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Breckenridge Ski Resort
2015/2016 Season: Opening Day: Nov. 13
Hour of Operation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Ski lifts operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. BreckConnect Gondola operating hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upper lifts at Breck open approximately 30 minutes later, conditions permitting.
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
Breckenridge Ski Resort boasts some of the best beginner terrain anywhere in Colorado. Skiers and riders can find these trails located off Chair 7 on Peak 8, including a portion of the 3.5-mile cruiser Four O’Clock run — the longest trail at Breck. The Quicksilver and A lifts on Peak 9 also serve up some of Breck’s most family-friendly slopes.
More Difficult (intermediate) 31%
An intermediate’s paradise, Peak 7 is home to a slew gently rolling, more difficult runs, all accessed by the 6-passenger Independence SuperChair. The locals’ favorite, Claimjumper,
is found on Peak 8 in addition to Northstar and Crescendo. The Quicksilver and Beaver Run SuperChairs on Peak 9 also provide access to more than 10 intermediate trails for non-stop sking and riding.
Most Difficult (advanced or black diamond) 24%
Take the T-Bar up to Pika, Ptarmigan, White Crown & Forget-Me-Not for wide-open bowls and stunning views. Peak 9's Peerless is a great place to hit the bumps, while Solitude, No Name & Lower Boneyard off 6-Chair offers endless laps of face-shots on powder days. A quick ride up the Falcon SuperChair on Peak 10 wisks skiers and riders to a handful of intermediate groomers, steep and deep bump runs along with the legendary glades of The Burn.
Expert (double black diamond) 34%
Whale’s Tail and Peak 7 Bowl offer vast 45-degree terrain without trees. On Peak 8, the experienced skier/rider can enjoy amazing vistas from atop Contest, Horseshoe & Cucumber Bowls (lift access) or Imperial Bowl at 12,998 feet (foot access only). Hike to Lake Chutes for a 55-degree pitch, between 10-80 feet of cornice, rocks to huck and of course, fresh tracks. The Windows & Twin Chutes are easy hikes (10-20 mins) from the Patrol Hut atop Peak 9, the south side of Peak 10 offers hidden kickers and glades while The Six Senses, Serenity Bowl & Beyond Bowl offer up the best hike-to terrain off the Kensho SuperChair on Peak 6.
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
Breckenridge Fun Park
Summer 2014 - Breckenridge Fun Park will be open starting June 13 through Sept. 1
(Sept. 2-14 Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
Hours of Operation - 9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.