Things to Do in Breckenridge
There’s more to Breckenridge than great skiing and shopping and great shuttle service from Peak 1 Express! In fact Breckenridge activities are as diverse as the state of Colorado itself offering year-round things-to-do! While in Breckenridge you may get the urge to go Snowmobiling, or Fly Fishing, or ATV-ing or Sleigh Riding, or Whitewater Rafting, or Ice Climbing, or Horseback Riding, or Mountain Biking or Wildflower Picking – and that’s just the beginning of the list of Breckenridge activities available to visitors. This unique mountain town is in the heart of Summit County with access to some of the state’s most spectacular scenery so plan on having ample time to do all that you’ll want to do when you get here. If you’re looking for things to do in Breckenridge, we have the best locals’ info.
Breckenridge Winter Activities
Are you looking for a winter playground? Do you long to clip into your skis and lay deep tracks in fresh powder or to race down vertical mountain faces? Head over to Breckenridge Resort, and take on a multitude of exciting, adrenaline-filled trails. Spectacular bowl skiing offers a backcountry experience but with added safety and the comfort of lift access. For those looking to improve their aerial acrobatics, Breckenridge has a incredible terrain parks and a massive super pipe. Not feeling completely confident about your turns? Breckenridge also has a fabulous ski school – the perfect way for skiers and riders to learn the basics or add to existing skills.
Do you love skiing and snowboarding? Do you ride all day and still feel disappointed when the lifts close? Do you have other daytime activities planned but still wish that you could fit in a few runs? Just down the road, Keystone Resort is the only Summit County ski area to offer night skiing. You won’t want to miss out on the chance to squeeze in a few more hours on the slopes. Head over early and grab a bite in the main village or enjoy ice skating on the lake.
Get ready to feel like a kid again! Just ten minutes north of Breckenridge, the Frisco Adventure Park offers snow tubing fun for the whole family. With an easy-to-use magic carpet-style lift and both day and night tubing available, the Frisco Tubing Hill can accommodate all schedules and ability levels. No vacation is complete without snow tubing!
Would you like to go out in the fresh mountain air? Hoping to enjoy a fun, scenic activity? Head out to the Breckenridge Nordic Center and go on your own adventure. There is plenty of wildlife and the surrounding alpine views are unlike any other. You may not even notice how far you have travelled until you see the sun setting! With beginner trails to advanced trails the Breckenridge Nordic Center will provide hours of fun and beauty and is accessible to all ages and ability levels. For those who would rather snowshoe, the Nordic Center offers snowshoe rentals as well.
Test out your “mushing” skills with your very own dogsled team! Good Times Adventures will provide the gear, plenty of instruction, and a team a beautiful and hard working Siberian Huskies to help make your dog sledding experience the memory of a lifetime. For those seeking a motorized trip, Good Times also runs snowmobiling tours, providing wintertime access to vistas that are otherwise inaccessible, not to mention high adrenaline thrills as you fly across the snow!
Looking for a great way to spend a few hours on your Breckenridge vacation? Head on over to the Stephen C. West arena for some ice skating fun! During the winter they have an indoor and an outdoor rink. With their skate rentals, you may plan last minute to attend any of their open skates. If you would rather toss a puck around they also have a full selection of hockey rentals as well as their specific stick and puck times to head out on the ice. This is a great option for a fun time off the mountain and wonderful for all ages.
Curl up in a pile of blankets on a horse-drawn sleigh, and listen to the crunch of snow under horse hooves. You’ll gently ascent Peak 9 of the Breckenridge Resort before breaking for a delicious and filling dinner at the mid-mountain yurt. Listen to live music and soak in the breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and the town of Breckenridge. Enjoy plenty of laughs and fill your plate with excellent food. A trip that everyone will enjoy!
Want to experience true relaxation, and to feel like royalty? The Spa At Breckenridge strives to ensure that each guest experience is unforgettable, and rejuvenating. With a variety of treatments and a highly trained staff they offer one of Summit County’s best spa experiences. They are also skilled in handling large groups. Please look to their website to find the perfect treatment for you.
Breckenridge Ski Shops and Breckenridge Ski Rental
These are a few of our favorite places to rent skis in Breckenridge. Make it easy and avoid traveling with skis. You’ll get new gear and avoid the hassle of lugging your skis through the airport!
Christy Sports offers ski rental – you pick up or they deliver door to door. And Peak 1 Express guests get 20% off!
Rent Ski Clothes from GetOutfitted!
Save money, rent ski clothes and get them delivered directly to lodging with GetOutfitted. Pick out this season’s latest ski clothes from brands like Patagonia, Burton, and Obermeyer and have them waiting for you when you arrive. Outfits include a jacket, pants, goggles, and gloves with free shipping both ways. When you are done just stick it in the prepaid mailer bag and drop it off at the front desk. Click on this link to book your ski clothes. Order 6 days in advance to avoid a rush delivery fee.
Breckenridge Summer Activities
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Rock climbing
- Whitewater rafting
- Hot air balloon rides
- Mine tours
- Dog sledding
- Summer Zipline Tours
AVA Rafting & Zipline is your full service adventure outfitter for the Rockies! With whitewater rafting on 8 rivers across Colorado, 2 thrilling and unique zipline tours, cabins, rock climbing, horseback riding and more, you are sure to make your favorite memory with AVA Rafting & Zipline.
Breckenridge’s favorite 14er, this peak is a popular hike during the summer season. Start off your morning with a hike to the summit, then hit the town for some well deserved local brews. Keep an eye out for the mountain goats!
Babysitting and Child Care:
Kids can’t tag along on your activity? Want a night out for a fine-dining date or a day on the slopes without the kids? We recommend Resort Sitters for child care. They are great!