Breckenridge Recreation

Breckenridge More Than a Great Ski Town

There was a time in the not-too-distant past, longtime Breckenridge residents say, when a dog could lie in Main Street all day and not be bothered by a car. The population was 393 in 1960, on the verge of becoming a ghost town after the collapse of mining.

Today, it’s the postcard of a Colorado ski town, drawing visitors from around the world for skiing, shopping and mountain splendor. In winter, you’re almost as likely to share the chairlift with someone from Europe as from Colorado. Just more than two hours’ drive from Colorado Springs, Breckenridge is a great weekend destination, even if you don’t ski or snowboard.

Click here to read about all the Winter Activities in Breckenridge.

USA Pro Cycling Comes to Aspen, Breck, Steamboat, Vail in 2013

USA Pro Challenge officials unveiled the 2013 host cities. After a year off, Steamboat Springs will host the Stage 3 finish August 21 and the Stage 4 start August 22. Steamboat the finish of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge host in 2011.  USA Pro Cycling Challenge attracts some of the best cyclist in the world and it definitely puts Colorado on the map for pro cycling.

The 2013 host cities and stages are:

Aug. 19 — Stage 1: Aspen/Snowmass Circuit
Aug. 20 — Stage 2: Aspen/Snowmass to Breckenridge
Aug. 21 — Stage 3: Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs
Aug. 22 — Stage 4: Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek
Aug. 23 — Stage 5: Vail Time Trial
Aug. 24 — Stage 6: Loveland to Fort Collins
Aug. 25 — Stage 7: Denver Circuit

When this caravan of cycling excitement came through in 2011, the city was electric and the races were quite a spectacle. Click here for more info on the USA Pro Challenge.