"The Perfect Mountain Town"

  • Highest chairlift in North America
  • Historic mountain town
  • Wide variety of shops, nightlife & attractions
  • 2 hours to Denver International Airport

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Breckenridge ski resort summary

Breckenridge is a picturesque mountain town with boutique shops, bars, restaurants & coffee shops lining historic Main Street. Everything in Breckenridge is close by, with many of the ski runs coming right down into town & great free buses making it very easy to get around.  The addition of Peak 6 has increased the size of Breckenridge ski resort significantly & now offers more skiing for each ability level.

  • Peak 9 base area is located at one end of Main Street making it a convenient place to access the skiing, ski school & many restaurants for apres ski or dinner. 
  • The gondola connects the peak 8 base area with a stop at the peak 7 base area and then goes down into town.

Breckenridge ski resort what's new?

  • 2020 / 2021 covid 19 capacity caps, new reservation system, social distancing, face coverings required. For full details see: What's happening in Breckenridge this year for 2020 / 2021 ski season?
  • 2019 / 2020 new guest services at Peak 8 base area with new children's ski & ride school, childcare & lift ticket office & ski & snowboard rental shop.
  • For 2018 / 2019 ski season skiers & snowboarders in Breckenridge can ask "EMMA" epic mountain assistant all about their skiing experience - the world's first digital mountain assistant giving guests real time information on snow conditions, grooming, lift queues, parking to recommendations on restaurants, ski rental & lessons.
  • 2017 / 2018 Falcon Superchair replaced with a high speed 6 person lift on peak 10, see video of the new lift here.
  • New for 17/18, Breckenridge's 10 mile station goes "Willy Wonka", adding the new Candy Cabin with chocolates & sweets, plus Peak 7's Pioneer Crossing is adding crepes to their breakfast menu.
  • The Peak 6 expansion Breckenridge is a 543-acre ski expansion that includes two new chairlifts & has increased Breck’s skiable terrain by 23%.
  • Includes 10 new cut ski runs & 3 new bowls, new intermediate bowl skiing, new high-speed 6 person chairlift & a fixed-grip chairlift. Terrain also accessed from lifts midway up Peak 7 and new trail from top of Peak 8. Read more on Breckenridge Peak 6 expansion.


Breckenridge ski resort piste classification

  • 187 runs
  • 11% beginner
  • 31% intermediate
  • 24% advanced
  • 34% expert
  • Longest run: 4 o'clock, 3.5 miles
  • Terrain Parks: 4

Breckenridge ski resort terrain description

Beginner 11%:

Breckenridge ski resort has some of the best runs for learners anywhere. Skiers & snowboarders will find many beginner pistes just off Chair number 7 on Peak 8, including part of the 3.5 mile Four O' Clock run, which is the longest run in Breckenridge ski resort.

Intermediate 31%:

Intermediate skiers & riders love Peak 7 at Breckenridge ski resort. Peak 7 has 7 blue runs with fantastic cruisy terrain, which you get to via the Independence Super Chair 6 pack. Claimjumper is one of the local's favourite blue runs, located on Peak 8 plus Northstar and Crescendo are also very popular. Two fast SuperChairs on Peak 9 give easy access to over 10 intermediate pistes, so you can take the lift up and ski down on Peak 9 run after run. The newest peak 6 has wonderful wide open powder bowls, plus gladed runs through the  beautiful scenery, ideal for intermediate skiers & riders.

Advanced 24%:

Duke's Run on Peak 8 at Breckenridge ski resort has both bumps & groomed runs, so you can alternate if your legs get tired after those tricky bumps. You can take the T-Bar to get to Pika, Ptarmigan, White Crown & Forget-Me-Not and enjoy wide-open bowls with amazing mountain views. Peerless on Peak 9 can really teach you how to ski the moguls, while those who are already confident on bumps will love the runs off 6-Chair, especially if there's some deep powder. Take the Falcon SuperChair on Breckenridge ski resorts' Peak 10 to get to advanced intermediate groomed runs, steep & deep mogul runs, & the legendary tree runs of The Burn. You can also try some of the trees on peak 6, starting with the wider glades, progressing to the tighter stands of trees.

Expert 34%:

Peak 7 at Breckenridge ski resort offers incredible, steep terrain above treeline with a 45-degree pitch. On Peak 8 in Breckenridge ski resort, the experienced skiers and snowboarders will experience brilliant alpine views from Horseshoe Bowl (with lift access) or Imperial Bowl at 12,998 ft via the new highest lift in North America the Imperial superchair. If you don't mind working for your runs, you can hike to Lake Chutes for a 55 degree pitch (extreme double black terrain), between 10 & 80 feet of cornice, rocks to jump & of course, fresh tracks. If skiing in the trees is your thing, Peak 9 has some fabulous tree skiing. The Windows is a relatively simple hike (usually between 10 to 20 minutes depending on how fast you go) - get to it from the Patrol Hut at the top of Peak 9. The South Side of Peak 10 offers you large moguls, hidden kickers and glades of trees. Then there's the newer peak 6 with hikeable ridgeline leading to chutes, steeps & technical terrain.

Piste Map

Breckenridge ski resort piste map

 Trail map Breckenridge ski resort Colorado USA

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Lifts / Snowfall / Elevation

Breckenridge ski resort lifts

  • 34 total
  • 5 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
  • 5 high-speed quad lifts
  • 1 fixed quad
  • 1 triple lift
  • 6 double lifts
  • 1 8-passenger gondola
  • 4 surface lifts
  • 11 carpet lifts

Breckenridge ski resort snowfall

Breckenridge ski resort elevation

  • Base Elevation: 9600 ft/2926 m
  • Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft/3963 m
  • Vertical Rise: 3398 ft/1036 m

Apres Ski

Breckenridge ski resort apres ski & activities

  • Breck is famous for its nightlife & you can party into the early morning hours.
  • The restaurant, bar & club scene offers everthing you could wish for from micro breweries at the Breckenridge Brewery to chic wine tasting, happening music at Celias dance club & martini bar to casual chillin' at the Liquid Lounge.
  • Restaurants for every taste are mostly located on or just off Main Street in Breck. Modis is a favourite of ours on Main Street or try Ember with its eclectic menu.
  • Browse the many boutique shops along Breckenridge's Main Street or stop in at one of the independent coffee shops for a well deserved hot chocolate & pastries.

Recommended Breckenridge restaurants which Chalets USA have been to:

  • Blue River Bistro 
  • Modis for contemporary dining
  • Ember for trendy / eclectic dining
  • Swiss Haven for fondue
  • Hearthstone for traditional dining
  • Breckenridge brewery for burgers & of course great beer
  • Eric's for cheap & cheerful pizza with family atmosphere
  • Blue Moose for breakfast

Restaurants in Breckenridge recommended by Chalets USA clients:

  • "Aurum Restaurant was a highlight - fantastic food and service" James March 2020
  • "Blue Moose in town for awesome breakfast. Vista Haus for lovely burrito bowls" Kate April 2019
  • "Briar Rose, Aurum, Hearthstone and FlipSide are all good" - Jon April 2019
  • "Flipside - great burgers, Canteen - lovely choice & great food (fab steak), Kenosha - good family meal
    The Brewery - good atmosphere, simple food. Snow tubes @ Frisco adventure park - fantastic fun for a break from skiing" Zoe 2018
  • "Blue Moose" - Cheryl Jan 2017
  • "Doma1898 excellent upscale restaurant, great food and wine list" - Elizabeth Aus Dec 2017

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