Many European skiers begin their North American skiing here and many return year after year unable to take themselves elsewhere! It is easy to see why. Breckenridge was a thriving gold mining town in the 1800s and many of the original buildings remain, giving it a truly Old Western ambiance. The variety of restaurants and bars offer great value, frequented as they are by locals as well as visiting skiers.
With its hidden glades, stunning views and steep cliffs, Breckenridge is renowned for its ski holidays, but there are also plenty of other things to do in Breckenridge. Breckenridge offers a wide variety of snow activities, including snowboarding, cross-country skiing, telemarking, ski blading, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours, dog sledding, ice skating and hockey. For those who want to take a break from the snow, Breckenridge has a theatre, cinema, and a recreation centre with a gym, indoor pool with waterslides, tennis courts and various other facilities. You could discover more about the town of Breckenridge itself with a historic tour, explore some of the museums and art galleries, or even try your hand at mining for gold. If you are looking to get away from it all, Breckenridge has several spas offering a variety of treatments to rejuvenate and pamper. Breckenridge has an array of shops and boutiques, including a wide variety of specialist shops filled with unusual treasures.
As you would expect from such a popular ski resort, Breckenridge has a vibrant and lively nightlife to tempt you après ski. The many restaurants and bars are frequented by visitors and locals alike, adding to the warm, inviting atmosphere of the town. Breckenridge has 100 restaurants in town (and 7 on the mountains) offering excellent cuisine, and nearly 40 bars and clubs, so there is sure to be something for everyone. If you fancy venturing further afield during your ski holiday, there is easy access to the other ski resorts in the area, all within a 20 minute drive of each other.
With so much to offer, ski holidays in Breckenridge are truly a trip to a Rocky Mountain paradise.
At 2926 metres, Breckenridge is significantly higher than most European resorts. Beginners will quickly see that the ski school’s top reputation is well earned. They will enjoy the runs on Peak 9 and the base of Peak 8. Intermediates will appreciate the tree-lined runs and bowls through beautiful scenery on Peak 7 and head for the steeper, groomed runs on Peaks 8 and 10. Experts can head for Peak 8 with its Horseshoe Bowl to seek out the mogul fields and 400 acres of champagne powder.
Après ski in Breckenridge offers something for everyone. The town centre is one of the largest National Historic Districts in the United States, evoking the Old West, and has over 100 shops and a huge selection of restaurants and bars as well as a host of other activities and amusements to entertain you once you have finished skiing in Breckenridge.