What’s new at Breck over the past five years

If it’s been a few years since you last vacationed in or visited Breckenridge, there have been a few exciting changes in the town and on the mountain. Here’s a look at what’s new and improved at Breck over the past five years.

Getting here is easier.

With newly widened Interstate I-70 and Colorado Highway 9, complete with new roundabouts at key interchanges, travelling to Breck has been never been easier or faster– meaning you’ll spend less time in the car and more time on the mountain. Make sure to follow CDOT (the Colorado Department of Transportation) and Go I-70 on Twitter to stay up-to-date on traffic to and from the mountain.

A whole new peak.

Doug P Family Peak 6There are now not just four but FIVE peaks to play on at Breck. Intermediate to advanced skiers and riders will love the high alpine bowl terrain of Peak 6. A mix of blue and black runs, spend your day exploring the newly added 543 acres. Riders rejoice, Breck has begun snowmaking operations on the new peak, fingers crossed that Mother Nature does the same.

A New lunch spot on the slopes.

New options for on-hill dining include the all-new Overlook Restaurant on Peak 9. With homemade, comfort-food inspired dishes, refuel your body and take in the astounding vistas. The “American comfort food” menu features many locally sourced Colorado items, such as the elk brat or bison short rib sandwich.

New features on the award-winning EpicMix app.

Breckenridge EpicMix Racing

Ever wondered how many runs you take in a day, or how many vertical feet you’ve skied? EpicMix is an ever-evolving app that let’s you make the best out of your mountain experience. Track your vertical feet and share photos from your day on Facebook. Race Olympian Lindsey Vonn or monitor your progress in ski school. Available with every pass purchased, and at all Epic Pass resorts, start tracking your season now.

Last season, EpicMix released the brand new EpicMix Guide program, allowing you to input you skill level and goals for the day, and planning your perfect day on the mountain. Get route recommendations, lunch suggestions and more with this customized app. Coming this season is EpicMix Time – a breakthrough technology for the ski industry. The new feature will use anonymized, crowd-sourced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals to estimate lift line wait times at your favorite resorts, including every lift at Breck this season.

New town establishments.

Town of Breckenridge in the WinterNeed a day-off from the hill? From boutiques to bars to restaurants, there are new hot spots popping up all over Breck.

Want to enjoy a fine brew? Check Broken Compass, located off Airport Road, for a delicious craft beer brewed by Breck locals. With recent awards at the Great American Brew Fest, we recommend the Coconut Porter and Chili Pepper Pale Ale. Unwind with a game of Connect Four or Trivial Pursuit while relaxing in the seat of an old chairlift.

If wind and cold temps are keeping you inside, spend a relaxing afternoon at the Breckenridge Library and Community Center on Harris Street. A registered landmark, the building was once a schoolhouse in the early 1990s. Included in the redesign is the upgraded local theater, The Speakeasy. Click here for local showings.

The Arts District is another exciting new addition to Breckenridge town life. Recent renovations created a campus on the corner of Ridge Street and Washington to house local artists, hold workshops, tours and open studios. Interested in taking a class or catching an exhibit? Browse current offerings on their site.

– Jess Ambrogi-Yanson

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