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Brekenridge Skiing & Snowboarding
Resort Guide

Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s premier ski and snowboard destinations. The mountain is giant, the town is great, and the terrain parks are some of the best in the world. Spread across five peaks of the Ten Mile Mountain Range, Breck has an amazing 2,908 acres of skiable terrain. On these various peaks there is not only great terrain for beginners and intermediates, but also plenty of challenging and fun terrain for advanced and expert skiers. There is so much terrain at Breck that it takes days to explore the whole mountain. To make the most of all of these options plan a multi day trip and try not to spend too much time traversing from one peak to another.

Mountain Overview

Breckenridge has two main base areas that serve the five peaks, which are numbered north to south throughout the Ten Mile Range. The northern most peak , Peak 6 serves some of the best and steepest terrain at Breckenridge. This terrain is made up of steep chutes and open bowls that fall into intermediate terrain that is also accessible from the peak.

The Independence Superchair serves the lower portion of Peak 7, which is a great area for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, who will love the various naturally rolling groomed runs. The trees and glades of Ore Bucket can hold some surprisingly fun powder stashes as well. The upper portion of Peak 7 is accessed via the Imperial Express Superchair on Peak 8. A short travers leads to more steep bowls and chutes that offer some awesome wide-open skiing and snowboarding. The Peak 7 chutes typically hold powder longer than some of the other areas on the mountain. It is not recommended, however, to ride this terrain when visibility is low, whiteout conditions are common high up above the treeline.

Peak 8 has the highest elevation chairlift in the United States, one of the best terrain parks in the world, and the area’s largest base area. The Breck Connect Gondola brings skiers and snowboarders from the parking lots down in the valley up to the Peak 7 and Peak 8 base areas. From the Peak 8 base, terrain for all abilities can be accessed. The world renown Freeway and Park Lane terrain parks are located at this base as well. This is where events like the Dew Tour are held every winter, bringing the best professional skiers and snowboarders in the world. Many of these top riders call Breck home all winter long, too. Higher up on Peak 8, the 6 Chair accesses some great trees and glades. This area is awesome on powder days with poor visibility that limit upper-mountain access. The T-Bar’s advanced and expert terrain is steep and can be deep on powder days, too.

Breckenridge’s other main base area accesses Peak 9, where there is more great beginner and intermediate skiing and snowboarding.There are tons of groomed runs on this part of the mountain, making it a great place to learn. The E Chair also holds some less traveled powder stashes for advanced skiers.

Peak 10 is often one of the least crowded areas on the mountain. All of the terrain off of the Falcon Superchair is advanced. There are some fun gladed runs. The moguls and bumps on the burn will test the leg strength of even the most fit skiers and snowboarders.

Mountain Stats & Breckenridge Trail Map

Breck Trail Map

 Total Skiable Acres 2,908 Beginner Terrain 11%
 Base Elevation 9,600' Intermeidate Terrain 31%
 Summit Elevation  12,998' Advanced Terrain 24%
 Vertical Drop3,398' Expert Terrain34%
Total Lifts34Average Annual Snowfall300"

Travel Information & Directions

Breckenridge is a modest 90 minute drive from Denver, allowing for quick access from the front range and the Denver International Airport. Ski traffic along I-70 can more than double travel times, however, so make sure to plan ahead and stay up to date with current road conditions. For skiers and snowboarders coming from the airport, the Colorado Mountain Express Shuttle is a great option. Once in Summit County, the Summit Stage busses can also be used to get to the slopes of Breck.
Travel Resources:

Travel Directions to Breck
Summit Stage Bus
Road Conditions

Lodging Information

There are tons of lodging options for every budget in the town of Breckenridge, on the mountain and in greater Summit County area. For skiers and snowboarders the Bivvi Hostel has some shared rooms for a very low price. AirBnb is a great options for visiting skiers and snowboarders as well.
Breckenridge Lodging
The Bivvi Hostel
Breck AirBnB

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Local Food Picks

Several on-mountain lodges at Breckenridge have a full range of dining options. These lodges are spread throughout the different peaks and base areas. After a long day of skiing and snowboarding the awesome high alpine terrain there are tons of great restaurants in town. Empire Burger is a great spot to get a quick and tasty burger, it’s right on Main Street, too. Breckenridge Brewery has great beers and food to match. Breck has a very lively nightlife, too. Cecilia’s hosts a handful of ski and snowboard movie premieres and events every year, and always parties hard into the night.
Breck Dining:

On Mountain Dining
Empire Burger
Breckenridge Brewery

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Where to Find Lift Tickets to Breckenridge?

Breckenridge ski and snowboard lift tickets are among the more expensive in Colorado. As a part of Vail Resorts, however, deals can be had by combining with lodging, rentals, buying online, and buying multiple day tickets. Depending on the length of a ski and snowboard vacation, buying Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass may also help to save some money. Children and seniors receive discounted Breck lift tickets, too.
Breckenridge Lift Tickets
Epic Pass  

Breck Weather & Conditions Information

Breckenridge gets more than 300” of snow on average every winter. That’s 25 feet of powder. Combined with the great terrain this makes for a ton a fun powder days for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. Breck is located at a high altitude, with the base at 9,600’ feet. Much of the terrain sits above treeline, making for poor visibility during storms, and high winds at times. During this nasty weather is a great time to explore the trees of the 6 Chair or Peak 10.
Breckenridge  Weather & Conditions Resources

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Breckenridge has an amazing array of of amenities, from the fun town to the epic high alpine bowls. Across the mountain’s five different peaks there is something for every ability of skier and snowboarder to explore. The sheer number of option also means that it takes days to explore everything, making Breck a great destination for skiers and snowboarders alike.

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