Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge is known as a world-class ski and snowboard destination, and for good reason - Breckenridge Ski Resort spans four peaks and more than 2,300 acres that include five terrain parks, two half-pipes, eight bowls and the highest chairlift in North America.  Beyond the runs?  Signature winter parties, indie shopping, an award-winning arts district and locally-made libations await.  After all, Breck delivers on diversity.

Prospectors discovered gold when they founded this mountain town in 1859.  Today, Breck is a quaint mountain town tucked away in the Ten Mile Range.  The 154-year-old Victorian town includes one of the state's largest National Historic Districts with 249 Historic District structures.


Gold Run Nordic Center > With 27km of impeccably groomed classic and skate ski trails, 10km of snowshoe trails, an ice skating pond, sleigh rides, Clubhouse restaurant, ski lessons for all abilities, and retail shop, the Gold Run Nordic Center is a great time for everyone.  970-547-7889,

Breckenridge Nordic Center > Cross-country skiing and nature snowshoe trails range from easy, rolling and expert terrain.  Explore the peaceful White River National Forest.  The Nordic center features a full-service lodge with snack bar, ski school and tours; rental, retail, wax, repair shop; and complimentary parking.  970-453-6855,

Breckenridge Welcome Center > The Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main Street, is located in the heart of town in the Blue River Plaza.  Part information center, part historical museum, the 4,000-square-foot facility opened the summer of 2006 to provide visitors and locals information on everything from dining and shopping to winter and summer activities in and around Breckenridge.  877-864-0868,

Breckenridge Recreation Center > State-of-the-art recreation center with indoor pools, hot tubs, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts, climbing walls, weights, tracks and aerobic classes.  970-453-1734,

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center > Better known as the "BOEC," offers ski programs for disabled skiers. 970-453-6422,

Breckenridge Arts District > Visit the Arts District headquarters located in the heart of town on the corner of South Ridge Street and East Washington Avenue.  Stop in to the Backstage Theatre, the Robert Whyte House, Quandary Antiques Cabin and Ceramic Studio, the Faqua Livery Stable and the Tin Shop for a sampling of Breckenridge arts and many talented artists.  970-453-3364,

Stephen C. West Ice Arena > Features an indoor ice arena and an outdoor ice rink.  970-547-9974,

Carter Park > A great sledding hill for the whole family, head to Carter Park for free winter fun.  Home to one of the only sledding locations in town, the sloped park is located at the south end of High Street and adjacent to the Elementary School.