What We Love
- It’s a five-minute walk to Breckenridge’s Main Street
- Access to year-round activities (biking, hiking, skiing and more)
- Free heated underground parking
- Aveda bath products and huge walk-in showers
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- All condos have fireplaces, balconies, fully equipped kitchens and a washing machine and dryer
- No on-site restaurant, but a free shuttle brings you to restaurants in town
- The on-site spa is open to the public
- Reception is on the 4th floor
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Ski condos can be a total bore: dated architecture, confusing layouts, worn furnishings. Not so with this new-build, all-condo resort. BlueSky Breckenridge’s sophisticated, spacious units range from one to four bedrooms, and the feel here is more boutique hotel than condo. BlueSky is as refreshing as a breath of Breckenridge’s rarefied mountain air.
Bed and Bath
All of the uniquely decorated units feature gas fireplaces and full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Multi-bedroom units are laid out well, with bedrooms far enough apart for privacy. Expect modern Rocky Mountain style, with lots of leather, stone and nature-themed art.
At the base of the Snowflake Lift, guests have hiking access in summer and ski-in, ski-out access to Breckenridge Resort’s 2,358 powdery acres in the winter. After a day on the mountain, the year-round pool and its three steamy jetted hot tubs are great for warming up (or cooling off). It’s only a five-minute walk or a free shuttle ride to Breckenridge’s bustling Main Street, which is lined with restaurants, bars and shops. An adventure center (guided hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing), a winter ski concierge and a full-service spa that draws a local crowd round out the perks and help BlueSky redefine the ski resort condo.
In the Area
The Spa at Breckenridge is a full-service day spa (also open to non–hotel guests) that offers a range of treatments, from manicures to massage, designed to relax the mind and body. Food Hedz, the official catering company of BlueSky Breckenridge, can do private catered meals upon request. If you want to stay in and enjoy a relaxed dinner in the comfort of your condo (without spending the day cooking), it’s a great option. Breckenridge’s Main Street is packed with dining options, but Kenosha Steakhouse is one of the best, with one of the few outdoor patios in town and lots of local brews on tap. For something more casual try Downstairs at Eric’s, which has long been revered for its satisfying pub grub. For a serious adrenaline rush, go for a ride down the SuperSlide, which is part of the Peak 8 Fun Park. The luge-style course is Breck’s most celebrated warm weather attraction. The park also has a big-air trampoline, a climbing wall and a mountain-bike park.
How to Get There
Townhome, #301, where I stayed with my wife and friends, had worn out furnishings, including uncomfortable worn couch, chairs and beds. Technology, i.e. TV, in this day and time, for the expense of the lodging, was sub standard. Ski rental and access to Breckenridge resort,(if that is where you desire to ski) is excellent.
Caveat - I didn't actually stay here, my husband and son did, but I did handle the reservations. We initially made the reservation through Expedia (NEVER AGAIN!! I know better, always reserve with the source, but I was encouraged by a friend to use the Expedia bundle and save - note it only saved TIME - the price was the same as if I had made separate reservations).
So, 2 weeks before the trip Expedia calls and says Sorry, we need to move you to another hotel, The proposed hotel they wanted to move us two was a 3 start hotel and it had consistently received 2 star ratings over the past year or so. This was not an acceptable swap to us. The agent spoke with a very heavy Asian accent and we could barely understand one another. She had absolutely no authority to do anything other than move us to another hotel which I was not going to authorize without some more information and someone I could understand. The next day I called the property directly and spoke with Sylvia. Sylvia found that the reservation had never been moved from the Expedia system to their system, so it looks like expedia never had any intent of honoring our original selection. Classic Bait and Switch.
Sylvia worked hard to find a solution - she ended up giving my husband and son the two bedroom unit we reserved for the first two nights and a FOUR BEDROOM unit for the second two nights, at no extra charge. She was so apologetic about the move - but they didn't care as long as they got to stay at BlueSky rather than the crappy Beaver Run that Expedia wanted to move them to!
They said both units were beautiful - the 4 bedroom, of course, was incredibly luxurious with fireplaces in several rooms! Both had full kitchens and laundry facilities. The hot tubs and pools were functioning, well maintained and perfect after a day on the slopes. The lobby area was beautiful and had complimentary coffee and hot chocolate packets. All in all - it was a great experience.
The wish they had used the Charter Sports location for ski rentals, but I had cancelled their reservation there when expedia was going to move them. I forgot to change it back. They said Christy Sports in town was knowledgable and had no complaints, but it would've saved them some time to just rent from Charter Sports. Charter Sports stores your rentals over night even if you don't rent from them as skis and boots are not permitted in the rooms.
They did rent a car in Denver for the drive to Breck - but said that the BlueSky shuttle was very convenient and in the future, they would try to use the BlueSky airport shuttle instead of renting a car. They said parking at the lifts was really crowded and the shuttle was a much better option. There was a high speed lift located right outside the Charter Sports location.
All in all - they found this resort to be well maintained, friendly, high quality, and both units had comfortable beds, great bathrooms, laundry, kitchens, etc. I am so thankful that Sylvia took the time to find them space at BlueSky rather than simply saying there was nothing she could do about a botched reservation!
Breckenridge itself is a great town - but for those of us not from the mountains, it is a quite a high elevation and they did have some adjusting to the altitude. My husband skies regularly at Deer Valley which is 3,000 feet lower in altitude. He was surprised that the elevation made a difference in how he felt. Not only can the higher elevation give you headaches, it sucks the energy from you. Skiing tired is a recipe for injury so it was nice that they weren't planning to ski the first day of their arrival. They enjoyed the town restaurants and atmosphere in Breck, but the altitude may cause them to look elsewhere next time for a short, weekend ski trip. However, if they return to Breckenridge, they'll definitely go back to BlueSky!
Long and short:
BlueSky Breckenridge is fantastic!
We stayed in 604S, a spacious 2 bedroom condo. The condo had everything we needed to cook for the week. We had an additional family over for dinner (dining table seats 6 and there are 3 bar stools) and we were all comfortable. There are hooks for ski clothing, a coat closet and bench when you walk in. There are two large bathrooms and a large master. The living room furniture is quite comfy, seats 6 total. The fireplace is gas and puts out a ton of heat. On the subject of heat, the condo is heated by radiant heat through the floors. We kept the heat turned all the way down. The condo was at times a little too warm so we just opened a few windows. The views are beautiful, mostly looking at other condos, but you can see the Snowflake lift, which is the lift you take to get up the mountain. One of the nicest features is the way Bluesky/Charter Sports stores your equipment. Downstairs in the same building (never have to go outside) is Charter Sports. This is where you can rent equipment. Across the hall is a locker room where you store your boots when not skiiing. You have access to a combination lock locker and then you just leave your boots on the boot racks, which are also warmer racks. Your skis and poles are stored on racks just outside the Charter Sports. When you came down the mountain you load your skis and poles on the racks, they lock them up at night and bring them out in the morning. So easy! The Snowflake lift is just a few feet from Charter Sports. We’ve done ski in ski out before and this is by far the best way to do it. No carrying your equipment back to your room! There is a commentary shuttle available to take you around town. Just call them and they pick you up from your location in minutes. The staff was very friendly. The condo was very quiet. We rarely heard any noise outside our room. It’s extremely well built.
In addition to skiiing we experienced dog sledding through Good Times Sports. Highly recommend.
The only thing we wish 604S would change is to put a larger TV in the family room.
Our group comes to NA every year in January/February to escape the heat in Queensland and go skiing. Since the Epic pass was introduced we usually go to Vail first for 10 days and then try out one of the other resorts for another 10 days. This year it was Breckenridge for the first time, so we had no prior knowledge of the accommodation. I think we lucked out with Blue Sky. It is beautifully designed on the side of a hill, with boot and ski lockers on the ground floor and a 20 metre walk to the Snow Flake chairlift. Our apartment is very spacious, with 2 comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and plenty of hanging space and drawer space. The whole apartment is heated with underfloor heating. Everything is just right for a comfortable ski holiday.
Great location! Very convenient for ski in/ski out! Charter sports, lift ticket office, and free ski storage are all right in the building! Easy walk to town. Heated garage was helpful. The shuttle service was incredibly helpful and convenient.