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New York, New York
October 31, 2013
November 19, 2007
From journal Breckenridge in the Spring
Holly Grove, Arkansas
October 24, 2005
From journal Day Trip to Breckenridge
May 26, 2005
From journal Breck at its Prime
December 17, 2004
From journal High at 9500 feet
Auburn Twp., Ohio
January 31, 2003
The trip would have been ruined if it had not been for the good humor of our dear friends.
The Skier's Edge in Breckenridge should not be recommended even for the very most budget-minded.
From journal Colorado Skiing
March 29, 2002
There are 4 peaks at Breckenridge, confusingly named 7,8,9 and 10. (Smile!) Peak 8 and 9 have base areas. Peak 10 offers intermediate and advanced slopes. Peak 7 is transitioning from being large undeveloped and remote, to becoming Breckenridge's newest base area.
If you are a beginner, go to Peak 8. There is a novice lift here, as well as some other beginner trails. On your second day you can try the base areas around Peak 9.
Intermediates can ski just about anywhere. Union is a fun winding trail that starts on the top of Peak 10.
Experts can warm up on Peak 10 for some groomers and a few minor bumps, and then head high. Try Corsair to get into the bumps. Then head over to Chair 6 to get into the High Country. They are any number of great runs here. Next head to the TBar for access to the bowls and Peak 7. Peak 7 used to be undeveloped, however, this year they cut trails there and next they will install a lift. Ski it while you can. Finally, Chair 4 can offer some challenging runs.
While you had a great day of skiing, Breck is all about apres skiing. Sit on any number of decks and enjoy the Colorado sun. There is a bar at the bottom of the Quicksilver lift that has music daily.
Finally, a note about tickets. Don't pay full price! You can get discounts from any number of places. Try King Soopers in Denver, your condo company, local ski shops, e-Rewards, etc. You can usually get the price under $40. If you want to ski at Vail or Beaver Creek, get your ticket from one of the ski shops that sell multi day tickets. If you get a three or more day ticket, one day is good at Vail or BC.
From journal Summit County
February 19, 2002
But, the word of advice to all those skiers out there -- Breckinridge charges around $40 for a half day pass, and I believe around $200 for a 4 day pass; however, it charges only $250 for an ANNUAL pass.
From journal Roadtrip around the Southwest
February 15, 2002
I think Breckenridge is the most wonderful place to visit if you are a new skier. While there is a wide mix of terrain--very easy to expert--the vertical drops are not as long as on the other mountains. The greens are groomed every day. While we did not sign up for lessons here, a local told me the ski school for kids is phenomenal, too. With 25 lifts, the lines move fast as crowds are dispersed to different points around the mountain. Almost half of the mountain is rated green to blue so there are plenty of trails for less experienced skiers to explore and enjoy.
Advanced skiers will also find plenty of challenges at Breck. The Bowls are fun to experience (I especially enjoyed Whale's Tail, which--even though rated a double black--CAN be navigated in sections by solid intermediate skiers.), and the well groomed mountain is easy to navigate. The back country is full of deep snow with steep rides, and it's easy to get to.
Snowboarders are especially attracted to Breck, too, because of the highly touted terrain park they find there. While it can get crowded, it is rated as the best terrain park for snowboarders in the country. High jumps, rails and half pipes are just a few of the challenges it offers.
After a day on the slopes, another attraction to Breckenridge is Breckenridge Village. While I am not a big shopper, I enjoyed walking with my wife and son through some of the shops, blowing on hot chocolate, warming up after a small snow storm. Mi Casa Restaurant (see separate entry) has appeared in national publications as one of the best ski resort restaurants around.
Some Basic Resort Info:Operating Hours: 8:30 - 4 p.m.
General Information: 800-789-SNOW
Web Site: www.breckenridge.com
From journal Beautiful Breckenridge