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101 Things to Do in Breckenridge

Summer in Breck Family

Home to five huge peaks and the largest historic district in Colorado, Breck is full of fun activities both on and off the slopes. We've listed out 101 things to do in the tabs below - but there is tons more to try! Come visit Breckenridge to discover them all.

Looking for things to do in the Summer? 
Visit the Breck Blog and the Epic Discovery at Breck for tons of ideas on things to do in Breck when the weather is warm!

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Epic Discovery at Breck

1. Cross Country Skiing
Visit one of our two Nordic Centers for beginner to advanced groomed trails and experience “the other skiing.” Lessons and rentals available at both centers.

2. Dog Sledding
Experience rushing through the snowy woods on a sled pulled by a team of magnificent sled dogs. The entire family can experience this unique winter activity.

3. Historical Tours and Museum Visits
Spend time in the Barney Ford and other historical buildings on a guided tour with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. The Alliance offers tours with reservations in the winter.

4. Hot Air Balloon Rides
Ranked as #18 of 50 things to do in your lifetime by the NBC Today Show, take to the sky in a hot air balloon and discover the magic of the mountains from a spectacular viewpoint. Balloon rides are available in the winter and summer.

5. Climb to the top of Quandry Peak
And brag that you've bagged a 14er.

6. Fly Fishing
Fishing in the winter? You bet! We fish year-round in the Rockies – the winter weather just adds an exciting element to the sport. Guided trips are available.

7. Ice Skating
Glide gracefully on Maggie Pond at the Village at Breckenridge, or enjoy two Breckenridge Ice Rinks, a year-round indoor and a seasonal outdoor.

8. Mine Tours
Experience a guided adventure over 1,000 feet below, in a century old, authentic gold mine. The Country Boy Mine conducts tours underground in the winter. Reservations required.

9. Shopping
Shop to your heart's delight on Historic Main Street Breckenridge with over 200 boutiques, galleries, and clothing and gear stores.

11. Sledding at Carter Park
Sledding back home will never be the same after a ride down the hill in Carter Park.

12. Snowmobiling
Take one of these machines on a guided trip to ghost towns and mining sites or zip along the trails while experiencing the wonders of winter.

13. Snowshoeing
Explore many of the meadows or forested glades in the area, or the groomed trails at one of our two Nordic centers. Lessons and rentals are available at both centers.

14. Spas
Breckenridge offers a wide variety of spa services from the basic massage to stone therapy to aromatherapy.

15. Theater
An evening at the Backstage Theatre is an evening of memorable live entertainment - presented in a warm and cozy atmosphere - a Breckenridge tradition for 30 years!

16. Ullympics
Celebrate winter as a local by entering a team in the annual Ullympics - one of the many events during Ullr Fest, the wacky, weeklong festival paying homage to the mythical Norse god of winter, happening every January in Breckenridge!

17. Art Workshops
Try something different on your ski vacation - like creating hand-made cards or Christmas ornaments, just two of the winter workshops offered by the Arts District of Breckenridge.

18. International Snow Sculpture Championships
Each January, watch as teams from around the world start with a 12-foot-tall, 20-ton block of snow and carve their way down to works of art. Then vote for the prestigious people’s choice award on the closing day.

19. Paint your own Coffee Mug
Create a special souvenir at Ready, Paint, Fire – the local paint-it-yourself pottery shop.

20. Watch your favorite College bowl game
Catch the game at Downstairs at Eric’s with other college football fans from around the country.

21. Escape Room Breckenridge
the first live escape game in Breckenridge.  Your group, locked in a room together must solve riddles, uncover clues and crack codes in order to escape in time.  

22. Mardi Gras in the Mountains
If Louisiana is too far away, try winning beads at Breck’s version of this popular winter festival. A Main Street procession organized by New Orleans natives highlights the annual Fat Tuesday celebration.

23. Yoga at Carter Park
Stretch and relax inside the clubhouse at Carter Park while it is snowing outside.

24. The Lighting of Breckenridge
The holiday spirit begins with a truly old-fashioned celebration complete with steaming cups of hot cocoa, voices lifting into the night skies with choruses of "Silent Night", and visits from Santa during the lighting of the town tree in early December, followed by fireworks.

25. Visit the Barney Ford House Museum
An escaped slave who prospered and became a prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights pioneer in Colorado. In 1880, Ford became the first black businessman in Breckenridge when he opened Ford’s Restaurant and Chop House. Admission is free.

26. Women’s Classic and Skate Ski Clinics
Clinics for women, by women at the Breckenridge Nordic Center, 1200 Ski Hill Road. Learn new techniques and Self-improvement practice and enjoy the fun of skiing with other women.

27. Dogterra Event
Canine/Skier/Snowshoer Multi-Event Fundraiser for L.A.P.S.; a variety of fun and competitive events held every March

28. Gold Run High Alpine Triathlon
10k Ski (Freestyle), 10k Bike (on-snow), 5k Snowshoe; an annual event in March at the Gold Run Nordic Center.

29. Get Your Laugh On
Check out High Country Comedy Night, the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Park Avenue Pub.

30. You Are Here
Learn your way around the mountain with a terrific guide on a free mountain tour. Tours depart daily from the Beaver Run SuperChair on Peak 9 or the Colorado SuperChair on Peak 8

31. Female Snowboarders Rule
Learn to Snowboard, or improve your skills at one of the Ski & Ride SchoolWomen’s Snow camps this year.

32. “Bearly Big” Child Care at the Breckenridge Recreation Center
While parents workout, professional childcare workers entertain the kids with numerous activities in this world-class facility.

33. Mountain Top Children’s Museum
Past exhibits include "Winter Wonders” and “Where the Wild Things Are.” Featuring special focus areas for kids ages 0 and up, such as Wonder Lab, Kidstruction Zone, and Tot Spot, this museum is the place for the younger set to create, dream, and play.

34. MiniMites Hockey Classes
Throughout the year, these daily hockey classes get kids under 6 years old out on the ice and having fun in skates.

35. Kids Day Off!
Activities include everything from gold mine tours to pottery painting. The program includes lunch, snacks, activity fees, sunscreen, towels for swimming and supervision. Call (970) 389-3211 for more information.

36. Kids Night Out!
After a long day out on the slopes with the family, kids get together and have fun into the night with this program, including dinner and activities. Call (970) 389-3211 for more information.

37. Breckenridge’s Public Skateboard Park
Break out a skateboard or in-lines skates and jam in this state-of-the-art park complete with rails, ramps and jumps.

38. Breckenridge Recreation Center
Two climbing walls, an indoor pool and slide, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, and more are available to explore with a one-day pass or punch card.

39. Downstairs at Eric’s Arcade
Eric’s offers a variety of arcade games, providing a fun activity and public environment for older kids. Eric’s also offers the perfect location right on Main Street.

40. Dance the Night Away
Trade in your ski boots for dancing shoes at Cecilia’s Night Club on a Saturday night.

41. Experience Après or Dinner at The Dredge
This two-million-pound floating restaurant is a replica of one of the largest and longest operating dredges.

42. Enjoy $2 pitchers
Stop by Salt Creek on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for $2 pitchers.

43. Go Martini Tasting
Sample one or several of Blue River Bistro’s 75 martinis.

44. Catch Some Live Music
There's tons of opportunities to catch live music in Breck! Check out a list ofnightlife options.

45. Free Your Heels!
Try a Telemark lesson at Telemark Saturdays on the mountain. Call (888) LRN-2SKI for more information.

46. Rid the Highest Chairlift in North America
Explore over 400 acres of lift-accessible terrain on the Imperial Express SuperChair - the highest chairlift in North America.

47. Catch a symphony
The National Repertory Orchestra is based in Breck and puts on some of the most incredible symphonies in Colorado. Opening night is usually in June, and concerts are held a few times a week throughout the summer. 

48. Race an Outhouse
Breck was left off of maps when it was first founded in 1861 — leading to the “Kingdom of Breckenridge.” Celebrate our rocky start on June 16 as we race outhouses down Ridge St. 

49. Speed down a Zipline
Newly built this winter, the TenMile Flyer Zipline is Breckenridge Summer Fun Park’s latest and greatest attraction. You’ll fly at up to 40 mph while taking in incredible views of the TenMile range.

50. See the sights by 4×4
Summer in Breckenridge is quite different than in the winter and if you haven’t seen it — you’re missing out. One of the best ways to take in the sights is by 4×4. 4×4 tours are offered daily on mountain for groups of 7 people through Epic Discovery at Breck.

51. Explore Peak 6 - Breck's newest peak
Peak 6 opened on December 25, 2013 - it was the newest and largest ski resort expansion in over a decade. 

52. See the Newest Independent Film
Catch a movie at the Speakeasy Theatre.

53. Visit Ripperoo’s Enchanted Forrest
Head to Peak 9 and give Ripperoo a high five!

54. Experience the Freeride Movement
Start out in the Eldorado or Trygve’s Terrain Park and Pipe.

55. Experience Closing Day
Ski or ride at Breck on closing day each April, and wear your craziest outfit!

56. See if You’re Up for the Imperial Challenge
The annual Imperial Challenge (part of Breck Spring Fever) warms up with a 6.2-mile mountain bike ride, followed by a 2,500-foot ascent to the top of the Imperial Bowl. Then, descend to the base of Peak 8 on skis or a snowboard.

57. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day
Show your green Breckenridge style at Burke & Riley’s Irish Bar or Napper TandysIrish Pub.

58. Preserve Those Memories
Get a EpicMix photograph on the mountain.

59. It’s not American Idol, but it’s Close
Visit The Maggie at the base of Peak 9 for après karaoke with friends.

60. Make some new friends
Explore the rollers on Peak 7.

61. Enjoy a Burger or Chili
Get a bite to eat while experiencing one of Breck’s 300 days of clear blue skies a year on the sunny TenMile Station patio.

62. Love Your Skin
Wear sunscreen.

63. Visit Daylight Donuts or the Columbine Café
The perfect pre-snow breakfast awaits at these two locals’ faves.

64. Take a Ride on Frosty’s Freeway.

65. Ride up E-Chair
Take a trip down “Hades” to the “Inferno” where “Satan” resides and you can brag that you licked “Devil’s Crotch.”

66. Join the Breckenridge All Mountain Team
Learn the best way to conquer double black diamond and extreme terrain.

67. Explore Keystone Ski Resort
Your Breckenridge lift ticket is valid at Keystone Resort, so take a short trip down the road and experience two world-class resorts for the price of one.

68. Savor a Cookie
Enjoy a cookie as big as your head (or nearly) at Mary’s Mountain Cookies, located on Main Street.

69. Find Some Zany New Headgear
Stop by the Breckenridge Hat Company for the best brands of ski hats and helmet covers.

70. Have a Beer in the Old West
Have a cold one at the Gold Pan Saloon, site of the oldest continuously held liquor license west of the Mississippi.

71. Look for the Ghosts
Get a glimpse of the supernatural upstairs at The Brown, a local bar located on Ridge Street.

72. Learn the Correct Way to Hold Chopsticks
Enjoy fresh sushi and knockout views from 9,600 feet at Mountain Flying Fish sushi restaurant.

73. Drink More Water
High altitudes can cause dehydration so be sure to drink extra water. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself later.

74. Meet One of Our Many Talented Ski Instructors
A lesson in our Ski and Ride School is perfect for beginners or skiers and riders of any ability level.

75. Enact the Scene
Go ahead, enact the scene from Dumb & Dumber on A-Chair. Just don’t get stuck!

76. Start a New Family Tradition
Make a trip to Breckenridge an annual event. 

77. Experience All FIVE Fabulous Peaks
Make it a point to ski or ride each of Breck’s five huge peaks, including the newest expansion, Peak 6.

78. Enroll Your Little Princes and Princesses
Enroll the kids in lessons at Kids Castle on Peak 8 and take a lesson of your own. Reservations strongly recommended.

79. Ride the BreckConnect Gondola
Take a scenic ride up the BreckConnect Gondola for spectacular views of Cucumber Gulch.

80. Indulge in a fabulous Ski and Spa day
Whoever said skiing was hard didn’t ski the right way. Visit a spa after a hard day on the mountain. Keep checking back for exclusive Ski & Spa packages.

81. Take the T-bar
Take the T-Bar up to Pika, Ptarmigan, White Crown and Forget-Me-Not for wide-open bowls, fabulous expert terrain, and stunning views.

82. Be Sure to "Layer Up"
Wear moisture wicking layers closest to skin. Weather changes quickly out here.

83. Take a Hut Trip
Across the central Rocky Mountains there are 29 backcountry huts connected by 350 miles of backcountry terrain. You are bound to have the experience of a lifetime. Reservations highly recommended. Please call (970) 925-5775.

84. Practice Your Backcountry Skills
Head up to Beacon Basin, located by the Vista Haus on Peak 8.

85. Try and Touch the Sky
Take a ride all the way to the top on the Imperial Express SuperChair, the highest chair in North America.

86. Catch a free Breckenridge bus ride around town
Explore Breck on one of the free bus routes, and discover what makes Breck the perfect mountain town.

87. Sprinkle Your Conversation
Start using phrases like, “great powder run” and “sick jump.”

88. Call the Office
Tell them that you might be gone for another week.

89. Enjoy Fresh Corduroy
Head up to Peak 7—the snowcats work their magic on this peak, and offer some of the best groomed runs around.

90. Congregate at the Fire Pit
The fire pit by Maggie Pond offers spectacular nighttime views.

91. Ring in the New Year
Celebrate the New Year with the annual Torch Light Parade, a dazzling luminary, parading from the top of Peak 9 down American to The Village at Breckenridge. Later, watch a brilliant fireworks display from any downtown Breckenridge location!

92. Make a Date with Snow White
And experience 150 acres of expert terrain.

93. Over 50?
Join experienced instructors for our annual “Prime Time” program. Call (888) LRN-2SKI for more information.

94. Grab a Crepe
Stop by the Crepe Stand and stroll around town.

95. Ski & Ride Like the Locals
Ask one of the friendly scanners to tell you their favorite run on the mountain.

96. Check out Epic Discovery at Breck 
On an all-day Adventure Pass you zoom down the Gold Runner Coaster, pan for gold, bounce in the bounce house, putt putt golf, speed down the Alpine Slide, climb the climbing wall, navigate the Mineshaft Maze, and bounce on the trampoline.

97. See a Free Concert
Take in a show at the Riverwalk Center during Spring.

98. Hike the Windows
Head to the Windows on Peak 9 for an inbounds backcountry experience.

99. See How the Other Side Lives
Trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time.

100. Catch Some Rays
Celebrate Breck’s 300 days of sunshine per year at Bergie Beach.

101. Quit Your Job
Move to Breckenridge full-time. Or, just plan to return as soon as possible!


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