Since 1961, Breckenridge, Colorado has been recognized for its world class skiing. With 34 lifts and 2,908 acres of renowned runs and ski terrain, a novice/beginner skier can have just as much fun on the mountain as an expert.
The Breckenridge ski resort is split into four different mountains simply named Peak 6, Peak 7, Peak 8, Peak 9 and Peak 10. Navigating from peak to peak is easy and trouble-free. Breckenridge has a total of 187 trails and 1061 acres of bowl terrain!
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 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: 2908 acres / 1177 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29% of total terrain)
Bowls: 1061 acres / 429 hectares
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
600 acres are groomed daily.
Breckenridge boasts some of the best learning terrain anywhere. Skiers and riders will find most beginner trails located off of the QuickSilver Super Chair on Peak 9 and the Rip’s Ride on Peak 8, including a portion the 3.5 mile Four O’ Clock run, the longest trail at Breckenridge.
More Difficult: 31%
Exit left from the Kensho SuperChair on Peak 6 for an unparallel intermediate experience by taking Bliss for an above alpine terrain start that transitions to gladed, below tree line terrain in one run. An intermediate’s paradise, Peak 7 is home to seven gently rolling more difficult runs, accessed by a six-passenger SuperChair. Undoubtedly the local’s favorite, Claimjumper is located on Peak 8 in addition to Northstar and Crescendo. Two high-speed SuperChairs on Peak 9 access more than ten intermediate trails for non-stop skiing and riding.
Most Difficult: 24%
Hike North to the Beyond Bowl on Peak 6 for a secluded back bowl feel and spike your emotions by dropping in on Unbound, Liberation, or Breathless. Duke’s Run on Peak 8 offers a winning combination of both bumps and groomed terrain. Take the T-Bar up to Pika, Ptarmigan, White Crown and Forget-Me-Not for wide-open bowls and stunning views. Peak 9’s Peerless is a great place to learn how to master the bumps, while bump masters will appreciate 6-Chair, especially on a powder day. A quick ride up the Falcon SuperChair on Peak 10 whisks skiers and riders to three advanced intermediate groomers, steep and deep bump runs, and the legendary glades of The Burn.
Experts can awaken their sixth sense in The Sixth Senses bowl on Peak 6 with some of the best powder at the resort. An even short hike to the South from the Peak 6 Kensho SuperChair opens the doors to steep pitches and rocks to jump. Peak 7 offers vast steep terrain without the trees at a 45-degree pitch. On Peak 8, the experienced skier and rider can enjoy amazing alpine vistas from atop Horseshoe Bowl (lift access) or Imperial Bowl at 12,998 ft via the highest lift in North America! Hike to Lake Chutes for a 55-degree pitch (extreme terrain), between 10 and 80 feet of cornice, rocks to jump and of course, fresh tracks. Peak 9 features tree skiing at its best. The Windows is an easy hike (anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on a skier or rider’s speed) from the Patrol Hut atop Peak 9. The South Side of Peak 10 sports big fat bumps, hidden kickers and glades—all without seeing another soul (or at least many souls).