Breckenridge, Colorado was just named by the Travel Channel as one of the top five locations to go snowboarding in the world! Not only is the state of Colorado incredible, but Breckenridge is tucked away in the middle of the mountains and is a beautiful cozy town. Perhaps that’s why it was listed with destinations like Lake Tahoe in California, Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Hokkaido, Japan and Wanaka, New Zealand. Breck was already known for its alpine beauty, great food, and of course the world-class skiing, but now it has been confirmed that the mountain is a snowboarder’s paradise. No wonder the population of this quaint mountain town skyrockets in the winter.
For many locals, the honor is no surprise. Over the past 20 years numerous snowboarding competitions have been held at the mountain, including World Cup races and events for the Dew Tour each year. Many athletes who participate in the Olympics, the Dew Tour, the X Games and more have winter homes in Breckenridge and hit the slopes on a daily basis.
Breckenridge is located at 9,600 feet and provides nearly 3400 feet of vertical. 31 lifts service 155 runs for over 2350 skiable acres. Even though the altitude may make you feel tired at first, it makes for amazing snow and a lot of it. So drink a lot of water, get some rest before the trip, and get on the slopes to enjoy the snow. The mountain is home to 5 terrain parks, a lot of groomed runs, and challenging, open bowls so whether you’re learning to snowboard for the first time or you’ve been riding expert terrain for years, you’re sure to find the perfect runs for your skill level.
Not familiar with the area? Breckenridge is nestled in the Rocky Mountains between several other Colorado ski towns. Flights into Denver International Airport service most of the US and much of the rest of the world, but once you’ve landed, it’s a straight shot up Interstate 70 – you’ll arrive in the town of Breckenridge in about two hours. Yes, you can rent a car, but why worry about driving in the snow and getting lost on the way to your hotel or condo when you can have someone else do the work? Peak 1 Express has shuttles for as low as $44. With exceptional drivers, top-notch guest service, plus safe and spacious Mercedes Sprinter vans, it’s easier, cheaper, and MUCH more relaxing than driving. Plan your trip to Breckenridge today, and let Peak 1 Express get you there!