Breckenridge is often referred to as "Breckenfridge" because of the often windy conditions and cold temperatures -- but don't let that scare you! Breck's terrain is some of the best in Colorado, with a nice mix of runs that run down the Tenmile Range Peaks that make up the mountain. The town of Breckenridge is a hot bed of local eateries, coffee shops, gift shops and sporting goods stores. Lodging options from motels and hotels to condo rentals are available on the mountain and in the downtown area.
What Makes It Great
With the highest chairlift in North America, Breckenridge Mountain has five peaks and 2,908 acres of skiable and rideable terrain with 187 runs total. Four terrain parks cater to any level of boarder or skier. The longest run named Four O'Clock stretches 3.5 miles. The T-Bar is the place to head for black and double black diamond terrain. A large selection of bowls for advanced skiers are also found on the mountain. There is also a Nordic center for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Who is Going to Love It
Breck has something for everyone, including some big, steep bowls and challenging trees off Peak 10. There's also lots of great blue cruisers, winding greens and everything in between. The front side stays pretty busy, so take the time to get into the back bowls to avoid the crowds.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Breckenridge is off Route 9, roughly 8 miles from the I-70 Exit (201) in Frisco.