If you are in the Northern Hemisphere as you are reading this, there is a good chance your thoughts have turned to winter pursuits. As holiday season and New Year’s come upon us, we often reflect on how we’ve spent our last year, and how we will spend the next. For many of us in the High Country, that inquiry comes back to this; “Did I ski enough powder?” The answer, of course, is always no. The clock is ticking. Book that ski vacation now.
There are so many flavors available within one ski season. Do you prefer the cracking, crisp energy of the brand new? Get here early- the snow coverage could be thinner than later in the season, but you’ll be rewarded with smaller crowds, and the palpable, early-season, first-day-of-school excitement.
Is high-energy hustle and bustle your thing? Holidays in ski towns are magical. Think: tiny lights dancing on freshly snowed upon branches as you sip a hot chocolate, with the perfect exhaustion of a long day spent sliding downhill with loved ones. Sidewalks full of wonder-eyed children, languages swirling around you, and warm light streaming out of the Victorian storefronts lining Main Street.
Spring Break. A whole other flavor available in a ski season! The welcoming back of warmer weather, and often deeper snow. Spring break equals hijinks and silly outfits, families reconnecting after the deep of winter, longer days and hot tub nights.
And then the much misunderstood late season. When suburban thoughts have turned back to soccer and end of school events, Ullr, God of Snow, is often just getting busy up here at altitude. Small crowds, deep spring snow under gentle skies, the unmistakable camaraderie of the hard core skiers.
In the words of many a proud ski bum, “It’s all good.”
So where to stay when you're buying in Breckenridge, or just making it home for a week or so? Breckenridge Associates Real Estate has put together a search tool for ski-in and ski-out properties in Summit County. You can narrow your search by town - Breckenridge, for example - or visit our neighborhood pages, like Slopeside Breck, or Shock Hill on Peak 8. Maybe you want to live in the designated Breckenridge Historic District.
Resources for Your Trip
There are many resources ready to help get you here. From full service tip-to-tail planning check out White Diamond Ski. Transportation, lodging, tickets, meals, activities, they can do it all.
Ski-in/Ski-Out hotels are available at the base of Peaks 7, Peak 8 and Peak 9. And local vacation rental outfits like Great Western Lodging will help you with both lodging and local recommendations and connections. If you’d prefer to go at it alone, VRBO and Airbnb and the like let you build your complete a la carte ski experience.
We wish you luck in your noble pursuit of powder. And we’ll see you out there.