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Breckenridge Skiing

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Season Start/End: 11/09/2018 - 04/21/2019
Elevation
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9600ft - 12998ft
Trails
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10%|19%| 29%| 22%
Lifts
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34
Lift Tickets
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N/A
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Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s most visited ski resorts and ski towns, located approximately 100 miles west of the Denver International Airport and 80 miles west of downtown Denver.

Skiers and riders of all skill levels have five peaks and 2,908 acres of skiable terrain to explore. A towering summit elevation of 12,998 feet is the jumping off point for Breck’s impressive 3,398 feet of vertical drop. Breckenridge is home to four award-winning terrain parks and a 22-foot superpipe. Fuel your alpine adventures at one of Breckenridge’s 11 on-mountain restaurants or stroll Breckenridge’s downtown historic district (the largest in Colorado), and peruse a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants.

Numerous slopeside lodging options offer easy ski-in/ski-out access to the resort’s 187 trails. Need to take a break from the steep and deep? The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge is an exciting way to see the mountain while cruising 2,500 feet through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. 

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Situated along the Tenmile Range in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge has four distinct base areas and a total of 2,908 acres of skiable terrain for all abilities.

Corduroy lovers, beginners and families will feel right at home at Breck with multiple areas to explore. For cruising on perfectly manicured groomers, aim your skis toward Peak 7 where you’ll find only blue runs. Serviced by the Independence SuperChair, Peak 7 has limitless options for intermediate skiers and riders. Skirt the northern most boundary of the resort on Monte Cristo or rip fast laps on Pioneer. Whether you want to be mellow or work on your GS turns, this is the place for you. 

Breck is also known for its four terrain parks and 22-foot half pipe, and despite its expansive grooming, is home to some epic steeps. 

On a bluebird powder day, skiers and riders should head up to Horseshoe Bowl, North Bowl and Whale’s Tail on the Imperial Express Super Chair, the highest chairlift in North America. Here you will find wide-open, double-diamond powder skiing. If steeps are your thing, head left from the top of the chair and work Easy Street and the rest of the Lake Chutes. You can also access this area via the T-Bar on Peak 7.

Because the area is above tree line, visibility can be compromised during snowstorms. If that's is the case, Breck’s tree runs off the back of Peak 9 and E-Chair are a good alternative. For the experienced and fit, there is excellent hike-to, inbounds terrain off the top of E-Chair. Once the bowls get tracked out, head over to the Falcon Chair and ski The Burn or the countless black diamond runs that Peak 10 has to offer. 

 

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Breakfast 

Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House
 
A cute little respite on Main Street in the center of town, Clint’s is a go-to for coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches on your way to the slopes. Sit down and check your email or take it to go and enjoy breakfast on the gondola.
 
131 S Main St
 
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Columbine Café
 
For a more substantial start to your ski day, head to the Columbine Café, tucked in an alcove just off of Main Street. Expect large portions of home style breakfast favorites, but go early if you don’t want to wait.
 
109 S Main St
 
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Lunch

Seven’s
 
If you’re looking for a quick midday bite on the slopes, ski by Seven’s quick service window located in the Grand Lodge at the base of Peak Seven—you don’t even have to take off your skis. If you’re not in a rush, go inside and enjoy wood-fired pizza, salads and soups at a more leisurely pace.
 
1979 Ski Hill Rd

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Breckenridge Brewery

A trip to Breckenridge would not be complete without a stop at the Breckenridge Brewery to sample some of its handcrafted, small batch beers. Enjoy an Avalanche Ale and a Brewhouse Burger while taking in the sweeping views of the mountain. 

600 South Main Street 

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Dinner

Relish

Chef/Owner Matt Fackler’s Colorado-inspired cuisine served at the aptly named Relish is a culinary gem, treating diners to an array of seasonal flavors. While this is dining at its finest, the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting and its second story location offers diners stunning views of the ski resort.

137 South Main Street 

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Hearthstone Restaurant

Situated on Ridge Street overlooking the town and the resort, Hearthstone’s elegant yet cozy Victorian ambiance has been drawing diners in for over 20 years. Featuring hand-cut steaks, wild game and seafood as well as an extensive wine list, Hearthstone is an exceptional dining experience. 

130 S Ridge St

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Giampietro’s

Brothers Todd and Ken Nelson serve up the best pizza and calzones around. Enjoy a glass of wine in their cozy red- and white-checkered tablecloth-adorned dining room or take a pie back to your condo—either way, you won’t be disappointed.  

100 N. main St #212

Breckenridge, Co 80424 

My Thai

For authentic Thai recipes in a casual environment, head to My Thai on South Main Street. Offering a kids menu as well as vegetarian and vegan options, My Thai is a refreshing and delicious choice for an easy dinner.

500 S. Main St

Breckenridge, CO 80424 

Après

T-Bar

Opened in 2012, the T-Bar located at the base of Peak 8 in One Ski Hill Place, is the perfect spot to regroup after a day on the mountain. With 40 beers on tap, après food specials and access to the BreckConnect gondola to town, you can end your day or start your night at the T-Bar. 

1521 Ski Hill Road

Breckenridge, CO 80424 

Mi Casa

Nothing hits the spot after a day on the hill like Mi Casa’s famous Mango Duck Quesadillas and a margarita. Mi Casa’s festive atmosphere and authentic Mexican flavors are a favorite of locals as well as visitors alike.   

600 S. Park Avenue

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Nightlife

Cecilia’s

Cecilia’s is an institution among revelers in Breckenridge. If you want to ditch your ski boots for your dancing shoes, this is the place to go. A martini bar, nightly drink specials, DJ’s and special events keep Cecilia’s rocking seven nights a week.

520 South Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Three20South

Past visitors to Breckenridge may remember it as Sherpa & Yeti’s, but the new owners of Three20South have kicked it up a notch with an updated stage, sound and lighting, making it the perfect venue to see live music from hip hop to jazz, reggae to bluegrass and more. 

320 South Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

 

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Peak 6

They don’t call it “Serenity Bowl” for nothing. From the top of the super chair, hike about 10 minutes to the 12,573-foot Peak 6 summit, head skier’s right, and drop in. With boot-deep powder and a wide-open bowl, it feels like backcountry, but with regular ski patrol avalanche control, it’s safer.

Peak 7

Breck’s newest on-mountain dining experience, Pioneer Crossing draws inspiration from the spirit of the west.

Come to Peak 7 to enjoy homey campfire menu items made from high-quality ingredients. You’ll find the best views on the mountain gazing through Pioneer Crossing’s large panoramic windows. With thoughtful dining options and more made-from-scratch concepts, the elevated dining experience will invite guests to come back time and time again. 

Peak 8

What isn’t there to love about Peak 8? First, there’s the Imperial Express, the highest elevation chairlift in North America (which delivers you to some of the resort’s best terrain, by the way). Then there’s the T-Bar, a buzzing watering hole with extensive beer, wine, and cocktail choices. There’s also the outdoor stage that comes out in the spring and hosts live music, and, finally, there’s Freeway, where you might catch Shaun White practicing on the four massive jumps, myriad rails and boxes or the 22-foot Superpipe.

Peak 9

Chances are, you’re no Olympian, but that doesn’t mean you can’t push your own limits. This season you can race on the EpicMix race course. Race yourself, your friends, or even four-time overall World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Lindsey Vonn. Find the EpicMix Race Course on Peak 9: from the Beaver Run Superchair, ride Sundown to the race location.

Peak 10

Challenge yourself on some of Breck’s toughest terrain. This expert-only outpost is a favorite for those who prefer double black diamonds. Ride the speedy Falcon SuperChair and spin laps until your legs feel like they’re going to fall off.

 

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Elevation

  • 12998ft
    Summit
  • 3398ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 9600ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 5
  • 6
  • 0
  • 1
  • 6
  • 15
  • 34
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    10%

  • Intermediate Runs

    19%

  • Advanced Runs

    29%

  • Expert Runs

    22%

  • Runs

    187

  • Terrain Parks

    4

  • Longest Run

    3.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2908 ac


  • Snow Making

    600 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/09/2018
  • Days Open Last Year: 182
  • Projected Closing: 04/21/2019
  • Projected Days Open: 163
  • Years Open: 57
  • Average Snowfall: 300"

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One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort
1521 Ski Hill Road Breckenridge, 80424
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Winter Exterior
505 South Main Street Breckenridge, 80424
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Grand Timber Lodge
75 Snowflake Drive Breckenridge, 80424
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Breckenridge - This pic was from yesterday (Saturday) at Breck off the T-Bar! Long lines at the T-Bat but Perfect Knee deep snow!!!  - © iujmshb’s iPhone
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Breckenridge Reviews

  • Stephen Janisch

    • 2
    19th July 2018

    Full review

      Breckenridge was the most disappointing experience I've had at a ski resort. We have skied at many places in the western mountains,...
     
  • mpitts.us

    • 1
    22nd April 2018

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      Breckenridge is the 1st or 2nd most visted ski area in the US depending on who you ask. Why? I HAVE ZERO...
     
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