When a heavyweight player like Breckenridge Resort shows its muscle, people pay attention: great runs for beginner and intermediate skiers, multiple terrain parks for snowboarders, and huge acreage for the experts to explore.
Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of the most popular ski areas in the country, and for good reason. With 2,908 acres of terrain and 3,398 feet of vertical drop, there's room for everyone from beginners to experts. Four peaks comprise the resort, including the Peak 7 Summit and Peak 8 Summit, topping out at a towering 12,998 feet elevation. A new Peak 6 area was recently added as well, offering the biggest ski resort expansion in North America in the last decade.
If you're just learning, check out Chair 7 on Peak 8 or the Quicksilver Super6 lift on Peak 9. About 14% of the ski area's terrain is designated beginner, which, given the size of Breckenridge, means there is a lot of acreage to welcome new skiers and snowboarders.
The skiing opportunities for intermediate skiers and riders are the greatest, making up 31% of the runs. Check out a local's favorite called Claimjumper and the rest of Peak 7, which is a great place to make some turns on the blue runs.
Experts will find themselves gravitating toward Peak 10 and the Imperial Express, which heads to the Peak 8 Summit, where the pitches go up to 55 degrees. There are also hiking opportunities to bowls, chutes and other challenging terrain in Snow White and the Back 9.
Snowboarders will be feel right at home in the five terrain parks. There are two oriented just for beginners to gain the feel of common features, and two parks geared for intermediates as well. But the big aerials happen in the Freeway Terrain Park and Pipe, where the pros show off their latest moves to the crowds.
The town of Breckenridge leaves no one behind. Between the shops, restaurants, historic downtown and other activities, non-skiers in groups will have plenty to occupy their time.
Breckenridge, Colorado Ski Resort is located on Hwy. 9, 10 miles south from I-70 exit 203. This is a two hour drive from Denver International Airport.
Breckenridge Ski Resort generally opens in mid-November and stays open until late April, weather dependent.
Chairlifts Open: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Gondola Open: 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Ski School
- Rentals and Repairs
- Nordic Center
- Sleigh Rides
- Dog Sledding
- Ice Skating
- Snow Tubing
- On and Off Mountain Dining
- Historic Area
- Local Brewery
Breckenridge, CO Ski Resort:
390 Interlocken Crescent
Broomfield, Colorado 80021