What to do in Breckenridge, Besides Skiing, in Winter

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


Music on the Mountains(Kids activity)




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)


605 South Park Avenue

Breckenridge, CO 80424


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




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


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


Call 866.416.9874 for reservations


Adventure Point – Keystone


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)



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)



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


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



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



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


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



Good Times Adventures




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 





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



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




Nordic Sleigh Rides

(970) 453-2005


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


Breckenridge Hiking Trails – Where to go

If you are coming to Breckenridge on a summer vacation, you are no doubt going to explore our wonderful wilderness in one of many different ways.  One of the least expensive, and most fulfilling ways to explore is visiting our huge network of Breckenridge Hiking trails that wind through the national forest the surrounds us.  These Breckenridge Hiking trails are a few of our favorites, and we hope you get the chance to enjoy them as well.

BOREAS PASS – This dirt road follows the old railroad route along Boreas Pass.

It is a gentle incline with fabulous views of the 10 mile range and Quandary Peak.

Drive South on Hwy 9 (Main Street) to the 2nd traffic light from the Welcome

Center and turn left onto Boreas Pass Road. Follow the road up the hill and past the

Breckenridge Lodge and continue until you come to the point where the road turns

to dirt. (10-15 minutes). Park in the lot and begin walking here. You may encounter

occasional car and bike traffic. This hike is out and back. It is 3 miles to Bakers

Tank, and 6.4 miles to the old Boreas Station at the top of the pass.

BAKERS TANK LOOP – This is a six mile loop that begins at the Boreas Pass

Lot. Look for the trailhead marker on the left hand side of the road. This trail winds

up the hill through the woods and comes out at Baker’s Tank on Boreas Pass Road

(about 3.5 miles from the parking lot). When you come to an intersection along the

way with multiple options, follow the blue blazes. The trail will bring you back

down to Boreas Pass Road after about 3 miles, at Bakers Tank. From there, follow

the dirt road back to the parking lot.

SALLY BARBER MINE – From the Welcome Center, drive north on Hwy 9/

Main Street two blocks and turn right onto Wellington Road. Set your odometer to 0

here. From here, the trailhead is 3.9 miles on the right hand side. Follow

Wellington up the hill, staying right at the Y intersection of Wellington and Reiling

Road (1.1 miles). You will now be on French Gulch Road. From this point, continue

on French Gulch Road until you see the parking lot with a big forest service map on

the right hand side at 3.9 miles. From the parking lot, walk along the road for one

tenth of a mile turn right at the fork with the gate across the trail. Continue along the

old mining road another mile or so. You will see the remains of the Sally Barber

Mine on your right, and you will have a wonderful view of the French Gulch Mining

Valley from here. This trail is a little over 2 miles out and back.

SAPPHIRE POINT- (Scenic Overlook) – From the Welcome Center, drive North

on Hwy 9 (Main Street) through the round-a-bout as you leave town. After about

five miles you will come to a traffic light where you will see Summit High School

on the left and Swan Mountain Road to your right. Turn right and continue up to the

summit (appx. 5-7 minutes) where you will see a small parking lot on the left.

The overlook is approximately % mile ahead, with spectacular views of lake Dillon,

Summit County. From there, the trail continues in a short loop back to your car.

REILING DREDGE TRAIL  From the Welcome Center, drive North on Main

Street two blocks and turn right onto Wellington Road. Follow Wellington road 1.1

miles to the intersection of Wellington and Reiling road. You will now be on French

Gulch Road. Stay right and follow French Gulch road as it turns to dirt and then

continues past the Country Boy Mine on the right. From the Country Boy Mine, the

entrance to the Rieling Dredge trailhead is 1 mile on the right hand side. It is not

well-marked, but there is a wooden trail head marker directly across from the

parking lot on the right side of the road. Park in the lot on the left and walk across

the road to the trailhead. Follow the trail across the creek to the Reiling Dredge.

This is a short, easy walk of less than a mile out and back.

IOWA HILL TRAIL   this is a one mile loop in a mining area with interpretive

stops along the way. The trail winds its way up and then down a hillside. From the

Welcome Center, drive north for one mile on Hwy 9 (you will pass through the

roundabout). Turn left on Valley brook Road and then right on Airport Road. After

.25 miles the Iowa Hill trailhead will be on your left, directly north of the Publics

Works facilities. As you turn in, stay right and drive up the dirt road to the second

Iowa Hill trail sign. Bus route: From the Bus transit station, take the Airport Road

route and get off at the Public Works stop.

BURRO TRAIL – Drive south on Hwy 9 / Main Street from the Welcome Center

and turn right at the 1st traffic light onto Park Avenue. Continue on Park for one

block and then turn left onto Village Road. Continue for a couple of blocks to the

parking lot on your left just before Beaver Run Resort hotel. Enter the lot and

continue driving to the left far corner of the lot and exit at the sign that says “County

Road.” Park here. Follow the dirt road until you see a pole fence on the left. Go

through the gap in the fence and cross the ski trail between lift tower 5 and 6. You

will see a sign for the Burro Trail straight ahead. It eventually intersects Spruce

Creek Road. From here you can turn back, or continue on to the Spruce Creek Loop

or Mohawk Lakes Trail. Approximately six miles round trip.

SAWMILL TRAIL—This is a P/2 mile round trip up to the Sawmill Reservoir

and back. This hike is accessible from town and great for kids or just a short easy

hike. Go up Four O’Clock Road and continue uphill for .3 miles. At the intersection

of Four O’Clock Road and Kings Crown Road, turn left and the trailhead is located

immediately on the right next to the Snowflake Lift.

Breckenridge rafting and Breckenridge summer activities

Breckenridge Rafting, bike rentals, fishing guides, horseback riding, and a ton of information on Breckenridge summer activities from Resort Managers summer activity partner, Colorado Adventure Center.

If you have already booked your summer lodging with us (if you have not, do it now!) the next thing you need to be looking for is an awesome activity, like Breckenridge rafting, to add a little more spice to your vacation.  Good times rafting and high side adventure tours are run out of the Colorado Adventure Center, 210 N. Main st, and will offer a perfect compliment to your vacation.

Good times rafting offers several Breckenridge Rafting options down 4 rivers- Colorado, Blue, Clear Creek, and the Arkansas.  You can choose your length, difficulty, and location from several different combinations.  If you are not ready for your first Breckenridge Rafting adventure, then stop on in to the Colorado Adventure Center anyway for a Vail pass shuttle bike trip (12 miles of downhill through the most beautiful country on earth), a guided fly fishing trip, a horseback adventure, or for some knowledgeable information on what else there is to do in Breck.

Please visit our Breckenridge Rafting page to submit an inquiry, or contact them directly-

Highside Adventure Tours

Good Times Rafting

210 N.Main st.
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Toll free #  800-808-0357
Local # 970-453-5559

breckenridge imperial express superchairlift, highest Chairlift in North America

hard to get closer to heaven than the breckenridge imperial express superchairlift, 12998 feet! Went up the other days after we had a few fresh inches, it was beautiful! Every run off the Breckenridge imperial Experss was covered with beautiful powder! Never been on the Breckenridge Imperial express, you need to! The chailift drops you at 12.,998 feet, highest chairlift in North America.

Breckenridge Snowmobiling tours and Breckenridge dog sled tours

Breckenridge Snowmobiling tours and Breckenridge Dog Sled Tours- a completely different rocky mountain experience!

Board with skiing on our 2,700 acres and 155 runs? Tired of waiting in lines and dodging a hillful of other bodies? Well then, time to try a brand new rocky mountain experience that is sure to become one of your favorites!

Breckenridge Resort Managers has teamed up with Good Times Snowmobile Tours to offer our guests Breckenridge snowmobile tours and Breckenridge dog sled tours at a great price. If you stay in a Resort Managers vacation property you are eligible for a 10% discount on a Breckenridge snowmobile or dog sled tour Right here in breck with Good Times tours!

Good times Snowmobile tours is a first class tour operator located in Breckenridge. Here is a description of what they offer-

-Open Meadow practice area
-Over 40 miles of groomed trails
-Continental Divide tours to Georgia Pass at 11,585 feet
-Panoramic views of the Swan River Valley, Summit County and the White River National Forest

Good Times Adventures offers one of winters most popular activities just minutes from downtown Breckenridge, providing access to some of the most scenic spots in Summit County. With our large lodge and 100 snowmobiles Good Times is perfect for individuals, families, or corporate groups.

Not only does Good Times offer awesome Breckenridge Snowmobile tours, they also offer a one of a kind experience, Breckenridge Dog Sled Tours

Our dog sled tours begin with our guides explaining the operations of the sleds and how to handle the beautiful Siberian Huskies we run. 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.

For more information on Breckenridge Snowmobile Tours or Breckenridge Dog Sled Tours you can go to www.snowmobilecolorado.com

Top 19 Most Popular Reasons to Experience Breckenridge in 2010

Breckenridge, Colorado has something for everyone in 2010. No matter what season you visit this popular ski destination, you can bet that there will be a cultural, sports or entertainment event for you to enjoy. Check out the jam packed year ahead and make your travel plans now!

1. Ski with a Forest Ranger Tour – now through April 2ndEach Friday at 11 am, volunteer rangers lead a small group of people down the intermediate trail on Peak 7 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. You’ll learn about local wild life, the history of the area, avalanche awareness and local conservation programs. In order to participate, you must have a lift ticket and intermediate skiing or snowboarding abilities.

2. Breckenridge Beer Festival – April 3 – Who doesn’t like beer? The fifth year of this popular beer festival will be even bigger than ever. Located at Main Street Station, the festival brings together microbrews from breweries around the area. There’s also food, vendors and live music entertainment.

3. Spring Massive – April 1st through April 18thSpring Massive is a yearly festival that brings diverse activities and people together. Live music, ski and snowboard competitions, food events and a beer festival are packed into the first few weeks of April. Don’t miss the Slopestyle Competition \\and Superpipe Competition.

4. Thursday Wilderness Hikes – June 4th, June 11th, June 18th and June 25thExplore the summer wilderness with four special tours during the month of June. The tours start at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and are $8 per person/$22 per family.

5. Frisco Roundup – June 5thThis is the first of the Summit Mountain Challenges that the Colorado Freeride association holds throughout the summer. Riders race in four different distances from 3 miles to 12 miles.

6. Summit Foundation Golf Tournament – June 13th and 14thThe Summit Foundation holds an annual golf tournament to raise money for a variety of local non-profit organizations. In addition to the tournament, there is live entertainment, a raffle and silent and live auctions. The cost is $75 for the welcome party on the 13th and $100 for VIPs.

7. Tour De Trash – June 12thThis unique mountain bike tour sends cyclists on a tour right by the local landfill. Once you get past the sights and smells of the landfill, there’s some beautiful mountain wilderness to behold. This tour is one of the Summit Mountain Challenges.

8. Kingdom Days– June 19th through 20thBreckenridge was accidentally left off of the U.S. map and it came to be known as “Colorado’s Kingdom” until it was incorporate in 1936. Kingdom Days celebrates the old days of gold prospecting, mining and adventure – in some very unique ways! The centerpiece of the event is the Outhouse Races. Teams from around Colorado create portable outhouses to push or pull down the track to the finish line. The winner receives the “Gold Throne” followed by the “Silver Moon” and “Bronze Bucket” (2nd and 3rd place respectively). Other events this weekend include the Repertory Run, Kid’s Dash and a re-enactment of a Wild West gun fight. Live music and museum tours are also part of the fun.

9. Gold Rush Run– June 26thAnother event on the Summit Mountain Challenge circuit, this run features an awards dinner at the Country Boy Mine and drinks provided by the Backcountry Brewery.

10. 2010 Firecracker 50 – July 4th – The Firecracker 50 is a mountain bike racing event that will be celebrating its 9th year in 2010. There are two separate events that cyclists can compete in – the Firecracker 50 (which can be done as an individual or a team of 2) and the Sparkler (a 14 mile portion of the course). Registration opens on March 3rd and the field is limited to 750 race plates.

11. Swan River Rampage – July 17thThis Summit Mountain Challenge event includes a kid’s course, a “middle” course and a “big” course. Awards ceremonies follow the event and you can get two complimentary beers by presenting your number plate.

12. Breck Nordic Center – July 24thThis kid’s only cyclist event is put together by the Summit Mountain Challenge group. The course is a 1.85 mile loop and racers are broken up into six different age and experience groups.

13. Peaks Trail Time Trial – July 25thThis SMC event starts in Breckenridge and finished in Frisco, with 10 different age/skill groups. The total length of the raise is 7.9 miles and pre-registration is recommended. The post race party will take place at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco.

14. Pennsylvania Gulch Grind – August 14thThis cyclist event from SMC includes a junior boys and junior girls event, as well as a 11.75 mile and 15.25 mile trail group.

15. The Breck Ball – August 21stThe last event of the season from SMC includes a kid’s course, beginner men’s and women’s and advanced men’s and women’s courses. The post race party will be held at the Quandary Grill at the Main Street Station.

16. Labor Day Weekend – September 3rd through 6th – Labor Day brings a lot of activities to the Breckenridge area. The Great Divide Art Festival is back for its 35th year. The Water House Wine Festival takes place at the Great Rubber Duck Race on September 4th, both at Main Street Station. The Wine Festival features live music and samples from over 30 Colorado Wineries. The Great Rubber Duck Race has two separate events – one for adults and one for kids. Local businesses compete to see who can sell the most ducks for participants. Finally, the Breck Crest Mountain Marathon offers three different course lengths for
runners – a 5 mile trail run, half marathon and full marathon.

17. Breckenridge Oktoberfest – September 18th through 20th – Locals and visitors alike look forward to this yearly event that brings a little bit of Germany to Breckenridge. This year will be the 16th annual Oktoberfest and features beer, Bavarian dancers, German food, polka music and a 5K run.

18. The Lighting of Breckenridge – December 4th – This old fashioned tradition brings the magic of the holidays to the Breckenridge area. A holiday craft workshop, a visit from Santa, free cocoa, cookies, caroling and tree lighting are all part of the festivities.

19. Victorian Winter Wonderland – December 4th through 31st – December is a fun filled month in the city of Breckenridge. After the Lighting of Breckenridge event on the 4th, the city is host to holiday art workshops, Main Street caroling, Winter Dew Tour, Winter Wonderettes Performances and the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

Breckenridge Property Management- I own a Breckenridge property, do I need help?

Breckenridge Property Management and Vacation Rental Management, do you need help?

I own or am looking to purchase a home in Breckenridge and want to know what are the benefits and pitfalls of Short term renting it? How does Resort Managers Breckenridge Property Management work for me, the homeowner?

If you currently own, or are looking to purchase a home in Breckenridge, you may be considering short term renting your property. Here is the short list of advantages and disadvantages of Short term renting your Breckenridge Property.

Advantages of Breckenridge Vacation Rental Management

-Pay your bills– Short term renting your property allows the ability to generate income and to potentially offset a large portion of the expense of owning a home in Breckenridge, without giving up the ability to use the home yourself.
-Protect your home– By utilizing Breckenridge Property Management services; you have someone watching over your home while you are away. A good Breckenridge Property Management company will do frequent checks on your property ensuring your home is well cared for and mitigation any sort of damage that could occur.
– Build your equity– Upon resale of your home a solid rental history can make it more appealing to prospective purchasers. If a potential buyer knows that can generate revenue based on past performance your home will generally secure a better resale price.

Disadvantages of Breckenridge Vacation Rental Management

-NONE! “But wait, there have to be pitfalls. My friend told me it is a nightmare.”

Common Misconceptions about short term Breckenridge Property Management

-“I can’t use it when I want.” Wrong, you can blackout your property for you own use at any time and for how ever long you like. Owners always have first choice to use their own property. Rentals are booked around the owner’s dates, not the other way around.
-“Renters will destroy my property.” Wrong. While accidents will happen from time to time, we make a point to have no less than two inspections done prior to and after each guest rental. This ensures if an accident were to happen, the guest would be held accountable for it and the problem would be remedied without any involvement or expense to the owner. However, most guests leave the property in better condition that they found it and we make it a point to inform each guest of this expectation.
– “My property will be fine without management.” Maybe. Your property should be fine unmanaged. But what happens when it gets broken in to, when the power or gas go out and the pipes freeze, when it floods, when an ice dam causes water to leak through the roof, or when someone needs to be there to address any of these type of emergencies?

The long and short of Breckenridge Property Management services is this- They cannot hurt, they can only help. Breckenridge Resort Managers is here to help you. More informarion on our Breckenridge Property Management sercices here.

IS Breckenridge property management the same as Vacation rental management?

The short answer is yes and no. Breckenridge property management and Breckenridge Vacation rental management are very different services, yet they usually coexist as necessary adjuncts to one another. Here is an explanation of what each service actually is, and how they work together to form a common service, commonly known as Breckenridge property management.

Let’s explore the less complicated of the two, Breckenridge Property Management. In essence, this type of management boils down to making sure a home is taken care of and maintained for an out of town owner. This type of management does not involve renting the property, only caring for it.

Duties of a Breckenridge property manager include-Weekly checks of the home, reporting any maintenance issues, assisting to correct any maintenance issues, cleaning of the home as requested, maintaining utilities, and responding to any emergency calls.

Breckenridge Vacation Rental Management is a totally different type of management. This type of management revolves around short term renting an owners property to generate income for the owner. This is done with most second homes in Breckenridge and usually offsets some of the expense of owning a second home.

Breckenridge vacation rental management consists of the following- Marketing a property for rent, responding to potential guest inquiries, booking nights in the home, collecting payment, checking in/out guests, ensuring guests do not cause any damage or loss to the property, providing guest services to enhance vacations, scheduling housekeeping following guest vacations, reporting maintenance issues, correcting maintenance issues, billing owners for expenses, disbursing payment of revenue to owners, accounting for all revenue and preparing financial documents for tax purposes.

As you can see, Breckenridge property management and Breckenridge Vacation rental management are very different. The vacation rental part is much more complicated and labor intensive than the plain property management. However, they do share some of the same responsibilities, for instance- Maintaining the property, checking for maintenance issues, repairing maintenance issues, cleaning.

Most owners that rent their property through a rental agency get both Breckenridge property management as well as vacation rental management. Every time a guest vacations at an owners property, all the responsibilities of a property manager are carried out as part of the vacation rental.

So, if you are looking for Breckenridge property management services, or Breckenridge Vacation Rental Management services, Resort Managers can do either or both. We have a wide variety of management plans that include full service management to a single clean. We would be happy to provide you with a proposal or answer any questions you may have. You can also visit www.breckenridgeresortmanagers.com/property_management.asp for additional details on our programs.

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Toby Babich



Great places to vacation in Colorado- Breckenridge, Vail, Taos, Utah vacation rentals

These are some sample seasons and rates for a 2br unit, ski in and out. Region- Rocky Mountains– This area is made up of, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Idaho. All of these states have major ski areas that provide skiing and scenery. The typical ski season begins in November and ends in late April. Most mountain regions have two separate seasons. The summer season, between June and August, offers rafting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other activities that provide a great mountain vacation.

Breckenridge, CO

Pre-Holiday (Dec 18-Dec 25) ………….. $350/nt
Holiday (Dec 26-Jan 03) ……………… $600/nt
Regular (Feb 13-Apr 11………………. $425/nt
Value (Jan 04-Feb 12) ……………….. $350/nt
Super Value (Nov 07-Dec 17 & Apr 13-18) .. $255/nt
Summer (Apr 19-Nov 06) ………………. $165/nt

Vail, CO

Early Season …….. Nov 01-Dec 18 .. $275/nt
Holiday Season …….. Dec 19-Jan 04 .. $695/nt
Value Season …….. Jan 05-Feb 09 .. $375/nt
Regular Season …….. Feb 10-Mar 31 .. $475/nt
Value Season …… Apr 01-May 21 .. $250/nt
Summer/Fall Season … May 22-Oct 31 .. $175/nt

Steamboat Springs, CO

Early/Late Season Nov 26-Dec 12, Mar 29-Apr 12 $165/nt
Early Holiday Season I Dec 13-Dec 19 …….. $205/nt
Holiday Season I ……Dec 20-Jan 02 ………. $445/nt
Powder Season …Jan 03-Feb 12, Feb 21-Mar 06 ..$205/nt
Holiday Season II Feb 13-Feb 20, Mar 07-Mar 13 $250/nt
Spring Season .. Mar 14-Mar 28 ……………. $290/nt
Value Season (2008)….Apr 07-Nov 25 ………. $140/nt

Taos, NM

SKI SEASON – Opening, Nov-Closing, Apr 2009 .. $250/nt
Holiday Week Christmas Eve-Jan 02, 2009 …… $350/nt
Apr-Oct 2009 …………………………… $175/nt
Jun-Aug 2009 …………………………… $125/nt

brains head, UT

Summer ……….. May 01-Oct 31 .. $ 75/nt
Winter Weekends .. Nov 01-Apr 30 .. $250/nt
Winter Sun-Thu … Nov 01-Apr 30 .. $200/nt
Holidays …………………….. $275/nt

Eden, UT

Jun 01-Nov 31 ………………….. $200/nt
Dec 01-May 31 except Dec 17-Jan 03 .. $250/nt
Dec 17-Jan 03 ………………….. $300/nt
Jun 01-Oct 31 ………………….. $1250/mo
Nov 01-May 31 ………………….. $1700/mo

Schweitzer, ID

Nov 27-Dec 11 .. $240/nt
Dec 12-Dec 18 .. $295/nt
Dec 19-Jan 01 .. $345/nt
Jan 02-Feb 12 .. $295/nt
Feb 13-Feb 15 .. $345/nt
Feb 16-Mar 28 .. $295/nt
Mar 29-Apr 11 .. $240/nt
Apr 13-Nov 21 .. $150/nt

Breckenridge kingdom days- Celebrate our 150 yr history at Kingdom Days in Breckenridge

One of the first large summer events that takes place in Breck is Kingdom days in Breckenridge. Basically, kingdom days is our celebration of the rich 150 year history of Breckenridge. Years ago, during the birth of Breckenridge and through the 1930’s, the Omnipotent map makers of the time neglected to put us on national maps. Out of spite, and most certainly in jest, local members of the community adopted the phrase, Kingdom of Breckenridge, in response to this oversight. If you won’t recognize us, we will recognize ourselves.

Eventually, those in the mapping industry saw fit to officially recognize Breckenridge as a mappable town. However, the term kingdom of Breckenridge remained on the greeting sign at the south end of town for dozens of years after, symbolizing the unique and defiant nature of the town and the people of Breckenridge.

In Celebration of the town’s colorful nature and extended history, Kingdom days is held every year. Festivities include-

The annual Breckenridge town party at the riverwalk center, which includes, food, petting zoo, booze, and games.

Museum tours of our historic district

-Live music

-An old fashioned gunfight (staged of course, we have progressed as a town over the years)

-The annual outhouse races (yes, that’s right)

Check out more about Kingdom days in Breckenridge and find a great place to stay. Visit us at www.BreckenridgeResortManagers.com/kingdom_days.asp

Until next time