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!


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!


Ice Fishing

Want a relaxing day away from the crowds? Try a fun ice fishing adventure that is suitable for the whole family! You will be surrounded by some of the best mountain views while seated in the middle of iced-over Lake Dillon. Don’t worry about being cold! Your tour guide will have tents set up with windows and space heaters to keep you warm while sitting over the ice.

Try a two-hour trip, or a half-day, four-hour trip with multiple lake access options. Everything for fishing is included, although you will need to provide your own fishing license. You will catch anything from Kokanne Salmon to Arctic Char and Brown Trout to Rainbow Trout. The best part is your guide will fillet the fish right there and send you home with up to 8 Kokanee Salmon and any Rainbow Trout over 14”! It’s a great way to get a fresh seafood dinner that you caught yourself!

Ice fishing isn’t just fun for the guys but fun for everyone! Kids under 12 years old even get to fish for free!  It’s a nice quiet getaway and good quality time for the family. It’s also a good chance to catch dinner. Hurry up while the fish are still biting and book your discounted ice fishing adventure with your Activities Coordinators. Contact your Activities Coordinators at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com for more information or to book your trip today!

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Carter Park Sledding

If you’re looking for a winter excursion that the entire family will enjoy (including your fur family members), then Carter Park Sledding Hill is the perfect destination.


Snowshoe Hikes

ss_famundergondola12Summit County is full of awe-inspiring trails that will take your breath away! Whether that’s because of the elevation you will be at or the views you will see is another story.

Grand Timber Lodge, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, and Grand Colorado on Peak 8 have trails right outside their back doors. Strap on your snowshoes and be prepared to have a peaceful adventure walking through our local majestic woods.

The Select Ten trail from Grand Timber offers an hour-long loop winding up to the Sawmill Reservoir located above the property. Scenic photo spots abound as you take in your surroundings.

The Peaks Trail, a minute’s walk from Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and a five-minute walk from Grand Colorado, is an eight-mile trail connecting Breckenridge to Frisco. This moderate difficulty trip skirts the base of the Ten Mile mountain range, allowing wonderful views as well as more intimate close quarters in the forest. This can be done as an out and back excursion or as a full day trip in which you can take advantage of the county-wide free bus transportation (Summit Stage) to get you back from Frisco.

Nordic centers in Summit County also offer amazing groomed trails for a small fee. Our Activities departments are always happy to recommend more options, as there are many trails available in Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, and Silverthorne!