Summit County’s highest elevation town is home to one of the consistently top-ranked ski resorts in North America. Breckenridge Ski Resort is accessible from a free gondola in charming downtown Breck and stretches across five peaks, including Peak 8—home to the Imperial Express Chair, the highest lift in North America.
Not only is the powder skiing incredible, the town’s gold mining history shines through along well-restored Victorian Main Street where clothing, art and gift boutiques nudge up against saloons, fine dining and family restaurants.
Mountain real estate in Breckenridge rests in a large variety of condos, townhomes, high-end estates, second homes and local family neighborhoods. Catering to the ski season population influx, which edges 33,000 during peak weeks, an array of vacation rentals dot the town and surrounding forested mountainsides. Highly sought ski-in, ski-out properties span short-term studio rentals to stately, private multi-story luxury homes overlooking the resort.
Elevation: 9,600 feet