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Tips and Tricks for Spending the Holidays in Breckenridge, Colorado

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A getaway to the beautiful Rocky Mountains can be just the thing you need during this coming holiday season. Take a step back, relax, and enjoy all that Breckenridge, Colorado has to offer. If you’re flying solo, taking a romantic couples vacation, or bringing the whole family, Breckenridge has something to offer everyone in your party. 

Man skiing a steep slope in Breckenridge

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Rent Your Ski/Snowboard Gear Before Arriving 

Are you planning on spending some time on the slopes while you’re in the mountains? The best practice is to rent your gear before you arrive. Not only will it save you time, but Breckenridge Ski & Sport is also offering 30% off of all online rentals. As an added bonus, you can pick up your gear starting at 3pm the night before your rental and drop it off by 9am the day after without being charged any additional days. We also offer transportation from and back to your accommodations in Breckenridge for your fitting at no additional charge. If you’d like, we can also pick up your gear from your accommodations in Breckenridge after your rental, for a small fee. 

If you were planning on bringing your own gear, it might be a better option to rent instead. Not only will you not incur oversized baggage fees, but you also won’t have to deal with the stress and hassle of lugging around all of your gear. 

Peak 1 Express shuttle in front of Breckenridge Station

Book Your Transportation Early 

As soon as you have travel dates scheduled, get your transportation up to the mountains booked as early as possible. It’s the best way to lock in lower prices and to make sure that there is a shuttle available for you. Whether you’re looking for a cost-effective shared shuttle or a luxury private vehicle, Peak 1 Express has what you need! Give us a call at 1-855-GO-PEAK1 or reserve your shuttle online here. If you’re renting skis or renting a snowboard through Breckenridge Ski & Sport, not only can you get 15% off your Door-to-Door shuttle, if you’re arriving in Breckenridge between 3p and 5p, we can even have the shuttle drop you off at the shop for your fitting before taking you to your accommodations! 

Even if you decide to rent a car, it’s best to reserve it as soon as possible. Rates change frequently around the holidays and inventories might decline. To avoid travel day mayhem, book your transportation plans right when you book your lodging. 

Have Your Groceries Delivered 

Even if you rent a car, grocery stores in Breckenridge can get quite busy during the holiday season. Services such as DoorDash or Instacart are excellent options for having all of your groceries delivered right to your hotel or house. If you’re planning on having anything delivered in the evening, it’s best to place your order in the morning as these services can get very busy during peak season. If you didn’t rent a car for your trip, having someone deliver your groceries will likely cost much less than paying for a ride in both directions. 

Private Chef

Hire a Private Chef 

Not only does this save the time and effort of getting everyone to a restaurant, but it’s also often more cost-effective. Depending on the size of your party, having a private chef come to your rental and cook you a fresh meal can cost less than a comparable restaurant tab. Not to mention, it’s a completely customizable experience, which ensures that your meal will be made with your parties’ specific dietary accommodations in mind. Plus, not having to find a ride home will allow everyone to take their time and enjoy the time spent together. 

Don’t Forget to Enjoy Yourself 

This is arguably the most important tip! The holiday season can be stressful for some folks, and it’s important to remember to take a breath and enjoy the scenery and the company. Even if you’re traveling alone, there are so many people to meet during the holiday season in the mountains. No matter what happens, take the time to relax and have fun!