Winter in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ski Resort

 

Breck’s four interconnected peaks offer amazing variety for every skill level. Peak 8 is home to some of the best (and longest) learning terrain in the world, keeping beginners on their toes and glowing with accomplishment. The south side of Peak 10 boasts big fat bumps, hidden kickers, legendary glades and enough fresh tracks to make expert riders and skiers salivate. With wide-open bowls, gentle rolling groomers, steep and deep runs, and arguably the best terrain parks in North America, Breckenridge offers almost endless terrain for non-stop skiing and riding.

 

Elevation

• Base- 9,603 feet / 2,927 meters

• Summit- 12,998 feet / 3,962 meters

 

Key Features

• Lifts: ◦ 31 Total

• Lift Capacity: 37,880 people per hour

• Terrain Parks: 25 acres / 10 hectares

• Snowmaking: 565 acres / 228 hectares

• Number of Trails: 155

• Longest Trail: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers

Terrain Classification:

 

Easiest 14%

Breckenridge boasts some of the best learning terrain anywhere. Skiers and riders will find most beginner trails located off Chair 7 on Peak 8, including a portion the 3.5 mile Four O' Clock run, the longest trail at Breckenridge, and the Quicksilver Super6 and A lifts on Peak 9.

 

More Difficult 31%

An intermediate's paradise, Peak 7 is home to seven new 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 19%

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 wisks skiers and riders to three advanced intermediate groomers, steep and deep bump runs, and the legendary glades of The Burn.

 

Expert 36%

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 feet (foot access only). 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).

 

 

Four Great Peaks to Ski:

 

Peak 7

 

The Peak 7 terrain features great cruisers, wide open runs and corduroy perfection - a great complement to Breck's steeper terrain. A local secret is to ride the T-bar to the top of Peak 8 and take a long run all the way to the bottom of the Independence SuperChair. Peak 7 is the perfect place to lay down some arching turns. And at the bottom, Breckenridge has expanded its luxury skier services with ski school, ticket sales, rentals, and a new sit-down dining experience.

 

Peak 8

 

Peak 8 and Breckenridge Ski Resort have bragging rights to the highest chairlift in North America. With an elevation of 12,840 feet, the Imperial Express SuperChair accesses some of Colorado's steepest terrain, with endless possibilities. You can fly down Imperial Bowl, or drop off the other side into Whale's Tail. Either way, you're sure to find fantastic snow with amazing panoramic views. The recent addition of even more high altitude terrain via SnowWhite brings 150 acres of steep chutes, cornices and great snow.

 

Peak 9

 

Stir it up on the steeps, dance through the bumps or enjoy a perfectly manicured green run, all on Peak 9. The lower portions of Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort are home to some of Summit County's friendliest terrain. The Quicksilver lift accesses meticulous groomers - a great place for your beginner and intermediate turns. The Beaver Run lift will whisk you to the top of Peak 9 where lies more challenging terrain. From here you can drop into one of the local favorites like Devil's Crotch or Mine Shaft. Don't forget to check out The Windows located just off the E-chair for some tight tree runs.

 

Peak 10

 

Amazing tree skiing, long mogul runs and perfectly groomed corduroy are some of the features of Peak 10. The Breckenridge Ski Resort Peak 10 experience brings amazing views of the Upper Blue Valley while cruising through trees in The Burn, a glade created naturally long ago. Or, drop down on the south side of Peak 10 for some great steeps and hidden powder stashes throughout Mustang. If you crave speed with a lot of rollers, you'll love cruising Cimarron. Peak 10 provides you with a chance to choose your own skiing and riding adventure.

 

Whatever you seek in skiing and riding can be found and conquered on our four majestic peaks at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

 

 

But there is more than just great downhill skiing...

 

 

Breckenridge Nordic Center

 

Discover cross-country skiing (32Km) & nature snowshoe (15Km) trails (easy, rolling and expert terrain) in the White River National Forest. Full service lodge with snack bar, ski school/tours, rental/retail/wax/repair shop, and complimentary parking.

 

1200 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

 

9:00am-4:00pm

 

970-453-6855

 

 

Breckenridge Snowshoe Center

 

Discover cross-country skiing (32Km) & nature snowshoe (15Km) trails (easy, rolling and expert terrain) in the White River National Forest. Full service lodge with snack bar, ski school/tours, rental/retail/wax/repair shop, and complimentary parking.

 

1200 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

 

9:00am-4:00pm

 

970-453-6855

 

Breckenridge Stables- Peak 9 Dinner Sleigh Rides

 

Experience the Rocky Mountains and Winter Snows as the pioneers did. Inside your sleigh, wrapped in your warm wool blanket, you can hear the sleigh bells ringing a tune of old in the crisp mountain air. You can enjoy a delicious dinner on the mountain or just make the journey to take in the breathtaking beauty of the Great Rocky Mountains.

 

970-453-4438

 

 

Good Times Adventures Snowmobiling & Dogsledding

 

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6062 Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

 

970-453-7604

 

 

Sledding at Carter Park

 

Take your sled, your mittens and your friends to Carter Park, home to one of the only sledding locations in town. Carter Park is located at the south end of High Street and adjacent to Breckenridge Elementary School. (Sledding at the Breckenridge ski resort is not permitted)

 

High Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

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