at a glance...

3308acres of pistes
2925m resort height
2 hours transfer time
All levels great for
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Resort overview

Character is big in Breckenridge whether it’s the old mining town exterior or the big mountain mentality it has plenty to offer. It is something many North American resorts lack and Breckenridge has in abundance, even the lighting keeps the festive spirit all winter long.

At 2,926 metres the resort is high and with the highest lift in North America, a breath-taking 3,960 metre summit, it brings some incredibly snow sure slopes. The resort still resembles the attractive mining town it once was and authentic buildings dating back 100 years now house Main Street’s shops, restaurants and lively bars.

Ski wise it’s mainly cut through the forests making some fantastic tree runs with the tougher slopes and bowls above the tree line, it’s a resort for everyone to enjoy. And only a short hop from Denver airport means you won’t be stuck on a bus for hours after a long flight.

Skiing in the resort

Breckenridge is made up of 5 areas, all are linked with pistes and lifts and named Peaks 6 – 10. Gondolas and fast chairlifts cover the entire resort making queues minimal if at all and lets you spend more of your time on the snow.

There is a good mix for all abilities with the lower slopes largely green runs perfect for learning and progressing with blue a dominant band across most areas through the trees – a lot of fun and the black runs and double diamond bowls on the higher reaches, above the tree line. The higher, harder terrain can get closed off in high winds but there’s plenty of challenging pistes to explore over on peak 10 even in the windiest conditions.

And if you have a love affair or simply an occasional fling with the terrain parks Peak 8 is the place to be. With 3 parks covering all levels you can progress to the superpipe, wallow on the rollers or sit back in a deck chair at the bottom of the slopes and watch the action with hot chocolate in hand.

Other resorts such as Vail, Beavercreek and Keystone are all covered on the area lift pass with buses linking them so it’s easy to get from one to another whether you have a car or not.

Après ski

The dynamic après scene offers great value options as well as exclusive restaurants. There is a distinct western charm, especially around Main Street, and the local vibe generates a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Venues such as Coppertop, offer live entertainment straight off the slopes whilst downtown there is a thriving après scene until late.

The resort also has over 100 restaurant possibilities including Breckenridge Brewery, which offers excellent pub fare or the fine dining Hearthstone Restaurant. Take a look at the Gold Pan saloon for a place that has stopped in time (we hear rumour it’s the oldest bar west of the Mississippi).

Why not extend your stay and spend a few extra nights enjoying a city break somewhere? Our Ski Specialists will be happy to give you their recommendations.

Best for...

  • Families
  • Foodies
  • Après
Accommodation in Breckenridge

We only want to stay in the best locations when we ski, and we’re assuming you do too. Who wants weary legs before you’ve even stepped onto the slopes and a sweaty slog back home after an evening meal? – No thanks. Main Street is where the action is in town and the mountains are why we come so these are our priorities. Slope side convenience or doorstep shopping we’re here to help.

Map List
3* Beaver Run Resort
3* Beaver Run Resort

Sitting at the base of Peak 9 with direct ski in, ski out access, Beaver Run Resort has both comfortable hotel rooms and self-catering condos.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Pool
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3* Pine Ridge Condos
3* Pine Ridge Condos

Pine Ridge Condos sit in a great ski in, ski out location, providing a range of self-catering condos for all group sizes and budgets.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
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3* DoubleTree by Hilton
3* DoubleTree by Hilton

With incredibly welcoming staff and located just across the road from Breckenridge's Quicksilver Super6 chairlift, the DoubleTree is classically Hilton.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
More info

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Resort guide


The resort
Resort height - 2,925m
Highest point - 3,915m

Ski areaBreckenridge - 3,308 acres to ski


Lower slopes contain largely green runs which are perfect for learning and progressing but there is a dominant band of blue runs across most areas through the trees.

Black runs and double black diamond bowls are on the higher reaches above the tree line.

Green runs 14%
Blue runs 31%
Black runs 55%

Lifts - 34

Season length - November to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 5/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 5/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 5/5
Charm - 3/5

Cross-country skiing | dog sledding | ice skating | mine tours | sleigh rides | snowmobiling | snowshoe tours | spas

Transfer time
Denver - 2 hours

Breckenridge Summit lift pass
6 day lift pass from £800
9 day lift pass from £1062

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