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20 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in April
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Sunday, April 1, 2018

With March nearing an end, Breckenridge has a load of events prepping for Spring and celebrating it's last couple of weeks that the Ski Resort is open. Kick off the month of April by celebrating a combination of Easter and April Fool's Day (or as the local's lovingly refer to it 'gaper day') and end it by celebrating another epic Ski Season with a polar plunge, Spring Beerfest, Chili Cookoff, Cornhole Tournament and so much more!

Whatever your plans this month, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events happening in Breck. And don't forget - it's not too late to plan one last Breckenridge getaway! For a limited time, Ski Country Resorts is offering 30% off all Spring Lodging! For More Information, Click Here!

Unique & Annual Events

Easter Sunday in Breckenridge

easter in breckenridge

When : Sunday April 1, 2018
Where : Breckenridge
Cost : Free
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Start off the Easter Holiday with a sunrise on-mountain service followed by some family friendly activities including an Easter Bunny meet & greet, face painting, on-mountain Easter egg scavenger hunt and more!

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Spring Beer Festival

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When : Saturday April 7, 2018
Where : Main Street Station
Cost : $35-$75
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The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is one of the coolest events of the spring in the Colorado Rockies! Featuring brews, views and free live music, the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is an event you don’t want to miss.

Breck Closing Day & Polar Plunge

breckenridge closing day 2018

When : Saturday April 22, 2018
Where : Breckenrdge Peak 8
Cost : Free
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Come join us on Closing Day to celebrate the end to an amazing 2017-2018 ski and snowboard season. The Breck Plunge pond skim event will help close out the season with a splash. Join the fun at the base of Peak 8 with live music, food, drinks and great people!

Music & Performances

6 Million Dollar Band | 80s Cover Band

six million dollar band breckenridge

When : Friday April 6, 2018
Where : Napper Tandy's Irish Pub
Cost : $10
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Legendary 6 Million Dollar BAND (6MDB) plays 80s covers all night at Napper Tandy's Irish Pub. Your most stylish 80s gear is highly encouraged!

El Paso Lasso at Motherloaded Tavern

el paso lasso at motherload

When : Friday April 13, 2018
Where : Motherloaded Tavern
Cost : Free
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An energetic, versatile, and loveable cover band covering your favorite tunes from the 80s, 90s and Today!

Sonic Lodge with DJ Tropical Waffle
sonic lodge and dj tropical waffle

When : Friday April 20, 2018
Where : Old Masonic Hall
Cost : $5 Suggested Donation
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Enjoy an evening of live music, interactive art and socializing. Experience the current exhibition along with a mini-concert performed among the installations themselves. Broken Compass Brewery will be hosting a cash bar.

Eat & Drink

Colorado Pint Day

colorado pint day

When : Wednesday April 4, 2018
Where : Broken Compass Brewery
Cost : Varies
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Taking part in the Colorado Brewers Guild's 3rd annual Colorado Pint Day, Broken Compass will be selling a very limited edition of the specialty Colorado Pint Day glasses - celebrating Colorado's 300+ days of sunshine and 300+ breweries.

Private Tasting of Powder Hound Whiskey

powder hound whiskey tasting

When : Friday April 6, 2018
Where : Breckenridge Distillery
Cost : $25
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A rare and exciting opportunity to taste an exceptional, top of the line bourbon (Powder Hound) and sit down with the Head Distiller - Hans Stafsholt.

Breck Chili Cookoff

breckenridge chili cookoff

When : Sunday April 8, 2018
Where : Sevens Restaurant
Cost : Free
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Breckenridge is going to get heated as the top chefs from the Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality face off against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best!

Distilling 101

breckenridge distilling 101

When : Wednesday April 18, 2018
Where : Breckenridge Distillery
Cost : $40
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Join Breckenridge Distillery for a lesson on how to sample from individual barrels to create the ultimate blend of bourbon whiskeys.

Dancing Pines 1 Year Anniversary Party

dancing pines anniversary party

When : Saturday April 21, 2018
Where : Dancing Pines Tasting Room
Cost : Free
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Enjoy with Live Music & BOGO Flights as well as giveaways with every bottle purchases.

Film & Theater

Breckenridge Speakeasy Movie Theater Lineup

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Through April 5th | More Info :

Mary Poppins Jr

mary poppins jr breckenridge

When : Sunday April 29, 2018
Where : The Riverwalk Center
Cost : $15
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Dozens of area youth will bring the classic Mary Poppins to life as part of the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). A perfect performance for the whole family to enjoy!

Eric Stewart + Taylor Dunne : Off Country

off country breckenridge

When : April 5 - May 20, 2018
Where : Old Masonic Hall
Cost : Free
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A multimedia oral history project examining the powerful landscapes of nuclear weapons testing and how the stories of those affected fits into the continuing search for identity in the American West.

Art & Installments

Megan Gafford : Hormesis

breckenridge hormesis

When : April 5 - May 20, 2018
Where : Old Masonic Hall
Cost : Free
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Hormesis is the hypothesis that low doses of radiation are healthy; a controversial theory as some scientists think that even small amounts can cause serious harm. The artwork in this exhibition both creates and detects radioactive events, offering viewers an opportunity to wonder at the subatomic world.

BREW : Art + Politics

brew art and politics discussion

When : Thursday April 12, 2018
Where : Breckenridge Theater
Cost : Free
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Breckenridge Creative Art’s spring exhibition artists Megan Gafford and Eric Stewart invite you to join in a conversation about the relationship of art with the escalating affairs of state, and discuss the very different approaches each holds to the inclusion of nuclear energy in their artwork.

Fairy House Pottery Painting

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When : Sunday April 15, 2018
Where : Ready, Paint, Fire!
Cost : $20
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Choose a fairy house or a mushroom house and decorate the roof with special crystal glazes, designed to pop with color!

Sports & Recreation

Bud Light Cornhole Tournament at Breck

bud light cornhole tournament

When : Saturday April 7, 2018
Where : Sevens Restaurant
Cost : Free
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Grab your best Bags partner and test your skills at Breck's Bud Light Bags Tournament with free entry and prizes.

Live Music Yoga

live music yoga

When : Thursday April 19, 2018
Where : Meta Yoga Studios
Cost : Drop In Class Rates
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Enjoy Live Music by TLooP Music while you dive into your Yoga practice.

27th Annual Imperial Challenge

breckenridge imperial challenge

When : Saturday April 21, 2018
Where : Breckenridge Peak 7
Cost : $55
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A pseudo triathlon including a 6 mile bike ride followed by an ascent up Peak 7 and then a decent on skis or board, this event is a fun, annual rite of spring in Breckenridge!

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Don't Miss Out On Spring Dining Specials In April!

Your ticket to dining specials! Purchase your Breckenridge Spring Dining Passport, a unique fundraising and information-packed pamphlet, and enjoy discounts, special deals and fun promotions at participating restaurants. Valid April 16th – June 7th, passports are available for purchase at participating restaurants and the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Each passport is valid for two people and all proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Restaurant Association scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to local students who work in the restaurant and hospitality industry as well as those interested in careers within the restaurant industry.


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30 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in March
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Thursday, March 1, 2018

March is here and Breckenridge has a ton of great events lined up for the month! Start your month by participating in the second year of Breck Pride - with live concerts, parties, apres ski events and so much more! Celebrate St Patrick's Day with a 5k or a themed pub crawl.. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events in Breck. Need lodging? Click Here!

Unique & Annual Events

Breck Pride

breckenridge pride 2018

When : March 7-11, 2018
Where : Breckenridge
Cost : Varies
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There are good reasons why Breckenridge is one of the most popular ski resorts and towns in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for its welcoming spirit and friendly character of the locals, this one of a kind mountain town inspires a way of life! During Pride Week you can expect live music, daily apres and activities held daily..

Frisco Brewski

frisco brewski

When : Saturday March 10, 2018
Where : Frisco Adventure Park
Cost : $30-$35
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Returning for its 3rd year, the Frisco BrewSki is a happy hour ski tour that is fun for all ages and skiing abilities. Form a team with friends or family, don funny costumes and enjoy a fun ski tour through the woods with an occasional stop for beverages and snacks..

Spring Fever

breckenridge spring fever 2018

When : March 17 - April 22, 2018
Where : Breckenrdge
Cost : Varies
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Come rejoice in the powder & sun with the biggest Spring celebration in the Rocky Mountains! Spring in Breckenridge means some of the best snow of the year, sunny weather, event packed weekends and KILLER DEALS..

Music & Performances

The Long Run | An Eagles Tribute Band

the long run eagles tribute breckenridge

When : Saturday March 3, 2018
Where : The Riverwalk Center
Cost : $35
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Join us at the Riverwalk Center for a tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 70’s — the EAGLES. Flashback to such great hits like “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, and “Take it Easy” with Colorado’s very own-The Long Run..

Four Seasons Ballet Performance

four seasons ballet breckenridge

When : Saturday March 10, 2018
Where : The Riverwalk Center
Cost : $5
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Alpine Dance Academy presents “The Four Seasons,” a classical concert featuring all Ballet and Modern students.

Guerilla Radio & Sabotage | A Tribute to Rage Against The Machine & The Beastie Boys

guerilla radio and sabotage breckenridge

When : Friday March 16, 2018
Where : The Historic Brown
Cost : Free
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The Historic Brown brings you the passion and radical political message of Rage Against The Machine performed by Colorado’s most authentic tribute, Guerrilla Radio. Sabotage will keep the party going and close the evening with a mind blowing tribute to The Beastie Boys..

Tri-County Battle of the Bands

tri county battle of the bands breckenridge

When : Saturday March 24, 2018
Where : The Riverwalk Center
Cost : TBD
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For over a month, the Summit Daily will be taking votes for the best four bands in the High Country. The winners will perform at this first, annual event competing for coveted title of "Best Band in the Tri-County"..

Eat & Drink

Whiskey & Wax

whiskey and wax apres breckenridge

When : Tuesday March 6, 2018
Where : Apres Handcrafted Libations
Cost : $25
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Swing by Après Handcrafted Libations on March 6th with your skis or board that need waxed. $25 will get you a wax from The Ski Doctor and a whiskey while you wait..

Paulaner Spring Beer Festival

paulaner spring beerfest breck pride

When : Saturday March 10, 2018
Where : Main Street Station
Cost : Free
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Part of Breck Pride, Main Street Station and Rocky Mountain Events will be hosting a Paulaner Spring Beer Festival / Biergarten in at Main Street Station. Attendees will be transported to Munich with several styles of German beer available for purchase and local vendors surrounding the event..

Luck of the Rockies St Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

luck of the rockies pub crawl

When : Saturday March 10, 2018
Where : Main Street Breckenridge
Cost : $10-$20
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Promising to be "the most fun you will have this St Patty's Day in the Rockies" this organized bar crawl plans to visit 8 different bars throughout Breckenridge. Participants will enjoy drink & food discounts and a commemorative coozie. Costumes highly encouraged..

Film & Theater

Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town, USA

totally awesome 80s ski town usa

When : Through March 31, 2018
Where : Breckenridge Theater
Cost : $23-$39
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A fun, new, and completely original party musical. It spoofs the goofball ski movies of the 80’s and early 90’s. With influences such as Ski Patrol, Better Off Dead, Hot Dog The Movie, and even Footloose..

Ugly Lies The Bone

ugly lies the bone

When : Through March 18, 2018
Where : Dillon Theatre Company
Cost : $21.50-$41.50
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When newly discharged veteran Jess returns to her native Florida hometown after a disabling third tour in Afghanistan, she discovers that readjusting to life can be painful and disorienting. Presented by the Lake Dillon Theatre Company..

Hollywood & Wine : A Night On The Red Carpet

hollywood and wine red carpet night breckenridge

When : Sunday March 4, 2018
Where : Speakeasy Movie Theater
Cost : $59-$69
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Walk the Red Carpet and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages with the Breckenridge Film Festival as we celebrate Hollywood’s premiere awards night of the year! Red Carpet attire encouraged..

Casino Night

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When : Friday March 23, 2018
Where : Dillon Theatre Company
Cost : $75
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Come 'cruise the night away' with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company as they sail into the sunset for a night at the casino. Enjoy appetizers, buffet, special cabaret performances and a chance to win a variety of prizes..

Breckenridge Speakeasy Theater | March Lineup

the shape of water breckenridge speakeasy theater

Through March 8

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Starts March 9


Art & Installments

Date Night : Pottery Class

breckenridge date night pottery class

When : Friday March 23, 2018
Where : Old Masonic Hall
Cost : $20
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A chance to "throw down and get dirty" with your significant other, mingle with other couples and create your very own clay mug. Enjoy a night of transforming 2-dimensional clay slabs into 3-dimensional objects..

Reoccurring February Art Classes

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Sports & Recreation

Guided Snowshoe Tour

breckenridge guided snowshoe

When : Sunday March 4, 2018
Where : Gold Run Nordic Center
Cost : $45
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Ready for a winter adventure? Join experienced guides for a three-hour exploration of historic mining remnants and rich wildlife habitat with spectacular views of the Ten Mile Range.. 

Breck Ascent Series

breck ascent series march

When : March 15 & 29, 2018
Where : Breckenridge Peak 8 & Peak 10
Cost : $20-$25
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Take on a different kind of challenge this winter with the Breckenridge Ascent Series. Use any means to get up the mountain whether it be snowshoes, nordic skis, telemark or AT setups then ski or snowboard back down to the finish line..

St Patrick's Day 5K

st patrick's day 5k breckenridge

When : Sunday March 17, 2018
Where : Gold Run Nordic Center
Cost : $30
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Before putting on your green beer drinking hat, come out for the new beginning of trail running season at the 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K at the Gold Run Nordic Center..

Ski With A Ranger

breckenridge ski with a ranger

When : All Fridays in March
Where : Gold Run Nordic Center
Cost : Free (with lift ticket)
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FREE with valid lift ticket.  Enjoy one hour, on-mountain tours with trained Ski Rangers, stopping periodically to discuss local flora, fauna, geography and history..

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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!

breckenridge valentines day ideas for theater lovers

For The 'Theater Geeks'

♦ Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits​ |

  • 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 |

  • 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

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For The 'Adventurers'

♦ 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! C Ice Arena, 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

► Both Frisco & Keystone offer outdoor rinks that offer outdoor ice skating later into the afternoon/evening.

♦ Snowshoeing

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!’

► 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.

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For The 'Artists'

♦ Painting and Metal Stamping |

  • 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

breckenridge valentines day for foodies

For The 'Foodies'

♦ V-Day Chocolate & 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 |

  • 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 |

  • 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 |

  • 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 |

  • 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 |

  • 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.

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For The 'Yogis'

♦ Conscious + Peaceful Relationships (by Meta 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

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For The 'Singles Wanting to Mingle'

♦ Lonely Hearts Happy Hour |

  • 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.
…Petal & Bean - Custom Florals Arrangements and Plants, Uniquely Colorado Gifts - all that Treat the Senses and the Soul.
…Woodland Breckenridge -  Mountain gift, décor & florist shop.
…Belvidere & Hern - Specializing in the finest quality leather goods, cowhide rugs, fair trade bags and more!
…Breckenridge Jewelers – Because, after all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

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New Years Eve in Breckenridge
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Thursday, December 21, 2017

What better way to start working on that New Year’s resolution of living life to the fullest than spending New Year's Eve in Breckenridge? Known as laid-back & friendly, Breckenridge is the perfect place to ring in the New Year! Whether you're looking for fireworks, dancing, romance or a midnight kiss with a stranger you’ve come to the right place! Here's your 2017 guide to starting off 2018 in the most enjoyable way possible! 

► Glow Worm Parade | 5.45p | Peak 9 Breckenridge
What could be better for the kiddos than the chance to be in a parade?? How about a parade on SKIS, at NIGHT with GLOWSTICKS!? Enter, the Glow Worm Parade. All confident ski & riders ages 5-13 are welcome to participate in this one of a kind, annual New Years Eve event in Breckenridge. Watch as these little powder hounds, donning glowsticks while careening down green terrain on Peak 9, give off the appearance of a New Year’s glow warm. 

Registration for the parade starts at 5 pm and is located at the Beaver Run Ski and Ride School. Parade starts at 5.45p immediately followed by the Torchlight Parade at 6p. Glow Worm participants must be able to stop and turn on green terrain. Weather permitting.

► Torchlight Parade | 6 pm | Peak 9 Breckenridge
A long-standing tradition in Breckenridge, watch as the pros of the Breckenridge Ski & Ride School take the hill and carry torches from the top of Peak 9 down to the base area. The red glow flowing down the mountain is truly a sight to see. Although visible from almost anywhere in town, we recommend grabbing a warm cocktail on the expansive decks of either the Maggie or Coppertop Bar for optimal viewing. Weather permitting.

► Fireworks |  9pm
Later in the evening enjoy an electrifying display of fireworks against our beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop, worthy of ooohs and ahhhs. On a clear night, this colorful show can be seen from pretty much anywhere in Downtown Breckenridge but for the best views in town make your way to the Riverwalk Center in Downtown Breckenridge. Weather permitting.

New Years Eve Dinner Suggestions

► Modis | 113 S Main St |
One of many options for a fabulous New Year's Eve dinner (and exceptional cocktail..or two), enjoy a holiday themed menu in this unique restaurant featuring a grandiose staircase and loft seating under a majestic clerestory style window. 

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-4330

► Salt Creek Steakhouse | 110 Lincoln Ave |
Indulge in a 4 course prix fixe menu at one of Breckenridge’s oldest and most established Steakhouses. And when you’re finished, why not head upstairs to their sister establishment, Napper Tandy’s, for a little more rowdy entertainment? Menu

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-4949

► Blue River Bistro | 305 N Main St |
Another long-standing local institution, Blue River Bistro will be preparing a four-course meal this New Year’s Eve to be offered up while you enjoy the serenading of LC's Latin Groove from 5-10pm.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-6974

► Breck Distillery Restaurant | 1925 Airport Rd |
Although one of Breckenridge’s newer restaurants, this dining establishment connected to the infamous Breckenridge Distillery is quickly becoming a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. This New Years Eve, treat yourself to a 5 course chef tasting menu while sipping on a complimentary glass of Breckenridge Bourbon – made in-house. BONUS :  free shuttle service is offered by the Breckenridge Distillery to get to and from the restaurant/distillery safely.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 771-3251

► Relish | 137 S Main St |
Your New Year’s Resolution doesn’t start until the clock strikes midnight, so why not enjoy one last deliciously indulgent meal?  This New Year’s, Relish will be preparing a decadent 4 course menu including delicacies such as foie gras bratwurst with black mission fig spread and cabernet braise beef short ribs with bone marrow mashed potatoes.

• Reservations : (970) 453-0989

► Briar Rose | 109 Lincoln Ave |
If wild game is a little more your style, a must-hit location in Breck is the Briar Rose Chophouse. Enjoy family style dinning and one of the most impressive wine lists in town. Our suggestion? Try the cervena elk medallions with wild mushroom demiglace – and, whatever you do, don’t pass on the homemade mac ‘n cheese! 

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-9948

► Ember | 106 E Adams Ave |
You really can’t go wrong with a restaurant who’s owner/chef is confident enough to serve up quail with foie gras stuffing on their nightly menu.. So we’re pretty confident that Ember’s New Year’s Eve three-course meal offering will be one not soon to forget!

• Reservations : Online | (970) 547-9595

► Hearthstone | 130 S Ridge St |
Among the most picturesque spots for a sumptuous dinner in Breck, this time-tested fine dining favorite is perhaps one of the most popular holiday dinning spots in town. Charming and always delicious, The Hearthstone Restaurant allows one of the best views in town from their upstairs dining room with crackling fireplace and many Christmas trees.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-1148

► Legends | 215 S Ridge St |
The ‘new kid in town’ Legends Steak & Italian Restaurant not only offers delicious food & wine parings but also a unique and romantic atmosphere in its historic Ridge Street residence tucked just off of the hustle and bustle of Main Street. Specializing in premium steaks and authentic Italian, a holiday dinner enjoyed here is sure to be (dare we say it?) legendary. 

• Reservations : Online | (970) 423-6913
*Legends is currently full for all holidays. If you would like to get on a waitlist, or inquire about availability other nights, please call the number above.

► Traverse | 112 Overlook Dr 
For hands down the best views in Breckenridge, pay a visit to the Traverse restaurant located at the Lodge at Breckenridge. Soak in a bird’s eye panorama of the town and ski area while gobbling up their New Year’s Eve feast - a four-course dinner served up with stunning Rocky Mountain scenery and a complimentary glass of prosecco. $100 per person.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-9300

► Spencers | 620 Village Rd, #1 
Located at Beaver Run Resort, Spencer’s will be hosting a prime rib buffet dinner this New Year’s Eve. Afterward, get your VIP on at Breckenridge’s one and only multi-venue NYE party with live music and dancing starting at 10:30p.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-6000

▷ Other New Year’s Eve Dinner Suggestions : Twist, Artisan 206, Sauce on the Maggie (previously Taddeo’s), BOLD, Southridge Seafood Grill

★ BONUS : Dinner Sleigh Ride
There is also the unbeatably romantic option of a dinner sleigh ride. Kids love these, too, especially the Dinner Theater Sleigh Rides. Here are a couple of our favorites :

New Years Eve Nightlife Options

Although most bars throughout town will celebrate with drink or shot specials and a champagne toast, here are a couple of our suggestions to Ring In The New Year.

► Beaver Run | 620 Village Rd
Although the Base 9 bar (located at the ground level of Beaver Run Resort) will be open to the public with DJ and drink specials, Beaver Run is also offering several tiered VIP packages for their all out New Year’s Eve bash, starting at $49/person. For access to the exclusive party at Coppertop Bar (including Dancing and DJ) upgrade your experience to the Silver package. Want more? Add on another bar, Imperial Room, along third DJ & food buffet by upgrading to the Gold package. Or, send off 2017 in style by treating yourself to the Platinum package granting access to the VIP ICE bar along with VIP table & personal bottle of champagne. At the stroke of midnight, ring in 2018 with noisemakers and party favors abound along with a free champagne toast. Purchase Tickets

► Ceclia's | 520 S Main St |
Ranked Among The 10 Hottest Dance Clubs in Colorado by Best Things CO, Cecelia’s is one of Summit County’s liveliest dance clubs where the party goes well into the wee hours on New Year’s Day. Toast to 2018 with a glass of champagne in one hand and the bar’s stripper pole in the other. Wanna cut out the line and wait for drinks? Cecelia’s is one of the only venues in Breckenridge offering bottle service.

► Liquid Lounge | 520 S Main St #2 
Another good option for those looking to get rowdy with perhaps a bit of debauchery. This lively venue promised a lively night out with DJs and dancing. 

► Blue Stag | 323 S Main St |
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Blue Stag Saloon with DJ What's His Face taking the stage at 10pm, dishing up just what you need to dance your way into a new year. And when the ball drops at midnight, enjoy a free will a champagne toast! **NO COVER**

► MotherLoaded Tavern | 103 S Main St |
For a more casual atmosphere that still holds plenty of fun, visit the Motherloaded Tavern. This year, El Passo Laso will be playing covers from the 80s, 90s and today from 10p-1a. Small cover…BIG party!

►RMU | 114 S Main St |
Transport yourself somewhere tropical with Tropical Waffle playing tropical house music all night long at RMU Tavern.

► The Historic Brown | 206 N Ridge St |
For another live music option, head over to the recently remodeled Historic Brown to catch Tnertle w/ TruFeelz. Toast the locals at midnight with free champagne while enjoying a night spent dancing and singing cover free! But, get here early – The Historic Brown reached full capacity last year at 9pm!

► Apres Handcrafted Libations | 130 S Main St |
Back for the 4th year in a row, the Bubbles and Beer NYE Party at Apres is a favorite amongst locals.  Order one of the original champagne cocktails from the special NYE menu or choose from one of their 70+ craft beers on tap with the money that you’ll save not paying a cover here!

► Broken Compass | 68 Continental Ct |
If there's one thing the Broken Compass has learned over almost four years of existence, it's how to throw a rockin party. For the fourth year, they will be hosting the Sequins and Sorels New Year's Eve bash. Welcoming Chicago-based band Sneezy to the taproom to throw down a concert that will rock your socks off with funky jams all night long. Admission is FREE and, in true brewery form, a  we're specialty New Year's beer will be tapped at midnight. BONUS :  free shuttle service is offered by Broken Compass to get to and from the brewery safely! 

▷ Other New Year’s Eve Nightlife Options : Burke & Riley’s, Napper Tandy’s, Brooklyn’s BilliardsGold Pan Saloon, Ollie's Pub & Grub

New Years Day

Skiing/Riding : Believe it or not, this is arguably one of the best days of the year to catch first chair and early morning tracks. Due to the nature of most New Year’s Eve celebrations, the mountain remains fairly quiet the morning of January 1st.

Resolution Run : Ready to kick start that New Year’s Resolution? This 5k snow run (or snowshoe) is a great way to start the new year off on the right foot followed by a post-race party, finisher gifts and prizes round out the event.  Click Here for registration and details.

A Word From Ski Country : At Ski Country, we never encourage drinking and driving! Which is why we offer our unique and personalized Shuttle Service to all guests (extended hours on New Year Eve). We encourage all guests to utilize this free service (tips appreciated) when staying with Ski Country Resorts. Although we do try our best to maintain a prompt & reliable service, during busy times & holidays our service may be a bit delayed. Other options available are Uber (recently debuted in Breckenridge) as well as the local free bus (oftentimes the most reliable source of transportation – other than your own two feet). On New Years Eve The Breckenridge Free Ride offers special late-night service (until 2:15 a.m.) 

➔ Looking for a babysitter this New Years Eve? Here a couple of Ski Country suggestions : 

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