Colorado’s resort towns are booming, and not because of the fresh pow. There has never been more to see and do in these so-called “seasonal ski spots” than now, which are evolving into year-round communities. With the increase of telecommuting, and an entirely new generation of employees and business owners working remotely, resort towns are seeing a surge of activity from buyers, not only looking for second-home escapes, but also to set up primary residences in the mountains.
Despite the population increase, much of the state’s resort town charms remain the same – world-class skiing, memorable après-ski, and an abundance of trendy bars, boutiques, and cultural attractions worthy of their own Instagram account. Ask any local and they’ll tell you the same thing, nothing beats Colorado’s mountain lifestyle. Today, we put the spotlight on Breckenridge.
At the base of Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range sits Breckenridge – a town steeped in Gold Rush history and long known as a mecca of alpine activity. Today, Breckenridge is a year-round resort town with something for everyone. On GoBreck.com, the authority on local event information and weekend itineraries, visitors and residents alike are enticed with a month-by-month guide of things to do. From the quirky Ullr Festival, to the International Snow Sculpture Competition, to white-water rafting, biking, golfing, and skiing, you’ll never get bored.
Of course, the excitement of opening day at Breckenridge Ski Resort is something to experience. And at the holidays? It’s like living in a snow-globe as snow-covered trees and twinkling lights illuminate historic Main Street. From gold-medal fly fishing, to a thriving culinary scene, to incredible music events, Breckenridge is one of the top places to live, work, and play in Colorado. To sweeten the deal, it’s only a short drive from the Front Range, for those looking to make it their home away from home on the weekend!
Breckenridge Brewery has been a favorite since it opened its doors back in 1990. What was once a small brewpub has grown into one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation. Stop in for a sampler and traditional pub fare that will have you coming back for more.
For those who want to shake off the winter chill, pop into one of the area’s famed coffee shops like Cuppa Joe, The Crowne Café, or Cool River Coffee House for a warm up. Nothing beats taking a stroll down Main Street, coffee in hand, while shopping for a special treat to take home. And for those new to the lifestyle, Carver’s Ski Shop is a welcomed surprise. The family owned and operated ski shop has been outfitting residents and newcomers since 1995, and prides itself on serving all manner of mountain sports.