My family has met up in Breckenridge for years for skiing, shopping and other winter activities. One year I rented snowshoes and hiked around- which is when I took this photo.
Breckenridge is a great place for families and there are plenty of slopes for beginning and intermediate skiers. Oh, don't worry, there are some gnarly black diamonds as well.
The town of Breckenridge started out as a mining camp in the mid-1800's. Many of the shops and restaurants are in historic buildings. There definitely something for everyone here, but in a small town atmosphere. The shops are fun and there's a few gem and mineral stores I always visit. At one jewelry shop is where my husband and I purchased our wedding bands,silver engraved bands with trees and a moon/sun.
My sis and I love to go hang out at Burke and Riley's Irish Pub - http://burkeandrileyspub.com/home/index.php -in the downtown area. They have a fire pit on the patio with great views of the mountains that look beautiful on a moonlit night. It's a great place to hang out with the locals.