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Breckenridge Ski Resort
Known for its expansive terrain and 30+ feet of annual snowfall, Breckenridge is a riders paradise. It’s 5 peaks of terrain offer everything from easy groomers to above-treeline bowl skiing.
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Local Tips For Visiting Breckenridge Ski Resort
How to decide between a season pass or lift tickets:
Choose a season pass if you are going to ski 4+ days at any Vail Resort owned property. Like many things, the earlier you purchase your season pass the more you will save. We recommend putting your pass on auto-renewal so you never have to worry about pass deadlines or missing a ski season.
How to save on Breckenridge Ski Resort lift tickets:
Looking to save on lift tickets? The cheapest place to purchase lift tickets is Breckenridge.com. In fact, it’s the only place to buy lift tickets for Breckenrdige Ski Resort. The secret to saving is to make sure you buy your tickets 7 days or more in advance to save up to 20% off the window rate. A second bonus to purchasing in advance is that you’ll be able to skip the line for lift tickets once you are here. If you are unable to purchase 7 days in advance you can still purchase your lift tickets online at any time. This is especially useful if you are adding an extra day of skiing to your trip.
When to take a ski or snowboard lesson:
First-timers should always take a lesson. You’ll have a much more enjoyable time and learn a lot more than if you have a friend, significant other or YouTube video teach you how to ski or snowboard. The price difference between and full-day beginner lesson and a single-day lift ticket is pretty insignificant, so cost should not be a factor in your decision-making process. While we always want beginner skiers and snowboarders to take lessons, intermediate and advanced riders can benefit from lessons as well. Learn why even experienced skiers and snowboards can benefit from lessons. If you have little rippers in your group you’ll want to head to the Breckenridge Ski & Ride School to choose the best lesson for your crew – family private lessons and small group lessons are the key to turning kids into your future skiing buddies.
Where to get rental gear in Breckenridge:
Breckenridge is full of ski and snowboard rental locations. Youll find spots mountainside as in-town. Most rental stores have a selection of ski and snowboard equipment while a few specialize in one over the other. In most cases, on-mountain rentals will cost more than rentals in town. However, if you have an equipment issue (uncomfy boots) remember you’ll have to go back to that store to swap gear.
Local tips for renting gear:
- Get your ski and snowboard gear the night before. Your feet are biggest at night and it will ensure a better fit. You’ll also save time by skipping the lines for rental equipment in the morning. If you are renting from in-town, know which bus you can easily take to get back to the store at the end of the day or if you have an equipment issue. Most mountain buses run every 15 minutes in the winter. Meaning you’ll have a new set of boots in less time than a lunch break.
- Head to town for winter clothing and gear. If you forgot a crucial piece of equipment (gloves, goggles, socks) or are looking to upgrade your gear, you can’t go wrong with a shopping trip to town With over 200+ retail locations, you’re guaranteed to find the latest gear along with expertise in finding the right equipment for your trip.
Where to park when going to Breckenridge Ski Resort
We recommend ditching the car and taking a shuttle up from the airport. If you do drive we ask that you keep your car at your lodging property as much as possible during your trip. Breckenridge has great public transportation to the slopes and around town. You are almost guaranteed to have a free bus stop a short walk from your lodging property. We recommend talking to your lodging property to discover the best ways to get to town and the mountain from wherever you are staying. When you are not in ski boots, you’ll be surprised just how pedestrian-friendly Breckenridge can be.