on a guided trip to ghost towns and mining sites or zip along the trails while experiencing the wonders of winter.
13. Snowshoeing – Explore many of the meadows, forested glades in the area, or the groomed trails at one of our two Nordic centers. Lessons and rentals are available at both centers.
14. Spas – Breckenridge offers a wide variety of spa services including the basic massage, stone therapy, aromatherapy and many more.
15. Go on a Spiritual Journey – Find out about Qigong, Tui Na, and spiritual kinesiology at Sacred Tree.
16. Theatre – The Backstage Theatre offers an evening of memorable live entertainment – presented in a warm and cozy atmosphere – a Breckenridge tradition for over 30 years!
17. Ullympics – Celebrate winter as a local by entering a team in the annual Ullympics – one of the many events during Ullr Fest, the wacky, week-long festival paying homage to the mythical Norse god of winter, happening every January in Breckenridge!
18. Art Workshops – Try something different on your ski vacation – like creating hand-made cards or Christmas ornaments, just two of the winter workshops offered by the Arts District of Breckenridge.
19. Vote for the People’s Choice Award at the International Snow Sculpture Championship – Each January, watch as teams from around the world start with a 12-foot-tall, 20-ton block of snow and carve their way down to works of art – and then vote for the prestigious people’s choice award on the closing day.
20. Paint your own Coffee Mug – Create a special souvenir at Ready, Paint, Fire – the local paint-it-yourself pottery shop.
21. Watch your favorite College bowl game at Downstairs at Eric’s with other college football fans from around the country.
22. Run Forest Run – Test your Forrest Gump knowledge by answering trivia questions at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company.
23. N’awlins in the Mountains – If Louisiana is too far away try winning beads at Breck’s version Mardi Gras. A Main Street procession organized by New Orlean’s natives highlights the annual Fat Tuesday celebration.
24. Yoga at Carter Park – Stretch and relax inside the clubhouse at Carter Park while it is snowing outside.
25. The Lighting of Breckenridge – The holiday spirit begins with a truly old-fashioned celebration complete with steaming cups of hot cocoa, voices lifting into the night skies with choruses of “Silent Night” and visits from Santa during the lighting of the town tree in early December. Followed by fireworks!
26. Twilight Nordic Series – Cross Country Ski time trials by torchlight, individual and relay events.
27. Cooking Class – Chef Bob Burden and Beaver Run Resort host an interactive cooking demonstration from 6-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, featuring a six-course meal in Spencer’s Private Dining Room. Call (970) 453-8755 to make a reservation.
28. Coast Down the Mountain – Starting at the base of Peak 8, control your own speed in this one or two person car, as you ride over the snow and through the trees!
29. Women’s Classic and Skate Ski Clinics – Clinics for women, by women at the Breckenridge Nordic Center, 1200 Ski Hill Road. Learn new techniques and self-improvement practice and enjoy the fun of skiing with other women.
30. Dogterra Event – Multi-Event Fundraiser for L.A.P.S.; a variety of fun and competitive events held every March
31. Gold Run High Alpine Triathlon – 10k Ski (Freestyle), 10k Bike (on-snow), 5k Snowshoe; an annual event in March at the Gold Run Nordic Center.
32.Get your laugh on – Check out High Country Comedy Night, the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Park Avenue Pub.
33. On Your Marks – Challenge your friends and family to a friendly race on the NASTAR course.
34. You are Here – Learn your way around the mountain with a terrific guide on a free mountain tour. Tours depart daily from the Beaver Run SuperChair on Peak 9 or the Colorado SuperChair on Peak 8
35. Female Snowboarders Rule – Learn to Snowboard or improve your skills at one of the Ski & Ride School, Women’s Snow Camps this year.
36. Summer Fun – Play a round of mini golf, repel the climbing wall, make your way through Colorado’s Largest Human Maze and more at Breck’s Peak 8 Fun Park!
37. Cheap Local Brew – Enjoy $1 Beers at Breckenridge Brewery every Monday night!
38. Late Night – Enjoy food and late night beer specials at Empire Burger until 1am.
39. Take a Night Off – Relax and have food delivered to you from one of Breck’s delicious restaurants – call Gourmet Cabby.
40. Karaoke – Sunday Funday (nights) at Cecilia’s with Karaoke and beer specials till midnight.
41. Breckenridge’s Public Skateboard Park – Break out a skateboard or in-lines skates and jam in this state-of-the-art park complete with rails, ramps and jumps.
42. Breckenridge Recreation Center – Two climbing walls, an indoor pool and slide, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, and more are available to explore with a one-day pass or punch card.
43. Downstairs at Eric’s Arcade – Eric’s offers a variety of arcade games, providing a fun activity and public environment for older kids. Eric’s also offers the perfect location right on Main Street.
44. Dance the night away – At Cecilia’s Night Club on a Saturday night.
45. Experience après or dinner at The Dredge – The two-million-pound floating restaurant that is a replica of one of the largest and longest operating dredges.
46. Happy Hour on the Deck – Enjoy mountain views from the patio (heated during the winter) and drink specials at Bubba Gumps.
47. Go Martini Tasting – Sample one or several of Blue River Bistro’s 75 martinis.
48. In the mood for some live music? – Check out three20south, Breckenridge’s premier venue for live music.
49. Free your heels! – Try a Telemark lesson at Telemark Saturdays on the mountain. Call (888) LRN2SKI.
50. Ride the Highest Chair Lift in North America – Explore the 400 acres of lift-accessible terrain on the Imperial Express SuperChair.
51. Have breakfast at the Prospector – Where Sylvia, the Prospector’s resident friendly ghost, apparently has been haunting the premises since the 1860s.
52. See the newest Independent Film – Catch a movie at the Speakeasy Theatre, a few blocks from Main Street.
53. Give Ripperoo a high five! – Visit Ripperoo’s Enchanted Forest on Peak 9.
54. Want to experience the freeride movement? – Start out in the Eldorado or Trygve’s Terrain Park and Pipe.
55. Closing Day – Dress up in your zaniest costume for the Annual Bump Buffet on closing day each April.
56. See if you’re up for the Imperial Challenge – The Annual Imperial Challenge warms up with a 6.2 mile mountain bike ride, followed by a 2,500 foot ascent to the top of the Imperial Bowl. Then, descend to the base of Peak 8 on skis or a snowboard.
57. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day Breckenridge style – Burke & Riley’s Irish Bar or Napper Tandys Irish Pub
58. Preserve those memories – With a Sharpshooters photograph on the mountain.
59. Its not American Idol, but its close – Visit The Maggie at the base of Peak 9 for après karaoke with your friends.
60. Make some new friends – Explore the rollers on Peak 7.
61. Enjoy a burger or chili – Get a bite to eat while experiencing one of Breck’s 300 days of clear blue skies a year on the sunny Ten Mile Station patio.
62. Love your skin – wear sunscreen.
63. Start your day off right – Visit Daylight Donuts or the Columbine Café for the perfect pre-snow breakfast.
64. A Don’t Miss – Take a ride on Frosty’s Freeway.
65. Ride up E-Chair – Take a trip down “Hades” to the “Inferno” where “Satan” resides and you can brag that you licked “Devil’s Crotch”.
66. Join the Breckenridge Big Mountain Experience – Learn the best way to conquer double black diamond and extreme terrain.
67. Ski under the starts – Your lift is valid for Keystone so don’t miss out on the opportunity to go Night Skiing!
68. Savor a cookie as big as your head (or nearly) – At Mary’s Mountain Cookies, located on Main Street.
69. Wear a Hat – Find some zany new headgear at the Breckenridge Hat Company.
70. Have a beer at the Gold Pan Saloon – The site of the oldest continuously held liquor license west of the Mississippi.
71. Look for the ghosts – Upstairs at The Brown, a local bar, located on Ridge Street.
72. Sushi – Learn the correct way to hold chopsticks at Mountain Flying Fish sushi restaurant.
73. Drink more water – you’ll thank yourself later.
74. Meet one of our many talented ski instructors in a Ski and Ride School lesson – Perfect for beginners or skiers and riders of any ability level.
75. Enact the scene from Dumb & Dumber on A-Chair. Just don’t get stuck!
76. Tradition – Start a group tradition, come back to Breck with the same group every year!
77. Experience all four fabulous peaks.
78. Wine and Cheese Wednesday – Indulge yourself with good wine and cheese every Wednesday from 5-7.
79. Ride the BreckConnect Gondola – Take a scenic ride up the BreckConnect Gondola for spectacular views of Cucumber Gulch.
80. Indulge yourself with our fabulous ski and spa package – Whoever said skiing was hard didn’t ski the right way. Spend the morning on the slopes and the afternoon with a drink and a massage.
81. Take the T-bar – Visit the T-bar for some fabulous expert terrain.
82. Be sure to “layer up” and wear moisture wicking layers closest to skin. Weather changes quickly out here.
83. Take a hut trip – Across the central Rocky Mountains there are 29 back-country huts connected by 350 miles of back-country terrain. You are bound to have the experience of a lifetime. (Reservations highly recommended). (970) 925-5775
84. Practice your back-country skills – At the Beacon Basin, located by the Vista Haus on Peak 8.
85. Try and touch the sky – Ride the Imperial Express SuperChair to the top, the highest chair in North America.
86. Catch the Breckenridge Trolley – For a tour around town.
87. Pick up the local slang – Sprinkle your conversation with phrases like, “great powder run” and “sick jump.”
88. Act like a kid – Build a snowman or make a snow angel in the fresh undisturbed snow.
89 Enjoy fresh corduroy on Peak 7 – The snowcats work their magic on Breck’s newest peak during the day.
90. Congregate at the fire pit – Close to Maggie Pond for great nighttime views.
91. Ring in the New Year – Enjoy the annual Torch Light Parade, a dazzling luminary, parading from the top of Peak 9 down American to The Village at Breckenridge. Later, watch a brilliant fireworks display from any downtown Breckenridge location!
92. Check out Breckenridge’s new terrain – Snow White – 150 acres of expert terrain.
93. See a show – Various performances happening regularly at the Riverwalk Center, everything from concerts and orchestras to stand-up and car shows.
94. Grab a crepe at the Crepe Stand and stroll around town.
95. Ski and Ride like the locals – Ask one of the friendly scanners to tell you their favorite run on the mountain.
96. Glass Blowing – Check out daily glass blowing demonstrations at GatherHouse on Main Street.
97. Spice up your life – Frequent the Breckenridge Spice Merchants for tea, salts, and seasonings.
98. Hike the Windows – Head to the Windows Peak 9 for an inbounds back-country experience.
99. See how the other side lives – Try skiing or snowboarding for the first time.
100. Catch some rays at the Bergie Beach.
101. Highest Distillery in the World – Visit Breckenridge Distillery’s tasting room and shop off of Main Street or the actual distillery just north of town!
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