Is Breckenridge Ski Resort good for kids?

Continually recognized as one of the top kid-friendly ski resorts, Breckenridge makes it easy for children to enjoy their time, both on and off the mountain.

Is Breckenridge Ski Resort good for beginners?

There are plenty of beginner runs and easy-to-ride magic carpets and chairlifts throughout the ski resort that make Breckenridge a great destination for people looking to learn how to ski or snowboard. The bottom areas of Peak 8 and Peak 9 are the main Breckenridge beginner skiing zones.

Is Breckenridge or Vail better for kids?

Vail will be better….more family friendly things such as Adventure Ridge. Breckenridge is certainly cheaper than Vail. You’ll have weekend crowds at any of these resorts, but Vail is significantly larger. The kids will be in ski school and have a great time at all the resorts!

Is skiing in Breckenridge hard?

There are slopes of all difficulty levels in Breckenridge. The runs on Peak 7, 8, 9 and 10 lead down through forest aisles to the valley. In the lower area, the slopes are primarily easy to very easy. The higher you go, the more challenging the slopes become.

Does Breckenridge have a bunny slope?

Summit County is home to four ski areas: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain Resort and Keystone Resort. All four ski areas have designated bunny hills or beginner areas as well as green or easy-rated runs to graduate to.

Do you need goggles for beginner ski?

As a beginner skier, you won’t need to purchase your own skis and boots like I do as it’s much easier to rent. You will, however, need basic skiing essentials like thin layers, pants, helmets, and goggles, and even smaller items that even seasoned skiers might forget like lip balm with SPF and hand warmers.

What should I wear for first time skiing?

There’s no need for expensive, fancy ski clothes your first time skiing. As long as you have a turtleneck, a sweater or a fleece jacket, and some kind of insulating pants (no denim, though) to wear under a winter jacket and waterproof snow pants, you should be warm enough. A pair of winter gloves is a good idea, too.

Is Breckenridge a good ski area for beginners?

Whether you are a beginner or advanced terrain park skier or rider, Breckenridge has an area for your level. Before you hop on that first lift, take some time to look over a trail map.

What to do in Breckenridge in cold weather?

The cold weather is a battery killer, so keep you phone in an internal pocket and with a hand warmer if your phone can’t take the low temperatures. If you are an intermediate or advanced skier looking to get to know Breckenridge better, consider a complimentary Ski with a Ranger tour.

Is there parking at the Breckenridge Ski Resort?

There are multiple parking lots that vary from slope side, to in-town via gondola, to free parking outside of town via a shuttle. The Breckenridge Ski Resort lots are now managed by Breck Park. You can pay by smartphone app (or by kiosk on site) and even reserve preferred parking in advance.

What are the best Breckenridge parks for kids?

As previously mentioned, Riperoo’s Forest and the Haunted Forest are two kiddo favorites at Breckenridge. Both are located off the QuickSilver Super Chair from Peak 9 and wind their way through open forest glades. On Peak 8, Dragon Tail offers medieval fun as you enter through ‘Ski-A-Lot castle’ and pass the giant, friendly dragon.