Along with skiing, happy feet means a happy person after a day of winter hiking. The boots that you choose could make or break your experience. Choose a waterproof boot with some insulation to keep your feet warm and dry.
Layers, Layers and More Layers
With the dry, arid climate that we have, and the rapid weather changes that can occur, you should be prepared for any sort of temperature or weather change. Wear several layers made of fabric that can breathe and dry quickly. This being said, cotton clothing is not the best choice. It is also smart to pack extra socks, gloves and a spare hat, to cover all of your bases while you are hiking the amazing trails that Breckenridge has to offer.
Plenty of Food and Water
Always make sure to pack yourself plenty of food and water for your journey to stay well-hydrated and to keep your energy maintained. It is very important to bring plenty of water while you are out on the trails in the winter hiking at 9,600 feet above sea level.
Optional: Yaktrak or Microspikes
Surprisingly enough, the trails do see a lot of traction, making some of them hard-packed and slick. Extra traction on your boots will make your winter hiking experience a lot more safe and enjoyable.