2016 – 2017 Winter Breckenridge Fast Facts
 
Resort Contact:
Kristen Petitt Stewart
Sr. Communications Manager
970-453-3210 (phone)
kpetitt@vailresorts.com

Ashley L. Smith
Sr. Communications Specialist
970-496-7402 (phone)
alsmith@vailresorts.com

Mailing Address:
Breckenridge Ski Resort
P.O. Box 1058
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Dates and Hours:
Ski Season: Nov. 11, 2016 - April 23, 2017
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during early season.
8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. during regular season.

Location & transportation– Breckenridge sits two hours west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 2.5 hours northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). From Denver, visitors drive 98 miles (159 km) west via I-70, then take exit 203 (Highway 9) south nine miles to Breckenridge. From Colorado Springs, visitors drive 110 miles (178 km) west through South Park and over Hoosier Pass, or via I-25 to C-470 to I-70.

High altitude precautions– The elevation can affect people in different ways. Visitors should be aware of the effects of altitude and make sure to always wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention.

Elevations:
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft.
Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft.
Vertical Rise: 3,398 ft.

Snow:

Snowmaking: 600 acres
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 355 inches

Acreage:

Total Skiable Area: 2,908 acres

Trail Classification
(Total Mountain Acreage):
34% Expert
24%Advanced
31% Intermediate
11% Beginner
Conventional Trails: 187                                                                        
Longest Run: Four O'Clock at 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Terrain Parks: 4
Halfpipes: 1
Bowls: 1,061 acres

Lifts:

Lifts: 34 Total
1 8-passenger gondola
6 high-speed quad lifts 
4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs 
1 Fixed Quad (Zendo)
1 triple lift
6 double lifts
4 Surface Lifts
11 Conveyors (carpets)

46800 pph with surface and carpets

Climate (Temperatures in Fahrenheit):
Winter Temperatures: 28 degrees daytime, 15 degrees nighttime
Summer Temperatures: 70-80 degrees daytime, 50 degrees nighttime

Town of Breckenridge:
Population
Breckenridge: 3,182
Summit County: 23,548


Town Size:
* 7 miles long, 2 miles wide, 5.3 square miles
* 2,200 developed acres /1,100 undeveloped acres
* 30% open space (Town also has interest in 1,200 acres of open space outside town limits)
* 400 acres of parks, historic sites and recreation areas


Need more statistics?
For more information about Breckenridge government, employment, economic indicators, education and more, visit www.townofbreckenridge.com.
 
08 March 2016

Vail Resorts Announces Return of Best Value in Colorado Family Skiing for 2016-2017 – Epic SchoolKids Combined with the Epic Local Pass

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — March 8, 2016 — Epic SchoolKids will return this year giving Colorado elementary school-aged children 16 free ski or snowboard days in total - four days each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone for the 2016-2017 season.
31 January 2016

SNOW ALERT: Breckenridge, Colorado – Jan. 31, 2016

Breckenridge Ski Resort received 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours and more is forecasted tonight into tomorrow! The storm has been talked about all week and folks enjoyed the snow all across the state of Colorado today. Anywhere up to another foot of snow is expected in the coming 36 hours. 
16 January 2016

SNOW ALERT - Breckenridge Receives a Foot of Snow Thanks To Ullr Fest

Breckenridge, Colo. - Jan. 16, 2016 - Breck received a foot of new snow while celebrating the annual Ullr Fest event which pays tribute to the Norse God of Snow, Ullr. 
23 December 2015

A Very White Christmas in Breck!

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The snow is piling up at Breckenridge Ski Resort just days before Christmas with a 12 inch storm blanketing the mountain on Wednesday, Dec. 23. All five peaks are open and conditions are fantastic. Visit Breckenridge.com for the latest terrain information, grooming reports and more. 
19 December 2015

All of Breck’s 5 Peaks Now Open!

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - The gifts keep coming for those heading to Breckenridge Ski Resort this holiday season, with all five of its iconic peaks now open! Breck’s Peak 10 opened this morning, and Peak 6 opened Friday, including its signature run, Bliss – a high-alpine, intermediate bowl run. 
02 December 2015

Breckenridge Terrain Update: Peak 7 to Open This Weekend

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Breckenridge Ski Resort is pleased to announce another round of terrain openings, just in time for the weekend. Peak 7 and the Independence SuperChair will open for the season on Friday, Dec. 4, with access to six trails on 74 acres, along with all base area services.
28 November 2015

Disabled Sports USA to Host Wounded Warriors, Boston Marathon Survivors and U.S. Paralympians at The Hartford Ski Spectacular

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) will host the 28th annual
The Hartford Ski Spectacular Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 at Beaver Run Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort,
Breckenridge, Colo.  
20 November 2015

DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED ATHLETES FOR BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO EVENT

Burr Ridge, Ill. – November 20, 2015 – The Dew Tour will return to Breckenridge Ski Resort, in Breckenridge, Colo., December 10-13, for a four-day event featuring many of the world’s best international snowboard and freeski athletes. 
19 November 2015

Breckenridge Opens Peak 9, New Terrain This Week

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Nov. 19, 2015 – Breckenridge Ski Resort is set to open additional terrain and chairlifts this week thanks to Mother Nature’s snowfall and continued ideal snowmaking conditions. Starting today, the Rocky Mountain SuperChair on Peak 8 will operate providing easy access to Claimjumper and Northstar trails. Peak 9 officially opens Nov. 21 when the Quicksilver SuperChair, Snowflake, and Peak8 SuperConnect start turning, accessing a total of 240 acres for skiers and snowboarders across two peaks.
13 November 2015

Breckenridge Ski Resort Now Open

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — No superstitions, just super conditions for Breckenridge Ski Resort’s opening day today, Friday the 13th. Lifts are now turning at one of America’s most popular ski resorts; the strong combination of a foot of snow over the past week, Breck’s snowmaking and blue bird skies made for perfect conditions for opening day.