The first time I came to Breckenridge was exactly a year ago, and ever since I’ve been back and forward few times spending here over 4 months in a year.
What’s so special about it? I’m not going to lie; Breckenridge is one of many other ski-towns in the world. Then, why Breckenridge? The truth is that last year the reason was no other than the massive amount of snow they had, the excellent snowparks and all the international riders that came over to enjoy that, so it would be easy to work with them. But when I walked through Main Street for first time I knew it was something about this place besides all the lights and touristy shops. I met some fabulous people in the area. Breckenridge is like a little city in the heart of the Rocky Mountains where everything is possible.
Where to snowboard?
Obviously Breckenridge, but If you are going for more than a week, think about getting the local or epic season pass. It’s totally worth it and you can use it at Keystone, Beaver Creek, Vail, A-basin and you don’t even need a car to go there, there are free buses going pretty much to every resort in the County.
I must also recommend Copper Mountain and Woodward in Copper. So much fun!
Where to eat?
This is a tricky question! If you would ask my Norwegian friend Linn Haug she would answer clear and loud: Blue River Bistro. And the truth is that is an amazing restaurant, little fancy and pricy depending on your budget, but it’s totally worth it! Or you can always go for happy hour: 2 per 1 appetizers and martinis.
For a completely different story, such pizza, chicken wings and cheap beer definitely go to Northside. For the best happy hour deals, Mi Casa has 90 cents tacos, free nachos and chips & salsa, spicy chicken wings and great Margarita specials. Empire burger is a great option for an American lunch, and Mountain flying fish has the best Japanese food in town. Tapei Tokyo is a more economic option and still yummy for Asian food.
I can’t forget Soup’z On, by City Market. Grab some soup and Parmesan pepper bread and go sit by the river on a sunny day. It won’t get any better.
My favorite breakfast places are Colombine Cafe, Blue Moose and Daylight Donuts. Go to them all!
DO NOT go to Rasta Pasta and if you go to the Quandry get drinks but I wouldn’t recommend any food there.
Where to go out?
I would skip something really important if I wouldn’t talk about Breckenridge nightlife…
I like Rita’s to have a Tecate or a Margarita, or many of them. The Brown is kind of a chilled out place that I highly recommend. Salt Creek has some crazy parties during the winter, like the monthly 80’s night. It’s worth visiting.
And to keep it brief I’ll just finish talking about where you probably are going to end up your night: Cecilia’s dance floor.
Go ice-skating, Friday evening for disco ice-skating. Go meet some fit good-looking people at the rec center. Go shopping to the Silverthorne outlets. Go hike peak 6. Or just go walk through Main Street under the lights, but don’t forget to look up to the mountain every time you walk outside.