Winter Wonderland: Breckenridge, Colorado



Breckenridge in the winter is like stepping into a Hallmark movie with its quaint Victorian downtown surrounded by stunning mountain peaks. While Breckenridge is incredible in all four seasons, winter brings snow adventures, cozy mountain vibes and a variety of events throughout the season. Outdoor sports are not the only unique thing about Breck. The town has a focus on regenerative and responsible travel from voluntourism trail and restoration projects and the town’s B Like Breckenridge stewardship campaign to eco lodging offerings and town’s elimination of single-use plastic on September 1, 2021.


On December 22, 2022, United Airlines is bringing back their Landline’s direct-to-Breckenridge airport ground transportation service, making it easier (and more eco-conscious) for visitors to travel to Breckenridge this winter. The innovative and convenient ground transportation service connects through its Denver hub, transferring passengers (and their baggage) right on the tarmac, skipping the hassle of rental cars, baggage claim, and mountain driving.


Breckenridge’s beloved winter events will draw in snow worshippers, holiday merrymakers and international sculptors once again. Lighting of Breckenridge and The Race of the Santas, Dec. 3; Ullr Fest, Dec. 8-11; and the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships, Jan. 23 - Feb. 1, 2022.


New lodging is also on deck with winter. Slated to open its doors Christmas of 2022 from Destination Hospitality Group comes The Carlin, a “restaurant with rooms” European ski town concept that blends three businesses together as one amazing hospitality experience. The top floor will offer four luxury hotel suites adorned with Swiss Chalet reclaimed wood and modern high end finishes. On the main floor, the 80-seat open kitchen restaurant will focus its menu around the wood burning oven and centerpiece raw bar, conjuring visions of the Pacific Northwest with oysters and elevated seafood small plates. Flavor-seekers will also be delighted to try several NEW restaurants on the Breckenridge culinary scene.


Photos Courtesy of: Breckenridge Tourism Office, Carl Scofeild, Alex Neuschaefer