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Breckenridge

Overview

Breckenridge is high, and by high we mean excessively so. The village base is just shy of 3000m and the top station is just shy of 4000m. Altitude sickness can be a problem here and it has no bias to its victims regardless of your fitness levels; uffering is a bit of a lottery.

The former mining town, founded in 1859,  still displays older properties retaining that cowboy feel with clapboard lodges and cabins lining the high street. It seems as if the planning of the town was very random in the 80s but the newer construction over the last 10 years seems to have brough the resort together with a much more compact and constructed feel.There is always a buzz about town and the fact that the illuminations are on all through the winter makes the resort sparkle at night.

From the village the mountains look as uninspiring as their names, Peaks 7-10, however, this is very misleading as they have great skiing to offer both on piste and back country. 2,358 acres are on offer which is a fairly decent size by North American standards.

Beginners have a great nursery area and lots of runs that they can steadily progress to. There are plenty of green runs to allow novices to peak 9 and the lower half of peak 8 from Vista Haus and below. From there natural progression would be to the blues on Peak 7.

Intermediates will find lots of cruisey blue runs to entertain them and progession to the gladed off-piste will be a great introduction to those skiers unused to powder and more familiar with the groomed runs.  Peak 10 has some blacks that are midway between the black and blue grading so again this is s good area for those cutting their teeth on the harder slopes.

Advanced skiers will love Breck. It's true that the runs are shorter than in other resorts but at this altitude that can be a good thing! Over 50% of this ski domain claims to be black, so that's some going. The double black diamond runs off the back of Peak 7 are serious black runs and the forest trails off Peak 6 are great fun, a favourite place for Nick from Snowfinders. Guests staying here for a while would do well to also ski Vail, Keystone, A Basin and Copper - all within 40 mins drive.

Boarders will be in their element in Breckenridge, with the perfect mixture of groomed runs and fresh powder to hand. Throw in a few funparks (4 at last count) and you have the ultimate blend for all riders.

 




Offslope/apres ski

A fair amount to do for non skiers by US standards with the Silverthorne shopping outlet only 30 mins away. Gift shops, clothes shops, and ski shops line the high street and surrounding town centre. Non skiers have art galleries, a museum, cultural tours and lots more to occupy them.

The apr├Ęs ski is mainly centred around the Main Street area and is both plentiful and varied. live music, jazz bars, and cocktail lounges can all be found depending on your mood. Cecilia's is a great dance bar/club still rocking in the small hours. Liquid lounge, Burke and Rileys, and the micro brewery shall all get a mention too.with over 80 bars and restaurants Breck is party, party, party. 

Our View

A good extensive ski base good for mixed ability groups, altitude can be a problem for some.




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
6
Hotel & Apartments:
11
Pistes:
3308 acres
Resort height:
2925m
Top station:
3915m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
4 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
3 stars
Nightlife:
4 stars

Positives

  • Short transfers
  • Efficient lift system
  • Good apres ski
  • Lift pass covers other resorts
  • Snowsure

Negatives

  • Traffic on the main street
  • Many "functional" large hotels
  • Altitude can be a problem for some
  • Quite sprawling but getting better

You were looking for Chalets, Hotels and Apartments in USA

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Beaver Run Resort REF: NAI00138

The Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge is ski to the door, with ski-in/ski-out and the Beaver Run Super quad chair right next to the property. The Beav...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars
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BlueSky Breckenridge REF: NAI00136

BlueSky Breckenridge is a very popular choice for Ski Independence clients offering luxury condos ranging from 1 to 4 Bedroom Den units. Located in a ...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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Chalet Anna

Chalet Anna REF: AKK0003

We are very excited to be adding this wonderful Chalet Anna 4 bedroom chalet to our portfolio of luxury catered homes. Located just 4 blocks from Main...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : 8 - 10
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Chloe

Chalet Chloe REF: AKK0001

The premium catered chalet in Breckenridge that has gained critical acclaim in the press here in the USA as well as the UK. A beautiful chalet custom ...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : 12 - 14
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Northwoods

Chalet Northwoods REF: AKK0002

Reclaimed barn wood, post and beam timbers and beautiful craftsmanship abound in the Northwoods Chalet. Attention to detail is second to none and the ...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : 10 - 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Sunbeam

Chalet Sunbeam REF: AKK0004

Sunbeam chalet is a beautiful log home with a fantastic in town location. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere this private home has to offer. The open floor...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : 8 - 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Victoria REF: AS0229

Chalet Victoria has an excellent in-town location. It is only 150 metres (approx.) from the complimentary ski shuttle or alternatively the slopes and ...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Crystal Peak Lodge

Crystal Peak Lodge REF: NAI00135

The views from the Crystal Peak Lodge are simply stunning. Skiers have direct access to the mountain via Peak 7’s Independence Super Chair, or t...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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Double Tree by Hilton

Double Tree by Hilton REF: AIA504

Best positioned hotel Breckenridge with high standard of accommodation and service from friendly team. The hotel's Slopeside location is perfect w...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Mountain Thunder Lodge

Mountain Thunder Lodge REF: NAI00137

The popular Mountain Thunder Lodge offers guests luxury self-catered condos in a superb ski-in position at the base of the gondola on Peak 8. Main Str...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : 2 - 8
Rating : 8 stars
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One Breckenridge Place

One Breckenridge Place REF: NAI00139

One Breckenridge Place is conveniently placed one block from the lively Main Street of downtown Breckenridge and less than 200 metres from the Peak 9 ...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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One Ski Hill Place

One Ski Hill Place REF: NAI00140

One Ski Hill Place offers elegant condo accommodation in an enviable position at the base of the Peak 8. One Ski Hill Place is located at the terminus...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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Pine Ridge Condos

Pine Ridge Condos REF: AIA503

In an unbeatable location, ski-in on the Four O’clock run and the Snowflake chairlift just a short distcance away. These large and beautifully e...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : 2 - 10
Rating : 8 stars
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Village at Breckenridge REF: NAI00141

The Village at Breckenridge offers guests excellent value for money and is a very popular choice with families thanks to the wide range of self-catere...

Resort : Breckenridge, USA
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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