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Night in Breckenridge

When gold was discovered along the Blue River in the 1800’s, miners flocked to Breckenridge to seek their fortune. Today skiers and snowboarders head to Breckenridge seeking something almost as valuable: the perfect mountain town.

While the town’s Victorian architecture and designation as Colorado’s largest historic district make a trip to Breckenridge an aesthetically appealing and historically enriching experience, the array of activities - from powder and groomers to shopping, dining and nightlife - keep things exciting. Breckenridge has its own pulse, and visitors feel it as soon as they arrive.

-- Story by Beth Jahnigan


Night in Breckenridge

The Mountain 

Situated along the Ten Mile Range in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge has four distinct base areas and a total of 2908 acres of skiable terrain for skiers and riders of all levels and abilities. Newly opened in 2013 is Peak 6 located just north of Peak 7. Peak 6 opened up an additional 543 acres, with 400 acres of lift serviced terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. Within Peak 6 are three new bowls in which 2 are intermediate terrain, and an additional 10 new trails serviced by one six-person high-speed quad and 1 four-person fixed grip from Peak 7. Peak 7 on the north end of the resort is a myriad of expertly groomed blue runs for intermediates while neighboring Peak 8 has a little something for everyone including access to the Imperial Express SuperChair and Breckenridge’s high alpine terrain for thrill-seekers. Peak 9 is the place for beginners and intermediates, while Peak 10 is the destination for advanced and expert skiers. The Peak 8 SuperConnect and BreckConnect Gondola make it easy to get between the village and different base areas, but grab a trail map before you head out for optimum efficiency. 

Epic Mix 

Breckenridge is part of the Vail Resorts’ family, where all skiers and riders can participate in EpicMix to document your on-mountain experience. Utilizing Radio Frequency scanners at the bottom of each lift and RF technology built into every season pass and PEAKS Card, EpicMix allows you to track the number of days skied, vertical feet and the lifts you ride, have photos taken by EpicMix photographers on-mountain, as well as earn pins and collect points. It’s easy to set up your EpicMix dashboard and you can automatically upload your stats and photos to your Facebook and Twitter profiles.


Powder Day 

On a bluebird powder day, proficient skiers and riders should head up to Horseshoe Bowl, North Bowl and Whale’s Tail on the Imperial Express Super Chair, the highest chairlift in North America. Here you will find wide-open, double-diamond powder skiing. If steeps are your thing, head left from the top of the chair and work Easy Street and the rest of the Lake Chutes. This area can also be accessed by the T-Bar on Peak 7, but be warned, if you stumble getting on the surface lift on a powder day, you will be heckled and sent to the back of the line by your peers. 


Because this area is above tree line, visibility can be compromised during snowstorms. If this is the case, Breckenridge’s gladed tree runs off the back of Peak 9 and E-Chair are a good alternative. For the experienced and fit, there is excellent hike-to, inbounds terrain off the top of E-Chair. Once the bowls get tracked out, head over to the Falcon Chair and ski The Burn or the countless black diamond runs that Peak 10 has to offer. 


Groomers and Family

Corduroy lovers, beginners and families will feel right at home at Breckenridge with not one, but two distinct areas to explore. For cruising on perfectly manicured groomers, aim your skis toward Peak 7 where you’ll find only blue runs. Serviced by the Independence SuperChair, Peak 7 has limitless options for intermediate skiers and riders. Skirt the northern most boundary of the resort on Monte Cristo or rip fast laps on Pioneer. Whether you want to be mellow or work on your GS turns, this is the place for you. 

Peak 9, home to Breckenridge Ski & Ride School, is the best bet for beginners and never-evers. In addition to the friendly terrain perfectly suited for learning and practicing, Peak 9 has two base areas (The Maggie and Beaver Run) and numerous rental shops that make getting on the slopes stress-free. Once there, a web of green and blue runs make their way around and down the mountain, allowing you to progress at your own pace and comfort level. 


Breckenridge is also a playground for independent young rippers because of the Kids Adventure Zones scattered around Peaks 8 and 9. Little ones can zip into Ripperoo’s Forest, the Haunted Forest and Dragon Trail to explore plenty of kid-friendly adventure terrain.     




If terrain parks and halfpipes are what you seek, then Breckenridge is your Mecca. With five parks and two halfpipes that are consistently ranked in the top three by industry leaders year after year, Breckenridge has freestyle terrain for every ability level. If you don’t believe us, ask any of the professional skiers and snowboarders who call Breckenridge home including 2010 Winter X Games Ski Slopestyle gold medalist, Bobby Brown, and two-time Winter X Games Superpipe champ, Steve Fisher, among others. 


Of the five parks, the Freeway Terrain Park on Peak 8 is the most notorious as it plays host to the Winter Dew Tour every December. This park is the most advanced and features a 22-foot Olympic-size halfpipe. While it may be a bit much for the recreational skier, it’s worth a visit simply for the opportunity to watch the world’s best park and pipe athletes training and competing in person. 


Just above the Freeway Terrain Park, intermediate freeriders will enjoy the Park Lane Terrain Park which features a wide variety of jumps, boxes and rails. On the other side, closer to the Peak 8 base, is the Trygves Park created for beginning freeriders with smaller jumps and features to allow for a safe and fun area to learn and progress into the larger parks. Moving south to Peak 9, you will find two more parks—Bonanza and Eldorado—as well as the 14-foot Gold King pipe, all designed for beginner and intermediate shredding. 

Night in Breckenridge


Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House

A cute little respite on Main Street in the center of town, Clint’s is a go-to for coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches on your way to the slopes. Sit down and check your email or take it to go and enjoy breakfast on the gondola.

131 S Main St

Breckenridge, CO 80424

(970) 453-2990


Columbine Café

For a more substantial start to your ski day, head to the Columbine Café, tucked in an alcove just off of Main Street. Expect large portions of home style breakfast favorites, but go early if you don’t want to wait.

109 South Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

(970) 547-4474




If you’re looking for a quick midday bite on the slopes, ski by Seven’s quick service window located in the Grand Lodge at the base of Peak Seven—you don’t even have to take off your skis. If you’re not in a rush, go inside and enjoy wood-fired pizza, salads and soups at a more leisurely pace. 

1979 Ski Hill Rd

Breckenridge, CO 80424

(970) 496-8910


Breckenridge Brewery

A trip to Breckenridge would not be complete without a stop at the Breckenridge Brewery to sample some of its handcrafted, small batch beers. Enjoy an Avalanche Ale and a Brewhouse Burger while taking in the sweeping views of the mountain. 

600 South Main Street 

Breckenridge, CO 80424





Chef/Owner Matt Fackler’s Colorado-inspired cuisine served at the aptly named Relish is a culinary gem, treating diners to an array of seasonal flavors. While this is dining at its finest, the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting and its second story location offers diners stunning views of the ski resort.

137 South Main Street 

Breckenridge, CO 80424



Hearthstone Restaurant

Situated on Ridge Street overlooking the town and the resort, Hearthstone’s elegant yet cozy Victorian ambiance has been drawing diners in for over 20 years. Featuring hand-cut steaks, wild game and seafood as well as an extensive wine list, Hearthstone is an exceptional dining experience.

130 S Ridge St

Breckenridge, CO 80424




Brothers Todd and Ken Nelson serve up the best pizza and calzones around. Enjoy a glass of wine in their cozy red- and white-checkered tablecloth-adorned dining room or take a pie back to your condo—either way, you won’t be disappointed.

100 N. main St #212

Breckenridge, Co 80424


My Thai

For authentic Thai recipes in a casual environment, head to My Thai on South Main Street. Offering a kids menu as well as vegetarian and vegan options, My Thai is a refreshing and delicious choice for an easy dinner.

500 S. Main St

Breckenridge, CO 80424




Opened in 2012, the T-Bar located at the base of Peak 8 in One Ski Hill Place, is the perfect spot to regroup after a day on the mountain. With 40 beers on tap, après food specials and access to the BreckConnect gondola to town, you can end your day or start your night at the T-Bar. 

1521 Ski Hill Road

Breckenridge, CO 80424


Mi Casa

Nothing hits the spot after a day on the hill like Mi Casa’s famous Mango Duck Quesadillas and a margarita. Mi Casa’s festive atmosphere and authentic Mexican flavors are a favorite of locals as well as visitors alike. 

600 S. Park Avenue

Breckenridge, CO 80424





Cecilia’s is an institution among revelers in Breckenridge. If you want to ditch your ski boots for your dancing shoes, this is the place to go. A martini bar, nightly drink specials, DJ’s and special events keep Cecilia’s rocking seven nights a week. 

520 South Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424




Past visitors to Breckenridge may remember it as Sherpa & Yeti’s, but the new owners of Three20South have kicked it up a notch with an updated stage, sound and lighting, making it the perfect venue to see live music from hip hop to jazz, reggae to bluegrass and more. 

320 South Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424


Night in Breckenridge

Free transit service to the resort and throughout the county. Free guided mountain tours and free video analysis available with intermediate and advanced ski lessons. The Breckenridge Ski & Ride School offers lessons and programs. Activities in and around town include live theatre, movie theatre, shopping along Main Street, historic tours, and mining for gold. Over 100 restaurants in town, seven restaurants on the mountain, and nearly 40 bars and nightclubs.


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  • 9600ft


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  • Longest Run

    3 MILES

  • Skiable Terrain

    2908 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 11/08/2013
  • Days Open Last Year: 182
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/27/2014
  • Projected Days Open: 163
  • Years Open: 53
  • Average Snowfall: 300"

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