Prospectors discovered gold when they founded Breckenridge in 1859, Today, locals and visitors alike are still discovering gold - white gold that is - as in the 300 annual inches of pure Colorado powder this real mountain town and ski resort are known around the world for. Breck also offers many other 'golden' opportunities with an endless assortment of outdoor activities to unleash your sense of adventure.
Whether it's downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking or biking, horseback riding, music events, arts and craft festivals, entertaining parades, outhouse races or golf, 'the Kingdom' has you covered in many different outdoor excursions. If you've traveled to this mountain paradise to be pampered and unwind, there are plenty of places to indulge in a great body treatment, shop unique boutiques till your little hearts content, then indulge in a delectable dining experience to spoil yourself!
Either way, don't be surprised when you make new friends that feel like old ones. Breckenridge community prides itself on its warm and inviting nature. Fall in love with Breck the way so many others have done. Soak up the mountain scenery while you get out and explore everything the town has to offer. Breck has a way of leaving its mark on you!
The Dillon Town Center is home to many Summit County businesses, dining and entertainment opportunities: a boat marina with seasonal lakeside bar and grill, post office, bowling alley, playground, ball field, lakeside ampitheater and park - all within walking distance to Lake Dillon.
With more than 2,908 acres of terrain for all levels of skiers, a handful of world-renowned terrain parks and half pipes, and a state-of-the-art ski and snowboard school it becomes very clear as to why Breckenridge is one of the most popular ski resorts in Colorado.
Beginner skiers can comfortably learn to ski at the base of Peak 8 and 9, while intermediates have their pick of pristine groomed runs at Breckenridge, as well as intermediate bowls from the new Peak 6 terrain. Expert skiers can ski challenging lines off of the summit of Peak, or get air on one of Breckenridge's five world-class terrain parks. The terrain options for every skier are limitless on a Breckenridge ski vacation.
The half pipes and terrain parks in Breckenridge are world-renowned as being some of the best places to practice freestyle tricks and hit jumps. Some of the most decorated X Games athletes in history - like Bobby Brown, Simon Dumont, and Keri Herman-call Breckenridge home because of its first-rate terrain parks. It's common to see professional skiers and snowboarders training in one of the five Breckenridge terrain parks.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Breckenridge expands to include Peak 6! The expansion increased the skiable acres at Breckenridge by almost a quarter! As of the 2013-2014 ski season, a brand new high-speed, six-person chairlift and a fixed-grip chair accesses 400 new acres of inbounds skiing and an additional 143 acres of hike-to terrain! WooHoooo!