Winter Activities in Breckenridge

Breckenridge is about much more than just skiing. If you want to experience everything, do this!

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Haunted Tours of Breckenridge Join the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for an evening stroll through Breckenridge’s haunted historic district.  Along the way, the eerie stories from Breckenridge’s rough and uncertain past will be told but remain unexplained.  Reservations required by 5p.m.  Allow 90 minutes to complete the tour.  Great for adults and kids (4-12) 203 S. Main Street (Breckenridge Welcome Center and Museum)www.BreckHeritage.com 970-453-9767
Music on the Mountains(Kids activity) http://www.musiconthemountains.com 703.424.0337   Music on the Mountains is an early childhood music and movement center located in La Cima Mall downtown Breckenridge for children birth to five and the adults who love them.  We invite families who are traveling and visiting with us here in Summit County to come join in for a magical musical experience!  Please sign up on line or contact the center to confirm class day and time. Drop in Rate: $20.00 per family (includes 5 song sample CD, egg shaker, and unlimited number of attendees at class)Please email director@musiconthemountains.com to attend a drop in class.
Mountain Top Museum(Kids activity) http://www.mtntopmuseum.org/ 605 South Park Avenue Breckenridge, CO 80424 970-453-7878 The Mountain Top Children’s Museum is an educational institution that promotes informal learning through interactive exhibits and programs, imaginative play and engagement in active experiences for children ages 10 and under and their families/caregivers.  Admission $7 per child $5 per adult. Children under 1 and Seniors FREE (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Winter Hours (December 18 – April 19)Open everyday..10am-4:30pm
Ready Paint Fire(Kids activity) 323 North Main Street 970-453-5765 www.readypaintfirebreck.com

KIDS PAINTING PARTIES!

every Sunday afternoon

ages 3-5 at 4pm  -  ages 6+ at 5-6:30

Drop off the kids for some creative fun and go grab a Martini or a nap ;)

 
Woodward at Copper Mountain0505 Copper Road Copper Mtn (970) 968-3400 www.woodwardatcopper.com Whether you are interested in snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, or trampoline and tumbling we have sessions waiting for you with highly trained coaches! You can meet once or sign up for a series of private sessions so you can work with the same coach each week to progress your skills even further. The sessions are fully coached and available to anyone from ages 8 to 108!     
Tubing Tubing (typically 36 inches or taller) is available at Copper Mountain, Frisco Adventure Center, and Keystone (must be 42”). Just like when you were a kid, only on a much bigger hill with its own tubing lift - during the day or under the lights. With a unique state-of-the-art conveyor lift, the amount of rides is up to you. Get ready to laugh until it hurts in this must-do experience for all ages. Frisco Adventure Parkwww.friscoadventurepark.com (800) 424-1554 Copper Tubing Hill http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/plan_and_buy/tubing Call 866.416.9874 for reservations Keystone Adventure Point - Keystone 970-496-3000
Critterland(for small ones under 36”) There is no reason why your little ones should miss out on a bit of snow play and that is where Critterland comes in – a place filled of magical characters and a safe, fenced-off area with things to satisfy the youngest generation. Inside Critterland, located at the bottom of the Tubing Hill in East Village, guests will find Copper’s new and exciting snow characters.  Bearilla, Elkguin, Squeal, Ducktopus, Cheetaphant and the Alliroo are all anxiously awaiting your arrival. Copper Mountain
French Gulch Snowshoe Tour203 S. Main Street (Breckenridge Welcome Center and Museum) www.BreckHeritage.com 970-453-9767 Join one of our experienced guides for a snowshoe tour in French Gulch.  The trails of French Gulch pass through Breckenridge’s fabled Golden Horseshoe, one of Colorado’s more fertile mining regions.  No experience is necessary and snowshoes are provided.  Space is limited and reservations are required by 8:00p.m. Sunday.  Allow 2.5 hours to complete the tour. Call for directions to the trailhead.Mondays at 1:00p.m. Adults and Kids (4-12) $5 discount if you have your own snowshoes
Iowa Hill Miner’s Snowshoe Tour203 S. Main Street (Breckenridge Welcome Center and Museum) www.BreckHeritage.com 970-453-9767 Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour that goes through the historic Iowa Hill mine site.  See an original minter’s boarding house and learn about Breckenridge mining era while snowshoeing. No experience is necessary and snowshoes are provided.  Space is limited and reservations are required by 8:00p.m. Friday.  Allow 1.5 hours to complete the tour. Iowa Hill Trailhead off Airport RdSaturdays 10a.m. Adults and kids (4-12) $5 discount if you have your own snowshoes
SwimmingBreckenridge Recreation Center 880 Airport Road Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-1734 After getting off the mountain from a day of skiing, or after a strenuous hike, the pools and spas are great places to spend some time with the family. Our Leisure Pool has a large slide that both children and adults can enjoy. It also has three play features. They are operated by a hand crank allowing water to spray or dump back into the pool. A small slide keeps the little ones happy. Other amenities include a lazy river swim stream, basketball hoop and a vortex pool. In addition to four swim lanes, the Lap Pool has two basketball hoops and a rope swing. Breckenridge Recreation Center880 Airport Road Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-1734
Rock ClimbingBreckenridge Recreation Center 880 Airport Road Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-1734 Belay Rides/Try-A-Climb  Try rock climbing today! Let our professional staff handle the technical side while you enjoy the thrill of climbing. Ages 6 and above (including adults), are welcome. All equipment is provided. $12 for 15 minutes or $5 for 5 minutes of climbing. Space is limited, so sign up today! Days: Every day Time: 12:00-6:00 pm Cost: $12 for 15 minutes or $5 for 5 minutes
Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour Taste the spirits of the Breckenridge distillery and learn about the historic saloons of Breckenridge.  Tour includes Distillery tasting when available.  Reservations required by 4p.m. Space is limited. 203 S. Main Street (Breckenridge Welcome Center and Museum)www.BreckHeritage.com 970-453-9767
Zip Line Tour See the Rocky Mountains from areas never before accessible to the public. Our spectacular 2000 acre private property has views of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, and rests on the splendid slopes of Mt. Arkansas, an almost “Fourteener” at 13,795 feet. Course has five separate zip lining sections, each with entirely different exciting elements of speed, height and terrain, with cables up to 850 feet, some more than 300 feet off the ground. www.topoftherockieszipline.com800-247-7238 Call for details and reservations
Ready Paint Fire323 North Main Street 970-453-5765 www.readypaintfirebreck.com

Canvas Painting Parties - Every Thursday and Saturday in season - 7pm to 10pm (ish) (or by appointment with 20 people)

Bring your friends, drinks and snacks and paint your own masterpiece! 

Follow along step-by-step with a talented local artist NO experience necessary!

We show you what brush to use, what paint to mix and where to put it.

You can't go wrong in this stress-free party atmosphere! And we promise you'll walk out with a painting to be proud of. (Example artwork Breckenridge Skyline, Ullr, snowboarding)

 

  
Jewelry Making At Flourish, take home something special to remember your vacation.  Simple Silver Ring – Make a simple silver band ring – this class shows you how to size and solder a sterling ring.  Select from a variety of band styles. 3 hour class includes the silver. Flourish Artisan Jewelry226 South Main Street 970-389-5301  
Glass Art Workshop Live flame working demonstration 2nd Saturday of December, Jan, Feb. and March 2013 December 8, 1-7pm -Demonstration by Deidre Sewell December 22, 1-7-pm. - Demonstration by Louis Spahni January 12, 2013, 1-7 pm - Demonstration by Christopher Wirth February 9, 1-7 pm - Demonstration by Brett March 9, 1-7 pm - Demonstration by Deidre SewellBreckenridge Gallery Walks Every 2nd Saturday on each month 4-8 pm Fox Ridge Fine Art Glass GallerySouth end of Main Street above Rasta Pasta 411 S. Main Street 970-547-8192
Breck Arts District The Arts District is alive year round, offering live music, performance, film and a wide variety of visual arts opportunities. Come and play with clay at the Quandary Antiques Cabin, create a hand-painted silk scarf or learn the basics of printmaking at the Fuqua Livery Stable. The creative opportunities are endless from hands on art workshops for children, teens and adults to demonstrations and cultural events. We invite you to be a part of the growing art scene. Information: 970-453-3364Arts District Calendar: http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=539    
Breckenridge Theater Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Backstage Theatre has been presenting terrific live theatre in Summit County for 38 years. Great shows, great prices, always a great night out! Offer: $2 off regular ticket price (not valid with other offers) Backstage Theaterwww.backstagetheatre.org   970.453.0199   121 S. Ridge Street
Snowmobiling Explore Colorado's back-country via a guided tour. Summit County offers snowmobile tours through beautiful forest glades to the Continental Divide, atop Georgia Pass at 11,000 ft. with unparalleled panoramic views. White Mountain Snow Mobile Tourswww.whitemountainsnowmobiletours.com 970-668-5323   Good Times Adventures www.goodtimesadventures.com 800-477-0144 guide@goodtimesadventures.com 6061 Tiger Road Breckenridge, CO 80424
Dog Sledding Believe it or not, You are the Musher! We offer a 6-mile relay tour through the Middle Fork of the Swan River, which can handle up to 6 people. The tour is run as a "relay"; all guests will switch off between running the dogs, riding in the dogsled, and riding on a small passenger sleigh with the guide. The tour runs for a little more than an hour stopping along the way for everyone to trade places. This tour is a unique and interactive way to experience dog sledding and Good Times Adventures is the only local provider.  Due to the nature of the sport, children under 3 years and women who are pregnant are not recommended. Good Times Adventures  www.goodtimesadventures.com   800-477-0144 guide@goodtimesadventures.com 6061 Tiger Road Breckenridge, CO 80424
Breckenridge Old Time Photo Stake your claim in History at Breckenridge’s only Old Time Photo Shop.  Historic Old west outfits and props for the entire family.  3D sets for authentic old west pictures.  Remember your Breckenridge Experience with flair. 326 South Main StreetBreckenridge, Co 80424 453.4444  
Sleigh Rides Sleigh rides offer a five-star experience for the whole family. Evening and afternoon sleigh rides are available!You’ll love our gorgeous, Amish handcrafted sleighs pulled by powerful, draft Belgian and Percheron horses. Gold Run Sleigh Rideswww.goldrunsleighride.com (970) 389-1701   Two Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides 970-453-1520 www.dinnersleighrides.com   Nordic Sleigh Rides (970) 453-2005 www.nordicsleighrides.com
Ice Skating The Stephen C. West Ice Arena offers ice skating and hockey the whole family can enjoy. Public skating sessions are offered daily. Group and private lessons and equipment rentals are available for all levels of skaters. Our fully-stocked pro shop and friendly staff can get you on the ice and ready to skate so you'll have a fantastic skating experience in Breckenridge!  Want outdoor action?  Call the Gold Run Nordic Center for outdoor Skating pond availability.  It’s free with your own skates.  Stephen C. West Ice Arena(970) 547-9974     Gold Run Outdoor Natural Ice Rink (970) 547-7889