Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of the most visited ski resorts in the western hemisphere. Breckenridge is owned and operated by Vail Resorts, Inc. If you look at the layout of Breckenridge Ski resort, it stretches across the five peaks that are a part of the southern half of the Tenmile Range. The resort sits only on one side of the town, which makes it a very unique skiing destination. Access to and from town to the mountain is very easy. In addition, all the peaks are connected with each other allowing you to start off on one end and ski down all five peaks.
Breckenridge Mountain Peaks
Five peaks offer a total of 187 trails and 2,908 acres of terrain.
Peak 6 is the newest addition to the Breckenridge Ski Resort and is located to the north of Peak 7. It was opened on Dec. 25th, 2013 and offers a high-speed six-person lift. This expansion of the resort was one of the biggest in Northern America and added 543 acres of new terrain, where 400 acres are served by the lift and 142 acres are accessible only by hiking. The terrain has above treeline bowls and is really wide-open offering mainly terrain for intermediate skiers and riders, but also includes a lot of advanced terrains.
Peak 7 terrain is only available for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. There is no beginner terrain available. Trails located at the base of Peak 7 are groomed every night. At the bottom of the base there are two large lodges which are directly ski-in and ski-out properties: Crystal Peak Lodge and Grand Lodge. The lodges are also connected by the midway station on the BreckConnect Gondola. To search for ski-in and ski-out properties available for sale in Crystal Peak Lodge and Grand Lodge click here. Contact us if you would like to schedule a private showing.
Peak 8 is the heart of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. It was the first peak that was opened and the only one for the longest time. The BreckConnect Gondola takes you right to the base of Peak 8 and because it is the center of the resort, you can easily get anywhere else on the mountain. Peak 8 has terrain available for all levels. The base of Peak 8 offers plenty of green runs, but the higher you go, the more advanced the terrain which appeals to more avid skiers and riders. At Peak 8, you can enjoy kid’s trails, a huge terrain park, Dew Tour, three restaurants, and the highest chair lift in North America. There is also one of Breckenridge’s three ski schools available. To find out more about ski school click here.
In the summer everyone can enjoy an adventure park. Epic Discovery offers plenty of attractions such as the Breckenridge Alpine Coaster, TenMile Flyer Zipline, Alpine Challenge Course, Bounce House, Bungee Trampoline, Silver & Gold Summit Climbing Wall, Climber Ropes Course, Mineshaft Maze, Mini Golf, Gemstone Panning, Lil’s Nugget Tubing, and Alpine Slide.
Find out more about Epic Discovery here.
Peak 9 is the second oldest peak. The lower terrain of Peak 9 caters to beginners. Often times ski schools start their day with students there. It is common to meet people who are skiing or snowboarding for the first time in their life. There is plenty of additional signage for slow speed and learning trails. The upper part of Peak 9 has intermediate blue runs. But there is also something for advanced skiers and riders. The double black runs are situated on the peak’s north-facing ridge. With the lack of direct sun, you will face a lot of icy spots making it even more challenging.
At the base of Peak 9 you will find quite a few ski-in, ski-out lodging options. Beaver Run Resort, Village at Breckenridge, Cedars Townhomes, and Trails End. To search for ski-in and ski-out properties available for sale at the base of Peak 9 click here. Contact us if you would like to schedule a private showing.
Peak 10 offers expert terrain with only black and double black trails. You can enjoy both groomed trails and glades. Peak 9 is the southern most peak on the mountain and it is operated by one chairlift – Falcon SuperChair. Falcon SuperChair was replaced to a faster, 6-person chairlift in 2017. Because of its advanced terrain, Peak 10 is typically the least crowded peak at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Therefore, if you feel like doing a lot of laps, head over to Peak 10.
Breckenridge Ski School
High Alpine Terrain
Breckenridge Ski Resort offers plenty of the high alpine terrain that is easily accessible. Above the treeline you will find wide open bowls, narrow chutes, and everything in between.
Breckenridge Ski Resort boasts having the highest ski lift in North America. The Imperial Express Superchair carries skiers and snowboarders to 12,840 feet at the top of Breckenridge’s Peak 8, making it extremely easy to get to some of the high alpine terrains.
- Lake Chutes
- Contest Bowl
- Imperial Bowl
- Horseshoe Bowl
- Whale’s Tail
- Peak 7
- Six Senses
- Serenity Bowl
- Peak 6
- Beyond Bowl
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