If you are looking for an authentic old-west town in which to enjoy a winter ski adventure, then you could certainly do a lot worse than to take a flight to Breckenridge.

Situated in Colorado, Breckenridge was once a thriving mining town packed with prospectors chasing their fortune before developing into one of the USA’s most popular ski resorts.

Stunning landscapes and well groomed pistes are a feature in the character filled resort, which features nearly 3,000 acres of skiing spread across five mountains.

High levels of fluffy powder snow offer skiing for all manner of visitors, from those who are looking to get into the sport to those who have years of experience already under their belts.

In fact, when it comes to beginners, Breckenridge has some of the best skiing in the state, with wide open gentle slopes that are supervised by regular patrols to keep an eye on things.

For experts, the options are vast – with the Burn, Spitfire, Mineshaft and Devil’s Crotch just four runs that the more experienced skier may want to try.

A modern lift system helps to keep queuing times to a minimum, and ensures you’ll be able to spend the maximum amount of time possible enjoying yourself on the slopes.

With ski-in, ski-out accommodation widely available, you can also ensure you’re right in the heart of the action from first thing in a morning until last thing at night.

Off Piste Skiing in Breckenridge

Given the challenges that await expert skiers on Peak 10, there is every chance that visitors to Breckenridge may not feel the need to go off-piste in search of an adventure.

That’s not to say there isn’t any off-piste action available, but given that more than half of the runs at the resort are classed as advanced, you might not even have chance to head off and explore.

Family Skiing in Breckenridge

Breckenridge has plenty to offer those who are travelling with children, making it ideal for a family break during the winter.

As well as child friendly ski school alongside the beginner slopes, there are also special children’s centres that sit close to the main slopes where youngsters can enjoy a range of different activities.

There is even a special museum within Breckenridge where children can let their imaginations run wild.

Apres-Ski in Breckenridge

The international clientele that flocks to Breckenridge is reflected in the varied après-ski options that are available following a busy day on the slopes.

You can sample a wide range of cuisine from around the world, with Chinese, Italian and Japanese restaurants sitting alongside traditional American steakhouses and burger joints.

Up on the actual mountains during the day, you’ll also find a range of food-court style dining options where you can grab a bite to eat whilst taking in views across the slopes.

When it comes to grabbing a drink and making the most of the nightlife, you’re certainly in the right place – with Breckenridge one of the best ski destinations in the USA when it comes to evening entertainment.

Non-Skiing Activities in Breckenridge

There are plenty of things to do away from the ski slopes, with a wide selection of other winter activities being offered in Breckenridge.

That includes snowshoeing, dogsled tours and snowmobiling, whilst away from the snow, you could head to the shops for some retail therapy or even visit a nearby gold mine which is still in operation.

Indoors, there’s a swimming pool and gym, which houses a sauna and spa for those who want to relax.

Nearest Airport in Breckenridge

Denver Airport

Transfer Times in Breckenridge

2 hours

Resort Details

  • Resort Altitude: 2926m
  • Directions of Slopes: N, E, S, W
  • Gondolas/Cable cars: 1
  • Chairlifts: 19
  • Drag Lifts: 5
  • Snow Parks: 5
  • Good for Families
  • Groups
  • Snow Sure Conditions
  • Lively Après Ski
22 runs
Beginners Breckenridge’s ski school is renowned for its excellent teaching
48 runs
Intermediates Mile after mile of suitable runs through beautiful scenery
85 runs
Advanced Over 400 acres of uninterrupted powder
- runs
Snowboarders Legendary snowboarding mecca

Flight info

Approx flight time:
10 hours
Time zone:

Denver Airport