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Colorado Dreams
Broker
PO Box 2808
491 Blue River Parkway
Silverthorne CO
80498
keats@coloradodreams.com

970-485-0793

 
Breckenridge

Breckenridge is 98 miles west of Denver International Airport via Interstate 70 and Colo. 9 southbound, and 115 miles northwest of Colorado Springs via Highway 24 and Colo. 9 northbound.

With four distinctly different interconnected ski mountains, 2,043 acres of terrain and a good mix of beginner-to-expert runs, Breckenridge Ski Resort begins with Peak 7 at the north end of the area and follows the Ten Mile Range south to Peak 10, all of which lies within the Arapaho National Forest. The four mountains offer an awesome vertical rise of nearly 3,400 feet and a total of 139 trail, serviced by 23 lifts.

Breckenridge, the second most popular ski resort in the nation, is getting bigger and better every year. New owners, Vail Resorts, invested nearly $18 million in on-mountain improvements last year - including two new high-speed quad lifts and a snowmaking system on Peak 8 - and this year the resort will see $14 million more worth of capital projects. New to Breckenridge Resort this year is the TenMile Station, the first mid-mountain restaurant to be added to the mountain in more than a decade. The two-story cafeteria restaurant, which is located between Peak 9's Beaver Run SuperChair and Peak 10's Falcon lift, has a mining theme and features expansive views of the Ten Mile Range. Also joining the resort this year are five new snowcats, providing a 20 percent increase in grooming capacity, and a new Pipe Dragon tiller for the snowboard park that was rated "Best Snowboarding Terrain" by Westword magazine's "Best of Denver" editors. The park is known for its air, hits and slides, not to mention the largest half-pipe in Breckenridge's history. The resort will essentially double its snowboarding offerings this season by adding a terrain park and half-pipe on Peak 8.

Vail Resorts purchased the 208-room Breckenridge Hilton, renamed the Great Divide Lodge, and has invested in extensive renovations that include a new restaurant and upgraded recreational and meeting facilities. The company is also the new owner of the 60-room Village Hotel near the base of Peak 9, the 71-room Breckenridge Mountain Lodge and two property management companies that handle 360 condominiums.

Base facilities at Breckenridge are at both Peaks 8 and 9. Amenities found at each include lift-ticket-sales areas, ski school, ski and snowboard rentals, first-aid and medical services, ski storage, child care and a wide range of accommodations. Each base also offers video and still photography services, gift and retail shops.

Approximately a dozen restaurants with diverse cuisine are all within walking distance from the Peak 9 base. On-mountain dining is available at the Peak 9 Restaurant at the top of the Beaver Run SuperChair. Peak 8 also provides both indoor and outdoor dining on the mountain - the Vista Haus, including Piz Otto's Italian restaurant at the top of the Colorado SuperChair; and the Bergenhof at the base. Free shuttle service moves skiers from parking lots to the bases, and lifts and trails move them from mountain to mountain. Both free and paid parking is available.

Base area lifts open daily at 8:30am; the remaining lifts open at 9am, and all lifts close at 4pm.

Breckenridge Ski Resort Activities

Reservations: 1-888-LRN-2SKI (1-888-576-2754)

Snowboard Lessons: Group and individuals, rental available, Peak 8 half-pipe and Snowboard Terrain Park. Regular Ski School class rates apply. Inquire at any Ski School window.

Women's Skiing & Snowboarding Seminars: Created and taught by and for women, these three-day seminars address learning needs specific to wome. The purpose is to turn out more complete skiers or snowboarders in an entertaining and educational atmosphere. Dianna McNabe, Director of Wellness, University of Denver, and her staff will feature a wellness enhancement program in these seminars.

50 + Skiing Seminars: These populare two-day seminars are specially designed for those 50 and older of all skiing abilities and are taught by senior instructors.

Disabled Instruction: The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center offers lessons for skiers with physical and mental disabilities. Call 1-800-383-BOEC for more information.

Ski School Discovery: Stop by the Breckenridge Ski and Snowboard School's "learning stations" on Peak 8, for a complimentary style evaluation and tips oto improve your technique. Check daily for availability.

NASTAR Races and Self-Times Courses: NASTAR races are held each day on Country Boy on Peak 9 from 10 am to 3 pm

Cross Country: Breckenridge Nordic Center is just down the hill from the Peak 8 base area and offers tracked and skating trails. For more information, call (970) 453-6855.

 

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