A Rocky Mountain paradise, Breckenridge, Colorado, has attracted Royal Holiday members to its inviting slopes for years, promising endless outdoor fun across the expansive Ten Mile Range, the home of one of the top ski resorts in the world. The town itself features charming local culture, year-round events, and one of the hottest culinary scenes in the state, while the vast swaths of natural beauty surrounding the area allow for year-round entertainment for any outdoorsman or woman. For Royal Holiday members looking for a fun ski destination, there’s no better place than what the locals and in-the-know ski enthusiasts like to call “Breck.”
Royal Holiday’s affiliate in Breckenridge, Rockridge Townhomes, offers members the opportunity to bring along the whole family or ski club, with rooms that sleep eight adults comfortably over a three-bedroom floorplan. Rooms come equipped with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and cable TV, which create a comfortable home base for skiing adventures and shopping excursions alike. Meanwhile, the hotel’s Summit Stage Shuttle System helps guests to navigate Breckenridge with ease and for no additional cost, making it a convenient location to experience everything that the resort has to offer.
As a world-famous ski resort, Breckenridge draws many Royal Holiday members due to its excellent snow. Situated among Colorado’s “fourteener” mountains and subject to the orographic lift found in high-elevation weather patterns, the resort has a unique geography that creates the conditions necessary for an average of 25 feet of snow per year. The resort features 34 lifts that can move over 42,000 people an hour, allowing for complete access to Breckenridge’s nearly 3,000 acres of skiable land in 187 different trails. Due to the resort’s huge footprint, snow and terrain favorable to any type of skiing can be found, which makes it the perfect place for skiers of all skill levels.
Of course, Breckenridge has much more to offer than skiing. In the winter, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing show a different side of the mountain, while family-friendly activities like dog sledding or snowmobiling provide outdoor fun without the hard work. Summer brings opportunities like rock climbing, fly fishing, and hiking. Both the Breckenridge to Vail Bike Path and the Quandry Peak climb are favorites among the sporting enthusiasts who visit the area. One of the best ways for Royal Holiday members to experience the region regardless of the season is Breckenridge’s easily accessible hot air balloon rides, which offer a bird’s-eye view of the resort’s incredible natural beauty.
While the Colorado wilderness is the main attraction, Breckenridge itself has proven itself as a cultural hotspot. The city’s restaurant scene has earned it high marks from reviewers and diners alike, and Royal Holiday members can choose from high-class dining options across town or opt for a dinner sleigh ride, which includes a camp dinner among the mountain pines. The city is also home to numerous annual events that are worth a trip. January brings both the International Snow Sculpture Championships and the Ullr Fest, major winter celebrations that will warm the hearts of any cold-weather enthusiasts, while summertime features concert series and art fairs.