Breckenridge boasts five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22 foot Superpipe, 11 bowls, North America’s highest chairlift and some of the country’s best High Alpine terrain. Situated above an authentic, vibrant mountain town, Breck offers numerous year-round outdoor activities and events, as well as more than 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, throughout its historic downtown.
 
Ski-In, Ski-Out Mountain Town
Breckenridge, affectionately known as ‘Breck’ to locals and visitors alike, offers a serious dose of High Alpine adventure, natural beauty and ski town charm. With an abundance of slopeside lodging accommodations, ski-to-town trails and the BreckConnect Gondola, the connection between mountain and town is seamless. It’s like the entire town of Breck is practically ski-in, ski-out. In town, visitors can roam one of Colorado’s largest historic districts, which is dotted with hundreds of shops, a creative culinary scene, bars offering innovative libations and venues, and a new and thriving arts district. Plus, revel with the locals at famed events like Ullr Fest, which takes place every January. Breck is more than just a destination to see, it’s a place to experience with a contagious energy that can be felt from the top of the mountain’s peaks down to the town’s historic streets.
 
Elevation, Elevation, Elevation!
Thanks to a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level, including the highest chairlift in North America – the Imperial Express, Breck is often blessed with plentiful snowfall and traditionally one of the longest ski seasons of any major resort in the country. Breck’s high elevation and cooler temperatures combine to provide ideal conditions for early season snowmaking and snowfall, and the perfect environment to capture and hold onto snow well into late-April. But Mother Nature and geography aren’t the only ones leading the snow charge for Breck – we continue to invest in snowmaking operations across the resort to provide a consistent snow base all winter long. In preparation for the 18-19 season we replaced more than 50 snowguns on Peak 9 with new, high-efficiency snowguns that are able to make more snow, more quickly, using less energy. Simply put, Breck is the place to be to kick off the winter season in November, and is the can’t-miss mountain destination in spring when powder days mix with bluebird days, and warmer weather lends itself to great goggle tans and après.
 
Five Peaks, Five Distinct Experiences
With five breathtaking peaks, each with their own identity and spirit, Breck offers enough diverse terrain to satisfy any level or mood. If High Alpine, intermediate bowl skiing is what you’re after – a rare find in North America, then Peak 6 won’t disappoint. The 2013 terrain expansion notched up the resort’s skiable acreage by 543 acres, and includes wide-open bowl trail bliss, which is well…simply blissful. Next door on Peak 7, is an intermediate skier’s paradise featuring rolling, groomed terrain, and gorgeous views best enjoyed from the resort’s newest slope-side eatery, Pioneer Crossing. Pro-tip: Try the famed Colorado lamb pie. Peak 8 is at the heart of Breck, offering something for everyone, and with our upgraded Colorado SuperChair – from a quad to a six-pack in 2014 – access from our primary base area has never been easier. Discover legendary terrain parks, sweeping bowls and the Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America, with access to powder loaded hike-to terrain adventure seekers will love. Peak 9 is one of the best places to learn to ski and ride, with designated family friendly learning zones for beginners and intermediates. It’s also the perfect place to make a pit stop at Ten Mile Station’s Candy Corner. Opened last season, find out what a sugar high feels like at more than 10,000 feet. Peak 10 is an expert’s paradise. Hop on the six-person Falcon SuperChair, upgraded in 2017, for a fast track to some of Breck’s expert terrain including groomed steeps, challenging moguls and technical tree chutes like The Burn.
 
Terrain with Altitude: Discover Breck’s High Alpine
Pioneered by locals and skied by legends, the High Alpine is Breck’s untamed wilderness. Towering above the town, Breck’s above-tree-line terrain spans across multiple peaks, 11 bowls and offers some of the best High Alpine skiing and riding in the country. Ride the Imperial Express, North America’s highest chairlift, and from the top traverse over and drop into Whale's Tail, which is often powder-loaded even several days after a snow cycle; or follow the boot pack and take a quick hike to nearly 13,000 feet above sea-level to Peak 8’s famed Lake Chutes. Feel your heart racing and adrenaline pumping as the views and the altitude literally take your breath away, as you stare down the face of some of the steepest in-bounds pitches in Colorado. At the center of the High Alpine action, Peak 7 features vast and expansive bowl terrain accessed by the T-Bar lift – practically a rite of passage at Breck, and by a mellow hike off Imperial. A local’s favorite, the High Alpine of Peak 7 offers up classic, steep runs like Y Chutes, CJ’s and Magic Carpet, and below that sits Ore Bucket, some of the best gladed terrain on the mountain. Peak 6, the newest area of terrain on the mountain that opened in 2013, is where advanced-intermediates can get their first taste of High Alpine adventure while experts can hike to Beyond Bowl, Serenity Bowl and The Six Senses where wide-open expanses, cliffs and technical chutes await. For a snow-sensory overload drop in on E.S.P. on powder days. If all this has you in a High Alpine state of mind, take your skills to new heights above tree-line with the new Breck Guides programs, and get a whole new perspective on the best terrain and hidden powder stashes so you can experience the mountain like the locals and legends.
 
Breck Guides: Elevate, Explore and Go Beyond to Experience Breck’s High Alpine in Whole New Way
With five distinct peaks to explore, some of the country’s best High Alpine terrain, and plenty of secret sweet spots, there’s no better way to experience it all than with a Breck Guide. Consider them the elites of our Ski and Snowboard School – guides who treat Breckenridge like its own subject matter and visitors like locals. For adventure seekers, there’s no better way to both experience the mountain and learn, with a focus that goes beyond skills and teaches the mountain itself. Broken down into three unique programs, you may find yourself kicking of the day with special access to Ski Patrol’s morning meeting, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how patrollers work with Breck’s unique weather patterns to manage terrain, and where to find the best snow based on recent conditions. Many of our Guides bring over a decade of Breck experience, eager to show off our hidden powder stashes, easy-to-miss glade runs and the best of our challenging High Alpine terrain. Along the way, they’ll happily offer tips and instruction to take your game to the next level, leaving you with the confidence to explore Breck’s terrain like never before and make the mountain your own.
 
Ullr Fest: Worship a Norse Snow God in Breck
For more than 50 years, Breckenridge has paid tribute to Ullr (rhymes with cooler), a Norse god known for his love of cold weather, snow and skiing. Every January a sea of more than 12,000 horned Viking hat adorned skiers and snowboarders flood Main Street to cheer on, or take part in the (unofficial) world’s longest shot ski. The fun continues as the Ullr Parade winds its way down Main Street packed with outrageous floats, like a moving ski jump with those aboard catching air, a gliding hot tub, and a Viking paddling his canoe down the route. During Ullr Fest the contagious energy consumes the mountain, where horned skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes. January is traditionally when Ullr blesses Breck with great snow, and an opportunity for guests to get more of the mountain to themselves following the holidays. The festival wraps up with more music, dancing, and the town’s biggest bonfire of the year. Ullr Fest Rocks Breckenridge Jan. 9-13, 2019.
 
Dew Tour Returns December 13-16, 2018
This year’s winter Dew Tour (presented by Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network) returns to Breck Dec. 13-16, 2018, and will mark the 11th anniversary of the event being held at the resort. The four-day event includes the world’s best male and female skiers and snowboarders competing in individual Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions, Dew Tour’s signature Team Challenge and Streetstyle competitions and a calendar of fan-based activities. Past competitors include Olympic gold medalist and Dew Tour champions Chloe Kim (USA), Nick Goepper (USA), Shaun White (USA), Red Gerard (USA), Gus Kenworthy (USA), Dara Howell (CAN) and others from around the world.  The Dew Tour competitions and festival are FREE and open to the public.
 
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