Breckenridge Ski Resort
With four huge peaks, 2,358 acres, five terrain parks, one superpipe, eight bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain, and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities & events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, inspiring a way of life. www.breckenridge.com
The mountain’s top-notch terrain parks are recognized worldwide. Don’t be surprised to see pro skiers and snowboarders going big for mid-week training or gathering at major freestyle comps like the Winter Dew Tour.
Trygve Berge and Sigurd Rockne founded Breckenridge Ski Resort with the same pioneering spirit that brought settlers to town in the 1800s. That spirit carries on today both in town and on the mountain – Breck was the first ski resort in North America to install a high-speed quad (1981) and the first Colorado resort to allow snowboarding (1984). It’s home now to the world’s highest superchair, the Imperial Express, which tops out at 12,840 feet.
Breckenridge Receives US Forest Service Approval for 543 acre terrain expansion
Vail Resorts just announced in late August it has received approval from the U.S. Forest Service for a 543-acre terrain expansion in the Peak 6 area of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Peak 6 will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. The Company expects to open the new terrain for the 2013-2014 ski season, including adding a new high-speed, six person chairlift and a new fixed-grip chairlift to access the Peak 6 area. The additional terrain represents a 23% increase in resort’s skiable acres.
The approval came in the form of a Record of Decision by the US Forest Service after completing a Final Environmental Impact Statement, a process which began with project scoping in 2007. The decision remains subject to appeal for 45 days. Peak 6 is the first ski terrain expansion on U.S. Forest Service land in Colorado since 2008 and the first at Breckenridge since the Peak 7 expansion in 2002.