How to Stretch Your Dollar For Your Breckenridge Getaway

December 13th, 2018 / By: Emily Lawless

Vacationing doesn’t have to be a financial burden! As a resort town, Breckenridge is known for being on the pricey side; but I have collected some ways to stretch your dollar and get the most out of your vacation.

1. Shuttle to Breckenridge

After a (hopefully) painless flight to Denver International Airport, let Summit Express get you the rest of the way. Summit Express was voted #1 in the 2018 Best of Summit awards for shuttles. They provide shuttles and private charters to and from the airport. The friendly staff will help you load your luggage and provide a stress-free drive up and down the hill, door to door, for less than renting a 4WD car.

2. Getting Around Town

Avoid the traffic and icy roads when you come to visit. Breckenridge and Summit County offer multiple ways to get around for free or at little cost. There is no need to bring your car or rent one while you are here. Breckenridge Free Ride offers public transportation within the town of Breckenridge.  If you are looking to go anywhere in Summit County like Frisco or Silverthorne, you can ride the free Summit Stage.  Don’t worry – if you’re in a rush or missed the last bus, there are ride share options like UBER or Lyft.

3. Lodging

Lodging prices are usually the biggest burner in your wallet while visiting Breckenridge. Breckenridge Discount Lodging provides the best prices on accommodations that won’t disappoint.

4. Lift Tickets

Skiing and Snowboarding are expensive hobbies but are also the reason most people want to visit Breckenridge. Discounted lift tickets can be purchased at You can receive the lowest prices if you skip the window and purchase in advance. Already planning a year in advance? Check out Epic Passes which give you almost unlimited access to multiple mountains for your next vacation – they can pay for themselves in just 4-5 days on the mountain!

5. Meals

A great way to save is by cooking some meals in your accommodations. Food on the mountain can be outrageously priced, so pack a sandwich in your pocket for your lunch and don’t waste any time on the slopes. After the slopes, be sure to take advantage of all the happy hours and specials in town – never pay full price for a drink!

6. Free Activities

Breckenridge is filled with free things to do. Walk down Main Street to window shop, take a ride up the gondola, or sled down the hill at Carter Park.  Take a minute to enjoy the breathtaking views Breckenridge has to offer. Winter in Breckenridge is also host to multiple free festivals like Ullr Fest, the International Snow Sculpture Championships, Mardi Gras, and Spring Fever. Be sure to check out all the upcoming events at

Use some of the tips above while planning your trip to Breckenridge and you’re bound to save. Stop wishing and start planning your trip to Breckenridge today!