Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ski Resort ~ http://www.breckenridge.com

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge

This location has the name of being the biggest historic area in Colorado, a state of countless ski resorts. Despite its age, Breckenridge has earned a very positive reputation from your skiers and riders looking for something more than just a place to get on the snow. Here, riders of every type will find their people, a real community of snow lovers who are here to enjoy the mountain. At night, the scene is hot with several options for cool night life. The large ski resort of Breckenridge plays home to these temporary snow loving, wintertime residents.

On the mountain, skiers and boarders will find close to 150 trails which wander through a set of four mountains. From this enormous area, the title of largest ski area of Summit County has been granted. Each of the four main peaks is awesome in its own way, and each one can be explored fairly easily.

Specifically, Peak 7 features blue runs for intermediate skiers and riders. This area is highly recommended for those interested in well-kept runs and slopes with average angles. The Peak 7 bowl is home to impressive chutes and completely vertical runs that end up in beautiful areas of snow. In order to get to the great place, you will have to start your journey at Peak 8.

At Peak 8, the notable Freeway Superpark can be enjoyed. Playing home to countless freestyle competitions, Freeway is Colorado’s premier terrain park; Breckenridge is the place to be.

Breckenridge Stats

Base Elevation: 9,600 ft
Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft
Vertical Drop: 3,398 ft
Skiable Area: 2,358 acres
Annual Snowfall: 305 in
Snowmaking: 25 %
Number of Lifts: 30
Uphill Lift Capacity: 37,880 per hour
Types of Lifts:

  • 4 Surface Lifts
  • 9 Carpet Lifts
  • 6 Double Chairs
  • 1 Triple Chair
  • 7 High-Speed Quad Chairs
  • 2 High-Speed Six
  • 1 Gondola
Number of Trails: 155
Longest Run: 18,480 ft

Breckenridge Reviews:

jholko from Athens, Ohio                                                                                                  Mar 3, 2008

I came to Breckenridge in late February for a three-night, two-day trip. We stayed in a slopeside condo which was excellent. Very convenient to wake up and walk to the slopes, and the same at the end of the day. The terrain was very impressive. I like the blacks and double-blacks the best, but there is plenty of great blues here for the intermediate skiers. All the blue trails and many black trails were very wide and well groomed. We skied on a Friday and a Saturday and experienced fairly good-sized crowds each day. As far as activities, Breckenridge is excellent. Staying at the resort is a must. The downtown area has a great nightlife with bars, restaurants, shops, etc. The town also runs a free bus around the area so you don’t have to worry about driving anywhere. Also, most of the restaurants and such are reasonably priced in the town. Lift ticket prices were high ($86/day), but this lift ticket also allows you to go to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin (we didn’t go though). Overall, though, a very impressive resort.  (courtesy – SkiTown.com)

My Take: Breck has some good terrain but the volume of people chewing on it makes it unattractive – IMO. The E Chair, North Bowl, Peak 7 Bowl, Peak 10 all have some great runs and shots and Breck gets its share of phat snow. The town is hoppin’ and there is a lot to do. In days gone by this is where I would have wanted to be – if you’re in your 20s this is where you belong! Your tribe is here – Breckenridge is where you should be!

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