Breck Epic Discovery
It's all about Epic Discovery come summertime as the 2,908 acres of the ski resort blossoms into a summer playground at Breckenridge Resort. Find free in-town parking at the gondola lots and take the BreckConnect to the base of Peak 8 where all sorts of adventure is just waiting for you. Epic Discovery has activities available for all ages such as an Alpine Superslide, guided hiking tours, mountain bike singletrack, scenic chairlift rides and more. And last but certainly not least is the Gold Runner Coaster. Find your thrill as you scream down the mountain on 2,500 feet of track. Ride alone or with a friend as you control your own speed through the turns, dips and twists around and above the ski runs and through the forest. The coaster is open in both winter and summer and runs daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. pending on weather and snow removal. Due to daily snow maintenance operating times are subject to change. Please call 970-453-5000 for updated operation hours.
Epic Discovery Activities:
Start out at Peak 8 Base Camp for fun for the whole family. Enjoy the thrills of journeying through and around the forest on our Gold Runner Coaster and Alpine Slides. Then soar up the Colorado Scenic Chair for a bird’s eye view of three of Colorado’s famous 14ers. Arriving at the top you’ll reach Alpine Camp, home to interpretive hiking trails and the environmentally-inspired Alpineer Challenge Course. And not-to-be-missed is the new Expedition Zipline Tour, located at the Independence Outpost, featuring adventure high above the forest floor along ziplines and a bridge walk.
Check out Breckenridge.com for even more information about all that Epic Discovery has to offer.
In addition to Epic Discovery, Breck offers a variety of 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, Breck offers experiences perfect for anyone. Breck offers 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 five 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 its locals, with more than 200 restaurants, bars and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, Breck embodies more than just a destination. It inspires a way of life — www.breckenridge.com
Breckenridge Ski Resort
There's a whole list of reasons why Breckenridge Ski Resort is legendary. 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. The mountain’s top-notch terrain parks are also recognized worldwide. Don’t be surprised to see pro skiers and snowboarders going big for midweek training or gathering at major freestyle comps like the annual 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.
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
4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
6 high-speed quad lifts
1 fixed quad
1 triple lift
6 double lifts
1-8 passenger BreckConnect Gondola
4 surface lifts
11 carpet lifts
Lift Capacity: 46,800 people per hour (with surface and carpets)
Operating Since December 16, 1961
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2,908 acres / 1,177 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29 percent of total terrain)
Bowls: 1,061 acres / 429 hectares (35 percent of total terrain)
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 Dec. 25, 2013, as Breckenridge Ski Resort added Peak 6 to its skiable terrain. The additional terrain represents a 23 percent increase in resort’s skiable acres.