No. That is not a typo. I spent three beautiful winter nights in Breckenridge, Colorado and did not ski, not even once.
You might think I was bored, but the opposite was true. You see, in order to celebrate a major milestone birthday, two of my best girlfriends joined me in the mountain town in December. Because of a specific health concern, we stayed off the slopes and enjoyed other great winter activities in Breckenridge. So, here is a list of great cold weather activities that does not include skiing.
1. Snow Shoeing – If you like hiking, you will like snow shoeing. It’s an easy, but fun, way to get outdoors during the cold weather in the Colorado Mountains. The Nordic Center in Breckenridge will sell you a trail pass and rent your gear – which is all you need. Well, take your camera because the views are impressive.
2. Relax – After all of that snow shoeing, you will want to relax. What better place than fireside? Besides, when you are with some of your closest friends, who all live in different corners of the country, you need time to just be together. Not to mention, recharging your battery is one function of traveling and vacations!
3. Shop ‘Til You Drop – We’re girls. We love to shop. So we did. There are tons of stores for window shopping and buying. As an added bonus, going into the stores offers a warm refuge for frozen noses and numb toes!
4. Feast with Friends and Family – The quality and quantity of the restaurants in the tiny town of Breckenridge is immense. Sample a few highly rated establishments, but strike out on your own try a few less known places, you will likely be happy you did!
5. Dog Sledding – One of my favorite cold weather activities is dog sledding. Do research, and make sure the dogs used in the tours are treated humanely. Good Times Adventures is one such option. The dogs love running and it shows. It’s a thrill to drive a sled, for sure, but even riding along is a “good time” too!