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Breckenridge Offers an Avalanche of Thrills Year-Round

Find Fido-Friendly fun on and off the slopes.

By Robin Tierney

What do you bring to a celebration dedicated to the God of snow? Viking helmets and dogs, judging by the annual January ULLR Festival in Breckenridge.

Due to its high elevation, this Colorado mountain town is known for extra-long seasons of skiing and snowboarding on nearly 3,000 acres and five peaks of epic terrain. But now Breck is having a boom in year-round thrills on and off the slopes. Whatever the season, Fido can join the fun.

“We’re not dog-friendly, we’re dog-obsessed!” laughed a fellow participant in the ULLR Fest’s ice plunge, which takes place at Maggie Pond downtown. Facing the Ten-mile Range of the Rocky Mountains, the pond is frozen in the winter, except for a small hole dug out for the ice plunge. This January, 175 people took the plunge, and some brought furry friends to woof them on.

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