by Caroline Costello
One Ski Hill Place is one of the newer resorts in Breckenridge. The property’s astonishing location, beautifully appointed rooms, top-notch service and family-friendly amenities make it an excellent choice for visitors to the popular Colorado ski town. While rates at One Ski Hill Place aren’t for the budget-minded, the place is perfect for families seeking a luxurious Rocky Mountain experience.
A hotel set smack in the middle of a world-famous ski resort probably doesn’t need to offer an array of onsite family-friendly activities. After all, there’s plenty to do just steps from the lobby, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding in the summer. But One Ski Hill Place offers an extraordinary selection of things to keep families entertained (without setting foot outside). Teens can play Wii video games on a 60-inch flat-screen TV in a mini-movie theater. Tots can splash around in a perfectly designed kids’ pool. ‘Tweens can spend hours knocking down pins and munching on pizza in a private bowling alley. Mom and dad will love relaxing in the resort’s spa, sauna and steam room.
Another great perk is One Ski Hill’s fabulous location. If your kids are spending the day in ski school, you can relax in the hot tub with a hot drink and watch them learn, while admiring fantastic views of the slopes. Need an extra scarf or some sunscreen? Since you’re staying, literally, on the mountain, trekking back to your room will take mere minutes.
Our Editor Loves
- Ski-in, ski-out accommodations
- On-site family activities, from a bowling alley to movie theater
- Two pools onsite
- Horse Back Riding
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
Rooms are One Ski Hill Place are luxurious. Rooms are modern, but certain charming touches give the place a rustic ambiance. Stone fireplaces and hardwood floors mix with flat-screen televisions, high-end kitchen appliances, espresso machines and even wine cellars. The best part? The views. All rooms have balconies and wide windows, most of which offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountain.
Rooms range from studios to four-bedroom apartments with up to four bathrooms. Full kitchens, dishwashers and laundry machines are included in every room. There's daily cleaning service, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
We went to One Ski Hill Place in late December and it was amazing! Not only were the rooms large and comfortable, but it had a stove, sink, fridge, cookware and dishware (but we ate out for every meal). The room even had a gas fireplace and a balcony. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. We ate in the "Living Room" restaurant for breakfast a couple of mornings and it was good but a bit pricey for a small buffet, but we did go back a second time. The back of the lodge opens up to the lifts for peak 8. There is also a free gondola down to the historic town of Breckenridge (Breck as it's known to the locals) at the base of the mountain. Also, all of the lodges on the mountain provide free shuttle buses all around the resort area and into the town. We knew this ahead of time and didn't bother renting a car (we had a service pick us up at the airport and take us to the resort, Fresh Tracks Transportation. Also, the concierge took care of booking several adventures for us. We went dog sledding, snow-shoeing, and even took a trip on snow cat! The snow-shoeing and snow cat were were taken from the Alpine Center on the mountain and the dog sledding was a bit of drive, but transportation was provided. Overall, I definitely recommend One Ski Hill Place for your next Colorado ski vacation!
This is simply the best hotel in Breckenridge! We have been skiing at Breck on many occasions, but this is our first time to stay at One Ski Hill Place. I will tell you that after spending a week at this hotel, we will never stay anywhere else when we are in Breck.
I could spend time listing all the amenities that this hotel offers, but you can read those for yourself in the many other reviews. Everything is true - rooms are spacious, well-appointed, and the hotel is beautiful.
But in my opinion what needs more mention is the kindness of the staff. From the GM Chris, front desk Caitlin, the bellmen Lorenzo, Joe, Alex and Zack - everyone was just so nice and helpful.
Nate and Brock were over the top at the ski valet. Each morning when my family was ready to ski, there they were with our skis and poles - big smiles and genuine care and concern about our day of skiing.
Olidia cleaned our room each day - perfectly ! We came back to the room each day to find clean dishes, clean bathrooms and beds made. What a joy !
A couple of tips:
Ask for slopeside room
Tip the ski valets - Humbly, they won't tell you (I had to ask). Think about $5 per set of skis per day. It is WELL worth it. They will split the tips between them.
Tip the cleaning staff. They are so deserving.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Thanks Chris for your leadership and great management.
Families who love to hit the slopes won't find a hotel closer to the lifts than One Ski Hill Place. In terms of convenience and ease, this resort is tops. Ski lessons for kids and adults form in front of One Ski Hill. Four lifts are, literally, a stone's throw away, across from the lobby. One Ski Hill's location will prove priceless when parents need to run back to the room to grab some snacks or if one of the kids decides he or she is no longer in the mood to hit the slopes and wants to retire. There's no need to pack up your things and take a gondola and then a shuttle to get back to home base. In addition, you'll find a private locker room on the resort's ground floor that's perfect for storing skis and boots -- and it has boot heaters!
There are two pools at One Ski Hill Place. Located in the resort's Aquatics Center are a kids' pool with a gradually sloped entry and an adults' soaking pool. There are also indoor and outdoor hot tubs (the latter provides amazing views of skiers flying down the slopes).
The only bowling alley in Breckenridge is located at One Ski Hill Place -- and it's exclusively open to guests of the resort and guests staying at select sister resorts. You'll need a reservation to bowl. There are only two lanes, and the attraction, which is set in a cool mineshaft-themed room, is quite popular. Bowlers can order food and drinks from resort wait staff. We recommend making a reservation as early as possible -- perhaps even when you book your initial reservation at the resort.
Peak 8 Fun Park
During warmer months, when the snow has melted and the birds are singing, there is plenty to do on the mountain in the resort's beautiful backyard. The Peak 8 Fun Park, which opens just steps from One Ski Hill Place when the ski season ends, features tons of outdoor kid-friendly attractions, from a mini-golf course to an alpine coaster (also open during winter) to a mountain bike park.
On cold winter nights, there's nothing better than a warm, private movie theater. One Ski Hill Resort's elegant mini-theaters feature cozy couches with little tables attached to each couch, making it a cinch to snack, surround sound, video game systems and 60-inch HD televisions. Reserve a night in the theater, choose a DVD from the resort's impressive selection, sit back, relax and enjoy.
Ski Hill Grill
The full-service skier restaurant, Ski Hill Grill, is open to the public, and it gets pretty crowded during ski season. A grand fireplace adds to the cozy feel of the place. This restaurant offers menu items that kids will enjoy.
This apres-ski venue has a decor accented with HD televisions. T-bar serves sit-down meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The restaurant is open only to guests of the resort and sister resorts, making it a nice escape from the crowds that clog most other slope-side restaurants.
The Living Rom
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner this casual spot, with oversized sofas and chairs, features Colorado fresh foods.
Grab an espresso or hot chocolate at the cafe and gaze at the gorgeous slope views. The cafe is set just off the Living Room, which gives off an air of high-class with its grand piano. This restaurant is also only open to guests of the hotel and sister hotels.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
This is a luxury resort, so, naturally, the concierge and staff at the 24-hour front desk in the lobby will go above and beyond to accommodate families. Traditional onsite kids' programs are not available; however the ski school meets at One Ski Hill, offering onsite skiing activities for kids. The resort concierge can connect families with local babysitting services. In addition, childcare for infants and toddlers is available at select Breckenridge Child Care centers throughout the year.
The Art of Smart Timing
There's lots to do no matter what time of year you're visiting Breckenridge. Rates are always highest (and rooms fill up fast) during winter, when ski season is in full swing. But summertime is also an auspicious season for Breckenridge visitors, who will find an array of fun outdoor activities, from concerts to festivals, going on.
Families seeking the cheapest rates should consider booking during summer or fall, which is shoulder season in Breckenridge.
The closest airports to the Breckenridge are Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport, both of which are about a 90-minute drive from the town.
The ski in and out accommodations make it easy for families to reach the mountain quickly.
For Mom and Dad
The rejuvenation center at One Ski Hill Place is perfect for parents tired from days of hitting the slopes. The center boasts private massage rooms, and it connects to the Aquatics Center with its wonderful steam room and saunas.