About Breckenridge Colorado
Just a 2-hour drive into the Rockies from Denver is one of the most popular winter destinations in the United States – Breckenridge. Popularly known as Breck to locals, Breckenridge is famous for its ski season, 5 spectacular peaks, historic town, and stunning Rocky Mountain views. When the snow falls, Breck gets an average of 300 inches of snow each year making it one of the best destinations in the U.S. for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and other winter sports. Framing this small former mining town is the panoramic vistas of the Rocky Mountains.
Breckenridge Ski Resorts – Where to Ski in Breckenridge
Breckenridge Ski Resort – with its 3000 acres of skiable terrain, five peaks, and 187 ski trails – is home to world-class skiing and snowboarding. There’s a ski trail for everyone, and Breck’s many runs cater to all levels of skiers. The trail break down is 13% beginner, 23% intermediate, 36% advanced, and 28% expert. Breck also has 2 cross-country ski centers for those looking for a Nordic adventure. Breck resort features an elevation summit of 12,998 feet – the highest in Colorado, and the starting point for Breck’s famous 3398 feet vertical drop. Thirty-four lifts service the resort, including the highest chairlift in North America – the Imperial Express.
The fun doesn’t stop at the runs. Fuel up after your day on the mountain at one of 11 on-the-mountain apres ski restaurants and bars. Beyond the skiing scene, you can find a quaint historic district, complete with many shops and more than 90 restaurants catering to every taste!
Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s most visited ski towns, located approximately 100 miles west of the Denver International Airport and 80 miles west of downtown Denver.
Skiers and riders of all skill levels have five peaks and 2,908 acres of skiable terrain to explore. A towering summit elevation of 12,998 feet is the jumping off point for Breck’s impressive 3,398 feet of vertical drop. Breckenridge is home to four award-winning terrain parks and a 22-foot superpipe.
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BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT STATS
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||2,908|
|High Alpine Terrain:||40%|
|Lift Capacity:||46,800 people per hour|
|Acres of Snowmaking:||600|
|Acres of Groomed Terrain:||600|
|Longest Trail:||4 O’Clock – 3.5 Miles|
The town of Breckenridge is also close to several other top ski resorts. Both Copper Mountain and Keystone are a 30 minute drive, Arapahoe Basin is just 5 miles past Keystone, and Vail is about 45 minutes drive (depending on weather).
Where to Rent Skis in Breckenridge
TripOutside features the best local shops in Breckenridge, Colorado for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing gear rental and outdoor adventures. Scroll up for the best shops in Breck.
TripOutside lists the Breckenridge ski shops with the highest reviews on Google/Yelp/TripAdvisor (at least 4.0 star weighted average) to make sure you have the best rental experience possible. We want to make sure we feature the top local outfitters with the best gear and a top notch customer experience for your ski or snowboard vacation.
How much does it cost to ski at Breckenridge?
Breckenridge is an average priced ski resort compared to other large ski resorts in the state (see 50 top ski resort comparison). The total daily cost to ski in Breckenridge, including ski rental, lift ticket, lunch and accommodation is as follows:
|Resort||Total Daily Cost||Ski Rental||Lift Ticket||Lunch||Accommodation|
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Where can I rent skis in Breckenridge?
Breckenridge has a number of ski rental shops offering premium rental gear for your ski or snowboard trip. We list the Breckenridge ski shops with the highest reviews and the best gear for your ski or snowboard vacation. It is highly recommended to book online in advance to save time, ensure the gear is available, and allow for preparation ahead of time.
Can I rent ski clothes in Breckenridge?
Is Breckenridge good for beginners?
Breckenridge is a beginner-friendly ski resort where you can find easy runs at all base areas of its 5 peaks. The majority of the lower part of the ski resort is home to green runs and trails ranging from easy to moderate. Breckenridge ski resort is also family-friendly with groomed, wide trails ready for those learning to ski. Beginner trails occupy 14% of the entire terrain, or 330 acres.
Is Breckenridge open for skiing?
Breckenridge opened for the 2020-2021 season on 11/13/20, and plans to remain open until 5/31/2021. In previous years, Breckenridge opened on 11/5/19, 11/7/18 and 11/18/17.
What can you do in Breckenridge besides skiing?
Apart from skiing, the historic mine of Breckenridge offers other winter activities such as fat biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating and hockey. Off the snow, you can explore the historic town, browse eclectic shops on Main Street, indulge in spa activities, dine at top notch restaurants and join the lively apres ski scene of the town.
How can I save money on Breckenridge ski and snowboard rentals?
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees availability of equipment. TripOutside also has exclusive discounts for customers booking rental gear online from Black Tie Ski Delivery and other ski rental shops.
What are the differences between the types of Breckenridge ski rental packages (demo, performance, sport)?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
What is included in the Breckenridge ski rental package?
Packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
Can I just rent skis or a snowboard? I don’t need the full package.
Yes, most shops also rent just skis or a snowboard.
How does Breckenridge ski rental delivery work?
Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.
Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.
Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.