Updated July 2016
Between Colorado Mountain College, the Breckenridge Arts District, and the Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge offers a variety of classes for nearly every interest. And, they just keep adding more.
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Mountain College offers credit classes during fall, spring (beginning in January) and summer semesters.
Now that it’s an accredited, four-year college, it provides a catalogue of plenty of academic classes, from accounting to English, and nutrition to psychology or yoga.
Colorado Mountain College also offers mountain-region specialty classes, from avalanche skills to resort management.
Plus, classes like photography or art can introduce a new hobby — or source of income. Computer classes, from basic to advanced, teach anyone technical skills necessary to thrive in today’s world.
Classes tend to be intimate and taught by skilled, longtime locals. They range from a few hours or weeks to an entire semester long.
Additionally, Colorado Mountain College’s continuing education classes provide a variety of experiences, from one-night cooking classes themed around a particular country’s specialty, to writing classes and long list of online offerings.
Breckenridge Arts District
The Breckenridge Arts District consists of renovated historic buildings, which house workshops designed to rev up your creativity.
Breck Create, an arm of the Town of Breckenridge, brings in nationally and internationally known resident artists to live at one of two art studios and hold open hours and special workshops.
On any given day you can find at least a few different creative classes — everything from writing and painting to dance, jewelry making, collage a more.
A dedicated hot shop supports metal smith work, while the ceramics studio brings tactile experiences to people learning to throw, or simply produce hand-crafted pieces.
The arts district hosts free community art talks, free visual art installation viewing and free art gallery walks. The organization also brings in nationally known musicians to the Riverwalk Center.
In addition, its free festivals are not to be missed. For example, the Fire Arts Festival complements the International Snow Sculpture Championships, and the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts inspires kids and adults with aerial acts, innovation installations, dance and a mix of live music.
Breckenridge Recreation Center
Get in shape with strength and stretch classes, yoga, cardio, barre fusion and body pump classes, which are all free with paid daily admission, or a pass, at the rec center.
The pool area offers CPR classes, water aerobics, adult and kid swimming programs, SCUBA diving instruction, U.S. Masters Swimming and private lessons.
Youth programs at the rec center include skateboarding, tennis, climbing, Sahn Taekwondo, cross country and more.
The rec center’s sister facility, the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, offers group and private figure skating classes, as well as hockey.
So, whether you’re into fitness, sharpening your brain, relaxation, or art, Breckenridge’s classes have something for you. Review the classes, click on a link, and sign up!