Winter activities in Breckenridge and Vail Colorado

Going to Breckenridge Colorado or Vail Colorado this winter to Ski or Snowboard and thinking what else my family and I can do?

The high country of Colorado offers the best activities off the mountain one can imagine. Snowmobiling , dog Sledding , Dinner sleigh Rides , Zip lining , Nordic  skiing , snowshoeing , Horseback riding or Tubing.


Snowmobiling could either be for the adrenalin junkie who wants to rent their own high performance sled plow thru deep powder stashes , ride the back bowls or fulfill the need for speed. Snowmobiling also is a great family experience or an adventure for the beginner. Sled on groomed trails , follow the lead of an experienced guide , travel thru scenic pine forests or sled to the top of the continental divide. Ride single or double. Snowmobile outfitters will provide snowsuits , Helmets , snow boots, always check if there is a charge. Your responsibility is to wear layers , bring a warm pair of gloves or mittens ( mittens are warmer ) sunglasses or goggles and most important a smile and a great attitude.

Dog sledding is a whole different experience, whereby you can be the musher and actually drive your own team of dogs. Typically the dog sled will hold two people , one is the driver ( musher ) the other is a passenger. Dog sled rides last about an hour in duration and you get the feeling you are back in history in the Alaskan territory. Most outfitters will also have a snowmobile towing a sled with the balance of your group. If you only do one activity other than skiing or snowboarding, Dog sledding in Breckenridge or Vail Colorado is an adventure not to miss.


Take a Dinner Sleigh ride thru beautiful pine forests and open snow fields, feel the snow falling or enjoy being under a star filled night sky. After your Sleigh ride enjoy a wild west show or folk tales of the old west. Dine with your family, friends and make new friends as you sit back  and relax in an old log cabin or a heated dining tent. Contact your sleigh company for private sleigh rides, proposals dinners , weddings or corporate events.


Do you think that Zip Lining is only a summer adventure Think again, soaring above the tree tops, seeing the snow covered landscapes below is a winter reality. Dress warm and enjoy this new  and exciting sport.

Not enough excitement , go winter horseback riding. Want to get that outdoor training in and at the same time enjoy the scenic views Breckenridge and Vail has to offer, take advantage of the numerous Nordic centers available or break your own trail and rent a pair of cross country skis or snowshoes. If you have not had the experience of Nordic skiing or snowshoeing or want to improve your skills sign up for a lesson and let one of the many professional instructors show you how to enjoy this wonderful sport. Want to try something new try ice climbing with professional instructors.


Last but certainly not least is the fun activity of Tubing, great for the whole family or a bunch of friends. Most of the ski areas in Breckenridge , Keystone , Copper and Vail have organized Tubing hills. A rope tow gets you up the hill and your creativeness gets you down, go single, build a train and laugh, whoop and holler all the way down.

Enjoy your fulfilled vacation in the mountains of Colorado.

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