Colorado Recruiting Zone - Breckenridge

 

Breckenridge Highlights

  • Incorporated in 1880
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort is consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America
  • Vibrant Main Street business area

Demographics

  • Population: 3,406
  • Median Age: 29
  • Land Area: 5.3 square miles
  • County: Summit
     

 

Environmental Attractions

  • 2600 foot Alpine Slide slalom course
  • 400 acres of town-owned parks
  • 2,358 acres of skiable terrain in Breckenridge Ski Resort

Fun Facts

  • Every January, the International Snow Sculpture Championships are held in Breckenridge, where sculptors from around the world compete to create works of art from twenty ton blocks of snow.

Arts & Culture

  • The Breckenridge Theatre is located in the bustling 100 block of South Ridge Street and in the heart of the Breckenridge Arts District. The 100-seat performing arts theatre and multi-functional venue offers an intimate theatre experience.
  • The Breckenridge Festival of Film celebrates the art and craft of filmmaking. Each year in June, a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.

Economic Development

  • A master plan for development around the gondola base includes the development of a Grand Hotel, a mixed-use building, a combined skier services/transit building, townhomes, two parking structures and a new transit loading area. An expanded gondola plaza is proposed, along with significant improvements to the Blue River corridor, including expansion of the Riverwalk.
  • Construction is continuing on The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 includes 100 units with interval ownership, 4,500 square feet of commercial space (including a restaurant), and 6,670 square feet of guest services space. Construction at the base of Peak 8 ceased with the completion of One Ski Hill Place in spring 2010. One Ski Hill Place includes 88 condo-hotel units, with 6,141 square feet of commercial space and 23,660 square feet of guest services. One Ski Hill Place also includes the new cafeteria for Peak 8 (replacing the Bergenhof building), a large bar, and ample outdoor seating.