The complete guide to the perfect family ski vacation in Breckenridge
When you plan a vacation to Breckenridge with your family, you’re not just planning a trip for yourself; you’re planning an experience everyone is going to remember for the rest of their lives.
From the friendships they’ll make in lessons at Ski & Ride School to endless powdeer stashes on Peak 6, family photos on the trails and video in the terrain parks, plus memorable meals, and once-in-a-lifetime events.
Breckenridge exceeds all expectations.
Here’s how to make your family vacation truly unforgettable:
Ski & ride school
Kids 3 and older can sign up. They’ll have fun and make friends while receiving world-class instruction on the snow.
Our goal is to help kids (and adults!) fall in love with skiing and snowboarding.
The bases of Peak 8 and Peak 9 are laced with several wide, gentle trails.
For the families who are still learning or parents who want to help their children improve on the basics, Frontier is the perfect run.
It allows families to practice in a nice and relaxing atmosphere and leads to similar runs such as Ripperoos Village, Red Rover and Silverthorne.
For the youngest members of your family, we offer slope-side childcare centers for infants, toddlers and preschoolers on Peak 8 and Peak 9.
Under the careful supervision of highly trained professionals, your kids will have fun playing, making crafts and engaging in music and games.
Track your family’s vertical feet, earn pins, share photos, and track your progress in Ski & Ride School with this exciting technology.
It’s not always easy feeding a bunch of hungry mouths all at once.
That’s why there are a host of family-friendly dining establishments all over Breckenridge.
From breakfast to pizza and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.
|A great place for a casual, sit-down breakfast or lunch. The hearty menu includes many kid-friendly options.
|Cool River Coffee House:
|Located steps from the Gondola, Cool River is a local favorite for espresso and a quick breakfast before hitting the slopes.
|Crepes a la Carte:
|This little stand offers up some delectable crepes, from sweet to savory. Order at the window and gather around the fire to scarf it down.
|Downstairs at Eric’s:
|A family pleaser for everyone, this casual sports bar has the atmosphere that both parents and children can appreciate. It offers plenty of vegetarian options, too.
|The ultimate après ski family meal: pizza! This place is one of the best in town. They offer rotating pasta specials and salads you won’t forget.
|Located right at the base of Peak 9, The Maggie is known for its apres scene, giant nachos, and live music. Let the kids go wild after a good day of skiing.
For busy bodies that aren’t on the slopes, there are plenty of activities:
Ice Skating: Rent some skates and glide across glistening ice as you listen to music at the Ice Rink located at the South end of town.
Hold hands if you want and definitely spend a good amount of the time smiling.
Eric’s Arcade: Inside entertainment for the gamers in the family. Let them explore the various games offered in the arcade at Downstair's at Eric's and watch them have a great time.
Carter Park: If your family wants a sledding day, this is the place to go. One of the only sledding hills in town, this place is sure to offer up some great family fun time.
Mountain Top Children’s Museum: Let your kids think outside the box at this creative, hands-on children’s play space in Breckenridge. They also have a “Kid’s Night Out” program and day camps.
As you can see, there is a wealth of fun to be had by the entire family in Breckenridge. You may even need to plan a second trip to experience it all.