Things to do in Breckenridge if you don’t Ski or Snowboard
February 3rd, 2016
Winter vacations in Breckenridge are often comprised of days upon days of snowy turns on the mountain. However, there are many activities in Breck that don’t require you to strap a board or two to your feet and coast down the mountainside. Here are a few things to do in Breckenridge if you don’t ski or snowboard.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity? The Frisco Adventure Park is a great place for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy the outdoors. The hill features lengthy 1,200 foot tubing lanes open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. The flexible hours are great if you want to ski during the day and continue the fun after the mountain closes. Reservations are recommended during peak season, especially long weekends and holidays. Rates begin at $20 for Frisco residents, $22 for Summit County residents, and $25 for non-residents.
- Dog Sledding!
Good Times Adventures offers a once-in-a-lifetime 6-mile dog sled tour through the gorgeous Swan River Valley. Each trip begins with a tutorial and an introduction to the friendly Siberian Huskies. Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people and will last a little over an hour with occasional stops along the way. Guests trade off between the snowmobile sleigh and the actual dog sled. Remember to dress accordingly! Temperatures can be brutal up in the Rocky Mountains. Participants are responsible for providing gloves, face masks, eyewear, and warm layers. Reservations are required and a liability agreement must be signed prior to your trip. Tours are $75 per adult, $40 per child.
- Ready Paint Fire
Ready Paint Fire is a “Paint Your Own” Art Studio, that offers pottery and canvas painting. The company has two locations, one in Keystone and one in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge location is open every day from 11 am to 7 pm. The Keystone location is also open daily from 12 pm to 6 pm. No experience necessary! The Breckenridge location offers evening events from 7 to 10pm. The keystone location offers a Kid’s Camp from 9 am to noon on select weekends. To see a full list of events, check out Ready Paint Fire’s website and get excited to be creative!
Summit County is home to some of the most delicious food. Whether you are staying in Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone, or Silverthorne, there is a restaurant that will fit your needs and satisfy your tastebuds. Check out the Summit County Dining Guide for a compiled list of restaurants.
- Fat Biking
Don’t let the name deter you! Fat Biking is becoming a very popular sport in resort towns during the winter. The comically wide tires bring back memories of clunky first-generation mountain bikes. With fatter tires and handlebars, these new bikes are not speedy, but they can go just about anywhere, floating on the snow and giving people of all skill levels a new mode of exploration. Bikes can be rented at almost any sports store in Summit County.