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Breckenridge

Breckenridge, Colorado is a 150-year-old quaint Victorian town in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. It was founded August 10, 1859.

As one of the nation’s premier year-round resorts, Breckenridge offers an incredible selection of activities and world-class events. Whether the appetite is for fresh air and sunshine, playing hard and breaking a sweat, or the pursuit of fine art, music and a delicious meal, this historic mining town is alive with variety.

Summer offers 27 holes of unforgettable golf at the Breckenridge Golf Club, the only Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal golf course on the planet! Seeking a new adventure? Breckenridge is continually improving and expanding its recreational territory and trail network connecting the mountain town with seemingly endless Rocky Mountain wilderness. Breckenridge and the surrounding area have been praised as an up-and-coming fat-tire destination that offers trails and experiences for all abilities.

Summer also welcomes musical majesty to the Riverwalk Center from June through August as the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music F estival Orchestra provide classical concerts and ensemble performances.

Other summer activities to complete a stay in Breckenridge include fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding, historical walking/mining/museum tours, gallery visits, diverse cuisine and shopping in more than 150 stores on historic Main Street.

As the leaves change from green to vibrant gold, and snow approaches, Breckenridge offers a vast array of unique winter activities. The Breckenridge Ski Resort continues to be one of the most popular winter destinations for visitors from all over the United States and the world. More than 2,300 acres and 152 trails are covered annually with 300 inches of white gold. In addition to the downhill skiing and snowboarding on four mountain peaks, Breckenridge boasts miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. No matter the season, a trip to this Victorian mountain town delivers a memorable experience.

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Breckenridge's Historic Main Street features more than 80 restaurants and over 180 shops and boutiques, many reflecting the true Wild West with false front buildings and saloon entrances. In the background, Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10 blanket the town in a Rocky Mountain glow.
Breckenridge's Historic Main Street features more than 80 restaurants and over 180 shops and boutiques, many reflecting the true Wild West with false front buildings and saloon entrances. In the background, Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10 blanket the town in a Rocky Mountain glow.

Breckenridge Ski Resort is consistently ranked the top in Colorado and one of the top ten in North America. Skiers and Snowboarders love riding in the 2,208 acres of terrain especially on those powder days.
Breckenridge Ski Resort is consistently ranked the top in Colorado and one of the top ten in North America. Skiers and Snowboarders love riding in the 2,208 acres of terrainespecially on those powder days.

   
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