In addition to its reputation as a world class ski town, Breckenridge has a lot to offer off the slopes as well. Explore the surrounding mountains on snowshoes or dog sled, or try a different high octane thrill like snow tubing. Gorgeous art galleries, world class shopping and dining, and five star spa experiences are also hallmarks of this charming mountain town. We’ve put together a list of our favorite off-the-slopes activities for you to enjoy in Breckenridge this winter season.
If you don’t want to send your body hurtling down the slopes at a high speed, snowshoeing is another way to enjoy freshly fallen snow at a much lower level of intensity. With trails like South Illinois Creek Trail and the Southside Trail, there are several easy to find routes in this town.
2. Ice Skate
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena on Boreas Pass Road is a great place to hit the rink. Plus, the rink is covered, so you won’t be exposed to harsh winter elements.
3. Hit the Shops
Breckenridge is home to some world class shopping, whether you’re looking to buy winter gear or infused olive oil. Just head straight to Main Street and you’ll find everything you’re looking for.
4. Play Some Video Games
Normally, we wouldn’t encourage you to get stuck behind a screen when you’re in a place with a landscape as beautiful as Breckenridge. This time, we’ll make an exception. Downstairs at Eric’s is home to a great arcade, filled with games from several eras. The food is also pretty great there too.
5. Go Snow Tubing
Alright, we get it, technically this is still an activity that takes place on a slope. But, it’s not skiing or snowboarding and you don’t need the pricy lift ticket to partake, so we’ll let it slide. Breckenridge is close to several different tubing hills, including our favorite, Frisco Adventure Park.
6. Try Out Dog Sledding
You don’t have to be in Nome, Alaska to get pulled around by some cute pups. Good Times Adventures offers dog sledding tours that travel 6 miles through Swan River Valley. They offer snowmobiling as well.
7. Check out an Art Gallery
Breckenridge is home to several art galleries, each rotating their collections often to keep their pieces fresh. Two of our favorites are Art on a Whim Gallery and the Breckenridge Art Gallery, an establishment that has been bringing high quality pieces to the public for over 30 years.
8. Paint Some Pottery
Ready, Paint, Fire! is a relatively new addition to Breck’s many attractions. Here, you’ll be able to paint your own piece of pottery, which will then get fired right in the shop. Whether you decide on a snow-themed paint job or not, it will make a great memento from your trip to Summit County.
9. Relax with a Spa Day
The full-service Spa at Breckenridge offers a variety of individual treatments and packages to rejuvenate, revive, and de-stress. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of traveling and the crowds on the slopes with a day that’s all about you.
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