All you need is your favorite toboggan!
The town of Breckenridge wants to offer free activities to families who can't get a ski reservation this winter, and they're starting with a giant sledding hill. By November, a section of the Airport Road parking lot will be transformed into a snowy winter wonderland for anyone looking for thrills.
The best part? The sledding hill—and a few other fun winter activities—is entirely free. Town officials hope it will give families something fun to do this winter in Breckenridge if they can't ski or snowboard.
Town officials also hope the new sledding hill will relieve crowds off Carter Park, one of Breckenridge's most popular sledding and tubing spots. Officials will be monitoring both locations to ensure visitors follow physical distancing and health and safety guidelines.
The town is also expanding its free Nordic ski and fat bike trails and increasing grooming to allow for more visitors and a better experience. The decision to add these winter activities took place across several months of town council meetings.
Right now, workers are adding rocks and dirt to create the ultimate sledding hill at the Airport Road parking lot. Once that's complete, they'll add the snow and continually groom it over the season to ensure the best sledding conditions.
If you're still planning to ski, Breckenridge Ski Resort is slated to open November 13. Reservations are required, and pass holders have priority. In addition to requiring face coverings, the resort will be enhancing physical distancing across the mountain and on lifts. Explore Breck's pass and ticket options and find their health protocols here.
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