Winter Weekend Warrior Guide
With world-class skiing and snowboarding, a quaint mountain town, some of Colorado’s best après-ski and outdoor activities, Breckenridge offers everything adventurous and charming. And there’s even a way to pack it all in as a weekend warrior. Especially now, with a season extension through Memorial Day, you’ve got more time to get up here and hit the sunny slopes.
Make the most of your time in Breck with our weekend warrior guide and itinerary…
Where to stay
We’re here to help make your stay easy and enjoyable! If you’re coming to ski, stay on the slopes. If you want to explore our historical and charming town, stay downtown! To beat weekend traffic and make the most of your time, extend your stay by a day or two. Arrive in Breckenridge Thursday night or Friday morning and depart Sunday evening (after 7pm) or Monday morning.
Check out some epic lodging for your weekend getaway…
What to pack
Packing for the weekend should be light, but we don’t want you to forget any essentials! Make sure to bring your winter outerwear…obviously! And of course, don’t forget your gear. If you need to rent gear and have booked lodging with us, mention your stay with us for discounts. Bring your swimsuit, too! Most of our rental properties have private or access to hot tubs. It’s the perfect way to unwind after an epic day.
Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to bring: gear! your skis and poles or snowboard, ski or snowboard boots, a winter jacket, snow pants, mittens, hats, warm and waterproof snow boots, ski socks, layers (leggings or long johns), a pair of jeans, cozy sweaters, a fleece, toiletries, sunscreen, your camera!
What to do
How to spend your morning:
Wake up and have breakfast at a local’s favorite spot. My go-to is The Crown for great coffee and breakfast burritos. Or dine-in at Doma 1889 or Columbine Café on Main Street. If you want to make breakfast, we offer a grocery delivery that allows you to arrive at your rental with all the comforts of home.
Hit the slopes! If you don’t have an Epic Pass, make sure to buy your lift tickets in advance to save. You can also purchase half-day tickets if you don’t think you’ll be skiing longer than 4 hours. If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, take a lesson! And if you need gear, plan your rental ahead of time too! You can usually save 10-20% on your setup. Want to find the best spots on the mountain? Check out our favorite Breckenridge trails or go on an adventure with Breck Guides! They’ll navigate you around Breck in a new guided experience.
Want to try something other than skiing? Snowshoe or cross-country ski at the Breckenridge Nordic Center with over 18km of groomed trails.
How to spend your afternoons:
Take a break from the slopes to explore other Colorado mountain winter offerings. There is no shortage of excitement in Breckenridge, no matter your age. Plan a unique outdoor winter activity! Go tubing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and more!
If you’ve been on the slopes all day, après-ski at Robbie’s Tavern. With spectacular mountain views and a twist on American comfort food paired with wine, craft beers and cocktails, Robbie’s is hard to beat. This locally owned and operated tavern sits at the base of Peak 8. Sit on the outdoor patio by the fire and enjoy a Mad Monk (it’s mad good). Hazelnut liqueur, peppermint schnapps, coffee, hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy.
Or head into town to hit up some of Colorado’s best happy hours! Stroll around Main Street to check out our local boutiques, arts district and more.
How to spend your evenings:
After a long day of adventure, treat yourself! Take some time to sink into your hot tub before you get ready for dinner in or out on the town.
Want to extend your happy hour? Try a wine-blending experience or tasting at the Continental Divide Winery. Or head over to Breckenridge Distillery for tours and tastings. Feeling crafty? Ready, Paint, Fire! offers paint your own pottery or canvas while you enjoy wine and beer.
Also, check out what’s playing at the Breckenridge Theater or if there’s a Riverwalk Center concert while you’re in town!
Planning on dining out? There are countless options of notable restaurants in Breck and it’s not easy to pick. We’ve put together an exclusive Breckenridge dining guide including some of our local favorites just for you. My go-to recommendations are Sancho Tacos & Tequilas, Twist, The Blue Fish and The Breckenridge Distillery restaurant.
Looking for more recommendations or things to do in Breck? Or need help finding and booking experiences and your perfect mountain lodging? Get in touch with us for knowledgable and great, local service.