Breckenridge Ski Area opened in December of 1961 with one double-chair lift and a T-bar. An adult lift ticket cost $4. Today Breckenridge has over 30 lifts and a daily undiscounted lift ticket costs more than $140. Breckenridge has about 3 million visitors a year, and half of that number is in the summer. Plan some time to walk around the town and down Main Street.