Almanac: Breckenridge, Colorado - Ski Mag

Almanac: Breckenridge, Colorado


Population 1,900

Elevation 9,600 feet

Price Of A Median Single-Family Home In Town $521,500. In County $295,000

Property Tax (Town) $2,620 (County) $1,565

Main Businesses Tourism and retail

Public School Population 2,526 (county)

Vertical Rise 3,398 feet

Average Annual Snowfall 300 inches

Season Pass $1,395 (good at Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and Arapahoe Basin)

Lift Ticket $52

Best Events Ullr Fest, a January tribute to the god of snow highlighted by the anything-goes Ullr Parade; St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl, in which racers compete for prizes by slamming beers at local bars.

Locals' Favorite Hangouts Shamus O'Toole's guarantees down-and-dirty fun, dancing and pool; Cecilia's Cigar Bar & Martini Lounge blends sophistication with comfort to the sounds of jazz; Mountain Java coffee shop gives Breckies their morning caffeine and gossip fix.

Dining Out For fine dining, head to Cafe Alpine or the Hearthstone; for après-ski beers and pizza, visit Downstairs at Eric's.

Sleeping In The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, atop Boreas Pass, has a full spa, highly regarded restaurant and views of the ski area (per night, double occupancy $210-$340 winter, $160-$325 summer); the Wellington Inn, in the middle of the action on Main Street, offers Victorian decor and fine dining (per night, double occupancy $159-249 winter, $139-$199 summer).

Information Breckenridge Resort Chamber Of Commerce, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (800-800-2732),

Ski Towns: Breckenridge, Colorado