Activities in Breckenridge
Thanks to Breckenridge’s size, year-round operation and diverse clientele there’s a huge choice of things to do besides downhill skiing and boarding in and around the resort (saying that there’s enough skiing and boarding to keep you happy for months too if that’s all you want!).
Gold Runner Coaster
One of Breckenridge's most exciting attractions, the Gold Runner Coaster is located at the base of Peak 8. Ride as a single or with a friend in a two-seater car, which races down the mountain on 2,500 feet of elevated alpine track, enjoying a thrilling journey through the forest, and around and above the ski runs!
Dinner Sleigh Rides
Sleigh rides are a timeless way of enjoying winter as people have for centuries. Snuggle down under a thick blanket, listen to the creak of the sledge on snow and tingling bells in the frosty night. You can choose between just taking the ride or stopping mid-way at a mountain restaurant for a great meal.
There’s a huge choice of lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the region, all the midst of some spectacular scenery and located within anything from a couple of minutes walk to an hour or so’s drive in the car.
Hot Air Ballooning
Lift off as soon as the sun comes up for a wonderful ride through the Rocky Mountains. Rides take about an hour so you’re back in time for breakfast and a day on the slopes!
There are nearly 30 huts in the back country of the Central Rocky Mountains, which are inter-linked over an area of nearly 350 miles. These guided trips are very popular so advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
NASTAR racing courses are to be found at leading ski resorts across North America and Breckenridge is no exception. NASTAR courses are open to all and allow you to self-time yourself through the gate at the top down to the bottom of the run. The 300m long run is on the Lower American trail down from Union Road on Peak 9. It’s fun for all the family and suitable for all ability levels.
Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing Centre
If you fancy some cross country skiing then head to the Nordic Skiing and Snowshoesing Centre, located in the White River National Forest area. The terrain on offer is suitable for all abilities and is a great introduction to the sport. There are 32 km of ski trails and 15km of paths suitable for snowshoeing. You can either just hire the equipment and take yourself on an adventure or if you want to master the basics then there is a ski school and guiding available.
Carter Park is the main place for tobogganing in Breckenridge – it’s not permitted on the ski slopes themselves. The sledging hill is to be found at the south end of the High Street next to Breckenridge’s Elementary School.
Snowmobiling and Dog Sled Tours
You can travel to former mining sites and ghost towns in the region either on high speed snowmobiles or in the more silent (apart from the barking) dog sleds.
Breckenridge’s ice rink is open summer and winter and stages hockey matches as well as being open for public skating and figure skating. Open year-round for public skating, hockey and figure skating activities. Skate rental, skate sharpening, four changing rooms, restrooms and retail sales
For something very different for a ski holiday, you can take a trip in to one of the mines, the Country Boy Mine, to find out a little about the lives of miners that inhabited the area in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Breckenridge’s Backstage Theatre has been an institution in the town for three decades. Shows range from Shakespeare to the latest play wrights, and are designed to appeal to all ages.
The Speakeasy is Breckenridge’s main cinema. See the latest films, often before they reach the UK, at the cinema located in the Colorado Mountain College a few steps from Main Street.