Ski in Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge was founded in 1859, but skiing didn’t arrive here until 1961, and the quaint town has been a top destination for powder hounds—not to mention a growing cohort of the super-rich—ever since.
Ski into the T-Bar, situated at the base of Peak 8, for a burger or a beer after a day on the slopes. Continue the evening by toasting Breckenridge’s history as a mining town at the Gold Pan Saloon, the oldest operating bar in Summit County. Finish your night at Cecilia’s Martini Bar and Nightclub, which features live DJs, a walk-in humidor, and bottle service. Stop by the Breckenridge Distillery in the morning for a free tour and an eye-opener of locally made whiskey, vodka, gin, or rum.
Stay at One Ski Hill Place, where all accommodations feature private patios or balconies with unparalleled views of the Rockies. There’s a private bowling alley downstairs, an outdoor area with private hot tub and fireplace, three restaurants, and a sports massage center. Guests at the Crystal Peak Lodge can choose from a range of luxurious one- to four-bedroom condo apartments with full kitchens and fireplaces. This ski-in/ski-out property is also located just steps from the BreckConnect Gondola and Independence Superchair.
Hand-cut local beef and game, as well as a wine list with nearly 200 bottles from around the world, can be found at chef Michael Halpin’s award-winning Hearthstone Restaurant, located in a historic Breckenridge home originally built for a butcher who immigrated to Breckenridge from Germany in the late 1800s. At Relish, chef-owner Matthew Fackler and chef Clint Ketchum have created a menu featuring “Colorado-inspired cuisine,” like maple-brined pork loin cutlets and pecan crusted ruby red trout.