Consider booking your trip to Breckenridge before opening day for the best lodging rate.

Lodging booked by opening day, which is slated for Nov. 12, saves up to 25 percent off the regular rate.  Rates starting from $102 per person, per night, based on double occupancy are available at the Great Divide Lodge from opening day through Dec. 16. The rate does not include lift tickets, which have to be added separately.

Check out the resort's Breckenridge for a Buck promotion. You can add on an extra day of skiing/riding and night's lodging on two and three day stays for just $1 on selected dates throughout the season. Buy a two-night lift and lodging package and get the third night and day for a buck. The same goes for a three night package. You get the fourth night/day for a buck. It's a pretty sweet deal. The package includes both lodging and lift tickets.

The dates eligible for this promotion are Nov. 12-Dec. 19, Jan. 3-Feb. 17, Feb. 27-March 10, and March 28-April 24.

Breckenridge offers four huge peaks, the highest lift in North America, five terrain parks, eight bowls, an authentic historic, Victorian mountain town, and more than 70 diverse restaurants and bars. Believe me, you won't lack for entertainment or something to do. The extra night and day will be well used.

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