The Most Epic Family Day. Ever.
Five easy-to-navigate peaks, loads of wide-open terrain and attractive kid-friendly restaurants and lodging—Breckenridge is as family-focused as they come. Carve out a memorable dream day for your crew with these smart tips.
Set yourselves up for ski-in/ski-out ease by staying at a Breckenridge resort-owned property and take advantage of perks like walking to the chairlift, ski lockers, slopeside hot tubs, game and theater rooms and onsite ski shops. For unbeatable convenience, stay at the base of Peak 8 at One Ski Hill. Kids love the private bowling alley, help-yourself cookies and lemonade, indoor/outdoor aquatics center and après s’mores fire pit.
Begin your day on the mountain with breakfast at The Maggie. The Peak 9 base restaurant serves up fast waffles, fresh coffee and cocoa and a hearty skier’s breakfast of eggs, potatoes and biscuits and gravy. From there, walk over to the Quicksilver SuperChair and lap long, gradual Silverthorne and Frontier beginner runs. Visit Ripperoo’s Forest for giggle-inducing ski-through features and be sure to snap some family pics with an Epic Mix photographer. Just look for their lime green coats.
Make your way over to Peak 8 for a sweet mix of green and blue runs off the Colorado and Rocky Mountain SuperChairs. Springmeier is an excellent learner-friendly run, while intermediate Northstar and Claimjumper wind down Peak 8 with plenty of space to stop and take in crystal clear county-wide views. Break for a ride on the Gold Runner Coaster at the base of Peak 8 and soar 2,500 feet through the forest.
For lunch, head to the Tbar for high-piled nachos and juicy burgers, The Overlook for steaming pot pies and bowls of ramen, or Sevens for wood stone-fired pizza and calzones. All boast spacious outdoor patios and decks for prime people-watching.
After lunch, ski the long, intermediate rolling runs on Peak 7. They’re as fun and relaxed or as fast and challenging as you make them. Stop for cocoa and snacks at western posh Pioneer Crossing. Parents: Don’t miss their indulgent hot cocktail menu. Then traverse over to Peak 6 for mellow intermediate bowl skiing.
At the end of the day, take a scenic gondola ride to town for some shopping and strolling, après and dinner, or rest tired legs in your hotel’s hot tubs, pools and steam rooms.
Visiting with the grandparents and looking for family activities beyond the slopes? Ice skating, sleigh rides, a children’s museum, snowshoeing, dog sledding and an incredible renowned arts district await those who don’t ski or snowboard or just need a day off. Historic walking tours, easy winter hikes, eclectic restaurants and so much more are at your family’s fingertips. Check out these must-try Breckenridge activities for more ideas.
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