John "Fritzski" Fritz
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John "Fritzski" Fritz
  • Breckenridge has the highest lift in North America at 12,840 ft
  • 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 that suits all budgets
  • Award-winning terrain parks (Breckenridge has some of the best in the world!)
  • Epic wind chill so wrap up warm
  • High elevation combined with strong winds means top lifts can close for days
  • Breckenridge slopes can get crowded, ugh!
  • Snow can be blow-packed into a crusty shell
  • High altitude can cause altitude sickness

Breckenridge Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
19% off $1,694
Village at Breckenridge Resort
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
22% off $1,475
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
11% off $1,506

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Breckenridge is one of the most popular ski resorts in North America. Over a million and a half people visit every season, and it’s not hard to see why. A mecca for big mountain shredders and trick stomping freestylers, Breckenridge is all about the new school! When it comes to high alpine terrain, no-fall zone chutes, and wide open bowls, it tops every other ski area in Summit County. Nowhere else in North America gets you higher on a lift, with Breckenridge ski resort’s crowning glory the Imperial Express Super Chair whisking skiers and boarders up to 12,840 ft.

Best month to go


Thanks to its spot high up in the mountains, the ski season in Breckenridge usually lasts for around five months, from mid-November to mid-April. Slopes can be a bit patchy at the start and end of winter, but an extensive snow cannon network keeps the lower trails white for as long as it’s cold! As far as proper snowfall goes, it really starts cranking from January, tailing off by the end of March. Events like Ullr Fest and the International Snow Sculpture Championships are held in January, making that month an awesome time to visit. If there was ever a time not to visit Breckenridge, it’s the Christmas and New Year holidays, Martin Luther King Day, and Presidents’ Day. Crowds peak during these times, leading to monstrous lift queues and a spike in accommodation prices.


Denver International Airport


Breckenridge (approx. 2.5 hours)

Base of Breckenridge (Walk)

  • Popular lodging areas include Peak 7,8 and 9
  • Ski-in/ski-out accommodation
  • Peak 8 and Peak 9 are great areas for beginner's to stay

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Historic Downtown (1-2 mi)

  • Best dining and nightlife is on Main Street
  • Wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets
  • Shuttles available to and from the Breckenridge slopes

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Dillon/Silverthorne (15-20 mi)

  • Both towns are around 30 mins drive away from Breckenridge ski resort
  • Plenty of affordable lodging options
  • Limited nightlife

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Frisco (10-15 mi)

  • 25 minutes drive away from Breckenridge
  • Inexpensive lodging; has many hotel and motel chains
  • Easy access to Copper Mountain

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For beginners

Breckenridge has some of the best beginner skiing in Colorado. Check out the beginner terrain on the lower half of Peak 9 and base of Peak 8 or try out the speed-controlled Family Zones.

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For intermediates

There's intermediate terrain across all the Peaks at Breckenridge but Peak 7 is where you'll find plenty of perfect corduroys and gently rolling runs. Take on Claimjumper for big sweeping turns down the mountain, it's our favorite for intermediates here!

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For experts

Don't underestimate Breckenridge, it's got expert terrain well above the tree line (unlike many Colorado resorts!), slopes as steep as 55 degrees and vertical cornices you gotta drop over! Take on the Six Senses area for steep narrow chutes and cornices or drop into some epic bowls such as Serenity Bowl, Horseshoe Bowl or from the highest point in the resort at 12,998 ft, Snow White Bowl!

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Find freshies

Breckenridge's high elevation keeps the snow nice and fresh, but it gets tracked out quickly so go to the hike-to terrain on Peaks 6, 8, 9 and 10 for freshest stuff.

Ditch the crowds

Head to Peak 6's Kensho Super Chair and Peak 10's Falcon Super Chair to escape the crowds.

Non skiers

Breckenridge has some of the best nightlife that will keep non-skiers partying all night long. There is also snowmobiling and dogsledding available too.


For families with beginners, there are easy trails that access the ski-in/ski-out accommodation between Peak 8 and Peak 9, where you'll find beginner terrain on the lower half.


BreckenridgeArapahoe Basin
beginner11 %10 %
intermediate31 %30 %
advanced24 %37 %
expert34 %23 %
total runs187 109
ski area2,908ac 960ac
summit elevation12,997ft 13,050ft
total lifts35 8
child lift ticket$110 Free
adult lift ticket$169 $100
back country
value for money
average total snowfall230″ 180″

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Breckenridge Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 247 reviews

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Superb!4.8 / 5Apr 29, 2019
Breckenridge ReviewsAndrew S.
advanced snowboarder
One of my favorites. Love the variety of terrain. The staffs always helpful and the lift lines generally move pretty fast. Breckenridge Ridge has a litt bit of everything for anybody, even those who chose to participate from the sidelines. Enjoy!... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Apr 29, 2019
Breckenridge ReviewsAndrew S.
advanced snowboarder
One of my favorites. Love the variety of terrain. The staffs always helpful and the lift lines generally move pretty fast. Breckenridge Ridge has a litt bit of everything for anybody, even those who chose to participate from the sidelines. Enjoy!... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Mar 22, 2019
Breckenridge ReviewsJonathan F.
advanced skier
This is a great place for family skiing. The resort has skiing that is great for beginners and advanced skiers. I also love to spend the weekend and enjoy the night life after a great day on the slopes.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Feb 18, 2019
Breckenridge ReviewsJay C.
advanced skier
Great family mountain, friendly town , good food and apres .everyone will love it there !! almost all amenities there .... what more can I say. ..just come and ski at breck !!!... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Feb 18, 2019
Breckenridge ReviewsJoe B.
advanced snowboarder
A little off of I-70 for my liking, but it is one of Colorado's best. The town is beautiful, the trails are wide and not packed (though, look out for the starter hills, those have some heavy traffic). Their social media presence is also bar-none!... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Jan 14, 2019
Breckenridge ReviewsBrent E.
advanced snowboarder
Breckenridge is by far my favorite resort. The snow is always the best quality and I enjoy their trails the most. I also enjoy the variety of terrain and the variety of places to get food and drinks and hang out.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Dec 27, 2018
Breckenridge ReviewsWe Bslappin ..
expert snowboarder
This place is only great for seasoned riders and skiers. Everyone else just get in the way making the bottom lifts crowded. 6 chair is my personal favorite but the rolling hills on peak 7 are great for catching air. Not to mention when ski patrol opens the rope on 6, providing great maneuvering between peaks. If you're going to break do it on peak... More
Very Good!4 / 5Dec 27, 2018
Breckenridge ReviewsLars J.
advanced snowboarder
Professional, fun and helpful staff at all touchpoints. The ski- and snowboard instructors in their schools are great. The lift times in the epicmix app are mostly correct and there is plenty of mountains/terrain to go for. The areas for beginners (green slopes) are rather limited early in the season but open up later throughout the season. The... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Dec 27, 2018
Breckenridge ReviewsDavid L.
expert skier
Great resort and town. Fun bowl. The T bar can get tiring to ride but the terrain is worth it. The slow double chair on the far side has great lines on a powder day. Then drop over the far left to enter the bowl.... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Dec 04, 2018
Breckenridge ReviewsTurtle M.
advanced snowboarder
You can’t go wrong anywhere in Summit County but Breckenridge is my all time favorite! There’s something for everyone at Breck but if you’re a pipe/park rider like myself look no further!... More

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