Breckenridge Ski Area

6 Best Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado During Winter

It is no secret that Breckenridge, Colorado is a winter paradise! Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, it offers different types of activities, and all are quite thrilling and fun!

Things to do in Breckenridge during winter are hard to beat! On your next winter vacation, head outdoors and try something new. The terrain here has something to offer the whole family, and whatever you choose to do, you are sure to find equipment rentals, lessons, and guided tours readily available!

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Top 6 Things to Do in
Breckenridge, Colorado

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding should be on your Breckenridge, Colorado things-to-do list! Breckenridge Ski Resort is a combination of 5 peaks, making up the southern half of the Tenmile Range. It features a wide variety of terrain and some breathtaking views that skiers and riders will truly enjoy!

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AMR Ski Shop - Snowboarding Activity
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Dog Sledding

Are you looking for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross off dog sledding on your bucket list? Now is the time! Dog power has been a popular method in colder temperatures for hunting and traveling for thousands of years now. One of the best things to do in Breckenridge is to step back in time and be part of this rich history with your friend or a loved one.

Mush through a beautiful forest while being dragged by Siberian Huskies! About 6 to 10 dogs are lined up in front of the sleds and two riders take turns driving the sled. This is one of the most exciting ways to get out into the backcountry and enjoy the calmness of a winter forest. You are sure to create stories and photos to take back home!

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AMR Ski Shop - Sleigh Ride Activity

Sleigh Ride

Sleigh rides are perfect for couples or the entire family. You can book a dinner sleigh ride that includes an elegant dining experience and some entertainment. This is an activity everyone can participate in, regardless of age or physical ability.


Experience Colorado like the Native Americans did years ago! Snowshoeing should be included in your Breckenridge things-to-do list! This was once the only method of hunting and trapping in snow. Today, it has become a perfect activity to explore miles of untamed wilderness during the snow-filled winter months.

At Breckenridge Nordic Center, there are trails for all ability levels! You can also take a guided tour if this is your first time. After your adventure, you can choose to rest and relax in a quintessential log lodge while enjoying some good food and drink specials.

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Ice Fishing

Minutes away from Breckenridge is Dillon. With more than 4 square miles of surface area, it is quite hard to believe that Lake Dillion freezes at all. However, after a few months of cold winter weather, it becomes a sparkling thick ice. This huge lake offers plenty of room for different winter activities.

Have you ever tried ice fishing? If not, write this as one of your Breckenridge things-to-do and head to Lake Dillon! The lake is home to arctic char, kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and more! Ice fishing will be fun for both pros and newbies alike. There are several experienced guides who can help you set up everything safely.

If you are celebrating something special, ice fishing can accommodate all parties, experience levels, and even kids.

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AMR Ski Shop - Gandola Cable Ride

Gondola Ride

How about taking a scenic tour through the trees and above town? Take a Gondola ride! Just as you would dress for a day on the slopes, it’s highly advisable that you layer up in wool or any type of synthetic clothing to keep yourself warm and dry. In general, ski wear and winter boots are perfect! You can find all the best winter equipment and accessories for different activities in Breckenridge at AMR Ski Shop.

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  • Rental clothing is available but is based on availability.


Items/PackageSingleMulti Day
Junior Ski or Board Package$34$30
Junior Demo Package $42$38
Beginner to Intermediate Package (skis or snowboards)$44$40
Advanced Intermediate to Expert Level (skis or snowboards)$54$50
NTN Telemark Package $54$50
Rental Jacket$16$14
Rental Pants$16$14
AT Backcountry Gear$125$125

Helmets included in rates – Pay for 4 days gets the 5th day Free!