A resort that will provide a full on vacation for families of all types, Breckenridge has something to offer all ages and stages. On the slopes there are plenty of family friendly slopes and facilities, off the slopes there’s a huge choice of activities and dozens and dozens of family-oriented places to eat.

Think ice rinks, cinema, swimming, tubing, horse riding, dog sledding – even mine tours if you want to go down in the world (see Resort Attractions) or hot air ballooning if you want to give your family a lift!

Children aged two months to five years can join the nursery at Peak 9 base or from three years and older ski school awaits. This being Breckenridge, regular ski school isn’t enough, so the resort has recently launched its ‘Mountains of Discovery’ programme for ages 3 to 13. This means that, “combining elements of passion and creativity, instructors are able to teach the fundamentals of the traditional ski and ride school while building a sense of passion for the sport.”

The idea is that, unlike conventional teaching methods that use a very specific lesson plan, with Mountains of Discovery the goals change with each level and are taught in a way that, “conveys the adventure to be had with snow sports.”