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Breckenridge Family Vacation: Winter Edition

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.

If snowshoeing interests you, try a snowshoe treasure hunt!

Our friends at Country Boy Mine in Breckenridge offer a cross between an outdoors escape room and a scavenger hunt. Follow the clues and find the buried treasure! They also offer gold mine tours and monster truck sleigh rides where you can explore Country Boy’s historic site by sleigh, pulled by Betsy, our tracked 1948 truck.

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.

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Go on a Horse-Drawn 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!

Indoor Family Activities

Get Active At The Breckenridge Rec Center

If the temps are too cold, opt to take a rock climbing class, play basketball, go ice skating and so much more! Get more information here.

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.

A Few Of Our 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

*Dates/events are subject to change to comply with town and state ordinances.


Lighting of Breckenridge | 12/5 | Breckenridge will carry on the lighting tradition but will be canceling the countdown to promote public safety and social distancing.  

Ullr Fest | 12/9-12/19 | Expanded to a 10 day event, this year’s Ullr Fest will feature stationary art installations around town, a scavenger hunt, a virtual ShotSki and more!

International Snow Sculpture Championships | 1/29-2/7 | Teams from all over Colorado come to Breckenridge to sculpt 12-foot-tall, 20+ ton blocks of snow into works of art and are displayed right downtown for the public to view.

All events are subject to change to comply with county and state public health orders. Keep an eye out for future updates and any event changes!


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Travel Dates
25, 2022
1, 2022