Breckenridge Mountain Resort Guide
Skiing and other amenities at Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort, located in the mountains of Colorado, offers its visitors three half pipes as well as four terrain parks and is open for those with every skill level. This resort was one of the very first that allowed snowboarding, making it an instant hit.
Breckenridge Ski Resort has been in operation for over 20 years and offers the finest in freestyle landscapes. Between the four parks and the three half pipes, visitors can find a spot that is family friendly, or terrain that is for the bravest daredevil of the group. The resort is known for its many freestyle programs that are offered, and Breckenridge ranks prominently and continuously in skiing and snowboarding publications. Freestyle skiing is a popular pastime here in Breck, as the local people refer to the resort.
Breckenridge offers the Freeway, the most popular of the parks in the resort. The Freeway is for skiers who are advanced and features one of the United States biggest triple jump lines, as well as many different rail and jib features. The best part of the park is that they change it up on a regular basis so it is kept exciting and fresh for all the world’s best skiers. Freeway also offers a super pipe, which has 18 feet high walls, and is thought by many experts to be the greatest half pipe from all over the world. Even those who do not want to attempt the trail will enjoy the beautiful view from the top.
A new terrain park was added in 2008 for the skiers who are not quite as advanced and wish to practice their skills. Located on Peak 8, Park Lane offers 3,500 feet of ski jumps and rails for both skiers and snowboarders. This was accomplished by Breckenridge’s complex snowmaking system, so that there is always plenty of snow to keep the park’s jumping features in perfect condition. Other novice skiers can enjoy the two parks named Trygves and Eldorado. Here there are smaller jumps and beginners half pipes so that even the kids can start learning how to use them. The jumps, rails, and jibs are also built low to the ground so there is less of a risk of injury from falls and spills. Many parents like this park because it gives them opportunity to catch their young ones in action.
The best part of Breckenridge Ski Resort is that it’s not just for skiing and snowboarding. There are dozens of restaurants and bars for visitors to eat and drink at. There are over 200 shops, 249 historical structures, and hundreds of hotels and beds and breakfasts in the area. Visitors to Breckenridge Ski Resort will also enjoy many museums, art galleries, skating rinks, and golf courses around the area. Additionally, visitors can take advantage of many amazing activities such as hot-air balloon rides, dog sledding, mine tours, and dinner sleigh rides. The Breckenridge Ski Resort is perfect for couples and families, at any time of the year.