Grab an apple cinnamon bagel and coffee from Cool River Coffee House
to get your motor running your first day in Breckenridge. It's located on Main Street, but hidden behind the Swiss Haven
along the riverwalk. Then, head over to one of four Breckenridge Sports
locations in town where you can pick up your ski or board rentals or get your own equipment tuned. (Tip: Save time and money by renting online
). Spend the morning warming up your snow legs on the greens and blues of Peaks 8 & 9. Or, explore the mountain on one of the free mountain tours. Tours are open to intermediate skiers and above and depart daily at 10:00 AM from the Beaver Run and Peak 8 base areas.
Make some turns and then make your way to Vista Haus, at the top of the Colorado SuperChair. Here you'll find food court style lunches and fantastic views of the Continental Divide. Then, refine your skills or learn a new sport like snowboarding or telemarking with the Breckenridge Ski & Snowboard School.
The Breckenridge Brewery, at the south end of Main Street, is one of the local's favorite spots. Watch as award-winning beers are handcrafted by the brewers or dine on excellent pub fare at reasonable prices. After dinner, live it up a little and head a few doors down to Burke & Riley's for a true-poured Guinness. It's one of the most down-to-earth, friendly watering holes around. Whether sitting outside huddled around the fire pit or stewing among the warm, rich mahogany of the interior, you're sure to meet a few locals, or perhaps even the owners!