Breckenridge Review

by: noonito - Jan 30, 2007

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Varied terrain, good lifts

    Cons: Parking

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2007

Full review

I spent a few days at Breckenridge in early January. It was an excellent experience. Breckenridge is a big mountain with a lot of variety - wide groomers, lots of bowls above treeline, tree runs, steep stuff, terrain parks. The scenery is amazing. Even though the last snowfall was about 4 days earlier, the conditions were good and we even found some decent powder in the highest bowls. There are lots of high-speed quad lifts to keep you moving around the mountain. When I was there mid-week there were very few people and no lift lines.

The parking situation was kind of annoying - unless you pay big bucks, you have to park way down the hill and take a 10 min gondola ride just to get up to the main base area. Lift tickets are very pricey, like all the Vail resorts.

I don't care about nightlife, luxury hotels, fine dining, or shopping, but the town of Breckenridge has all of that.