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 skiing with a group of friends: it’s hard to beat Breck.  Less pretentious than Vail, with more terrain than neighboring Keystone ~  it’s hard to go wrong here.  In this article, we’ll find the best ski-in ski-out hotels in Breckenridge.  To make the list, they need stellar reviews AND they need to be as close to the slopes as possible! 

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Breckenridge gets my vote for the most FUN ski resort in Colorado ~ it’s hard to beat all the bars & nightlife that Breckenridge offers.

 

Quick Facts About Breckenridge Skiing

  • 2,908 Ski-able Acres
  • 187 Trails
  • 4 Terrain Parks
  • Longest Run = 3.5 miles

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In general, hotels on the left side of the map lead to easier terrain, while hotels on the right lead to harder runs.

Map of Breckenridge Hotels

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) = Great for Beginners

What separates Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge from other hotels here is its dramatic location on Maggie Pond.  Your room may have views of the mountains, pond, or the large outdoor pool.  This is more of an apartment hotel, meaning most rooms have kitchens & balconies.  And there’s a 24/7 gym, outdoor pool & hot tub.  You’re closest to the Quicksilver lift, which leads only to green runs ~ which is great for beginner skiers.  More advanced skiers will need to jog across the mountain to reach black bowls & harder runs (except the blacks available from Falcon Superchair).

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

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Breckenridge Mountain is reflected in Maggie Pond, in front of Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge. Photo by Marriott.

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

The Marriott Mountain Valley has an excellent location, right at the base of Peak 9. Very convenient to restaurants, shops, & there’s 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+) = Great for Families & Groups

Blue Sky Breckenridge gets you closer to the center of the mountain, but the Snowflake Lift (closest to Blue Sky) leads exclusively to green runs.  For more advanced terrain, jog left to the C-Chair, or right to 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 back door, with 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 to the main town, & all its great apres-ski spots!  You can easily walk from the hotel to many restaurants & bars.

Closest Ski Lift: Snowflake Lift (Greens)

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

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Spacious mountain lodgings await at Blue Sky.

Blue Sky has an 85-degree heated pool, 3 BIG hot tubs heated to 103 degrees, a Ski Valet at night (just put your skis on the outdoor rack, they take them in & set out in the morning). Just put on your boots, walk 15 steps, & you’re at the ski rack getting your skis, & about 20 feet & 8 steps up to the Snowflake Lift.”

 

– Doug H.

3. One Ski Hill Place ($249+) = BEST Location

One Ski Hill Place has arguably THE BEST location of any hotel in Breckenridge, located right in the center of the mountain ~ at the base of about five different chairlifts.  This makes it a great option ALL levels of skiers & boarders, as you can easily reach any type of terrain.  Again, you’ve got 1-4 Bedroom apartment options, & room service is offered from the hotel’s many restaurants.  A heated patio & outdoor fireplace keep you toasty apres-ski, as will the indoor & outdoor pools, & hot tub. 

Kids may also 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)

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One Ski Hill Place sits at the base of Rip’s Ride chairlift, which leads to greens ~ but it’s also close to 4 other lifts. Photo by Breckenridge Resort.

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Catch the action on the slopes from One Ski Hill’s hot tub…

One Ski Hill’s location is amazing. If you’re 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 Resorts in Breckenridge

4. Crystal Peak Lodge ($545+) = Great for Intermediate/Advanced

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

Click here for a detailed look at the different room-types available at Crystal Peak.

Closest Ski Lift: Independence Superchair (Blues)

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

Crystal Peak Lodge sits right at the base of Independence Superchair, which leads to lots of great blue runs. Jog over to the infamous T-Bar, which leads 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), take a 5-minute gondola ride over to Peak 8. The gondola is just steps away from the lodge.”

 

– E.R.L

 

5. Grand Lodge on Peak 7 ($385+) = Amazing Pool & Hot Tubs!!

Also at Independence’s base is Grand Lodge on Peak 7, which has THE BEST outdoor pool & hot tub set-up!  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 have kitchens.  You’ve also got kid’s pools & hot tubs, plus an adults-only area with pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, & waterfalls.  Translation: ultimate relaxation.  There’s also got a private movie theater, on-site ski rentals, spa, & restaurant.  But as with Crystal Lodge, you’re a little further from the main town here.

***Note: Both 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

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 has the prettiest outdoor pool area of any hotel in Breck. Photo by Grand Lodge.

“The Grand Lodge gives you the feeling of a high-end resort, while still giving you the western/mountain feel you expect in Colorado. Amenities are first-class. You can ski-in/ski-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 Resorts in Breckenridge

There’s one more hotel that’s almost ski-in ski-out: Mountain Thunder Lodge.  It doesn’t appear close to a chairlift ~ but it’s actually right by “Breck Connect Gondola,” which takes you up to the central village & ski lifts.  It’s not as fancy as some of the other hotels, but it’s a great budget option.

Happy Skiing & Boarding!

xoxo Noelia

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