Winter Wonderland – Breckenridge, Colorado

In February, I went skiing for the second time in my life and fell in love with it! The first time I went was two years ago and basically just stuck to the bunny slopes. This time, I was determined to get comfortable with the blue runs to make the trip worth it. Cole and planned the trip to Breckenridge with one of my best friends, Taylor, and her boyfriend Steve. We headed out to Colorado on Friday and spent the night at Cole’s parents place in the outskirts of Denver. His mom made us the most amazing chili and we just spent the night hanging out.

We woke up the next morning at the crack of dawn and headed up to the mountains. Taylor and I had a ski lesson our first day and we had to make it up there and get rentals by 10 am. The drive up the mountains was beautiful and made me so excited for the next few days.

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View of the mountains on the drive up

We spent the next 3 days skiing the the majority of the day and only breaking for a quick bite and a drink. Taylor and I stuck together and let the boys go do their thing since they are pro skiers šŸ™‚

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The view from the bunny slopes

 

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The next Lindsay Vaughns…
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The four of us on the mountain!

We explored most of the different mountains at Breckenridge; the resort has 4 different interconnected peaks that range in difficulty. Our hotel was right next to one of the slopes, a true “ski in/ski out”, and was great because it meant we could be on the mountain in a matter of minutes. My favorite part was the adorable Main Street lined with shops and restaurants. It was so beautiful at night lined with lights and snow covering the street. The photos don’t do it justice but it was gorgeous.

We tried out a few restaurants that were awesome and I highly recommend all of them! I don’t think we had a bad meal during the whole trip. I took Taylor out for a birthday breakfast at Park & Main, which had some yummy breakfast sammies. A few of the nights, we checked out the Breckenridge Brewery, which was perfect way to start the evening with a few beers before dinner. For Taylor’s birthday dinner, we went to Blue River Bistro, which was a bit more upscale, tasty food, and had live music which gave it a great atmosphere. We also tried Empire Burger which had some awesome burgers and you could choose from a variety of sauces, which were all scrumptious.Ā Another restaurant we checked out was the Motherload Tavern, which had an eclectic vibe and the menu was homestyle cooking with a twist. Overall, the Breckenridge food scene was very impressive and I can’t wait to go back to try out more restaurants!

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Lunch on Main Street
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The four of us before heading out for Taylor’s Birthday dinner!
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Main Street in Breck
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Loved everything about this adorable town

By the last day skiing, I finally made it down a double blue. I know it’s not that big of an accomplishmenyk, but maybe next time I will face my fear and ski a black…

We left Breckenridge Wednesday morning and unfortunately had to make the drive back to Denver to fly back home šŸ˜¦ We did have a couple hours to explore Cherry Creek, an upscale shopping and restaurant neighborhood just southeast of downtown Denver. We got some mexican at a restaurant called Margs and enjoyed some margaritas and delicious tacos.

Overall, Breckenridge was a great place to spend a few days skiing, drinking and exploring the restaurants and shops on Main Street.

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