Old Breckenridge wooden structure in greyscale
Aerial view of snow-covered Breckenridge and its ski slopes during winter.

Breckenridge, Colorado, is truly one-of-a-kind. Nowhere else will you find an abundance of history combined with new-age excitement from the presence of the ski resort. We’ve outlined some of the most intriguing Breckenridge mountain facts and stats for you to digest:

Mountain Facts and Stats:

Location & transportation 

Breckenridge sits two hours west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 2.5 hours northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). From Denver, visitors drive 98 miles (159 km) west via I-70, then take exit 203 (Highway 9) south nine miles to Breckenridge. From Colorado Springs, visitors drive 110 miles (178 km) west through South Park and over Hoosier Pass, or via I-25 to C-470 to I-70. Regularly scheduled shuttles, limousines and car rentals are available. Call 888-697-7824 to book.

Around town transportation

Free public transport is available in Breckenridge via the Breckenridge Free Ride and around Summit County via the Summit Stage.

Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge Ski Resort spans five peaks with 34 lifts including the highest chairlift in North America. Click here for more information about the mountain.

Fast Facts

  • 2: Nordic Centers
  • 88: Restaurants and bars
  • 188: Shops and boutiques
  • 300 days: Yearly average sunshine
  • 353 inches: Yearly average snowfall
  • 1859: Year Breckenridge founded
  • 3,000: Estimated number of units – hotel/condo/B&B/private homes
  • 4,631: Permanent population
  • 12,840 feet: Summit of Imperial Express, highest chairlift in North America
  • 9,600 feet: Breckenridge Distillery – highest distillery in the world


  • Base: 9,603 feet / 2,927 meters
  • Summit: 12,998 feet / 3,962 meters

Average summer temperature

  • Day: 70 degrees F (21 degrees C)
  • Night: 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)

Average winter temperature

  • Day: 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C)
  • Night: 15 degrees (-9 degrees C)

Town Size

  • 3,702 acres / 5.5 square miles
  • 3,900 acres of open space property
  • 41 acres of community parks

Media contact: Austyn Dineen, [email protected] or 970-453-5064

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