Known as “Breck” by the locals, Breckenridge, Colorado is a perfect world for winter sports. The ski season usually kicks off in November. Are you ready? You’ll be greeted by charming locals, and as you’ll see below, Breckenridge’s top attractions.
Her famed peaks
Breckenridge’s mountain peaks are included in Colorado’s famous “fourteen.” There are 53 mountain tops in the state that are higher or equal to 14,000 ft. Standing on Breck, you can admire Quandary, Grays Peak and Torreys Peak.
You can see even more from the highest point of the Imperial Express SuperChair ski lift, including Mount Massive and the Mount of the Holy Cross. And in addition to the spectacular view, these peaks have a big influence on snowfall in Breckenridge, so plan on some of the white stuff during your visit.
Snow conditions in Breck’s mountains are perfect for all types of skiers, from beginner to expert. You’ll find lots of peaks at many elevations and a wide variety of terrain and opportunities to ski different trails. You can also count on accurate snow condition reports which will help you enjoy your vacation to the maximum. And if you’ve yet to learn to ski, check out the city’s local ski and snowboarding school.
Breckenridge ski and snowboarding school
Whether you’re just getting your ski legs or you’re an expert looking to refine your technique, this school will teach you what you need to master the sport.
What’s up off the slopes
- If you prefer more traditional thrills, we recommend you take a spin on the Gold Runner Roller Coaster, the real thing, at the base of peak 8.
- Don’t miss Ullr Fest
The 54th edition of this festival took place in January 2017 and attracted more than 12,000, many who dressed up as Vikings in accordance with Scandinavian folklore. And if you’re wondering who Ullr is, he’s the God of winter—and of course he loves snow.
And don’t miss out on a visit to the Breckenridge brewery for a taste of the local handmade brews.
- What to eat
In Breck you’ll find everything for all tastes and budgets, from gourmet hamburgers to hand-cut French fries and exquisitely prepared organically grown vegetables. You’ll also find more informal options, and if you’re looking for something totally different, visit Peak 9 and enjoy a special lunch or dinner at the TenMile station, decorated in the style of Breck’s bygone mining days.
Life’s still not all about skiing, and for those expert shoppers, Breck offers more than 200 exclusive boutiques.
- Pamper yourself
When you’ve had enough of the mountains, stop by One Skill Hill Place where you can enjoy a day at the spa and expert massage.
Make your reservation with your Royal Holiday membership at the Rockridge hotel, and get ready to have an unforgettable vacation.