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Hi all;

We intend to end up our week in Vail by skiing Breck on a Tuesday,Feb 15, our last ski-day. This will be on the way back to Denver for our AM flight the next day, (staying near DIA). We haven't been to Breck in many years, (since before the "changes"),  and want some advice as to where to park. We used to do a week in Breck every year maybe 6 or so years ago, and never had to use public parking.  

 

We want to get to a day-lodge, (The Maggie, maybe?), as we always carry our skiboots in backpacks to the mountain. (I hate walkng in skiboots anymore than necessary!).

 

So what's the drill? If I have to pay, so be it, but I'd rather not, (just rubs me the wrong way, especially after paying exhorbitent "tourist" lift ticket prices).

 

Thanks all!

CB

 

post #2 of 9

http://www.breckenridge.com/mountain/mountain-information.aspx#parking#Top

 

This should pretty much cover all your questions. I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but there's now a gondola that goes from the town to the mountain. You should be able to gear up in the lots around the gondola, then hit the gondola to the mountain (with a fairly reasonable amount of walking in ski boots). I've only skiied Breck a few times, so anyone with better info, by all means correct me where I'm wrong.

post #3 of 9

The walking to the gondola from the parking lots is very minimal, nothing like walking at Vail for instance. I think the Gondola is a pretty brilliant thing-gets one up the hill to two separate base areas (Peak 7,8) and really works well

post #4 of 9

Comments above are correct.  You can wear boots or carry them on the gondola with you and change at the Berkenhof at the base of Peak 8.  You will have to pay, but its only $5 on weekdays.  There is a free lot on Airport Road but requires taking a shuttle bus to the gondola.  The 5$ is worth not having to use the bus IMO.

post #5 of 9

Yes, the parking at the gondola base in town is very easy. Also, if you have at least 4 people in the car, you don't have to pay the $5. There is a ticket office at the base and a separate building with restrooms. It's easy to put boots on in the car, get on the gondola and exit it at either peak 7 or peak 8.

post #6 of 9

This is another place for good information by Jonathan Lawson.  It has a map with diagrams.

 

http://mysnowpro.com/jonathanlawson/2010/08/breckenridge-parking-during-sk.php

post #7 of 9

all are right above, one other small issue pick your lot -- the south lot is closest to the end of the 4 O'Clock run down to gondola lot, but a little further to the gondola start point. 

 

Just the opposite, the north lot is a little closer on week days to the gondola station based on typical parking loads early in the day, but a much further walk at the end of the day from the end of the 4 O'Clock run under the road in the tunnel then up to the parking lots (still much shorter than the walk at Keystone for instance tho).  Haven't been up there in about 3 weeks, assume the full 4 O'Clock run is now open now, is always open from Jan -- April in my experience.

post #8 of 9
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Thanks all, great info. Looks like it's the Gondi lots.

 

A question: we'd like to walk around town a bit after the day, maybe get dinner before heading down tio Denver. Can we leave the car in the Gondi lot after hours?

 

CB

post #9 of 9


Yes.
 

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Originally Posted by C.B. View Post

Thanks all, great info. Looks like it's the Gondi lots.

 

A question: we'd like to walk around town a bit after the day, maybe get dinner before heading down tio Denver. Can we leave the car in the Gondi lot after hours?

 

CB

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