Breckenridge is a popular destination for Kiwi skiers, especially those who like to ski all day and party till late. Breckenridge charmingly manages to blend a historic mining town with an ultra modern resort. A friendly, laid-back vibe, the ultimate après-ski scene and 2,908 acres of pure snow sports bliss make Breckenridge the perfect mountain town.
On the mountain, you’ll find impeccable grooming, North America’s highest chairlift and terrain for every skill level. As one of the first resorts to allow snowboarding, Breckenridge is home to four award-winning terrain parks and an 18′ half-pipe. The diverse terrain offers skiing and boarding spread across 4 interconnected mountains offering enough thrills for any skier, but it is also within 20 miles of Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and only 34 miles for its sister resort Vail, all of which can be skied on the combined Colorado ticket. It also has one of the best snow-sure records in USA.
Most of the trails are known by numbers rather than names. The new Peak 7 base area brings a higher level of luxury and service in Breckenridge complete with high-end lodging at the new Crystal Peak Lodge, ski school, equipment rentals, ticket sales and a new sit-down dining experience at Sevens. Peak 8 is home to some of the best learning terrain in the world. The south side of Peak 10 boasts big fat bumps, hidden kickers, legendary glades and enough fresh tracks to make expert riders and skiers salivate.
The historic downtown area has many shops and boutiques and a good choice of bars plus over 50 restaurants. Whatever your taste in après-ski, Breckenridge can probably cater to it. Including more than 200 shops and restaurants, there is the perfect opportunity to eat, drink and enjoy the town after a day on the mountain. If you find yourself wanting more after your days skiing and apres, Breck’s vibrant night-life can whisk you away into the midnight hour with bars, dancing and live music.