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Experience the Best of Both Worlds: Skiing and Dining at Breckenridge

Breckenridge is a picturesque mountain town located in Summit County, Colorado. It is known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding but also boasts a charming downtown area and a plethora of exciting activities and events. In this blog, we will take a closer look at skiing and dining at Breckenridge Resort and explore some of the many things to do off the resort in the town.

First, let's talk about skiing and snowboarding. Breckenridge Resort is one of the most popular ski destinations in the United States, and with good reason. It offers over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain across five peaks, with runs for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. From beginner to advanced, there is something for everyone here.


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The resort also has the highest lift access peak in North America. While the day we went, we were not able to get up to the peak because of extremely high winds. We were able to ski almost the entire resort. Aside from that, the snow quality was excellent.


Some of my favorite skiing was off of the Falcon Superchair. I found that the black diamonds up there were phenomenal. They had a couple of groomed black diamonds for those who love speed, and they had some awesome local trails up there, as well as one of the best trails I've skied, and I think it's probably my favorite at the resort. The burn and Corsair trails were incredible and full of powder and gave the perfect mix of moguls and trees when you jumped in and out of them together. If you are an expert skier, I highly recommend the trails off of this chairlift. It is awesome.


The quicksilver chair is a choke point at the resort, but it is an extremely interesting chair with the odd, even number of seats breaking off and having two loaded at a time. I have never seen anything like this at any other resorts I have had the opportunity to ski. If you're skiing, there are some awesome grades from the C-chair. Remember where you parked your car, as a note to those unfazed to become more familiar with reading trail maps, as there are a few different base areas.


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When it comes to dining on the mountain, Breckenridge has a number of excellent options. One of the most popular is Ski Hill Grill, which offers stunning mountain views and delicious food. Their menu includes items such as grilled salmon, chicken enchiladas, and a variety of soups and salads. For a more upscale experience, head to Sevens, which offers gourmet cuisine and an extensive wine list. Other popular options include The Overlook Restaurant and The TBar.


The food pricing is as expected for a ski resort. However, I got a small lavender latte at the peak eight base area, and it was over seven dollars, which to me was a little bit on the pricey side but honestly extremely delicious. I recommend that latte if you are willing to spend the money to get it. We ate lunch at the Tenmile station, and the food was decent. They only have a few seats at this particular location, so keep that in mind and time yourself properly if you would like to grab a seat to eat. They also have a little shop inside of that lodge, which was extremely helpful because I needed to purchase toe warmers as my toes were freezing, they were extremely expensive. So, if you need those, make sure you purchase them somewhere else, but it was nice to have the option to grab some.


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When parking, all the base area resort parking lots are paid for, and some are a bit more pricey than others. It's gonna cost you almost $50 if you want to park in the garage, and you need to reserve that in advance. If you want to park in the north gondola parking lot that runs $27 in the winter for the day, you get $13 and change off if you carpool and ask the booth for a carpooling code. All of the parking is paid through an app or at the kiosks at the front of the parking lots. They have free parking, but you must take a shuttle. You can take a shuttle from the Keystone parking lot to the Breckconnect gondola, which is a good option for those who are okay with taking a bus for 20 minutes and don't want to pay to park at all.


Off the mountain, there are plenty of dining options in downtown Breckenridge. Head to The Crown for a delicious cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich. For lunch, try the crepes at Crepes a la Cart or the burgers at Empire Burger. For dinner, head to the Breckenridge Brewery for great beer and pub food or to Aurum for a more upscale dining experience.


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In addition to skiing and dining, there are plenty of other things to do in Breckenridge. Stroll down Main Street to explore the unique shops and boutiques, or head to the Breckenridge Arts District for art classes and exhibitions. For a more adventurous experience, try snowmobiling or snowshoeing through the stunning Colorado wilderness. The town also hosts a number of events throughout the year, such as the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships and the Breckenridge Music Festival.


Breckenridge is the perfect destination for those seeking a world-class skiing experience, great dining, and many other activities. You'll always want to stay in this charming mountain town with so much to see and do. Whether you're a seasoned skier or just looking for a fun winter getaway, Breckenridge has something for everyone.


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