If you’re looking to hit the slopes and enjoy some of the best powder in the U.S., look no further than the charming ski town that has it all – Breckenridge, Colorado.
This small mining town has long been the perfect weekend escape from nearby Denver, and continues to draw visitors from across the globe to experience its variety of thrilling runs, varied terrain and fun options off the slopes.
Are you new to the sport, or a seasoned pro? No matter your level, Breckenridge caters to you. Breckenridge Ski & Snowboard School makes for the perfect place to learn the ropes with trained professionals, and more experienced skiers and snowboarders will love the nearly 200 runs – over a third of which are expert level.
Read on to find out what makes Breckenridge top the charts, and start planning your next getaway today.
Breckenridge: Slope to Slope
- 9,600 feet, base elevation
- 12,998 feet, summit elevation
- 2,908 acres of skiable terrain
- 187 runs
- 5 miles, longest run
- 14% beginner, 31% intermediate, 19% advanced, 36% expert
- 34 lifts
- 4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
- 6 high-speed quad lifts
- 1 fixed quad
- 1 triple lift
- 6 double lifts
- 1 8-passenger gondola
- 4 surface lifts
- 11 carpet lifts
Where Can We Stay In Breckenridge?
If you want to experience a cozy mountain cabin with views of cascading peaks, Breckenridge has it. If you’re traveling with a large group and a large luxury condo is more your speed, Breckenridge has it, too. Year-round, there are accommodations aplenty to fit your needs.
Mountain Thunder Lodge is a premier accommodation in Breckenridge, located just across from the base of the gondola in town. What could be more convenient when you want to maximize your time on the slopes? A luxurious lodge with a variety of room types, it’s the perfect place to relax your tired muscles after a long day.
Another top choice for convenience is the Doubletree Breckenridge, which offers beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, a free local area shuttle, an on-site ski rental and a ski valet. And the best news for skiers? It’s located just across from Peak 9 of Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The Village Hotel is another fantastic place to stay in Breckenridge, right in the middle of the action. Whether you plan to spend all your time on the slopes or hanging with friends and family in town, you’re never far from Breckenridge’s greatest attractions, and the hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Off-Slope Activities at Breckenridge
Come for the snow, stay for the fun! The scenic beauty of Breckenridge, coupled with the variety of year-round activities, means that there is always fun to be had, 24-7.
For thrill seekers, don’t miss a ride on the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, an elevated coaster track winding through the alpine scenery. You’ll get some fantastic views and it’s a great way to spend time when you need a break from the slopes but still want to get your adrenaline pumping.
Need to relax those tired and aching muscles? There’s no better place than the Rejuvenation mini-spa at One Ski Hill Place, which offers all sorts of treatments so you can unwind and enjoy your vacation as it was meant to be.
And if you’re looking for a little après ski, there’s a whole array of bars and pubs to fit your taste. At Breckenridge Distillery, take a tour and visit the tasting room of the world’s highest distillery – what a way to end the day!
If you want to try something really different during your ski vacation, book yourself onto one of the Ghostly Tales Tours, where you’ll find out all about Breckenridge’s spooky history. These tours take place daily at 7 p.m. and are sure to be something you won’t soon forget.
The quaint town of Breckenridge also offers plenty of shopping and dining options, so be sure to stroll down Main Street where you will find more than 200 shops and plenty of dining options. Throughout town there is also much to explore, and a free shuttle takes you where you need to go.
Information for Groups
Bringing a group to Breckenridge? No problem! The town welcomes them with open arms and there is a whole host of lodging available with special rates for anyone booking a large party. The sales team at the resort will be with you the whole way through planning your trip, so you can make sure you get the best rates on lodging, passes, activities and more. They can also assist in offering VIP exclusive experiences that you won’t soon forget. Team members look forward to assisting you in making this a special trip to Breckenridge.
Breckenridge has made a name for itself as a world-class ski destination, drawing in visitors from around the world to experience the soft powder, varied runs and year-round fun. For your next ski vacation there’s no better choice for an all-encompassing, memorable trip.
How Do We Get There?
With the bustling metropolis of Denver just two hours to the east, Breckenridge may feel like a mountain paradise, but it’s easier than ever to access. If you’re coming from out of town, consider flying into Denver International Airport, where you can take I-70 east to reach Breckenridge. Colorado Springs and Eagle County Regional airports offer local convenience. Once in town, there are free shuttles for getting around. For anyone driving, there is plenty of free parking for anyone driving in town.