Facts and Stats about Breckenridge

Plan Your Visit: Travel FAQs

Location & transportation – Breckenridge sits two hours west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 2.5 hours northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). From Denver, visitors drive 98 miles (159 km) west via I-70, then take exit 203 (Highway 9) south nine miles to Breckenridge. From Colorado Springs, visitors drive 110 miles (178 km) west through South Park and over Hoosier Pass, or via I-25 to C-470 to I-70. Regularly scheduled shuttles, limousines and car rentals are available.

Around town transportation – Free public transport is available in Breckenridge via the Breckenridge Free Ride and around Summit County via the Summit Stage.

Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge Ski Resort spans five peaks with 34 lifts including the highest chairlift in North America.

Fast Facts

  • 2: Nordic Centers
  • 78: Restaurants and bars
  • 180: Shops and boutiques
  • 300 days: Yearly average sunshine
  • 353 inches: Yearly average snowfall
  • 1859: Year Breckenridge founded
  • 4,000: Estimated number of units – hotel/condo/B&B/private homes
  • 4,631: Permanent population
  • 12,840 feet: Summit of Imperial Express, highest chairlift in North America
  • 9,600 feet: Breckenridge Distillery – highest distillery in the world

Elevation

  • Base: 9,603 feet / 2,927 meters
  • Summit: 12,998 feet / 3,962 meters

Average Weather

  • Summer Day: 70 degrees F (21 degrees C)
  • Summer Night: 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
  • Days of Sunshine – 300
  • Winter Day: 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C)
  • Winter Night: 15 degrees (-9 degrees C)
  • Inches of Snow – 300
  • Humidity – 30 percent

Permanent Population

  • Breckenridge Year-Round – 4,763
  • Summit County Year-Round – 28,637

Town Size

  • 3,702 acres / 5.5 square miles
  • 3,900 acres of open space property
  • 41 acres of community parks
  • 7 miles long / 2 miles wide
  • 23.7% town-owned land. This includes: active parks, open space, golf course, historical sites, parking lots, municipal buildings and the cemetery
  • 55 acres of town-owned parks
  • 560 acres of in-town open space

For additional information on town statistics, log on to www.townofbreckenridge.com

Media contact: Austyn Dineen, ADineen@gobreck.com or 970-453-5064

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The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

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