Breckenridge Ski Holidays
USA

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Although Breckenridge began life as an original Wild West town, it’s developed over the years into one of the USA’s finest ski resorts and attracts mountain enthusiasts from all over the world. Its five peaks include slopes for all abilities, and its altitude affords dependable snow coverage. Better still, the ski schools are top notch, the people are welcoming and it's easy to find great value dining options with hearty portions.

The resort sits at an impressive 2926m above sea level, with the slopes reaching up as far as 3960m at the top of peak 8. With this in mind, Breckenridge is a fantastic snow-sure bet, however there is a slight risk of altitude sickness for visitors coming directly from a low altitude, and the resort is not recommended for very young children.

Breckenridge’s ski area is quite divided up. There’s an excellent nursery slope area at the foot of Peak 9, and the areas around peaks 7 and 10 offer wonderful blue pistes that are great for intermediates. Peak 8, the highest point, is recommended for confident, advanced skiers, and for those truly seasoned experts there are some wonderful black diamond runs and fantastic off-piste potential to enjoy.

Freestyle skiers and boarders will no doubt be overjoyed at the prospect of Breck's four award-winning terrain parks and 22' superpipe, which are consistently ranked in the world's top tiers by industry leaders.

Overall, the après-ski scene here is not hugely lively compared to our favourite Austrian and French resorts, however there are a couple of bars with vibrant, welcoming atmospheres and some charming old west spots to grab a snifter. There is also a great range of restaurants in town to choose from.

Holidaymakers interested in Breckenridge can fly from London to Denver, from which the resort is some 2 hours away.

Within the resort itself, it's not too hard to walk around town and free buses are available.
While you won’t find Val d’Isère or St Anton-style après here, Breckenridge does have plenty of places to grab an après-ski drink, from quiet spots to more lively establishments.

Speaking of lively, one of the more vibrant venues to check out is the Gold Pan Saloon, a true old west bar with great DJs most weekends. The place has plenty of historic charm to boot – in fact, it’s famous for having the oldest liquor license west of the Mississippi. If you’re really craving a dance, one of the best places to head is Cecelia’s Après Ski Nightclub, with nightly DJs and the largest d-floor in Breck.

For a leisurely beverage, the simply named Après Bar serves excellent hand-crafted beer, whiskey and cocktails. Other great bets include Modis (brilliant cocktails) and Brooklyn’s Tavern and Billiards (great for getting away from the crowds).

On the hill, it’s hard to go past the infamous T-Bar at the base of Peak 8: a great place to grab an après drink and soak up some rays on the patio.
For non-skiers, Breck presents a multitude of pastimes to enjoy, from winter holiday staples to some unique activities.

Visitors can explore the beautiful National Forest surrounding Breckenridge on snowmobiles, or one might opt for an adorable Husky sled ride. To learn more about the town’s 150 year history, going all the way back to the gold rush age, you can take a tour of Breck’s Historic District, which includes a look at some old buildings that are said to be haunted.

On the more modern side of things, the town has a brilliant recreation center with gymnasium, indoor tennis courts, lap and leisure pools, water slide, racquetball court, basketball courts, indoor rock-climbing wall, an indoor track, weight training and cardio equipment.

A trip to the resort’s tourist office will offer lots of useful information on resort activities, but here are just a few ideas to start you off.

Dog Sledding

Breckenridge

+1 970-453-7604

Historic walks

Breckenridge

+1 970-453-9767

Leisure Centre

Breckenridge

+1 970-453-1734

Breckenridge is home to some excellent dining options for a range of groups and budgets.

The Italian-American Blue River Bistro is brilliant for families, with an impressive kids menu and a fun atmosphere. Relish, meanwhile, plates up “Colorado inspired cuisine” using the freshest local produce. Both the food and the service is exceptional here, and while it may be pricey it’s certainly worth it.

For a group of hungry mates looking for a cheap feed, Empire Burger serves tasty onion rings, tacos and, of course, delicious burgers.

Below, you’ll find a just few top restaurants in Breckenridge, as voted by our ski experts.

Good for Couples

Relish

137 South Main Street

Breckenridge

+1 970-453-0989

Good for Family

Blue River Bistro

305 N Main St

Breckenridge

+1 970-453-6974

Good for Friends

Empire Burger

500 South Main

La Cima Mall

Breckenridge

+1 970-453-2329

Breckenridge is home to some excellent childcare providers, including three great childcare centers that offer fun indoor and outdoor activities for the little ones.

The Peak 8 Center is located behind the top gondola terminal at the base of Peak 8 and comprises four classrooms for children aged 8 weeks to 5-years-old.

The Village Center lies in the Village Plaza near the Quicksilver chairlift, with three classrooms for kids aged 8 weeks to 5-years-old.

The Beaver Run Center resides next to the Beaver Run Superchair and provides top-notch care for little ones aged 8 weeks to 3-years-old.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    2925m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    6km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3960m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    34

  • TOTAL PISTE

    240km