Breckenridge CoBreckenridge Colorado started out as an old mining town during the 19th-century gold rush. It has maintained its Victorian charm today, as seen in the historic buildings along and around Main Street.

It represents "genuine Colorado", with a "real" town at the base of a world-class ski resort. Within the quaint architecture, modern shops offer everything from art galleries and clothing stores to great restaurants and bars. The town even boasts a Nordic center, state-of-the-art recreation center, ice rink and award-winning theater (The Backstage Theatre).

In 2006, the ski resort installed the highest chairlift in North America, whisking riders to 12,840 feet. Then, it built the BreckConnect, a gondola that sets the stage for future development of Breckenridge's Peaks 7 and 8 and connects the resort with the town. It also made a Skiway - a ski run, connecting the ski area with the parking lots in town.

During the ski season, Breckenridge brims with events, including the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, Spring Massive Festival and Ullr Fest, a rousing celebration of the Norse god of snow. In the summer, the town comes alive with classical and contemporary musical acts at the Riverwalk Center.


Breckenridge Ski Resort Facts

CLIMATE: (Temperatures in Fahrenheit)
- Winter Temperatures: 28 degrees daytime / 15 degrees night time
- Summer Temperatures: 70-80 degrees daytime / 50 degrees night time
- Average Breckenridge ski season days of sunshine per year: 300

- Breckenridge: 3,535
- Summit County: 28,296

- 7 miles long 2 miles wide
- 5.3 square miles
- 2,200 developed acres
- 1,100 undeveloped acres (30 percent town-owned land
has been set aside for open space) 95 percent build out
- 41 acres of town-owned parks

Restaurants and Bars: 76
- Shops/Boutiques: 203
- Liquor Stores: 5
- Grocery/Convenience Stores: 5
- Historic District: 249 Structures
- Hotels/Inns/Bed & Breakfasts: 501
- Number of pillows: 20,002
- Condo units: 2,583
- Condo beds: 5,000
- Hotel units/bedrooms: 436
- Hotel beds: 800

Dentists: 5
- Medical clinics: 5
- Pharmacies: 1
- Golf courses (public): 1
- Skating rinks (public): 1 year-round / 3 winter
- Tennis court facilities: (public) 2 indoor / 12 outdoor (summer)
- Museums, art galleries: 18
- Library: 1
- Fitness facilities (public): 2
- Ball fields: 3
- Soccer fields: 2
- Public Parking Lots: 13

Breckenridge Elevation
9,600 ft (2,962 m)
Summit Elevation
12,998 ft (3,962 m)
Vertical Rise
3,398 ft (1,036 m)
Skiable Area
2,358 acres (893 hectares)
Trails 155
14% beginner
31% intermediate
55% advanced/expert
Total Lifts: 29
Uphill Capacity/Hour
40,680 people
Average Snowfall
300 inches (7 m)
565 Acres
Total Skier/Snowboarder Visits:
2007-2008: 1,630,000
2006-2007: 1,650,000
2005-2006: 1,620,000
2004-2005: 1,471,000
2003-2004: 1,402,000
2002-2003: 1,425,000
The Destination
Bars & Restaurants: 79
Bed Base: 25,000 pillows
Retail Shops: 180



  • 2,358 acres of inbounds terrain
  • 150 new acres. Breckenridge ski season dates
  • 147 trails (which is actually a completely meaningless statistic because you can basically ski everything you see inside the marked boundaries)
  • Base/town elevation of 9,600 feet
  • Summit elevation 12,998 feet (Peak 8)
  • 300+ inches of average annual snowfall
  • 37,880 persons per hour lift capacity
  • The highest lift serviced terrain in the lower 48 (the Imperial Express Super Quad)
  • 18 lifts in total (including a new gondola this season that whisks guest from town up to the Base of Peak 8)
  • An Eastern exposure means skiing in the Sunshine


    Breckenridge is one of the best places to buy real estate if you're looking for a genuine ski-town experience.


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