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Breckenridge — Children’s programs

Childcare: Ages 2 months to 5 years. Cost is $132 a full day (regular season), including lunch. If you make a reservation 24 hours ahead, deduct $10 per day per child.

Breckenridge has three children’s centers: (1) Peak 8 Child Care Center (ages 8 weeks to 5 years) is located at the Peak 8 base area behind the top gondola terminal. It’s open daily year-round. (2) The Village Child Care Center (ages 8 weeks to 5 years) is in the Village Plaza near the Quicksilver chairlift. The center is open daily during the winter season only. (3) The Beaver Run Child Care Center (ages 8 weeks to 3 years) is next to Beaver Run Resort and the Beaver Run Superchair. It is open daily during the winter season only.

Full-day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) charge: Advance purchase $117*, regular and holidays $127. *This price is for advance (48 hours in advance), online reservations only and is subject to availability. Advance rate DOES NOT apply to select holiday dates.  Reservations are highly recommended for all children. Drop-ins on a space-available basis only. Call 888-576-2754.

Food & Naps: Our classrooms are peanut-free, and all of our programs include healthy lunches, snacks, and juice or milk for children over 12 months. Sippy cups are also provided. If your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please bring a nut-free lunch and snack for him or her. For nap time, we provide blankets for the children as well as cots, cribs, or mats (depending on the classroom).

Fever Policy: Your child must be fever-free, without medication, for a full 24 hours before participating in our children’s programs.

Ski & Ride School (ages 3-13): Lessons are offered at the Peak 8 Kids’ Castle and Peak 9 Village Center. Note: It’s a short hike from the parking lot to the Kids’ Castle, so allow extra time. Ages 14 and older take adult lessons. Reservations are REQUIRED and must be made 48 hours prior to arrival. Call 970-496-3272.

Children age 12 and under must wear a winter-sport protective helmet while participating in a ski or snowboard school lesson. In addition, children over the age of 12 who participate in designated children’s classes or programs must also wear a helmet. Rental helmets are available at our children’s ski school locations for your convenience. Reservations recommended for all programs, but required for ages 5–6 learning to snowboard; call (888) 576-2754 or reserve online.


2012/2013 Prices Lift/Lesson  Lift/Lesson/Rental
Ages 3-4 Ski
1 Day $166 $195
2 Day $326 $390
3 Day $489 $585
4 Day $627 $755
5 Day $774 $934
Ages 5-13 Ski
1 Day $178 $207
2 Day $356 $414
3 Day $534 $621
4 Day $686 $803
5 Day $847 $994
Ages 7-13 Snowboard
1 Day $178 $207
2 Day $356 $414
3 Day $534 $621
4 Day $686 $803
5 Day $847 $994


2012/2013 prices (NOTE: Lift tickets, which are required, are not included)

Half Day (1-3 people) $495
Full Day (1-6 people) $730

CHILDREN’S CAMPS: Breck All-Mountain Team, Breckenridge Bombers, and Ski Girls Rock! For more information, click here.


Breckenridge Recreation Center
The Breckenridge Recreation Center offers two climbing walls, an indoor pool and slide, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts and more. All services are available with the purchase of a one-day pass or punch card. (Kids 10 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.) Specialty programs are also offered.
(970) 453-1734

Ice Skating
Kids of any age will enjoy the Stephen C. West Ice Arena located on Boreas Pass Road. The ice arena offers indoor and outdoor ice rinks that are open for public skating seven days a week. Skate rental and instruction are available onsite.
(970) 547-9974

Mini Mites Hockey
Throughout the year, these daily hockey classes get kids under 6 years old out on the ice to have fun in skates.
(970) 547-9974

Downstairs at Eric’s Arcade
From Pinball to Ms. Pac Man, Downstairs at Eric’s Arcade provides fun activities and food (pizza, wings, burgers) for older kids and is located right on Main Street.
(970) 453-1401

Carter Park
Take your sled, your mittens and your friends to Carter Park, home to one of the only sledding locations in town (at the south end of High Street and adjacent to Breckenridge Elementary School).

Mountain Top Children’s Museum
With a new location, the Mountain Top Children’s Museum offers kids an opportunity to think outside the box and use their imagination. “Where the Wild Things Are” is an example of some of the great exhibits you’ll find on your stroll through the museum. It’s a perfect afternoon activity for younger children.
(970) 453-7878