Snow falls early in Breckenridge, and the ski season officially begins at the end of October. Now is one of the best times of the year to visit this mining-town-turned-resort. Until Christmas, Breckenridge is running Ski Free/Stay Free offers: Buy three days of skiing and lodging, and get the fourth day free. Plus, the resort's three slope-side conference facilities are all ski-in/ski-out for visitors who want to mix pleasure with business. Denver is only11/2 hours away by car, and connections to DIA are swift and efficient, barring an occasional snowstorm. For more information, call (888) 796-2825.
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- Breckenridge Ski Resort, www.breckenridge.com
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