FIRST TIME TO BRECK
Avoiding Altitude Sickness:
Stay Properly Hydrated: Acclimatization is often accompanied by fluid loss, so you need to drink lots of fluids to remain properly hydrated (at least 3-4 quarts per day).
Purchase Lift Tickets:
Pre-Purchase lift tickets online 7 days in advance and save up to $100 on a 6-day ticket. Plus, you’ll get to skip the ticket window and go straight to the lifts. Purchase Lift Tickets Online
How To Carry Your Equipment:
Walking in ski boots while carrying your skis and poles is challenging. It is best to keep your boots unbuckled until you have arrived at the base of the chairlift.
While a number of properties are within walking distance of historic Main Street or the slopes, Breckenridge is served by the Free Ride Transportation System.
Appropriate dress can make or break your day on the slopes. It is worth investing in a pair of waterproof ski pants as jeans get wet and do not allow movement.
WHAT TO BRING
- Camel back / water bottle
- Camera / Video Camera
- Day pack
- Exercise clothes
- Goggles / sunglasses
- Lip balm
- Mp3 player
- Pain relievers
- Proof of insurance
- Scarf / hat / gloves
- Shoes / boots with good traction
- Ski / snowboard equipment
- Warm layers (sweatshirts / long sleeve t-shirts / long underwear)
- Waterproof coat / waterproof ski pants
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT EQUIPMENT?
Breckenridge has 5 rental shops conveniently located at the base of Peaks 8 and 9. View products and rates
ARE LESSONS AVAILABLE FOR SKIING & SNOWBOARDING?
Yes. Not only do we offer lessons for skiing and snowboarding, we also teach telemark skiing and hold park and pipe classes regularly. Please click here for times and rates.
HOW DO I GET FROM DENVER TO BRECK?
Take Interstate 70 west to exit 203. Continue south on HWY 9 to Breckenridge. From metro Denver, the trip is approx. 90 miles. If you do not have access to a car, Colorado Mountain Express provides door-to-door shuttle service to and from Denver International Airport.
DO I NEED A CAR IN BRECK?
Probably not. While a number of accommodations are within walking distance of historic Main Street or the slopes, Breckenridge is served by the Free Ride Transportation System. The Free Ride travels routes through Breckenridge connecting the resort’s base areas and free parking lots, runs the perimeter of downtown, stops at the Ice Rink, City Market, Recreation Center, Village and Four O’clock Roads, Columbine and Broken Lance Drive and Peak 9. Click here to check out the Free Ride map.
DOES BRECK OFFER DAYCARE?
Yes. Breckenridge offers daycare for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years old on Peak 8, at The Village and at Beaver Run. Reserve Child Care