9 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in May
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Spring has finally arrived! And with it comes May and some of our favorite local events & activities! From incredible dining specials (enjoyed with the Dining Passport) to the kick off of the one of a kind WAVE Festival. Even better, Spring in Breckenridge not only means fantastic dining and drink specials at local restaurants & bars but also some unbeatable sales and discounts at local shops! Whatever your Spring plans may entail, we encourage you to check out this roundup of events in Breckenridge this month! Interested in a May Breckenridge trip?
Spring Dining Passports
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 & are valid for two people.
Harry Potter Live Action Clue
Something at Hogwarts is amiss! Teens from 6th-12th grade are invited to dress in their wizarding finest to help Dumbledore restore order in the castle!
Opening Reception : Cloud Of Wonder
An exhibition co-curated by Summit County students and Breckenridge Creative Arts. Artwork in this show explores dreams, imagination, unanswered questions, inner fears, fantasy, and outer space. It is the students’ hope that visitors feel empowered, inspired, and connected to other humans after experiencing this exhibition.
35th Annual Cinco de May Celebration
Starting with a Silent Auction at 5 p.m. and several delicious food stations including Lobster & Shrimp Ceviche, Steak Chimichurri Tacos, Mango Braised Duck Tacos, Pork Belly Tacos, Taco Salad, Tres Leches along with much more, this is one event you won't want to miss! Enjoy giveaways throughout the evening and Live music from Lealtad de Oaxaca starting at 8:00 p.m.
Fashion For A Future : Benefit Fashion Show
This free event benefiting the Women's Resource Center will feature local clothing boutiques, live music, light appetizers and a silent auction. Mix and mingle with others in the community as you learn about and get a chance to support our mission of offering compassion, care, and hope to those in Summit County who are facing complex pregnancy decisions.
Bow Wow Film Festival
A traveling film festival, Bow Wow celebrates, educates and inspires all things doggie (with or without their human) through the art of short film. Featuring some of the year's' best pooch themed short films, come laugh and cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives! All proceeds benefit Summit County Animal Shelter
Broken Compass 4th Anniversary Party
Toasting to Broken Compass's birthday with specialty beer tappings all day long, FREE live music, a FREE pig roast, cornhole tournaments, beer contests, face painting and much, much more!
Date Night : Turning Up The Heat Candle Making Class
Come mingle with other singles and couples while you create your own candle with Breckenridge Candle Company. Tickets include 1 beer or wine, additional drinks will be available for purchase. (participants must be 21+ to attend)
WAVE : Light + Water + Sound
A four-day festival featuring interactive artworks, temporary installations and musical performances in and around the Blue River Plaza, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvasses and exhibition spaces.
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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
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..
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..
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
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
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
When : Friday March 16, 2018
Where : The Historic Brown
Cost : Free
More Info / Tickets : http://go.skicountry.com/guerilla-radio-and-sabotage
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
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
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
When : Saturday March 10, 2018
Where : Main Street Station
Cost : Free
More Info / Tickets : http://go.skicountry.com/paulaner-spring-beerfest
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
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
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
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
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..
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
Through March 8
Starts March 9
Art & Installments
Date Night : Pottery Class
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
Sewing & Mending
Intro to Glassblowing
Paint a Landscape
Sports & Recreation
Guided Snowshoe Tour
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
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
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
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!
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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