Welcome to Breckenridge
The paramount of winter sports, mountain luxury living, and year-round family fun
The paramount of mountain fun and luxury ski-in, ski-out living is right here in Breckenridge. Home styles here range from mountain modern, alpine elegant, and lodge-style estates to lavish condominiums – sure to please and with mountain living in mind. Known for its skiing, the area boasts many properties that offer ski-in access, but what else does Breckenridge have for you? For thrill-seekers and families alike, there are three alpine slides, cross-country, downhill snow sports, summer festivals of all kinds, and shopping galore on Main Street.
What to Love
- World-class skiing for all ages and experience levels
- Spectacular shopping
- Great choices for dining
- Established arts and entertainment district
- Excellent golfing
The community vibe here in “Breck” is hard to beat. Year-round, countless festivals, art shows, and live entertainment options are hosted to unite the community. The Breckenridge Film Festival, Ullr Fest, and even an Independence day festival bring residents and guests out to enjoy the best events and company.
The area has many young professionals and families, with abundant opportunities for work, play, and school. In fact, the great schools and outdoor family fun are some of the reasons many people come to Breckenridge to stay. On top of the best outdoor excitement, there is also a fantastic selection of shops, fine dining, and local bars to lend to an urban feel and enticing nightlife.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The cleverly named Rootstalk opened here in Breckenridge in 2020 and has been an absolute treasure. Chef Vawter's ingredient-focused menus show off their team's skill and love for the art of culinary design. With a night full of small multi-course tasting menus with perfect drink pairings or even just a small bite at the bar, Rootstalk won't disappoint. Just a couple blocks off Main Street sits Hearthstone Restaurant, one of the most romantic spots in Breckenridge. Hearthstones home is a beautiful Victorian-era home that has been its location since its conception in 1989. They are the local's choice for wild game, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and more.
Blue River Bistro is an elegant yet more casually sophisticated restaurant. They serve elevated American dishes alongside artisanal wines and fresh cocktails. The menus stay seasonal, so every time you experience Blue River, you experience the best of the season's offerings. For a quick bite or pick me up, Cool River Coffee House offers breakfast and lunch all day and a selection of homemade bakery items.
Up-scale menus meet the perfect spot for post-ski meet-ups and rooftop patio drinks here at Modis. The seasonal menus aren't limited to the food, and they love to switch up their cocktail menus and keep them fresh. You will be longing for more of this when you leave Modis. The creators of BoLD have affectionately and correctly named this fantastic establishment. BoLD starts the day off right with an elevated breakfast menu and then switches to Mediterranean-inspired dishes to delight all.
Things to Do
Every year in August, wine enthusiasts from around the world come to Breckenridge to participate in the Wine Classic. Winemakers and lovers enjoy small bites, unique wines, and beautiful weather and scenery. September brings cooler weather and the annual Breck Film Festival. The Breck Film Society hosts many incredible films to showcase and premiere as well as choose whose films make the cut for "best of" in categories like adventure, human spirit, and documentary. A prized possession of Breckenridge is the National Repertory Orchestra. This outstanding symphony not only hosts entertainment for the area but offers training programs and master classes for young musicians.
Skiing the best slopes is the highlight of Breckenridge, and it's because this area does not disappoint even the most experienced skiers. The Breckenridge Ski Resort has five expertly maintained peaks for the best and safest experience. Or, if downhill skiing isn't what you're looking for, you can check out the Breckenridge Nordic Center and enjoy some cross-country skiing. Providing the most exceptional experiences in adaptive sports is Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Serving the Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper Mountain Resorts, their intelligent and ingenious staff provide safe and fulfilling outdoor fun for those of all abilities and interests.
A day of adventure can be spent in many places here, but one place you will be dying to go back to time and time again is the Breckenridge Distillery. Pure Rocky Mountain mineral water and the highest elevation distillery in the world lend to the best whiskies around. They also have a restaurant on site that is sure to please with elevated American dishes perfectly paired with their in-house whisky.