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Encyclopedia > Breckenridge ski area

Breckenridge is a town located in Summit County, Colorado. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,408. It is the county seat of Summit CountyGR6. Breckenridge is also a popular ski resort during the winter months, servicing multi-difficulty ski slopes on the Rocky Mountains. In the summer, the town turns into an outdoor lover's paradise with great hiking trails, beautiful wildflowers to see, fly-fishing in the Blue River, and nearby Lake Dillon for boating. Summit County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Summit County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... A ski resort is a ski area with a village and/or high-end accommodations and other amenities at the base of the mountain. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... The Blue River, a tributary of the Colorado, is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Blue River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 75 mi (121 km) long, in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Lake Dillon is a lake in Summit County, Colorado. ...

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The name Breckenridge

Early in its history, the town wanted a post office. The townspeople decided to name their town after the United States' Vice President at the time, John C. Breckinridge. This worked, and Breckinridge got a post office. When civil war broke out in 1861 Breckinridge sided with the Confederates and pro-Union citizens of Breckinridge wanted to change the name. The i was changed to an e, and it has been Breckenridge ever since. Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... John C. Breckinridge John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821–May 17, 1875) was a lawyer, U.S. Representative, Senator from Kentucky, the fourteenth Vice President of the United States, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 1,556,678 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  {{{notes}}} The... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1...


Geography

Location of Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge is located at 39°29'11" North, 106°2'37" West (39.486445, -106.043516)GR1. Image File history File links COMap-doton-Breckenridge. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.8 km² (4.9 mi²). 12.8 km² (4.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The elevation of Breckenridge is 9,600 feet (above sea level).


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 2,408 people, 1,081 households, and 380 families residing in the town. The population density is 187.8/km² (486.4/mi²). There are 4,270 housing units at an average density of 333.1/km² (862.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.56% White, 0.37% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 5.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,081 households out of which 13.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.9% are married couples living together, 4.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 64.8% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.16 and the average family size is 2.61. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 11.1% under the age of 18, 22.8% from 18 to 24, 45.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 2.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 160.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 164.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $43,938, and the median income for a family is $52,212. Males have a median income of $29,571 versus $27,917 for females. The per capita income for the town is $29,675. 8.8% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.7% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Ski Resort Statistics

Elevation

  • Base: 9,600 ft / 2,926 m
  • Summit: 12,998 ft / 3,963 m
  • Vertical Rise: 3,398 ft / 1,036 m

Trails

  • Skiable Area: 2,208 acres
  • Trails: 147 total (15% beginner, 33% intermediate, 20% advanced, 32% expert)
  • Longest Run: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles / 5.6 km
  • Terrain Parks: 25 acres
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches / 762 cm

A terrain park is an outdoor area that contains jumps and half-pipes that allow snowboarders and skiers to do tricks. ...

Lifts

  • 28 total
    • 2 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
    • 7 high-speed quad lifts
    • 1 triple lift
    • 6 double lifts
    • 4 surface lifts
    • 8 carpet lifts

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