WEsayA lively old mining town with a good nightlife and a large ski area. Also popular with snowboarders. Beware, this is high altitude and time may be required to acclimatise properly.
Breckenridge is now firmly established as the Uk's favourite US ski resort and there are a terrific range of catered chalets to choose from. Dating back 130 years, Breckenridge has maintained its 'Old West' charm of the gold mining era, combining character, a fun and friendly atmosphere and an unbelievable ski area. The Breckenridge area pass includes Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and the 'high-altitude' Arapahoe Basin, making the resort a great choice for a perfect Colorado ski holiday.
The nursery slopes in Breckenridge are mainly by the Quicksilver lift or at the base of Peak 8, whilst the area right behind the village offers some great slopes for intermediates. Alternatively head up Peak 9, and from there you can access skiing across all four mountain peaks. The construction of the Imperial Express SupercChair - the highest in the Northern Hemisphere - has given access to previously unattainable advanced and expert terrain. With snowbowls in Peak 8, the Ten Mile Range of peaks 8,9 and 10 and double diamond black runs galore, Breckenridge draws expert skiiers back time and time again. For the boarders there are five terrain parks and four half pipes in the area.
Breckenridge is a lively town, popular with young skiers and boarders. Other amenities include superb shopping and a massive sports and recreation centre, as well as a number of art galleries for those in need of some culture.
New for 2016/17
A new restaurant is being built on Peak 7, at the top of the Independence chair lift. The building will be a modern, log-beamed structure serving fast-casual hot and cold foods, including a Mediterranean station and salad bar. So if you are have a great time on Peak 7 and Peak 6 you ll now be able to get a bearable lunch without schlepping back to Peak 8. Expected opening is early this coming winter
New for 2015/16
On the newish Peak 6 (opened two years ago), snowmaking was added in key spots.
New for 2014/15
The Colorado quad chair on Peak 8 was replaced by a six-pack, increasing capacity by 30%. The restaurant at Peak 9 was revamped.
New for 2013/14
The new Peak 6 area opened on Christmas Day 2013, adding 400 acres of lift-served and 143 acres of hike-to terrain (an increase of over 25%) served by a new six-pack.
- Slopes are very varied and have something for all standard skiers
- Good for groups of mixed abilities
- Pretty Victorian Main Street with mostly sympathetic new buildings
- Lots of lively bars and restaurants to visit
- Shared lift pass with four other exciting resorts nearby
- Efficient lift system mean few queues and less waiting