Explore Colorado: Off the Slopes Fun in Breckenridge
Ski season is winding down with many resorts closing this weekend and next weekend. Breckenridge Ski Resort closes on April 14th. While there is a lot of fun on the slopes, there is also a lot of family fun you can have off the slopes.
If you like to hike, snowshoe, or skin up a mountain, then head up Peak 9 or any of the peaks at Breckenridge before the lifts open or after the ski season is over. If you go early, you will get great views of the sun coming up over the Continental Divide. It is a workout and it is free!
Something else that is free is sledding at Carter Park, just a couple of blocks off of Main Street. It is a great hill for a ton of sledding fun.
The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster runs in the winter and summer. The coaster is 2,500 feet of track that winds through trees and right along the ski slopes. Through this weekend, it is open 11am-4pm. It will re-open for the summer season. Single rides are $7 for ages 3-7 and $16 for 8 and up. All day tickets are $12 for ages 3-7 and $29 for 8 and up. During the summer, there are all sorts of activities on Peak 8 that the kids will enjoy.
You can head north on Highway 9 to Frisco to visit the Frisco Adventure Park. The tubing lanes are 1,200 feet long. Cost is $25 a person. You can also go on a roll in an Xorb, which is kind of like a giant hamster ball. Cost is $7 for a 5 minute ride. The kids will love it and adults will get a great mini-workout running and falling in the Xorb.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Breckenridge for a weekend or a week, check out Great Western Lodging. They offer 160 lodging properties in Breckenridge including condos, townhomes, and private homes. They are offering 20-40% off discounts this month and summer specials that start as low as $93 a night.