Winter Trip Planning

TRANSPORTATION: Getting to and from the airport, and around town.

  • Shuttles: Breckenridge offers a few roundtrip shuttle services (Summit Express, Fresh Tracks, Colorado Mountain Express). They will pick you up at the airport and can drop you off in front of your rental, or alternatively at the Gondola/Transfer Station. These can be expensive for big groups, as they run around $40-$65/person one way. If your group is larger you can inquire about group rental rates.

  • Rental Cars: If you do rent a vehicle, make sure it is tough in the snow (All Wheel or 4WD with snow tires).

  • Turo.com: A new service for vehicle owners to rent out their car. It is often cheaper than traditional rentals and they even offer airport service. A huge bonus: it’s easier to find All Wheel or 4WD vehicles. Click here for $25 off your first rental

  • Breck Free Ride: While you are in town, you should get familiar with the Free Ride Transit. Very reliable and can get you most places in town. 

  • Parking in town: Paid meters can be found on Main St, Ridge St., and parking lots in town. Visit Passport to get set up with paying the meters on your phone.


  • Lift Tickets: We recommend buying lift tickets as soon as possible, as prices increase closer to your date of travel. Click here to purchase. Vail never discounts their lift tickets so the only way to get a deal is to buy asap.

  • Gear: There are a ton of shops in town for gear rental. If you’re looking for a service to come to you, try out Ski Butlers. You can schedule a visit to your rental unit in advance and prices are very competitive with other storefronts. They've even provided our guests 15% off if you click the link provided above. Mountain Wave, Christy’s, Alpine, and Avalanche are all popular ski rental shops. Call ahead for pricing and pick a location nearest you.

  • Parking: Parking at the Gondola is $5 on weekdays and up to $12/day on Holidays. You can read more here.

  • Lessons: The resort offers a mixture of lessons, from children to adults. Learn more here.

  • Snow Report: You can stay up-to-date on the snow and weather report here.

  • Gondola & Peak 8: If anyone in your group is not up for the slopes, but still wants to enjoy what the mountain has to offer. The Gondola ride is free and Peak 8 offers restaurants and spots to hang out while your group enjoys the slopes.

LOCAL EVENTS: Breckenridge always has something fun going on, from the mountain to the art district.

OTHER WINTER ACTIVITIES: Looking for a different type of adventure?

  • Nordic Center: Snowshoe or Cross Country Skiing @ The Nordic Center - take your pick, the views are gorgeous either way. Check out Groupon, they sometimes have deals during ski season.

  • Ice Rink: Check out the public skating schedule and rates here.  

  • Snowshoe Trails: We recommend downloading the AllTrails app and filter by Snowshoeing. Here’s a quick list of great trails to consider.

  • Carter Park: A kid friendly local sledding hill, dog-friendly play area & heated picnic shelter. Located on the South end of High St

APRES SKIING: Some great places to get your apres on after a long day of skiing.

  • On the Mountain: If you’re at Peak 8 stop into the T-Bar, The Maggie at Peak 9, The Copper Top at Beaver Run, or the new Rustic-chic restaurant on Peak 7 'Sevens'. 

  • Breweries: Broken Compass is north on Airport Rd but worth the trip - it’s BYOF (bring your own food), but sometimes in the summer they have food trucks in the parking lot. They just won Best of Summit and have a fantastic selection of beer and laid back atmosphere. The Breckenridge Brewery is south of town and offers a full menu and service.

  • Dining & Happy Hours: You can check out our other full dining recommendations at Brecktrip.co/breckfood