5 Reasons to Visit Breckenridge This Winter

Breckenridge is well-known as a world-class ski resort, but it’s also a town filled with Victorian houses and lots of charm

Breckenridge is well-known as a world-class ski resort, but it’s also a town filled with Victorian houses and lots of charm. Here are five reasons to visit Breckenridge, Colorado this winter.


Breckenridge has the best winter festival scene of any of ski resort in the Rocky Mountains and each event has a special appeal. It starts with the Race of the Santas & The Lighting of Breckenridge in early December. Then it’s Ullr Fest in mid-January. Part community festival, party frat party, Ullr is one of my favorite Colorado festivals.

In February don’t miss the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships, a truly mind-blowing art and snow extravaganza. For everything happening in Breckenridge year-round visit GoBreck.com/events.



The Breckenridge Nordic Center provides cross-country skiers with well-groomed trails with beautiful views, but that’s not all. Last year, we went on a guided snowshoe trek at the Nordic Center. It wasn’t too strenuous and our guide, JD, was a plethora of knowledge about the natural world. This would be a perfect outing for families looking to experience the outdoors at a slower pace than on the ski slope.



Breckenridge Brewery has been brewing beer since 1990, making them one of the oldest craft breweries in Colorado, and they definitely know what they are doing. They also run Breckenridge Distillery, the place responsible for providing all the shotski booze during Ullr Fest.  

The second brewery in town, Broken Compass, may be the new kid on the block, but they are putting out first-rate beers and local can’t get enough of them.


Photo by Travis Konkle, Dramatic Focal Point Photography


Have you dreamt of dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh? You can do that at Nordic Sleigh Rides, located just 10 minutes out of Breckenridge. We went on a sleigh ride here last winter and it is an item that should be on your winter bucket list.



The Breckenridge Art District (see a map of all locations here) is a fun detour to make while visiting. Be sure to stop by the Tin Shop at 117 E. Washington Avenue and visit with the Artist in Residence. These artists come from around the world to ply their trade in Breckenridge for one week to one month.

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