Things to do in Breckenridge

Find out about the latest events happening in Breckenridge and Summit County.

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On your mark, get set, go!  The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is returning to Breckenridge this summer!  Some of the world’s best riders will return to Colorado for the renowned race.  Last year, the races drew more than one million fans and generated $130 million in economic impact for the entire state.  The race will take place from August 17th through the 23rd and will present several new challenges for the competitors.  There will be a new start to the race.  The stunning mountain town of Steamboat Springs will be where things kickoff and new host cities- A-Basin and Copper Mountain will be hosting Stage 2 finish and Stage 3 start.  The end of Stage 4 will take place in Breckenridge with a day followed by individual time trials.   Summit County will be

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Hard to believe it, but Mardi Gras is just around the corner!  Why travel to New Orleans?  Gather up your boas, masks and beads for the first annual Breckenridge Fat Tuesday Street Party.   On February 17, from 2-5 p.m., join the fun in the Main Street.  In the past, Breckenridge has thrown some amazing Mardi Gras celebrations, so this event will sure impress the Mardi Gras enthusiasts.  It is a great way to kick off spring!  Mardi Gras in Breckenridge will sure not disappoint.

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1. Explore the new terrain on Peak 6.  It is 543 acres of powder enjoyment

2. Get your Groove on during Spring Break Massive.  Plan your spring break trip now and enjoy some of the best spring skiing in the Rocky Mountains.  After a day of skiing, relax and listen to music at the base of Peak 8.

3. Starlight Mountain Dinner by taking a snow cat ride to Ten Mile Station.  There you can enjoy a prix fixe meal that is delicious!

4. If skiing is not your thing or if your legs need a little break from the slopes, then take a ride down the mountain in the Gold Runner Alpine Roller Coaster.

5. Want to wonder through the woods?  Then enjoy a day at the Breckenridge Nordic Center, enjoying the 32 kilometers of cross-country ski trails or 15 kilometers

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The 25th annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture has returned to Breckenridge!  Today started stomping week, when the 12 foot by 12 foot, 20 ton blocks of snow start to take shape in the Riverwalk parking lot.  The blocks take shape a week before the competitors arrive so the snow has time to settle.   Budwieser International snow sculptures

Teams from all over the world will be descending on Breckenridge next week as they begin carving the blocks of snow by hand.  Following is a schedule for the week.

January 19th- January 23rd: Stomping Week, when the 20 ton blocks of snow are created

January 27th- January 31st: The sculptors begin transforming the blocks of snow into gravity defying piece that will be sure to amaze you!  The competition officially begins at 11:00 a.m. on

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Celebrating its 52nd year, come celebrate the snow next week at the annual Ullr Fest.  January 11th through the 17th, the town of Breckenridge turns upside down and the party begins.  Don’t be surprised to see people walking around town with Viking horns.  It is a week full of fun and free events. 

Ullr is the Norse winter god.  He loved the cold and would travel across the country on his skis or skates.  He was so good on his skis that no one could ever keep up with him.  Each winter, he would cover the country with snow to protect himself while he would enjoy hunting.  The sky would be streaked, leaving brilliant stars in his path, known to create some of the best powder days.  After years of travel, Breckenridge became a great place for Ullr to

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Don't miss out on one of the largest spectator events in Colorado.  The Stage 5 Finish will be taking place in Breckenridge this afternoon.  It is an event that you don't want to miss.  Come cheer on the cyclists as they race down Hoosier Pass into town and make the grueling 15 percent incline up Moonstone Road before they finish.  Enjoy all day activities.  To get the best seats in the house, make sure you are where you want to watch the race by 1 p.m.  If you need further race details, please feel free to contact me.

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Backcountry skiers are one step closer to having a fifth hut added to the Summit Hut Association.  On July 28th, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released an environmental assessment of the Weber Hut, which according to the associations’ director, Mike Zobbe, has been in the works for over eight years. 

Weber’s Hut received its name because it is located in Weber Gulch, on the north side of Baldy Mountain.  It will sit at about 11,500 feet above sea level.  It will join the other four huts in the Summit Hut Association- Section House and Ken’s Cabin along Boreas Pass, Janet’s Cabin near Copper Mountain, and Francie’s Cabin just south of Breckenridge.  Weber Hut was part of the original master plan with the USFS for the Summit Huts Association, back in

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This Saturday, July 26th from 1-6 p.m, head up to Breckenridge for the annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival.  Come hang out at one of the best events of the summer!  Thrillist named the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival as one of the top 12 things to do in Colorado over the summer.  In the past, 5280 has ranked the beer festival as one of the best events of the summer!  Enjoy the beautiful setting of Breckenridge, while escaping the heat of the Front Range. 

The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival will be featuring 40 craft breweries from all over.  Taste the different varieties while listening to free live music all day long.  Music will feature Headliner Turkuaz, Middle Band The Wind + The Wave, and Opener Fort Frances.  This year, the beer

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For several years, the Dillon Marina has been creating strategies to increase branding efforts.  In 2007, the town of Dillon adopted a new plan for the marina that outlined a series of improvements, including focusing on customer service and making the marina more attractive to customers.  They were also focusing on making it more family friendly.  Recently, the old paper-based reservation system was replaced with an online system.  Now over 70 percent of reservations for boat rentals, tours and sailing lessons, are done online.

According to Bob Evens, the manager of Dillon Marina, the efforts have started to see results.  For the 2014 season, the marina has been busier than the record-seeing year on 2007.  Year-to-date, Evans said that the marina is

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July 4th is fun summer event.  Come join in the fun and see how Breckenridge celebrates the holiday in mountain style!

Start your day with the Independence Day 10K Trail Run, 7 am.  This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing at Carter Park, just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities.  

Then annual Breckenridge Parade begins with The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race, 9:30 am.  Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails throughout the Breckenridge area.   Following the bikers, the Main Street Parade will begin around 10 am.  Following the parade in the Blue River Plaza, listen to the reading of the Declaration of

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