Breckenridge

Things to do in Breckenridge

The modest spa’s hour-long Swedish massage is intense and the perfect cure for ski-weary muscles.

Looking for the best and brightest-colored in ski and mountain sports clothing and equipment? On the Main Street of one of Colorado’s outdoor-sports meccas sits Primo Outdoor in a white and red building with a ski chalet-style roof and balcony.

This franchise, diner-style donut shop on North Main Street has its own proprietary donut mix and medium-roast coffee. They make filled, frosted, sprinkled, or glazed donuts, as well as pastries like bear claws, apple fritters, and cinnamon rolls.

Buy a lift ticket and hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort, which dazzles skiers and snowboarders with a 3,398-foot vertical rise and 155 trails (most of them moderate to expert). The legendary Freeway Terrain Park is de rigueur for hard-core snowboarders.

While parents ski or board, kids can take lessons through Mountains of Discovery, the ski school at Breckenridge. Children as young as three can sign up for all-day classes, which cover the basics of skiing or boarding, and classes are offered for kids up to age 13.

Frequented by visitors looking to stock their resort kitchens, this grocery store is housed in a red-brick building conveniently located in the center of town. Regular and organic groceries fill the shelves, along with a bulk section that includes nuts and candies.