Breckenridge, like Aspen, began life as a mining settlement in the 1800s and its charming Victorian centre is a legacy of a glittering past. Development since then has been sympathetic to what was built originally, and it is surely one of America’s top skiing resorts. The ski pass in Breckenridge includes nearby resort Vail, which is accessed by car, and this radically extends the skiing opportunities available. Getting to Breckenridge is easiest from Denver, just 2 hours and 15 minutes away. Read more...
Skiing in Breckenridge gives you 2,358 acres to cover, served by 31 lifts. The high altitude of the resort – slopes range from 2925m to 3915m – gives you a snow sure guarantee in Breckenridge, and in fact some people find it useful to stay at a lower town to get used to the altitude! Expert skiers in the resort are spoilt, with black runs in Breckenridge taking up more than half of the ski area. And there’s plenty on offer for intermediates and beginners, with nice gentle runs and dedicated nursery areas, as well as a good ski school for those looking to learn to ski in Breckenridge. There are five different snowparks, with features suiting all abilities, making snowboarding in Breckenridge one of the most appealing prospects in the US. For those looking for cross-country skiing in Breckenridge there’s the Nordic Centre with 32km of trails.
Accommodation in Breckenridge is varied and there’s a great choice of catered and self-catered chalets and apartments on offer. There are some stunning wood-clad catered chalets that allow for a great luxury ski holiday in Breckenridge, and features such as hot tubs, saunas and pools are on offer. Self-catered chalets in Breckenridge are great for allowing flexibility to explore some of the many (100+!) restaurants on offer, or to cut cost. And if convenience is key – if you’re on a family ski holiday with children in early ski school – then be sure to consider accommodation with ski-in/ski-out proximity to the slopes. If you’re looking for nightlife in the resort, then there are plenty of bars to choose from.
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