Breckenridge USA - Everything you need to know for your next Ski holiday


Getting Here


By Air

Located two hours from the Denver National Airport (DEN) along the I-70 route. Denver International Airport sees hundreds of nonstop, connecting and international flights on a daily basis, you’re going to get the most for your money flying into Denver. 

Denver International Airport is a hub for United Airlines, Frontier, Delta and Southwest. Southwest is a great lower budget option for those travelling to the ski fields as they do not charge bag or change fees- amazing for those chasing powder or taking their own equipment. 

Alternatively travellers can fly into Eagle County Regional Airport taking roughly one hour and 25 minutes to drive. Flights are generally more expensive than flights into Denver International Airport as flights do not operate as often. Also note Eagle County Regional Airport is more likely to shut down due to winter weather whereas Denver International Airport doesn’t get much snow and is well prepared for extreme weather conditions.

Car Hire

Driving is a great idea if you are travelling with a few people and baggage. It would be best to pre-book a car hire if this is the route you are wanting to take. This way you don’t run the risk of getting a vehicle that suits your group.

A few of the car hire companies you’ll find at Denver International Airport are Advantage, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. 

For winter driving, we recommend choosing a 4WD or all-wheel drive otherwise the car may require winter chains. It’s also worth checking the road conditions to check the I-70 status on road closures. This can happen in areas such as Eisenhower Tunnel, Vail Pass and the Continental Divide. The best part of this drive is that it is solid freeway driving for those who aren’t comfortable on windy narrow mountain roads. 

If you are wanting to hire a car as an international driver, Colorado recognises drivers licenses from other countries for up to 90-days. 

Note you must be 25 years of age in order to hire a car in the US. However some may make an exception in return for a higher rate. It would be best to contact the hire company if you are under the age of 25 to be sure hiring a car at a higher rate is possible.

Shuttle Bus

Breckenridge is some 129km west of Denver in Summit County in an area surrounded by ski resorts including Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek. 

Offering door to door service, Epic Mountain Express is a great option if you don’t want the responsibility of driving, filling up fuel, parking and clearing of snow. The drivers at Epic Mountain Express are trained for Colorado’s weather. With complimentary WiFI and a variety of vehicles, Epic Mountain Express has been named the “Best Transportation Company” in Colorado.  Epic Mountain Express also accommodates private group charters.


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