Skiing & Snowboarding
With its five interconnected mountains, the Breckenridge Ski Area serves up 2,908 acres of terrain striped by nearly 187 trails, from beginner slopes to grueling expert chutes. Snowboarders know Breckenridge as a rider's paradise, with four state-of-the-art terrain parks and four pipes to choose from. The first ski area to open its arms to snowboarders, Breckenridge regularly hosts major competitions, including the Vans Triple Crown and the Chevy Truck US Grand Prix.
The resort also lies within easy reach of four more skiing and boarding hotspots at Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Loveland, making it an ideal base camp for visitors who want to explore all the legendary powder that Summit County has to offer.
2014/2015 Season Dates
• Breckenridge Ski Resort: November 7, 2014 - April 19, 2015
• Keystone Ski Resort: October 31, 2014 - April 12, 2015
• Arapahoe Basin: November 15, 2014 - June 21, 2015, projected
|Vital Stats:||Lifts:||On-Mountain Amenities:|
|Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet||3 Hi-speed 6-passenger||Ski Patrol|
|Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet||9 High-speed quads||Ski and ride school|
|Base Elevation: 9,600 feet||1 Triple chairlift||Equipment rentals|
|Longest Run: 3.5 miles||6 Double lifts||Snowmaking|
|Number of Trails: 187||5 Surface lifts||Warming huts|
|4 Half-pipes||9 Carpet lifts||Cafeterias|
|34 Lifts||4 Terrain parks||Restaurants|
|1 8-passenger gondola||Bars|
- 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%: 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 new 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 it's 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 bumps, hidden kickers and glades - all without seeing another soul (or at least many).