Breckenridge, Colorado is a 2 hour drive from Denver International Airport (DEN) and about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE). Denver usually has more flight choices and better pricing. The Vail Pass (on Rt 70) is frequently closed if there is a big snowstorm. Flying into Denver is a safer option.
Due to unpredictable weather conditions (snow!!!), we recommend leaving the driving to Colorado Mountain Express. They provide van service from the airport to the hotel. We have a group discount. The cost from Denver to any Breckenridge hotel is $ 69.15 per person one way. For reservations call 800-525-6363 or book online at www.ridecme.com, use group code IEEE. It is recommended that reservations be made at least 72 hours prior to travel date to insure availability. Feel free to tip your driver ($2). You can also ask to stop for a bathroom break. Free WiFi on vans! (beginning Jan 1)
WACV goes until 10pm on January 11. We scheduled a special van shuttle to pick up at the Village Hotel at 10pm. To reserve, call CME or email LynneO xatx ridecme.com and request the IEEE 10:45pm- late night shuttle– which will pick up at the hotel at 10pm.
Travel Tip — If you have an early morning flight, you might want to get down to Denver the evening before and spend the night at an airport hotel (most have free shuttles to DEN airport). You can use expedia.com, search for hotel, near DEN. CME’s first shuttle leaves Breckenridge at 5:30am.
CME has no shuttle service from Vail/Eagle airport to Breckenridge.
Once at the resort, a car is not necessary. The resort has shopping and dining areas all within walking distance. The town has a free bus shuttle, the Free Ride Transit System. The SUMMIT STAGE offers free service within Summit County including Keystone and Arapahoe Basin ski areas. The buses stop across the street from the resort.
Fresh Tracks transportation offers service to Vail ski resort.
Available at all airports. The WACV/MMBIA discount number for HERTZ is CV# 04SN0001, good at all Colorado locations. Weekly rates start at $179; daily rates from $43. See details.
For road conditions, check www.cotrip.org