Located in Colorado, Breckenridge Ski Resort is home to world-class skiing and riding, the highest chairlift in North America and an authentic mining town. Breckenridge averages 25ft of snow and 300 days of clear blue skies per year.
If you’re a new visitor to Breckenridge, you’ll be thrilled with the myriad of options available to you, whether you are looking for family friendly options, plush accommodations, skiing and riding, or just casual laid-back culture and atmosphere that Breckenridge, Colorado is known for!
Where to stay in Breckenridge
Breckenridge has a range of accommodation options to suit most types of ski holiday, from hotels and condo’s (apartments) through to private houses and small lodges. There are a few different areas to stay, depending on your budget and preferences.
Downtown Breckenridge has the advantage of being economical and has access to lots of dining and bars, with lifts being walking distance from the edges of town. The Village at Breckenridge is located directly across from the Super6 chair and has great access to town as well. Peak 9 is a little further up the resort and has ski in, ski out access. Peak 8 & Peak 7 are further up again and both have epic access to the slopes and are especially good for intermediate riders and above with Peak 8 being the better choice for access families who want to use ski school or day care options.
Breckenridge is nestled amongst Colorado's famous "fourteeners", with 3 of the 14,000ft + mountains visible from Breckenridge: Quadary, Grays Peak and Torreys Peak. They offer a spectacular site, and when you to the top of the Imperial Lift, many more can be seen off into the distance. These fabulously huge mountains create their own weather, increasing the chances of fresh snow from both the north and west. Thanks to the sheer size of Brekenridge and the wonderful snow conditions, it's a perfect combination for skiers of all terrain abilities to ride and progress their skills.
11% Beginner | 31% Intermediate | 24% Advanced | 34% Expert
Terrain Parks: Y
Night Skiing: N
Getting around Breckenridge
Getting around Breckenridge is easy to navigate, the downtown area is walkable, but there are also buses that go from downtown to the ski area. From Peak 9, town is still only a short 10-15 walk away and Beaver Run has shuttle services. Both Peak 8 & Peak 7 are too far to walk and do require a shuttle to get to town.
How to Get to Breckenridge
Located in Colorado, Breckenridge’s closed international airport is Denver Airport, which is just shy of a 2-hour drive and there is a shuttle service from Denver City. Alternatively, you can arrange transfers through your hotel.
Things to do in Breckenridge in winter
Not surprisingly, the main attraction is skiing and snowboarding but Breckenridge has all your other winter holidays experiences too. Try snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding, dog sledding, snowmobiling and fat bike riding during your stay.
Dining & Après in Breckenridge
Best Après in Breckenridge:
Breckenridge has a great après ski scene, with great options for traditional happy hour drinks straight off the slopes as well as some late night options that pump until the early hours. There are craft breweries, live music venues, karaoke, sports bars and regular old pubs and clubs. We promise if après is a big part of your snow holiday, Breckenridge will not disappoint!
Faves include Rita’s for Tacos and Margs; The worlds highest distillery, Breckenridge Distillery; Ember for cocktails; Copper Top Bar for arvo sessions on the deck; and Cecilia’s for dancing!
Best Restaurants in Breckenridge:
There are more than 50 restaurants to choose in the Breckenridge area, the majority are in downtown but the hotels and resorts further up the mountain do having dining as well if you don’t want to make the trip to Breck for every meal.
At nice there are lots of great pubs and taverns with hearty food and affordable pricing. Pizza lovers will rejoice, with quite a few places to choose between. For something special Aurum Food & Wine or Hearthstone Restaurant are great options. On-mountain dining at Breckenridge can be pretttty hectic, so don’t wait until you are hungry to find somewhere to eat!