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Breckenridge Ski Resort

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1599 Summit County Rd 3 Ste C
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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I'm from Michigan, where glorified landfills serve as our ""mountains."" I LOVED Breckenridge! Admittedly, I'm a beginner, so I didn't get to some of the more challenging slopes, ...

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Breckenridge was pretty lame, yYou spend all of your time travelling between peaks. When the wind closes down the advanced lifts it is one big lame beginner hill. Anything under b...

Love the skiing 2/18/2007

Loved skiing here. The hotel we had was ski in/out so we were right on the lifts. The skiruns are long and you can ski a different route everyday. The lines were kind of long in the mid-day but that was okay. The free shuttle around the (small) town was cool. This is a good place for skiing and going drinking and hanging out afterwards. No fabulous restaurants and no movie theatre and most of the stores are ski shops in this small town so if you are looking for something to do but drink and hang out after a day of skiing, to me this is not the place. I saw everything on the first night in the town. But overall I had a good time. I would go back. Pros: The intermediate skiing, free shuttle Cons: Mediocre restaurants, nothing to do but drink and hang out, expensive more

Great mountain, great town 2/15/2007

I'm from Michigan, where glorified landfills serve as our ""mountains."" I LOVED Breckenridge! Admittedly, I'm a beginner, so I didn't get to some of the more challenging slopes, but I loved their beginner hills. Just enough slope to have fun, and a bit of terrain variety. We went the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the lines on Saturday were terrible, but on Sunday and Monday there were great. The town is also tons of fun. Very easygoing, with tons of shops, restaurants, and bars. We didn't have to drive anywhere the whole time we were there. more

Blue skier lady 10/16/2005

We have always enjoyed coming to Breck. Family vacation at its finest. Affordable, and always something to do - even for non-skiiers. Always stay at High Country Lodge with lots of family and friends. The scenery is breathtaking. Prefer February or March skiing. There is a slope for everyone. Snowboarding is big for the younger ones, but the seniors are happy too. more

New Lift adds New Heights to Breckenridge 10/16/2005

I get annoyed at people who consistently dis Breck for its flats and less than thrilling vertical. I have lived here for 8 years and the mountain rocks - you just have to be good enough to access it. The new Imperial lift (opening 2005/2006) brings you to more adv. int./expert terrain only available before by hiking. If you are just a basic blue skier, Keystone offers longer runs. If you're up for the thrill, experience the top of Peaks 7 & 8. Pros: Great Expert Terrain, #1 Terrain Parks, Always improving Cons: Lines on weekends more

This is not DOWNHILL skiing, it's pushing... 10/15/2005

Cannot believe that Breck is recommended. You'll get a great workout there, a good upper body workout that is - you'll spend half your time pushing across flat areas just to get back in the lift line. more

Crowds and wind 10/6/2005

Breckenridge is an Indian word that means ""always windy"". Add that to the crowds and enough said. Pros: town Cons: wind, wind, wind more

Not a Breck Guy 1/28/2005

Lower level skiers will think it's great once they get past the crowds and long lift lines. Good intermediates and above should look elsewhere. The tremendous amount of long flat trails and ho hum skiing doesnt compensate for the runs that are worth skiing and then you have to get in line again. Breck has its place though, which is why it draws a lot of skier visits. Nice town but the building codes make it look more like an authentic CO town than it really is but thats OK too because the town lacks that Mall like character youll find at other resorts. O if you must but I would use Breck as a camp for the other resorts. Pros: The town Cons: Crowded, Crowded, Mostly flat skiing more

Great Learn To Ski 11/30/2004

Great ski school for kids and adults. Tons of great instructors on hand and plenty of terrain/room - even on the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you're serious about learning - and not picking up bad habits that will haunt you later - check out the unlimited (group) lessons deal (good Thurs-Sun). If you're lucky, you may even be a group of one! Been up for two days of lessons so far and loved it. Jane and Larry (instructors) rock! more

Great Place! 11/30/2004

This is the third time my husband and I have visited. We enjoy bringing family and friends to experience the mountain, town and Vail. Coming from the Northeast the powder is great, considering we are used to ice. Skiing is perfect for beginners to advanced. We love to get lift tickets and use a day or two at Vail (only 45 minutes away) which has another 5K+ acres. However Vail's shopping and restaurants are not as great as Breckenridge. The quaint Victorian Breckenridge is our first choice for skiing in Colorado. Pros: Great Skiing, Affordable/Cozy Town, Close to Other Resort more

You forgot some things 11/27/2004

In your review you forgot to mention that Breckenridge was the pioneer in snowboarding and has the best terrain parks and half pipes in the country as rated by top boarders and freeskiers. You also mentioned that it had good eats, LOOK AROUND, Breckenridge has over a hundred restaurants from bar eateries to some of the finest dining anywhere. I am a chef and I have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world and I have a hard time choosing because there are so many good places. Those who say Breckenridge is for intermediates, contact me and I bet I can take you places that will make you wish you were back on a blue run. Pros: town, locals, consistant snow Cons: , weekends more

A little Crowded 10/15/2004

Definately better then Keystone and closer then the superior mountains of Vail, Beaver Creek or Steamboat. Does get pretty crowded on weekends and they don't seem to have a clue when it comes to crowd control. But all in all good. Pros: Good Snow, Good Town, Close Cons: , Bad Crowd Managment more

The True CO resort 10/15/2004

Breckenridge gets a bad rap from the wrong people. The resort is huge and offers awesome terrain. The new Peak 7 has made this resort a competitor with Vail and Steamboat. Some of the best snowboarders in the world ride Breck everyday. So, you get a high caliber of riders carving turns on the mountain. The people are friendly and laid back and lodging is reasonable. Nightlife is probably the best in CO. Pros: awesome terrain park, nightlife, cool vibe Cons: , too many beginners, long lift lines more

Growing up Breck 10/15/2004

I had the pleasure of growing up in Breckenridge and now that I am in college, I can't wait to go home and ski. There is something magical about Breckenridge and the way the town and people open up to you and welcome you in. The skiing is amazing and I would recommend staying on Peak 8 for the best terrain accesible via lifts. The T-Bar is a must for advanced skiiers - and if you're looking for an even bigger challenge, a hike to the top of Peak 10 (from 8) offers fresh powder and outstanding views of the town. Also, for all you snowboarders, our park is second to none and well worth a visit. I highly recommend coming to Breckenridge and I hope you see why I've fallen in love with my hometown. Pros: Amazing skiing, Friendly people, Great Park more

Hawk 10/14/2004

So, there are a lot of negative reviews written by folks with really cool ski-related e-mail addrsses (""hey, look at me ... I'm a skier!""). Here's the scoop from a local ... if you can handle it, stay on E chair. Never a crowd. Why? Intimidating and challenging terrain (bumps, steeps, funky fall lines), or access the Windows. Also some great stuff on the north side of Peak 10. Or catch the Super 8 Expres at mid point. It's not Taos or Vail, but there's a good reason Breck is crowded. Unlike Taos, there's great nightlife. Unlike Vail, there's nothing ostentatious. Well, except fora few knuckleheads with really cool e-mail addresses who don't really know the mountain. Pros: great town, great terrain, family friendly Cons: , too close to denver more

great for families and beginners 10/14/2004

I have been skiing for years and Breck is one of my favorite place to bring friends who are first time skiers. They have a great ski school for kids and adults and even though the lines may be long you get through them very quickly. Great food throughout town and friendly, helpful people in the stores. My 5 year old daughter wants to give up the time we spend in Florida to spend more time in Breckenridge!!!! Pros: ski-in/ski out access, beginner slopes, great food more

Like to travel? 1/28/2003

Breckenridge was pretty lame, yYou spend all of your time travelling between peaks. When the wind closes down the advanced lifts it is one big lame beginner hill. Anything under black pretty much sucks on this mountain but the peak 7 bowls are pretty cool...double diamond with no moguls but they got a lame T-bar to get to them...and you have got to WALK to get to half of em. The terrain park is very good but be warned...EVERY hit is MAJOR air and if you go off the side you end up on icy rocks. The half-pipe is the best I've ever skii'd, it has nice high walls with a hill to drop in from so you get air from the beginning. Overall...advanced skiiers/boarders will tire quickly of this mountain. Bring your helmet for the terrain park...and don't hurt yourself... Pros: Peak 7 Bowls, Terrain Park Cons: Lame Design, Easy Runs more

Could use new lifts 1/4/2003

Skiing with my family was great. Great powdersnow, good slopes, nice town with good restaurants. Only setback was the freezing cold and windy lifts. For what they charge, one might expect a new gondola or two, bubbletops on the chairs. We usually go to a little village in Austria where such infrastructure has been standard for years, so why not in great Colorado ? Pros: snow quality, skiing for all levels, nice town Cons: cold chairlifts, altitude sickness more

LEARNING GROUNDS 1/3/2003

THIS IS A GREAT RESORT TO BEGIN TO EXPLORE BACK COUNTRY, STEEPS AND BIG BOWLS. THE BEST PART IS IT IS CLOSE TO A NUMBER OF OTHER RESORTS THAT HAVE GREAT TERRAIN AS WELL. Pros: NIGHT LIFE, BOWLS, PEOPLE Cons: SNOW QUALITY more

Great town, lame skiing 12/30/2002

The town has great restaurants, nightlife and shopping. I am an intermediate skier, but find that the blue runs are too short and too flat compared to other resorts. The resort is also rather crowded. I would much rather ski at Keystone or Vail. Pros: Great town Cons: poor skiing more

Great Runs, Bad Lines 11/13/2002

I was a ski instructor before I blew out my ACL. Since then I've been snowboarding, and now I teach that instead. Breck is a great mountain for riding and skiing, but it is not as user-friendly as it could be. Long lines, separate peaks, and lengthy flats (which are especially hard on snowboarders) detract from how great the mountain is for actual skiing. First-timers may also have a tough time since the teaching areas are small and crowded. Pros: good snow, variety of runs, snowboarding park Cons: crowded near lifts, lots of lift time more
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