Top 10 Things About Breckenridge ski Resort :: Ski Vacations
Come visit one of the more popular and notably historic resort areas in Colorado. Breckenridge ski resort is an old mining town with gold first being discovered in the area around 1859. Breckenridge has certainly come a long way since the mining days of the 19th century. There is plenty to see and do in Breckenridge Mountain Resort, especially during the winter months for your ski vacations.
1. Breckenridge Resort is proud to announce that they are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in business! In honor of their anniversary, they are hosting a “50 Wishes” campaign. Each guest can submit a wish they would like to see at the resort. 50 wishes will be picked to come true.
2. Breckenridge has no shortage of mountain terrain, with 5 parks available and over 150 trails. There are selections for all ability levels with the longest trail being 3 ½ miles long. That’s a lot of options for your daily dashes down the mountain.
3. Everyone loves a deal and during the month of January through February 16, 2012, you can receive 25% off of your lodging. There is a three night minimum requirement. Another offer includes buying three nights and getting a fourth free (“Four Scores Package”). Hurry and make a reservation today!
4. If you love roller coasters, then be sure to ride along the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster. It’s a 2,500 foot coaster that is open to daily runs starting at noon. A cool feature is that riders control their own speed! It’s an activity fun for all ages.
5. While you’re in town, don’t forget to stop by the Breckenridge and Frisco Nordic Center. The Center provides both cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. The trails twine through the forests and picturesque scenes.
6. Nordic Sleigh Rides provides a great way to take in the natural sights. Riders will relax in a “Santa” style sleigh while passing through the forests. Then, you will be brought to an 1860’s mining camp. While there, you will enjoy a warm meal and an entertaining comedy show (for adults and kids) in the dining hall.
7. A great educational experience at Breckenridge is the “Ski with a Ranger” tour. While skiing along an intermediate trail with a guide, you’ll learn about tree identification, local history and wildlife, and environmental programs.
8. Breckenridge also has a number of museums and guided walking tours. Stroll through the Barney Ford House Museum to learn about an escaped slave. Or take the Haunted Tour of Breckenridge which has tales of the haunted historic district. Other options include the Saloon Tour & Distillery Tasting, Valley Brook Cemetery Tour, and the Iowa Hill Guided Snowshoe Tour.
9. Breckenridge is also a great place to rejuvenate with a massage
10. and body treatments. Visit any number of spas in the area, including: A Mountain Sanctuary Day Spa, The Rejuvenation Center in One Ski Hill Place, Alpine Spa and Salon, Blue Sage Spa, or Breckenridge Acupuncture. There are dozens of little shops to visit along Main Street in Breckenridge. There’s pretty much a shop for everything, such as clothing, accessories, art, gifts, and more. Stop by the Magical Scraps Boutique & Studio, Hand and Glove, Portiera Designs Artware for the Home, or Ridge Street Wine, among many others.
If you’re looking for a ski resort area that has a lot of history, then Breckenridge is the destination for you. It’s a great vacation to combine both a love of winter sports and activities with an appreciation of American history.
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