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Breckenridge is unique to Summit County in that the town wasn't built as a ski resort. Rather, it was built from the sweat and dreams of miners over a hundred years ago. The quaint historic center now houses T-shirt shops, high-end restaurants and converted Victorian inns.

These deep historic roots give the town a much-more grounded feel than other ski destinations nearby. You also get some of the best riding in the world on the resort's five peaks, wonderful views from every part of town to the dramatic Tenmile Range, and a party atmosphere that brings fun and laughter to everything you'll do.

This is a great family resort as well, with plenty of activities for children along the way. Don't overlook a visit here in the summer. Wildflowers fill the meadows, mountain bikes take to the trails and there's a delightful off-road paved trail system.