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“just great - all around!”

Breckenridge Ski Resort
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Breckenridge Epic Discovery Pass
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Owner description: Four huge peaks, five terrain parks, three half-pipes, two high-speed six passenger SuperChairs, a top-notch Ski & Ride School, the highest chairlift in North America, unparalleled grooming, exciting events, and a historic mining town with endless shopping, dining and nightlife!
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“just great - all around!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

great mountain, great trails, great snow, great lifts, great service, great ski school for the kids! only thing I would change would be lower the price point and improve the food choices... but I think that is universal for all ski areas!

Visited February 2013
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Charlotte, NC
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139 reviews
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“Lots of choices for every skier in the family”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Can get a bit busy, but you can find runs on the mountain that you'll have to yourself. As opposed to many other mountains in Colorado, the difficulty of the slopes here are over-rated (compared to east-coast runs, they are comparable) For example, Blues at Breck are comparable to Greens at Vail or Aspen. So be careful what you ski when you try out other slopes! One (?new) option that is included in 2013 ticket prices is the ability to use them at other resorts (like keystone) and for longer stays at Vail as well.

Visited March 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“An Accident Waiting to Happen”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Just returned from 40 days skiing Sumwhat County. I used to live on Peak 8. Breckenridge was a quaint town in the past. It's become a Denver day trip and a mess on the mountain. Too much traffic on the roads and the slopes. The slopes on the weekends are extremely crowded and some runs outright dangerous with inexperienced skiers traveling too fast for conditions and too many skiers trying to ski the same lines. It's become an amusement park for Denver and no longer a real ski resort. And I didn't really see ski patrol doing much to control speeders. The snow in Jan-Feb was marginal at best. Thin to no coverage in the bowls and bare spots appearing daily on the lower runs where snowboarders were scraping the thin coverage away. By the end of our stay conditions improved marginally. Too many hotdogs with no ability thinking "go fast" without skills means they are experts. And Vail Resorts has the kahunas to charge what they do for a daily ticket. Vail Mtn and BC was marginally better during our stay. Keystone wasn't much better on all points, and poor A-Basin the storms kept skirting the resort.
Sorry to sound so negative about my old home, but it's just too over run.

Visited February 2013
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Morgan B, Manager at Breckenridge Ski Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hello Craig-
We're sorry to hear you had a bad experience at Breckenridge. We really put safety as our number one priority on the mountain and it sounds like you experienced a lot of speeders on the runs you were on. That's not something we accept and will look out for it more. We appreciate you speaking up and we 'll try to address your concerns as best we can for the rest of the season.

In terms of the day ticket price, it can definitely be pricey if you walk up to the window to purchase -- getting it online at least 7 days in advance can save a ton of money and is definitely the recommended way to go (or to just get a season pass).

Please let us know if you have any other concerns with the resort and we really hope we see you back here soon.
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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
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“Love the town, love the slopes”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Breckenridge has become my favorite snowboard destination, because the snow has always been good, the town has a variety of great little restaurants, and the slopes are varied. I'm an advanced snowboarder, but I really just like to play on black diamonds. Peak 10 and most of the bowls are perfect for me. In February, I taught my brother how to snowboard, and I realized that it's also a great learning mountain. Lots of wide open spaces. He picked it up quickly, and we had a great week. Caution to new skiers and boarders: It is difficult to navigate from peak to peak due to some flat spaces. And stay away from the Vail-owned restaurants. They are double the price. We packed our own snacks and stuck to hot chocolate.

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“possibly the best ski resort in the world”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

amazing powder snow. Proper town picturesque town, not a fake 'Disney world' style resort. great runs, miles and miles of terrain. You can have the slopes to yourself midweek, and even when the locals think its 'busy' by European standards, its never busy.
if Breck isnt enough for you, you can visit Vail (an hour drive away) on the same ski pass. The back bowls at vail on a powder day are astonishingly amazing. Stay in Breck and explore from there.

Visited February 2013
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