An Introduction To Breckenridge Colorado
Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge, Colorado is the perfect place to relax and enjoy life. With temperatures ranging from 28 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, have the locals saying, “We came here for the skiing, but the summers are why we stay.”
Breckenridge offers recreation activities all year around. The winters come alive with skiing, ice skating and a variety of winter carnivals, festivals and events including various ski and snowboard competitions. In the summer you can enjoy kayaking, golfing, biking, hiking/trails, nature series and cultural arts. The great scenery, a wonderful climate and variety of activities make Breckenridge a year-round resort for every interest.
Breckenridge real estate offers homes, condos, townhouses, and land. The luxury properties are the highlights of Breckenridge. From the premier mountain community of The Highlands, to the beautiful homes of Summit Estates, and gorgeous views of Shock Hill, this is a dream come true.
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An exquisite vacation destination, Breckenridge is known for luxury accommodations, resorts and lodging. You have literally thousands of options for Breckenridge lodging and rental homes at your disposal. From high end options ranging around $1,000 per night to more simple rentals in the $200 a night range.
A Skier’s Paradise
During the 2005-2006 ski season, Breckenridge Ski Resort hosted more than 1.4 million skiers and riders. The resort offers skiing and snowboarding for all levels with more than 2,200 acres spread across four interconnected mountains and can accommodate over 18,000 visitors on peak days. With bumps, chutes and bowls, the wide diversity of the terrain challenges the most advanced skiers. For the less advanced the resort offers plenty of “skier friendly” terrain. Breckenridge Ski Resort also offers 27 lifts, including six high-speed quad superchairs and two six-person high-speed lifts that access 146 trails. A variety of ski and snowboard lessons, several “on mountain” dining options, and four terrain parks and pipes are offered. The resort is also open during the summer and the slopes are used for hiking, scenic chairlift rides, the ‘SuperSlide’ and mountain biking. The human maze, climbing wall, quad power jump, ziplines, alpine barbecue, and a children center are other attractions offered during the summer.
The Breckenridge Golf Course is the only municipality owned, Jack Nicklaus-designed 27 hole golf course. The original course, Beaver-Bear opened in 1985 with 18 championship holes and during the 2001 summer golf season another nine holes, called the Elk, were added. The new Elk holes offered more elevation change than the original 18.
Located in a beautiful mountain valley, the clubhouse sits at an elevation of 9,324′. At this elevation there is less air resistance and the golf ball flies farther and straighter than at lower elevations. The course offers four sets of tees so that each golfer may select the challenge best suited for their game. The Beaver-Bear rotation course has the second most difficult course rating in the state which plays 7,276 yards and has a course rating of 73.3 with a slope rating of 150.