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Breckenridge Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado   Resort Information
Season Nov - Mid April
Nearest Airport Denver
Ski Area 2020km
Ski Lifts 30
Ski Runs 139
Longest Run 5.5km
Resort Height 2926m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 5 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Ski holidays in Breckenridge are very popular with skiers/boarders, with Breckenridge Ski Resort offering very competitive pricing and great choice of accommodation close to or on the slopes. From hotels and condos through to catered chalets,Breckenridge Ski Resort will have something for your budget. With the town though at over 9500ft,higher than any other ski resort in Europe you need to be careful with altitude sickness and we often recommend that you spend your first night in Denver (at 5000ft) to help you acclimatise. Breckenridge is a great choice for groups of mixed abilities and people who want to have fun in the sun and reliable snow.

Unlike the new Keystone, some 6 miles away on the same lift ticket, Breckenridge was founded in 1859 and was an old gold mining town. The atmosphere is enhanced by clapboard and old western style properties on Main Street, with new shopping malls and buildings added in a similar style. The town centre of Breckenridge comes with several accommodation options and is also lively at night, with over 100 restaurants and bars. In every season, the trees are lit up with decorations, giving the town a festive air.

Breckenridge Accommodation

In Breckenridge chalets, hotels and condominiums are spread out over a large wooded area. They are linked, if not on the slopes, by the excellent and frequent, free shuttle service, though some property management companies offer their own private transfer services. The high quality of accommodations in Breckenridge is nothing less than superb, as you would expect from an atmospheric American resort. Breckenridge also offers catered chalets “par excellence” for those who want both excellent accommodation and wonderful food.Accommodations include condos, hotels and private residences to satisfy the need of every traveller.

The entire 4 mountain “peaks” are all interconnected with Peak 9 offering some great nursery slopes.Peak 9  has nearly all gentle, wide blue runs at the top and almost flat, wide green runs at the bottom, excellent for beginners, but with a very steep black run under one of the chair lifts. Surprisingly, over half the slopes are classed as “black” or expert, though much of it is easily skied by the experienced intermediate skier. There is wonderful terrain on all the peaks, but Peaks 7 and 8 excel, especially as they also takes you over to Imperial Bowl. Peak 10 offers some great blue/black cruising runs, all in all about 220km of skiable terrain.Come on over and enjoy the awesome snow and friendly American style atmosphere.

Ski school has one of the best reputations of all skis schools, worldwide and we have seen skiers whom have struggled to learn in Europe, excel over here with the first class, patient and technical tuition. That gives you all the extra confidence you need to tackle almost anything and with Vail, Keystone, Arapahoe and Beaver Creek also normally on the same ski pass, that confidence will stand you in good stead. With fast lifts and few queues, you can eat up the kilometres almost effortlessly. Copper mountain nearby is also well worth a visit, to sample the fantastic skiing on offer and we offer attractive discounted ski pass rates there too..

The après ski is lively and varied, from Erics bar and the Park Avenue Tavern, through to Breckenridge Microbrewery and Gracey O’Malleys Irish bar. It’s also a pleasant place to wander around at night and shop, or just take in the atmosphere and if you fancy a bargain or two, pop over to the factory outlets at Silverthorne, but watch that spending and luggage allowance! We always go back a lot heavier than when we arrived for many reasons! Check out our unique catered chalet options too in Breckenridge, geared for groups of 6 or more.

For family entertainment, why not give Dog Sledding a shot. Dog Sled Tours begin with guides explaining the sleds and how to handle the beautiful Siberian Huskies. This is a 6-mile relay tour which can handle up to 6 people. The tour is run as a "relay"; all guests will switch between running the dogs, riding in the dogsled, and riding on a small passenger sleigh with the guide. The tour runs for a little more than an hour stopping along the way for everyone to trade places. The guests on the sleigh have the opportunity to take great action shots and video of the people on the dog sled. This tour is a unique and interactive way to experience dog sledding.  Prices are around $80 for an adult and $40 for a child.Ice skating,tubing,snowshoeing etc are all alternatives to indulge in.

Breckenridge Ski Resort ski area  

 

 

 

 

  • Beginner 14%
    Breckenridge boasts some of the best terrain for beginners anywhere in the USA. Skiers & snowboarders will find most beginner trails located off Chair 7 on Peak 8, including a portion of the 3.5 mile Four O' Clock run, the longest piste at Breckenridge.(Plenty of accommodation there to suit) 
  • Intermediate 31%:
    An intermediate's paradise, Peak 7 is home to 7 new gently rolling more difficult runs, accessed by a six-passenger Super Chair. Unquestionably the local's favourite, Claimjumper is located on Peak 8 in addition to Northstar and Crescendo. Two high-speed Super Chairs on Peak 9 access more than 10 intermediate runs for non-stop skiing & boarding.
  • Advanced 19%:
    Duke's Run on Peak 8 offers a winning combination of both moguls(bumps) & groomed terrain. Take the T-Bar up to Pika, Ptarmigan, White Crown & Forget-Me-Not for wide-open bowls & stunning views. Peak 9's Peerless is a great place to learn how to master the bumps, while bump masters will appreciate 6-Chair, especially on a powder day. A quick ride up the Falcon SuperChair on Peak 10 wisks skiers and riders to three advanced intermediate groomers, steep & deep bump runs & the legendary glades of The Burn.
  • Expert 36%:
    Peak 7 offers vast steep terrain without the trees at a 45-degree pitch. On Peak 8, the experienced skier & rider can enjoy amazing alpine views from the top Horseshoe Bowl (lift access) or Imperial Bowl at 12,998 ft via the new highest lift in North America! Hike to Lake Chutes for a 55 degree pitch (extreme terrain), between 10 & 80 feet of cornice, rocks to jump & of course, fresh tracks. Peak 9 features tree skiing at it's best. The Windows is an easy hike (anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on a skier or rider's speed) from the patrol hut at Peak 9. The South Side of Peak 10 sports big fat bumps, hidden kickers and glades - all without seeing another enthusiast. 
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