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.
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.