Best Superpipe Resort: Breckenridge

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Written by Cassidy Barnes posted on Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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Breckenridge Ski Resort has always been a hub for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Winter sports lovers in general adore the endless supply of vacation rentals and hotels. Add the spectacular superpipe and a giant area of supreme terrain and voila, Breckenridge, one of Colorado’s most visited mountains.

High score on Superpipe

Breckenridge resort has hit high marks in ski and snowboard media for its massive and beautifully-shaped superpipe located at the Freeway Terrain Park. The pipe has been ranked No. 1 in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine seven times since 2001, and sits a close second on the off years.

The superpipe stands out from others in the country due to some serious tender, love and care it gets from the Breckenridge pipe shapers. Every three days the 325-foot pipe is groomed, and its 15-foot walls are buffered in detail. Shapers work diligently with local pros to keep the pipe riding experience smooth and satisfying throughout the season.

A pipe for every rider

In addition to the Breckenridge superpipe is a smaller, less intimidating halfpipe ideal for beginner and intermediate freestylers. Breckenridge is known for its thoughtful layout encouraging riders and skiers to advance at a steady pace. In fact, the mountain shines in park and pipe progression for all levels.

Overall perfect for any skier and rider

Breckenridge is a popular mountain because of its high fun factor and suitable terrain for all skiers and riders. The ski area is spread out between four mountain peaks with lifts accessing powder bowls and tree runs as high as almost 13,000 feet. Fun blue groomers, advanced mogul blacks and easygoing greens are all included, not to mention a killer mountain base and sunny outdoor scene for Apres ski afternoons.

The town is lively and heats up after dark year round. Live concerts, great festivals, unique restaurants and a happening bar scene create an atmosphere only Breckenridge can emit. The shops, cafes, cozy lodging and spectacular scenery off the slopes is just the beginning. Breckenridge, its glorious pipe and its zesty mountain town vibe, is an ideal destination for all those heading to Colorado.

Hotels in Breckenridge

The Lodge at Breckenridge: A classy rustic look on the outside and warm, contemporary rooms inside, The Lodge at Breckenridge is perfect for those wanting modernity and style. The outdoor spa offers a scenic Rocky Mountain view. Visit The Lodge at Breckenridge.

Great Divide Lodge: Two blocks from Main Street and a stone’s throw from Peak 9 chairlift, the Great Divide Lodge has all the amenities needed for families and a luxury with comfort and class. Rentals, bar, restaurant, conference rooms and babysitting are just some of the popular extras. Visit Great Divide Lodge.

Crystal Peak Lodge: Like a dreamy castle in the mountains, Crystal Peak Lodge is a ski in/ski out condo resort with a gorgeous wood and stone facade. Outdoor spa tubs, gondola access, beautiful rooms; Crystal Peak Lodge is a dazzling Breckenridge jewel. Visit Crystal Peak Lodge.

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