Winter Activities in Breckenridge

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Winter Activities in Breckenridge

The town of Breckenridge, CO dates back to the mining-boom days of Colorado. For sightseers and history buffs, that means museums and tours throughout charming downtown Breckenridge and into the many now-retired mines. Visitors can enjoy a real taste of what life was like back during Breckenridge's mining era. It also offers one of the most popular mountain resorts in the country with world-class activities, attractions and events.

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, winter guests can experience a host of snowbound adventures, like dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and much more.

Breckenridge’s art district is definitely worth experiencing. The town features a pedestrian-friendly area with outdoor art galleries and open studios. Local artists and visiting artists offer workshops and demonstrations. Most downtown Breckenridge accommodations are within walking distance.

Here are a few examples of the winter Breckenridge activities that await:

ski Breckenridge Colorado


During the winter and early spring months, ski enthusiasts flock to Breckenridge. From Nordic skiing to terrain parks, Breckenridge has it all.

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Hot air ballooning Breckenridge Colorado

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Get a bird's eye view of the Rockies from a hot air balloon during the winter months. A hot air balloon ride is a great way to take in Colorado's scenery and snow-capped mountains.

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dog sledding breckenridge, colorado

Dog Sledding

Discover the thrill of rushing through the snow-covered woods on a sled pulled by a team of spectacular sled dogs. This unique winter activity is enjoyable for the whole family when you're not on the slopes.

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snowshoeing breckenridge, colorado


One of the best ways to experience Breckenridge is by food. Immerse yourself in nature and explore one of the many meadows or forested glades on snowshoe. Groomed trails are also available at Breckenridge's two Nordic centers, along with lessons and rentals.

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ice skating breckenridge, colorado

Ice Skating

Ice skating is the perfect winter activity for families and couples, where you can glide along under twinkle lights on Maggie Pond at the Village, or enjoy two other Breckenridge ice rinks, a year-round indoor and a seasonal outdoor.

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fly fishing in breckenridge colorado

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing isn't just for the summertime. Locals fish year-round in the Rocky Mountains—the snow just adds more excitement to the sport. For beginners or first-timers, guided trips are available.

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