Breckenridge Colorado Ski Vacations & Winter Activities

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Summit County is a land of rugged peaks, soft powder, and miles of backcountry open for exploration. Winter activities only begin at skiing and snowboarding. You can also take part in snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sled dog tours, and much more.


Take some time to get to know a little more of Summit County.  If you're an avid skier, try a day out in the backcountry.  If you're a cross-country skier, try a hut-to-hut ski trip.  If you're a grandparent, make sure to go ice skating.  If you're a kid, go for gold and try a little bit of everything!

Take a look at all the options available.  Before you know it, your Breckenridge ski vacation may find you doing much more than just skiing.

Guides & Tours

Guides can provide everything "from A to Z" or just the bare necessities, depending the client's request.  Take advantage of the wide range of guiding and tour services in Summit County.


Skiing is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Summit County for good reason.  Between the world-class resorts, the cross country skiing, and the incredible backcountry opportunities, there's no end to the activities.

Ski Resorts

Breckenridge ski vacations have an incredible variety of options to take advantage of. Four resorts within close driving distance means that skiers never tire of exploring the area.


Snowboarding has grown from a niche sport to one of the most popular winter sports in the area. Fortunately, the terrain parks in Summit County are built for everyone from the beginners to the pros.

Hut Ski Trips

Getting out to a remote hut in the middle of winter is an experience to remember. Bring the entire family, or just a small group of friends for an overnight in the backcountry.

Night Skiing

In Keystone, the skiing doesn't have to stop when the sun goes down. Go tubing, hit the slopes, or head over to the terrain park for some extra hours.


Not for the faint of heart, backcountry skiing involves skinning up the mountain before turning down into untracked powder. However, the skiing and views are unbeatable.

Cross Country

With trails and backcountry paths crisscrossing the wilderness, the traditional method of skiing has found a perfect home in Summit County.


Snowmobiling can be perfect for a couple hours, a full day or even more. Head out with the family for a dinner cruise, or go full tilt out into the depths of the wilderness.

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is a traditional mode of transport that is still practiced in the area. Learn how to drive a dog sled, and then head out for a truly unique experience.

Sleigh Rides

Sleigh rides are perfect for the family. Head out to a remote cabin, where dinner and drinks will be served, only to be followed by a beautiful moonlit ride back.


No moss on this stone! Snowbiking is evolving and advancing with every season. Try out snowbiking or slopecycling while it's still new.

Snow Tubing

Snow tubing never gets old. The feeling of sliding down a snow-covered hill is one that is only enhanced by going down connected with your friends in a snow tubing train!


This is perhaps the easiest way to experience the winter trails of the area. Using the same muscles and skills as walking, snowshoeing makes getting out into the backcountry accessible and fun.

Ice Skating

There's simply something special about gliding along a frozen lake. Strap on some skates to remember the simpler days and relive them with your kids.

Kids Winter Fun

Given that most guides and tours are accommodating and kid-friendly, there's no shortage of activities for the young ones.

Questions & Answers

Other Winter Activities Resources

Visit Winter Park Colorado

Travel to nearby Winter Park, Colorado, a short side-trip from I-70.

The American Alpine Club

Find a local American Alpine Club near you to join in on many mountaineering and ice climbing adventures.