"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

    Main Street Breckenridge town shops bars restaurants   Peak 6 Breckenridge skiing the chutes in the powder snow
    • Breckenridge is a picturesque, down to earth, mountain town with boutique shops, bars, restaurants & coffee shops, lining historic Main Street.
    • The addition of Peak 6 has increased the size of Breckenridge ski resort significantly & now offers even more skiing for each ability level.
    Breckenridge resort ski in ski out accommodation at peak 8   Breckenridge ski resort in America gondola connecting town to peak 7 and peak 8 ski school
    • Many of the ski runs come right down into town, so there is lots of ski in, ski out accommodation & everything is nearby.
    •  The gondola connects the peak 8 base area, with a stop at the peak 7 base area and then goes down into town.
    Breckenridge family ski holiday enjoying the historic town   Childrens ski school in Breckenridge at peak 8 peak 9 or Beaver Run
    • Peak 9 base area is located at one end of Main Street, making it a convenient place to access the skiing, as well as restaurants for apres ski or dinner.
    • There are ski schools at Peak 8, Beaver Run & Peak 9 base areas, so wherever you're staying, there's a ski school nearby, to learn to ski or improve your technique.


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      What's new

      Breckenridge ski resort what's new?

        Face masks to be worn skiing on your USA ski holiday   Where to take children skiing Breckenridge ski resort Colorado The States
        • 2019 / 2020 new guest services at Peak 8 base area, at the top of the gondola.
        • New children's ski & ride school, childcare & lift ticket office, plus ski & snowboard rental shop.
        Beginner intermediate pistes in Breckenridge groomed ski runs   Breckenridge ski resort Candy Corner in Ten Mile Station for kids
        • For 2018 / 2019 ski season skiers & snowboarders in Breckenridge can ask "EMMA" epic mountain assistant all about their skiing experience. 
        • Get real time information on snow conditions, grooming, lift queues, parking & recommendations on restaurants, ski rental & lessons.
        • New for 17/18, Breckenridge's 10 mile station goes "Willy Wonka", adding the new Candy Corner with chocolates & sweets, plus Peak 7's Pioneer Crossing is adding crepes to their breakfast menu.
        Powder skiing in Breckenridge ski resort deep snow on peak 6   Skiing snowboarding in Breckenridge ski resort Colorado
        • 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.


        Breckenridge ski resort piste classification


        Breckenridge ski resort terrain description

        Breckenridge ski resort in Colorado USA   Breckenridge ski resort new peak 6 overlook skiing with friends

        Breckenridge has 187 runs:

        • 11% beginner
        • 31% intermediate
        • 24% advanced
        • 34% expert
        • Longest run in Breckenridge: 4 O'clock, 3.5 miles
        • Terrain Parks: 4
        • Breckenridge has 5 mountain peaks, with a variety of terrain for every skill level:
        • Peak 6 is the newest addition, peak 7 is an intermediate's paradise, peak 8 has something for everyone including the highest chairlift in North America & advanced bowls, peak 9 is at one end of town & has green up to double black runs, peak 10 is mostly advanced & expert runs.
        Family ski lessons in Breckenridge ski resort learn to ski   Family ski trip to Breckenridge America kids skiing
        • Breckenridge ski resort has some of the best runs for learning to ski anywhere.
        • Skiers & snowboarders will find many beginner pistes on peak 9 & Peak 8, including part of the 3.5 mile Four O' Clock run, which is the longest run in Breckenridge ski resort.
        • Breckenridge has 3 ski school meeting places, at peak 8 base area, peak 9 base area & at Beaver Run.
        • Learn to ski in Breck with private, semi-private or group lessons for kids & adults alike or take a lesson to improve your skills on harder terrain, moguls or in the trees.
        Breckenridge terrain pistes for all abilities   Beginner intermediate groomed ski runs in Breckenridge
        • Intermediate skiers & riders love Peak 7 at Breckenridge ski resort, with its blue runs with fantastic cruisy terrain.
        • Claimjumper is one of our favourite blue runs, leading from peak 7 to peak 8 & from there you can ski Northstar and Crescendo blue runs on peak 8.
        • On Peak 9 there are over 10 intermediate blue pistes, so you can take the lifts 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.
        Breckenridge powder skiing in the deep fresh snow tracks   Whats the skiing like in Breckenridge resort Colorado
        • Advanced skiers can take the T-Bar up to Pika, Ptarmigan, White Crown & Forget-Me-Not & 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 snowboarding in Breckenridge jumping the Whales Tail Cornice on peak 8   Skiing the powder at Breckenridge ski resort USA
        • For experts Peak 7 at Breckenridge ski resort offers incredible, steep, hike-to terrain, above treeline with a 45-degree pitch.
        • On Peak 8 in Breckenridge ski resort, experienced skiers and snowboarders will love the black & double black diamond runs, along with brilliant alpine views, from Horseshoe Bowl (with lift access).
        • If you don't mind earning your turns (!), 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. 
        • Ski or ride the epic Imperial Bowl at 12,998 ft via the highest lift in North America, the Imperial superchair.
        • If skiing the trees is your thing, Peak 9 has some fabulous double black level tree skiing, off E chair.
        • The South Side of Peak 10 offers you double diamond large moguls, hidden kickers and glades of trees.
        • Then at the top of peak 6 there's a hikeable ridgeline, which leads to chutes, steeps & technical terrain.
        Terrain Park in Breckenridge ski resort USA    
        • Breck has 4 award winning terrain parks & an 18 foot halfpipe.
        • Progress from the easier parks to perfecting your tricks on more advanced jumps, rails & boxes.

        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


          Breckenridge ski resort snowfall & elevation

          Breckenridge ski trip lifts in Breck ski resort   How many lifts are there in Breckenridge ski resort

          Breckenridge has 34 lifts:

          • 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 average annual snowfall: 353 inches / 889 cm
          • See Breckenridge snow report
          • 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 

            Breckenridge slopeside bar for apres ski drinks beers cocktails with friends   Breckenridge family skiing holiday apres ski hot chocolate with the kids
            • Breckenridge is known for its casual, but lively apres ski, so relax with a beer or cocktail at one of the slopeside bars in the sunshine.
            • Take the kids for extra large hot chocolates & share stories about which ski runs you conquered & your spectacular falls!
            Nightclubs in Breckenridge The liquid Lounge dance club & bar   Recommended bars in Breckenridge town RMU
            • Breck town is famous for its varied nightlife & with its restaurant, bar & club scene, you can party into the early morning hours.
            • From micro brews at the Breckenridge Brewery, to chic wine tasting, happening music at Cecilias dance club & martini bar to casual chillin' at the Liquid Lounge.
            Recommended restaurants in Breckenridge ski resort for food drinks   Snow ski holidays in Breckenridge with friends historic town
            • 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.
            • Eric's family sports bar & arcade with casual burgers & pizza is ideal for families with children.
            • Browse the many boutique shops along Breckenridge's historic Main Street.
            • Stop in at one of the independent coffee shops for a well deserved espresso drink or hot chocolate & pastries, after a hard day's skiing!
            Restaurant recommendations in Breckenrige ski resort Ember   Romantic ski holidays in Colorado for couples drinks

            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 2020.
            • "Blue Moose in town for awesome breakfast. Vista Haus for lovely burrito bowls" Kate UK.
            • "Briar Rose, Aurum, Hearthstone and FlipSide are all good" Jon. 
            • "Flipside - great burgers, Canteen - lovely choice & great food (fab steak), Kenosha - good family meal.
            • The Brewery - good atmosphere, simple food. Zoe UK.
            • "Blue Moose" Cheryl UK.
            • "Doma1898 excellent upscale restaurant, great food and wine list." Elizabeth Australia. 


            Breckenridge activities & events

              Winter activities in Breckenridge dog sled rides   Winter non-skiing activities in Breckenridge Colorado Snowbiling
              • Ready for some excitement? Take a dog sled ride through the beautiful mountains.
              • Snowmobiling is a fantastic, fun winter activity for your ski holiday in Breckenridge.
              Snow tubing family friendly activity in Breckenridge at the Frisco Adventure Park   Breckenridge sleigh rides winter activity for your family ski trip
              • "Snow tubes at Frisco adventure park are fantastic fun for a break from skiing" Zoe UK.
              • Take a serene sleigh ride through the stunning mountain scenery.
              Winter events in Breckenridge snow sculpture championships   Breckenridge nightlife concert for snow dance
              • Take a look at what the experts can create, at the snow sculpture championships winter event in Breckenridge.
              • Revel in live music at the Snow dance festival in Breckenridge outdoor concert.
              Breckenridge winter events Ullrfest shot ski party   Christmas New Year celebrations in Breckenridge with fireworks
              • Vying for the world record for the longest shot ski, watch or participate in this Ullrfest party!
              • Celebrate the Christmas & New Year holidays in Breckenridge with fireworks over the ski runs.


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