Denver: 2 hrs
Coach transfer included, car hire or private transfers available at a supplement.
· glass of coke £1 · small beer £1.50 · cup of coffee £1 · sandwich £3.50
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So what's it like?
Experience the highest lift in North America at 12,840 ft
Breckenridge is a real American town sitting at the base of one of the highest and largest ski areas in the USA. The four interconnected peaks of Breckenridge ski area have something for everyone, with gentle green runs towards the base of the mountain, a huge amount of tree lined blue runs across all the mountain faces, and for the advanced and expert there are alpine bowls and chutes, the top of Peak 8 having some hair-raising steeps. The colourful main street has plenty of shops and some great, inexpensive local bars and restaurants with oodles of character, plus some more up market options too. Even those staying for two weeks will be more than happy at Breck but there are other ski resorts nearby you can try also.
The excellent friendly ski school offer beginners a great start. The gently nursery slopes by the Quicksilver lift or at the base of Peak 8 will soon boost confidence to enjoy the abundance of easy green and blue runs.
The highest resort in America with its huge, snow-sure ski area right behind the village. Using the high speed Beaver Run chairlift, you will be negotiating Peak 9 in no time at all, and from there, the mountains open up for a tremendous skiing adventure across all 4 mountain peaks.
With runs like 'Psychopath' and 'Boneyard' in the fantastic snow bowls of Peak 8, serious skiers just keep coming back. For the really extreme don't miss the Lake Chutes and Whale's Tail. The possibilities seem endless on the Ten Mile Range of Peaks 8, 9 and 10, with moguls and double diamond black runs galore.
Superb slope side après ski and a huge choice of lively bars, pubs and clubs in town open until late – at happy hour you can get pints from just $1! • for the best slope-side après head to Coppertop (by the Beaver Run Hotel), T-Bar (base of Peak 8) and Park Avenue Pub (steps away from Peak 9 base) • in town Mi Casa and Ullrs are bustling at the end of a ski day • later on go to Breckenridge Brewery for a local micro-brew, Downstairs at Erics’ is a true American sports bar, Three20South for live music and the Gold Pan Saloon has swinging doors and been serving alcohol longer than anywhere else west of the Mississippi! • Napper Tandy’s & Burke & Riley’s stay open into the early hours as does Cecilia’s Night Club
· Snowmobiling · Sleigh rides · Ice skating · Snowshoe tours · Cross-country skiing · Aerobics · Dog sledding · Racquet Ball · Weights · Indoor Tennis · Snowboarding · Night skiing in Keystone
There is a phenomenal range of restaurants in Breckenridge and all are really well priced • there’s a huge number of places to get a meal for under $10 – Northside Pizza, Mexican at Mi Casa and Empire Burger are favourites of ours • American dining is typified by the cowboy rib eye steak at Salt Creek restaurant (one of the best steaks we’ve ever had!), the Colorado red trout at South Ridge Bar & Grill or diving into a bucket of shrimp at Bubba Gump • Hearthstone and Briar Rose offer traditional ‘fine dining’ options whereas Ember, Modis and Relish cater to foodies with cutting edge cuisine in a contemporary surrounding