Top 3 reasons to visit Breckenridge this winter

Planning a ski or Snowboard vacation this winter, here are the top three reasons to come to Breckenridge, Colorado.


First is the mountain at a base area of 9600 feet with the summit at 12,998 feet. There are 34 lifts with 2988 acres of great skiing or riding. Breckenridge on average grooms 600 acres every day for the beginner skier or rider or anyone else who just enjoys the beauty of smooth turns. Snowboarders you will  enjoy 25 acres of terrain parks. For those who like to ride or ski above tree line there are 1061 acres of open bowls, great for the intermediate skier or rider to very challenging steeps. The mountain has over 187 trails.


Worried about good snow, Breckenridge receives on average 300 inches a year with average daytime temperatures of 28 degrees and night time of 15 degrees. Getting to Breckenridge ski resort is an easy one and a half hour drive from the Denver international airport with numerous shuttles available or your choice of rental cars.

The second reason is the town of Breckenridge itself. The Kingdom of Breckenridge as it is called is a vacationers paradise, located at the base of the mountain, with easy access to the slopes either by riding the gondola from town or shuttles that have routes throughout town and at many of the lodging locations. The town boasts over 50 restaurants that include American, Italian, Mexican, Asian , Steak houses and many bistros and coffee houses as well. Enjoy nightlife? Breckenridge comes alive with bars, nightclubs and music for all tastes. Breckenridge offers great shopping with a district dedicated to the art lover with art galleries for all interests. Need new skis or boards or want to rent there is no shortage of ski and board shops with the latest in equipment , accessories and clothing.

Third is the array of activities that is available to the whole family.  There is a recreational center for those who want a workout with state of the art equipment, a lap swimming pool, a pool for the kiddies with a fun slide, basketball courts, racquet ball courts, a climbing wall what else do you need. Don’t ski or ride or  just want a break from the hill, Enjoy snowmobiling either guided or unguided, ride up to the continental divide witness views only seen in photographs. Go dog sledding where you mush the dogs. Take a  scenic sleigh ride or a sleigh ride to a real western dinner and show.
Breckenridge offers two Nordic centers for either classic or skate skiing or go snowshoeing either at the Nordic center or the backcountry with well-marked trails. Even though it is winter you can go zip lining or go for a winter horseback ride. Enjoy fishing  go on beautiful Lake Dillon for some ice fishing, outfitters are available.

Look no further, Breckenridge has it all.

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