The Breckenridge Ski Resort was founded in 1961, and skiing in Breckenridge (along with snowboarding and more) occupies Peak 6 through Peak 10 with 187 trails that comprise 2,908 skiable acres. Bowls occupy 1,061 acres of fun, while Terrain Parks make up 25 acres of pure adrenalin. The Breckenridge ski resort includes runs for all levels of skiers and is recognized for its overall variety that matches family preferences while still appealing to daredevils. The resort categorizes the level of its runs as easiest (11 percent), more difficult (31 percent), most difficult (31 percent) and expert (34 percent). Peak 6 has only been open a few years, and many new visitors head for this area to check out its novel features like a long, hike-to-the-summit trail (not served by lifts). Perhaps the most cozy and convenient way onto the mountain is the enclosed gondola that starts at the base of Peak 8 and transports skiers to Peaks 7 and 8 in just 10 minutes, crossing high over Cucumber Gulch, a natural preserve populated by elk, moose, beavers and more.
Breckenridge Ski Resort Highlights
Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Express Superchair lift ends at 12,480 feet, making it the tallest, high-speed quad chairlift in the world. Four award-winning terrain parks with jumps, ramps and rails thrill adventurous skiers and boarders alike. The resort’s 22-foot superpipe provides sufficient momentum to project athletes far into the blue sky. While several ski resorts make their home in Summit County, many visitors never leave Breckenridge because of its diverse, expansive trails and all-in-one convenience.