Ice Castles in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ice Castles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breckenridge is known as a world-class ski destination, where the best skiing and snowboarding hedge up to a perfect mountain town. With a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, a trip to Breckenridge will create memories that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.

Breckenridge Ice Castles

From hitting the slopes, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, shopping, to enjoying great après atmosphere at one of the many restaurants and bars along Main Street, you’ll never run out of things to do here.

A unique attraction has appeared in the Tiger/Dredge parking lot in downtown Breckenridge. Over the past few weeks, more than 20 million pounds of ice have transformed into a magical Ice Castle. At an elevation of 9,600 feet, the Breckenridge Ice Castle is surely the highest of its kind in North America this year. Other locations include Midway, UT and Lincoln, NH. Last year Ice Castles were located in Silverthorne, CO, at the Mall of America in MN and also in Steamboat Springs, CO.

The idea sprouted literally in the backyard of architect Brent Christensen, when he created an ice rink for his kids to enjoy. It quickly developed into an ice rink equipped with a 20’ slide, a castle tower and an ice cave. Talk about “Go big, or go home!”

The Ice Castles take shape with the guidance of sculpting teams. Each day, more than 5,000 icicles are “grown”, strategically placed and then drenched in water. Each formation is unique and evolves throughout the winter.

The Ice Castles change drastically from day to night, and offer a completely different experience with each visit. So take a stroll through the caves and caverns, gaze up at the tunnels and archways and escape to a magical place within the Breckenridge Ice Castle.

Breckenridge Ice Castles


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday:  2pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday:  noon – 10pm

Ticket Prices:

General Admission, age 12 and up:    $10
Children 4 to 11: $8
Young Children under 4 years old:  Free

Military / Seniors: $8 (must show ID)

Season Pass: $30

* Senior and Military discount, $2 off General Admission
* Non-Profit discount available for groups of 10+ and Group Discounts for groups of 15+.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, contact groupsales@icecastles.com for rates.

 

Map and Directions

 
Address:

150 West Adams Ave.
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Directions From Denver:

  • Take I70 West
  • Take exit 203 toward Frisco / Breckenridge
  • At the traffic circle, veer Right, onto Summit Blvd
  • The Ice Castle will be on your left!

Customized directions can be created from your location to the Ice Castle by clicking on “Directions” on the pop-up on the map, or by clicking on “View Larger Map” at the bottom of the map image.

To purchase tickets, click here! 

For more information, visit: www.IceCastles.com

For the BEST lodging deals in Breckenridge, visit: www.BreckenridgeDiscountLodging.com 

Save up to 40% off at Grand Timber Lodge! Click here!

 

Previous Related Blog Posts: 

Silverthorne Ice Castles

Winter Activities for People Who Hate Winter

What is Your Favorite Outdoor Activity in Breckenridge?

New Snow in Breckenridge!

 

 

 

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Local Breckenridge Business Embraces Renewable Energy

Breckenridge Grand Vacations owner and developer, Mike Dudick, attends the Grand Opening of Breckenridge's community solar gardens. (Photo special to Clean Energy Collective.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Fosters Solar Farm

Purchase affords renewable energy sharing with local community.

Award-winning timeshare resort development company, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV), has partnered with Clean Energy Collective and the Town of Breckenridge as one of the largest local owners in Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards Community Program with a $1 million purchase in Breckenridge’s Ullr and Sol Community Solar Arrays.

The two community solar gardens are named after Ullr, the Norse god of snow, and Sol, the god of sun. The gardens can produce enough energy to offset the power usage and utility cost of almost 80 homes, and allows homeowners and businesses to offset their carbon footprint without having to install panels on their roof or property.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations will own 28% of Ullr and Sol solar arrays located on the Stillson and McCain properties, land owned by the Town of Breckenridge on the north and east sides of Breckenridge. The solar energy will power Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ corporate offices on Main Street as well as the Breck Inn, a boutique hotel the company manages.

BGV will ultimately see a return on the investment, but that was not the company’s primary goal. The Developers want to support the green initiatives of the Town and also set the precedent for other businesses that can make a difference by offsetting their energy consumption.

“This is an awesome project, a no-brainer. We love our community and an investment like this is simply the right thing to do,” said Mike Millisor, Owner and Developer of Breckenridge Grand Vacations.

Brother and Co-Owner Rob Millisor added “Giving back to the community has been part of our corporate mission from the beginning. BGV continuously contributes to the enhancement of the community whenever possible and encourages its employees to give back as well.”

Breckenridge Grand Vacations is the parent company of the award-winning Grand Lodge on Peak 7, Grand Timber Lodge and Gold Point Resort. Since 1985, brothers Mike and Rob Millisor, along with partner Mike Dudick, developers of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family of resorts, have been creating great vacations for thousands of families. The company has always defined success by how much it positively impacts its owners & guests, employees, investors, and the community. This philosophy has given them the focus for their incredible success in the vacation ownership business in Breckenridge, CO. For more information, visithttp://www.breckenridgegrandvacations.com.

For high resolution images from the Grand Opening, download them here: (Photos Special to Kelsey Fowler at the Summit Daily News) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y57u8i0at3vahtf/d-6AOzyJXA

Full release with additional images: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11388760.htm

 

 

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Activities in Breckenridge: Horseback Riding

Horseback RidingLooking for things to do in Breckenridge, CO? Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl and ride a horse through the High Country on your next visit to the mountains! Platte Ranch/Double B Riding Stables offers a horseback riding experience that everyone can enjoy.  You will enjoy truly open ranch riding with the most breathtaking views - perhaps your horseback ride will be the most rewarding experience of your Breckenridge vacation! Platte Ranch/Double B Riding Stables offers year round riding, so you can head out onto the 8,000+ acre ranch in summer or winter.

On your horseback ride, you will travel over the South Platte River before winding your way through the trees up a mountainside. When you reach the top, the panoramic view of six mountain ranges is spectacular! You will be able to ride side-by-side and even get the horses into a cantor!

If you would like to make plan your next trip to Breckenridge and find out more about horseback riding through Platte Ranch/Double B Riding Stables, call Breckenridge Discount Lodging at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.
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Take A Hike!

Mohawk LakesThere are plenty of things to do in Breckenridge, CO before the summer comes to an end, and we recommend taking a hike!  While many of the Breckenridge hiking options range in difficulty, there are plenty of beginner and intermediate trails that typically satisfy the average hiker.  One such hike is the popular Mohawk Lakes, as it is an intermediate level hike that sums up everything magnificent about the beautiful landscape that our mountain town has to offer.  A hike to Mohawk Lakes offers the opportunity to experience sweeping vistas, historic ruins and ore cars to waterfalls and close-up views of massive, rugged peaks.   Here’s a quick summary of the Mohawk Lakes Trail:

Open:   July through September
Elevation:  12,100 feet
Time:  2-3 hours roundtrip
Distance:   1.2 miles or 2.8 miles
Directions: Drive south out of Breckenridge on Highway 9. At about 2.4 miles from the last traffic light as you leave Breckenridge, turn right on Spruce Creek Road and proceed for about 1.2 miles to a well marked parking area and trailhead.

Whenever you are venturing into the great outdoors, please remember to bring snacks, sunscreen and plenty of water.  It’s also important to check the Breckenridge weather forecast before you begin your hike as the weather can change quickly. Be sure to let someone know where you are going and most of all, have fun!

If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge, call Breckenridge Discount Lodging at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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Breckenridge Summer Activities at the Peak 8 Fun Park

Peak 8 Fun ParkIf you are looking for things to do in Breckenridge, CO, the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park at Breckenridge Ski Resort has even bigger and better attractions this summer with activities for all ages.  Take a ride on the Gold Runner Coaster, or the famous Alpine Slide!  Park for free in the Gondola Lot in downtown Breckenridge, and take the free shuttle bus up to Peak 8 or enjoy the scenic gondola ride.  Other Breckenridge activities at the Peak 8 Fun Park include mountain biking, chairlift rides, gold panning, bungee jumping, pony rides, bounce house, mini-golf and much more!  The Peak 8 Fun Park is open every day from 10am – 6pm until September 4th. From September 9th – 18th, the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park will be open on weekends only.

In addition to all of these exciting Breckenridge activities, our friends at the Peak 8 Fun Park have also started offering BreckTreks Guided Hikes this summer. Each hike includes an experienced guide, water, granola bar, use of a day pack, hiking poles, and rain poncho. Hikes are on Breckenridge mountain and you can learn about Breckenridge’s history, wildflowers and wildlife, all while experiencing amazing views! Hike options include Tiger Edge Nature Hike and Horseshoe Bowl Nature Hike.

Another activity in Breckenridge being offered through the Peak 8 Fun Park is the all-new Breck 4x4 Off Road Tours. You can experience the thrill of riding in an open-air 4x4 vehicle that goes up Peaks 7 & 8. Along the way, you will learn about Breckenridge’s history from your driver, who will also point out local wildlife, natural features, and interesting landmarks that are off the beaten track! Your driver will also stop along the way so you can hike around and take photos in the beautiful alpine setting.

For more information about these activities and to start planning your Breckenridge vacation, please call Breckenridge Discount Lodging at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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