Breckenridge Colorado

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 186 reviews

Trails

Beginner
11%
Intermediate
31%
Advanced / Expert
58%
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Overview

The Good 

  • Highest lift in North America at 12,840 ft for some big mountain shredding
  • Bustling historic mining town with a laid-back vibe
  • Party town reputation - they got après ski down packed
  • Wide range of lodgings from modest to luxury to suit all budgets
  • Award-winning terrain parks (some of the best in the world!)

The Bad

  • Epic wind chill so wrap up warm
  • High elevation means top lifts can close for days
  • Slopes can get crowded, ugh!
  • Snow can be blow-packed into a crusty shell
  • High altitude can cause altitude sickness

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Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 186 reviews

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Family Friendliness
CCynthia
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 09, 2011
love the town...so quaint. The skiing has something for everyone, and so does the town!
RRoberta
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 11, 2011
One of the nicer places to fall down, because they do not have a lot of fake snow and as we all know fake snow is hard and hurts when you land on it.
BBarry
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 17, 2011
great acomadation slope-side , good family and kids program and the mountain has enough mixture of easy / hard and in-between.
BBrian
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 06, 2011
Cool stuff up top you can hike to and take tows to. Nice terrain park.
JJohn
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 05, 2011
It's a great place, but a little more difficult to get a around versus Whistler. With Whistler, everything is in the central village.
SSusan
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 19, 2011
Great place for a family with lots to see and do. Also, lots of ski slopes for everyone's skill levels.
JJeremy
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 03, 2011
I like to ski bowls and other difficult terrian; while, the other people who come with me learn on all the easy open terrian! Breck offers something for everyone and has always had good snow when I'm there!
KKaren
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 21, 2010
There is a variety of different places to go and ski. You can just ski forever across the whole mountain. The town of Breckrenridge offers so many different places to stay and eat.
BBrian
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 11, 2010
Breckenridge is a challenging set of terrain. I would suggest that while they do have some green slopes, that this mountain is not an ideal place for beginners to learn. It is a very fun yet challenging evironment.
FFrank
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 30, 2010
I also like the friendliness, and general feel I get at Breckenridge. The skiing is challenging, and the town is a lot of fun.

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Sixes
5
High Speed Quads
6
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chair
1
Double Chairs
6
Surface Lifts
15

Elevation

Base
9,600 feet
Summit
12,997 feet
Vertical drop
3,397 feet

Terrain

Total runs
187
Terrain Parks
4
Longest Run
3 miles
Skiable Terrain
2,908 acres
Snowmaking Area
600 acres
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