Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com Colorado Whitewater Rafting & Zipline Adventures for All Ages and Abilities Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:45:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-logo-32x32.png Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com 32 32 Why Breckenridge is the Best Colorado Mountain Town for Spring Break https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2019/breckenridge-mountain-town-spring-break/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:45:50 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5696 By: Geoff Johnson As the end of the spring semester is in sight and finals a few weeks away, college students from all over the country take some time off from studying and get some rest and relaxation for a week usually in late March or early April. While most students in America will head ... Read More >>

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By: Geoff Johnson

As the end of the spring semester is in sight and finals a few weeks away, college students from all over the country take some time off from studying and get some rest and relaxation for a week usually in late March or early April. While most students in America will head to the nearest beach, people often forget or are unaware that there is still prime skiing at that time of the year.

Breckenridge Cheap Family Ski

Whether you are taking a break from university or the whole family is getting out of town for some quality time together, Spring Break is a great time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

All of Colorado’s ski resorts will be open and still have great snow during Spring Break. For those looking to hit the slopes for spring break, Breckenridge is where you should go, and here’s why!

Breckenridge is relatively easy to travel to

College Students: First, Breckenridge is easier and more affordable to get to than many of the other resorts. You can hop on a shuttle right at the airport and be at your hotel in just a few hours without burning a hole in your wallet! Some resorts like Crested Butte and Telluride require a good amount of extra travel time and cost.

Families: Getting the entire family ready for a ski vacation can be challenging. Make it easier by hoping on a shared shuttle or reserving a private for the family and stop along the way to get groceries. Once you get dropped off at your door, vacation will commence.

Colorado Ski Gear Vacation

Whether you are a student or the whole family, getting to your destination can be challenging. Snow storms, traffic, and accidents can hinder vacation, so we recommend letting the professionals take you to and from the airport.

Don’t spend a fortune on your Spring Break

As far as cost go, Breckenridge is one of the more wallet friendly destinations. When comparing the prices of lodging and lift tickets at Breckenridge versus Vail or Beaver Creek, you are going to be able to spend less.

College students: We know that ski vacations don’t always seem affordable, but when booking in advance and looking for deals, Breckenridge can make for an unforgettable Spring Break that doesn’t break the bank.

Families: Traveling with kids can add up, but luckily in Breckenridge there are plenty of free activities for children. They also get a discount on shuttles and lift tickets.

Explore everything the town as to offer

Breckenridge also has an incredible downtown, and everyone and anyone will find a place that suits them in town.

College Students: Main street Breckenridge is filled with great restaurants and shops. But unlike some of the other mountain towns, Breckenridge has a great night life scene. Dozens of bars are open late with great atmospheres. Breckenridge is a great place for students to meet others from all over the country and world that also wanted to hit the slopes during their break from their studies!

Lighting of Breckenridge

Families: In addition to plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from, there are so many activities just for the kids. Visit the Children’s Museum or the Breckenridge Arts District for arts and crafts.

Free transportation

One of the best features is Breckenridge’s free transportation. The high-altitude of the Rocky Mountains can make questionable road conditions.

College Students: Also, a few adult beverages will have a much stronger effect in the mountains. The city has an amazing transportation system call the “free ride” that can get you anywhere you need to go in town! And if you’re looking to go a little further for the day, like skiing in Keystone or shopping in Frisco, Summit County has a free bus system called the “Summit Stage” that can get you anywhere in the county! With these free transportation systems, no student will have to get behind a wheel while they are here!

Families: Another big reason to use the free transportation is the limited parking in Breckenridge. The bus will take you exactly where you need to go without having to hike around town from a parking spot.

Large Ski Area with Highest Chair Lift in North America

Lastly, students should come to Breckenridge for the world-class skiing.

College Students: One of the bigger ski areas in the country, Breckenridge has endless terrain for all experience levels. For those who like black diamond runs, Breckenridge is home to the Imperial Express Chairlift is the highest chairlift in the world and takes you to the famous Imperial Bowl, lake Chutes, and Peak 7 Bowl!

Families: Breckenridge is one of the most kid friendly resorts in Colorado. There are plenty of ski areas just for the kids, and there are great ski instructors who will spend the day with them, while the parents check out different terrain.

So, forget the beach this year for your spring break and head to Breckenridge and have a the best spring break ever!

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Everything You Need to Know About Ullr Fest 2019 in Breckenridge, Colorado https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2019/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ullr-fest-2019-in-breckenridge-colorado/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:28:54 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5668 Breckenridge will hold its annual celebration of the snow as Ullr Fest 2019 is set to return to the Colorado ski town on January 9-12, with 2019 marking the festival’s 55th consecutive year. Ullr Fest is a unique celebration centered around Breck’s Main Street that never fails to disappoint revelers seeking a party in between ... Read More >>

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Breckenridge will hold its annual celebration of the snow as Ullr Fest 2019 is set to return to the Colorado ski town on January 9-12, with 2019 marking the festival’s 55th consecutive year. Ullr Fest is a unique celebration centered around Breck’s Main Street that never fails to disappoint revelers seeking a party in between sessions on the slopes. Offering various competitions, a parade down Main Street, a bonfire, and more, Ullr Fest 2019 promises to be a party worth attending.

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Ullr is the Norse god of the snow and given the abundance of early season snowfall Breckenridge has experienced in 2018, it would seem that he’s in a rather good mood, promising an Ullr Fest 2019 that is surely not to be missed.

ULLR FEST SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 9

  • Ullr Fest 2019 kicks off on January 9 at 6:30 PM at the Riverwalk Center with the crowning of the Ullr King and Queen in which two Breckenridge residents will be recognized for their contributions to the local community.
  • This will be immediately followed by the Breck’s Got Talent competition hosted by local radio station Always Mountain Time. These events are free and doors open at 6:00 PM with the first 200 attendees receiving a free beer!

Thursday, January 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The party continues on January 10 with the Ullr shot ski at 4:00 PM. Breckenridge is looking to hold the world shot ski record this year after last year’s shot ski boasted 1243 participants spanning 1250 feet down main street.
  • The shot ski will be followed at 4:30 PM with the Ullr Parade down Main Street. Parade participants will compete for cash prizes for the parade’s most creative floats.
  • Ullr Fest 2019 attendees looking to warm up a bit after the parade can head over to the south gondola parking lot for the Ullr bonfire from 5 PM to 7 PM. Feel free to bring your Christmas tree to help keep the fire burning.

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  • On Friday January 11, festival-goers can take a plunge into the icey cold waters of Maggie Pond at the base of peak 9. Head there between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM for the Ullr ice plunge. Wearer of the best plunge costume can win a specially decorated Ullr helmet, so come dressed to impress.
  • Later that day, warm up with a glass of bourbon-spiked punch at the National Punch Competition Throwdown Finale hosted by Breckenridge distillery from 4:00 pm-6:00pm. Some of the best bartenders around will compete to see who makes the best punch.
  • Friday night, be prepared to laugh at the Riverwalk center for a stand-up comedy show featuring comedians Phil Palisoul and Elliott Woolsey starting at 8:00pm.

Saturday, January 12

  • An ice-skating party will begin the festivities on Saturday, January 12, the final day of Ullr Fest 2019. Head to the Steven C. West ice arena on Boreas Pass Road from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for skating and kids Ullr helmet decorating.
  • 3:00 begins the Ullr Fat Tire Bike Race on Main Street where racers will proceed to the French Gulch trail. 70 bikers competed in the race during Ullr Fest 2018.
  • Ullr Fest 2019 will conclude back at the Riverwalk Center at 6:00 PM for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival focusing on environmental issues and inspiring nature scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual Ullr Festival is one of the best ways to celebrate all that winter in the Rockies has to offer. Head to Breckenridge for what will most definitely be one of the best events of the season.

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Do You Want to Be a Part of the World’s Longest Shotski?  Get Ready for the Breckenridge Ullr Fest 2019. https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/ullr-fest-2019/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:00:31 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5606 High in the mountains, holiday traditions can quickly grow into what could only be defined as yearly rituals. If you haven’t already experienced one of these traditions here in the Rockies, we have the perfect opportunity rapidly approaching.  This yearly festival will take you to a time where myth and legend prevailed over all else. This is ... Read More >>

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High in the mountains, holiday traditions can quickly grow into what could only be defined as yearly rituals. If you haven’t already experienced one of these traditions here in the Rockies, we have the perfect opportunity rapidly approaching. 

This yearly festival will take you to a time where myth and legend prevailed over all else. This is a time where Gods spun the world round and sewed the stars into the night sky. This festival is centered around Ullr, who was first written about in Norse mythology in which he is described as the step-son of Thor. Ullr is known as a master of archery, hunting, skiing, and a fierce warrior. In the mountains, UIlr is honored as the first to bring about skiing and it is said he would travel the world on his skies to hunt in the most remote of areas. 

When it comes to Breckenridge, every year locals and visitors alike will gather every year to celebrate ‘Ullr Fest”.  The celebration takes place in hopes that Ullr will be pleased and reward the town with a season full of snowfall and powder-days out on the slopes!

Ullr Fest begins on Wednesday, January 9th with the Crowning of the festival King and Queen which is a 56-year-old tradition that rewards two local residents for their contributions to the community. This fun ceremony takes place at the River Walk Center around 6:15pm and is followed by a local-featuring talent show called Breck’s Got Talent. This show is held by the radio station, Always Mountain Time. Be sure to get there early as the first 200 to arrive will receive FREE BEER! For those looking to register for this talent show, contact miranda@alwaysmountaintime.com. 

Not here until Thursday?? Well that just might be the best day to be here! The highlight of this festival takes place as over 1,200 people borrow connectable shot-skis and line up together to form one massive shot-ski that stretches as long as Main Street itself. For the small fee of $10 per person, the town lends participants a shot-ski and a shot from the Breckenridge Distillery in order to become a part of breaking the record for World’s Longest Shot-Ski. The shot-ski toast is only one part of the three-day festival to celebrate skiing, snowfall, and to thank Ullr for sharing the incredible sport of skiing with us.

After Breckenridge has once again claimed the ever-prestigious world record, the party has just begun! Festival goers can simply gather on the sidewalks to enjoy a parade floats aplenty made by local companies. If you’re thinking that this parade most commence the Thursday Ullr festivities…. think again!  The Ullr partiers can make the short walk from Main Street to the South Gondola Parking lot where residents have gathered their retired Christmas Trees for bid them farewell in the form of a massive bonfire accompanied by Red Bull provided DJs.  

When the heat from Thursday night’s fire has extinguished and Friday arrives, things really cool down with the Ullr Ice Plunge! Come gather around the Icy waters of Maggie Pond to watch as some of the bolder of the festival goers leap into an open section of the ice. Think you would like to be so bold to jump in yourself? Don’t forget to dress to impress as there is a Best Plunge Costume winner who will get their very own decorated Ullr helmet. And as awesome as it sounds to jump into freezing cold water and to walk away soaking wet, plungers can take advantage of heated changing rooms and hot tubs to help warm up those body temps.  

 

The incredible festivities continue Friday night with laughs at the River Walk Center for a night of stand-up comedy. Tickets for this comedy night are available now. You can also find tickets and registration for the Ullr Bike Race, the Wild Scenic Film Festival, and plenty more! So, grab your best Nordic gear and get ready to celebrate Ullr so he brings us a winter of snow that we won’t soon forget!

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Breckenridge, Colorado Christmas Events and Activities in 2018 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/summit-county-christmas-activities/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 19:00:52 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5624 If you’re planning a destination Christmas for your family this year, the Rocky Mountains are the place to be! Breckenridge has some of the best events and skiing for this season. If you want to mix-up your Christmas activities and get away from the ski slopes for a bit, have no fear, there are options ... Read More >>

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If you’re planning a destination Christmas for your family this year, the Rocky Mountains are the place to be! Breckenridge has some of the best events and skiing for this season. If you want to mix-up your Christmas activities and get away from the ski slopes for a bit, have no fear, there are options aplenty out there for you. Whether it be trying out some of the incredible dining options, or finding out-of-the-box events to take part in… Summit County offers plenty of options to keep you entertained this holiday season.  

For those looking to soak in some of the incredible nature in Breckenridge, there are few better ways to adventure through the trails than snowshoeing! The Breckenridge Nordic Center is minutes away from Main Street and offers snowshoeing through peaceful forests leading to incredible mountain views. Remnants of Breckenridge’s gold-rush history can be found all throughout the town. The Gold Run Nordic Center can take you on a guided tour to one of these iconic mining structures, The Jessie Mill. An experienced guide can lead you on a two-hour snowshoe tour through tame terrain appropriate for families and children, ages 7 and up. Tours are available daily from 1:00pm-3:00pm and can tailor to your specific needs/times if a standard package doesn’t fit visitors schedule. Call (970) 547-7889 for reservations!  

While you may be away from your home kitchen this Christmas, don’t think for a second you Christmas day dinner is going to suffer! Breckenridge offers so many amazing restaurant options for the family on Christmas day! If you are looking for a fine dining experience with your significant other, The Hearthstone restaurant is the place for you! It is never too early to make reservations as this restaurant can fill up fast! The Hearthstone is very popular due to its charming atmosphere and breathtaking views. You can soak in the warmth of the cozy fireplace, and enjoy the festive Christmas trees, all while enjoying meals that are sure to leave a lasting impression on all who visit. The restaurant at 130 S. Ridge Street in Breckenridge. The Hearthstone is just one of countless other options for Christmas Dinners. Check out Sauce on the Maggie, and the Blue Stag Saloon as well! 

If you’re looking to burn off some of those Christmas Day calories, Meta Yoga Studios offers plenty of great classes for you to unwind at. They focus on passive holds on target tendons in the body that practice flexibility in the spine and hips. These classes can be a great method of rehabilitation after a full day on the ski slopes! This studio is at 118 S. Ridge Street in Breckenridge.  

Just because the sun has set behind the mountains, doesn’t mean that your day is over. There are plenty of nightlife options for the night owls out there, especially for the ones in search of live music! The 10 Mile Music Hall has just opened in Frisco, CO and is bumpin’ every week! On the 29th-31st of December, this venue will be hosting the Infamous Stringdusters, Eminence Ensemble, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. This is the PERFECT way to spend your New Year’s Eve!! The venue has drinks, and an awesome balcony overlooking the stage. If you need transportation to and from Breckenridge, the Summit State provides free busses running in between the towns. 

As you can see, Breckenridge is a premier destination for your Christmas festivities this year and offers something for everyone! There are countless activities and events to take part in, some great food to try, and some of the best skiing in the country. If you are tirelessly searching where to take your family for this Holiday season, look no further! Summit County has you covered!

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Plan Your Trip for the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas 2018 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/plan-your-trip-for-the-lighting-of-breckenridge-and-race-of-the-santas-2018/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:30:27 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5637 The entire winter is an amazing time to visit Colorado, but you would be hard-pressed to pick a better time to visit than December. The ski resorts are open, and the mountain towns are beginning to look a lot like Christmas. So why not come and visit the town of Breckenridge to take part in ... Read More >>

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The entire winter is an amazing time to visit Colorado, but you would be hard-pressed to pick a better time to visit than December. The ski resorts are open, and the mountain towns are beginning to look a lot like Christmas. So why not come and visit the town of Breckenridge to take part in Christmas events like the Lighting of Breckenridge, and Race of the Santas on December 8th for a great weekend of holiday fun.

If you’re looking for a day jam packed with all types of Christmas activities, December 8th in Breckenridge has you covered.

Santa Race

Image courtesy of Breckenridge Tourism Office – Taken by Louie Traub

Get in the Holiday Spirit

December is a great time to visit Colorado. The resorts in the area are open and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. So, why not come and visit the Town of Breckenridge for the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas on December 8th for a great weekend of fun. As a part of MakeShift, the quarterly series promoting creative activities BreckCreate will be hosting a station where anyone can go create their own Christmas ornaments. This craft event is a free event but space is limited!

Dog Parade

For those with good boy and girl, four-legged companions, there will be a Holiday Dog Parade! All pups are welcome and costumes are highly recommended. The parade will march down from Main Street Station to the Blue River Plaza, then everyone from the parade is welcomed to gather in a special section to watch the Race of the Santas.

Reindeer Run

For the little ones under 12 years of age, they have a race of their own! Kids get to participate in the Reindeer Run, and all the participants will receive antlers prior to the run. Immediately after the reindeer have completed their trot, the main race event of the day will begin… The Race of the Santas.

Santa Race

Hundreds of Santas will help you get into the holiday spirit as they race through downtown Breckenridge. The more competitive Santas out there will want to head to the front of the starting line for their best chances to win an Ullr helmet and other prizes. If running is not your thing, no problem, the goal is simply to have fun and get into the holiday spirit. Walk it or even skip it, as long as you have a good time. Bring your own Santa suit or purchase one at the Breckenridge Welcome Center for $7.

Lighting of Breckenridge

Light the Tree and Sing the Carols

After the races are over and the sun has fallen behind the mountain, its time to flip the switch and officially welcome the Christmas season with the lighting of the town tree by non other than old Saint Nick himself. Everyone can gather right in the heart of Main Street to watch as Santa flip the switch and illuminate the Christmas lights. Santa will then head just across the street to the Old Masonic Hall, where BreckCreate will be hosting a holiday themed karaoke party to round out the night.

Whether you choose to take part in all of these festivities are simply spectate, Breckenridge has a whole lot of Christmas cheer and is a perfect way to embrace the Christmas season.

 

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Top Family Activities Around Thanksgiving in Summit County https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/top-thanksgiving-family-activities/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:00:07 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5582 Thanksgiving is a great time to get out and head to the resorts for some preseason holiday skiing or riding. Even if you live in Denver, a quick vacation to the mountains might be just the relaxing trip you’re looking for this holiday. While its still early in the ski season for the resorts, there ... Read More >>

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Thanksgiving is a great time to get out and head to the resorts for some preseason holiday skiing or riding. Even if you live in Denver, a quick vacation to the mountains might be just the relaxing trip you’re looking for this holiday. While its still early in the ski season for the resorts, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained this Thanksgiving.

Keystone is helping to kick of the Christmas season this Thanksgiving weekend with a holiday parade in Ripperoo’s Village, a lighting of River Run featuring Santa himself. Parades dazzling with LET torchlight’s, hot cocoa, Santa photo-ops, a fireworks display, and more fun awaits those who plan to attend this Keystone Kidtopia Extravaganza. In addition to the fun in Ripperoo’s Village, there will also be snow tubing atop Decrum Mountain as well as the ceremonial lighting of the world’s largest snow fort!

In Frisco on Thanksgiving the 6th Annual Turkey Day 5K kicks off at 9:30 AM. This is a great family activity for the whole family to burn a few calories before chowing down on some delicious food with friends and family. Stick around for the post-race party for prize giveaways and refreshments. Another great family activity to do during Thanksgiving weekend will be going to the Frisco tubing hill, great for the youngsters and those young at heart. There is surface lift to get you to the top, so no hiking necessary.

In Breckenridge, there are a plethora of shops to check out while walking up and down Main St. If you happen to be staying in Breckenridge and you have the kiddos with you, be sure to check out Downstairs at Eric’s for great pizza and an arcade to keep the whole family busy. Breckenridge is a very unique town with a rich history. Learn all about the town’s past with educational guided tours, as well as some exciting haunted tours, or a swinging door saloon tour of the town.

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Of, course the main thing to do for Thanksgiving is going to be to go skiing or Snowboarding! Opening weekend at Breckenridge is going to be November 8th – 11th. Once Thanksgiving rolls around there will be fresh new terrain open, which will be great! On the day(s) that you may just want to take it easy, the Gold Runner Coaster is a must! You can go alone or with a partner, you control your speed as you go through twists and turns above the ski runs.

With so many options for activities to do during your Thanksgiving weekend, and a plethora of restaurants serving dinner in case you just don’t feel like cooking dinner, why not head to Breckenridge, CO and have a trip of a lifetime!

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Other Activities Available With Breckenridge Whitewater and Where to Go to Enjoy Them https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/activities-with-breckenridge-whitewater/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:21:22 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5569 As the short but sweet Colorado fall turns into winter, rafting season comes to a halt. But fear not, for there are many other exciting adventures Breckenridge Whitewater offers right up until the day you pull those skis out of the closet. Upper Colorado River Trips It may surprise you, but there is still a ... Read More >>

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As the short but sweet Colorado fall turns into winter, rafting season comes to a halt. But fear not, for there are many other exciting adventures Breckenridge Whitewater offers right up until the day you pull those skis out of the closet.

Upper Colorado River Trips

It may surprise you, but there is still a way to get on the river before the snow falls. While most rivers throughout the state have water levels too low to raft, the Upper Colorado is still flowing strong. Out of our Kremmling outpost, you can still ride down this amazing stretch on one of our Scenic Floats. This trip goes through sections of class II rapids that give a nice fun ride.

If you’re looking for a bit more of a thrilling trip on the river, forgo your seat on the raft and ride on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or inflatable kayak called a duckie. While class II isn’t a heart-pumping, high-adrenaline ride on a raft, it can be a wild ride on a SUP or duckie. Along with enjoying the scenery, you can also grab some poles and one of our expert anglers and go for a fly fishing tour. We offer a 2 hour walk and wade tour or a 4-hour fly fishing float. Our Kremmling outpost also offers guided hiking tours through Rocky Mountain National Park!

Aerial Adventures in Idaho Springs

We also have other adventures available at our Idaho Springs outpost. First, we have our Cliffside Zipline. For this adventure we drive you up to the top of a cliffside and descend on to our outpost over a series of 6 ziplines and additional aerial features. Some of the lines are unlike others in the state. Start your adventure off bang; after the first line, you’ll head straight to our 50-foot freefall. The QuikJump technology guides you safely to the ground after you step off our suspended bridge, after a little bit of free falling of course. The Surf Zip lets you slide across the air from tree to tree along the cliffside. Our race zip allows 2 people to race each other down a 600-foot zip.

Mount Evans Via Ferrata

Also found at our Idaho Springs outpost is our Via Ferrata. A Via Ferrata is a mountain route equipped with fixed ladders, cables, and bridges to be accessible to climbers and walkers. The Mount Evans Via Ferrata boasts a 50 foot free fall, 70 foot rappel and multiple suspended bridges situated 300 feet above Chicago Creek. You even get to do 3-lines of the Cliffside Zipline Course. From iron rungs and hanging bridges to cliffside trails, you’ll have a wide variety of features to navigate over the course of these tours. Your friendly guides will help you through each section of the Via Ferrata while providing any assistance you may need and plenty of entertainment.

The Via Ferrata tour has some climbing involved, but most of the climbing will involve iron rungs mounted on the cliffs, making the route more accessible than a traditional rock climbing experience. You also still get to rappel down the cliffs just like a traditional rock climber. Prior to departing for the course, you’ll receive a full orientation from your guides so you’ll know exactly how to use your equipment.

Have no worries that the season for rafting is wrapping up and take advantage of these other adventures before the winter is in full force!

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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 2018 Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival this October https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/breckenridge-craft-spirits-festival-2018/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:35:20 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5563 Make sure your calendars are marked for October 19th – October 21st, 2018.  Makers of the finest craft spirits from all over the great state of Colorado gather together in the beautiful town of Breckenridge. At the 2018 Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, those over the age of 21 years old are welcome to dive into ... Read More >>

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Make sure your calendars are marked for October 19th – October 21st, 2018.  Makers of the finest craft spirits from all over the great state of Colorado gather together in the beautiful town of Breckenridge. At the 2018 Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, those over the age of 21 years old are welcome to dive into the world of craft distilleries.  Here are 5 reasons why you cannot miss the 8th Annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival this October.

1. The Distillers

Over 40 craft distillers come to the festival to share their products with the public. At the “Still on the Hill Grand Tasting” at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, you can try all the distillers craft spirits. Held on Saturday the 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, admission costs $45 if bought in advance and $55 if bought day of.  Along with the tasting there will be artisan snacks and acoustic music provided by the Bourbon Brawlers and Tejon Corner Street Thieves. You also get to vote for your favorite craft spirt in the Peoples Choice Award. Proceeds of this event go to the Community Partners of the Breckenridge Restaurant Association.

2. The History

This festival will also give people an amazing chance to learn about the history of Breckenridge. On Friday the 19th you can check out the Preston Ghost Town & Gold Mine tour. On the 19th & 20th guest can go on the Behind Swinging Doors Historic Saloon Tour. All 3 nights of the festival you can enjoy the Walk Through History and take a guided tour of the Breckenridge Historic District. Then close out your history lessons Sunday night with the Tombstone Tour at Twilight through the historic Breckenridge Cemetery.

3. The Food

At every corner of the festival there will be amazing food. When you’re hungry, be sure to pick up a Breckenridge Dining Passport and take advantage of promotions being offered by our restaurant community. Available at the Welcome Center and participating restaurants for just $10.

4. The Workshops

On Saturday mixologist master Steven Teaver will be giving a mixology workshop to teach you how to make the perfect cocktail. There will also be lesson from Matt Lanning on “All Things Agave”. On Saturday you can also check out the Starting a Distillery workshop with Tim Daniels.

5. The Fun

This Festival is packed with fun events. On Friday you can participate in the scavenger hunt and bar mix-off. Featuring the saloons, restaurants and taverns of Breckenridge, contestants will depart on self-guided tours of the various establishments. Contestants will seek out answers to scavenger hunt questions and take selfies in certain locations. Scavenger lists and craft cocktail menus available at participating bars. For the Bar Mix-off– Sampling of Breck bartenders’ creativity, featuring a cocktail throwdown among local mixologists, utilizing craft spirits as their base. No need to sign up for either of these elements. Friday there will also be the Breckenridge Distillery Open House & Dinner Party. On Saturday there will be the Spirited Cooking at Colorado Mountain College. Here you can join chef Ian Buchanan for a hands-on cooking class featuring spirits. How to make a beverage edible? Enjoy the lesson and three-course lunch. Menu includes spirits and their creative uses. Close Saturday out with the after party at the Gold Pan. Wake up Sunday and go to the Bloody Sunday Hangover Brunch. Various restaurants around town will be featuring craft-spirit cocktails and/or breakfast, brunch or lunch menus with many football viewing options also available.

Be sure to head up to Breckenridge this October and join your favorite Colorado craft distillery for a fun-filled weekend.  If you want to partake in an adventure along the way, stop at Breckenridge Whitewater‘s Idaho Springs outpost to try the zipline course or Via Ferrata tour!

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Oktoberfest 2018 in Breckenridge, Colorado is this Weekend https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/oktoberfest-2018-in-breckenridge/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:52:19 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5555 If you are planning to attend Breckenridge’s 2018 Oktoberfest, you’re in for a treat! Tickets are completely SOLD OUT and there are going to be a ton of thirsty attendees waiting to get their drink on. This article will give you a rundown of the schedule, events, an what to keep in mind this weekend ... Read More >>

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If you are planning to attend Breckenridge’s 2018 Oktoberfest, you’re in for a treat! Tickets are completely SOLD OUT and there are going to be a ton of thirsty attendees waiting to get their drink on. This article will give you a rundown of the schedule, events, an what to keep in mind this weekend when visiting Breckenridge.

Friday, September 7th

The event will start off with the Main Street party in downtown Breckenridge. From 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday you can find some delicious food, awesome beer, and plenty of dancing along the main drag of Breckenridge.  After the party comes the Brew Master Dinner.  This elegant meal will feature some authentic German brews and delectable wines.  Tickets are sold out for the dinner this year, but if you’re lucky enough to snag one on the street, head to Sauce on the Blue Friday night for an evening to remember.

Saturday, September 8th

Start your Saturday off right with brunch at Breckenridge Brewery. Registration will begin at 9:30 and the cost is $55/person plus gratuity. While the chefs are preparing the four-course meal, there will be five beer pairings throughout brunch.  You won’t start the day thirsty or hungry after this fantastic breakfast.

Midday will be the annual Oktoberfest trail run.  Burn off the morning calories before you indulge in more craft brews in the afternoon. If you didn’t get a chance to register for the 5K this year, there will be plenty of fun watching the race from the sidelines.

Finally – the block party.  Happening all day in the heart of Breckenridge, the festivities will include endless food and beer.  Bring a stein or purchase one there and celebrate like the Germans do.

Sunday, September 9th

Make sure that you don’t take Sunday too lightly, because it is your last day to have beer for breakfast. This is not only the last day for all the beer, but also for the food, dancing, and all the social aspects that come along with this amazing street party. The best time to arrive will be around 11:00 AM when the festivities officially kick off again. Sunday will be a little shorter than Saturday, ending around 5:00 PM, but it will be the perfect conclusion to a great weekend.  There are a ton of breweries at the festival this year, so if you haven’t tried them all by Sunday, you better start hustling. The beer token and stein booths will be open at 10:00 AM so you can get a head start on the day.

If you’re not keen on spending the entire weekend with a beer in hand, Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting has plenty of adventures you can jet off for in the morning before joining in Oktoberfest festivities in the afternoon.  Call today to book your activities for the weekend!

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Here’s What You Can’t Miss this Labor Day in Breckenridge, Colorado https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/2018/labor-day-2018-in-breckenridge/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 16:15:29 +0000 https://www.breckenridgewhitewater.com/?p=5546 It’s the last weekend of summer fun before snow starts to settle over the Rocky Mountains in Summit County, Colorado.  If you’re trying to enjoy the last bit of warm weather while it’s still around, head to Breckenridge this Labor Day weekend for these great events and activities. Summit Foundation’s Great Rubber Duck Race The ... Read More >>

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It’s the last weekend of summer fun before snow starts to settle over the Rocky Mountains in Summit County, Colorado.  If you’re trying to enjoy the last bit of warm weather while it’s still around, head to Breckenridge this Labor Day weekend for these great events and activities.

Summit Foundation’s Great Rubber Duck Race

The Summit Foundation’s Great Rubber Duck Race has returned for another year. This fan favorite is a fundraiser for Summit County, each duck sold goes to a great cause. The more ducks you buy the better the chance you have winning one of the many awesome prizes that have been donated by local companies. On top of seeing thousands of rubber duckies going down the river (which is fantastic!), but there are great family activities that start at 10 AM such as bounce houses, human hamster ball and a toddler zone.
DATE: September 1st, 2018
LOCATION: Blue River & Blue River Plaza

Breckenridge Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

For the shoppers in the group, Breckenridge has their sidewalk sale and with 200 different shops you are bound to find something for everyone. Get your summer sport gear and clothing on clearance and find some great deals for the upcoming winter season.
DATE: August 31st to September 3rd, 2018
LOCATION: Breckenridge, Colorado

Labor Day in Breckenridge Colorado

Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival

For the Art lovers the 43rd Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival is in the top 20 of art festivals in the United States. This event will feature over 100 artists including those with specialties in photography, wood, glass, jewelry and pottery.
DATE: September 1st to September 3rd, 2018 (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily and until 4:00 PM on Monday)
LOCATION: Main Street and Wellington in Breckenridge

6th Annual Oktoberfest at Keystone

If you can’t wait to celebrate Oktoberfest this year, Keystone hosts their annual festivities on Labor Day weekend. There will be face painting, a bounce house, and a performance by the Edelweiss Schuhplatters, while the parents will enjoy the craft brews from New Belgium Brewery.
DATE: September 1st, 2018
LOCATION: Keystone, Colorado

Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2018

Taste of Keystone

If you decide to spend your weekend in Keystone, the Taste of Keystone takes place the day after Oktoberfest. Enjoy dishes from Keystone’s award-winning culinary teams all while strolling around Keystone Lake, with plenty of activities and music for the whole family.
DATE: September 2nd, 2018
LOCATION: Keystone, Colorado

Breckenridge Hogfest Bacon & Bourbon Festival

If you can’t wait to make it to the Rocky Mountains, we don’t blame you.  The weekend before Labor Day, Breckenridge hosts the Breckenridge Hogfest Bacon & Bourbon Festival.  On Friday there is a VIP bourbon pairing dinner with four courses and dessert, Saturday is the grand tasting with an awesome VIP option as well, and Sunday is the brunch with mimosas and huge spread of brunch food.
DATE: August 24th to August 26th, 2018
LOCATION: Main Street Station and the Village at Breckenridge

Breckenridge’s 24th Annual Oktoberfest

If you’re staying a bit longer than Labor Day, again… we don’t blame you.  It’s the best time of year to stick around Summit County.  Breckenridge’s 24th Annual Oktoberfest starts on Friday September 7th on Main Street with food, dancing, music and of course… beer.
DATE: September 7th to September 9th, 2018
LOCATION: Main Street in Breckenridge

Still wanting to get out on the river?  Head to Kremmling, Colorado, just an hour north of Breckenridge, for a scenic float on the Upper Colorado River.  If you’re looking for a bit more intense of a trip, pump up these Class II rapids on a stand up paddle board or inflatable kayak.  Call Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting today to book your adventure!

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