Destination: Breckenridge, Colorado
About: Located in Summit County, CO, along the Blue River.
Route: I-70 West to CO-9 S or 285 West to CO-9 North (longer 2 lane road, but sometimes less traffic)
Distance: 80.2 Miles
Time: 1h 30 mins
Trip Length: Overnight or Day Trip
Sleeping: Airbnb or Hotel
Breckenridge is a quintessential Colorado Ski town. Settled in the 1850’s by gold miners, the first ski trails were made in 1961. Today “Breck” is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts with access to every sport imaginable.
Airbnb – You can find mega-mansions to sleep a group of 20, a small ski-in, ski out condo or a quaint house right in town. If Breck’s prices are a little too high for you expand your search to include Frisco. There is great transportation between both so no need to find parking at the slopes or at night.
The Bivv Lodge is a super cool and well-decorated hostel that works great for groups. And they have a bar.
Breckenridge has a great bus system that picks up all over and can drop you at the slopes so it’s not imperative to stay “on the mountain”. I would prefer to stay closer to town so you can walk at night.
How to get around
Parking – Breckenridge parking can be difficult especially during ski season. Rentals and resorts will offer at least 1 free space but if you’re going to have multiple vehicles you will need to double-check where you can park with your host.
Buses -The free bus system is great and can take you everywhere you need to go, plus it’s totally free! Learn more here.
Uber & Lyft – There are a few Ubers/Lyfts in the mountains so if you need one to take you to dinner or home after a night out you should be able to find one.
Drunk Passes – If you drive into town you can ask for a “drunk pass” from a restaurant. This will allow you to leave your car parked overnight but you must pick up your car by 9 am