Breckenridge Colorado, is a must. The town, the mountain, the expansive scenery, the experience, the place some of the best skiers in the world call home. When asked where to ski I recommend Breckenridge.
I’ve had some really killer days at Breckenridge. Days when it was snowing so hard I couldn’t see two feet in front of me, sort of skiing down aimlessly in Horseshoe Bowl with no real sense of where I actually was. Days when the sky was so blue and the sun so intense you might think you where in the Bahamas, less the entire ski ensemble.
How to ski Breckenridge
For a place that has parking lots seemingly miles away from the ski area, it’s not as big of a deal as you might think. Just don’t forget anything in the car and don’t forget where you parked. Breck has the transportation/shuttle thing down. It’s super easy to get to the BreckConnect Gondola which takes you up to the Peak 8 Base area and is packed full of amenities. This is the best way to access the terrain park and halfpipe trails if that’s what you’re after. It’s also a great way to gain a ton of elevation really quickly.
Hop on the Colorado Super Chair Quad, which accesses the top of Peak 8. If you’re looking to warm up the legs and be able to hop right back on the chair, lap Crescendo, a nice wide blue that eventually empties out to a green.
Some are looking to get after it right away; it will be a quick one but head down Tiger a double black to catch the Peak 8 Super Connect at the midway station. Once again you will have access to a similar series of black diamond pitches. Now it’s time to get in the woods, so catch the E-chair double to the top of Peak 9. On skiers left you’ll find access to the windows, a series of tree runs that hold the snow real nice. They empty out conveniently at the bottom of the E-Chair for prime hot laps. There is so much terrain at Breck it would be near impossible to spell it all out in this blog, but if it’s your first time to the Big B. you have to ride the highest chairlift in North America right? That chair would be the Imperial Express; it’s worth the ride.
If you’re with the Family, Breckenridge has an extensive amount of Blue and Green Terrain. If you’re interested in lessons for the kids, check out the Mountains of Discovery program which is aimed at getting kids off the bunny hill and onto the mountain to explore, a.k.a. real skiing.
Breckenridge has some of the most active Nightlife around and a ton of good spots to choose from. I’d recommend starting the après out at Mi Casa for some killer margs and Mexican. Cecelias is the place to take it late into the night.