Charming, lively, and exclusive, this ski resort town is a year-round destination.

Welcome to Breckenridge

Charming, lively, and exclusive, this ski resort town is a year-round destination
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range, this Colorado town is best known for its world-class ski resort and Gold Rush history. A former mining town, this charming area features many colorfully painted buildings from the 1880s along its Main Street, housing shops, galleries, and restaurants frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Filled with Victorian-style architecture and dominated by a ski and snowboard culture, this mountain town is home to the famed Breckenridge Ski Resort, which features five peaks of terrain that span nearly 3,000 acres and boasts the highest chairlift by altitude in North America.
The town itself is a laid-back vacation hub, so you’ll find tons of eclectic boutiques and après-ski activity. Grab a cup of cocoa and relax fireside in one of the many cozy cafés or attend one of the many annual festivals that draw residents together. Summer days should not be discounted in Breckenridge—there are many warm-weather gatherings to enjoy here as well.

What to Love

  • Best known for its world-class ski resort and Gold Rush history
  • Breckenridge real estate featuring Victorian-style architecture
  • Tasteful Breckenridge homes and condos for sale
  • Popular for both winter and summer recreation
  • A variety of fine Breckenridge houses for sale to choose from

People & Lifestyle - Living in Breckenridge

This small 5.3-square mile town is home to a permanent population of only 4,500 residents, but during ski season, Breckenridge’s peak daily population can exceed 39,000. The vibe here is laid-back, but the amenities are very modern. An active nightlife and regular outdoor activity are priorities for residents of this town.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Many high-end eateries and breweries dominate Breckenridge, CO. Local favorites include Breckenridge Distillery, widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, one of the most highly awarded crafted bourbons; Broken Compass Brewery, a locally famous taproom that has been serving residents since 2014; Clint’s Bakery, a great casual option for bagels, breakfast eats, sandwiches and desserts; and Briar Rose, an upscale choice for steaks, small plates, and a buzzy happy-hour scene.

Things to Do in Breckenridge

Many festivals and events are hosted annually in Breckenridge. Ullr Fest, an annual 10-day celebration of all things winter and snow, praises the Norse God of snow, Ullr, in hopes of a powder-filled ski season. Bonfires, parades, and snow sculpting contests are part of the fun.
Breckenridge Oktoberfest, the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains, takes place in late September and features more than 30 different genuine German food and beer vendors, Oompah dancers, and traditional polka music.
At the Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival, Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge transform into a beautiful, mountain-side vineyard with nearly 300 wines to choose from. A variety of small plates accompany each vintage. 
The Riverwalk Center, nestled in the heart of this historic mining town, is a multifaceted, award-winning performing arts facility and the focal point for Breckenridge’s summer activities. A beautiful setting for picnics, special events, or relaxing along the banks of the river, many residents and visitors gather here during the warm weather months.

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