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There are so many things to do in Summit County in the winter. From skiing and snowboarding at premier resorts, to horse-drawn sleigh rides or dogsled adventures to indoor tennis and children’s museums. There truly is something fun for the whole family. Most people visit this area for the mountain resorts, but here are 16 ideas of things to do for those who don’t ski or snowboard. You can watch the video from GoBreck and check out links below for specific activities and businesses we support.

breck stables sleigh rides

Sleigh Rides

There are a few places around Summit County that offer horse-drawn sleigh rides. These are perfect for romantic evenings or special memories as a family. Dinner Sleigh Rides at Two Below Zero, Frisco, CO are incredible. (they also offer Summertime Wagon Rides and a chuck wagon dinner around a Western Themed Skit)

For more info on local sleigh rides and tips for what to do to feel prepared, read this article from GoBreck.

snowboarding in Summit county Colorado


The main attraction in Breckenridge is the Ski Resort. Living here, our family has gotten used to all the little things that you must know before embarking on a day on the mountain. The Breckenridge Ski Resort website is a great place for information. As the wife of a guy who works at the resort, I have to tell you out of all honesty that employees are wonderful and they go out of their way to help.

sledding at carter park


Carter Park in Breckenridge is a FREE and FUN place to sled.  Adults, kids, and dogs love it. Takes five minutes to get there from Breck Bear Cabin!


Snowmobiling can be a lot of fun. There are several options for rentals around Summit County that offer great trails over Vail Pass or off Tiger Run Road, or many other beautiful locations. Summit County Powersports Rentals offers excellent equipment and excellent service. Here is an option that also offers Dog Sledding if that’s your forte.

snowshoeing in breckenridge


What fun! Check out this website for more information on trails and rentals for the great family sport of snowshoeing.

breckenridge in the winter cross country skiing


There are several local trails all around Breckenridge for “back-country” cross-country skiing, but if you’d like to try groomed trails, you can visit the Breckenridge Nordic Center, Gold Run, or the Frisco Adventure Park for incredible trails and ski rentals.

Frisco Adventure Park Tubing


Winter tubing is so much fun for people of all ages. There is a conveyer belt that takes you to the top of the hill, and you can ride a tube down by yourself, with a buddy, or in tandem with others in another tube. Keystone Ski Resort and Copper Mountain Resort both have options, as well as Frisco Adventure Park. Be sure to call ahead or book online to make reservations. The popular winter dates get filled up a few weeks in advance.


Not everyone heads to the mountains to hit the slopes. Breckenridge does have dog sledding. Here is one Dog Sledding Tour to check out.


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