Welcome to Breckenridge, CO
A stunning mountain town with plenty to offer in every season
The historic and picturesque town of Breckenridge CO offers a pleasing mixture of luxury and adventure, from shopping to dining to skiing. A popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, Breckenridge, Colorado also has plenty to offer in the warmer months. Hike amidst gorgeous mountains, fish in the Blue River, and spend time browsing the lively downtown area. You’ll love working, playing, and relaxing in Breckenridge during any time of the year!
What to Love
- Outdoor activities all year round
- Fabulous shopping and dining opportunities
- Known as a skier’s paradise
- Stunning, picturesque views
Whether you’re looking for high-end shops or exciting mountain thrills, Breckenridge has you covered. Although there’s always something going on here, Breckenridge maintains a quaint small-town vibe that residents absolutely love. With five terrain parks and 2,908 acres of bowls, chutes, and hike-to terrain, you’ll find some of Summit County's most fascinating inbound skiing here in Breckenridge.
Throughout the majority of the year, Breckenridge boasts a small population of approximately 4,500 residents. During the booming ski season, however, the number of residents and visitors enjoying Breckenridge’s amenities balloons to more than 39,000. People are drawn to this gorgeous mountain town for the laid-back atmosphere combined with luxury amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Breckenridge’s thriving downtown is the perfect place for spending time with friends or family. Grab some unique artisan frozen treats at Higgles Ice Cream, which serves some truly special ice cream flavors. While the menu changes regularly, you can expect to sample flavors like chocolate avocado, coffee bean, and Oreo cheesecake.
Ready for a delicious meal? Try Ember, an upscale New American restaurant that’s perfect for elegant dinners or apres-ski. Ember is known for their decadent steaks, and they also feature a fabulous cocktail menu that’s great for happy hour. Giampetro Pizza & Pasta is the perfect spot for anyone looking for some tasty Italian cuisine. Since 1963, Giampetro has been delighting Breckenridge diners with their family-style meals and incredible wine list.
If you’re interested in shopping, Breckenridge has so much to offer. Mountain Outfitters is the place to go for any ski essentials, including clothing, ski bindings, and accessories.
Things to Do
Breckenbridge is full of places to explore. Most people who come to this town flock to Breckenridge Ski Mountain, the world class ski resort that puts Breckenridge on the map. One of the most-visited ski resorts in the western hemisphere, Breck is known for its five peaks, which boast over 180 stunning ski trails. The glittering mountain is often coated in snow well into the spring season, allowing for extra months of skiing. Not much of a skier? No problem – hop on over to the Rejuvenation Spa for a relaxing massage or treatment.
Golfers will have the time of their lives in Breckenridge. The Bear Course, The Beaver Course, and The Elk Course are the three championship nine-hole courses at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Breckenridge Golf Club. Every hole on the Breckenridge Golf Course offers panoramic vistas of the snow-capped Colorado Rockies.
Grab your paddleboard or kayak and travel to Lake Dillon, which has a 25-mile shoreline surrounded by majestic mountains. If you like wading, Breckenridge is close to the headwaters of five major rivers. Fly-fishing on the Blue, Eagle, Colorado, Arkansas, and South Platte Rivers is available within an hour of town.
Have a blast celebrating Oktoberfest in Breckenridge! This exciting weekend is perfect for anyone looking for a taste of German culture. Try some brews and delicious food, and bring the kids along for the fall family fair.
In the winter, Breckenridge is known for its Ullr Festival, a tradition of over 50 years that celebrates Ullr, the Norse god of snow. Each December, this famed festival includes a parade, a festive bonfire, and, of course, plenty of food and drink.
Breckenridge is home to one of Colorado's greatest concentrations of top-rated public schools. Below are some excellent Breckenridge schools:
Breckenridge Elementary School
Upper Blue Elementary School
Breckenridge High School
Summit Middle School
Summit County High School
Snowy Peaks Jr/Sr High School