27 Jul 2022
Shock Hill is a premier neighborhood in Breckenridge with luxurious ski real estate, phenomenal views and a prime location for vacationers. A neighborhood gondola provides quick and easy access to both the Peak 8 base area and Main Street Breckenridge, truly the best of both worlds.
Check out our top reasons for staying in Shock Hill and keep scrolling for some luxury vacation home rentals for your next Breckenridge visit.
Top 5 Reasons to Stay in Shock Hill in Breckenridge
1. Stunning Views
Located off of Ski Hill Road, climbing up into the Shock Hill neighborhood presents jaw-dropping views of the Breckenridge Ski area and Peak 8, the Tenmile Range, and historic downtown Breckenridge with Baldy Mountain in the background.
2. Ski and Recreation Access
Access is the key word at Shock Hill. Conveniently located with access to the BreckConnect Gondola makes accessing recration a breeze. Walk to the neighborhood gondola to get swept away to Peak 7 or Peak 8, access hiking or skiing trails, or zip into town to paruse the many quaint shops and eateries.
In the winter, the gondola gets you on the ski slopes in no time with gondola stations at Peak 7 and Peak 8. In the summer, Peak 8 has the activity center, Epic Discovery with an alpine slide, alpineer challenge course, bungee trampoline, gold runner coaster, climbing wall, ropes course, mini golf and gemstone panning.
Right out the back door in Shock Hill is the Breckenridge Nordic Center - where you can snowshoe, cross-country ski, skate ski and enjoy the groomed trails in the winter wonderland.
In summer, this same area is perfect for hiking and biking - take the trails all the way to Peak 8 or down to downtown Breckenridge. Or take the trails to the nearby Cucumber Gulch, where you are surrounded by the White River National Forest.
3. Access to Downtown
Historic Main Street in downtown Breckenridge is a quintessential Colorado mountain town experience. With historic architecture, this quaint downtown is filled with chic restaurants and retail shops to satisfy your every whim.
The best part is that from Shock Hill, downtown fun is just a quick gondola ride down or a short walk if you're up for some exercise.
4. BreckConnect Gondola
We've been dancing around it, but let's say it out loud - the BreckConnect Gondola adds a major bonus to this neighborhood. With the quick easy access to the base area and downtown, it can't be beat. Not to mention, watching the gondola out your window (in some homes) really adds to the ambiance of being in a ski town the mountains!
Hours & Seasons for the free BreckConnect Gondola:
June 17 - September 5, 2022; 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Daily
November 8 - end of season; 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Daily
*Please check Breckenridge.com for the most current hours of operation.
5. Stunning Mountain Modern Homes
The homes that fill the Shock Hill neighborhood are newly constructed, mountain modern homes that take the views into consideration with large windows and outdoor living spaces, offering private hot tubs and all the luxury finishes you would expect in upscale living.
With modern luxury, views, and amazing access, Shock Hill wraps up your Breckenridge vacation in a bow.
Sound amazing to you? Check out these luxury vacation mountain homes available in Shock Hill in Breckenridge:
Disconnect at the Breck Connect | 4 Bedrooms | 12 Guests
Highwoods at Shock Hill | 4 Bedrooms | 12 Guests
Summit at Shock Hill | 7 Bedrooms | 16 Guests
Base Camp II | 4 Bedrooms | 10 Guests
Chalet du Soleil | 8 Bedrooms | 18 Guests