About Winter Activities
Breckenridge is a true winter paradise for all outdoor enthusiasts offering limitless opportunities to play in the snow all season long.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding around the Breckenridge area is one of the best Colorado has to offer. The surrounding national forests and Breckenridge Ski Resort provide possibilities for a rare and thrilling views of Summit County. Moreover, there are four ski resorts located within Summit County, all within 30 miles range. So, if you feel like changing the scenery visit Copper Mountain, Keystone or A-basin. Non-skier? Don’t worry, there is so much more Breckenridge has to offer.
Cross Country Skiing
Breckenridge has 1,400 acres of Cross Country Nordic trails. There are over 30 kilometers of well-groomed Nordic trails with set tracks for traditional classic style skiing and skate lanes for freestyle Nordic skiing. Trails are suitable for all levels.
Breckenridge offers two Nordic centers: The Gold Run Nordic Center at the Breckenridge Golf Club and The Breckenridge Nordic Center.
In Breckenridge, there are miles and miles of snowshoe trails. You will find plenty of groomed trails, but if you are up for a more challenging workout you can snowshoe through the backcountry trails. Breckenridge Nordic Center offers guided and self-guided snowshoe tours. Rental equipment is also available at the center.
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena is located at 0189 Boreas Pass Road. The arena is open 7 days a week. Public skating is generally offered every day, but it is recommended to check the schedule before making any plans. In addition to public skating, the ice rink offers hockey and games for the whole family. You can sign up for private or group lessons. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pair of skates. Rentals are available for all levels for a fee. Find out more info here.
Snow Mobile Tours in Breckenridge are a great adventure and a very common activity between locals and visitors. The selection of groomed trails and mountain terrain offers something for both beginners and advanced riders.
If you haven’t tried dog sledding, Breckenridge is the best place to try it. The perfect way of spending some time in nature and backcountry. Beautiful Siberian Huskies will take you through unforgettable experience in the gorgeous Winterland.
A snowcat is a machine that is used for grooming the slopes or building terrain parks. In the snowcat, you travel through the most challenging terrain that is not accessible by foot. Nordic Snowcat Adventures are offered at Breckenridge Nordic Center. You can choose between a private or group tour. Find out more information here.
A sleigh ride through the backcountry is arguably so magical and romantic and makes for a great family outing. TwoBelowZero company offers Hot Cocca Sleigh Ride, where you take a break and warm up with hot chocolate or you can opt-in for a private sleigh ride up to 4 people. Colorado Sleigh Rides company offers exclusive, romantic sleigh ride or Mining Camp Dinner Theather Sleigh Ride that involves 3-course Dinner and Interactive Dinner Show.
Also, know as Fat Biking. If you haven’t come across fat biking yet, here it is. A fat bike is just an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, that allows riding on soft, unstable terrain, such as snow. The perfect option for outdoor lovers. Breckenridge has a very strong community of bikers, so it is natural that everyone bikes here all year long (unless it is powder day).
Gold Runner Alpine Coaster
The alpine coaster is such a fun and scenic ride down the mountain. The ride goes through the forest and above the ski runs. You can control your speed. Gold Runner Alpine Coaster is located at the base of Peak 8 and operates Thursday-Monday. In case of extreme weather, the alpine coaster may be closed. You can call this number 970-453-5000 to find out if the coaster is open.
If you are up for a challenge, you need to try going on a Hut Trip. Trek through deep snow with snowshoes and a backpack filled with the essentials. In a typical hut, you won’t find much apart from some basic amenities such as wood stove for heat, wood-burning cookstove, solar-powered lights, outdoor vault toilet, beds and pillows, and some cooking eating utensils. If you think this is for you, view this website for more details and reservations.