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A ski holiday like no other in the world is what you’ll discover in Breckenridge, where the nightlife and activities are as brilliant as the snow. Speaking of snow, we’ve got heaps of it – more than 300 inches/762 cm of fresh powder per year adorned with 300 days of sunshine create the ultimate skiing and snowboarding conditions. Voted one of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America year-over-year, this historic mining town with its modern amenities and friendly character is the best place to establish your Colorado ski holiday headquarters. Vibrant and full of life, yet laid-back, Breck invites you to choose your own adventure. From diverse ski terrain on four expansive peaks to shopping, exploring history on Main Street or an uninhibited après-ski, one memorable experience tops the next. Here in Breckenridge, your very own escapade of ski holiday fun awaits your discovery.
Breckenridge is a place where you are always greeted with a friendly smile, and wearing blue jeans is acceptable in every restaurant. This relaxed attitude and casual nature is the essence of the Victorian ski town. It keeps our locals loving life and it keeps amazing visitors returning time and time again.
Though Breck is known for its casual nature, this authentic mountain town comes alive with cutting-edge events and nonstop nightlife, creating the perfect energetic mix for a real Colorado experience. From zesty restaurants to warm sultry pubs hosting talented musicians, nearly 100 bar and restaurant options entice you to play away both day and night.
Where to Stay
With hundreds of lodging property options through Breckenridge Resort Chamber, you never need to worry about where to set up home base. From luxury condominiums to impressive private homes and full-service hotels, Breck hosts an eclectic mix of accommodations, most within walking distance to bustling Main Street.
Getting to Breckenridge is easy regardless of where you travel from, only a 90-minute drive from two major international airports – Denver International Airport (DEN) and Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS). Upon arriving, you can choose to board a convenient shuttle or hire a car for a 90-minute drive with remarkable Rocky Mountain views. Your centralized holiday headquarters, Breck offers easy access to even more fantastic skiing and snowboarding at sister resorts, accessible via a short shuttle ride or drive.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Breckenridge Ski Resort is the ultimate off-piste experience in-bounds. Whether it’s your first day ever hitting the slopes, or you’ve been skiing for years, you’ll be sky high in Breck with the Imperial Express SuperChair that reaches nearly 13,000 feet. It’s the tallest lift in North America, and provides access to expansive terrain. Cruise down impeccably groomed rolling runs through trees painted with snow, all while enjoying magnificent views. Situated on the pinnacle of the Ten Mile Range, more than 2,358 acres/ 954 hectares of skiable terrain open up a world of possibilities for exploring your very own Colorado playground.
Ski clubs and fan clubs alike participate in many of the on-mountain offerings of Breckenridge, whether spectating or racing themselves. Families, friends and organized groups can compete down the steeps at Peak 10, or a take in a half-pipe freestyle event on Peak 8 where the pros throw tricks. No matter the day, you’re in for a surprise and challenge. And, our eager Ski & Ride school instructors await to guide you with a custom lesson or private tour.
Events and Activities
Filled with signature events and activities, Breckenridge is known for its exclusive array of town happenings. Party on Main Street at Ullr Fest, let the International Snow Sculpture Championships emerge right before your eyes and find your groove during a concert at Spring Massive. These great annual events complement daily activities like ice-skating, sleigh rides, historic tours, dog sledding, snowmobiling, après-ski and more. Looking to slow down the pace for a day or two? Savor the serenity of a spa or shop leisurely until your hearts content. The variety of things to do in Breckenridge bring endless possibilities to create your perfect ski holiday.
You’re invited to consider these special tips as you plan your Breckenridge ski vacation.
-Breckenridge is located at 9,600 above sea level, where altitude sickness affects 20 to 30 percent of visitors. Be sure to drink plenty of water and give your body time to adjust to this change.
-Be leery of excessive alcohol consumption upon your first couple of days at high altitude. The minimum age for buying alcohol or consuming alcoholic beverages in the United States is 21 years of age.
-Smoking is not permitted in restaurants, bars or other indoor public places, as Breckenridge and Summit County have been declared smoke-free.
-Access to a variety of money machines/Banks is scattered throughout town. Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are widely accepted throughout town and on the mountain, in addition to travelers checks.
-Voltage in the United States is 110V.
-Tipping is standard in the United States in places such as restaurants and bars, and for special services rendered.