Breckenridge Ski Resort#3 in Best Things To Do in Breckenridge
The 2,908-acre Breckenridge Ski Resort contain five sections or "peaks" that comprise the southern half of the Tenmile Range. Peak 6 showcases intermediate to advanced trails paired with panoramic views of the valley; Peak 7 is characterized by blue runs; Peak 8 offers a variety of green, blue and black trails, making it a popular area for skiers of all levels; Peak 9 is the best for beginners with predominantly blue and green runs; and Peak 10 is for the experts with a range of black and double-black trails. There are also several upper alpine areas on Peaks 6, 7 and 8, called bowls. Some of these areas can be reached by lift; others can only be reached by hiking to the top. Characterized by deep powder and steep terrain, bowls should only be attempted by advanced skiers and snowboarders. When the snow melts, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers hiking trails, zip lines, alpine slides and coasters, and rock climbing walls.
Recent visitors said Breckenridge Ski Resort is fun no matter the season. Travelers described the ski instructors and ski conditions as "amazing," and were equally impressed with the warm-weather hiking. Still, some expressed irritation over the price tags on nearly "everything."
Lift passes vary in price by month and day, but you can expect to pay about $100 for a one-day adult ticket and around $60 for a children's ticket (ages 5 to 12). Multiday tickets are also available. If you'll be visiting multiple ski resorts in a single winter, consider purchasing the Epic Pass, which grants unlimited access to more than 40 resorts across the United States, Canada and Europe for one flat price. The chairlifts are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ski season runs from November to April, while summertime activities are offered from June to September. You can also purchase passes for the resort's summer activities, including alpine slide rides, mini-golf and zip line rides. Passes range from $40 to $82 per person, depending on the number of activities you'd like to participate in. During the summer, the resort operates daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit Breckenridge Ski Resort's website.
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#1 Main Street
The galleries, shops, bars and dining establishments along Breckenridge's Main Street have lined the street for more than a century, and are a great place to stop for a meal, a drink or some souvenirs. Local favorites include Park & Main, which specializes in breakfast, sandwiches, espresso and wine, and Empire Burger, one of the best burger spots in town. To see a play, visitors can head to Main Street's Backstage Theatre.
Although a charming central street is not necessarily unique to Breckenridge, one recent reviewer calls the town's Main Street "one of the best." With shops that appeal to people of all budgets, Main Street accommodates a variety of travelers. However, more than one person recommends making sure your parking meter is topped up; otherwise, you'll likely get a ticket. To avoid worrying about feeding a meter, utilize the free underground parking provided for customers. You'll also find a handful of hotels on Main Street – a perfect place to hang your hat if you like being in the center of the action. For more information, visit Main Street's website.
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