An attractive ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge is known for its charming ambience and outdoor adventures. Often called “a small town winter wonderland with festive cheer”, Breckenridge’s gold mining past can be seen through its traditional log and clapboard buildings.
Things to do in Breckenridge
Packed with traditional taverns, cosy cafes and boutique stores, Main Street is a historic avenue that runs through the heart of Breckenridge. Dip into Downstairs at Eric’s for a hot cocoa by the crackling fire, kick off happy hour with a locally-brewed beer at Breckenridge Brewery or catch a lively apres-ski celebration on a deck overlooking the Ten Mile Range.
No trip to Breckenridge would be complete without a visit to the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Take the highest chairlift in North America to the summit and admire the beautiful countryside views. Skiers and snowboarders can choose between five paths to ride, each one varying in difficulty. Families with kids can even try the age-old tradition of sledding at Carter Park.
Outdoor enthusiasts can also head to Lake Dillon, an adventure-packed paradise with activities that include jet skiing, swimming and hiking. Discover pristine waterfalls and stunning vistas inside McCullough Gulch, enjoy white-water rafting through Browns Canyon or take the zipline to catch a glimpse of Colorado’s famous 4,000-metre-high Collegiate Peaks.
Getting around Breckenridge
Breckenridge is less than two hours away from Denver International Airport, with buses and shuttles offering direct connections. Major attractions in Breckenridge, such as the City Market, Peak 9 and Breckenridge Ski Resort, can be accessed using free shuttles and buses.