The Town of Breckenridge may be small, with the 2019 US census showing only 4,938 year-round residents. But do not let that small population fool you, there is a lot going on in this lively mountain town! The Town of Breckenridge is where you can access world-class skiing, summer activities, and everyone can enjoy the variety of bars and restaurants throughout town.
Besides the world-class skiing and riding, Breckenridge has gorgeous art galleries and museums, performing arts at the Riverwalk Center, BreckCreate offers art classes and workshops, golf, ice skating, kids playgrounds, sledding hills, loads of glorious biking and hiking trails, and much more! the options are endless!
Below are some links to find out what is happening around town, as well as how to get around.
Breckenridge is located about 2 hours west of Denver International Airport. If you are traveling in the winter, there are chances for snowstorms and closed highways during the trip down I-70. Here are some options for traveling from the airport to your destination.
There are a plethora of shuttle companies out of DIA to choose from. This is one of the easiest, stress-free ways to get here in bad weather. Contact our office if you have any questions or to ensure you won’t need a vehicle once you arrive in town. See below for shuttle options.
We are in a high alpine environment in Breckenridge. There are some properties that may require 4-wheel or all-wheel drive to access. Contact us with any questions regarding your travel arrangements.
CDOT has up-to-date information regarding travel delays on all of the highways in Colorado. If you are worried about whether delays or road closures, this website will have the most up-to-date information.
Check-In Information and Directions
Directions to our office, office hours, late check-in instructions are in the link below. If you will be checking in after our office hours please contact our office. Check-in is 4 PM.
Once you are in Breckenridge, you may want information on the free shuttle system in town and all of Summit County, parking information, maps, and weather updates. You can also get some information regarding Town of Breck ordinances which include plastic bag fees and marijuana laws.
The Breckenridge Free Ride is a FREE shuttle that services the town and ski resort year-round. Parking can be very limited in Breckenridge around our incredible shops and restaurants. Save yourself the stress and take the shuttle…you will probably end up a lot closer to where you’re going than if you try to drive.
If you want to travel to any of the other amazing ski areas in Summit County, but don’t want to drive, the Summit Stage is a FREE transportation service that can get you to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Frisco, Dillon, and the outlet shopping in Silverthorne.
Breckenridge does not have the greatest parking options in the world. Between our wonderful visitors, snow stacking, and limited space, there are not a lot of extra spaces out there. Most of our rental units provide only one parking space, that is even if it sleeps, 12 people. Call us to find out about your parking situation before you get here. If you do have additional vehicles, here’s how to get a permit to park overnight:
The town provides overflow parking in certain lots. To receive a permit to park in these overflow lots, visit the Breckenridge Police Station at 150 Valley Brook Road for permits to park on Airport Road, or pay directly at the east lot of the ice rink. Permits can be purchased for $5 per day. Parking is either at the Ice Rink on Boreas Pass Rd. or on Airport Road. There are no other public places in Town to park overnight. Shuttle service is provided to take you back into town.
That is the only option for public overnight parking. Click here to get more information on overflow parking, daily free and pay lots, and the easiest skier parking options.
Breckenridge Ski Resort consists of 5 peaks for all levels of skiers and riders. Our local staff can help you discover everything Breckenridge has to offer. We highly recommend guests book their lift tickets in advance. Click here to get the best pricing on tickets available.
The mountain is even a blast in the summertime! There’s a fun park at the base of Peak 8 with an alpine slide, roller coaster, and a zipline!
White Water Rafting with Performance Tours: Follow this link for more information and a discount!
Performance Tours Rafting, Breckenridge’s first rafting company, has offered whitewater rafting trips for all ages and abilities since 1986! Performance Tours has been named “Best Rafting Company” in Summit County 7 times. Guests of Woodwinds Lodging receive an exclusive 15% discount and complimentary wetsuit packages when they book through this link or use the discount code WWSPT15.
Snowmobiling or dog sledding the backcountry with Good Times Adventures: Follow the link to book your dog sledding and snowmobiling adventure!
Why I Love Breckenridge
Breckenridge has started an ad campaign based on real responses from people explaining why they love Breckenridge. See the reasons we are such a popular destination or tell us your own reasons at BreckBecause.com or #breckbecause.
B Like Breckenridge
B Like Breckenridge is a movement in our awesome mountain town that has the goal of bringing people in the Breckenridge community together through acts of intention. It is a page dedicated to bettering ourselves by being thoughtful about how we interact with nature, wildlife, and one another. How can we do our part to protect our community and the nature that surrounds us? Click on the picture to dive further into the B Like Breckenridge movement.