With its twinkly lights, soft snow setting and romantic Victorian theme throughout, Breckenridge truly oozes romance. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not impress that special someone in your life with a weekend getaway to Breckenridge? Breckenridge is the perfect setting to reignite that ‘flame’ and has a variety of activities for any couple – on AND off the slopes!
At Ski Country, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of suggested events, activities and date ideas in and around Breckenridge. Read below to find your perfect Valentine’s Day itinerary – and, don’t worry, we don’t mind if you want to take all the credit!
|For The ‘Theater Geeks’|
♦ The Great Gatsby | go.skicountry.com/backstage-theatre
- Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, 121 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
- Showing January 16 – February 16
A story about the impossibility of recapturing the past and also the difficulty of altering one’s future. Jay Gatsby, the mysterious and wealthy neighbor of Nick Carraway, passionately pursues Nick’s cousin, Daisy, the girl he once loved. A story of obsession, greed and danger set among a world of breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in the adaptation of this classic F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.
► More of a cinema fan? The The Breckenridge Speakeasy Theater is a charming and intimate movie theater tucked away in the old Breckenridge High School. Grab a glass of wine (or beer) a bucket of popcorn and enjoy the current showing!
♦ Scenic Sleigh Ride with Dinner & a Show | go.skicountry.com/two-below-sleigh-rides
- Two Below Sleigh Rides, Frisco Nordic Center
- Daily at 4.45p & 7.15p
Take a romantic sleigh ride amidst snow-capped mountains and starry night skies that ends at a back country camp with cozy lantern-lit, heated tent where you will enjoy a hearty three-course, home-cooked meal with show and musical entertainment. Looking for something a little more exclusive? Ask about their private sleigh rides!
► Also try Breckenridge Stables for scenic Sleigh Rides on Breckenridge Peak Nine & the Breckenridge Nordic Center
|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!’
From self guided to guided to tours, Breckenridge has it all :
Guided Tours & Self Guided Tours of the private mine site. Explore Breckenridge’s maazing gold minding history along with some awesome views. Snowshoes available for rent. psst.. these guys do Sleigh Rides too!
Guided Snowshoe through gold mine history. Enjoy a 1.5 mile otudoor hike/snowshoe through what used to be an active hydraulic mine site. View authentic mining artifacts and get exclusive access into a restored boardinghouse. Snowshoes provided.
Guided or Self Guided Tours. Approximately 1-1.25 hours and offered multiple times a day. Navigate clearly marked trails and explore the incredible history of Breckenridge and its surrounding area. Trails Passes avaiable for purchase (included in guided tours) and snowshoes available for rent. Walk ins welcome.
Guided or Self Guided Tours. Explore clearly marked trails for all ability levels, or join a day or evening guided tour! The daytime 2 hour, Jessie Mill guided tour explores one of the iconic mining structures in the area as well as local wildlife. The evening, full/new moon, tour allows participants to experience the great otudoors via moonlight and/or headlamps. Snowshoes available for rent.
- Self Guided Romance Hike Tour
Looking for something a little more intimate and romantic? Why not explore the Sallie Barber Mine (an easy-ish 1.4 mile each way hike, with just 400 feet of elevation gain) Romance Mine Hike. Snowshoes can be rented at Alpine Sports Rental in Breckenridge.
► Hint: Why not pick up one of the delicious, made to order meat and cheese platters from Breckenridge Cheese Shop and pick up a bottle of wine from the Continental Divide Winery (just next door) to bring along on your journey!
♦ Sledding at Carter Park
For the outdoorsy that are still kids at heart, might we recommend at day at Carter Park? The sledding hill here is free (sleds can be purchased at nearby Breckenridge Market) but not for the faint at heart! Don’t be fooled by the amount of children you may see screaming in delight as they race down the hill – this activity is equally as fun and exciting for adults.
We all know Breckenridge is world reknowned for its 2900+ acres of skiable terrain across its five huge peaks. So a day spent on the slopes here is never a day wasted! Whether it be Valentine’s Day or not. Don’t forget to purchase your lift tickets in advance for the best rates!
► Are you and your better half a couple of bonified powder hounds? After a day of navigating Breckenridge’s world class 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’|
♦ BreckCreate Classes + Workshops
- Oil Painting @ Randall Barn | Friday, February 14, 1-4p | Register Online
- Clay Hand-Building @ Ceramics Studio | Friday, February 14, 6-8.30p | Register Online
- Beginner Glassblowing @ Hot Shop | February 14 & 15, 6-8.30p | Register Online
|For The ‘Foodies’|
♦ 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.
|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!