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Old 01-19-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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I will be traveling with my husband, who snowboards, to Breckenridge in early March for five days. What are some fun things to do in Breckenridge for someone (me) who doesn't ski? Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure there's an ice skaking rink, I know there's a snowmobiling tour and probably a snow shoeing tour available. Other than that Breckenridge has pretty much anything that any other small town has; library, funky shops, some pretty good (and some carppy and overpriced) restaurants.

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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I would spend most of my time soaking in the hot springs, especially at this time of the year.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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cool new pool hall opened up called Pete's billiards , very relaxed atmosphere maybe a good place for both of you to go. ive lived here 13 yrs other than snow sports breck dosent have much going on ...overall a pretty overated , expensive town.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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When we lived in the area, we took friends to the Country Boy Gold Mine tour. It is a bit touristy, but I am fascinated by the history of the area, so I enjoyed it.

Breckenridge also has a wonderful recreation center, if you wish to swim or work-out.

Check out some of the history with a walking tour of town.

There is also a free bus system that runs throughout Summit County. You could ride it into Silverthorne, among other places, to shop at the factory outlets.

If you get a chance in the evening, the dinner sleigh rides at Keystone were always fun. I'm sure there are others in the area, as well. The gondola ride up to, and fondue dinner at the top of Keystone mountain is a nice treat.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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Lots of normal touristy stuff for people to do in Breck if you're not skiing.

Um, be sure that you and the husband go to Fatty's for at least one meal. Fatty's is a Breck staple and has been around for as long as I can remember.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Lots of normal touristy stuff for people to do in Breck if you're not skiing.

Um, be sure that you and the husband go to Fatty's for at least one meal. Fatty's is a Breck staple and has been around for as long as I can remember.
I was going to mentino Fatty's, COFlower you beat me to it!! I'll second the recommendation. Great food, great atmosphere.

There are plenty of cool shops and nice restaurants in the area. You can also check out Frisco which has a nice downtown as well. It is north of Breck and you'll pass through it if you are traveling via i-70.

What else? There are several spas in town, I've never been but my mother-in-law who lives in Breck frequents one of them, I think it is the Blue Sage Spa.

There is the Breck Nordic Center where you can try your hand (or feet) at snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. There is an ice skating rink on the south side of town (Boreas Pass Rd.)

March is a busy time up there with spring breakers and families invading the slopes. There may be some local events around town.


Here are a couple of links to get you started:
Breckenridge Ski Resort: A Perfect Ski Vacation | Breckenridge.com
What To Do - Home - Breckenridge Resort Chamber

Have fun!
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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Take ski lessons! Do you know how easy it is these days? Too many women let the men have all the fun. Is this you? Technology is our friend on the slopes for sure (skis are shaped to help us to turn and today's ski clothing keeps us toasty warm and cute. I teach in PA and I can get a beginner turning down the slopes in one hour! I also teach handicapped skiers so there are no excuses! Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this trip of several days and take a few lessons with the same instructor (lesson, then practice, do this several days in a row). You will be shushing in no time instead of bopping around town trying not to be bored. Also, check out Breckenridge Brewery--try the ribs. If you have any ski questions, you can send me a personal message if that is easier. I am all about getting folks to have fun on the slopes. And I am a huge Breck fan.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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Where are the closet natural hot springs? I'd love to hike/ ride to one if possible
A real one. Not sure if that's possible. Fill me in. Thanks. Does anyone have a place to go to where they can take you up in a helicopter and drop out for a reasonable price? And if there's any other cool activities to do that are not listed, please fill me in. Also, anyone know how deep the base is right now?
Thanks so much
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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I am going to Breckenridge this January and specifically to Good Times adventures to do dog sledding and snowmobiling.
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