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- Slopes have something for all abilities – good for mixed groups
- Cute Victorian Main Street, with mainly sympathetic new buildings
- Plenty of lively bars and restaurants
- Shared lift pass with four other worthwhile resorts nearby
- Efficient lifts mean few queues
- Some slope-side accommodation
- Short transfer from Denver, but ...
- At 2925m the village poses a risk of altitude sickness if you go there directly from the UK
- Very prone to high winds, affecting mainly the high, advanced slopes
- On-piste terrain not very extensive, with few long runs
- Lack of good, central hotels
- Main Street is a thoroughfare and always busy with traffic
Latest user reviews
Chris Parkinson 18 Mar 2007
If you have visited this resort not too long ago, why not add your own short review to this page?
A repeat visit in 2011 confirmed that we like Breckenridge a lot. The town is attractive and lively, with Wild West roots and lots of places to eat and drink. The slopes are fabulous for beginners. And for experts too, provided the ungroomed top slopes are open – as they were on our most recent visit, when we whooped it up in fresh powder in the bowls above Peak 7. Sadly, they are too often closed by wind – as we’ve found many times. Intermediates mainly interested in mileage should plan to explore other resorts (covered by the lift pass) by car or bus too; they’ll find Breck limited for a week.
Heed our warning about altitude sickness. At almost 3000m this is the highest resort to get a full chapter in this book – and the altitude you sleep at is a key factor. Like many readers, editor Gill has been affected by altitude sickness here, and now always spends time in a lower resort before hitting Breckenridge; a couple of nights in Denver is an alternative way to cut the risk.
News – last season 2011/12
The former Great Divide Lodge was fully renovated and reopened as the DoubleTree by Hilton, with pool, spa and fitness facilities
News – 2010/11
More luxury condos, One Ski Hill Place, opened at the Peak 8 base, along with a bar and restaurant. Gold Runner Alpine Coaster – a bit like a toboggan run on tracks – also opened at Peak 8.
The Freeway terrain park gained a new super-pipe. And the Village at Breck reopened following a facelift.