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Lodging review: Breck’s One Ski Hill Place

One SKi Hill Place Peak 8 Winter

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.”

One Ski HIll Place hotel roomFeaturing 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

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