Have you heard about The Breck Effect? When your ski legs start itching when you see the gondola, when you are looking at the continental divide in all its majesty, a hidden gem in Colorado with powder snow. You have to go to believe and experience “The Breck Effect” in all its charm and beauty.
There is more to Breckenridge than the mountain, it is a real town – with real locals, real characters being the largest historic district in Colorado – Breck is full of stories to tell.
Breckenridge began as a gold-rush base camp in the 1850s and is now a bustling charming ski town. Breckenridge Ski Resort truly has something to offer for every age and ability; from your skiing and snowboarding to gondola rides, après including family friendly après events and our personal favourite; riding the gondola to experience the memorable and brilliant Colorado Alpenglow. As the sky gets darker and the sun begins to set, a red glow on the Tenmile Range will captivate all.
The mountain itself covers five massive peaks, 187 trails across 2908 skiable acres with lots of challenging, ungroomed runs, brilliant black runs yet intermediates can enjoy a separate peak, peak 7, full of intermediate runs, only 1 ski lift ride or 1 gondola ride away. Snowscene always recommends you get to know any mountain by taking advantage of services such as in Breck their free two-hour mountain tours or a quality lesson or ski school pending your requirements. Lessons are a great way to upskill yourself on how to navigate the steeps, deeps stashes and rollers which are plentiful in Breckenridge. That’s before we mention that Breckenridge annually receives one of the highest snow totals in Colorado, all of which can be accessed on the Epic passes.
Breckenridge Ski Resort, just two hours outside of Denver International Airport is a seamless connection via coach or private transfer. Snowscene work with hand chosen transport providers including Powderhounds who in 2020 won the Best of Breckenridge award for transportation service; all of this high detail planning goes into your travel itinerary with a Snowscene snow specialist at the time of designing your next Breckenridge snow holiday.
Snowscene’s top tip when travelling to Breckenridge:
During the winter season, Guest Service volunteers provide complimentary tours of Breckenridge Ski Resort for any guest whose ability level is intermediate or above. Tours are only available on intermediate runs. The Mountain Orientation Tours leave from the base of Peak 8 or at Beaver Run on Peak 9 each morning promptly at 9:30am. Each tour is considered a “Familiarization Tour” of the mountain and should last between 2 – 2½ hours. Be sure to check times and meeting points on your arrival to the ski resort as this is a great way to get to know a mountain and its history and the ‘locals’ favourite runs. We highly recommend this – not in lieu of ski tuition of course!