Amy J about Breckenridge


Date 11 July 2019

Overwhelming experience

My rating of Breckenridge

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking

Tips from Amy J on Breckenridge

Forget about Austria, France, Italy. Better yet: forget Europe. All self-respecting skiers must visit Breckenridge (or America) once to really experience what a wonderful sport this is. In addition to the excellent facilities and short queues at the lifts (Americans allow each other space and don't push like our German friends, for example), the Rocky Mountains offer an overwhelming amount of skiing/snowboarding terrain. Breckenridge is first and foremost a village for families; Americans are much further along than Europeans when it comes to entertainment for the entire family. The ski school at Breckenridge is also a completely different experience than that of most European ski schools. Everything is (again) well organised. In addition, there is the possibility to buy a lift pass that allows you to explore other resorts. I was most impressed with Vail - not the village, which is very much see-and-be-seen, but the terrain for skiing and riding. The Arapahoe Basin is also worth a visit for experienced off-piste skiers. But Breckenridge is the best place if you're taking the trip of your lifetime and want to visit a skiing mecca. Truly an unforgettable experience for young and old.

Average ratings about Breckenridge

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking
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Date 9 January 2015

From: Shawn about Breckenridge

Worth the trip

Although it takes a day or two to get your sleep sorted out, it's well worth making the effort to get to the US for some skiing. We took a 10 day deal meaning we really got our week on the slopes. The snow was simply nothing like the snow in the Alps - dry, powdery and so much fun to fall in! We're not off-piste experts but we took a guide who showed us the ropes (how nice was it being able to understand what he was saying when we got in tricky situations). The resort itself is so charming with so much to do - everyone smiles all the time which makes such a difference. Highly recommended!


Date 9 December 2014

From: Jane from Suffolk about Breckenridge

Super Christmas spent here

Last year we spent Christmas in Breckridge - such a pretty place to be. The service was top notch as you would expect in the States - we felt like royalty! We stayed at Beaver Run Resort which is a holiday complex with everything you could dream of! If you can, go outside school holidays as there was no-one around and the snow was just out of this world - powder like we have never seen in Europe - due to the high altitude of course. Watch out for the altitude sickness - it knocks you for six for the first few days and so take lots of aspirin! Great food, really fun atmosphere - will def go back again!


Date 2 December 2014

From: Jenny about Breckenridge

You have to do it once!

Breckenridge has something for just about anyone of any level. The town has a great atmopshere and the mountain is fun too. Snow is generally awesome although last winter it wasnt great! Must be the climate problem. The lift guys did a good job though and the slopes were almost perfect every morning.

Overview of the ski area Breckenridge


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes74 km Drag lifts14Start of the season
Red slopes32 km Chair lifts16End of the season
Black slopes47 km Gondola lifts1Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude2926 m
Total153 km Capacity37880 Pers./HourMax. altitude3963 m
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