Drive into the downtown strip of Breckenridge, and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into an Alpine villa across oceans of time. Having preserved much of its silver mining heritage, Breckenridge more resembles an Austrian town than many Austrian towns do today. Often dubbed “Breckenfridge” by locals for the cold weather up top the mountain in winter (which of course keeps the snow where you want it), this is one little resort getaway that never feels like a resort town.
Friendly locals and a down-home atmosphere year round, this little town is a mountain paradise summer or winter. A mecca for whitewater rafters and kayakers in search of the ultimate thrill on the Blue River, fly fisherman who flock to the calm waters of the reservoir and of course skiers and snowboarders come winter for the epic snow conditions, Breckenridge has everything you need to make your vacation in the mountains, well, epic.