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Almanac: Breckenridge, Colorado

Almanac: Breckenridge, Colorado

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By Jane Reuter
posted: 03/22/2000

  • Population
  • 1,900
  • Elevation
  • 9,600 feet
  • Price Of A Median Single-Family Home In Town
  • $521,500. In County $295,000
  • Property Tax (Town)
  • $2,620 (County) $1,565
  • Main Businesses
  • Tourism and retail
  • Public School Population
  • 2,526 (county)
  • Vertical Rise
  • 3,398 feet
  • Average Annual Snowfall
  • 300 inches
  • Season Pass
  • $1,395 (good at Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and Arapahoe Basin)
  • Lift Ticket
  • $52
  • Best Events
  • Ullr Fest, a January tribute to the god of snow highlighted by the anything-goes Ullr Parade; St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl, in which racers compete for prizes by slamming beers at local bars.
  • Locals' Favorite Hangouts
  • Shamus O'Toole's guarantees down-and-dirty fun, dancing and pool; Cecilia's Cigar Bar & Martini Lounge blends sophistication with comfort to the sounds of jazz; Mountain Java coffee shop gives Breckies their morning caffeine and gossip fix.
  • Dining Out
  • For fine dining, head to Cafe Alpine or the Hearthstone; for après-ski beers and pizza, visit Downstairs at Eric's.
  • Sleeping In
  • The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, atop Boreas Pass, has a full spa, highly regarded restaurant and views of the ski area (per night, double occupancy $210-$340 winter, $160-$325 summer); the Wellington Inn, in the middle of the action on Main Street, offers Victorian decor and fine dining (per night, double occupancy $159-249 winter, $139-$199 summer).
  • Information
  • Breckenridge Resort Chamber Of Commerce, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (800-800-2732), www.gobreck.com.

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