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Welcome to Breckenridge

Prospectors discovered gold when they founded Breckenridge in 1859, Today, locals and visitors alike are still discovering gold — white gold that is — as in the 300 annual inches of pure Colorado powder this real mountain town and ski resort are known around the world for. Breck also offers many other 'golden' opportunities with a wide assortment of outdoor activities to unleash your sense of adventure. Whether it's downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, 'the Kingdom' has you covered for any sort of exercise you crave. If you've traveled to our mountain paradise to be pampered, then sit back, kick your feet up and check out the superb spa services offered within town to help you unwind.

Either way, don’t be surprised when you make new friends that feel like old ones. After all, this community prides itself on its warm and inviting nature. See it first-hand when you explore downtown Breckenridge.

The town is also serious about the sustainability of our surrounding mountain environment as we've partnered with Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective (CEC) to provide two solar gardens for local businesses and citizens to participate in. The projects will enable the community to save money while participating in renewable energy. The concept is simple; customers can purchase solar panels in the gardens and enjoy the cost savings on their energy bills each month. Read more about the solar garden collaboration here. Breck also has a reusable bag policy, imposing a ten cent ($0.10) fee on most plastic and paper bags given out at retail and grocery stores around town. The modest fee is intended to encourage the use of reusable bags and dissuade the use of disposable bags, thereby furthering the town’s environmental efforts. The town has designed a reusable “Breckenridge Bag” which is available for sale at select retail stores and other locations such as the Welcome Center and the rec center. Green up and learn more about Breck's disposable bag policy here.