When is the last time you sat on a sled or saucer and pointed yourself down a snowy decline? If it’s been more than a year, than that is way too long! Sledding is the ultimate, timeless winter activity. Age doesn’t matter because laughter and the great outdoors are good for everyone. So grab a sled, tube, saucer or anything that will slide on snow and head to one of the free hills in Breckenridge.
The Carter Park sledding hill is at the south end of High Street in downtown Breckenridge and was the first official town sledding hill. The Carter Park Hill was originally a one-run ski hill with a tow rope installed in 1976 to get skiers up the hill and was a great place for locals to learn to ski. In 1986, the tow rope was stolen and the hill did not open for skiing for the 86-87 season.
Today, the hill at Carter Park is for sledding only and bustles with activity all winter long. The incline is perfect for a thrilling ride down the hill, but not so steep that the climb back up is too arduous.
Due to the popularity of the Carter Park Hill, the Town of Breckenridge built a man-made hill in the summer of 2020 just off Airport Road and aptly named it Runway Sledding Hill. The new hill has the advantage of abundant parking and close proximity to the Breck Free Ride bus stop. The Runway Sledding Hill is regularly groomed and has portable bathrooms on site.
Looking for other winter activities besides skiing and snowboarding? See our comprehensive list or reach out to your Breckenridge Associates agent. No one knows the area better than our team of experts who are always happy to share their knowledge with new or former clients.