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Breckenridge Ski Resort is known as one of the most premier resort destinations in the country due to it's massive landscape and terrain, proximity to town, and high levels of seasonal snowfall. Breckenridge Ski Resort is the perfect place to learn how to ski/ride, or advance in skiing/riding, and is the perfect winter vacation ski destination. Here you can learn more on our about ski rentals, lift tickets and other important information for skiing and riding in Breckenridge:

Ski and Board Rentals

Elevation Ski and Bike - Elevation offers the quality gear and customer service everyone expects from the best ski shops in Breckenridge. But Elevation takes its service a step further: They’ll deliver and pick up your rented equipment, for free! You can pick it up during a shop fitting, go for your shop fitting and have the gear delivered later, or even have a fitting at your vacation rental.  Elevation offers the quality gear and customer service everyone expects from the best ski shops in Breckenridge. But Elevation takes its service a step further: They’ll deliver and pick up your rented equipment, for free! You can pick it up during a shop fitting, go for your shop fitting and have the gear delivered later, or even have a fitting at your vacation rental.

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Lift Ticket Information

Breckenridge Ski Resort opening day is November 10th for the 2017/2018 Winter Season. Any guest planning on visiting or skiing Breckenridge more than 4 days, we highly encourage purchasing the Epic 4-day or Epic 7-day pass. The cost of the pass may be less than a multi-day lift ticket if being used more than 4 to 5 times, and gives you unlimited access to Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin Ski Areas (all located close to Breckenridge). These passes are available for a limited time only, so we recommend purchasing the passes for the 2017/2018 ski season soon. Learn more at epicpass.com.

Ski resort maps

Utilize the winter trail map for the Breckenridge Ski Resort for understanding the mountain before your ski/ride day.

This also helps you to learn more about the on-mountain trails near you and the location for ski-in/ski-out information and to understand access to the ski areas.

DINING

Blue River Bistro

The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge, CO is a Modern Italian-American restaurant serving Sunday brunch, lunch & dinner featuring unique appetizers, fresh salads and delicious entrees. Seasonal wine and cocktail offerings combine with moderate prices to make the Blue River Bistro one of Summit County's best restaurants.

Situated on Main Street Breckenridge, the Blue River Bistro offers a casually-sophisticated atmoshere and professional service.

 Blue Stage Saloon

 While not wholly new to Breckenridge, the Blue Stag Saloon's remodel of the Whale's Tail has rapidly become a local favorite. This boutique bar is certainly the coziest ambiance in town. Recycled beatle kill wood ceilings and barn wood walls make for the perfect mountain atmosphere. Come warm up by one of our fireplaces (inside or outside) after a big day on the mountain.

 Bangkok Happy Bowl

Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar offers award winning, authentic, fresh and flavorful Thai cuisine, in a casual full service bistro atmosphere with a full bar and exciting specialty drink menu.

On the mainland, you can find Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar locations in Aspen, Colorado, Basalt, and Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado.  Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar is also located in Hawaii, on the Kauai south shore in Poipu Beach. Our Kauai lication also features a full sushi bar. 

TOWN PARKING

Transportation and Parking

 In-Town Transportation:

The Town of Breckenridge offers free public transportation on a year-round basis via their Free Ride shuttle program. Additionally, during the winter months the Breckenridge Ski Area also runs their own bus service which connects the free skier parking lots and several in-town stops up with the bases of Peak 8 and Peak 9.

All town of Breckenridge Free Ride buses are handicapped lift equipped for our visitors with disabilities. See our ADA information page for more information.

In addition, Breckenridge Free Ride offers a free Main Street trolley that operates downtown Breck and runs every 30 minutes. Click on the links below for more information about Breck Free Ride schedules and maps.

Town of Breckenridge Free Ride Transit Page

Free Ride Transit Schedule

Free Ride System Map 

Free Ride Interactive Map

UBER, Taxi's & More:

Uber is also now available with drivers throughout Breckenridge, including UberSki! Click here for more information >

New for the 2016/2017 Winter Season is Zipcars! Zipcars are cars located throughout Breckenridge that you can reserve, and drive throughout town as needed! Learn more about Zipcar in Breckenridge.

Breck Connect Gondola:

Another mode of transportation is to take a ride on the free BreckConnect Gondola to get from downtown Breck to the base of Peak 8 on the Breck Ski Resort Mountain.

Day Parking:

The Town of Breckenridge has pay parking systems on Main Street, Ridge Street and Downtown Lots. For more information, including locations, how it works, hours and rates, please review this Breckenridge Pay Parking information sheet.

The Town of Breckenridge does not allow parking on residential or commercial streets, thoroughfares, alleys or easements within the Town unless specifically posted. Residents and guests may apply for a temporary on-street parking permit for dinner parties or other social events. PLEASE NOTE:  Parking is prohibited in all Town of Breckenridge operated parking lots between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. during the months of November through April each year.  Parking restrictions are strictly enforced. Other restrictions may apply.  Always check signs before parking.  

Overnight Parking:

The town recommends that guest and residents use the Satellite Parking Lot as their overnight parking location. Please see the map & directions to the Satellite Lot below. The cost is $5/night and the payment machine will be on the right side of the driveway (credit cards only). Once you have completed the payment, follow the signs to the designed overnight location.

Two bus routes provide transportation back from the Satellite lot:

  1. Red Route - Bus stops at the Satellite lot every twenty minutes from 8am to 5pm.
  2. Yellow Route - Bus stops in front of Airport Auto on Airport Road every twenty minutes at :09, :29, :49 from 6:49am until 10:40pm.

Rules for using Satellite lot:

  1. Maximum overnight stay is 14 nights.
  2. No camping or sleeping in vehicles
  3. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles.

Directions to Satellite lot:

From North of Breckenridge (traveling south on Highway 9:

  •  From the stop light at Tiger Road continue south on Highway 9 for about 1 mile.
  • Turn right on Coyne Valley (stop light)
  • Continue about .3 miles to Airport Road (stop sign) and turn left
  •  Continue on Airport Road for about .7 miles
  •  Turn left into the Satellite lot/free skier parking (just before Airport Auto Repair)
  •  The pay kiosk will be on your right as you enter the lot

From Main Street (1.9 miles):

  • Go north on Main Street toward Frisco
  • Go straight through the roundabout onto Highway 9.
  • Continue about a .5 miles and turn left on Valley Brook Street (stop light).
  • Continue about .2 miles to Airport Road (stop sign) and turn right.
  • Continue about .6 miles and turn right into the Satellite lot/free skier parking (just beyond Airport Auto Repair)
  • The pay kiosk will be on your right as you enter the lot

Passenger Vehicles Only:
The Ice Rink is available for overnight parking for passenger vehicles only. Permits for parking in the Ice Rink can be obtained at the kiosk in the ice rink lot. Parking is $15.00 per night for passenger vehicles.

Please Note: Oversized Vehicles such as RVs and trailers are not permitted to park at the Ice Rink Lot.

The Ice Rink Lot is located on Boreas Pass Road, one block off Highway 9/Main Street. Maps to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena are available at the Breckenridge Police Department. The lot is patrolled by the Breckenridge Police Department. The Free Ride bus stop is on the north side of the Ice Rink Lot on Boreas Pass Road. The Blue Route returns north into town.

HISTORY

 

On December 16, 1961, the "Peak 8 Ski Area" officially opened with one lift and one t-bar for beginners. An adult lift ticket was $4. During the next 5 decades, ownership of the Breckenridge Ski Resort changed numerous times. Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in North America. The terrain now includes 5 different mountain peaks with the Peak 6 expansion recently added, the highest chairlift in North America, a gondola connecting the base of Peak 8 with town, and very extensive snow-making capabilities. During the recent 2011-12 ski season, Breckenridge Ski Resort celebrated its 50th anniversary. Ever since the opening day of Breckenridge Ski Resort way back in 1961, snow, or "white gold" as some say, has been the driving force behind the tourism economy in this town.

To learn more about the history of Breckenridge, check out the Breckenridge Welcome Center in the Blue River Plaza, or contact the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for more information on guided and interpretive hikes and museums around town.