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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.
Shop to your heart's delight on Historic Main Street Breckenridge with over 200 boutiques, galleries, and clothing and gear stores.
10. Dinner Sleigh Rides
Ride into the pines and enjoy dinner cooked on a camp stove while one of the area's talented musicians entertains you.
11. Sledding at Carter Park
Sledding back home will never be the same after a ride down the hill in Carter Park.
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.
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.
Breckenridge offers a wide variety of spa services from the basic massage to stone therapy to aromatherapy.
15. Find out about Qigong, Tui Na, and spiritual kinesiology at Sacred Tree.
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!
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!
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Paint your own Coffee Mug
Create a special souvenir at Ready, Paint, Fire – the local paint-it-yourself pottery shop.
21. Watch your favorite College bowl gameCatch the game at Downstairs at Eric’s with other college football fans from around the country.
22. Run Forest Run
Test your Forest Gump knowledge by answering trivia questions at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company.
23. N’awlins 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.
24. Yoga at Carter Park
Stretch and relax inside the clubhouse at Carter Park while it is snowing outside.
25. 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.
26. Twilight Nordic Series
Cross Country Ski time trials by torchlight, individual and relay events.
27. Cooking Class
Chef Bob Burden and Beaver Run Resort host an interactive cooking demonstration from 6-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, featuring a six-course meal in Spencer’s Private Dining Room. Call (970) 453-8755 to make a reservation.
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. Dogterra Event
Canine/Skier/Snowshoer Multi-Event Fundraiser for L.A.P.S.; a variety of fun and competitive events held every March
31. 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.
32. Get Your Laugh On
Check out High Country Comedy Night, the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Park Avenue Pub.
33. On Your Marks
Challenge your friends and family to a friendly race on the New NASTAR course.
34. You Are HereLearn 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
35. Female Snowboarders Rule
Learn to Snowboard, or improve your skills at one of the Ski & Ride School Women’s Snow camps this year.
36. “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.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. Dance the Night Away
Trade in your ski boots for dancing shoes at Cecilia’s Night Club on a Saturday night.
45. 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.
46. Enjoy $2 pitchers
Stop by Salt Creek on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for $2 pitchers.
47. Go Martini Tasting
Sample one or several of Blue River Bistro’s 75 martinis.
48. Catch Some Live Music?
Check out Sherpa and Yeti’s, Breckenridge’s premier venue for live music.PLEASE NOTE: I think Sherpa & Yeti’s has closed. If so, we will need another bar to reference.
49. Free Your Heels!
Try a Telemark lesson at Telemark Saturdays on the mountain. Call (888) LRN-2SKI for more information.
50. Rid the Highest Chairlift in North America
Explore the new 400 acres of lift-accessible terrain on the Imperial Express SuperChair.
51. Have Breakfast at the Prospector
Start your day where Sylvia, the Prospector's resident friendly ghost, apparently has been haunting the premises since the 1860s.
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. Dress Up in Your Zaniest Costume
Experience the Annual Bump Buffet on closing day each April.
56. See if You’re Up for the Imperial Challenge
The 12th annual Imperial Challenge 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 Tandys Irish Pub.
58. Preserve Those Memories
Get a Sharpshooter 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 Ten Mile Station patio.
62. Love Your Skin
63. Visit Daylight Donuts or the Columbine CaféThe 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 Big Mountain Experience
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 Snowboard 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 and annual event.
77. Experience All Four Fabulous PeaksMake it a point to ski or ride each of Breck’s four huge peaks.
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 Our Fabulous Ski and Spa Package
Whoever said skiing was hard didn’t ski the right way. For every day out on the slopes, spend the rest of the day relaxing with an après ski beverage of your choice, followed by The Lodge’s signature Sports Massage, perfect for full-body rejuvenation. Rates starting at $115.00* per night. Call 800.736.1607.
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 the Breckenridge Trolley
Take a tour on the trolley 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 Breck’s newest peak during the day.
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. Ride the highest chairlift in North America – The Imperial Express.
PLEASE NOTE: We need another activity for #96 as #85 is also the Imperial Express.
97. See a Free Concert
Take in a show at the Riverwalk Center during Spring Massive in April.
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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