History of Breckenridge

Peak 9 is open

The story behind trail names at Breckenridge

You may have noticed that many of Breckenridge’s 187 trails have odd names (Devil’s Crotch anybody? We’re not gonna touch on that one). Unsurprisingly, most of them date back to the area’s mining history, founders and famous historical figures. Let’s look at a few … Peak 8 When Breckenridge Ski Resort was born in 1961,… 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

Ullr Fest

Ullr Festival preview: what to expect

The 53rd annual Breckenridge Ullr Festival kicks off this winter on January 13th-16th. Here’s a preview of what to expect. My first Ullr Festival experience was ten years ago. It involved beer and a bunch of half-naked men running down Main Street in sub-zero temps with Viking hats on as the sun set over Breckenridge…. Read More


Breck opens for the 2015-2016 season tomorrow [video]

It is almost here…..Almost. Breck opens in under 24 hours, and we couldn’t be any more excited. The long warm summer is over and the slopes are once again covered in snow and ready to be put to use. Breck is a truly amazing place to ski, its not everywhere that you can say their… Read More


Breckenridge’s rich history of athletes

From Olympic skiers and skeleton racers to mountaineering champs and X Games medalists, Breck has always been a hot-spot for the world’s best. Since Breckenridge Ski Resort first opened in 1961, it has served as a stomping ground and an incubation zone for a steady lineup of winter sports stars. Actually, the resort itself wouldn’t… Read More


Explore the History of Breck!

Starting out as a vibrant mining community, Breckenridge, Colorado is immersed in rich history with tales of ghosts, Indians, miners striking it rich, and tales of woe.   The Brown Hotel Sitting among over 350 buildings in Breck’s Historic District, is The Brown Hotel and Restaurant. Remaining in operation since 1895, The Brown is filled… Read More

Trygve Berge founder of Breckenridge

Meet Trygve Berge, founder of Breck [video]

Things looked a bit different around Breck in 1960. There was no ski lift or ski runs. Town had just a few shops and no pavement. Mining had been the primary industry in the area. Fast forward to 2015 and skiing is our main business and something we’ve put a stake in the ground around…. Read More

The town of Breckenridge

A mountain town timeline: Breck characters, events & ski industry evolution

Our prosperous Colorado ski town was once a mining payday hotbed stacked with boarding houses, base camps, and – count ‘em – 18 saloons. Eventually, the treasure hunt dried up and visionaries spun white gold into the legendary vacation destination we know and love. Take a trip through time with this Breckenridge historic highlight reel:… Read More


Ullr Fest at Breck

Monday brought 5 inches of new snow to Breck, which comes in perfect time to celebrate our Norse god of the snow, Ullr. The week of Jan. 11-17, the Town of Breckenridge comes alive with week long festivities in honor of Ullr as a way to recognize and please him, and hope he smiles down… Read More

Ullr Costume Breckenridge

Ullr: The man, the myth, the snow god legend

January in Breckenridge ushers in the peak of ski season and, naturally, a time of reflection and thanks aimed at our beautiful surroundings. All of this fresh New Year glory — and the deep-rooted reflex to yearn for more snow — are encompassed in Breck’s most anticipated winter event, Ullr Fest Jan. 11–17. Steeped in… Read More