Breckenridge Local Guide
Breckenridge Ski Resort is truly a diverse place, offering everything from beginner trails to hikeable experts-only terrain in the backcountry. The higher up you go on the mountain, the more challenging the skiing becomes and the deeper the snow gets. The design and natural topography of the resort allow for beginner skiing to be segmented in a variety of ways from intermediate to advanced runs so that skiers are typically able to pick an area of the mountain and know what they are getting themselves into. "Breck," as it’s referred to by the locals, has over 34 lifts with one of them being the highest lift in North America above sea level, 2,908 skiable acres, 155 total runs, and over 350 inches of annual average snowfall, it truly is a world class resort. Our recommendation for intermediate skiers is to check out the new area of the resort call Peak 6, and you can even hike to a more remote run from the top of Peak 6 if you are feeling up to the challenge! Good luck exploring it all in one trip!
One of the awesome reasons to come visit Breckenridge is that it offers a ton of activities to do besides skiing in the winter. Breckenridge runs a full service ice rink, where they offer skating to the public as well as semi-professional hockey games on some weekends in the winter when the Breckenridge Vipers team is not traveling. The Recreation Center is only $10 for a day pass, and has everything from an indoor rock climbing wall, to a full gym and hot tub. Hop on the Summit Stage bus or drive over to the Frisco Tubing Hill, where they have lift access tubing for those who want a change of pace from skiing. The Frisco Adventure Center also offers fat biking trails and rentals, as well as cross country skiing opportunities. On a cold day, spend some time exploring the rich culture and history of Breckenridge as a mining community, where it all began, right on main street. Go find out why so many businesses, ski runs, and streets have mining references. Wanting even more information to help you plan your trip to Breck? Stay tuned for part two of our Breck local guide.