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Fat Biking

Summit County is full of activities to keep you moving throughout the year. In Breckenridge, fat bikes can keep you riding no matter how much snow there is! Fat bikes have oversized tires that give the bike more surface area and grip on unstable surfaces such as snow, mud or sand. Whether you’re a first timer or a biking enthusiast, fat bikes can be a new thrill on an old concept.

Breckenridge is home to world-class mountain biking trails, many of them accessible to winter recreationists looking to hang up their skis for a day and experience the exhilaration of fat biking. Many local shops, such as Breck Bike Guides, offer half-day or full-day independent fat bike rentals. They will advise you on which trails to try them out on, or you can plan a custom tour and they will lead the way.

For the adventurous spirit looking for a unique fat-biking experience, Ridden offers fat-bike excursions to the Broken Compass Brewery or Breckenridge Distillery. Enjoy a 3.5-mile downhill ride on a carbon-fiber fat bike to either location, and then learn about brewing or distilling as you tour the facility and enjoy a libation. When you’re ready, Ridden will provide return transportation back into town.

PRICES

Breck Bike Guides:

  • Half-day rental: $45
  • Full-day rental: $65
  • Tours: $35 per hour + $10 per hour per additional person

Avalanche Sports:

  • Full-day rental: $55
  • Multi-day rental: $50 per day

Ridden:

  • Half-day rental: $59.99
  • Full-day Rental: $79.99
  • Breckenridge Beer and Distillery Tour: $60 with advanced booking

For more information on fat biking, please contact your Activities Coordinators at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com.

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Tubing

If you come to the high country in the winter, you are almost guaranteed to hear about tubing. Tubing has been a family-friendly activity enjoyed by all ages since the 1820s, so it’s no wonder why!

With our closest tubing operations in Frisco and Keystone, it’s as easy as ever to get your family or friends out for some high-speed fun!

FRISCO

The Frisco Adventure Park features 1,200 foot long tubing lanes with lift service up the hill.  You have an hour to take as many runs as you want and a magic carpet to take you back to the top after every run, so your legs aren’t tired out before the next day of skiing. If you are having such a good time that you can’t bring yourself to leave, you may stay an extra hour for $10. Reservations are recommended but not required.

  • Price: $26 per person for one-hour
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

KEYSTONE

Keystone also offers tubing at Adventure Point. With slightly longer runs and later hours, it’s a perfect option if you have the family out for some classic Keystone night skiing. Adventure Point also offers a magic carpet that brings up back to the top of the hill. Reservations are required.

  • Price: $33 per person for one-hour
  • Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  Wednesday – Sunday: 10:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For more information about tubing or to make a reservation, contact an Activities Coordinator at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com.

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Skate into the New Year

Take a day off from the slopes and enjoy an afternoon or evening on one of the three different ice skating rinks this season. Whether you are looking to play indoors or out, it is time to break out your scarves and blades! Skate outdoors at Keystone and enjoy the crisp winter air and beautiful […]

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Looking to book a ski lesson?

Breckenridge’s Ski and Ride School offers a variety of programs to help fit your specific needs for becoming a better skier or snowboarder. There are three separate ski schools located across Breckenridge; The Village, Beaver Run (both located on Peak 9), and The Peak 8 School. For those staying at Grand Timber Lodge or Gold […]

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Ready Paint Fire

Looking to bring out your creative side during your next visit to Breckenridge? Conveniently located on the north end of Main Street, Ready Paint Fire is just what you need. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Ready Paint Fire offers pottery painting, canvas parties and glass fusing!

Canvas Parties

Ready Paint Fire brings in local artists to teach you the painting basics during the Saturday night canvas painting parties! Beginners are more than welcome, and everything is provided, including drinks and music for $35. Reservations are recommended.

Glass Fusing

Ready Paint Fire also teaches an intro to glass fusing workshop. For $40, you can learn the basics of glass fusing, including cutting glass, layering and finishing the final product in the kiln. Create a glass-fused sushi plate or candle holder!

Pottery Painting

Choose from a wide variety of pieces—from a moose mug to a sunflower platter. Let your imagination guide you or use stencils for inspiration. Prices range from $5 to $70, with most items going for around $10 to $25. There is also at $10 studio fee. Get festive this holiday season and join a $5 ornament painting party. A two-day turnaround for firing is guaranteed.

Check out the Ready Paint Fire website to learn more about everything they offer or to book your own party! Whether you have a creative bone you want to flex or you’re just looking to have a Grand time, Ready Paint Fire can help inspire you to make a masterpiece!

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Breckenridge Nordic Center

Want to try an alternative to the downhill slopes? Take advantage of Breckenridge’s very own Nordic ski center! Located conveniently down the road from the Grand Lodge on Peak 7, the center offers 1,400 acres of groomed trails for you to enjoy. Get a great workout while enjoying the beautiful views of our Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve.

On the Nordic Center’s trails, you can enjoy both classic cross country skiing or snowshoeing. You can even hike toward some local huts like the Hallelujah Hut and Kathy’s Viewpoint Cabin/Sauna. These log cabins are a fantastic way to add adventure to your hike!

If you have never tried cross country skiing or snowshoeing, the Nordic Center also offers lesson and adventure tours. They provide rentals, lesson, food and spectacular views of the mountains. The Nordic Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check out its trails – maybe you will even see some Colorado wildlife!