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Winter in Breckenridge: A Non-Skier's Paradise

Posted by JanL on January 31, 2017

Let’s face it, not everyone is amped on downhill skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it can sometimes feel like you’re missing out on seasonal adventures if you don’t find yourself among the downhill adrenaline junkies – especially when you live in the Colorado High Country. If you’re considering Breckenridge real estate because you love the area during summer but your lack of winter prowess leaves you hesitant, or you live here year-round and find yourself inside on a couch more frequently than most, we’re here to tell you there’s a paradise of winter activities waiting for you right here in town.

Dog Sledding

gt_ds01.jpgWhat’s better than an environmentally friendly tour of the backcountry? One that’s packed with adorableness! Forget the horsepower because this scenic drive is all about Husky power. All puns aside, Good Times Adventures Dog Sledding in Breckenridge will get you mushing through the Swan River Valley with your very own dog pack. The best part? When you stop for lunch you’ll have fluffy friends to romp through the snow with! This tour takes you through some of the most scenic areas in Breckenridge, including the Highlands, where you can check out some of the most beautiful Breckenridge homes for sale.

 

 

Tumble Bubbles & Downhill Tubing

If skiing and snowboarding isn’t your thing but you’re still an adrenaline junkie, downhill sledding and tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park (located just a few minutes from Downtown Breckenridge) are a great way to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing up. 1,200 feet of tubing makes this activity fun for kids and adults!

Afterwards, become a human-sized hamster by hopping into a Tumble Bubble and bounce, roll and slide around safely on snow!

Snowmobiling

Finally, a winter activity that accommodates both the speed demon and casual sightseer alike! Traverse vast expanses of our Rocky Mountain winter wonderland and experience parts of the Summit County wilderness you simply can’t access via the ski resorts.

Guided tours will provide you with fun historical lessons about the area on designated trails, or opt for a solo adventure and navigate your own excursion! If you find yourself falling in love with this winter sport, there are several Breckenridge real estate options that offer unhindered access to miles and miles of backcountry for snowmobiling plus hiking in the summer.

Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

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Although slower paced, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are not for the faint of heart! These winter favorites will provide you with a vigorous workout along with a beautiful tour of Colorado forests in the winter. A lack of slope-side noise and motorized engines will provide you ample wildlife viewing as you venture through the snow. You can sign up for trail passes, lessons, rentals and guided tours at the Breckenridge Nordic Center and the Gold Run Nordic Center. If you find yourself more at peace when you’re alone in the wilderness, you can venture out onto the miles of free trails the Town of Breckenridge offers. You can access a great deal of these trail networks from the Shock Hill neighborhood of Breckenridge.

A Day in Town

If bundling up and heading into the cold and snowy backcountry sounds less than appealing to you, there are still plenty of things to do in town that don’t require snow pants and a helmet. Breckenridge’s Historic District is packed with tons of arts & culture, and the town itself offers a colorful history unique to anywhere else.

Spend the day exploring a ski museum or join a saloon tour on which you’ll visit the oldest bar west of the Mississippi. Afterward, head to the Breckenridge Rec Center for rock climbing, water slides, hot tub action and more. Or, head over to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena for outdoor ice skating with an incredible view.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can visit one of the many restaurants downtown before grabbing an after-dinner drink and some live music.

Winter Events

Breckenridge is the town that seldom sleeps. There’s never a shortage of events and activities going on here during peak season. Regardless of your interests, there’s surely something scheduled to suit your interests. Don your beads for Mardi Gras on February 28th and break out the bikinis for another fantastic Spring Fever in March and April. You can also check out more activities and events happening in Breckenridge and around the County.