Looking for a ski and snowboarding paradise with a rich mining history within a 2-hour drive of Denver? Take up shack with an affordable Breckenridge vacation rental, you can call one of North America’s most popular winter ski resorts home. Ski or snowboard four challenging mountains if you are an expert or intermediate.
Breckenridge started as a gold mining camp on the Blue River in 1859, and was reborn in 1960 as a ski resort. Your money-saving Breckenridge vacation rental is home to about 30 lifts, 155 trails, and 2,358 acres of bowls and steep inspiring terrain. So, where to begin? All of the Peaks (#7,8,9,10) are linked together for both skiing and snowboarding. Peak 1- is known for difficult terrain replete with moguls, glades and steep chutes. Peak 9 has tight tree alleys and expert runs down the famous Devil’s Crotch and the Mine Shaft. Lower on Peak 9 are trails for beginners. Peak 8 has steep Lake Chutes and soft cornices. Peak 7 has steep terrain with a ski school at the bottom.
Summer Breckenridge vacation rental homes, condo, and apartments are affordable vacation options. Try your hand at fishing on the Blue River where miners once sought gold. Take a swing at the city-owned Jack Nicklaus-designed Breckenridge Golf Club. Go for a horseback ride to get a lay of the land, or participate in the many water activities on Dillion Lake, a nearby reservoir.
Take an afternoon at The Edwin Carter Museum and explore the original 1875 cabin where gold mining was in full swing. For contemporary mining, don a hard hat and explore the restored Country Boy Mine where new seekers are looking for their pot of gold.
Take a break from the ski slopes, and visit the Breckenridge Rotary Snowplow Park. The International Snow Sculpture Championships come to town in January. View independent films at the three-decade-old Breckenridge Festival of Film. Attend the Backstage theatre, which has been staging plays for over 35 years. Listen to the young musicians of the National Repertory Orchestra based in Breckenridge.