From its legendary skiing to historic Main Street, what unites both locals and visitors in the Breckenridge is a shared passion for embracing life’s best moments. Here, all four seasons are packed with the best of the outdoors, the indoors and everything in between.
Wintertime in Breckenridge brings plenty of opportunities to connect with your favorite people. Whether it’s sharing a round at après after a day spent ripping through fresh powder on the ski town’s legendary slopes (Fun fact: Breckenridge has the highest chairlift in North America), or walking arm-in-arm-in-puffy-jacket down the sidewalk under a gently cascading snowfall on your way from one local pub to another. After all, there’s plenty of ground, and taps, to cover — because while Breckenridge may be only 7 miles long and 2 miles wide, its home to over 76 restaurants and bars, where guests are received with open arms, and bar tabs.
Cool mountain breezes and long, sun-drenched afternoons make it easy to seek out the excitement in every day, whether you start early on the river casting dries at a particularly alluring eddy, splashing through rapids on a Class V run down the Arkansas, or you take to the single track on two wheels or four legs — compliments of our expert wranglers and equine guides for a real, authentic Western adventure. Of course, the journey is the sweet spot of any outing here, and it often comes with a sighting of our most social locals — the moose, elk, deer and other native wildlife who enjoy mingling with Breckenridge guests as much as the residents do (albeit from a little further away.)
Fall and spring bring their own delights, and offer chances to tap into Breckenridge’s more cultural side as well — from fun, family-friendly activities like a stop at the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for a glance back in time at the town’s storied past; a visit to the Cowboy Mine, a historic mining site offering underground mine tours and real-life gold panning; or a pottery class put on by a talented artist from BreckCreate, a local nonprofit developed to promote the arts, cultural and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. Once you’re worn out from this jam-packed itinerary, let the pros at one of our 15 world-class spas pamper you into complete relaxation with a therapeutic massage, mani/pedi or full rejuvenation package.
Of course, Breckenridge is also home to more high-octane demonstrations of a collective socialness. Like endless, year-round festivals celebrated with gusto, from the ever-popular Oktoberfest to the annual Film Fest, crafts fairs, Independence Day celebrations, Snow Sculpture Championships, Dew Tour, Breck Pride and of course, the summoning of the Nordic God of Snow at the blockbuster Ullr Fest. Don’t forget your Viking helmet. Needless to say, there’s always something going on in Breckenridge, and the locals always up for showing everyone a good time. Join them and get in on the never-ending swirl of action for yourself. And then when you do leave, you’ll take a little piece of this special town with you, including all of the friends you meet along the way.