Breckenridge Ski Resort, or just Breckenridge , located in Summit County, Colorado near the town of Breckenridge, has been one of the most popular ski resorts in North America for the past few years.
In 2007-2008 season , an astounding 1.63 million tourist & skiers visited Breckenridge Ski Resort , making it the most popular ski area in North America . With 2,208 acres (894 ha) of skiing spread across four interconnected mountains (Peaks 7, 8, 9, and 10), and averaging 300 inches of snow per year, the skiing at Breckenridge literary takes your breath away.
The pride of Breckenridge is the Imperial Express Chairlift, the highest lift in North America, soaring to a breathtaking 12,840 feet.
Breckenridge skiers & boarders
Spread across four interconnected mountains, the skiing at Breckenridge is exceptional and exciting for every level of skier and boarder.
Breckenridge is an expert’s dream come true . Often overlooked by experts, particularly in comparisons to its sister resort, Vail, Breckenridge offers some of the best expert ski terrain in Colorado. The T-Bar, Chair 6, and the Imperial Express all service some serious expert terrain However, Breckenridge is probably better known for its below treeline expert terrain.
Breckenridge is also one of the best ski resorts in America for beginners because has hundreds of acres of exclusively beginner terrain served by high speed lifts and including several slow-skiing beginner trails, which are well supervised by ski patrols. The Breckenridge Ski and Ride School offers various courses, all with small class sizes. Skiers new to the area should take the free two-hour Mountain Orientation tour.
Breckenridge was the first major Colorado resort to encourage boarders and hosted the world’s first freestyle snowboarding event in 1985. Today Breckenridge boasts five first-class Terrain Parks and four halfpipes for snowboarding and freestyle skiers, and hosts various World Cup Events. The Peak 8 Freeway Terrain Park is one of the best facilities in North America.
Breckenridge village has real Wild West roots and is 100 years older than neighboring Vail. It was formally created in the 1860s as miners flocked to the area in search of gold. World War II officially ended the mining era and in December of 1961 the Breckenridge Ski Area opened for business.
Breckenridge Ski Resort has many types of lodgings available including bed and breakfasts, hotels and condos, private homes and chalet homes. Nearly a third of the 20,000 guest beds are ski-in, ski-out.
Breckenridge’s bars and nightlife are consistently rated among the best in the reader polls conducted by skiing magazines and a whole spectrum of apres-ski and nightspots await you.
The Maggie Restaurant located at the base of Peak 9 is one of Breckenridge’s liveliest après-ski hangouts. The Silver Bullet Saloon in the Bergenhof Restaurant at the base of Peak 8 serves specialty drinks for après-ski. Cecilia’s, Sherpa and Yeti’s, Tiffany’s, the Liquid Lounge, and Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub are a just a few of the hot spots around Breckenridge. The Underworld Club is a popular hangout for snowboarders.
Non-ski activities in Breckenridge include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and dogsled tours.Also tourists can visit a fully functioning gold mine and enjoy an hour-long tour of the historic town on foot.