Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge

Of all the ski mountains along Colorado’s famed I-70 corridor, Breckenridge wins my vote for the most FUN overall ski experience.  If you’re planning to ski with a group of friends: it’s hard to beat Breckenridge.  Less pretentious than Vail & Beaver Creek, with more terrain than neighboring Keystone, & a great, down-to-earth mountain town with lots of character ~ it’s hard to go wrong here.  In this article, I’m examining the best ski-in ski-out hotels in Breckenridge, Colorado.  To make my list, they not only need stellar reviews, but they have to be the absolute closest hotels to the slopes you can get! 

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Girl Who Travels the World

Breckenridge gets my vote for the most FUN ski resort in Colorado ~ it’s hard to beat all the bars & nightlife that Breckenridge offers. And the mountain is HUGE, with terrain for everyone, including lots of back bowls & expert terrain!

Quick Facts About Breckenridge Skiing

  • 1-Day Lift Pass at Breckenridge = $198
  • Breckenridge Ski Hours = 8:30AM-4:00PM
  • 2,908 Ski-able Acres
  • 187 Trails
  • 4 Terrain Parks
  • Longest Run = 3.5 miles

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Colorado, Girl WHo Travels the World, Trail Map

Use this trail map to follow my hotel recommendations, which are listed from left-to-right. In general, hotels on the left side of the map lead to easier terrain, while hotels on the right side lead to harder runs; hotels in the middle lead to all levels of terrain.

Map of Breckenridge Hotels

The way I’m orienting this article is to write about hotels from left to right, if you’re looking directly at the mountain.  Using the trail map above, I’m starting with hotels closest to the Quicksilver Lift on the left side of the map, & ending with hotels to the far right, by the Independence Superchair.

Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge

Blue Sky Breckenridge

One Ski Hill Place

Grand Lodge on Peak 7

Mountain Thunder Lodge

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge

1. Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge ($389) = Quicksilver Lift

What distinguishes Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge from other hotels on this list is its dramatic location directly in front of Maggie Pond.  Here, your room may have views of the mountains, the pond, or even the large outdoor pool.  This is more of an apartment hotel, meaning most rooms come with kitchens & balconies, & there’s a 24/7 gym, outdoor pool & hot tub.  You’re closest to the Quicksilver lift here, which leads solely to green runs ~ so this may be a con for more advanced skiers, who will have to jog quite a ways across the mountain to reach the black bowls & harder runs (except the black runs available from Falcon Superchair).

Closest Ski Lift: Quicksilver Lift (Greens), or Take Falcon Superchair to Blacks

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Girl WHo Travels the World, Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge

Breckenridge Mountain is reflected in lovely Maggie Pond in front of Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Girl WHo Travels the World, Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge

Outdoor pool at the Marriott? Check. Hot tub? Check.

“[The Marriott] has an excellent location, right at the base of Peak 9, very convenient to restaurants, shops & there is a supermarket only 5-10 mins walk away.  We had a Queen Studio with a Balcony & amazing views directly over the mountain side.” – Walker D.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge

2. Blue Sky Breckenridge ($205) = Snowflake Lift

Blue Sky Breckenridge gets you a little closer to the center of the mountain, but the Snowflake Lift (closest to the hotel) also leads exclusively to green runs.  For more advanced terrain, you’ll either need to jog left to the C-Chair, or right to the Colorado Superchair.  Blue Sky is a condo-hotel, with 1-4 Bedroom condos, making it a great option for families & larger groups.  There’s an on-site ski rental shop, spa, outdoor pool & hot tubs, as well as a game room & lounge bar.  And the ticket window to buy lift tickets is just outside the hotel’s back door, with the Snowflake Lift just yards away ~ making this a truly great ski-in ski-out option. 

***If being close to town is important to you: Blue Sky Breckenridge is the CLOSEST hotel on this list to the main town!  It’s easily walk-able from the hotel.

Closest Ski Lift: Snowflake Lift (Greens)

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Girl Who Travels the World, Blue Sky

The decor at Blue Sky Breckenridge is upscale & swanky: with more character than the Marriott.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Girl Who Travels the World, Blue Sky

Spacious mountain lodgings await at Blue Sky, as does the Snowflake Chairlift ~ which leads solely to green runs (or you can head higher on the mountain for more challenging terrain).

“85-degree heated pool, 3 BIG hot tubs heated to 103 degrees, ski valet at night (just put your skis on the outdoor rack, they take them inside & put them back out in the morning. Just put on your boots, walk 15 steps & you’re outside at the ski rack getting your skis, [with] about 20 feet & 8 steps up to the Snowflake Lift.” – Doug H.

3. One Ski Hill Place ($249) = Rip’s Ride Lift

As you can see on the map above, One Ski Hill Place arguably has THE BEST location of any hotel on this list, located right smack-dap in the center of the mountain, at the base of about five different chairlifts.  This makes it a great option for skiers of ALL levels, because you can easily reach any type of terrain from here.  Again, you’ve got 1-4 Bedroom apartment options, & room service is offered from the hotel’s many restaurants.  A heated patio & outdoor fireplace will keep you warm after your runs, as will the indoor & outdoor pools, & hot tub.  Kids may enjoy the onsite bowling alley! 

***If I had to pick just ONE place in Breckenridge to stay: it would be here!

Closest Ski Lift: Rip’s Ride (Greens) & 5-Chair (Terrain Parks)

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Girl Who Travels the World, One Ski Hill Place

One Ski Hill Place sits at the base of Rip’s Ride chairlift, which leads to green runs ~ but it’s also close to 5-Chair & Colorado Superchair.

“The location is amazing. If you are skiing with kids, stay here. The ability to rent skis next to the hotel & valet each day is unbeatable. The hotel has a great pool & hot tub. Getting into town is super easy using the shuttle service or courtesy car.” – Landon R.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge

4. Crystal Peak Lodge ($545) = Independence Superchair

For intermediate & advanced skiers who want easy access to back bowls: Crystal Peak Lodge may be your best option.  Looking at the trail map, Crystal Peak is located on the far right side of the map, at the base of the Independence Superchair ~ which leads exclusively to blue & black terrain.  As such, this may not be the best hotel option for beginner skiers.  Crystal Peak is also an apartment-hotel, with large 1-4 Bedroom options, & every room has a patio or balcony with a view, which is a huge plus.  Enjoy private ski lockers here, shuttle service to town (which is 2 miles away), outdoor fire pits & hot tubs.

Closest Ski Lift: Independence Superchair (Blues), or take higher up mountain for Blacks

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Colorado, Crystal Peak Lodge

Crystal Peak Lodge sits right at the base of the Independence Superchair, which leads to lots of great blue runs. Or you can jog over to the infamous T-Bar, which leads you up to black bowls.

“Located at the base of Peak 7, the convenience of Crystal Peak Lodge is hard to beat. It’s literally steps to the Peak 7 lift. If you need to ski green runs (none available on Peak 7), you can take a 5-minute gondola ride over to Peak 8. The gondola is also just steps away from the lodge.” – E.R.L

5. Grand Lodge on Peak 7 ($385) = Independence Superchair

Also at Independence’s base is the Grand Lodge on Peak 7, which has THE best outdoor pool & hot tub set-up by far!  If you love to soak your muscles after a hard day of skiing challenging terrain: this is your hotel.  Another upscale condo hotel with 1-4 Bedroom options, ALL which have kitchens, you’ve got kid’s pools & hot tubs, as well as an adults-only area which features a pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, & waterfalls.  Translation: ultimate relaxation.  You’ve also got a private movie theater, on-site ski rental, spa, & restaurant.  But as with the Crystal Lodge, you’re a little further from the main town here.

***Note: Both the Crystal Peak & Grand Lodge are better suited for more experienced skiers!!! But you can also take the Gondola over to beginner runs.

Closest Ski Lifts: Independence Superchair (Blues)

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge, Colorado, Grand Lodge on Peak 7

Independence Superchair is the closest lift to the Grand Lodge on Peak 7, which boasts possibly the prettiest outdoor pool area on this list.

“The Grand Lodge gives you the feeling of a high-end resort, while still giving you the western/mountain feel you expect in Colorado high country. The amenities are first class. You can ski out/ski in out of your private locker. Change into your swim wear, & sit outside in the many hot tubs, or relax in the Grotto.” – P.M.A.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Breckenridge

There’s one more hotel not listed above: the Mountain Thunder Lodge.  At first glance, it doesn’t appear to be next to a chairlift ~ but it’s actually right next to the “Breck Connect Gondola,” which takes you right up to the central village & ski lifts, where One Ski Hill is located & numerous chair lifts.

Happy Skiing & Boarding!

xoxo Noelia

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