- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 3
- All Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 4
Date Visited: Jan 17, 2008
For this years annual ski vacation we picked to go to Breckenridge from January 6th-11th, since previous years we had been to Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and other surrounding resorts. Our group consisted of 10 total people so we chose to stay at the Wedgewood lodge. It is located on 4 O'clock road about 150 yards down from the Snowflake lift. The lodge itself was very nice and accommodated the group well. The only problem was the hot water and pressure when it came time for showers, other than that it was perfect.
As for the mountain itself, it was awesome. It snowed 4 of the 5 days we were there and only got icy our last day. Another storm blew in on Friday, making our exit from Breck a little slow. To do the group ski thing, we found peak 7 runs the most fun. With ample blue trails fit for most of our experience range. I did get to see most of the mountain (7, 8, 9, &10 peak) but never got up to the T-bar and the bowls. A+ in my book. We’ll probably be coming back next year to the same place.
The town itself was small and compact with lots of shops, bars, and restaurants. We found Eric's bar and grill the most fun place to hangout after skiing/boarding. However we did run into more than a few locals that had bad attitudes towards Texans. They went as far as disrespecting our driving and tipping. For the most part we shrugged it off but were kind of taken back about how bold these people were with their comments. Just for the record not everyone in Texas drives recklessly in a huge truck and tips 5%. Anyway, overall a very fun trip.