Colorado Resort Adventure Guide



The Town of Breckenridge

The lure of gold, silver, and quick riches brought the first settlers to this high mountain valley. The town was founded in 1859, along the banks of the Blue River and is the oldest continually inhabited community in the Colorado mountains.

Today Breckenridge is more than a quaint historic mining town. It's a year-round destination resort with enough summer and winter activities to please everyone.

"Genuine Colorado", "A real town", and "Exceptional skiing" are how visitors often describe Breckenridge.

The new gold rush started in 1961, with the development of alpine skiing...the Breckenridge Ski Area is now known around the world as a world-class ski resort.

An abundance and variety of vacation adventures, a real town and exceptional skiing, all combine to make Breckenridge a Colorado classic.

Breckenridge is located approximately 86 miles west of Denver via I-70.

Breckenridge Ski Area Details:

Base Elevation: 9,600 feet
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet
Vertical Rise: 3,398 Feet
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches

Lifts - 25 total:
1 high-speed 6-passenger
5 high-speed quad
1 triple chairlift
7 double chairlifts
5 surface lifts
6 carpet lifts
Lift Capacity: 32,480 skiers per hour

Total Terrain: 2,043 acres
Number of Trails: 139
Longest Run: 3.5 miles, Four O'Clock Trail

Run Classification:
15% easiest
28% more difficult
22% most difficult
35% expert

Off slope activities include snowmobiling, ice skating, historic tours, dog sledding, and much more!

General Information: Breckenridge Ski Area: 970-453-5000
Breckenridge Accommodations, 800-872-8789.
Reservations: 800-404-3535
Fax Number: 970-453-7302
Snow Conditions: 970-453-6118