Lodging in Breckenridge

Area Activities

Wake Up Breck
November 09, 2017 - November 09, 2017

Don't miss our 15th Annual Wake Up Breck!

Breckenridge Ski Resort will hand out FREE commemorative coffee mugs and will buy you a free cup of coffee to get you and the town ready for ski season.

Mugs are available while supplies last, so get to your favorite shop early. Wake Up Breck is our way of saying thanks to our community for your hospitality to guests all season long.

Participating coffee shops: 

  • Starbucks 
  • Cuppa Joe
  • Clint's Bakery & Coffee House
  • Kava Café
  • Cool River Coffee House
  • Daylight Donuts 
  • Coffee Depot 
  • The Crown
  • Cabin Coffee Company

Thursday, Nov. 9 -- 7:00am until they're gone!

Thanks to town businesses for helping all year long!

Opening Day 2017/18
Location: Breckenridge
November 10, 2017

Another exciting ski season begins November 10, 2017 when Breck opens for the 2017/18 season. No one kicks off the season like Breckenridge Ski Resort and we make sure to start the season in-style.

Did you miss last season's amazing snow? Check out our 2016/17 Season Recap below:

Are you ready for an epic season?

Opening day schedule and details coming soon!

  • Follow Breck's Facebook & Twitter pages for the most up to date opening day information! 

If you have any additional questions please email breckinfo@vailresorts.com or call (970)453-5000.

Lighting of Breckenridge
Location: Breckenridge
December 02, 2017

The first weekend in December, the town transforms into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of Santas race down Main Street to benefit Breckenridge's Boy Scout Troop 187 and continue the festivities with the Lighting of Breckenridge, where Santa greets holiday revelers from his horse-drawn carriage. 

To continue the festivities, bring your pet to lead Santa down Main Street on his journey to the Blue River Plaza, where he will greet holiday revelers for the Lighting of Breckenridge. Watch as Santa flips his magical switch to light up the town for the holiday season. Then visit with Santa himself in the Barney Ford House Museum to make sure you're still on the Nice List. 

Head to GoBreck for all event details. 


Saturday, Dec 2, 2017: Race of the Santas/Race of the Reindeer
Join us as hundreds of holiday enthusiasts of all ages, dressed in festive costumes, race down historic Main Street, Breckenridge. We encourage those who can withstand the thin mountain air to start at the front of the pack, as the top finishers will be awarded Ullr helmets and prize packages. Not a runner? Walk, jog or skip through the 6-block course. Children dressed in holiday costumes are welcome to join their parents in the Santa Race. So come out and show your support, all proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Boy Scout Troop 187.

Dec. 2, 2017: Lighting of Breckenridge
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. - Summit Choral Society will be singing timeless holiday classics in the Blue River Plaza.  Whether you come to listen or join in, nothing spreads holiday cheer like caroling!

2:30 p.m. -- The second annual Fat Bike Open starts from an all-new location on Main Street, near the intersection of Ski Hill Road. Watch as racers begin their fat bike journey to the French Gulch area on a combination of road and singletrack. These specialty winter rides--with huge, low-pressure tires--are designed for riding in snow.

3:00 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. – Gather in Main Street Station Plaza with the dogs before the Holiday Dog Parade. All dogs are welcome. Have your pet take part in Santa's procession down Main Street! 

3:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. - Holiday Carols by the "Jingle Singers" will be strolling Main St. in Victorian costumes, singing
classics and a fun modern spin on old favorites

4:00 p.m. — 4:25 p.m. – The Bernese Mountain Dog Parade will march up Main Street from Main St. Station Plaza to the Blue River Plaza. Anyone is welcome to join with their dog and be an honorary Berner for the day.

4:30 p.m. - Race of the Santas starts on Main St. by the Blue River Plaza. Registration and bib pick-up in the Breckenridge Welcome Center located at 203 S. Main St. starting at 2:00pm

5:15 p.m. -  Santa makes an early visit to Breckenridge to light the Town Tree. Don’t miss the moment when Breckenridge turns on the lights and turns up the holiday spirit as Santa flips the switch in the Blue River Plaza just outside the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S Main Street.

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. - Visits with Santa at the Barney Ford Museum, 111 E. Washington Ave. Let the little ones share their Holiday wishes with Santa and take a photo in the beautifully decorated Barney Ford House!

Hartford Disabled Sports Ski Spectacular
December 04, 2017 - December 10, 2017

In its 30th year, the Hartford returns to Breckenridge as the nation’s largest winter sports festival for people with physical disabilities, with more than 800 registered participants annually!

The programs offered during this week-long event include learn to ski and snowboard lessons, a week-long race camp, Level I Race (Ski Spec Challenge Race), nordic skiing, free clinics (in nordic skiing, biathlon, curling, and sled hockey), PSIA National Adaptive Academy for Instructors, banquets, and other social/networking events. The title sponsor of the event is The Hartford Financial Services Group.

The Hartford Ski Spectacular strengthens and expands adaptive snow sports programs in communities throughout the U.S. and helps identify and train youth, wounded warriors, and others with disabilities who strive to be winter Paralympians. A week of ski and snowboard race training prepares athletes for national and international competitions.

Disabled Sports USA for more information.

Dew Tour
Location: Breckenridge
December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017


The annual winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival will return to Breckenridge, Colo. December 14-17, 2017. The event will serve as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing competitions. The Dew Tour will also host Team Challenge and Streetstyle competitions and a calendar of fan-based activities, as part of TEN and Mountain Dew’s commitment to further style and creativity in action sports.

This year’s winter Dew Tour will mark the 10th anniversary of the event being held at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The world’s best men and women snowboarders and freeskiers will compete for spots to represent the United States at the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25, 2018.

Click HERE for the official press release.  More event details coming soon!