The 2013-14 season saw Breckenridge Ski Resort boost its acreage by more than 540 acres thanks to the addition of Peak 6. Breck’s fifth and newest peak features 400 acres of lift-served terrain (accessed by the Zendo Chair and Kensho SuperChair) and 143 acres of some of the resorts’ most challenging and exciting hike-to terrain. Six Senses, Serenity Bowl, Beyond Bowl and Wonderland await. (Warning! This expert terrain is not for the faint of heart. You better have and bring your ‘A’ game) The addition of Peak 6 also increases the resort’s skiable acres by 23 percent and is one of the ski industry’s most significant expansions in the last decade. Check out the new Snow Drifter Grab-N-Go at the Horizon Hut — a converted groomer offering quick bites up on the hill.
The six-person Independence SuperChair transports you to the top of Peak 7. Wide-open cruisers, gentle rollers and corduroy perfection greet skiers/riders of every stripe here. Take the T-bar to the top of Peak 8, hit up White Crown or Forget-Me-Not, then finish out the run by carving your way down locals’ favorite Claimjumper. At the base, Crystal Peak Lodge and Sevens Restaurant offers everything you need — ski school, ticket sales and rentals along with craft brews and breathtaking views. Need to shake off the rust? Pioneer, Wirepatch and Lincoln Meadows are good warm-up runs to start your day or help get you back to form.
Peak 8 is home to the highest lift in North America! At 12,840 feet, the Imperial Express SuperChair gives you a birds-eye view of the resort and all of town below. It also provides access to some of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s best above-treeline terrain. Drop into Imperial Bowl, traverse over to George’s Thumb and Whale’s Tail on the backside or hike over to the imposing Lake Chutes to score gnarly lines off Zoot Chute and 9 Lives. Need a li’l freestyle in your life? Catch the 5-Chair and go big in the legendary Freeway & Park Lane terrain parks. And new in 2014-15, the resort upgraded the Colorado SuperChair from a 4- to a 6-passenger express, increasing capacity on Peak 8’s primary and most-used lift by 30 percent.
The Falcon SuperChair serves up some of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s most thrilling terrain. Charge down the steeps, bounce through the bumps or enjoy some of Breck’s best groomed green runs. Up at the top, drop into the deep pow found off Tom’s Baby, Mine Shaft or Devil’s Crotch off E-Chair. The Windows offers some of the tightest tree runs around or grab your gear and hike up to The Back 9 or Twin Chutes … just remember to stay high on the run-out. The Mercury and Beaver Run SuperChairs give you access to the entire peak and are great lifts to bust out a couple of quick laps on. At the bottom, the QuickSilver SuperChair offers you a ride to some of the resort’s best beginner terrain. The new Overlook Restaurant claims the highest altitude of any dining establishment in Breck.
Peak 10 is the southernmost peak of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Falcon Superchair whisks you to the top and if advanced/expert terrain is your thing, look no further. Peak 10 provides you with a chance to choose your own skiing and riding adventure. Prove your prowess in the gladed pow of The Burn, flex your muscles on one of the long mogul runs or uncover stellar steeps and powder stashes galore off the south side on Mustang, Dark Rider or Blackhawk. If speed and cruising well-manicured corduroy is what you seek, take a ripper down Cimarron. Hungry, tired or need to warm up? The mid-mountain digs of Tenmile Station is the perfect place for a morning or afternoon pit stop.