Ski Breckenridge

Just down the road from the larger, more famous Colorado ski resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, and Copper Mountain sits the quaint and cozy resort of Breckenridge. A former gold rush town, Breckenridge combines historic 19th century architecture with over 2200 acres of skiable terrain–all without the crowds found at the larger resorts.

Skiing at Breckenridge
Breckenridge’s ski season runs from early November until late April, depending on the weather. The resort boasts an elevation of almost 13,000 feet and 147 runs, 33 percent of which are intermediate. Facilities include equipment rental, 29 lifts and a ski school. Breckenridge also has a snow tube park and snowboarding runs.

The Town
The town of Breckenridge, home to around 2,500 permanent residents, offers a number of activities for non-skiers and apres ski. There are more than 150 restored buildings from the Gold Rush era, four museums, numerous restaurants and nightclubs, art galleries, and a vibrant shopping district. Other area winter sports include ice-skating, dog-sledding, carriage rides, and Nordic skiing.

Staying at Breckenridge
Breckenridge offers a number of lodges, bed and breakfast inns, and condos in a variety of price ranges. For more information, see the Breckenridge Resort website.

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