- Overall Rating 2
- Family Friendly 2
- All-Mtn. Terrain 2
- Terrain Park 2
- Nightlife 2
Pros: Readily available supply of beer
Cons: Lines, Traffic, Slow/Flat Runs, Over-Reported Snowfall, Pretentious Rich People, Prices
Recommended For: Singles
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010
Breckenridge is great place to visit just to say you did. But let me say, "don't get your hopes up". Overall, the mountain terrain is truly lackluster at best. The small, bustling mountain town has a lot of shops and stuff to do.. sorry, I lied; unless you plan on spending a small fortune on useless amenities, apparel, art, etc, you'll be sadly bored and disappointed. Honestly, being a resident of Summit County, I see Breckenridge for what it is, and the town is nothing to rave about. They regularly report several inches more than you'll be able to find on the mountain, like the snow stake is in a drift or something; probably to draw more business. There is no local culture worthy of mention (hippies, stoners, ski bums, and retirees) and nothing that actually makes the town special. There is a "dance club" which reminds me of high school parties [complete with underage drinking], and the town is the only place in Summit County with a homicide since I've lived here.
If you want to experience Colorado skiing for what its made out to be, complete with the quiet ski town and hospitable locals, you'll want to go somewhere else. Try Monarch/Salida, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Wolf Creek, Loveland, or A-Basin. If you're looking for diverse terrain, tree skiing, and even beginner friendly accommodation, try Keystone. But seriously, Breckenridge is all hype.
Sorry to take so long to describe this, but you need to know.