Ski here, then try Vail
Breckenridge Peaks 9 & 10
Photo by Jack Affleck
Courtesy of Vail Resorts
Breckenridge to Vail – 48 Minutes by Car. 38 Miles via CO 90 and I-70W
Best method of travel: by car or by shuttle. The trip from Breckenridge to Vail (or vice versa) will take less than an hour if the shuttle is direct.
Travel by Car – Despite the close distance, Breckenridge and Vail are in different counties and their public transit systems don’t directly connect. In winter, check the I-70 road conditions before you drive.
Travel by Shuttle– During ski season there are multiple daily departures by multiple shuttle services from Breckenridge to Vail and back. During the summer they run less often. Consider: Colorado Mountain Express or Fresh Tracks Transportation for your shuttle service.
Destinations Breckenridge and Vail
Breckenridge and Vail annually trade off as being the two most high-traffic ski mountains and ski towns in the United States, and it’s for a reason.
Breckenridge has a vibrant western town center – a picturesque Main Street that’s a little touristy, with great local restaurants, bars and historic sites just one block away, and a gondola to and from the town center to the ski mountain.
Vail was built to mirror a classic European village, with cobblestone walking only streets, lined with old world looking stores, restaurants and inns. Vail is luxury and pricey, yet with that you get a ski-in town at the base of the largest and most plentiful ski terrain – 5,000+ acres and 200+ runs – in Colorado.
As both ski mountains are owned and operated by Vail Resorts, a ski pass or lift ticket good at one of these resorts is also good for that same day(s) at the other.
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