Why We Love Breckenridge
World-Renowned Slopes - 5 Peaks to Explore
Breckenridge is home to some of the most iconic ski and snowboard slopes in Colorado and the world. The fresh, powdery snow not only provides some of the most fun you can have on skis, but also turns Breckenridge into a breathtaking canvas of white. There are five peaks in Breckenridge that you can explore including a variety of parks, groomers, glades, and bowls. More than 2,908 acres of rideable slopes and trails makes Breckenridge perfect for everyone from amateurs to the most seasoned skiers and snowboarders.
Not into skiing or snowboarding? No worries. Breckenridge offers a ton of options to enjoy the snow and mountaintops. If you want to take in the scenery, you can try cross-county skiing or snowshoeing trails located throughout the range. For those that still seek a thrill, you can try one of the many sledding hills or give snowmobiling a try and take a guided tour and learn about Breckenridge’s mining history and local wildlife. You can also enjoy plenty of skiing and snowboarding competitions and other events in the area.
Whatever you want to do, you have plenty of options to take in the classic slopes and trails of Breckenridge and the Tenmile Range when you book your luxury vacation rental.
Go For Gold - Breckenridge's Mining History
In 1859, prospectors came to Summit County looking for gold, and Breckenridge was established during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Because of this rich history of gold mining in Breckenridge, there are still remnants of old mining cabins, outposts, and mines still around the area today. The town was eventually transformed into the ski and mountain town it is known as today but you will uncover many treasures that still linger around the area today
You can take a tour of some of these old mines and outposts and even go more than 1000 feet deep into the town’s most famous mine, Country Boy Mine. Learn how to pan for gold or about the rich history of mining in the county that has made Breckenridge what it is today. Original hydraulic mining equipment are still in place as well at the Lomax Mine where you can feel what the prospectors felt and step into an old miner’s cabin.
If you’re up for more of an adventure, there are many trails around Breckenridge that will take you around abandoned mines and blacksmith displays. You’ll get a chance to marvel at Breckenridge times gone by along with the amazing landscapes that surround the town and the popular wildflowers. If you come during the fall, you’ll also get a chance to see the vibrant colors of the aspen trees that surround Breckenridge and Summit County. Some of the best hikes happen during the fall because of the comfortable temperatures, bright colors, and historic sights.
Heart of Art - A Cultural Oasis in the Mountains
Art plays one of the most significant roles in the life and culture of Breckenridge. The community is packed with artists who are inspired by the mountains around them and the natural beauty of the area. With so much around to be moved by, the arts flourish here. Performances, visual arts, workshops, interactive festivals, music, and film are just a few of the many ways that you can dive into the local art scene to express yourself.
The Breckenridge Arts District was established in 2001 and was quickly developed into one of the main fixtures of the town. It is comprised of buildings near the corner of South Ridge Street and Washington Avenue. These buildings are historically significant and artists work and host many workshops in these establishments. From ceramics and drawing to metalsmithing and textiles, you’ll find plenty of ways to carve your niche in the art scene. Breckenridge Creative Arts (BreckCreate) promotes art, culture, and creativity in Breckenridge to ensure unique experiences and innovations for years to come.
You can also check out local shows at the Riverwalk Center, an indoor amphitheater that hosts live music, film festivals, and plenty of other great events year-round. There are plenty of museums and historical tours to enjoy in the area as well including haunted tours that are especially fun around Halloween.