5 Ideas for Winter Fun in Colorado’s Summit County

Headed on a ski holiday or vacation but have members in your group are non-skiers?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Although skiing and snowboarding might be the typical choices of activity when traveling to Breckenridge or Keystone in the winter, there is so much more to do in these beautiful mountain towns of Summit County, Colorado.

Non-Skier Activities in Breckenridge

Sleigh Rides

Imagine being nestled under cozy blankets in a cherry-red sleigh getting pulled over Colorado’s scenic trails by two beautiful Belgian draft horses. Blue skies, mountain peak views and snowy fun are what you can expect from a scenic sleigh ride. Choose from a variety of different sleigh rides while visiting the mountains. Take a romantic ride with that special someone in your life or gather the whole family for a dinner theater sleigh ride. The family can load into the sleigh together and enjoy a ride before stopping for dinner and a show! It is great fun for all ages.

Snow Tubing

Snow tubing is a great way to glide down a Colorado mountain in a more relaxed way. At Keystone Resort, there are multiple lanes carved into Adventure Point. Tubing at Keystone typically opens in December and runs every day through early April for $33 per hour per person. Frisco Adventure Park, just nine miles from Breckenridge, also offers a tubing hill. The hill features 1,200-foot tubing lanes with lift service for just $26 per hour. This is a great way to spend the day with friends and family.

Fat Tire Biking

If you’ve been to a mountain town recently, you have most likely seen many people cruising around on bikes equipped with fat tires and hardcore treads. These “fat bikes” allow riders to travel over snow and explore anywhere they wish. You can find retailors in Breckenridge and Keystone who rent these bikes; some even offer tours. This is a great way to get out and roam the mountain while the others in your group are skiing.

Non-Skier Activities in Summit County

Escape Room Breckenridge

The ultimate non-skiing adventure when visiting Breckenridge is the Escape Room. Get locked in a room for up to an hour with your friends, family or strangers! The only way to escape the room is to solve riddles, uncover clues and crack codes within the 60-minute time limit. There are currently two options available. The Hollywood Room has a 70% success rate and allows groups to travel back to 1952 to solve a murder mystery. Captain Steelhook’s Treasure has a 30% success rate and asks groups to find a hidden treasure. Groups for both games range in size from two to eight participants.

Dog Sledding

Bundle up and get pulled over snow-capped mountains by twelve powerful and gentle huskies. Good Times Adventures Dogsledding runs a six-mile tour along the winding trails of the Swan River Valley. After a brief explanation on how to run the sled and work with the Siberian huskies, you can head out on your tour. You can have up to six people and everyone has the opportunity to run the dogs, ride in the dogsled and ride along in the passenger sleigh with the guide. This activity is suitable for ages four and up.

Experiences like these are a great way to enjoy Colorado’s snowy mountains without strapping on skis.  So, gather up your friends and family, skiers and non-skiers alike, and spend a fun-filled winter vacation in a Breckenridge rental home.