The historic town of Breckenridge, originally a mining town established in the 1800s, is now a world-class ski and outdoor sport destination. Located just 90 miles from Denver, it is a local favorite. Also, with easy access from the Denver International Airport (DIA), it is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. Main Street is lined with restaurants and boutique shops that occupy charming 19th century buildings from the gold mine era -- a blend of hand-hewn log cabins mixed with Victorian-style brick structures that harken back to the days of the gold rush. Neighborhoods are dotted with the iconic A-frame homes of the 70’s and modern luxury homes with spectacular views of the mountains.
No matter the season, the opportunities to get out and enjoy the majestic beauty of the high Rocky Mountains are endless. The Breckenridge Ski Resort is home to the continent’s highest chairlift the Imperial Express reaching an altitude of 12,840 ft., providing unparalleled access to world-class skiing and snowboarding during the winter. The surrounding national forest land is what dreams are made of for intrepid outdoor enthusiasts every season of the year. Gold-medal fishing waters year-round are any angler’s delight, while hundreds of miles of mountain and road bike trails offer something for every skill level.
There are many events throughout the year that bring the town to life and attract visitors to come and enjoy the town of Breckenridge. There many sports competitions, cycling events, and the Go Pro Mountain Challenge. The Riverwalk Center hosts many concerts featuring popular touring bands, the Breckenridge Music Festival, and National Repertory Orchestra. The annual International Snow Sculpture contest held in January is hosted by Breckenridge Creative Arts, or BreckArts, an organization that promotes creative discovery and expression. Explore this district where metal and woodworking, printmaking, raku, and other studios welcome collaboration and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
For those interested in continuing education, the Colorado Mountain College’s campus offers degree programs in business and sustainability, nursing, EMT, resort management, and other associates degrees. Popular among locals, the college also provides cooking classes in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen.
Getting around is made easy by The Summit Stage providing free shuttles around the county. Also, the Breckenridge resort and town buses, taxis, and Uber all offer transportation options beyond driving a car. However, since it is such a pedestrian and bike-friendly town, you can easily get around without needing a vehicle.
Breckenridge is also home to a variety of other amenities like the public library, an ice rink, dozens of boutique shops and restaurants, and Arnold Palmer Golf Course, over 300 miles of mountain biking trails, world-class fishing, and an award-winning recreation center.
Those who come for a day, always find a reason to stay. Embracing the healthy mountain lifestyle is effortless as the natural beauty and fresh air entice even the most sedentary homebodies into action. Come experience the beauty that is Breckenridge and find out why it is one of the most distinguished destinations in the world to live and visit.