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Top 5 things locals need to know about Breckenridge

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All-season adventure awaits you in Breckenridge. And with the close proximity of town, mountain and backcountry, the biggest challenge is fitting it all in.

In winter, catch early-morning turns at Breckenridge Ski Resort, explore miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, or hear the sleigh bells jingle on a starlit dinner sleigh ride. Adventure-seekers can fire up snowmobiles or tour the Breckenridge backcountry by dogsled.When snowy slopes give way to green mountainsides, saddle up to see Breck's expansive trail network by bike or horseback. Five nearby rivers serve up the perfect playground for rafting, kayaking and fly fishing. And on the greens, golfers can play rounds on the world's only 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal course. Not enticed by outdoor pursuits? Immerse yourself in the independent restaurant scene, find the perfect gift downtown or pursue fine – and fun – art in the Breckenridge Arts District. Historic tours, cooking classes and theater performances satisfy culture junkies, while a little gold panning (any time of year) gets the whole family into the spirit of discovery.

RECREATION INFO

So much to do, so little time! Whatever recreation means to you, you'll find it here in Breckenridge. Though we're famous for our ski resort, we offer so much more for our residents and visitors. Not sure what to do on a rainy or snowy day? Splash down on the Summit Plummit waterslide! Get your blood flowing with a game of basketball or tennis or soak your muscles our hot tubs. Interested in rock climbing? Our indoor rock climbing wall gives you the feel for the real deal starting at only $5! Got the mud season blues? Head over to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena to play on the ice! Check out our public schedules for details on drop-in ice skating, hockey and curling all week long.

Top 5 Things to Know about BRECKENRIDGE

The Town of Breckenridge is located 9,603 feet above sea level in a U-shaped valley on the western slope of the Continental Divide. In 2009, the Town celebrated its 150th anniversary.

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The Town boasts world-class amenities for residents and visitors alike. Your day can be filled with everything from a class in the Arts District, to a yoga class at our Recreation Center, to a ski at the Gold Run Nordic Center, to a concert at the Riverwalk Center, to a game of hockey at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, to a play performed by the Backstage Theatre- the possibilities are endless

Locals always say, "I came for the winters and stayed for the summers."

The Town also proactively supports the needs of residents through an affordable housing programand support of childcare facilities.

The Open Space and Trails programs in Breckenridge provide unparalleled access to the natural beauty of Breckenridge year-round.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

5TH ANNUAL STILL ON THE HILL FESTIVAL – Oct. 24 – 26, 2014

DEW TOUR: BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT – Dec. 10-13, 2015

ULLR FEST – Jan. 13-16, 2016

INTERNATIONAL SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Jan. 26 – Feb. 7, 2016

MARDI GRAS PARADE – Feb. 9, 2016