What to do in Breck during February.
Ahhh, February, perhaps the best month in winter. By now, the days are getting longer, but the snow still falls in spades. There’s no holiday crush. The on-mountain snow coverage is ideal. In other words: there’s no better place to be than Breckenridge. And should you find yourself looking for activities beyond riding lifts and bombing down, here’s what’s on deck.
February 9: Mardi Gras on Main Street Think NOLA has a lock on Mardi Gras? Think again. This rowdy all-day party is a face mask, beaded bash on Main Street.
February 10, 6:15 a.m.: Breck Ascent Series Rise and shine and rip. This ski-mo race (short for ski mountaineering) sends participants up and down Peak 9. It’s a lung-busting blast and also an impressive spectator sport. Click here to register.
February 11: Free museum entry Learn about and celebrate Breckenridge’s unique history—from native American lore to the mining days to modern-day tourism. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers free museum entries and historic tours. Click here for more details.
February 13-21 Women’s Ski Week: Breckenridge’s renowned ski and snowboard school offers a week’s worth of women-specific clinics and lessons for skiers and riders of all ages. More, there will be gear demos and delicious après and other social gatherings. Click here for more info.
All Month: Work up a sweat at the Breckenridge Rec Center, 880 Airport Road, 80424 A favorite destination for locals and visitors, the Breck Rec Center has a multitude of health and wellness classes, a terrific aquatics center and spacious, clean locker rooms. Better yet, it’s staffed with athletes who live to play and who have great insight into altitude, fitness and more. Check out hours and more here.
February 13, 1:30 p.m.: Valentine Tour and Tea What better way to say, “I love you,” than with an historic tour with local expert Katie Briggle, capped off with tea and homemade treats at her restored Victorian home? $15/Adults, $10/Child. Reservations required. 970-453-9767 X2; Breckheritage.com.
February 13: Cupid’s Chase 5K, 11 a.m. Whether you’re running to or from love, this is the sweetest foot- or snowshoe race of its kind. Race starts at Colorado Mountain College (107 Denison Placer Road). Contact Vertical Runner Breckenridge for more info (970-423-6116).
February 13, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Father Daughter Dance with Mtn. Top Museum This annual dance, sponsored by the Mountain Top Children’s Museum, takes place at the Imperial Ballroom at the Beaver Run Resort. Cost: $15/person. Purchase tickets by calling 970-453-7878.
February 16, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Watercolor Postcards Workshop Art Supply of Breckenridge hosts this hands-on instruction. $20/person. Contact Mauricio Meneses, 970-423-6945 to register.
February 17, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Mix it Up at Vida-Flo Join the Breckenridge Ambassadors for this meetup at Vida-Flo, 100 North Main Street. Drinks and sandwiches provided. $5/person.
February 18, 6 p.m.: Breckenridge Ski Patrol Public Avalanche Lecture Series Learn about winter’s most dangerous phenomenon from the experts at this free speaker series featuring free pizza and an open cash bar. Location: Village at Breckenridge, Ten Mile Room.
February 19-21: Colorado Music Convergence This weekend-long gathering showcases more than 15 Colorado artists and features additional events, including an après-ski VIP party, networking brunch and artist-specific workshops and panels. Attendance is free but requires an RSVP. Click here for a full schedule of events.
February 28, 6:30 p.m.: Banff Mountain Film Festival Check out the films that made the cut for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which features some of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure mountain films. $20 general admission. Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Avenue. Click here for tickets.