Breckenrdige Ski Resort
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.
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Lifts: 34 Total
3 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
9 high-speed quad lifts
1 triple lift
6 double lifts
1 8-passenger gondola
5 surface lifts
9 carpet lifts
Lift Capacity: 42,880 people per hour
Operating Since: December 16, 1961
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2908 acres / 1177 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29% of total terrain)
Bowls: 1061 acres / 429 hectares
Terrain Parks: 25 acres / 10 hectares
Snowmaking: 600 acres / 243 hectares
Number of Trails: 187
Longest Trail: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers
Peak 6 Expansion at the Breckenridge Ski Resort
The biggest ski resort expansion in North America in more than a decade took place on December 25, 2013 as Breckenridge Ski Resort added Peak 6 to our skiable terrain. The additional terrain represents a 23% increase in resort’s skiable acres.
Breckenridge Summer Resort
The 2,908 snow covered acres of winter ski resort has transformed into a summer playground at Breckenridge Resort. Park for free in the Gondola parking lots in town and take the BreckConnection Gondola to the base of Peak 8 where adventure is waiting for you. The Peak 8 Fun Park has plenty of activities available for all ages. Find thrill on the Gold Runner Coaster as it races down the mountain around and through the forest.
Peak 8 Fun Park Activities:
Breck 4X4 Tours
BreckTreks Guided Hiking Tours
Superputt Mini Golf
Free Scenic Gondola Rides
Scenic Chairlift Rides
Rockpile Climbing Wall
Ripperoo’s Bounce House
Visit Breckenridge.com for more information about all that the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park has to offer.
Along with the Peak 8 Fun Park, Breckenridge offers summer camps where kids can learn valuable outdoor skills while participating in activities centered around science, nature, crafts and more. Various hikes are available from wildflower and wildlife hikes to scenic chair and nature hike packages.
Are you a biker or want to learn to mountain bike? Mountain biking lessons are now available at Breckenridge Resort. Whether you're new to the sport or regularly rip up the singletrack around Colorado, Breckenridge offers experiences perfect for anyone. New this summer, Breck will be offering beginner and intermediate mountain bike lessons daily. Choose from 11 blue and black mountain-bike specific trails on the resort or head out on the hiking trails or mountain roads. Learn more about mountain biking trails at Breckenridge.com.
Adventure awaits you in Breckenridge.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