Breckenridge, a small town in the Rocky Mountains about two hours west of Denver, is best known for the amazing ski resort of the same name. The Breckenridge Ski Resort has three different ski slopes and offers instruction in skiing and snowboarding, which may be booked online. You can find a nice hostel in Breckenridge near Main Street, which has many small shops, pubs, and places to eat. Plus, Breckenridge hostel amenities may include a hot tub!
Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are some other things you can do while you’re there. Dog sledding and ice skating are other fun winter activities or if you want to relax there are several spas in town. Amazing views of the forest and mountains can be seen while walking down Boreas Pass which extends southward from Main Street, and the beautiful Sawmill Reservoir is only a couple miles west of Main Street.
There are also different events going on depending on when you’re in town. Breckenridge throws a multi-day festival in January, the Ullr Fest, which honors the Norse god of snow. For the festivities, participants don Viking helmets and attend a parade. The town’s population is more than doubled with the influx of tourists for this rowdy winter party. Also in January is the annual Snow Sculpture Championships, which attract artists from all over the world. In the summer, there are lots of hiking trails and other recreational activities. Quandary Peak is especially popular with hikers. Other easier trails like Black Powder Pass are lined with wildflowers during the spring and summer.