Monthly Archives: January 2016

11 inch storm means great conditions [video]

Snow-lovers were rewarded greatly with a storm and powder day to close out January! Breck reported 11 inches of new snow this morning with 9 of those inches falling overnight. This snowfall brings us to 22 inches in the past 7 days leaving the mountain with powder conditions all over and a 55 inch base. You… Read More

Tips for President’s Day weekend in Breck

So you’ve decided to get to Breck this holiday weekend.  What can you expect?  If you’re looking for a vacation comparable to FDR’s tenure or more along the lines of William Henry Harrison’s, here are some tips to make your visit run as smoothly as possible. It’s not just a holiday weekend for you, it’s a holiday… Read More

Want to hear a secret? Visit in February [video]

Here’s a little secret… One of the most frequent questions we get at Breck has to be, “When is the best time to visit?” This is a tough one, as there is always something happening at the mountain, in town, or with the weather bringing us something nice. Without a doubt though, if powder is… Read More

Terrain-Based Learning at Breckenridge

I learned to ski in 1985, when at age 10, and I remember vividly the fear of falling. Feeling like a deer on ice, I tried to follow my instructor’s tips and figure out this thing called “snow plow.” It took quite a while. Fortunately today’s beginners—especially those at Breckenridge—don’t have to endure the same arduous… Read More

Fresh snow, beautiful sun in January [video]

It was another glorious day here at Breckenridge, with six fresh inches reported this morning, plus sunshine and blue skies to compliment. Given all the recent storms, Breckenridge’s snow totals now stand at 36 inches in the past seven days, and there truly isn’t a spot on the mountain that isn’t skiing at it’s very… Read More

Breckenridge Family Lifestyle 2011/2012

Top 10 Tips for Skiing as a Family

When my sons were born, in 2010 and 2012, respectively, my husband and I had no doubt ours would be a skiing family. Skiing was how we met, and our relationship thrived and grew in the mountains and on the slopes. So we started our kids young. They’re still young, but the many days we’ve… Read More

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Ullr brings powder to the North Bowl [video]

Well, its seems the Ullr Festivities really do work there magic. We received seven inches of powder in 24 hours, 5-6 of which fell overnight. Skiers and riders lined up early after being awoken by the sounds of ski patrol blasts getting the mountain ready for the day, and were treated to some excellent snow… Read More

Ullr delivers 7 inches of new snow [video]

Breckenridge called and Ullr delivered: 7 inches of the fluffy stuff fell in the last 24 hours, with even more falling this morning and afternoon. We headed up Spruce to get an early run in and tackle some of that untouched powder. Buttery turns on the fresh powder made this run extra fun. If you’re… Read More

Interview with the sculpting team

Behind the scenes: Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships The 26th annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships get underway this week with teams from around the globe ready to transform 22-ton frozen blocks into intricate works of art. Team USA-Colorado/Breckenridge captain Keith Martin shares 5 carving truths: Solid flake foundation Even though it’s called a snow… Read More