Breckenridge is a ski resort located at the northern tip of the south central region of Colorado. Established in 1859, this historic town is the county seat of Summit County. There are a huge range of activities for visitors, as well as the fantastic ski slopes, and a holiday in Breckenridge, USA is the ideal winter break for many people.
Breckenridge offers a great amount of holiday accommodation, with fully-furnished condos and cabins the most popular option. Any time of the year is a great time for holiday in Brackenridge, as there are a wide variety of options for tourists during both winter and summer months.
Winter sports are the main thing to do in Breckenridge, and the Breckenridge Ski Resort offers skiing, snowboarding and telemark. The resort contains 155 trails, and is the most popular ski resort in North America, with over 1.6million visits per annum. It is also regularly ranked in the top ten ski resorts in the world, and offers a great choice of slopes for skiers of all abilities. The longest run is known as the ‘Four O’clock’, which stretches for just over three miles.
Other activities you may wish to consider when visiting during winter months are snowmobiling, ice fishing, sleigh rides and visiting the Nordic Centre. If relaxing is more your thing then the Blue Sage Spa will pamper your every need. The town is home to a wide variety of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and cultural attractions, meaning there is something for all of the family, and offers a great night out after a hard day on the piste.
There are also a variety of things to do in the summer months, with golf, four-wheeling, hiking, horse riding, jeep tours, white water rafting and orienteering all available. Breckenridge really is a place for people who love their outdoor activities!
Colorado’s wine country is home to over 70 wineries, and regular day trips are run from Breckenridge. This allows you to try something completely different during your vacation, and allows you to visit a variety of small towns such as Montrose, Hotchkiss, Palisade and Paonia. The city of Grand Junction is also a popular day trip.
Breckenridge has a high-alpine climate, with highs of 22C in summer, and lows of -18C in winter. The city receives over 300 inches of snow every year, meaning there are just 30 frost-free days per year, on average.
International flights fly into Denver International Airport (DEN), which is 166km east of Breckenridge. You can then hire a car or take a bus to your destination, with regular shuttle services operating that go direct to the various resorts.