Breckenridge Budget Vacation

The fact that a Breckenridge ski vacation is affordable is one of the main reasons that this historical mining-town turned ski resort is such a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. There are million dollar views and priceless ski runs at Breckenridge, but you don’t have to break the bank to visit this picture-perfect mountain town. Finding deals on lodging, affordable lift tickets and inexpensive meals is an easy task, which is why it’s a favorite resort for penny-pinching college students and families. Here are some tips to help you save some money on your Breckenridge budget ski vacation.

Breckenridge budget lodging

Opting to pile friends or family into a condo is the best way to do Breckenridge on a budget. There are many affordable condos in Breckenridge, but you’ll receive the best bang for your buck at River Mountain Lodge and Los Pinos. All of these properties are centrally located near historic downtown and the base of the mountain, River Mountain Lodge sits just across from the bottom of Four O’clock run. They all feature relaxing amenities such as hot tubs and saunas.

If the specials and deals common to Beaver Run Resort don’t sway you, its prime location at the base of Peak 9, many amenities, including its eight hot tubs, massage services and its ski in, ski out accommodations certainly will.

Affordable Breckenridge Restaurants

It’s hard to beat the daily Happy Hour deals at Mi Casa if you’re looking for an affordable Breckenridge restaurant Mi Casa is the spot to be every day. From three to 6 p.m. hungry—and thirsty— skiers and boarders can nab $1 tacos, $5 basket of chicken wings, $5 pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon, and many more discounts.

Clint’s Bakery and Coffee House on Main Street is the best spot to grab a quick cup of coffee and a delicious pastry in the morning. The menu is affordable, the service is good, and it’s easy to take your breakfast onto the gondola if you’re excited to hit the slopes for first tracks.

Late-night hotspot Empire Burger is a great option for inexpensive drinks, burgers, shakes and other comfort food.

Affordable Things to do in Breckenridge

Head to Carter Park for free thrills off the mountain. The sledding hill at Carter Park is fun for kids and adults, there are cheap sleds to buy at any grocery store in Breckenridge, and sliding down the hills on a sled is a great way to spend an afternoon in the mountains.

With indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks and daily admission rates that are $8 for adults and $6 for youth (17 and under), the Stephen C. West Ice Arena is a great option for a fun and affordable activity in Breckenridge.

There’s no shortage of history in Breckenridge and there are a few free museums throughout town. The Barney Ford House Museum—honoring Barney L. Ford, an escaped slave who became an entrepreneur, black civil rights leader, and integral part of the Breckenridge community in the late 1800s—and the Edwin Carter Museum—devoted to Breckenridge’s most famous naturalist and scientist from the late 1800s—are two must-see free museums for history buffs.