As winds whistle down the slopes of the Tenmile Range, in central Colorado, the town of Breckenridge opens its arms to visitors who come to ski, shop, and sightsee in the shadows of majestic mountain peaks. Wispy white clouds stretch across the crisp blue sky in a welcome banner befitting the beauty of a region where winter takes center stage.
The perfect base camp for visitors’ adventures can be found at BlueSky Breckenridge, a boutique resort within walking distance of the heart of town. Not only does it have the convenience of ski access, it also offers plenty of pampering at a full-service spa—a relaxing destination after a day on the slopes.
Breckenridge shops entice visitors with unique, locally produced goods, such as Fresh Soap Company’s fragrant soaps and scrubs. In addition, lip balms and lotions help protect skiers’ tender skin from harsh winter weather. The shelves at Olive Fusion are stocked with such tempting wares as oils, spices, balsamics, and loose-leaf teas.
Barney Ford, a former slave and entrepreneur, emerged as a champion of African-American rights in nineteenth-century Colorado. The lovely Victorian where he once lived now houses the museum that bears his name.
The pedestrian-friendly streets of Breckenridge are lined with quaint shops, restaurants, galleries, and theatres. The company Two Below Zero offers an old-fashioned sleigh ride through the Colorado countryside that ends with a delicious meal and an evening of entertainment—just one of the many treasured memories visitors take home after a stay in this unforgettable mountain aerie.