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A Breckenridge family ski trip will be one of the most cherished memories you and your children will ever create. Breckenridge is such a family friendly ski resort that parents and kids return year after year. There’s terrain for all levels of skiers, activities for the entire family to enjoy, and a calendar of events made specifically for a family ski vacation.
When the kids aren’t skiing there’s a mountain roller coaster to ride, children’s museum to visit, and hills to sled or tube down. Downtown Breckenridge is a snapshot of the good old days; kids can run freely along Main Street and jump in shops or candy stores, or head to the arcade to play video games. Whether your family is on the slopes exploring the resort or walking through town, there are plenty of fun things to do together on a Breckenridge family ski trip.
On the mountain, you’ll find several zones specifically designed for family skiing. The Dragon Trail at the bottom of Peak 8 is a great experience for young kids and parents to share. The Dragon Trail is a themed run at the bottom of Peak 8 that children will want to go to time and again. There’s a fun trail for kids into “Ski-a-Lot Castle,” where you cross a moat and encounter dragons. Jump into the dragon’s lair to warm up with a hot chocolate or head back to the bottom of Peak 8 to explore more of the beginner terrain. Peak 9’s Haunted Forest and Ripperoo’s Forest are fun trails through the trees made for beginner kids. Tweens and teens will be psyched on the terrain parks that are scattered throughout Breckenridge. Aside from Freeway Terrain Park—which is the biggest and where you can find X Games athletes and pros practice—Breckenridge’s four other terrain parks are designed to be progressive and fun for all levels.
A run on the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster should be high on the list of things to do with the family in Breckenridge. The 2,500-foot rollercoaster track bombing down the mountain, takes tight twists and turns, and is a different way to get speed down the mountain. The two-seater cars allow for a parent and child to zip around together, and a handbrake lets adults control the speed for little ones.
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena is open seven days a week and has an indoor and outdoor rink for the family to slide around on. Skates are available to rent and broom-ball games get started at the drop of a hat. The best sledding and tubing hill in Breckenridge is at Carter Park. Kids love hiking up the hill and building small jumps for the sled.
The Breckenridge Recreation Center has two climbing walls, a water slide and indoor pool, and much more. Day passes and punch cards are available. Eric’s Arcade and the Family Fun Center at the Grand Lodge have video games, bowling, ping pong tables, and more. Eric’s is on Main Street and the Grand Lodge is on Peak 7.