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Breckenridge Ski Resort

1599 C Summit County Road Breckenridge, 80424 us 970-496-2316 website:
High altitude. Very friendly. Charming town.

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Nov 06, 2008

avg. snowfall

300 in

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Like the baggy-pants jibb ers who frequent Breckenridge’s no. 3–ranked terrain parks, this resort gets a bad rap. Yes, it’s hard to get around. No, don’t go at Christmas. Yes, you’ll be sharing the slopes with first-timers. But if you’re looking for a great town and a big mountain where all types of skiers can find somewhere to play, meet Breck. From the T-bar’s steeps to Peak 7’s cruisers, the resort wins praise from parents and park rats alike. The circa-1850 mining town is reason enough to visit, no doubt helping to earn the resort a no. 6 ranking in Après, no. 9 in Dining and no. 7 in Off- Hill Activities—check Riverwalk Center for concerts and shows. But that’s all just gravy. The skiing is what matters, and Breck’s 2,358 acres really do have it all. “The best overall resort, even if it’s not the best in any one category.” Bad rap: set straight. —Heather Hansman

Off-Mountain Restaurant » Hit Relish, in a fresh second-story space on Main Street, for the best dinner or happy hour in town.

Bragging Rights » Sure, the Lake Chutes are steep, but The Burn and Mustang, on oft-ignored Peak 10, are steep and narrow.

Top Event » Ullr Fest, the town’s annual weeklong celebration and plea to the god of snow, is Jan. 8 to 14, 2012. Judging by last year’s 500-plus inches, it gets results.

GO: Where to stay

  • Grand Timber Lodge

    Located between Peak 8 and Peak 9 at the base of the slopes.

  • Main Street Station

    These studio, one- or two-bedroom units are close enough to Peak 9 that you can walk to the hill.

  • Beaver Run Resort

    Stay in a hotel-style room, studio accommodations, or suites with up to two rooms in this dog-friendly lodging.

Apres: Your guide to eats & drinks

  • Mi Casa Mexican and Cantina

    Since 1981, Mi Casa has been serving up the homemade chips and salsa and other authentic cuisine.

  • Breckenridge Brewery

    It’s traditional pub food infused with great craft beer at this local establishment.

  • Briar Rose

    Briar Rose is always a quality steakhouse experience with steaks cooked to your taste.

reviews of Breckenridge Ski Resort
My Rating:
I had the best time of my life when I attended a similar ski resort in Chamois, France, last year. I can say that it was the best experience of my life, and a time I will never forget. It happened the same while vising the Fort Collins hotels this year, and both me and my wife, we had a wonderful time and a very successful vacation.
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