Winter is officially here! The snow is falling, the Ski Resorts are opening, and the Town of Breckenridge is the place to be! So what exactly is there to do in Breck as the temperature drops this November?
1.SKI! With Breckenridge Ski Resort open for business as of November 8th. It is definitely time to hit the slopes! Book your rentals at our favorite local shop, Breckenridge Ski and Sport!
2. Eat! Breckenridge has a variety of restaurants to choose from. We love Piante Pizza, a local pizzeria serving entirely plant-based pizzas, salads, and desserts. They also seek to create dishes made with sustainable and local ingredients. For another fine dining experience, check out Hearthstone, specializing in seasonal dishes with a large gluten free menu!
3. Drink! With the tourist season not yet here, many local bars are offering great deals on drink specials. Stop by the Breckenridge Brewery to sip on some local brews or try Après’s craft whiskey, cocktails, and 28 rotating tap beers. Après is also unique in that this bar allows you to bring in your own food–either from home or any restaurant!
4. Shop! Take advantage of all the boutiques and shops before the tourist season picks up! Breckenridge has opportunities for everyone to find something suited to their tastes from specialty shops such as Chocolate and Cashmere to Burton Breckenridge for everything ski related. Check out a full list of shops and boutiques here.
5. Take a Tour! Breckenridge Community Events offers a variety of tours throughout the month of November. Pick from a historic tour, the saloon tour, or the haunted tour of Breck. The Country Boy Mine offers gold panning, mine tours, and even extreme sledding once the snow hits! The Barney Ford Museum honors escaped slave Barney Ford and his impact on the town of Breckenridge.
6. Hike! The snow is falling but there is still a good amount of hiking to be done in the Breckenridge area. Check out our favorite snowy hikes or the numerous hikes around Breckenridge on AllTrails. Our favorites include the McCullough Gulch Trail and the Sawmill Reservoir Trail.
If you are looking for a challenge, Quandry Peak, located just south of Breckenridge, is a local 14er you could check off your bucket list! This hike reaps rewarding views but may prove challenging in November, as snow likely covers the trail. Be sure to bring spikes if you do attempt to summit!
7. Massage/Spas! Many of the spa resorts throughout Breckenridge offer promotions to increase business until high season. Take advantage of the best deals and book a spa treatment during the month of November. We recommend checking out The Spa at Breckenridge, which offers various massages, facials, and treatments or the Blue Sage Spa, where customers can similarly choose from a variety of relaxing treatments and even enjoy wine or champagne!
8. Ice Skating! The Stephen C West Ice Arena outdoor rink is open for business. If you are looking for an outdoor activity but don’t feel like hitting the slopes, try out an open skate available daily. If you’re looking for more of a natural experience, you can also rent skates and test out your skills on Breckenridge’s Maggie Pond.
9. Rec Center! If you are looking to warm up a bit from the cold November weather check out the Breckenridge Rec Center. They offer indoor tennis courts, pools with a water slide, racquetball courts, exercise equipment, a spa, and more! If you’re feeling less sporty and more artistic, try out one of Breckenridge’s arts classes or workshops!
10. Experience the Arts! Breckenridge has numerous galleries to visit with permanent and rotating exhibits. Catch a show at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre or get outside and experience Breckenridge’s rich history on a historic hike!
Whether you are an extreme adventurist, interested in history and culture, or both, Breckenridge, Colorado has something for you during the month of November!