Experience Breckinridge in the time before ski resorts. Catch gold fever in the shafts of the Country Boy Mine ($18.95), where you’ll venture 1,100 feet into solid rock with only a headlamp to guide you. Keep whatever gold you pan. Back in town, eat a cup of chili at the Coppertop Bar and Café, where picture windows offer stunning overlooks. In the afternoon, holler "Mush!" as you whisk across snow behind eight Siberian Huskies. Good Time Adventures' hour-long dogsled trek runs along the Middle Fork of the Swan River in the snowy heart of the Tenmile Mountain Range. Return to modernity with the Mountain Recovery Package at Blue Sage Spa, where you can ease aching muscles with an hour-long Ashiatsu massage, detoxifying body, face, and sinus treatments, and a soak in their hydrotherapy tub (3.5 hours/$398).
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Published on Jan 28, 2010 as a web exclusive.