Welcome to Breck...

by: Tremblay - Feb 26, 2011

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Welcome, day lodge, terrace, village

    Cons: Crowded (P's day), too many beginners

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2011

Full review

Must go. Been there twice, first time Tuesday Feb 15 and a second time Sunday Feb 20 (President's Day...). The first visit was a great experience. Parked at West Gondola for 5$, discovered the day lodge accessible by Gondola where you can rent 3 different size of lockers for 5 - 10 - 15$ per day, a comfortable warm area where you can drink a good Starbuck's coffee putting your boots on and order a good breakfast if you want. The terrace is also impressive with a view on the park. Lifts are appropriates but I would invest some money on the ones at the top of the mountain (a bit too slow and it creates line ups). We had a lot of fun in trails accessible by lift 6 in particular. Always interesting to go at the top of the Imperial chair which is the highest in North America (12 880 ft). At the end of the day, you have to walk on the Main Street of the Village at the base which looks like old time. You'll find there a good variety of shops and restaurants of good quality. Breck = very good experience but don't go in Hollidays. Feb 20 was terrible. Too many people, beginners in particular.