Ski Breckenridge - Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge ski resort is one of the more popular skiing locations in Colorado. With 31 lifts on the mountains it can easily handle big crowds making the chair lift process go quickly. The resort has 2,358 acres of skiable terrain and over 150 different trails. Breckenridge ski Resort is made up of 4 different peaks, peak 10, peak 9, peak 8 and peak 7. The base of Breckenridge ski resort is 9,600 feet and the summit is 12,998ft making this one of the highest and largest ski resorts in the world.
Breckenridge Ski area can be accessed by the gondola in town near the city market. There is a fee to park but there is a nice area to drop people off right next to the gondola. The Gondola is free and gives you access to the mountains while the lifts are open. The gondola takes you up the major chair lifts and to some lodging locations. Even if you do not plan on skiing or snowboard there are restaurants and shops at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The shops offer souvenirs and all the restaurants have a nice cup of hot chocolate to warm you up.
Things at Breckenridge Ski Resort
The mountain has something to offer everyone. They have ski schools for the little ones and for first timers on the mountain. The mountain has five terrain parks and two half-pipes to choose from for the more extreme riders. The trails are all labeled so you know the difficulty of the trail before you start. They range from green all the way up to double black diamond.
Breckenridge skiing usually opens up in the first part of November and can stay open until March. They are open daily during season from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Getting an early start is usually the best way to beat the crowds and make the most of your lift pass. Passes can be bought at the Gondola, online, or at participating retailers such as sports authority and City Market grocery stores. There are also ski rental places located all over town. Even if you forgot you gloves there are several outfitters right off the lifts making it easy to buy what you forgot.
Recommendations before you get to Breckenridge
It is recommended to get you ski and snowboard rentals before you get the mountain because it is usually more expensive to get them at the mountain. I would also check out the discounts that are going on for lift tickets, you can save a lot of money for going skiing. The cheapest way to get something is usually through other retailers not buying your ticket on the mountain.
Breckenridge is one of my personal favorites places to ski at because of its easy access to the mountain and the large number of trails, gives you whatever you are in the mood for that day. With all four of the different Mountains there are times it feels like you are the only one on the mountain. I would recommend Breckenridge to anyone looking for a good time skiing or snowboarding.