If you’ve skied Breck and don’t like it ... it’s you, not the mountain. Let’s talk stats. Just shy of 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, six peaks, four terrain parks—one with a 22-foot superpipe. High-alpine terrain like few other resorts in Colorado. Fast and efficient lifts, plenty of on-mountain eats and suds. Oh, and the town of Breckenridge, complete with Main Street’s hopping restaurants, bars, shops, and all the mountain-town amenities you’re looking for.
It’s crowded, you say. This is true. It’s expensive. Also, not untrue. Yet, if you know where to ski, it’s worth it. When conditions allow, the high-alpine is the place to be. There’s no magic password. If you’re an advanced to expert skier, this is for you: Colorado Super Chair -> Chair 6 -> Imperial Express. Offload point: 12,840 feet over the majestic Colorado Rockies. At your feet: Double-black-diamond adventure terrain, bowls, and chutes. You’ll never see Breck the same way again. Especially after you recount your day’s adventure over Ahi Tuna Nachos at Main Street’s Blue River Bistro. Best of both worlds. - Sam Berman
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NIGHTLIFE Head to the Blue Stag Saloon for a selection of craft beers, a rotating tap, and a robust wine list in a woody, rustic ambience.
DINING A globally inspired menu is pleasing the skiing masses at Artisan 206, one the newest additions to Breck’s evolving culinary scene.
FAMILY EXPERIENCE Slide down the free communal tubing hill at Carter Park, a couple blocks off Main Street.
APRES SPOT Geek out over custom skis while enjoying a microbrew at RMU Tavern, a ski shop and tap house combined. Sample the 16 rotating craft beers inside or in the new outdoor beer garden.
SIGNATURE EVENT Make it to town for Ullr Fest for the annual homage to the Norse god of snow and join in the festivities, including a town-wide snow dance, parade, ice plunge, and more.