Why Breckenridge is the best ski town in Colorado
With an average of 300 inches of snow annually, legendary town events and an après ski scene just steps from the slopes, Breckenridge is on a lot of people’s lists as their favorite place to visit.
Sure the mountain is huge and offers terrain for everyone, but Breck’s historic Main Street is worth a visit alone.
Here are a few reasons Breckenridge earns high praise as Colorado’s best overall ski town:
First, there’s the snow
We wouldn’t be a ski town if it weren’t for the skiing, and there would be no skiing without plenty of snow.
Nestled in the shadow of the TenMile Range and several fourteeners, Breck reaps big meteorological benefits. Weather systems scale up the peaks, gaining strength and moisture before they let loose over Breckenridge.
Everyone loves to celebrate after a successful day on the slopes.
Freeskier magazine recently hosted its Sweet 16 party in Breckenridge, and Ski Magazine has consistently named Breck as having one of the best après scenes in the country.
For an 1850s mining town, Breck has a lot to offer in 21st century cuisine.
Visitors rave as much about the pub food as they do the upscale, four-star menus. Thanks in part to its dining options, Breckenridge earned a spot on Outside magazine’s list of North America’s Best Resorts.
Best off-snow activities
Breckenridge is host to a never-ending stream of events including film festivals, art exhibits, concerts, dancing, legendary spas, and shopping galore.
The town also offers museums, coffee shops, bike paths, and outdoor play areas for all ages.
Epic town festivals all year round
There's something going on almost every week in Breckenridge, from the bi-annual Breckenridge Beer Festival to a snow sculpture contest, music, bike festivals, and our annual Ullr Fest, paying homage to the God of Winter with parties, a parade, and events for all ages.
Plenty of family-friendly activities
Your entire family can have an unforgettable time in Breckenridge.
From Ski and Ride School to Starlight Dinners, ice-skating, a zipline and our Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, we have plenty of activities for kids and grownups alike.
Breckenridge is the best with its offerings of romantic dining options, private luxury lodging, and plenty of places to mingle.
In fact, the Ski Channel gave us high honors in their list of the Top Ten Ski Towns for Singles.
What are you waiting for? Don’t just take our word for it.
Plan your next vacation to Breckenridge today and see what everyone is talking about.