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The mountain town of Breckenridge is an easy sell to winter activity enthusiasts. Now that the eagerly awaited Peak 6 has opened, this ever-popular ski resort and former mining town can lay claim to having some of the best trails for every type of skier or snowboarder.
Recently, AskMen caught up with Alyssa Hetze of the Breckenridge Ski Resort to find out why the storybook mountain resort is a great year-round destination.
Turns out skiing is just the tip of the iceberg in Breckenridge. If you're not inclined to hurl yourself down a snowy mountain with little more than some poles and planks of wood strapped to you, have no fear, you can still get a winter rush by dogsledding, ice skating, tubing, or snowmobiling. The town also hosts dozens of events from the infamous Dew Tour to one of the greatest ice sculpting competitions you'll ever see.
And when all the snow melts, that prime wilderness opens up for a litany of adrenalin-pumping summer activities which include hiking, zip-lining and mountain biking.
Breckenridge's night scene also begs to be explored with over 75 bars and restaurants that can cater to a couple looking for a fancy night or a bachelor party looking for a the legal trouble they can find. Remember, this is Colorado!
One thing's for sure, if you're hoping to book an outdoorsy vacation for yourself or your family, you owe it to yourself to experience Breckenridge at least once.