Things To Do in Breckenridge if You Don’t Ski

Breckenridge is so much more than just a skiing destination. So, if you don't ski or snowboard, not to worry! Off the slopes, there is no shortage of adventure, events, and things to do in our charming mountain town. 

Here are some of our favorite things to do off the slopes...

Après Slope-Side

If you don't ski, you can still experience the Breckenridge slopes by sitting slope side! Take the gondola up and enjoy a drink and meal at the base of Peak 7, 8, or 9. With spring skiing around the corner, enjoy watching the skiers and snowboarders cruise down the mountain or take in views from the top. Learn more about all your slope-side dining options or make a reservation here!


Try Snowshoeing & Nordic Skiing

Suitable for all levels, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing is a great addition to any winter vacation. The Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge has more than 12 groomed miles of skating and classic trails, as well as backcountry touring and snowshoe trails. You can rent all of your equipment and head out into nature. When you're done, enjoy a warm hot chocolate inside!


Take a Scenic Drive

It's no surprise that Breckenridge offers breathtaking views no matter which direction you're looking in. Take your (recommended) 4WD and tour some of Breckenridge's most scenic roads! Here are a few paths you might want to add to your list: Swan Mountain Road (which offers a trail loop for hiking), Loveland Pass (which offers parking and hiking), and Boreas Pass (which offers an in and out hiking trail).


Explore the Mountains on a Sleigh Ride

Soak up the mountain views from the comfort of a horse-drawn sleigh. Pick through a selection of sleigh ride options and plan a fun afternoon with family, friends, or a romantic sunset tour with your loved one. 


Get Your Adrenaline Pumping on a Snowmobile Tour

Take adventure into your own hands and drive a sled through the heart of the Colorado Rockies with miles of perfectly groomed trails. Cruise through the meadows and the powder-filled bowls with the option of having a guide. This is an incredible experience for riders of all levels. Book your trip here.


Experience Live Theater

Experience the joy of watching live theater at Breckenridge Backstage Theater. Check out the upcoming, and always rotating shows here and buy your tickets in advance.


Take a Distillery Tour

Breckenridge Distillery offers a complimentary behind-the-scenes tour and tasting for guests. They are available to first-come, first-serve and are offered at different times throughout the day. While you’re waiting, enjoy modern, American cuisine at the restaurant. For a more exclusive experience, sign up for their “after-hours tour.” Learn more here.


These are only a few of the many things Breckenridge has to offer whether you ski, or not. If you're looking for other things to do in Breckenridge if you don't ski, check out the local boutiques, town events, world-class restaurants, and more!

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