Employees Respond: What is one place or activity you recommend visitors to Breckenridge go see or experience?

Summer in Breckenridge is a time to get out and enjoy perfect weather and be active! We live here because we love the mountain lifestyle and couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate it than getting out and doing something. See what our employee’s favorite activities are and try one the next time you are out in Breckenridge.

Copper Mountain has a very cool outside Mountain Top worship service. Located at the top of the Eagle Lift just below the restaurant Solitude Station. The location is beautiful big open Log Structure incredible mountain view. The church service is open Denomination Christian. The service is every Sunday during the ski season at 12:30Pm. People can go to guest services and just tell them you want a one ride ticket to go to the mountain top service and they will let you ride for free with a down lift. The summer service is Sunday at 11:am any Sunday the lift is running.  The service is very upbeat fun and about 30 minutes total.  Dale Holland, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Director of Maintenance

I just took my 5 year old daughter on the Gold Run Roller Coaster on Peak 8 last week.  It was really a blast.  My daughter loved it and it was definitely the thrill. I will be riding it again with my and would certainly recommend it. Rob Millisor, Vice President of Breckenridge Grand Vacations

 Hike, drive, bike but really make an effort to get to the top of one of our peaks. It does not have to be14 thousand feet; it just needs to be the top. The air, wind and views will help to keep your life perspective. Mike Millisor, President of Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Summertime hike to Mohawk Lakes - best view in Breck! Rebecca Peeler, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Spa Front Desk Supervisor

Visit Sapphire point for the views and the chipmunks. Sarah Lavicka, Front Desk Manager at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7

In the summer time guests must make the short hike to Mohawk Lakes.  This is the quintessential high country hike: water fall, alpine lakes and wonderful wild flowers. In the winter time guests really should snowshoe/Nordic ski along Boreas Pass.  On a clear day you can see almost to Pikes Peak and all the way north to Peak One.  The entire Ten Mile range is on beautiful display. Of course, if the guest is an advanced skier, take the Imperial Chair up (the highest chair lift in North America), ski the traverse and on the top gaze all the way over to Vail.  Spectacular views from the top of the mountain.  Of course, do this on a sunny day – otherwise risk getting blown over! Anonymous

For the winter folks! Skiing of course! One run (or runs) that I like to loop up when skiing Breck, to get the most vertical, is to start at the base of Peak 7 and ride the Independence Chair, just below the upper bowl.   From there you can follow Lower Forget-Me Not down to the T-Bar.   You’ll ride the T-Bar to the top of the Horseshoe Bowl where you’ll head skiers right down Alpine Alley towards the Imperial Express Super Chair.  Next you’ll ride the Imperial Express Super Chair to the top of Peak 8 where you’ll head skiers left towards Whale’s Tail.   Traverse out across the top of Whale’s Tail as far as you can go.  From here you can take CJ’s, Magic Carpet or Art’s Bowl down towards the base of Peak 7.  Once you get to the bottom of the Peak 7 Bowl stay skiers left to enter the upper Part of Ore Bucket on Peak 7.  In Ore Bucket you can take advantage of some nice gladded skiing on a lower slope angle before coming out on a groomed run on the upper part of Monte Cristo.   This will lead you back down the base of Peak 7 and the Independence Super Chair.  The run involves a few chairs and the T-Bar but you can really get some great snow as the wind generally carries snow from the back side of Peak 7 and Peak 6 into the bowl on Peak 7 so, even when it hasn’t snowed you can still find some fresh lines.  Repeat this loop as many times as you can and enjoy! Rick Tramontana, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Director of Owner Relations

No summer visit to Breckenridge is complete without a visit to the shores and water of Lake Dillon. The serenity and views offered on the water are a unique and wonderful experience. For those of a slower pace, the Frisco Marina offers kayak and canoe rentals that allow you to interact with the scenery and wildlife. There is nothing like paddling around a corner into a family of geese. For the more adventuresome, the power boat rentals offered at either marina allow you to explore the beautiful scenery of Summit County.  For the ultimate Lake Dillon experience, it is a must to take a lesson in sailing. The sailing on the lake has been featured in many novels and guides, but is generally considered one of the places that an avid sailor must sail.  Even if you are unable to get on the water, there is no better place for a lunch then on the patios of the Island Grill or Tiki Bar. These two establishments offer similarly great views and food fit for the shores. Josh Stuhr, Hotel Manager of the Breck Inn

One of my favorite places to take visiting family is the Country Boy Mine.  Breckenridge and most towns in the Colorado mountains were founded from mining.  What’s really cool about the Country Boy Mine is that the guides are “in character” as miners.  Its educational as well as very entertaining. Steve Wilson, Grand Timber Lodge Maintenance Manager

I recommend that they visit the Welcome Center in order to gain a clear perspective of the past history, as well as the contemporary history of Breckenridge. Brad Beverlin, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Director of Loan Servicing

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