Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ski and Racquet Club, Breckenridge, CO

Ski and Racquet Club Collage

For Spring Break, the whole family headed for a week of skiing and snowboarding in Breckenridge, CO. We stayed at The Ski and Racquet Club, which is in a great location off Highway 9, just south of the downtown area and within walking distance of the base of Peak 9 and Main Street. The Free Ride Transit System stops in front of the complex, offering free public transportation within the Town limits of Breckenridge. There are hiking and biking trails that are accessible from the complex as well. An indoor pool (not heated unfortunately), hot tub, pingpong table, and outdoor tennis courts round out the amenities.

Views from Building B, Unit P3 Balcony

We stayed in Building B, Unit P3, which has three bedrooms and 2 baths. With 4 double beds and a pullout couch, theoretically you could sleep 10 people here, though it might get crowded, especially bathroom-wise. Onsite laundry made it easy to pack light and have clean clothing on hand. The views are incredible and it was a treat to look at the mountains up close first thing in the morning and then before going to bed.

The Free Ride stop is literally in front of the complex, if you don't feel like taking the short 10 minute stroll down to Main Street (coming back uphill is a different matter). You can also take the shuttle to the base of Peak 8, where the Gondola will whisk you up (also for free) to either Peak 7 or 8, wherever you feel like starting to ski or snowboard that day. With Peak 9 within walking distance, you can also opt to warm up by walking there before starting your day on the slopes.

By staying at The Ski and Racquet Club, you also have access to the other nearby resorts, travelling for free via the shuttle service available:

Ski and Racquet Club Modernization Plan

The complex was built some years back in the ski condo aesthetic of the time and while there is nothing inherently wrong, both the complex and this particular unit are being modernized for contemporary tastes.

(Disclaimer: Accommodations were provided for free, courtesy of of the ownership of Building B, Unit P3. For information regarding the rental of this unit, please visit SummitRentals.com. I did not pay for the accommodations, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the complex's website, the opinions are my own.)

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  1. Great location - especially with the Free Ride stop out front. Can't wait to see the interior and exterior improvements!

  2. What a great location! There is a really nice rec center in Breck too that you can get one day passes to keep your swimming up. Not sure if I'll make it this year.

  3. If I interpret you comment to mean "70's" or something, I've always felt that that look worked at ski areas and was actually a bit timeless...

  4. OK, I'm sold. Looks fantastic!

  5. Free lodging! Nice!! Sounds like a great location. I've not yet been to any of the ski areas in Colorado but I definitely want to go. One concern of mine is "getting around" but this place sounds like they have that covered! Can you share a little about what all there was to do nearby other than the slopes? Thanks :)


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