Valentines Day Ideas in Breckenridge
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Thursday, February 8, 2018
Often referred to as a 'snow globe' in Winter, there's no denying the romantic atmosphere that Breckenridge presents with its twinkly lights adorning the cute, Victorian style snow-covered buildings along Main Street. So it's a no brainer that Breckenridge is the perfect place to spend with your sweetie over Valentines Day, but what should you do? Fear not! At Ski Country Resorts, not only do we have discount lodging for your Valentine's Day stay but we've compiled a list of Valentines Day date ideas for every type of couple!
For The 'Theater Geeks'
♦ Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits | go.skicountry.com/forbidden-broadway
- Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, 121 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
- 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
This special Valentines Day performance will include complimentary champagne and chocolate in addition to a night of guaranteed uproarious laughter! In this best-of compilation from the long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, a talented cast parodies selections from ANNIE, WICKED, LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and CATS.
♦ Mining Camp Dinner Theater & Sleigh Ride | go.skicountry.com/theater-sleigh-ride
- Nordic Sleigh Rides, 6061 Tiger Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 5:30 PM (February 15th)
The perfect gift for you and your Valentine to enjoy the day after Valentine’s Day. Take a romantic sleigh ride through wintery mountain trails that ends at a recreated 1860s mining camp dining hall where you and yours will enjoy an evening of theater, history and a delicious menu crafted from with authentic antique wooden stoves. Also offering Private Sleigh Rides & Scenic Sleigh Rides on Valentines Day.
► Also try Two Below Sleigh Rides in Frisco, offering Dinner & Scenic Sleigh Rides in Frisco
For The 'Adventurers'
♦ Ice Skating | go.skicountry.com/breck-ice-skating
- Stephen C Ice Arena, 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 9 AM – 11 AM
This Valentines Day, how about ‘chilling’ in a much more fun and unique way than ‘Netflix & Chill’. It does go without saying that holding hands with your sweetheart while gliding along the ice is a scene right out of one of those classic RomComs on Netflix! The Stephen C Ice Area in Breckenridge is open for public skating at both their indoor & outdoor rinks on Valentines Day from 9a-11a and offers affordable skate rentals. Want to surprise your honey with an ‘ice skating’ themed gift? Check out this idea! https://www.thegunnysack.com/ice-skating-date-in-jar-diy-valentines/Stephen C Ice Arena, 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
What more delightful way to spend some alone time with your loved on than meandering through acres of snow covered trails while enjoying majestic views; it’s truly a breathtaking experience. And, fitting to the holiday, Breckenridge even offers a trail called ‘The Romance Hike!’
- Directions to The Romance Hike
- Snowshoe Rentals
- Pack a Picnic! | Ridge Street Wine has the perfect assortment of wine, cheese and chocolate to craft the perfect picnic platter.
► Are you and your better half a couple of bonified powder hounds? After a day of navigating Breckenridge’s five peaks of 2900+ acres ski/rideable terrain, why not head over to Keystone for some night skiing? Bring your Breckenridge Lift Ticket in exchange for a $10 Night Skiing Pass.
For The 'Artists'
♦ Painting and Metal Stamping | go.skicountry.com/valentines-day-craft-specials
- Ready Paint Fire!, 323 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 11 AM - 9 PM
Surprise your loved one with a creative date together painting and/or molding ceramic or glass! On Valentines Day, Ready Paint Fire will be waiving all studio fees – so enjoy a day canvas painting a 2 canvas, Valentines Day theme painting or creating the perfect heart shaped platter, bowl, mirror or plaque. The possibilities are endless!Ready Paint Fire!, 323 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
For The 'Foodies'
♦ V-Day Chocolate & Spirits Pairing | go.skicountry.com/vday-spirits-pairing
- Breckenridge Distillery, 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
- 5 PM - 6:30 PM
Let the experts at Breckenridge Distillery guide you through a decadent experience of pairing five of their award-winning Breckenridge crafted spirits with artisanal chocolates from around the world ($75 per couple). Afterwards, stick around for a special V-Day dinner at the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant! Need a ride? Give the Distillery Shuttle a call (at least 1h before the start of the event) : 970-445-8613.
♦ Relish | go.skicountry.com/relish-restaurant
- 137 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 9 PM
- Book A Table : (970) 453-0989
Offering Colorado-inspired cuisine, with a seasonally appropriate menu that takes advantage of the freshest Colorado-grown produce, this Breckenridge favorite will be offering a $65/pp three course prixe-fixe men this Valentines Day.
► Looking for something a little more casual but don’t want to sacrifice quality? Try Relish’s sister restaurant Twist!
♦ Ember | go.skicountry.com/ember-restaurant
- 106 E Adams Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 9 PM
- Book A Table : (970) 547-9595
This upscale restaurant offering a warmly decorated setting is the perfect place to enjoy a decadent meal (and bottle of wine) to celebrate the Holiday. Owner and chef, Scotty, is promising a prixe-fixe menu sure to please and delight the senses this Valentines Day!
♦ Hearthstone Restaurant | go.skicountry.com/hearthstone-restaurant
- 130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 9:30 PM
- Book a Table : (970) 453-1148
A quick Google search will _ that this Breckenridge dining staple (located inside a historic house with classy décor) is commonly voted one of the most romantic restaurants in town. Offering elevated cuisine & breathtaking mountain views turned luxe eatery with elevated American cuisine.
♦ Briar Rose Chophouse | go.skicountry.com/briar-rose-restaurant
- 109 Lincoln Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 10 PM
- Book a Table : (970) 453-9948
Serving the finest aged beef and fresh wild game in Breckenridge for decades, you're sure to experience some of the best of American beef and meats and this renowned Breckenridge steakhouse.
♦ Swiss Haven | go.skicountry.com/swiss-haven-restarant
- 325 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – Close
- Book a Table : (970) 453-6969
More than just delicious melted cheese, fondue offers the intoxicating aroma of wine and kirsch and the intimate experience of literally sharing a meal. To really knock the socks off of your 'other' Valentines Day, take a few cues from the way the Swiss do fondue.
►If you’re up for the adventure, Der Fondue Chessel in Keystone (literally situated on a mountaintop) offers all of the fondue decadence PLUS a romantic enclosed ride up the mountain via not one, but two gondola’s! Or, try Keystone’s Alpenglow Stube (located in the same establishment) – a can’t miss AAA four-diamond culinary destination that is not soon to be forgotten.
►Another Keystone staple, Ski Tip Lodge, is a great option for those willing to wander outside of Breckenridge’s city limits. Once an 1800's stage coach stop (and then the family home of Keystone Resort's founder) today the Lodge is home to one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country.
Other Breckenridge Restaurant ‘Honorable Mentions’ :
…Blue River Bistro - Upscale bistro dishing up rustic American classics & artisanal cocktails with live jazz & blues.
…The Traverse - Enjoy breathtaking mountain views & spectacular romantic sunsets while dining on mouthwatering dishes.
…Le Petite Paris – Refined French plates served in a petite, rose-tinted space with Parisian murals & low lighting.
…Modis - New American dishes with a Colorado touch in a refined bi-level space with brick walls & a skylight.
For The 'Yogis'
♦ Conscious + Peaceful Relationships (by Meta Yoga) | go.skicountry.com/valentines-day-yoga
- Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge, 136 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 6 PM - 8 PM
Work together towards a more peaceful and conscious individual life with the power of yoga. This workshop will introduce participants to the psychological dynamics operating within committed relationships utilizing primarily the theory and practice of Imago Relationship Therapy. $20 Per Person
For The 'Singles Wanting to Mingle'
♦ Lonely Hearts Happy Hour | go.skicountry.com/apres-libations
- Après Handcrafted Libations, 130 S Main St, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
- 9 PM - 12 AM
V isn't actually for valentine... V is for VODKA! Join other solo-ing folks from 9pm onward on Valentines Day for a special late night happy hour for singles at Après Handcrafted Libations! $2 off all drafts and wine, $4 specialty shot, $9 Black heart cocktail.
Need A Few Last Minute Gift Ideas?
Here’s a compilation of some of our favorite shops in Breck to find the perfect something for your honey :
…Ridge Street Wine - Artisan Cheeses & Chocolates...crackers, jams, salami & tapenades.
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20 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in February
Posted by Shannon SInnard | Thursday, February 1, 2018
February is starting and Breckenridge is ready with a ton of events and activities to keep your year moving! And what better way to start your month off then rocking the night away to the 80s and catching the big game at one of many sports bars that Downtown Breckenridge has to offer! Whatever you choose to do this month, make sure to check out this roundup of events happening in Breck! Need lodging? Click Here!
Unique & Annual Events
Make no mistake about it, here in Breckenridge we give our friend down in the Big Easy a run for their money! Our two-mile high festivities have become known for setting the bar for Mardi Gras in the mountains! Each year, Breckenridge is taken over by masks, beads, boas, music and festivity to commemorate the holiday.
Music & Performances
Six Million Dollar Band | The Ultimate 80s Experience
6 Million Dollar Band is Colorado's premier party band, offering high energy 80s dance hits with concert-level show production, guaranteed to keep the dance floor moving all night long.
Wake Up & Live | A Bob Marley Tribute
Wake Up And Live (Bob Marley Tribute) "Don't bury your thoughts; put your dream to reality!" Denver guitarist and vocalist Dave Halchak decided to put together a group of musicians to celebrate the music of Bob Marley, and pay tribute to the songs by creating some exciting jams, and throwing one fine party.
Save South Park
Come rock with four local bands and help Save South Park (savesouthparkco.org) raise money in a fight to prevent further destruction of our pristine environment by Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” and other irresponsible mining entities. See the truth behind “reality” TV. We will feature a short documentary by local filmmaker/activist Todd Anders Johnson. We will present speakers and provide musical entertainment by Salem, Split Window, Sweet Alma Soul Sisters, and Gladyys Kravitzz. There will be food, drinks, and a silent auction.
Eat & Drink
Mixology Demonstration - Classic Cocktails
Billie Keithley, Breck Distillery's Liquid Chef, is taking it back to the 1860's and Prohibition to teach you how to make the classics. A step-by-step demonstration of the Old Fashioned, Manhattan and the Bees Knees.
Film & Theater
First Friday Film Festival
Join The Lodge at Breckenridge and Breckenridge Film Festival for First Friday on February 2 at The Lodge for an evening of hosted refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres, chances to win exciting prizes and plenty of fun! This event also includes 25% off Dinner at the Traverse Restaurant & Bar!
Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits
Created and written by Gerard Alessandrini and described as “the fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway,” Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits is a hilarious journey through well-known musical theatre favorites.
Breckenridge Speakeasy Theater | February Lineup
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Starts Feb. 9th
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Art & Installments
Second Saturday's For Families : Yarn Ornaments
Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm for free, hands-on kids’ activities and creative crafts on the Arts District campus. Children of all ages welcome with parent or guardian present. This drop-in workshop is first-come, first-served; register online to reserve your spot. Materials are provided and participants will be able to take their projects home.
Canvas Painting Party - 'Valentines Skiers'
Bring your loved one for a fun and creative night out together. Follow step-by-step with local artist Nancy Branca to recreate our Valentine Skiers, leaving their heart in the snow. With a glass of wine in hand, great music and lots of help, enjoy a great date night and leave with a painting to be proud of!
Reoccurring February Art Classes
The Ice Castles are a must-see spectacle, these castles made entirely of frozen walkways, tunnels, towers and archways are an Instagram shot you don't want to miss! Standing at 15-25 feet tall, the Ice Castles are open both day and night, so that visitors can witness the blue ice formations in natural light and later light up with white and colored lights that change to illuminate beneath the night sky.
NOISE: Closing Sound Performance
Embark on a deeper interactive experience of the NOISE exhibition with artist Jordan Knecht in a curated series of sound performances, each featuring different sets of artists and musicians, followed by an intimate Q&A. This activity is part of NOISE, an exhibition on sound and silence, Dec 1–Feb 25, 2018.
Sports & Recreation
Super Bowl LII Party!
Who's ready for a little Super Bowl action? Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots. For the big event, Kenosha will be opening up their infamous “Up Bar” at 4pm on Sunday, February 4! Reservations currently being accepted. You must show up in person to pick your table! If you are not seated by 4:45pm, your table will be given away… Coors Light & other specials during the game.
Other Bars Where You Can Catch The Big Game :
Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub – Located on the south end of town, on the rooftop of La Cima Mall, Burke & Riley’s is a sports lovers mecca. Warm up around the outdoor firepit and then warm up inside with Irish Car Bombs and the game playing on all speakers.
Downstairs at Eric’s – The clear winner for “Best Family Friendly Sports Bar in Breck,” dad can enjoy the game and the brews with 29 flat screen TVs and 30 beers on tap, and the kids can enjoy a full size arcade with more than 20 games.
Fatty’s Pizzeria – Historic building and a historically rowdy football crew. Belly up to the bar and join the fun with long-time locals and visitors alike. Luigi’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria – One of Breck’s newest sports bars. Catch the big game, awesome pizza, and sample their signature Stadium Cocktails (like “Hawaiian Punch,” a rum concoction called “Island Dream,” or Hard Lemonades available in 10 different flavors).
Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub – Grab a seat in this massive venue (and our favorite spot in Breck for a pint of Guinness) and watch the game or big fight on the huge screens. Outdoor firepit, pool tables, darts, arcade games, and a great crew behind the bar make this one the best sports viewing spots in town. Located upstairs from Salt Creek Steakhouse.
Northside Pizza – Small, local hangout featuring everything from cheap PBRs to high-end craft beers, and some of the best wings in Breck! Ollie’s Pub and Grub – Belly up to one of Breck’s biggest bars, with a huge tap selection, daily drink specials, and big portions of your favorite gametime grub.
The Motherloaded Tavern – Head over to “Momma’s” for plenty of seats for you and your friends, homecooked dishes, housemade infused cocktails, and cheap drafts.
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