Lodging review: Breck’s One Ski Hill Place
Last year Breckenridge got its epicenter, and it’s located at the base of Peak 8. In a synergistic culmination of access, food, entertainment, and lodging, Peak 8 emerged as the resort’s hub, thanks to the grand opening of the luxurious One Ski Hill Place, a Rock Resort, the simultaneous tapping of kegs at the adjacent T-Bar, the resort’s only slopeside, full service bar, and the ribbon cutting at the expansive patio outside of One Ski Hill Grill.
Some history: When the resort opened on Peak 8 in 1961, the Bergendorf was the only building, a season pass for a family of five kids and two adults cost $400 (more expensive than today’s prices, when adjusted for inflation), and skiers rode T-Bars halfway up the mountain to a handful of roughly gladed slopes. In the decades to come, Breckenridge exploded into a European-style, high-alpine destination that draws millions of visitors each winter.
Today, One Ski Hill Place completes the lodging puzzle at Breck, a resort famed for its family friendliness but known to lack a truly upscale destination hotel. That all changed with One Ski Hill Place, “where luxury and location meet.”
Featuring all the luxuries synonymous with RockResorts, the hotel offers 24-hour concierge service, a ski valet, fine dining, and marble bathrooms with radiant floor heating—not to mention king size beds draped in fine linens and down comforters.
Its unparalleled location at the base Peak 8 renders it steps four chair lifts, the outdoor plaza, which accommodates 300 guests and features a heated deck and fireplace.
Inside is a grand lobby with a large, thee-sided fireplace. The grand living room contains a piano and plush furniture and offers amazing slopeside views. One Ski Hill Place also offers a full-service café and lounge, skier’s restaurant, and lively après-ski bar, as well as two family-friendly movie lounges, a game room, and a two-lane bowling alley.
Of course there’s also a state of the art fitness facility and aquatics center. The fitness facility features ellipticals and treadmills, and the aquatics center includes two indoor pools, an outdoor hot tub, and a fire pit.
There’s a spa, a sports massage center, complete with a steam room and sauna, and more.
All of which is to say: One Ski Hill Place has it all. Offering standard hotel rooms, suites, and fractional ownership properties, this high-end property caters to many needs.
– Rachel Walker