Everywhere you turn in the beautiful mountain towns of Breckenridge and Keystone, you can see a winter photoshoot in the making. On a stroll through town, Christmas lights shine next to glistening white snowflakes. Gorgeous mountain views are found around every corner, making for the perfect photo op. If it’s time to update that profile pic with a new shot for the season, you’ll find plenty of places to pose. Here are five winter photoshoot ideas that’ll impress your social media followers, whether you’re looking for something adventurous, romantic, historic or scenic.
For the athlete…Keystone Ski Resort
Who doesn’t love a great winter action shot? At the top of the Gondola at Keystone Resort, you will find the best location for capturing a 360-degree view of all the surrounding peaks. Capture a dreamy winter photo as you catch some air on your skis or snowboard in the terrain park. You’ll make your ski or boarder friends jealous with that priceless snow shot when the perfect winter storm dumps 12 inches or more of blower powder.
For the romantic…Sapphire Point
If you’re ready to pop the question, document the romantic moment at sunset at the serene overlook between Breckenridge and Keystone on Swan Mountain Road. At an elevation of 9,500 feet, you’ll stand amid views of the Gore and Ten Mile Mountain ranges. Be forewarned though; as the self-timer is counting down to capture the love you both share, You might get photobombed by some of the area’s wildlife. Sapphire Point is ideal for a winter woodland engagement shoot and a popular small wedding spot in the summer.
For the historian…High Line Railroad Park
Breckenridge is known for its history as an old mining community, and the free outside railroad museum is a fun place to bring the entire family. Find it next to the Breckenridge Ice Rink, and capture a cool image in front of one of the old trains that at one time plowed snow off the train tracks as it journeyed up and over Boreas Pass all the way to Denver. Kids love this play-scape, train-themed park, and adults will enjoy its fascinating history transporting precious minerals from the mining communities to Denver.
For the epic view…Boreas Pass Road
Once a Ute Indian trail that later became a narrow-gauge railroad pass linking Denver to Leadville during the 1880’s silver boom, Boreas Pass Road boasts some of the most impressive views in Breckenridge. If you’re feeling motivated and energized, a cross country ski or snowshoe to the top of the pass will reward you with a visit to the abandoned section house that has now been transformed into a mountain ski hut housing reminders of the past. However, there’s no need to venture far; even a stop at the pull-off has fantastic views that make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Impress your followers with a comment-worthy photo.
For the artist…Breckenridge Arts District Campus
Discover a collection of historic relics, public art displays, and a vibrant cultural corridor in downtown Breckenridge as you enter the Arts District. Take a photo of the always-changing art display behind the Old Masonic Lodge before strolling along the Blue River walk to discover the route’s sculptures. For a unique shot, take a step back in time with a stop at the Welcome Center and dress up in 1800’s period clothing. If you visit during the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture competition, you can capture some of the amazing creations.
Start planning your winter vacation in Breckenridge and Keystone.