WHAT TO DO IN BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO IN SUMMER 2018

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Christian Stan, at 9 Jun. 18, in News

Prospectors discovered gold when they founded Breckenridge in 1859. Today, this historic mining town is fostering a whole new set of riches: an international arts festival, an expanding backcountry trail network, events all summer and fall with plenty of ways to unwind.

Wellness is the Breckenridge Way of Life

With more than 50 miles included in Breckenridge’s interconnected trail system for year-round adventures, a 17-millon dollar newly-renovated recreation center it’s clear that Breckenridge takes wellness seriously. In addition, Summit County, Breckenridge’s home county, has the highest life expectancy in the country, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association in 2017.

Summit Huts – New backcountry hut in Breckenridge – Sister’s Hut

Summit Huts mimic Colorado’s 10thMountain Division Huts that honor the men of the 10thMountain Division of the U.S. Army, who trained during World War II at Camp Hale in central Colorado. Visitors year-round hike, skin or snowshoe into these huts for an unplugged and authentic experience. The new hut being constructed summer 2018, is the first to be built on public lands in 22 years. The 2,090-square-foot Sister’s Cabin, will sit at 11,445 feet and accommodate 14 guests in the nearby Weber Gulch during the winter months.

Culinary and Craft Craze Hit Iconic Mountain Town

Craft beer and spirits, the made-in-Breckenridge trend, began in ‘90s with the Breckenridge Brewery. Today, that’s expanded to include bourbon, vodka, rum and bitters at Breckenridge Distillery,the world’s highest distillery, more than 12 taps at the award-winning Broken Compass Breweryand wine- blending classes at the Continental Divide Winery.In the past year alone, Breckenridge has seen nearly ten new culinary offerings inspired by a globally-influenced palette ranging from Thai to Mediterranean.

Local retailer takes the hassle out of signature Colorado camping experience

Summer adventurers can now experience the expansive trail network surrounding Breckenridge without paying for the extra bag fees or dealing with the packing hassle. New this summer, Ridden will offer camping kits rentals to make adventuring in Breckenridge a special and easy experience. Kits include: 4-person tent, cooking stove, cookware (pots,pans, tongs, silverware, coffee mugs, mess kit),lantern,headlamps,sleeping pads and sleeping bags.

NEW Epic Discovery at Breckenridge: A Mountain of Summer Fun is Ahead!

Late last summer, Breckenridge Ski Resort embarked on a new adventure with the debut of Epic Discovery, launching a new era of summer outdoor activities designed to immerse guests in Breck’s High Alpine environment. Summer 2018 marks the first full season of Epic Discovery at Breck and the perfect opportunity to get outside and experience the historic destination on a whole other level – more than 11,000 feet above sea-level to be exact! Alpine Camp, located just steps from the top of the Colorado SuperChair, is the heart of Epic Discovery’s new activities and adventures at

Breck, featuring the Alpineer Challenge Course, Gold Summit Climbing Wall, Observation Tower and Interpretive Hiking Loop, in addition to access to the Expedition Zip Line Tour. Epic Discovery provides a unique, connected, on-mountain summer experience, immersing guests in activities which provide big-time thrills, allow them to challenge themselves physically, guide them to explore and better understand their natural surroundings, and ultimately create lifelong memories. In addition, Epic Discovery’s “One Percent For The Forest” program contributes one percent of all summer lift ticket and activity revenue to The Nature Conservancy for forest restoration projects on national forest lands to help ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy the beauty of our National Forest in Breckenridge and beyond. Epic Discovery’s new activities at Breck complement a variety of other popular summer attractions at the resort, including zip lines, alpine slides, a year-round alpine coaster, a bungee trampoline, and much more.

July 4: Sidewalk chalk rules Breckenridge on Independence Day weekend

This Independence Day, Breckenridge Creative Arts’ Street Arts Festival celebrates street, pavement and graffiti arts with outdoor murals, installations, workshops and pop-up art. On July 4, the party kicks off with a 10K trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Main Street parade. Family activities, live music, a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra and an extraordinary firework display close out the night.

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts rolls Aug. 10-19, 2018

Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, this 10-day festival brings together a variety of performances, installations, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks, and surprise collaborations, with an eclectic mix of music, theater, film, visual and street arts, and family entertainment.

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