Top Ten Things To Do In Breckenridge

A couple weeks back, Paul and I visited Breckenridge for a long weekend to snow ski. We met up with a group of twelve people from all over and had one of our best ski trips yet. Breckenridge is hands down, one of my favorite places to ski. I have also visited Keystone, Beaver Creek, Vail, and Steamboat, but Breck is the place we keep coming back to. First, the ski resort is massive, well-groomed, and versatile for all levels of skiers. Secondly, the town. There are some amazing restaurants, bars, and shopping boutiques that are all unique to the city. Lastly, if you are not into skiing or shopping there are so many other fun activities! Check out my list of things to do in Breckenridge during the winter.

top ten things to do in breckenridge // champagne and polka dots

  1. Breckenridge Ski Resort: You could call this an obvious choice because if you are visiting Breckenridge in the winter, you are probably there to ski! If you have other priorities, this should be moved up on your list of things to do. Breckenridge is the highest ski resort in North America. Also making it the highest slo slope & ski lift in North America.
  2. Bar Hop on Main Street: This is the hub of Breckenridge. I was so impressed with the nightlife, food scene and shopping in this town. While you are here… this is a must do. The Motherloaded Tavern, Downstair’s at Eric’s (full arcade & games) and The Gold Pan Saloon (ring toss) to name a few.
  3. Snowshoeing: Visit the Breckenridge Nordic Center and be on your way to snowshoeing through the mountains. If skiing is not your thing or you just need a break from the slopes, this is the perfect activity.
  4. Shop Downtown: With a vibrant art scene and unique boutiques at every corner, this is a shopper’s paradise. I enjoyed stopping in Valleygirl Boutique, Beloved Boutique, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Patagonia, and the Columbia store,
  5. Hike & Ski Peak 10: This was the highlight of the trip for me. My husband talked me into the hike, and it was absolutely the hardest workout i’v had in a long time, but so worth it. The skiing conditions were unbelievable. Fresh, untouched powder. Does it get any better than that? At 13,633 feet, this hike & skiing is for experts, so proceed with caution.
  6. Dog Sledding: Who wouldn’t like dog sledding with eight gorgeous huskies?! This was something I regret not doing during our stay. The people at Snow Caps Sled Dogs have been providing the authentic dog sledding experience for nearly 30 years. They care deeply for their huskies and have adoption programs and summer activities at their facilities as well.
  7. Tumble Bubbles: Ever want to be in your own giant bubble? This is the real-life bubble boy opportunity here, people. You can take these hamster balls on water, snow or land and have a blast tumbling down the mountain or rolling across water. Sign me up.
  8. Grab some Grub: favorites places to eat- Ridge Street Kitchen (lunch), Mountain Flying Fish (sushi), Blue River Bistro, and Angel’s Hallow. Also, Crepes A La Cart. This place has a massive line, but well worth it. One girl in our group, waited an hour in 25 degree weather for a Nutella, banana, and strawberry crepe that was unbelievably tasty. Thanks Maggie!
  9. Gold Runner Alpine Coaster: As the name describes, this a roller coaster in the mountains. Open in the summer and winter, this roller coaster has more than 2,500 feet of track. You can ride alone or with a friend on the 2-seater coaster cars, and control your own speed through the turns, dips and twists around and above the ski runs and through the forest.
  10. Snowmobiling: If you are looking for a serious adrenaline rush, snowmobiling is that adventure you have been looking for. Go with a tour or rent a bike and take off with limitless opportunities. The world is your oyster.

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crepes a la cart

downtown breckenridge

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snowshoeing

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downstair’s at Eric’s

hike & ski peak 10

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gold runner alpine coaster

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tumble bubbles

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