Everyone knows Colorado is one of the best states to visit for a winter weekend getaway, but outdoor adventurers tend to hit the same spots in swarms\u2014namely Vail and\u00a0Aspen. Telluride has all the charm of a story book, but it can be challenging to get to. So why not head to Breckenridge? With five skiing peaks (one of which tops out just under 13,000 feet), there\u2019s plenty of powder to explore for those who want to ski or snowboard. There\u2019s also\r\n\r\nmore than 50 miles of town trails open for snowshoeing, fat biking, and cross-country skiing. If staying inside is more your style (hey, the cold isn\u2019t for everyone), Breck\u2019s art district was ranked in the top spot on the 2017 Arts Vibrancy Index for small communities, meaning there are plenty of theater performances, art galleries, or crafting workshops to be found on these small streets.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n[jwplayer NBbIo2R2-eEkK759I ]\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHere's our long weekend guide to exploring all that Breckenridge has to offer.\r\n\r\n[ami-related id="333001" url="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/travel\/the-ultimate-rockies-road-trip-through-colorado-and-utah\/" title="Hit the Road for the Ultimate Ski Trip Through Colorado and Utah" target="_blank" thumb="false" imgsrc="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/02\/colorado-highway.jpg?w=200&amp;h=113&amp;crop=1" inset="true" format="standard" subtitle=""]\r\nHow to Get There\r\nFly into Denver International Airport, then decide if you want to rent a car. Breckenridge is a 100-mile journey (roughly two hours) from the airport. Once you're in town, you won't really need to drive, so we recommend booking the Epic Mountain Express shuttle. Once in Breck, you can use the\u00a0Breckenridge Free Ride bus service (download the My Free Ride app for prompt updates on when exactly your bus will show up) and request a Lyft\/Uber to bounce around town.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_324901" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Sister\u2019s Cabin[\/caption]\r\nWhere to Stay\r\nIf you want to be in the middle of all the mountain action, book a room at One Ski Hill Place, conveniently located at the base of Peak 8. For about $399 a night, you\u2019ll not only have ski-in\/ski-out access\u2014you\u2019re literally steps away from the BreckConnect Gondola that takes you up to four lifts or down into town\u2014but you\u2019ll also be able to relax in the indoor pools and hot tubs after a long day of activity, or challenge friends to a game at the private bowling alley.\r\n\r\nThose who crave more adventure should opt for the newly opened Sisters Cabin, the first backcountry hut\u00a0built on Summit County public lands in more than 20 years. The 2,090-square-foot cabin sits at 11,445 feet. You and your friends will have to hike, ski, or snowshoe to the front door. The trek is worth it: There\u2019s a cozy wood-fired sauna waiting to warm you up post-workout. And if you don\u2019t have your own skis or snowshoes, you can rent \u2018em from Mountain Outfitters over on South Ridge Street. The cabin accommodates 14 guests and goes for $50 per bed per night.\r\n\r\n[ami-related id="- Click to search articles -" url="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/travel\/denver-the-four-day-weekend-w201645\/" title="The Denver Four-Day Weekend: Where to Go, Eat, and Drink" target="_blank" thumb="false" imgsrc="" inset="true" format="" subtitle=""]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_327175" align="alignnone" width="1320"] Ridden\u2019s winter beer and distillery tour[\/caption]\r\nThursday: Bikes and Beer\r\nAfternoon:\u00a0 Familiarize yourself with the area and ward off jet lag with a leisurely fat biking tour through town. Sign up for Ridden\u2019s winter beer and distillery tour and your guide will take you through the streets of Breckenridge, stopping to give interesting historical anecdotes of the old mining town along the way, before guiding you down snowy paths that deliver you right to Breckenridge Distillery\u2019s doorstep. There you\u2019ll take a tasting and tour the facilities to learn some of the secrets behind their award-winning vodka, gin, and bourbon. The tour and three-spirit tasting is complimentary, but if you hand over an extra $10, you can taste 10 varieties, including their spiced whiskey, espresso vodka, and spiced rum.\r\n\r\nFrom there you\u2019ll make a bunny hop over to Broken Compass Brewing, where board games, darts, and 13 beers are waiting. (Their ginger pale ale and coconut porter come highly recommended.) A tasting flight is included in your Ridden tour, but this is where the riding ends, so feel free to stay and imbibe as much as your heart desires. The brewery promotes a free shuttle service that drops you off back in town, so no DD is required.\r\n\r\n[ami-related id="- Click to search articles -" url="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/adventure\/the-art-of-bivouacking-sleeping-the-summits-few-dare-to-climb\/" title="The Art of Bivouacking: Sleeping on the Summits Few Dare to Climb" target="_blank" thumb="true" imgsrc="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/mountlincoln.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1" inset="true" format="standard" subtitle=""]\r\n\r\nEvening: Since Breckenridge is at a base altitude of 9,600 feet above sea level, take it easy for a night while your body adjusts to the altitude. There\u2019s an impressive culinary boom happening (more than two dozen restaurants opened in 2018 alone). One such place: Aurum. It's a high-end option serving modern American cuisine with a laidback, come-in-your-jeans vibe. Standout dishes include the pork collar roulade and spiced culver duck confit, though you\u2019ll want to save room for dessert\u2014their chocolate chip cookies are served with a unique milk jam that seriously can't be missed.\r\n\r\n\r\nFriday: Hit the Slopes\r\nMorning: You can\u2019t come to Breckenridge\u2014especially during ski season\u2014without some time on the mountain. With five distinct peaks, 11 bowls, and North America\u2019s highest chairlift, trust when we say it\u2019s worth your while, whether it\u2019s your first time strapping into skis or you\u2019re a seasoned pro. If it\u2019s your first full day in town, Ski and Snowboard School guide Patrick Guilbert suggests sticking to trails below the tree line while your body continues to adjust to the altitude. (Though no one will tattle if you nab some of that high-alpine powder in the afternoon.) Heads up: Those renting equipment will want to wake up early, with a quick in-and-out fuel stop at Clint\u2019s Bakery & Coffee House, as the lines for boots and gear can get long fast.\r\n\r\nAfternoon: After a warm shower, catch the local bus for happy hour over at The Gold Pan Saloon, a watering hole that\u2019s been open since 1879 and allegedly has the longest continuous liquor license west of the Mississippi (meaning it\u2019s seen plenty of gunfights and lasted through Prohibition). Be sure to play the ring toss game\u2014anyone who rings the hook on their first try wins a free shot.\r\n\r\n[ami-related id="- Click to search articles -" url="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/travel\/best-places-apres-ski-park-city-utah\/" title="The 7 Best Places to Apr\u00e8s-ski in Park City, Utah" target="_blank" thumb="true" imgsrc="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/gettyimages-699094765.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1" inset="true" format="gallery" subtitle=""]\r\n\r\nEvening: Call ahead for a free shuttle service that takes you back to Breckenridge Distillery which, at 9,600 feet, is reportedly the world\u2019s highest distillery. This time around, you\u2019ll want to indulge in specialty cocktails (the Oaked and Smoked is a can\u2019t-miss), as well as the diverse menu crafted by celebrity chef David Burke. Our recommendation: Split a variety of small plates with your crew, including the angry octopus, pan-seared duck, and maple pepper bacon, which comes out on a literal clothesline. (Note: This restaurant is popular amongst tourists and locals alike, so book a reservation before your trip. Foodies should request seating at the high top to watch the chefs in action.)\r\n\r\n[ami-related id="374490" url="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/entertainment\/nbcs-the-good-place-actor-manny-jacinto-on-his-recent-obsessions\/" title="Manny Jacinto on Hip-hop Lullabies, Anxiety Anecdotes, and His Favorite Scandinavian Spa" target="_blank" thumb="false" imgsrc="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/11\/Manny.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1" inset="true" format="standard" subtitle=""]\r\n\r\n[embed]https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/Bn9PSXJHTgR\/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link[\/embed]\r\nSaturday: Elevate Your Experience\r\nMorning: For advanced and expert skiers\u2014meaning you aren\u2019t looking for much instruction and can comfortably navigate black diamonds\u2014the Breck Guides Go Beyond experience is worth the indulgent splurge. For $855 (that can be spent solo or split amongst 6 people), you\u2019ll be partnered with the elites of the mountain\u2019s Ski and Snowboard School\u2014these guides have not only passed the standard PSIA\/AASI Level III certification, but also an Avalanche Level I course and First Aid\/CPR certification\u2014and given special access to the ski patrol\u2019s morning meeting, which grants you a behind-the-scenes look at avalanche control and how patrollers work with weather patterns to determine what terrain is best that day. You\u2019ll also have access to first tracks, so you\u2019re cutting through fresh pow before anyone else. Your guide will take you to all the best hidden stashes, easy-to-miss glade runs, and the most challenging terrain above the tree lines. Basically, you\u2019ll head to apr\u00e8s\u00a0with major bragging rights.\r\n\r\nAfternoon: If skiing (or boarding) isn\u2019t your style\u2014or you simply don\u2019t want to spend the entire day on the mountain, there\u2019s good news: Breckenridge has way more to offer than just its on-mountain activities. There\u2019s the snowmobiling and dogsledding tours through Good Times Adventures (yes, you get to actually drive the dogsled), the snowcat tour with Breckenridge Nordic Center, and a variety of historical tours through the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Other local spots worth a visit: Breckenridge Brewery for their caliente burger and 10+ taps, and Breckenridge Creative Arts, where you can sign up for a metalsmithing or glassblowing workshop.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_327182" align="alignnone" width="900"] Good Times Adventures dogsledding tour[\/caption]\r\n\r\nEvening: Head to dinner at Sancho Tacos and Tequila, where the fried chicken, pork belly, and sweet potato tacos (not to mention any of the margs) offer some serious zing. Then, venture over to Mountain Time Escape Room, where you can choose from three interactive themes and try to break free before the clock runs out. Newbies should try the Boreas\u2019 Revenge room, whereas pros should test their wits in their newest room, Paranormal Mystery.\r\n\r\n[ami-related id="- Click to search articles -" url="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/travel\/park-city-utah-where-to-stay-where-to-eat-and-what-to-do\/" title="How to Have the Best Damn Time in Park City, Utah" target="_blank" thumb="true" imgsrc="https:\/\/www.mensjournal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/parkcity-main-mj.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1" inset="true" format="gallery" subtitle=""]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_328204" align="aligncenter" width="900"] International Snow Sculpture Championships[\/caption]\r\nSunday: A Leisurely Morning\r\nMorning: Wind down your trip with a relaxed sit-down breakfast at Columbine Cafe. The menu is one of the bigger ones in town, but you can\u2019t go wrong with the corned beef hash or steak and eggs. If you\u2019re in more of a rush, swing by Kava Cafe just one block down. Sure, you could choose from a limited selection of breakfast burritos and lattes, but locals visit this small shop for their hot-out-of-the-oil mini donuts tossed in maple brown, cinnamon, or powdered sugar.\r\n\r\nAfternoon: Breckenridge gets an average of nearly 30 feet of snowfall each year, and locals know how to make the most of every flake. If you\u2019re in town from January 21-25, you can watch 16 teams of four snow artists transform 25-ton blocks of snow into a walkable outdoor art gallery during the 29th annual International Snow Sculpture Championships. But if you can\u2019t make it on those exact dates, don\u2019t freak: the artwork\u2014which is created in 65 hours across five days of competition\u2014will remain up for display until January 30th.