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Breckenridge is the most popular American resort for a ski holiday for British skiers and it is easy to understand why. Reliable snow, varied terrain and a lively town with a gold mining heritage make Breckenridge a resort which skiers and boarders return to year after year for their Breckenridge ski holiday.

There are runs down forested slopes on five peaks and there is lift served steeper stuff above the tree line. Hiking opens up many more challenges.

Beginners on skis or board will enjoy a ski holiday to Breckenridge, as its lower slopes have some great learning areas, including some of the widest, most gentle slopes anywhere and the ski school is highly thought of. There are green, novice trails on Peaks 8 and 9, where you can also find progressive blue runs. Peak 7 is a haven for improvers and intermediates who love the blues too. If cruising is your thing, there is plenty of entertainment.

More advanced skiers and boarders on a Breckenridge ski holiday will find plenty of challenges on Peak 10, including the glades of The Burn. For even more adventure, take the Imperial Express SuperChair (the highest ski lift in the northern hemisphere – 3,914m/12,840ft. at the top), to access dozens of routes down bowls of powder or the steeps of the Lake Chutes – classed as Extreme Terrain for experts only.

The addition of Peak 6 in 2013 provided an extra 543 acres and 2 new lifts and made Breckenridge the 4th largest ski resort in Colorado. It's great for high-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing and has really opened the resort up and reduced any queueing.

Terrain park lovers will also have a blast in Breck, with four parks across the resort including, on Peak 8, the massive hits and pipe of Freeway.

This is former gold mining country and many of the trails and Breckenridge ski resort – Gold King, Pioneer and Bonanza – hark back to that heritage. We, of course, have a soft spot for the green trail on Peak 9 – Frontier.

Breckenridge is a real town not a purpose built ski resort. It came to fame back in the 1860s in the gold mining boom and some of the architecture which is now being carefully preserved dates back to that time; Clapperboard fronted shops line the Main Street, which is a National Historic District and The Gold Pan Saloon is the longest serving bar west of the Mississippi.

Over two hundred restaurants, bars and shops await in and around Main Street area including a large selection of sports, clothing and jewellery retailers. If they do not satisfy your needs, take the free bus service to Silverthorne where around 100 Factory Outlets shops await with bargains for all. Plenty to keep you busy on your Breckenridge ski holiday.

Snowshoeing, dinner sleigh rides, sledging and dog-sleigh trips are all on offer. The town also offer indoor attractions such as spas, a recreation centre and a cinema. For a taste of the gold rush times, why not make a visit to Country Boy mine before heading to the distillery tour and tasting!

Prepurchase your lift passes, rentals and ski shool for your Breckenridge ski holiday through Frontier Ski and save at least 5% on the in resort prices.

Breckenridge Ski Resort Ski Facts

Transfer / Driving Times
Denver (2 1/2 hrs)

Base elevation
9,600 feet / 2,926 metres

Terrain Park
25 Acres across 4 parks inc 22' half pipe

Top elevation
12,998 feet / 3,963 metres

Average annual snowfall
354 inches / 899 cm

Vertical drop
3,398 feet / 1,036 metres

Lift capacity
46,800 skiers per hour

Number of runs

Ski season
Nov 10 to May 27

Number of lifts
34 inc 1 gondola, 7 Quads & 4 six passenger chairs

Skiable terrain 
2,908 acres - 58% advanced, 31% intermediate & 11% beginners

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Insider Tips


For the best fries in town head to Downstairs at Erics. A relaxing sports bar with great American food!


On a powder day head to the top of the mountain – ski off the T-bar for a mixture of blacks and double blacks or the Imperial Express for double black terrain.


The resort is high (2,925m) so consider a night or two in Denver or a lower resort to acclimatise.

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