Breckenridge For NonSkiier

Old Dec 12th, 2005, 07:23 AM
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Breckenridge For NonSkiier

Our family is heading out to Breck for some skiing and boarding,but I AM NOT a skiier or boarder!!Any suggestions for poor little old me??
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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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Nothing specific but Breck is a cute little silver mining town. I'd spend a day wandering and window shopping. I would also look into a spa day...lots of massage therapists in ski towns.
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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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I'd say cozying up with a good book and a hot toddy would be a fun way to spend the day. High fives to amwosu for the spa day suggestion--always a good choice when traveling!!!
 
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Snowshoeing, snowmobiling or sledding are all available in the area. I'm not really a snowmobile kind of person (the noise gets to me), but even on the shorter snowmobile tours, you can get to places with incredible views. There's ice skating at the indoor arena. And how about dog-sledding? There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors in Breck without being on the slopes. By not being a skiier, do you mean downhill or any kind? Cross-country skiing is easy to do, even the first time, and is a beautiful way to enjoy the scenary. There are two cross-country nordic centers, the Breckenridge Nordic Center, which is on the way to Breck's Peak 8, and Gold Run Nordic Center, which is about 3 miles north of town at the gold course. You can also rent snowshoes at the nordic centers and take their snowshoe trails there.

If you're interested in shopping, you could drive or take the bus to the outlet stores in Silverthorne/Dillon or go to Vail. At Vail, there's "Adventure Ridge," which is at the top of the gondola (beautiful views, of course), and has all sorts of non-skiing acitivites, including innertubing.

There are some historic buildings in town; check with where you're staying on locations and open times. I think the Country Boy mine, located just outside of town in French Gulch, is open year-round.

In Breck, the Crown has coffee drinks, alcoholic drinks, light lunch/snack items and ice cream. Lots of comfy sofas, games and reading materials; a good place to hang out (but no mountain views). If you like craft activities, there's Ready, Paint, Fire, where you can paint ceramics that they will then fire for you.

Have a great time!

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If it's 40 degrees or above......Take a flyfishing lesson.
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