Skiing At Its Peak Nick Laver, North American Product Manager

"Breckenridge is what skiing in the USA is all about – awesome powder snow, huge ski terrain and a long season, backed up with lots of slopeside lodging and a rowdy town. It’s epic! "

Breckenridge Ski Holidays

Lively Breckenridge epitomises the USA ski experience – big powder, big terrain and big energy. Set high in Colorado’s awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, this iconic resort offers fantastic skiing and snowboarding across five peaks and some of the wildest après-ski in North America.

Explore the slopes

The huge Breckenridge ski area extends across five separate linked peaks (creatively named Peaks 6 to 10), each with their own character. With a total of 2,908 acres of high-altitude terrain, as well as some phenomenal off-piste and no less than four terrain parks, there’s so much to explore. And the long snow season until late May gives you plenty of time to do just that.

Breckenridge is a fantastic place to learn to ski or snowboard. The lower slopes on Peaks 6, 7, 8 and 9 are home to gentle, groomed greens and the ski school programme is second to none. Intermediates can tackle the mid-sections of the peaks, where you’ll find picturesque gladed trails perfect for cruising. Peak 10 caters exclusively to expert skiers and riders with a challenging selection of single and double black diamond runs, but you’ll also find advanced terrain above the treeline on all five peaks. The vast, high alpine snow bowls with boundless vistas of the mighty Rockies are out of this world.

Enjoy the resort

Dating all the way back to the 1800s, this historic town – affectionately dubbed ‘Breck’ by the locals – is full of life. You’ll spot glimpses of its gold-rush heritage at every turn, whether you’re admiring the charming downtown architecture or enjoying a drink in a real saloon bar.

You can taste adventure in the air in Breckenridge, and that’s reflected in the huge number of thrilling activities on offer. From hot air balloons to a 2,500ft mountain coaster, there’s little chance of boredom striking. The town also hosts a packed calendar of events throughout the year. Highlights include the International Snow Sculpture Championships in January and the Viking-inspired Ullr Fest in December.

The free-living Breckenridge atmosphere certainly extends to its energetic selection of après-ski, with over 80 nightspots ready to welcome you with open arms. A visit to The Gold Pan Saloon, which claims to be the oldest bar in the USA (west of the Mississippi), is a must.

Where to stay

There’s nothing better after an invigorating day on the slopes than retiring to comfortable accommodation with a well-deserved touch of luxury. If you love the home-from-home feel of a condo, we feature some amazing choices to suit all budgets, several boasting enviable ski-in/ski-out positions at the base of the peaks. Luxurious amenities include concierge service, spa facilities and heated outdoor decks for stargazing. If you prefer a full-service hotel, Breckenridge is home to some real beauties, established by trusted high-end brands like Hilton. Enjoy fantastic leisure facilities, stylish rooms and superb dining.

Getting to Breckenridge

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying direct from London into Denver and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Breckenridge include a shared, scheduled shuttle transfer from Denver, but if you want to take advantage of your EPIC Pass, you may want the flexibility of a self-drive, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.

Breckenridge has a lot to offer families. 

In terms of childcare, The Breckenridge Children's Center (001 970 453 3258) provides a safe, fun base right next to the ski runs and lifts at the base of Peak 8 and at Peak 9. These facilities cater from babies as young as nine weeks through to five year olds. Both facilities provide pagers for parents to be kept informed if need be and will provide lunch and both indoor and outdoor play. They get very busy, particularly at peak times, so do ensure you book ahead as soon as you know you’re coming to Breckenridge.

Children three and older can learn to ski with Breckenridge Ski & Ride School, learning to snowboard is available for older children.

Important information
Season Early Nov - Late May
Ski Area 2,908 acres
Annual Snowfall 25ft
Number of Lifts 34
Ski Range 9,600–12,998ft
Ski Shuttle Free service between town and ski areas.
Green Runs 11%
Blue Runs 31%
Red Runs 24%
Black Runs 34%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Distance from airports
Denver 2hrs