Breckenridge Vacation

This family trip to Breckenridge was a great reminder of why I spend so much money to live in Colorado. No matter the season, there's so much to do and scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. 
 

Day 1 - Hanging Around Breckenridge

The first day, we made the two hour drive from Denver to Breckenridge. Once we arrived, we took it pretty easy - just settled into our condo and explored the town. 

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Of all the times I've been to the Breckenridge/Frisco area, I've never stumbled upon Sapphire Point. Thanks to our family photographer, we discovered the hidden overlook. 

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Main Street has lots of cute restaurants and shops. My favorite boutique was Marigolds Farmhouse Funk and Junk. The store has a mix of  country/vintage/bohemian clothes, jewelry and home decor. 

Day 2 - Skiing at Peak 8

After 2 1/2 years of living in Colorado, I finally tried skiing (pretty embarrassing, but to be fair, I've been on a grad school budget). My parents and I took a beginner class at the Ski & Ride School. The first half of the day we learned the basics. After lunch, we met up with Drew and tried out our skills on a green run. 

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I walked away with sore muscles and couple bruises, but it was totally worth it! Needless to say, I'll be planning a couple day trips this season. 

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Day 3 - Sledding at Carter Park

On day 3, Bradley and Courtney joined us. We were excited to snow tube at Cooper Mountain, but heavy traffic on I-70 forced us to adjust our plans. Instead, we spent a couple hours sledding at Carter Park

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Poor Drew hurt his tailbone sledding (he says it's fractured...I say it's bruised). Once we returned to the condo we jumped right into the hot tub to recover.

Day 4 - Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding & Sleigh Ride

Day 4 was the most action-packed day! We started our day at Good Times Adventures for a 3 hour snowmobile tour. The guide led us through surrounding trails and up to the continental divide. 

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Later that day, we went on a 6 mile dog sled tour. The five of us switched between running the dogs and riding in the sleigh. Let me just say, it takes a very talented person to run the dogs. Bradley, Courtney and I definitely had our share of falls!

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To end the day, we went on a dinner sleigh ride with Two Below Zero. Our driver/mules took us on a 30 minute ride to a heated tent in the woods. There we enjoyed a three-course meal, a little wine and live entertainment.