Visit Breckenridge for Some of the Best Snow in Colorado
The Breckenridge resort is a haven for powder hounds and caters to all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
Experience some world-class skiing conditions from your base in this beautiful mining town. With four terrain parks, five peaks and a ski school for novice skiers and snowboarders, Breckenridge is a great choice if you’re planning something for a group with a wide range of experience and abilities.
There are also free mountain tours across some of the intermediate runs, meaning you can get a local’s view of the area. This is great if you feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount there is to do and see at Breckenridge.
Breckenridge Slope to Slope
- 9,600 feet, base elevation
- 12,998 feet, summit elevation
- 2,908 acres of skiable terrain
- 187 runs
- 5 miles, longest run
- 14% beginner, 31% intermediate, 19% advanced, 36% expert
- 34 lifts
- 4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
- 6 high-speed quad lifts
- 1 fixed quad
- 1 triple lift
- 6 double lifts
- 1 8-passenger gondola
- 4 surface lifts
- 11 carpet lifts
Where to Stay in Breckenridge
There’s a bit of everything in Breckenridge when it comes to lodging, from huge condos that are great for groups to cozy bed and breakfasts that will suit small families and couples.
Mountain Thunder Lodge is one of the best places to stay in Breckenridge as it’s directly across from the base of the gondola in town. It’s a luxurious place to stay with a variety of suites and rooms to choose from.
Located across from Peak 9 of Breckenridge Ski Resort with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, Doubletree Breckenridge offers a free local area shuttle, on site ski rentals, and ski valet.
The Village Hotel is another fantastic place to stay in Breckenridge as it’s right in the middle of the action, within easy reach of all 187 runs. This makes a great base for any group that’s going to be spending a lot of time skiing and, even if you aren’t, you’re not too far from the bars, restaurants and shops.
How to Get There
The resort is two hours from Denver International Airport and easily accessible via I-70. This is probably the easiest way to get there, but you can also reach Breckenridge from Eagle County Regional and Colorado Springs airports.
Once in Breckenridge, there’s a free shuttle to take you around town, and there are plenty of free parking lots for those who have brought cars.
Off-slope Activities at Breckenridge
The Gold Runner Alpine coaster is a must for any thrill seekers. The elevated coaster track winds through the alpine scenery. You’ll get some fantastic views and it’s a great way to spend time when you need a break from the slopes but still want to get your adrenaline pumping.
For those of you who want something more relaxing, the Breckenridge Spa offers all sorts of treatments so you can unwind after a busy day on the slopes.
If you’re looking for a little après ski, head to the Swinging Doors Saloon for a drink. Inquire about one of their distillery tours.
If you want to try something really different during your ski vacation, book yourself onto one of the Ghostly Tales tours, where you’ll find out all about Breckenridge’s spooky history. These tours take place daily at 7 p.m.
Breckenridge also offers plenty of shopping and dining options. Main Street abounds with more than 200 shops; for anything else, there’s a free shuttle to take you where you need to go.
Information for Groups
Groups are well catered for at Breckenridge with a whole host of lodging available and special rates for anyone booking a large group. The sales team at the resort will be with you the whole way through planning your trip, so you can make sure you get the best rates on lodging, passes, activities and more. They can also assist in offering VIP exclusive experiences such as First Tracks.
Having a team member to help handle your booking will make planning a trip for a big group much easier, as the inside knowledge is always useful.
Breckenridge is a fantastic place to visit if you love powder and impressive runs, but it’s also great for anyone who wants to try something a little different during their mountain vacation.