Breckenridge Ski Resort – Colorado Family Ski Vacation

(Photo: Carl Scofield)

(Photo: Carl Scofield)

With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22-foot Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere.

Best Gear for Keeping Families Warm. There are plenty of places to cut corners and save money on Colorado’s ski slopes but having quality gear is not among them. Our must-haves include these Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Top and Bottoms, Hestra Classic 3-Finger Snow Glove (also available in junior sizes), Minus33 Merino Wool Balaclava, and Obermeyer’s I-Grow Ski Jackets and Pants which provide a simple way to lengthen the sleeves and cuffs of your child’s jackets and pants (our quickly-growing kids could wear them 2-3 seasons!) Columbia has a similar line of expandable winter jackets for kids. Nothing kills a good ski day like having a whining, cold child so be sure to have a bulk supply of hand warmers available (and you can even find rechargeable hand warmers that are like a portable pocket heater). 

Let it snow!

Breckenridge Ski Resort – Colorado Family Ski Vacation

Season dates and hours

Now to May 3, 2022; hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during early season. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during regular season.

Area (acres)

2,908 acres

What family-friendly amenities does your resort offer? 

Besides downhill skiing and snowboarding, visitors can enjoy Dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice Skating, Fat Biking (with snow tires), snowmobiling, ghost tours around historic main street, open-air sleigh to four-course dinner on the mountain (Starlight Dinners), Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, Ullr Fest, Budweiser International Snow Sculptor competition, Winter Alpine Coaster on the mountain, snowshoe tours, Kids’ Mountain Top Museum and more.

Adult lift ticket prices?


Child lift ticket prices and at what age kids ski free?

$121*. Kids under 5 ski free. 

Is there on-site childcare and if so, what is the starting cost?

Cost starts at $215. 

What is the starting cost of ski/ride school? 

Cost starts at $230.  

Where can families go for deals on lift tickets/lodging or special promotions? offers great lift and lodging deals that will save families, friends and couples.

What area (off-mountain) activities would appeal to families for their winter vacation?

Enjoying the amazing town of Breckenridge with shopping, dining, activities and other off-mountain activities like events, dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, BreckCreate (shows, classes, workshops, galleries, tours and more), ghost tours on and around Main Street, Gold Mine tours (including snowshoe accessed ones), a vibrant nightlife and more in this historic, authentic and hip mountain town.

Distance from Denver

80 miles

1599 County Rd #3, Breckenridge, CO 80424
1-800-789-SNOW (7669)

*Note: Mountain resort information and prices are subject to change and most resorts offer discounted rates if you purchase online seven days in advance. Many resorts do not publish a set lift ticket price. When compiling our list, we used the date Saturday, January 10, 2023 as our base to compare prices. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you extra money, they help us keep this site up and running. See our disclosure policy.