Why Ski in Breckenridge?
The ski resort of Breckenridge at 2925m is one of the highest ski resorts in Colorado USA. Founded in 1859 this gold mining town still retains a Wild West charm about it. The skiing is high and varied and the town has a pretty main street and plenty of more modern slope side accommodation to suit all budgets. The Breckenridge ski area is part of a group of 4 which includes Vail, Beaver creek and Keystone. A multi day lift pass covers all of these resorts plus Arapahoe Basin and all are linked by a ski bus (free to all resorts except Vail and Beaver Creek).
The accommodation in Breckenridge covers a wide area with chalets often being found on the outskirts of town in the beautiful Blue Ridge national park.
The skiing is set over four main centres which are linked by both pistes and fast efficient lifts and is very popular with the British ski market.
The slopes are well groomed and offer great choices for all levels of skier and boarder. The views here are to die for as on a clear day you can see many of the highest peaks around some of which reach altitudes of over 4000feet.
Snow reliability in Breckenridge is second to none with the average being over 300 inches in a season. There’s extensive snowmaking which only mainly needs to be used early season and the slopes that face east and north east hold their snow very well.
Ski Line offers not only catered ski chalets and ski hotels but also a very good selection of self catered apartments or ‘condos’.
Après ski in Breckenridge
The après ski in ski resort Breckenridge is pretty lively and there are some great bars and over 100 eateries. Favourite bars include the Brewery and Gold pan saloon. There are also many bars that feature live bands. Eating out can be great value as there are plenty of restaurants vying for your dollar. Rasta Pasta is unusual with an Italian meets Jamaican theme, and Bubba Gumps has (yes you guessed it) seafood – probably shrimp! You can do it all here from burgers to fine dining Breckenridge has it all!