Breckenridge Family Vacation: Winter Edition

Breckenridge Family Vacation: Winter Edition

Lexi Wentworth
Lexi Wentworth

Are you planning a family trip to Breck but don’t know what else there is to do with your kids besides hitting the slopes? There are plenty of family activities in Breckenridge that will keep your kids busy and begging to come back next year.

The Perfect Breckenridge Winter Family Vacation


Outdoor Family Activities Other Than Skiing


Snowshoeing is a great option to get outside, get some exercise and explore new areas of the Colorado mountains. Grab some snowshoes and explore some of our favorite snowshoe trails in Breckenridge that are great for all ages.


Go Sledding

Sledding in Breckenridge is a great activity for kids and kids at heart. For the best sledding head to Carter Park where you’ll find a great hill, views of the Tenmile range, and picnic tables so you can enjoy lunch on one of our famous blue bird days.

Sledding family activities


Go on a Sleigh Ride

Bundle up and dash through the snow on a horse drawn sleigh ride. Take in the gorgeous views around you under a cozy blanket with hot cocoa and homemade cookies on a tour from Two Below Zero. Or, opt for their dinner sleigh ride where you’ll be taken to a cozy lantern-lit, heated tent and enjoy a hearty three-course dinner.


Go Dog Sledding

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, take the family on a dog sledding adventure. Good Times offers a 6-mile tour in the beautiful backcountry led by a team of Siberian Huskies. With their fun and knowledgeable guides, you’ll be pros in no time!

dog sledding family activities


Indoor Family Activities

Get Artsy at Ready Paint Fire

If the temps are too cold, opt to get creative at Ready Paint Fire where the painting options are endless with pottery, canvas and more!


Explore BreckCreate

BreckCreate is the hub of theater, music and exhibits in Breck. Check out their schedule of events to find something the whole family will love.

Breck's art district family activities


Breckenridge Rec Center

The Breckenridge Rec Center is a great place for the whole family. Keep the kids busy with the rock-climbing wall, pool, tennis and basketball courts, as well as a variety of programs for every age.


Get Your Game on at Eric’s

Downstairs at Eric’s isn’t just the place to go for post skiing pizza and wings. It also boasts a large arcade room that your kids will love.


Our Best Family-Friendly Properties

  • Ridge Street Lookout – Complete with a lofted bunk room, foosball table, and rooftop hot tub with amazing views of Breck!
  • Slopeside Manor – The ultimate home for your large family trip with a ski-in/ski-out location and access to a movie theater, bowling alley, game room & pool.
  • Bees Knees Escape – Great location for kids as it’s within walking distance to the BreckConnect Gondola as well as downtown.
  • One Ski Hill Place 8413 – You’ll love being slopeside on Peak 8, especially if your kids are taking ski lessons as it’s right next to the drop off location. You also will have access to all of the resort’s amenities such as movie theater, bowling alley, game room & pool.

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Can’t Miss Winter Events

The Lighting of Breck & Race of the Santas

December 7, 2019 – Check back for 2020 dates!

There’s no better way to spread holiday cheer then watching hundreds of Santas running down Main Street Breckenridge. Or better yet – grab your family and your big red coat, throw on your beards, and join the race! Then watch as the entire downtown lights up with the flip of a switch.


Ullr Fest

December 11-15, 2019 – Check back for 2020 dates!

Join the town of Breck in celebrating Ullr to bring on the snow. Complete with Viking helmets, a parade and a huge bonfire, the entertainment is endless.

Ullr Fest


International Snow Sculpture Championships

January 20-29, 2020 – Check back for next years dates!

This is one of Breck’s most popular events and one the whole family will love! Watch as artists from around the world create works of art out of 25-ton blocks of snow using only hand tools.

Family activities

Check out more winter events and family activities in Breck at VisitBreck.

Looking for great restaurants that your whole family will love? Check out our favorite family restaurants in Breckenridge.



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