Your Guide to Breckenridge Skiing

by Frank V. Persall

Located in Colorado, Breckenridge is a small town that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Due to the fabulous hiking trails, rivers, and mountains, many people own vacation homes in Breckenridge. Despite being famous for its Breckenridge skiing, the town of Breckenridge is Colorado's largest historic district-you will be able to tell by the immense amount of Victorian architecture. Along with perfectly groomed skiing slopes, Breckenridge has a ton of adorable boutiques, fine dining options, and a decent nightlife scene.

Your Guide to Breckenridge Skiing

Your Guide to Breckenridge Skiing
Your Guide to Breckenridge Skiing

While many people visit Breckenridge to experience some of the popular outdoor activities, many people visit Breckenridge to attend one of their famous public events. If you appreciate art, specifically sculptures, visit Breckenridge in January to attend the International Snow Sculpture Championships. Sculptors from every corner of the world travel to Breckenridge to create and showcase their glorious works of art from blocks of snow. If you are in touch with your spirituality, then attend the annual winter Ullr Fest Parade. Breckenridge becomes a town full of music and celebration. The last huge event that Breckenridge hosts is the Winter Dew Tour. Situated in the Freeway Terrain Park on Peak 8 the most popular extreme snowboarders and skiers come to Breckenridge to race and show off their tricks and skills. So, if you are not one to go skiing or snowboarding, but you enjoy watching it, then head over to Breckenridge in December.

Breckenridge hosts fantastic exciting and interesting events in the Summertime

Breckenridge hosts fantastic exciting and interesting events in the Summertime
Breckenridge hosts fantastic exciting and interesting events in the Summertime

While Breckenridge hosts fantastic events in the winter, they also offer some exciting and interesting events in the summertime! Some of the Breckenridge summer events include; the National Repertory Orchestra, several art fairs, and their famous Fourth of July celebration.

Aside from some of the fantastic events that Breckenridge hosts throughout the year, one of the most popular activities to do in Breckenridge is skiing. While there are many ski resort options in Breckenridge, and around the area, the Breckenridge Ski Resort is the perfect place for the most quintessential Breckenridge skiing experience.

Breckenridge Ski Resort's mountain statistics include; five huge peaks, 540 acres of skiable terrain, over 180 runs, a 9,600-foot base, and a 3,397-foot vertical drop. Situated among the Colorado Rocky Mountains, you can expect to find the perfect terrain and environment for advanced and expert skiers. Although the Colorado Rocky Mountains create the perfect Breckenridge skiing experience for more experienced skiers, the Breckenridge Ski Resort offers great options for beginner and intermediate skiers.

Breckenridge Ski Lift
Breckenridge Ski Lift


If you are a newer skier, be sure to check out Peak 8 and Peak 9. Although both of those skiing areas offer harder courses, they are home to some of the easiest slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. For intermediate skiers, check out Peak 6 and Peak 7. Finally, for rougher terrain, jibs, jumps, and widespread turns, check out the Back Bowls, Peak 10, and the T-Bar. Thus, with a ton of options, everyone in your skiing party can have a fun and enjoyable Breckenridge skiing experience.

Aside skiing, the Breckenridge Skiing Resort offers an array of winter activities

Aside skiing, the Breckenridge Skiing Resort offers an array of winter activities
Aside skiing, the Breckenridge Skiing Resort offers an array of winter activities

Aside from Breckenridge skiing, the Breckenridge Skiing Resort offers an array of winter activities, specifically the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster. Fun and enjoyable for everyone, the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster is an elevated track that wraps around Peak 8. Riders will sit in a two-seater car and travel throughout the mountain. The best part about the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster? You get to control the speed. Aside from the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, other fun winter activities at Breckenridge are the starlight dinners and the ghost tours!

While Breckenridge skiing is truly an activity that everyone should experience, some people prefer outdoor activities in warmer weather. Although Breckenridge is the perfect location for winter activities, Breckenridge offers some amazing summer events and activities.

A popular activity in Breckenridge during the summertime is mountain biking. There are hundreds of mountain biking trails in Breckenridge. But, some of the best trails can be found on the Peaks. The Peaks trail connects Breckenridge to Frisco and the Flume Loops, which are situated along the Highlands Area. The Peaks Trail is a 9-mile stretch that is parallel to Highway 9. Thus, do the popular and easily accessible location, the Peaks Trail is a favorite among mountain bikers in Breckenridge.

Other than mountain biking, hiking is another favorite summer activity in Breckenridge. Since Breckenridge is home to some fantastic mountains, which receive a lot of powdery snow in the winter, thus they are suitable for skiing, it is not a surprise that there are a bunch of hiking trails! While there are tons of hiking trails, the Quandary Peak is the most popular.

Aside from mountain activities, Breckenridge is also the perfect location for fishing, specifically, fly fishing and other water sports. Fly fishing is especially popular in Breckenridge. If you are unfamiliar with fly fishing, it is the same as fishing, but instead of using typical bait, you use an artificial fly. The artificial fly makes the line almost weightless. Also, it should be noted that fly fishing requires a specific kind of casting technique. So, if you are interested in fly fishing, you may want to take a pro with you. Some great fly fishing locations near Breckenridge are the Colorado River and the Blue River.

Aside from the popular activities of mountain biking, hiking, and fly fishing, Breckenridge offers an array of fun and exciting summer activities for everyone! Like in the winter time, during the summer, you can experience the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster. Another popular activity at the Breckenridge Ski Resort is the TenMile Flyer Zipline. The TenMile Flyer Zipline is located among Peak 8 and features a dual span of 392 feet and another span of over 1,000 feet. Not to mention that you will be soaring in the air at up to 45 mph!
Aside skiing, the Breckenridge Skiing Resort offers an array of winter activities
Aside skiing, the Breckenridge Skiing Resort offers an array of winter activities


So, there you have it. At first glimpse, Breckenridge is just your quintessential skiing town. Before visiting Breckenridge, you may believe that it is just the perfect spot for skiing and snowboarding. But, in reality, Breckenridge hosts interesting and fun activities throughout the summer and the winter. And, who could forget Breckenridge's historical value and Victorian architecture? Thus, whether you are looking for a classic Colorado skiing experience, a summer getaway full of fishing and mountain sports, a historical getaway, or you want to check out the Winter Dew Tour, Breckenridge is the perfect year round vacation spot!

About Frank V. Persall

Originally from the UK, Frank has a passion for skiing and anything snow related. He is currently on a never ending mission to visit the best ski resorts across the USA and the the World. Frank is happiest when he is on ski slopes with his wife and three children.

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