Breckenridge is a unique ski destination not because it is filled with glitz and celebrities or remote mountain charm but because it combines some of the best skiing in North America with a former gold rush town turned top tourist destination. From shopping and nightlife to a variety of restaurants, Breckenridge has everything you would need in a ski vacation and more. While celebrity chasers may flock to Vail or Aspen, locals keep returning to Breckenridge because they know it’s one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets. Dedicated skiers visit Breckenridge to enjoy one of the highest ski lifts in North America, Colorado’s largest historic district, local whiskey from the Breckenridge Distillery and top condos and private homes available for vacation rental. What Breckenridge lacks in five-star hotels it makes up for in nearly every other way, and that’s what keeps its converts coming back.
New skiers can avail themselves of an excellent ski school while more experienced ones will enjoy the diversity available on the slopes with more than 150 trails. Visitors must hike into some while other trails run all the way into town. The Breckconnect Gondola starts in town and carries passengers throughout the area.
Families won’t be at a loss for things to do either. Not only does the ski school accommodate children but there are plenty of other activities for little ones from the Mountain Top Children’s Museum, which includes daycare services, to the ice arena, the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster and more.
Choices in lodging will fit every budget from luxury condos and homes to a hostel with dorm room accommodation. Restaurants likewise run the gamut of taste and costs from inexpensive tacos to prime steak.
Winter sports are not confined to skiing. Snowboarding is popular in Breckenridge as well and in fact snowboarding champion Shaun White has a house here. After all, it is the home of the longest super pipe in the world.
Breckenridge is less than two hours from Denver, and so it is reasonably easy to get to as well. Coloradans and others who have made Breckenridge a thriving winter destination can’t be wrong. For some of the best skiing in the country in a thriving location that has yet to be “discovered” by too many people, Breckenridge is an excellent destination for novices, experts and all those in between.Share