BRECKENRIDGE, Col. - The quaint village town of Breckenridge, Colorado, got the most snow they have gotten in 20 years this past winter season, from December through March. Breckenridge, a small ski town with a population of less than 5,000 people, quickly becomes a hot tourist spot in the peak winter season due to the incredible amounts of snow.
Richard, a local who moved from New Jersey to Breckenridge to pursue a more easy-going lifestyle, said, “the amount of snow we have is amazing. People are still adjusting as far as driving and commuting in from other towns, but our town is booming.” He said he tries to ski for at least 2 hours every day, and drives Uber for the rest of his work day.
In March, the town was getting as much as 16 inches of snow overnight. In the entire winter season, Breckenridge can get up to 300 inches of snow. The tiny population of full-time residents can raise up to over 30,000 in the winter season due to tourists, making Breckenridge one of the most popular mountain towns to visit for snow skiing in America.
John Parker, a college student who chose to visit Breckenridge, CO over spring break said, “coming to Colorado was the greatest travel decision of the year. The snow is fresher and the best to ski on anywhere around.”
The town of Breckenridge is full of ski resorts, mountain themed shops, restaurants, bars, spas, and entertainment. This past winter, many snow skiers had the vacation of their dreams by visiting Breckenridge. The locals as well as tourists feel excited and happy when such large amounts of snow fall over the mountains, as appropriate safety measures are also carefully taken.
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