The Craft Movement in Breckenridge Isn’t Just for Beer

It may have been the craft beer movement that started it, or it may just be that Breckenridge’s cozy ski-town beauty inspires it, but more people are sharing their creative talents by taking hobbies and turning them into local entrepreneurial ventures.

This means when you visit Lodge by The Blue, you can shop big box stores, but you may find more locally handcrafted goods than you thought.

“The craft movement is alive and thriving in Breckenridge as more locals are sharing their talents, spinning side hustle into full-on artistic entrepreneurship. We’re hollering back to the days where handcrafted outweighs big box. And creativity is flourishing as our friends and neighbors pour their hearts into their craft.” –Lisa Blake for GoBreck.com

Here are some “born in Breck” products worth mentioning.

Beer and Beverages

Well, we had to start with beer! Breck is home to several fantastic spots to enjoy craft beer and spirits, including Broken Compass Brewing, Breckenridge Distillery and Breckenridge Brewery & Pub.

Pretty Things

A lot of people make their own jewelry, but not everyone does it well. Some of Breck’s favorite places for that one-of-a-kind jewelry souvenir are Wild Balance in the Breckenridge Arts District and Spicy Heart, warrior-woman jewelry with a Peruvian flair.

Pamper yourself with Breckenridge Soap Company’s organic or all natural soaps and other skin-loving products. It’s hand-crafted in small batches that can be found at Blue Sage Spa, Marigold’s Farmhouse Funk & Junk and Nature’s Own.

photo of two bars of organic hand-made soap from Breckenridge Soap Company
Breckenridge Soap Company’s products are rich, all-natural remedies for winter-roughened skin.

Outdoor Adventure

Nothing like making handcrafted skis in your basement one day and finding yourself with a wildly successful alpine equipment shop down the road. That’s the story of Rocky Mountain Underground, the retail-tavern space like no other in Breck.

Named “Ski of the Year” by Skiing Magazine, Breck’s Faction specializes top-of-the-line high-performance freeride and all-mountain skis.

Stay warm and look good when you shop at Steller Ltd. Founded by a family of lifelong skiers, Steller hand sews high-performance neckies and bandanas that are both stylish and amazingly warm.

photo looking down at funky pattern on a pair of Faction-brand skis
Breckenridge-born Faction Skis have been recognized among the best by Skiing Magazine.

And when you’re feeling “local”, don’t forget Lodge by The Blue’s own Myla Rose Saloon, serving born-in-Breck brands and locally sourced ingredients every day!

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Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actress (and active) with local community and city theatre.