If you happen to go to Colorado this winter, you could try visiting Breckenridge Ski Resort. Breckenridge is a historical wild west mining town that still has some of its traditional wooden buildings lining the town’s main street. The ski resort is just right in town and has plenty of snow throughout the year. Even though the town experiences over 300 days of sunshine, there’s still consistent snow cover due to the town’s high altitude.
Breckenridge Ski Resort attracts many advanced skiers because of its back slopes and skiing range that accommodates skiers of all abilities from backcountry bowls to gentle groomers. It’s pretty popular with the visitors from Denver and the areas surrounding it. Since its popularity, the resort has grown bigger and now has plenty of hotels and chalets that could accommodate the influx of tourists.
The ski resort has five ski areas. The areas were numbered from 6 to 10, and each held a great piste for every ability. Breckenridge Ski Resort is also home to the highest ski lift in North America, the Imperial Express lift. The ski lift could take you up to 3,961 meters, and you could even hike to the peak if you feel like it.
One of the resort’s ski areas, Peak 8, holds the Dew Tour every December that is held at Park Lane, the largest park in the resort. You could grab a seat at the base and enjoy watching the ski and snowboarding competitions. There are 30 lifts in the area and are accessible by taking a casual stroll or riding a shuttle bus from town. Breckenridge has 139 pistes, and over 40% of its terrain sits above the treeline. It offers a magnificent panoramic view that would leave tourists in awe.
For skiers, Breckenridge offers a plethora of great cruising terrain for beginners, intermediate, and expert skiers. For advanced skiers, 55% of the ski area’s pistes are marked as black, and a few are determined to be double black diamonds, a great run for experts.
Most of the accommodations are in the resort itself, which means the tourists are staying in an area with an altitude that’s 1,000 meters higher than normal hotels in the Alps. The area has a vertical drop of just above 1,000 meters, with the resort located in the middle at about 3,000 meters.
Here are the most top-rated accommodations in Breckenridge for all holidays.
Crystal Peaks Lodge
The Crystal Peaks Lodge is a ski in ski out lodge with a wide range of facilities for you to enjoy that could improve your holiday experience at the resort. The hotel’s facilities include the spa and fitness center for end-of-the-day relaxation after conquering the slopes.
Hotel Blue Sky
The hotel offers chic alpine elegant condominiums with sizes ranging from 1 bedroom plus den to 4-bedroom plus den. Each of the hotel’s condominiums is unique in design and decor. Hotel BlueSky is conveniently just a short walking distance away from the heart of the town.
The Tomahawk Lodge is a large, comfortable home complete with a sauna, outdoor hot tub, and a great selection of outdoor activities that groups, and families could enjoy. It’s in a peaceful location that offers easy access to the ski lifts. To get there, you could take the free shuttle offered by the town. It only takes 15 minutes to arrive at Main Street and Downtown Breckenridge.
Village at Breckenridge Condos
The Village at Breckenridge has a ski-in/ski-out access and is close to the Main Street of the town and the Maggie Pond. You can enjoy the apres-ski in the Park Avenue Pub that’s conveniently located in the Village Hotel.
Other accommodations like Hotel Beaver Run Resort, Hotel Hilton Double Tree, One Breckenridge Place, and Mountain Thunder Lodge are also available.
Breckenridge has 140 bars and restaurants within its vicinity. There’s plenty to choose from that would suit all tastes and moods. Restaurants offer everything from the basic burger bars to restaurants where you could get the full “Fine Dining” experience. Every guest will be able to find a restaurant in Breckenridge that will satisfy their taste.
The town has a great list of amazing après that tourists can enjoy. The list includes TBar, Base Nine Bar, Mi Casa, and The Coppertop Bar. All these are accessible from the town and the piste. Tourists can go there to enjoy drinking and bop their heads to live music.
Breckenridge also offers ski schools that instruct total beginners or absolute pros to learn ski skills that’ll last for a lifetime. The visitors could choose whether they want to attend group or private lessons for both skiing and boarding. The ski schools cater to every age group.
There are many shops in Breckenridge that tourists could explore by riding the free bus shuttle. Tourists could enjoy a tour of the museums present in town or even visit a gold mine. You’ll find souvenir shops and plenty of bars and restaurants along Main Street. Breckenridge Ski Resort, you can say, is worth the visit.