breckenridge-rearviewThis fall the family and I headed up to Breckenridge for a friend’s wedding and little leaf peeping!

Fall in Breckenridge is lovely but all I could think about while walking around is “when will the snow be here?” We have skied with The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Adaptive Ski & Ride School in the past and had a good experience. I was hoping to find a place I could recommend to other wheelchair using families that would give them quick, easy access to the lifts along with a lovely place to spend family time off the slopes.

I think I found a perfect place at Main Street Station.

We were hosted in a 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo (Unit 3304 to be exact) and while this room is not designated as “ADA Accessible” we had no accessibility issues with our room. There was more than enough room in the condo itself and master bathroom for our son’s wheelchair to maneuver around. A shower would have been difficult to accomplish here. But since we only stayed the weekend, it wasn’t really an issue on this trip.

The condo location was perfect for heading down to the pool where they just recently installed new ADA pool lifts.

The ski school is located at the base of Peak 9, so you would essentially pass it on your way to the slopes from Main Street Station.

There is also a pedestrian/wheelchair ramp from Park Avenue, via the Village at Breckenridge plaza entrance, so that access to the slopes can be achieved via other means than traveling over the “snow paths” which develop during the season between Main Street Station and Peak 9.

We used this exit area to access Main Street for a nice stroll around town and a quick beer at the Breckenridge Brewery.

breckenridge-condoRight now, there are all kinds of deals going on for ski season and Breckenridge is no slacker in this department.

The latest lodging deals for Main Street Station and many other Wyndham properties can be found on their vacation deals page.

If this will be your first time visiting Breckenridge you may want to consider coming during the Snow Sculpture Contest in late January. One of the most amazing things I have had the chance to see. Be warned maneuvering a chair around the sculptures can be a challenge. Check out the photos I took of the sculptures during the 2010 International Snow Sculpture Contest.

There is so much to see and do in Breckenridge and it is a wheelchair friendly town! Contact Go Breck if you have any specific questions. They are wonderful people to talk with and will really do everything to help you plan the perfect vacation.