Breckenridge ski resort is a very popular resort, especially with British skiers, after the resort did a big PR push several years ago. Having tried out the town & the slopes, international skiers have made Breckenridge one of their top ski destinations in the USA and continued to come back year after year.
Why do they love it?
Here are just some of the things to love about Breckenridge ski resort:
There are so many ski in, ski out opportunities in Breckenridge. There are clusters of accommodation around the base at Peak 9 where the ski school is like The Village at Breckenridge, Der Steiermark, Cedars townhomes & Trails End condos. Then just up the run is Beaver Run Resort right by the base of the Beaver Run Superchair.
Peak 7 which has its own stop on the gondola is home to Crystal Peak Lodge, high quality apartments with their own hot tubs right at the base area overlooking the runs on Peak 7.
The newly developed Peak 8 base area has just one true ski in, ski out 5 star apartment complex called One Ski Hill Place. Literally walk out the door and you're on the slopes, plus one of the ski schools is just there, making it super convenient for those who need lessons.
Breckenridge also has many ski runs that extend down into town and a variety of accommodation has been built along these runs including apartments but also large homes too. The green Snowflake run & 4 O'clock runs snake to the bottom of the Snowflake lift and some skiways continue from there to very close to town. Blue Sky ski in ski out apartments are in a great location right by the Snowflake lift.
Breckenridge first originated as a base camp for the gold diggers back in 1859, when gold was found along the Blue River. Breckenridge is now Colorado's largest historic district with over 350 historic structures.
Breckenridge is a real town, where people live year round, as opposed to a purpose built base area just for skiing. Many of the businesses are independently owned and certainly unique! The variety of boutique shops, galleries, independent gift shops, coffee houses, bars & restaurants makes Breckenridge fascinating to wander round & peruse what's on offer.
The powers that be even decided to bury the power lines a few years ago, so the town looks its picturesque best!
Many USA ski resorts have the ski resort and the town a little distance apart with some amenities at the base area, but many more in the town itself.
In Breckenridge everything is interconnected & close together. The slopes come down into town and the Peak 9 base area is literally steps form historic Main Street.
The newish gondola has its base station right in the town centre and goes up to Shock Hill residential area and then up to Peak 7 and Peak 8, connecting the other 2 base areas to the town centre.
Breck has a great complimentary bus system so you can get virtually anywhere in the main Breckenridge area in 10-15 minutes.
Well known for its nightlife Breckenridge, Breckenridge offers a large variety of bars, restaurants & clubs and you can certainly party & dance the night away if you so desire.
Dining options range from the cheap and cheerful but delicious burgers at Eric's to fine dining at Ember and Relish, plus many imbetween. Try Modis on Main street, which serves an eclectic mix of bistro & asian flavoured fare or try "Steak & Rib" often recommended by locals.
For those who like their adult beverages there are bars for every taste from sports bars with big screen TVs to sophisticated wine bars. Breckenridge Brewery offers their special brews and you can ask for taster glasses of the current favourites.
If clubbing is your thing try Cecilias with "hot" DJs & occasionally a live band & a long long 6 hour "happy hour"...
Naturally for a world renowned ski resort the slopes offer fantastic skiing & snowboarding and Breckenridge is proud to be home to the highest chairlift in North America - The Imperial Express Superchair.
Breckenridge opened peak 6 for the 2013 / 2014 ski season which added lots more terrain including 3 x new bowls (mostly black runs) & 10 new mostly blue runs & 2 new chairlifts.
Peak 7 is perfect for intermediates cruising the blues, peak 8 has a really good mixture of beginner, intermediate and some more advanced runs and experts can head up the T-bar for black and double black open bowls and moguls.
Peak 9 is has beginner slopes & ski school at the bottom, plus blue and black runs further up. For those who like to experience rock & cornice drops head to Lake Chutes or to the back of Peak 9 for stunning tree skiing. On peak 10 there are black runs galore, including moguls & some beautiful gladed skiing.
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