Breckenridge Ski Resort receives an average of 300 inches of snow annually. Because the base begins at 9,600 feet, the resort enjoys a ski season that lasts for six months. There are over 2,200 acres of skiing and riding, with the longest ski run, Four O'Clock, being 3.5 miles. The slopes here rise 3,398 vertical feet.
2012-2013 Ski Season - November 9 - April 14
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Lifts: 30 Total
- 2 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
- 7 high-speed quad lifts
- 1 triple lift
- 6 double lifts
- 1 8-passenger gondola
- 4 surface lifts
- 9 carpet lifts
Lift Capacity: 37,880 people per hour
Operating Since: December 16, 1961
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2358 acres / 954 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29% of total terrain)
Bowls: 772 acres / 312 hectares
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
Currently, there are 30 lifts that carry guests to 155 trails. One lift, the Imperial Express SuperChair, is the highest chairlift in North America, reaching amazing bowl skiing and topping out at 12,840 feet.
The Breckenridge ski area features four main peaks and there are runs for all abilities and levels of expertise here. Peak 7 has gentle runs perfect for a family or beginners. Intermediate terrain is also available and if you're looking for bowl skiing, it can be found above the treeline on Peak 7.
Peak 8 has runs for expert, intermediate and beginners. The T-bar, above the chairlifts, guides skiers and snowboarders to Horseshoe Bowl. On the other side of Horseshoe Bowl are expert level tree and bump runs.
The BreckConnect gondola is fairly new, it opened in January of 2007. It starts at the Breckenridge Transportation Center, and has terminals at both the Peak 7 and Peak 8 base areas, as well as a mid-station located in the Shock Hill Neighborhood. It provides transportation for skiers, riders and visitors between the town and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Skiers and snowboarders can bring their gear inside the 8-passenger cabins so they don’t have to mount them outside. The scenic ride travels through Cucumber Gulch, a wildlife habitat area, on it’s way to the ski area.
Peak 9 is home to the Breckenridge Ski Resort's primary base area, with several apres ski locations within close proximity. The lower slopes offer better terrain for beginners while the upper slopes offer bumps, jumps and chutes for expert skiiers.
On Peak 10 you'll find the most consistently steep terrain and long mogul runs.
Professionally trained ski instructors are widely available for both private or group lessons. Contact our concierge if you would like help setting up a lesson.