For those who enjoy the winter season, look no farther than Breckenridge, Colorado, says avid traveler Kathy Petrino. Writing about her journeys for others, Petrino says this city of less than 5,000 residents is an ideal location for visitors both due to its small size and its sporting adventures on snow-filled slopes. Breckenridge is a hot spot for cold sports, according to Kathy Petrino. Snowboarding, skiing, sledding and more regularly occur on the city’s mountains as well as nearby peaks in Denver — only 80 miles away — and other Colorado towns. But travelers can also enjoy boutique shopping, restaurants and small-town sights along Main Street, making for a full vacation in the scenic area. This likewise helps make it a great destination when the snow melts and summer months arrive.