RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Breckenridge
The ski resort Breckenridge is located in Colorado (USA). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 153 km of slopes available. 23 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 2,926 and 3,914 m.
Breckenridge is the highest village and highest ski resort in Summit County, Colorado. The village is located at 2926 m and the lifts lead up to 3914 m. The town of Breckenridge with its Victorian style, welcomes guests from all over the world every year. The ski resort begins with easy forest aisle runs and gets steeper and steeper heading up to the bowls, which makes it interesting for advanced skiers as well.
America, USA, Colorado
Season: November – April
Ski pass price: 140 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Sat 14 Apr (5cm)
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Breckenridge
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Breckenridge?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 14 has been the most insecure with 194 cm snow depth on average in Breckenridge.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Breckenridge
Breckenridge has a lot going for it, but some of the flaws we list above are non-trivial. The Imperial Express may be North America’s highest lift, but it was only last season that editor Gill finally got to ski it for the first time, all his previous visits having been spoiled by high winds. And on his first visit [cough] years ago, he was knocked out for 24 hours by altitude sickness. If you can, go first to a lower resort for a couple of nights – Steamboat, Aspen or Vail – to cut the risk of sickness. With the small but worthwhile addition of Peak 6 for 2014, there are now five linked sectors to ski. Even so, if you are keen on piste mileage and variety you’ll find Breck a bit limited for a week’s stay – plan to visit other resorts (covered by the lift pass) by car or bus too. Breckenridge was founded in 1859 and became a booming gold-mining town. Old clapboard buildings line much of Main Street, and the streets nearby have been well renovated. Small shopping malls and other buildings have been added in similar style. But there are some (rather out-of-place) modern buildings too, especially around the base of Peak 9. The resort is in the same ownership as Vail, Beaver Creek and Keystone. A multi-day lift ticket includes days at all these plus Arapahoe Basin. All of them plus Copper Mountain can be reached by bus (free to Keystone and A- Basin).
- Slopes have something for all abilities – good for mixed groups
- Cute Victorian Main Street, with mainly sympathetic new buildings
- Plenty of lively bars and restaurants
- Shared lift pass covering four other worthwhile resorts nearby
- Tougher slopes at the top very prone to closure by high winds
- Groomed trails not very extensive, with few long runs
- Lack of good central hotels
- Main Street is a thoroughfare, and always busy with traffic
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain