By: Geoff Johnson
As the end of the spring semester is in sight and finals a few weeks away, college students from all over the country take some time off from studying and get some rest and relaxation for a week usually in late March or early April. While most students in America will head to the nearest beach, people often forget or are unaware that there is still prime skiing at that time of the year.
Whether you are taking a break from university or the whole family is getting out of town for some quality time together, Spring Break is a great time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
All of Colorado’s ski resorts will be open and still have great snow during Spring Break. For those looking to hit the slopes for spring break, Breckenridge is where you should go, and here’s why!
Breckenridge is relatively easy to travel to
College Students: First, Breckenridge is easier and more affordable to get to than many of the other resorts. You can hop on a shuttle right at the airport and be at your hotel in just a few hours without burning a hole in your wallet! Some resorts like Crested Butte and Telluride require a good amount of extra travel time and cost.
Families: Getting the entire family ready for a ski vacation can be challenging. Make it easier by hoping on a shared shuttle or reserving a private for the family and stop along the way to get groceries. Once you get dropped off at your door, vacation will commence.
Whether you are a student or the whole family, getting to your destination can be challenging. Snow storms, traffic, and accidents can hinder vacation, so we recommend letting the professionals take you to and from the airport.
Don’t spend a fortune on your Spring Break
As far as cost go, Breckenridge is one of the more wallet friendly destinations. When comparing the prices of lodging and lift tickets at Breckenridge versus Vail or Beaver Creek, you are going to be able to spend less.
College students: We know that ski vacations don’t always seem affordable, but when booking in advance and looking for deals, Breckenridge can make for an unforgettable Spring Break that doesn’t break the bank.
Families: Traveling with kids can add up, but luckily in Breckenridge there are plenty of free activities for children. They also get a discount on shuttles and lift tickets.
Explore everything the town as to offer
Breckenridge also has an incredible downtown, and everyone and anyone will find a place that suits them in town.
College Students: Main street Breckenridge is filled with great restaurants and shops. But unlike some of the other mountain towns, Breckenridge has a great night life scene. Dozens of bars are open late with great atmospheres. Breckenridge is a great place for students to meet others from all over the country and world that also wanted to hit the slopes during their break from their studies!
Families: In addition to plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from, there are so many activities just for the kids. Visit the Children’s Museum or the Breckenridge Arts District for arts and crafts.
One of the best features is Breckenridge’s free transportation. The high-altitude of the Rocky Mountains can make questionable road conditions.
College Students: Also, a few adult beverages will have a much stronger effect in the mountains. The city has an amazing transportation system call the “free ride” that can get you anywhere you need to go in town! And if you’re looking to go a little further for the day, like skiing in Keystone or shopping in Frisco, Summit County has a free bus system called the “Summit Stage” that can get you anywhere in the county! With these free transportation systems, no student will have to get behind a wheel while they are here!
Families: Another big reason to use the free transportation is the limited parking in Breckenridge. The bus will take you exactly where you need to go without having to hike around town from a parking spot.
Large Ski Area with Highest Chair Lift in North America
Lastly, students should come to Breckenridge for the world-class skiing.
College Students: One of the bigger ski areas in the country, Breckenridge has endless terrain for all experience levels. For those who like black diamond runs, Breckenridge is home to the Imperial Express Chairlift is the highest chairlift in the world and takes you to the famous Imperial Bowl, lake Chutes, and Peak 7 Bowl!
Families: Breckenridge is one of the most kid friendly resorts in Colorado. There are plenty of ski areas just for the kids, and there are great ski instructors who will spend the day with them, while the parents check out different terrain.
So, forget the beach this year for your spring break and head to Breckenridge and have a the best spring break ever!